Barbara Roden

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)
Volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team gather before leaving Calgary for Cache Creek on Aug. 4. (Photo credit: Frank King)

Samaritan’s Purse returns to help those affected by wildfires

Local volunteers can assist trained members in helping homeowners recover items

Volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team gather before leaving Calgary for Cache Creek on Aug. 4. (Photo credit: Frank King)
A photograph from the 1930s shows a wooden sign beside what remained of Harper’s Mill. That sign is still there, beside the CN track that runs past the mill site, and another sign, which is now in the Ashcroft Museum, can be seen on the front of the building at centre. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

Golden Country: Was the Big Slide of 1880 a bad omen for the success of Harper’s Mill?

Fast work and determination saved the mill, but did nothing to help the transportation issue

A photograph from the 1930s shows a wooden sign beside what remained of Harper’s Mill. That sign is still there, beside the CN track that runs past the mill site, and another sign, which is now in the Ashcroft Museum, can be seen on the front of the building at centre. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Smoke from a controlled burn in a portion of the Lytton Creek fire east of Spences Bridge on Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)

Wildfires continue to burn out of control throughout region

Several evacuation orders and alerts have been rescinded, but many more still remain in place

Smoke from a controlled burn in a portion of the Lytton Creek fire east of Spences Bridge on Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)
Interior Health is holding COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Public Health unit at the Ashcroft Hospital on select dates in August and September. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

Interior Health holding COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Ashcroft

Vaccines are by appointment, and for anyone needing their first or second shot

Interior Health is holding COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Public Health unit at the Ashcroft Hospital on select dates in August and September. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files

Clinton approves $50,000 in funding for local organizations

Funding comes from provincial COVID-19 Safe Restart grant

Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files
(from l) Rotary Club of Ashcroft/Cache Creek members members Barb Hood, David Dubois, Theresa Takacs, Cami Lindseth, and Ron Hood. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New Ashcroft/Cache Creek Rotary president is a familiar face

Past president Theresa Takacs takes the reins as club starts to get back to pre-pandemic normal

(from l) Rotary Club of Ashcroft/Cache Creek members members Barb Hood, David Dubois, Theresa Takacs, Cami Lindseth, and Ron Hood. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Even though it’s 2021, we’ve just been watching the 2020 Summer Olympics, which is one of the many things making this a Games like no other. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

The Editor’s Desk: An Olympian anticlimax

A year late, the 2020 Summer Olympics are coming to an underwhelming conclusion

Even though it’s 2021, we’ve just been watching the 2020 Summer Olympics, which is one of the many things making this a Games like no other. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
The Thompson-Nicole Regional District is looking for public feedback about hours of operation at its waste management facilities, such as the Clinton Eco-Depot. (Photo credit: TNRD)

TNRD looking for feedback on waste management facility hours

Plus a market at the Ashcroft HUB, ballet and hockey registration, swim to survive, and more

The Thompson-Nicole Regional District is looking for public feedback about hours of operation at its waste management facilities, such as the Clinton Eco-Depot. (Photo credit: TNRD)
An outdoor concert at UniTea Café in Ashcroft in summer 2021. One final outdoor concert is coming up before UniTea moves to a new venue further south on Railway Avenue. (Photo credit: Nadine Davenport)

UniTea Café welcomes one last band before moving to new venue

Music has been a big part of the plan since UniTea opened in May 2014

An outdoor concert at UniTea Café in Ashcroft in summer 2021. One final outdoor concert is coming up before UniTea moves to a new venue further south on Railway Avenue. (Photo credit: Nadine Davenport)