Barbara Roden

Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files

Clinton to test-run new hours at village office starting June 7

Office will now be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a four-month trial period

Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files
Four of the eight Tesla superchargers that have been installed in Cache Creek, with the BC Hydro and FLO chargers in the background, May 15, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Eight Tesla EV superchargers now installed in Cache Creek

Chargers will soon to be ready to go, and join two others at the Cache Creek community hall

Four of the eight Tesla superchargers that have been installed in Cache Creek, with the BC Hydro and FLO chargers in the background, May 15, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Cache Creek at the Quartz Road culvert on May 15. The risk of flooding has receded for this year now that snowpack levels have decreased. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Flood risk recedes throughout region as snowpack decreases

Sudden heavy rain could still lead to flooding

Cache Creek at the Quartz Road culvert on May 15. The risk of flooding has receded for this year now that snowpack levels have decreased. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Gold Country Communities Society’s two geocaching guides are now available — for free! — at a number of local venues, such as Junctions Coffee House in Cache Creek (pictured). (Photo credit: GCCS)

Get set for adventure with free Gold Country geocaching guides

Two guidebooks contain information, history, and photographs of more than 150 regional sites

Gold Country Communities Society’s two geocaching guides are now available — for free! — at a number of local venues, such as Junctions Coffee House in Cache Creek (pictured). (Photo credit: GCCS)
The new council of Bonaparte Band at their swearing-in on May 17. (from l) Chief Frank Antoine; Coun. Neil Antoine; Coun. Keith Zabotel; Kristopher Billy (on behalf of his mother, Coun. Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet); Coun. Michelle Canaday; Elder Julie Antoine (front). (Photo credit: Bonaparte Band)

Local elections at Bonaparte and Ashcroft bands, Spences Bridge

Changes at Bonaparte and Spences Bridge while Ashcroft remains the same

The new council of Bonaparte Band at their swearing-in on May 17. (from l) Chief Frank Antoine; Coun. Neil Antoine; Coun. Keith Zabotel; Kristopher Billy (on behalf of his mother, Coun. Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet); Coun. Michelle Canaday; Elder Julie Antoine (front). (Photo credit: Bonaparte Band)
Members of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club do some serious clean-up along Government Street in Ashcroft on May 18. (Photo credit: Ashcroft and District Lions Club/Facebook)

Local Lions helping to support Easter Seals Camps fundraiser

Easter Seals Camps are a cause the Ashcroft and District Lions Club has supported for many years

Members of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club do some serious clean-up along Government Street in Ashcroft on May 18. (Photo credit: Ashcroft and District Lions Club/Facebook)
Crew on the set of an episode of The Twilight Zone in Ashcroft in February 2020. Film production in the region is busier than ever, and local crew members are in huge demand for a wide variety of positions. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Opportunities in local film industry ‘as big as the imagination’

Many production companies are looking to film in the area, and local crew members are in high demand

Crew on the set of an episode of The Twilight Zone in Ashcroft in February 2020. Film production in the region is busier than ever, and local crew members are in huge demand for a wide variety of positions. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A near-mint condition 1933 Babe Ruth baseball card that was owned by Dr. Thomas Newman could shatter auction records next month. (Photo credit: Memory Lane, Inc./Handout via REUTERS)

The Editor’s Desk: Calling all collectors

Do you have something you love to collect? Share your passion with others while you can

A near-mint condition 1933 Babe Ruth baseball card that was owned by Dr. Thomas Newman could shatter auction records next month. (Photo credit: Memory Lane, Inc./Handout via REUTERS)
Clinton’s Off Leash Dog Park is one of the new facilities that will be included in the village’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan. (Photo credit: Village of Clinton)

Parks and rec master plan to help Clinton build for the future

Community consultation and feedback important part of development process

Clinton’s Off Leash Dog Park is one of the new facilities that will be included in the village’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan. (Photo credit: Village of Clinton)
Crews battling a fire near Ashcroft on the morning of May 18. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Fire on steep bank north of Ashcroft now contained, crews stood down

Fire started around 9:30 a.m. above Evans Road and the CP mainline

Crews battling a fire near Ashcroft on the morning of May 18. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Ashcroft pool doesn’t open until May 22, but it’s open now for people to purchase passes and register for lessons. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Basketball and DodgeBow sessions coming to the Ashcroft HUB

The HUB will also be holding drop-in activities for senioes every Monday starting May 31

The Ashcroft pool doesn’t open until May 22, but it’s open now for people to purchase passes and register for lessons. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Cache Creek councillor Annette Pittman, mayor Santo Talarico, and councillors Wendy Coomber and Sue Peters at a budget meeting, May 7, 2021. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Cache Creek budget bylaws pass with one councillor opposed

Annette Pittman cites several reasons for voting against 30% tax increase and pool closure

(from l) Cache Creek councillor Annette Pittman, mayor Santo Talarico, and councillors Wendy Coomber and Sue Peters at a budget meeting, May 7, 2021. (Photo credit: Facebook)
James Chase (l) and Joan Henderson of The Equality Project in front of new refrigeration equipment the organization received last year. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)

Equality Project hopes to get growing with a community garden

Organization is also looking for volunteers to help out at its Stage Road clubhouse

James Chase (l) and Joan Henderson of The Equality Project in front of new refrigeration equipment the organization received last year. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)
‘Fun at Papa’s House’ by Jayme Hiller was one of the entries in the 2020 Loon Lake calendar photo contest. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)

Loon Lake calendar photo contest back for a second year

Best pictures of the lake, its people, and its wildlife will feature in 2022 fundraising calendar

‘Fun at Papa’s House’ by Jayme Hiller was one of the entries in the 2020 Loon Lake calendar photo contest. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)
Beneath a watchful eye, troops and guests mass in Moscow’s Red Square for the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2021. I was there (sort of) thanks to the wonders of technology. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Oh, the places you’ll go!

What was science fiction until recently now allows us all to be armchair travellers

Beneath a watchful eye, troops and guests mass in Moscow’s Red Square for the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2021. I was there (sort of) thanks to the wonders of technology. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Dan Cumming (l, with Lisa Colwell, LPN) was one of 1,918 people who received their first COVID-19 vaccine at a community clinic in Ashcroft in early May. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Vaccine clinics in Ashcroft, Clinton administered 2,664 first doses

Residents over the age of 18 are still eligible to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine

Dan Cumming (l, with Lisa Colwell, LPN) was one of 1,918 people who received their first COVID-19 vaccine at a community clinic in Ashcroft in early May. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Do you have a black, new model Lincoln town car like this one? It’s one of several vehicles wanted for a feature film shooting soon in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Your car could be a star in feaure film shooting in Kamloops

Production company looking for several vehicles for use in a film being shot soon in Kamloops

Do you have a black, new model Lincoln town car like this one? It’s one of several vehicles wanted for a feature film shooting soon in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Amy Newman follows the route of the Cariboo Waggon Road — now Highway 97 — through Clinton. (Photo credit: New Pathways to Gold Society)

Grant received for Cariboo Waggon Road restoration project north of Clinton

New Pathways to Gold hopes to start work this summer on restoring sections of historic road

Amy Newman follows the route of the Cariboo Waggon Road — now Highway 97 — through Clinton. (Photo credit: New Pathways to Gold Society)
Chevy stranded on a ledge above a rocky canyon at Mimi Falls near Logan Lake, April 28, 2021. (Photo credit: Margot Wikjord)

Police officer and fire chief team up in risky rescue of stranded dog near Logan Lake

Chevy, a rescue dog, needed rescuing again after getting stuck on a ledge above rocky canyon

Chevy stranded on a ledge above a rocky canyon at Mimi Falls near Logan Lake, April 28, 2021. (Photo credit: Margot Wikjord)
Ashcroft Library branch head Deanna Porter with some of the items in the library’s book sale, which runs through mid-June and will clear some space on the shelves in advance of aplanned refurbishment of the library interior. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Library sale features books, magazines, DVDs, and more

Branch is looking to clear out items in advance of a refurbishment later this year

Ashcroft Library branch head Deanna Porter with some of the items in the library’s book sale, which runs through mid-June and will clear some space on the shelves in advance of aplanned refurbishment of the library interior. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)