Barbara Roden

Proposed plan of the new EcoDepot serving Cache Creek and Ashcroft. Work is scheduled to start in August, with the opening planned for spring 2022. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Work on new Cache Creek/Ashcroft Eco-Depot starts next month

If all goes according to plan, new site off Highway 1 should open in spring 2022

Proposed plan of the new EcoDepot serving Cache Creek and Ashcroft. Work is scheduled to start in August, with the opening planned for spring 2022. (Photo credit: TNRD)
6 Mile Lake south of Clinton was the scene of a fatal collision on July 25 involving a stolen pickup truck. (Photo credit: Locations Hub)

Clinton RCMP probe fatal collision involving stolen truck at 6 Mile Lake

A woman died at the scene, and BC Coroners Service is also investigating

6 Mile Lake south of Clinton was the scene of a fatal collision on July 25 involving a stolen pickup truck. (Photo credit: Locations Hub)
Harper’s Mill on the Bonaparte River, pictured in the 1890s. The road connecting the site to the Cariboo Waggon Road can be seen in the background. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

Before there was an Ashcroft, there was Harper’s Mill on the Bonaparte

The mill took a roundabout route to its final location, with stops in Lillooet and Clinton first

Harper’s Mill on the Bonaparte River, pictured in the 1890s. The road connecting the site to the Cariboo Waggon Road can be seen in the background. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
An Interior Health COVID-19 mobile clinic, July 2021. Interior Health has the lowest vaccination rate, and the highest number of new cases, in the province. (Photo credit: Interior Health)

More than half of BC’s new COVID cases in Interior Health region

IH also leading the way in active cases of COVID-19 as case count begins to climb

An Interior Health COVID-19 mobile clinic, July 2021. Interior Health has the lowest vaccination rate, and the highest number of new cases, in the province. (Photo credit: Interior Health)
Smoke from the Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft on July 13, 2021. (Photo credit: Mona D’Amours)

Some orders and alerts downgraded for Tremont Creek wildfire

Evacuation order remains in place for Lytton Creek fire near Spences Bridge

Smoke from the Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft on July 13, 2021. (Photo credit: Mona D’Amours)
Fire sweeps through the town of Lytton on June 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Jack Zimmerman)

Evacuation order issued for 169 properties in and around Spences Bridge

An evacuation alert has been issued for 94 properties east of Spences Bridge on Hwy 8

Fire sweeps through the town of Lytton on June 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Jack Zimmerman)
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has opened a resiliency centre for wildfire evacuees at Northills Mall in Kamloops. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Resiliency centre for wildfire evacuees now open in Kamloops

Centre is open seven days a week and provides a variety of support services

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has opened a resiliency centre for wildfire evacuees at Northills Mall in Kamloops. (Photo credit: TNRD)
The Cache Creek Emergency Operations Centre, pictured here in April 2020, is not active at this time, but previous volunteers have all been contacted in case it is needed. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Cache Creek moving ahead with new well on current aquifer

Council also heard that the pool is being maintained, even though it is not open this season

The Cache Creek Emergency Operations Centre, pictured here in April 2020, is not active at this time, but previous volunteers have all been contacted in case it is needed. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Cougar Point overlooks the Fraser River in Edge Hills Provincial Park near Clinton. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Land acquired to expand Edge Hills Provincial Park near Clinton

Park is noted for its grassland areas and several endangered wildlife species

Cougar Point overlooks the Fraser River in Edge Hills Provincial Park near Clinton. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Employees at the I.G. Fibers plant near Ashcroft have been locked out since July 12, and no negotiations are planned. (Photo credit: Submitted)

No negotiations planned between union, employees at IG Fibers

Employees have been locked out since July 12 and plant is under evacuation order

Employees at the I.G. Fibers plant near Ashcroft have been locked out since July 12, and no negotiations are planned. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The provincial government is matching donations to the Canadian Red Cross up to $20 million to assist those impacted by this year’s wildfires, including residents of Lytton, where a fire devastated the community on June 30. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Provincial, federal governments matching donations to Red Cross

Donations will assist people, including Lytton residents, impacted by wildfires

The provincial government is matching donations to the Canadian Red Cross up to $20 million to assist those impacted by this year’s wildfires, including residents of Lytton, where a fire devastated the community on June 30. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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Road resurfacing on highways around Cache Creek and Ashcroft

Resurfacing work to start on Hwy. 1 and side roads in Cache Creek and Ashcroft area

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Volunteers unloaded a donation of water to the Ashcroft Fire Department on July 16. (back row, from l) Raylene Jones, Sue Peters. (front row) Julie Ells, Jackie Berkey, Deb Tuohey, Esther Lang, unidentified helper, Stan Aie. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Ashcroft COVID vaccine clinic cancelled due to wildfire risks

Clinic will be rescheduled for a later date when wildfire threats have receded

Volunteers unloaded a donation of water to the Ashcroft Fire Department on July 16. (back row, from l) Raylene Jones, Sue Peters. (front row) Julie Ells, Jackie Berkey, Deb Tuohey, Esther Lang, unidentified helper, Stan Aie. (Photo credit: Submitted)
A happy participant in one of the HUB summer camps shows off her creation. (Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB)

HUB summer camps are carrying on despite evacuation alert

Limited spaces still available for the remaining camps, including dance and arts

A happy participant in one of the HUB summer camps shows off her creation. (Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB)
The Kanaka Bar Indian Band has a bold plan to assist those displaced by the fire in Lytton on June 30. (Photo credit: Kanaka Bar Band)

Kanaka Bar band proposes bold plan to help accommodate Lytton evacuees

Proposal includes multipurpose buildings and housing units at Kanaka Bar, 15km from Lytton

The Kanaka Bar Indian Band has a bold plan to assist those displaced by the fire in Lytton on June 30. (Photo credit: Kanaka Bar Band)
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Lack of hotel rooms could be an issue for wildfire evacuees

Anyone needing to evacuate is encouraged to try to stay with family or friends to free up space

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The Tremont Creek wildfire on a hillside above the Thompson River west of Walhachin, pictured from McAbee near Highway 1 on July 18. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)

Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft now at 10,916 hectares

No new evacuation alerts or orders have been issued this week

The Tremont Creek wildfire on a hillside above the Thompson River west of Walhachin, pictured from McAbee near Highway 1 on July 18. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)
A photograph released on July 9 shows Deadman Falls west of Savona surrounded by burnt trees and scorched earth as a result of the Sparks Lake wildfire. (Photo credit: Skeetchestn Natural Resources)

Wildfires have resulted in hundreds of evacuations in the region

Crews are battling several wildfires of note in the Southern Interior

A photograph released on July 9 shows Deadman Falls west of Savona surrounded by burnt trees and scorched earth as a result of the Sparks Lake wildfire. (Photo credit: Skeetchestn Natural Resources)
Julian of Norwich’s wise words come back to comfort, centuries after they were written. (Photo credit: quotefancy)

The Editor’s Desk: All shall be well

The words of a 15th century mystic bring comfort today

Julian of Norwich’s wise words come back to comfort, centuries after they were written. (Photo credit: quotefancy)
The Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft has now grown to 4,000 hectares. (Photo credit: Tyler Fitzpatrick)

Evacuation order issued for properties in and around Walhachin

Tremont Creek wildfire is now more than 4,000 hectares and moving northeast

The Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft has now grown to 4,000 hectares. (Photo credit: Tyler Fitzpatrick)