Barbara Roden

BC SPCA ‘Camp@Home’ kids’ camps are running online throughout the summer for kids all over the province. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA kids camps promise doggone good fun all summer long

A variety of camps run through the end of August for kids aged five to 16

BC SPCA ‘Camp@Home’ kids’ camps are running online throughout the summer for kids all over the province. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is coming to Ashcroft’s Heritage Park on July 22 for anyone who has not received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo credit: Interior Health)

Clinic for first COVID vaccines returning to Ashcroft area

Mobile clinic will be back in Ashcroft/Cache Creek area on July 22

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is coming to Ashcroft’s Heritage Park on July 22 for anyone who has not received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo credit: Interior Health)
’Scritch Scratch’ by Joanne Jonas-McRae is one of the entries in this years’s BC SPCA Wildlife-in-Focus contest, and members of the public are invited to vote on their favourite pictures. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

Give it your best shot for Wildlife-in-Focus photo contest

Amateur shutterbugs have until July 26 to send in their best pictures of BC wildlife

’Scritch Scratch’ by Joanne Jonas-McRae is one of the entries in this years’s BC SPCA Wildlife-in-Focus contest, and members of the public are invited to vote on their favourite pictures. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
The flume leading from the power plant on the Bonaparte River to Boston Flats, no date. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

Grand plans for the Ashcroft power plant, but only one works out

A scheme to establish a sawmill on either the Bonaparte or the Thompson comes to nothing

The flume leading from the power plant on the Bonaparte River to Boston Flats, no date. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Lytton evacuees gather near Kumsheen ShchEma-meet School for a tour of the town on July 9, 2021. Organizers in Ashcroft are looking for donations of gift cards and gift certificates — particularly gas cards — for evacuees. (Photo credit: Edith Loring Kahunga)

Local organizations gathering gift cards for Lytton evacuees

Gas cards are particularly needed for Lytton evacuees in the Ashcroft/Cache Creek area

Lytton evacuees gather near Kumsheen ShchEma-meet School for a tour of the town on July 9, 2021. Organizers in Ashcroft are looking for donations of gift cards and gift certificates — particularly gas cards — for evacuees. (Photo credit: Edith Loring Kahunga)
Although the Lytton RCMP detachment (pictured here in 2006) was destroyed in the June 30 fire, policing services are still active in the area. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

Police services still available in Lytton and surrounding area

Emergency and non-emergency numbers still active in the region

Although the Lytton RCMP detachment (pictured here in 2006) was destroyed in the June 30 fire, policing services are still active in the area. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
Ranchers and farmers are encouraged to register with the free Premises ID program for their livestock. (Photo credit: Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Ranchers, livestock operators urged to register with Premises ID

Some 200 ranchers were helped by the program during the 2017 wildfire season

Ranchers and farmers are encouraged to register with the free Premises ID program for their livestock. (Photo credit: Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
Clinton’s 20-unit supportive housing facility. (Robin Fennell photo - submitted)
Clinton’s 20-unit supportive housing facility. (Robin Fennell photo - submitted)

Clinton supportive housing facility on schedule

Society interviewing potential residents, seeking cooks, housekeepers, and maintenance workers

Clinton’s 20-unit supportive housing facility. (Robin Fennell photo - submitted)
Clinton’s 20-unit supportive housing facility. (Robin Fennell photo - submitted)
The Glossy Mountain/Tremont Creek wildfire near Barnes Lake east of Ashcroft, July 14, 2021. (Photo credit: Natasha Burgess)

Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Highway 1 corridor to Savona on evacuation alert

Alerts are in response to wildfire activity throughout the region

The Glossy Mountain/Tremont Creek wildfire near Barnes Lake east of Ashcroft, July 14, 2021. (Photo credit: Natasha Burgess)
Entrance sign to Lytton, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Goddess of Mercy: Amid the devastation in Lytton, some glimmers of hope remain

The Goddess of Mercy might still hover over the town she has watched since 1881

Entrance sign to Lytton, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The rainbow crosswalk in Lytton, July 9, 2021. With talk turning to rebuilding the community, serious thought should be given to a Lytton ‘supremo’, the person in charge of the project on whose desk the buck stops. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Wanted: Lytton supremo

When it comes to rebuilding Lytton, a big-picture, long-term approach is needed

The rainbow crosswalk in Lytton, July 9, 2021. With talk turning to rebuilding the community, serious thought should be given to a Lytton ‘supremo’, the person in charge of the project on whose desk the buck stops. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
An evacuation alert has been issued for properties around Barnes Lake near Ashcroft. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Evacuation alert issued for properties around Barnes Lake due to wildfire

Although visible from Ashcroft, the fire poses no threat to the town at this time

An evacuation alert has been issued for properties around Barnes Lake near Ashcroft. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Employees at the I.G. Fibers plant near Ashcroft have been locked out as of 7 p.m. on July 12. (Photo credit: Submitted)

I.G. Fibers locks out employees at plant near Ashcroft

Contract discussions are at an impasse after 18 months of bargaining

Employees at the I.G. Fibers plant near Ashcroft have been locked out as of 7 p.m. on July 12. (Photo credit: Submitted)
A view of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021, nine days after a wildfire ripped through the village on June 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

Lytton residents left homeless after fatal wildfire get 1st look at devastation

‘Tour’ through village comes as the Transporation Safety Board announces it will be investigating the fire

A view of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021, nine days after a wildfire ripped through the village on June 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
St. Bartholomew’s health centre in Lytton, pictured here in 2009, was destroyed by fire last week. Interior Health has information for those who received health care services in the community. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

Health care information for those affected by the Lytton fire

How and where to get prescriptions and medications, see physicians, get lab tests, and more

St. Bartholomew’s health centre in Lytton, pictured here in 2009, was destroyed by fire last week. Interior Health has information for those who received health care services in the community. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
A wildfire south of Ashcroft west of Highway 1 started on the afternoon of July 8. (Photo credit: Daniel Nichols)

Containment line established around wildfire south of Ashcroft

Fire is west of Highway 1, south of Hat Creek Road

A wildfire south of Ashcroft west of Highway 1 started on the afternoon of July 8. (Photo credit: Daniel Nichols)
BC SPCA personnel with an animal rescued from Lytton on July 8. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA rescues 41 animals after gaining access to Lytton

Rescued pets and livestock being taken to Kamloops for care

BC SPCA personnel with an animal rescued from Lytton on July 8. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
Members of the Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department at a Lytton fundraiser in Ashcroft run by Michaela Aie (front row, l) with helpers Ryan Monford and Preslee Duncan. (Photo credit: Heather White-Aie)

‘Virtual’ iced tea helps support the community of Lytton

A young Ashcroft resident raised funds to help Lytton, selling iced tea in a creative way

Members of the Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department at a Lytton fundraiser in Ashcroft run by Michaela Aie (front row, l) with helpers Ryan Monford and Preslee Duncan. (Photo credit: Heather White-Aie)
Clay sculpture by Clinton Art and Cultural Society president Nancy McMinn. The deadline for entries for this year’s art show is July 15. (Photo credit: Clinton Art and Cultural Society)

Calling all artists: entries for Clinton art show due by July 15

Art show is open to all artists in the region, and the definition of art is a broad one

Clay sculpture by Clinton Art and Cultural Society president Nancy McMinn. The deadline for entries for this year’s art show is July 15. (Photo credit: Clinton Art and Cultural Society)
Keep out sign, no date, pixabay

Keep out of areas where evacuation alerts, orders are in place

RCMP are asking people to stay out of the way in areas that are on alert or evacuation order

Keep out sign, no date, pixabay