Barbara Roden

The Ashcroft pool doesn’t open until May 22, but it’s open now for people to purchase passes and register for lessons. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Basketball and DodgeBow sessions coming to the Ashcroft HUB

The HUB will also be holding drop-in activities for senioes every Monday starting May 31

The Ashcroft pool doesn’t open until May 22, but it’s open now for people to purchase passes and register for lessons. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Cache Creek councillor Annette Pittman, mayor Santo Talarico, and councillors Wendy Coomber and Sue Peters at a budget meeting, May 7, 2021. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Cache Creek budget bylaws pass with one councillor opposed

Annette Pittman cites several reasons for voting against 30% tax increase and pool closure

(from l) Cache Creek councillor Annette Pittman, mayor Santo Talarico, and councillors Wendy Coomber and Sue Peters at a budget meeting, May 7, 2021. (Photo credit: Facebook)
James Chase (l) and Joan Henderson of The Equality Project in front of new refrigeration equipment the organization received last year. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)

Equality Project hopes to get growing with a community garden

Organization is also looking for volunteers to help out at its Stage Road clubhouse

James Chase (l) and Joan Henderson of The Equality Project in front of new refrigeration equipment the organization received last year. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)
‘Fun at Papa’s House’ by Jayme Hiller was one of the entries in the 2020 Loon Lake calendar photo contest. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)

Loon Lake calendar photo contest back for a second year

Best pictures of the lake, its people, and its wildlife will feature in 2022 fundraising calendar

‘Fun at Papa’s House’ by Jayme Hiller was one of the entries in the 2020 Loon Lake calendar photo contest. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)
Beneath a watchful eye, troops and guests mass in Moscow’s Red Square for the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2021. I was there (sort of) thanks to the wonders of technology. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Oh, the places you’ll go!

What was science fiction until recently now allows us all to be armchair travellers

Beneath a watchful eye, troops and guests mass in Moscow’s Red Square for the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2021. I was there (sort of) thanks to the wonders of technology. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Dan Cumming (l, with Lisa Colwell, LPN) was one of 1,918 people who received their first COVID-19 vaccine at a community clinic in Ashcroft in early May. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Vaccine clinics in Ashcroft, Clinton administered 2,664 first doses

Residents over the age of 18 are still eligible to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine

Dan Cumming (l, with Lisa Colwell, LPN) was one of 1,918 people who received their first COVID-19 vaccine at a community clinic in Ashcroft in early May. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Do you have a black, new model Lincoln town car like this one? It’s one of several vehicles wanted for a feature film shooting soon in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Your car could be a star in feaure film shooting in Kamloops

Production company looking for several vehicles for use in a film being shot soon in Kamloops

Do you have a black, new model Lincoln town car like this one? It’s one of several vehicles wanted for a feature film shooting soon in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Amy Newman follows the route of the Cariboo Waggon Road — now Highway 97 — through Clinton. (Photo credit: New Pathways to Gold Society)

Grant received for Cariboo Waggon Road restoration project north of Clinton

New Pathways to Gold hopes to start work this summer on restoring sections of historic road

Amy Newman follows the route of the Cariboo Waggon Road — now Highway 97 — through Clinton. (Photo credit: New Pathways to Gold Society)
Chevy stranded on a ledge above a rocky canyon at Mimi Falls near Logan Lake, April 28, 2021. (Photo credit: Margot Wikjord)

Police officer and fire chief team up in risky rescue of stranded dog near Logan Lake

Chevy, a rescue dog, needed rescuing again after getting stuck on a ledge above rocky canyon

Chevy stranded on a ledge above a rocky canyon at Mimi Falls near Logan Lake, April 28, 2021. (Photo credit: Margot Wikjord)
Ashcroft Library branch head Deanna Porter with some of the items in the library’s book sale, which runs through mid-June and will clear some space on the shelves in advance of aplanned refurbishment of the library interior. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Library sale features books, magazines, DVDs, and more

Branch is looking to clear out items in advance of a refurbishment later this year

Ashcroft Library branch head Deanna Porter with some of the items in the library’s book sale, which runs through mid-June and will clear some space on the shelves in advance of aplanned refurbishment of the library interior. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Loon Lake artist Susanne Kavalec has created “We (heart) Loon Lake” signs, and will also make custom signs for anyone who would like them personalized, or with the name of another community. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Ashcroft residents can have input on village’s burning bylaw

Plus a clean-up day in Cache Creek, customized signs from a Loon Lake artist, and more

Loon Lake artist Susanne Kavalec has created “We (heart) Loon Lake” signs, and will also make custom signs for anyone who would like them personalized, or with the name of another community. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Ashcroft resident Dan Cumming (l) receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Interior Health’s Lisa Colwell, LPN, at the community vaccination clinic in Ashcroft on May 3. The clinic — which ran from April 26 to May 6 — had 210 spots a day, and local residents made full use of it, with most of the spots filled each day. If you missed the Ashcroft or Clinton clinics, there are other opportunities in the IH region to get vaccinated. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

COVID vaccines available at some pharmacies in Interior Health

Vaccines can be booked directly with participating pharmacies

Ashcroft resident Dan Cumming (l) receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Interior Health’s Lisa Colwell, LPN, at the community vaccination clinic in Ashcroft on May 3. The clinic — which ran from April 26 to May 6 — had 210 spots a day, and local residents made full use of it, with most of the spots filled each day. If you missed the Ashcroft or Clinton clinics, there are other opportunities in the IH region to get vaccinated. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Flood and fire seasons have started, and having an emergency kit ready to go could be crucial for you and your family. (Photo credit: St. John Ambulance)

Flood and fire season increase need for emergency preparedness

More than half of BC residents say they don’t have an emergency kit packed and ready to go if needed

Flood and fire seasons have started, and having an emergency kit ready to go could be crucial for you and your family. (Photo credit: St. John Ambulance)
This house on Sunvalley Crescent in Cache Creek sold for above list price in February 2021. (Photo credit: eXp Realty)

Local housing market heating up with higher prices and more demand

House prices are up, selling time is down, and more people are looking to relocate to the region

This house on Sunvalley Crescent in Cache Creek sold for above list price in February 2021. (Photo credit: eXp Realty)
Ashcroft resident Kathy Cumming (l) gets the COVID-19 vaccine from Lisa Colwell, LPN on May 3. Nearly 40 per cent of eligible Interior Health residents have received their first COVID vaccination. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

More than 280,000 COVD vaccines administered in Interior Health

Almost 40% of eligible adults in Interior Health have received their first vaccine

Ashcroft resident Kathy Cumming (l) gets the COVID-19 vaccine from Lisa Colwell, LPN on May 3. Nearly 40 per cent of eligible Interior Health residents have received their first COVID vaccination. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Electric vehicle drivers who use BC Hydro fast charging stations, such as this one in Cache Creek which opened in July 2019, will now have to pay for their charging time. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

No more free ride: BC Hydro charging drivers at EV stations

As of May 1, drivers using BC Hydro fast charging stations will have to pay to do so

Electric vehicle drivers who use BC Hydro fast charging stations, such as this one in Cache Creek which opened in July 2019, will now have to pay for their charging time. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The pandemic has prompted man B.C. seniors to embrace new technology and social media platforms in order to stay connected with family and friends. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Pandemic has pushed many seniors to close the technology gap

A new report shows that BC seniors have embraced new technology, such as messaging and social media

The pandemic has prompted man B.C. seniors to embrace new technology and social media platforms in order to stay connected with family and friends. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Ashcroft Museum curator Kathy Paulos with some of the items in a new display, which includes two samplers (pictured) by Margaret Stobie. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Recent donation at the heart of new Ashcroft Museum display

Museum gets donations every year, and new online cataloguing system will make things easier to find

Ashcroft Museum curator Kathy Paulos with some of the items in a new display, which includes two samplers (pictured) by Margaret Stobie. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
‘What, you don’t like my song?’ Eurasian collared doves are early risers, to the frustration of many. (Photo credit: Alexis_Fotas/Pixabay)

The Editor’s Desk: Spring has sprung

Ah, spring! That wonderful time of year when the days get longer,…

‘What, you don’t like my song?’ Eurasian collared doves are early risers, to the frustration of many. (Photo credit: Alexis_Fotas/Pixabay)
Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files

Village offers grant funding opportunity to Clinton non-profits

Council votes to provide up to $50,000 to assist non-profit organizations hit hard by COVID-19

Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files