Barbara Roden

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a news conference at the legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. (Photo credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Clinics coming to Clinton, Ashcroft for second COVID vaccination

The rollout of second doses will be similar to the first dose, with those at the greatest risk at the top of the list

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a news conference at the legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. (Photo credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
The former Country Squire gift store property is being eyed as the possible site of a craft distillery, prompting Clinton council to make amendments to its zoning bylaw. (Photo credit: Journal files)

Clinton council paving the way for a possible craft distillery

New business could be located on the site of the former Country Squire gift store

The former Country Squire gift store property is being eyed as the possible site of a craft distillery, prompting Clinton council to make amendments to its zoning bylaw. (Photo credit: Journal files)
DodgeBow sessions at the Ashcroft HUB on Thursday nights have now been opened up to adults. (Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB/Facebook)

DodgeBow sessions for adults now running at the Ashcroft HUB

Plus tickets are selling fast for the South Cariboo Sportsmen Association raffle

DodgeBow sessions at the Ashcroft HUB on Thursday nights have now been opened up to adults. (Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB/Facebook)
The power station on the Bonaparte River near Ashcroft, about two miles from the mouth of the river, date unknown. The photo is taken looking west; Highway 97C now runs above it to the left of the picture. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

Golden Country: In 1898, Ashcroft is aglow with the promise of water and electricity

A new company proposes running water and electric power for the town

The power station on the Bonaparte River near Ashcroft, about two miles from the mouth of the river, date unknown. The photo is taken looking west; Highway 97C now runs above it to the left of the picture. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
The popular Crazy Café — pictured here in 2019 — is returning to the Ashcroft HUB as one of nine summer camps taking place in July and August. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

HUB camps offer a summer of adventure, from dance to dinosaurs

Nine camps run throughout the summer, every week from July 6 to Aug. 27

The popular Crazy Café — pictured here in 2019 — is returning to the Ashcroft HUB as one of nine summer camps taking place in July and August. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The popular Kids and Teens Rock Camps are hoping to pivot to a Family Camp in July 2021. (Photo credit: Kids Rock Camp)

Kids/Teens Rock Camp hopes to pivot to Family Camp this summer

Popular camp program tentatively planning a Family Camp in mid-July

The popular Kids and Teens Rock Camps are hoping to pivot to a Family Camp in July 2021. (Photo credit: Kids Rock Camp)
The BC Transit community bus — shown here with driver Lawrence Marchment — is just one of several transit options detailed in a new guide to local transportation services. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New guide is one stop shop for local transportation services

Guide lists all transportation services in area, from BC Transit to commercial buses and more

The BC Transit community bus — shown here with driver Lawrence Marchment — is just one of several transit options detailed in a new guide to local transportation services. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Power Pioneer Gloria Mertens (l) and Esther Lang of the Ashcroft and Area Community Resources Society. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Power Pioneer’s volunteer work helps Community Resources Society

Gloria Mertens, a BC Hydro Power Pioneer, designated the CRS as her charity of choice

Power Pioneer Gloria Mertens (l) and Esther Lang of the Ashcroft and Area Community Resources Society. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Cache Creek firefighters made good use of newly-purchased breathing apparatus in the thick smoke generated by a truck fire on May 15. (Photo credit: Cache Creek Fire Department/Facebook)
Cache Creek firefighters made good use of newly-purchased breathing apparatus in the thick smoke generated by a truck fire on May 15. (Photo credit: Cache Creek Fire Department/Facebook)
She’s not yet a member of the Clinton Art and Cultural Society, but it can only be a matter of time before Harper Lawrence (pictured) joins. Over spring break this year, Harper took part in a painting tutorial in Clinton organized by Clinton Art and Cultural Society member Sandi Burrage. Painting the Easter Bunny was the subject of the tutorial, and Harper decided to do some extra practice by following a Bob Ross video on her own and creating her own landscape of happy little trees. (Photo credit: Sandi Burrage/Facebook)

Clinton Art and Cultural Society says the (art) show must go on

After cancelling last year’s show, the society is planning one for the August long weekend

She’s not yet a member of the Clinton Art and Cultural Society, but it can only be a matter of time before Harper Lawrence (pictured) joins. Over spring break this year, Harper took part in a painting tutorial in Clinton organized by Clinton Art and Cultural Society member Sandi Burrage. Painting the Easter Bunny was the subject of the tutorial, and Harper decided to do some extra practice by following a Bob Ross video on her own and creating her own landscape of happy little trees. (Photo credit: Sandi Burrage/Facebook)
A participant in the Cariboo Country Carriage Club field driving trials at Huber Farms. If you see carriages, or horses and riders, on area roads then slow down and pass with care. (Photo credit: Cariboo Country Carriage Club/Facebook)

Hold your horses: watch out for equine activity on roads

Riders and horse-drawn vehicles are authorized road users, so treat them with respect

A participant in the Cariboo Country Carriage Club field driving trials at Huber Farms. If you see carriages, or horses and riders, on area roads then slow down and pass with care. (Photo credit: Cariboo Country Carriage Club/Facebook)
Ashcroft Library branch head Deanna Porter with some of the items available in the library’s book sale, which continues through June 16. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Lights, camera, action! New feature film shooting in Ashcroft

‘Death Pursuit’ will be filming in downtown Ashcroft between now and June 8

Ashcroft Library branch head Deanna Porter with some of the items available in the library’s book sale, which continues through June 16. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Prospector sign on the Loon Lake Community Trail. (Photo credit: Karen Lea)

New Loon Lake community trail features a touch of whimsy

Gnomes, fairies, birds, a prospector and his mule, and more can be found along the trail

Prospector sign on the Loon Lake Community Trail. (Photo credit: Karen Lea)
RCMP shoulder flash. Stock photo.

Police watchdog clears Lytton RCMP officer in 2020 incident

Suspect who fled on foot from a police traffic stop was later found drowned in the Fraser

RCMP shoulder flash. Stock photo.
‘Rain, Steam and Speed — The Great Western Railway’ (1844) by J.M.W. Turner shows a change — the coming of the railways — that angered and frightened many in the early years of the 19th century. (Photo credit: National Gallery)

The Editor’s Desk: No change, no growth

Change can be frightening, but without it we stagnate

‘Rain, Steam and Speed — The Great Western Railway’ (1844) by J.M.W. Turner shows a change — the coming of the railways — that angered and frightened many in the early years of the 19th century. (Photo credit: National Gallery)
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.’s popular Summer Fishing Challenge is back for fishers aged 15 and under throughout the province. (Photo credit: Stock image)

The one that didn’t get away: summer fishing challenge is back

What sort of fishing challenge offers the chance to win prizes even…

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.’s popular Summer Fishing Challenge is back for fishers aged 15 and under throughout the province. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Those taking the historic walking tour of Clinton can have a rest at a new bench and picnic table near the public washrooms and community garden. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Updated walking tour guide explores historic Clinton sites

New sites have been added to the third edition, which provides a self-guided tour of the community

Those taking the historic walking tour of Clinton can have a rest at a new bench and picnic table near the public washrooms and community garden. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
B.C. middle and high school students are next up for COVID-19 vaccinations. (Photo credit: Black Press Media files)

Youth aged 12 to 17 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations

Registering children for vaccination is recommended, but not required

B.C. middle and high school students are next up for COVID-19 vaccinations. (Photo credit: Black Press Media files)
The Klowa Art Café in Lytton has benefited from the help of Community Futures. (Photo credit: Meghan Fandrich)

Community Futures helps Lytton business navigate some tough times

Owner of Klowa Art Café grateful for help in getting grants to assist her business

The Klowa Art Café in Lytton has benefited from the help of Community Futures. (Photo credit: Meghan Fandrich)
Nurse Tami Arnold prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo credit: Kareem Elgazzar/AP)

BC adults 18 and older now eligible to get COVID-19 vaccine

More than 50% of eligible British Columbians have received their first vaccine

Nurse Tami Arnold prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo credit: Kareem Elgazzar/AP)