Barbara Roden

Front page of Ashcroft Journal, July 16, 1959, with details of royal visit. Photo credit: Journal archives

Royal welcome in Ashcroft, Spences Bridge, and Lytton for Queen, Prince Philip in 1959

More than 1,500 people were on hand in Ashcroft on a hot July day to get glimpse of the royal couple

Front page of Ashcroft Journal, July 16, 1959, with details of royal visit. Photo credit: Journal archives
Last year’s flood season stretched from April through early July, as this picture of flooding at Cache Creek park on July 4, 2020 shows. With area snowpacks at slightly above normal, temperatures and rainfall will play a role in determining what this year’s flood season looks like. (Photo credit: Tom Moe)

Snowpacks in area slightly higher than normal as freshet starts

Temperatures and rainfall are critical flood risk factors in coming weeks

Last year’s flood season stretched from April through early July, as this picture of flooding at Cache Creek park on July 4, 2020 shows. With area snowpacks at slightly above normal, temperatures and rainfall will play a role in determining what this year’s flood season looks like. (Photo credit: Tom Moe)
You are here maze sign, stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay

The Editor’s Desk: Big Brother is watching

Worried that the COVID vaccine is a covert tracking device? Don’t be; that ship has already sailed

You are here maze sign, stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay
Seed packets honouring Dr. Bonnie Henry and her mantra ‘Be kind, be calm, be safe’. (Photo credit: Paul Henderson/Black Press)

Seedy Sunday event and outdoor market in Clinton this weekend

Plus a change in venue for the Ashcroft COVID vaccine clinic starting April 26

Seed packets honouring Dr. Bonnie Henry and her mantra ‘Be kind, be calm, be safe’. (Photo credit: Paul Henderson/Black Press)
A fisher at Polley Lake, B.C. (Photo credit: Mount Polley)

Go fish: How BC’s senior anglers can support freshwater fishing

While seniors can get a discount on their licence fee, paying full price helps support the sport

A fisher at Polley Lake, B.C. (Photo credit: Mount Polley)
Scam graphic, stock image

Home un-improvement: do your homework when choosing a contractor

Building season is almost here, so don’t get taken for a ride when it comes to contractors

Scam graphic, stock image
The Kamloops Film Festival will be screening more than a dozen films in its line-up as drive-in movies at McArthur Island Park. (Photo credit: Laxbot7)

Kamloops Film Festival plans innovative event for movie lovers

Movies will be screened at drive-in events and online

The Kamloops Film Festival will be screening more than a dozen films in its line-up as drive-in movies at McArthur Island Park. (Photo credit: Laxbot7)
(clockwise from top l) Easter Scavenger Hunt grand prize winners Kendra, Alex, Jackie, Averley, and Ella Frediani. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Scavenger hunt prize draw winners look forward to summer swimming

The Frediani family of Ashcroft won a gift basket including a family pool pass

(clockwise from top l) Easter Scavenger Hunt grand prize winners Kendra, Alex, Jackie, Averley, and Ella Frediani. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The board of trustees of School District No. 74 is waiting for an assessment of the value of the Ashcroft HUB - formerly Ashcroft Elementary School - property, and reports about items that might need remediation, before proceeding with further action on disposal of the property. (Photo credit: Vicci Weller)

SD74 waiting for reports before proceeding with Ashcroft Elementary School disposal

Trustees also want to talk to HUB Society about possible subdivision of property

The board of trustees of School District No. 74 is waiting for an assessment of the value of the Ashcroft HUB - formerly Ashcroft Elementary School - property, and reports about items that might need remediation, before proceeding with further action on disposal of the property. (Photo credit: Vicci Weller)
Dining-rooms and dining-room tables are rapidly disappearing as homes and habits change. (Photo credit: Dinsmore Homestead)

The Editor’s Desk: Dining-room table blues

Does your house have a dining-room table, or even a dining-room? For many the answer is no

Dining-rooms and dining-room tables are rapidly disappearing as homes and habits change. (Photo credit: Dinsmore Homestead)
Carsyn Peters of Loon Lake, wearing the helmet that saved her and her cat Felix from a bald eagle attack last month. (Photo credit: Leanne Peters)

PAW Patrol to the rescue: dollar store helmet saves two-year-old from eagle attack

When an eagle went after Carsyn Peters’ cat, the two-year-old and her helmet got in the way

Carsyn Peters of Loon Lake, wearing the helmet that saved her and her cat Felix from a bald eagle attack last month. (Photo credit: Leanne Peters)
A new playground and sports facility will be going in near the new campground (two under-construction sites pictured, foreground) and washroom/shower/concession building (background) on the Ashcroft Reserve. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

AIB gets grant for new playground, sports facility, equipment

Ashcroft Band also happy that left turn lane near Tim Hortons is a priority for Ministry of Highways

A new playground and sports facility will be going in near the new campground (two under-construction sites pictured, foreground) and washroom/shower/concession building (background) on the Ashcroft Reserve. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Daymon Wayans Jr. inspects the model of ‘Littleton’ in the <em>Twilight Zone</em> episode ‘A Small Town’. (Photo credit: CBS All Access)

Ashcroft enters the Twilight Zone thanks to unique TV show prop

Model of town used in TV show filmed in Ashcroft finds a home in the village

Daymon Wayans Jr. inspects the model of ‘Littleton’ in the <em>Twilight Zone</em> episode ‘A Small Town’. (Photo credit: CBS All Access)
The fitness room at the Village of Clinton office will remain closed until public health orders regarding fitness centres are relaxed. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

Clinton fitness room to remain closed for the foreseeable future

Highlights from the Clinton council meeting on March 24

The fitness room at the Village of Clinton office will remain closed until public health orders regarding fitness centres are relaxed. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
Ashcroft artist Royden Josephson created this poster for the Better at Home friendly visitors, who will be paying some calls while decked out in their Easter finery on April 4. (Photo credit: Nancy Kendall)

Friendly visitors will don Easter bonnets for April 4 parade

Plus Easter activity deadlines, the Easter Bunny is coming, surveys, markets, and more

Ashcroft artist Royden Josephson created this poster for the Better at Home friendly visitors, who will be paying some calls while decked out in their Easter finery on April 4. (Photo credit: Nancy Kendall)
The Canada Revenue Agency is encouraging Canadians to file their tax returns online this year, which could open the door for scammers who are trying to make some easy money or get hold of personal information. (Photo credit: QuoteInspector)

Income tax season scam artists back for another busy year

With Canadians being urged to file returns online, scammers have more opportunities than ever

The Canada Revenue Agency is encouraging Canadians to file their tax returns online this year, which could open the door for scammers who are trying to make some easy money or get hold of personal information. (Photo credit: QuoteInspector)
Crew members on the set of <em>The Twilight Zone</em> in Ashcroft in February 2020. A production company that will be filming in the Ashcroft/Cache Creek region for a month starting in early May is looking for locals who want to work as crew members. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Local crews needed for feature films shooting in the region

Two films will be shooting in Ashcroft/Cache Creek and Kamloops in April and May

Crew members on the set of <em>The Twilight Zone</em> in Ashcroft in February 2020. A production company that will be filming in the Ashcroft/Cache Creek region for a month starting in early May is looking for locals who want to work as crew members. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Woodward’s department store — all 700,000 square feet of it — on Hastings Street in Vancouver during its glory days. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Department store magic

The departure of department stores from the landscape means a little less magic in the world

The Woodward’s department store — all 700,000 square feet of it — on Hastings Street in Vancouver during its glory days. (Photo credit: YouTube)
The site of the EV charging station in Spences Bridge on March 25, 2021. (Photo credit: Joris Ekering)

Electric vehicle charging station removed from Spences Bridge

Move comes after Improvement District and BC Hydro fail to come to agreement about site

The site of the EV charging station in Spences Bridge on March 25, 2021. (Photo credit: Joris Ekering)
Viriginia Kirkham, 85, of Williams Lake receives her first COVID-19 vaccine administered by public health nurse Aimee Palin at the Williams Lake Health Clinic on March 24. (Photo credit: Monica Lamb-Yorski)

COVID vaccine clinics coming to Ashcroft and Clinton in April

Clinics are for all residents of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and area aged 18 and over

Viriginia Kirkham, 85, of Williams Lake receives her first COVID-19 vaccine administered by public health nurse Aimee Palin at the Williams Lake Health Clinic on March 24. (Photo credit: Monica Lamb-Yorski)