Barbara Roden

Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files

Clinton council contemplates name for unnamed laneway

‘Vimy Lane’ has been suggested as name for lane that runs behind village office

Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files
A structural protection sprinkler on a home in Spences Bridge, July 2021. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)

Fire protection kit fundraiser helps local fire halls

Proceeds from purchase of home fire protection kits benefit Loon Lake and Clinton fire departments

A structural protection sprinkler on a home in Spences Bridge, July 2021. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)
‘Outrunners’ was filmed in and around Kamloops last year, and the producers are offering a chance for people to have their scream recorded for posterity as part of the film. (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Film Commission)

Fundraising campaign for local film is your scream come true

‘Outrunners’, filmed in Kamloops, is looking to add some screams to its soundtrack, and you can help

‘Outrunners’ was filmed in and around Kamloops last year, and the producers are offering a chance for people to have their scream recorded for posterity as part of the film. (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Film Commission)
Alexandra Bridge near Spuzzum from the western side of the bridge. Site work and assessment has started at the bridge, in advance of repair work on the historic structure. (Photo credit: Christopher Roden)

Site work, assessment underway at historic Alexandra Bridge

Bridge refurbishment at centre of plans for tourism and economic development in Fraser Canyon

Alexandra Bridge near Spuzzum from the western side of the bridge. Site work and assessment has started at the bridge, in advance of repair work on the historic structure. (Photo credit: Christopher Roden)
Members of United Steelworkers Union 1-417 provided a barbecue lunch to locked out employees of I.G. Fibers near Ashcroft on Aug. 13. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Steelworkers show support for locked out IG Fibers employees with barbecue

No end in sight for lockout, which began on July 12

Members of United Steelworkers Union 1-417 provided a barbecue lunch to locked out employees of I.G. Fibers near Ashcroft on Aug. 13. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Slow down when you see roadside workers in the ‘cone zone’. (Photo credit: Work Zone Safety Alliance)

Take care in the ‘cone zone’ to keep roadside workers safe

Careless driving in cone zones puts lives at risk and can lead to hefty fines

Slow down when you see roadside workers in the ‘cone zone’. (Photo credit: Work Zone Safety Alliance)
Voting sign, no date, Elections Canada

The Editor’s Desk: Snap election blues

If there was a worse time to call an unnecessary election, it would be hard to find

Voting sign, no date, Elections Canada
Ashcroft resident Michaela Aie (seated) raising money in July to assist people who were evacuated from Lytton. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help out in the last year? Let the Journal know by nominating them. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Journal is looking for those who’ve gone above and beyond

Do you know someone in our communities who has gone above and beyond? Nominate them!

Ashcroft resident Michaela Aie (seated) raising money in July to assist people who were evacuated from Lytton. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help out in the last year? Let the Journal know by nominating them. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A helicopter can just be seen at centre left bucketing part of the Lytton Creek wildfire at Arthur’s Seat near Spences Bridge on Aug. 15. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)

Evacuation alerts and orders continue as wildfires worsen

Thousands forced to leave their homes but face highway closures, no accommodation

A helicopter can just be seen at centre left bucketing part of the Lytton Creek wildfire at Arthur’s Seat near Spences Bridge on Aug. 15. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)
Free Music in the Park events have kicked off at Riverside Park in Kamloops, and will continue through Aug. 28. (Photo credit: Kathleen Fisher Photography)

Free Music in the Park concerts return to Kamloops through Aug. 28

Plus the gun range has reopened, meat draw volunteers are needed, Teck donates to wildfire support

Free Music in the Park events have kicked off at Riverside Park in Kamloops, and will continue through Aug. 28. (Photo credit: Kathleen Fisher Photography)
Smoke from a controlled burn in a portion of the Lytton Creek fire east of Spences Bridge on Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)

Lytton Creek fire prompts evacuation for thousands in Lower Nicola

Highway closures due to wildfires complicating evacuation from hundreds of addresses

Smoke from a controlled burn in a portion of the Lytton Creek fire east of Spences Bridge on Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)
A rough map shows the area around Cherry Creek (outlined in dark blue) going on evacuation order. The area north of Highway 1 outlined in turquoise, which includes Tobiano, is remaining on evacuation alert, as is Savona to the west. (Photo credit: BCWS)

Cherry Creek now on evacuation order due to Tremont Creek wildfire

Savona and Tobiano remain on evacuation alert at this time

A rough map shows the area around Cherry Creek (outlined in dark blue) going on evacuation order. The area north of Highway 1 outlined in turquoise, which includes Tobiano, is remaining on evacuation alert, as is Savona to the west. (Photo credit: BCWS)
A BC Wildfire Service map shows the perimeter of the Tremont Creek wildfire as of Aug. 14. (Photo credit: BCWS)

Tremont Creek wildfire exhibiting aggressive behaviour, moves closer to Logan Lake

Community of 2,000 is now without power as residents near Mamette Lake go on evacuation alert

A BC Wildfire Service map shows the perimeter of the Tremont Creek wildfire as of Aug. 14. (Photo credit: BCWS)
Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Overnight closures at Ashcroft Emergency Department

Department will only be open from 8 am. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
NASA fire map showing the Tremont Creek wildfire as of Aug. 12. Logan Lake is circled at bottom. (Photo credit: NASA)

Logan Lake ordered to evacuate due to Tremont Creek wildfire

Highway 97C from Ashcroft to Logan lake remains open; Highland Valley Mine not included in order

NASA fire map showing the Tremont Creek wildfire as of Aug. 12. Logan Lake is circled at bottom. (Photo credit: NASA)
Andy Northup, program manager for Samaritan’s Purse, and Patricia Kanwischer, chaplain coordinator for the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, in Cache Creek on Aug. 6. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Chaplains find that grief is a common thread after disasters

Chaplains with Billy Graham Rapid Response Team here to help people affected by wildfires

Andy Northup, program manager for Samaritan’s Purse, and Patricia Kanwischer, chaplain coordinator for the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, in Cache Creek on Aug. 6. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Vicky Trill, executive director of the Ashcroft HUB, with two of the new pieces of equipment purchased with grant funding from Interior Savings: a seated glider (at left) and an air assault bike. (Photo credit: Babara Roden)

Interior Savings grant helps fund new equipment at Ashcroft HUB

Equipment will help those who have mobility issues but want to get fit

Vicky Trill, executive director of the Ashcroft HUB, with two of the new pieces of equipment purchased with grant funding from Interior Savings: a seated glider (at left) and an air assault bike. (Photo credit: Babara Roden)
Editor's desk stock photo.

The Editor’s Desk: Women’s soccer is golden

The Canadian women’s soccer team came through when it counted, a little later than expected

Editor's desk stock photo.
Prizes to be won in the Mo Bradley Fly Fishing Fundraiser, which will support the Loon Lake Community Recreational and Agricultural Society. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)

Work on a new well and new, improved water infrastructure in Cache Creek

Work is ongoing through December and will protect drinking water infrastructure

Prizes to be won in the Mo Bradley Fly Fishing Fundraiser, which will support the Loon Lake Community Recreational and Agricultural Society. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)
(from l) Members of Cache Creek council at their inaugural meeting in November 2018. (from l) Coun. Lisa Dafoe; Coun. Annette Pittman; Mayor Santo Talarico; Coun. Wendy Coomber; Coun. Sue Peters. (Photo credit: Martin Dalsin)

Cache Creek councillor faces breach of confidentiality charge and union grievance

Grievance against Coun. Annette Pittman asks for her to be barred from village office

(from l) Members of Cache Creek council at their inaugural meeting in November 2018. (from l) Coun. Lisa Dafoe; Coun. Annette Pittman; Mayor Santo Talarico; Coun. Wendy Coomber; Coun. Sue Peters. (Photo credit: Martin Dalsin)