Barbara Roden

Loon Lake artist Susanne Kavalec has created “We (heart) Loon Lake” signs, and will also make custom signs for anyone who would like them personalized, or with the name of another community. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Ashcroft residents can have input on village’s burning bylaw

Plus a clean-up day in Cache Creek, customized signs from a Loon Lake artist, and more

Loon Lake artist Susanne Kavalec has created “We (heart) Loon Lake” signs, and will also make custom signs for anyone who would like them personalized, or with the name of another community. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Ashcroft resident Dan Cumming (l) receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Interior Health’s Lisa Colwell, LPN, at the community vaccination clinic in Ashcroft on May 3. The clinic — which ran from April 26 to May 6 — had 210 spots a day, and local residents made full use of it, with most of the spots filled each day. If you missed the Ashcroft or Clinton clinics, there are other opportunities in the IH region to get vaccinated. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

COVID vaccines available at some pharmacies in Interior Health

Vaccines can be booked directly with participating pharmacies

Ashcroft resident Dan Cumming (l) receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Interior Health’s Lisa Colwell, LPN, at the community vaccination clinic in Ashcroft on May 3. The clinic — which ran from April 26 to May 6 — had 210 spots a day, and local residents made full use of it, with most of the spots filled each day. If you missed the Ashcroft or Clinton clinics, there are other opportunities in the IH region to get vaccinated. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Flood and fire seasons have started, and having an emergency kit ready to go could be crucial for you and your family. (Photo credit: St. John Ambulance)

Flood and fire season increase need for emergency preparedness

More than half of BC residents say they don’t have an emergency kit packed and ready to go if needed

Flood and fire seasons have started, and having an emergency kit ready to go could be crucial for you and your family. (Photo credit: St. John Ambulance)
This house on Sunvalley Crescent in Cache Creek sold for above list price in February 2021. (Photo credit: eXp Realty)

Local housing market heating up with higher prices and more demand

House prices are up, selling time is down, and more people are looking to relocate to the region

This house on Sunvalley Crescent in Cache Creek sold for above list price in February 2021. (Photo credit: eXp Realty)
Ashcroft resident Kathy Cumming (l) gets the COVID-19 vaccine from Lisa Colwell, LPN on May 3. Nearly 40 per cent of eligible Interior Health residents have received their first COVID vaccination. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

More than 280,000 COVD vaccines administered in Interior Health

Almost 40% of eligible adults in Interior Health have received their first vaccine

Ashcroft resident Kathy Cumming (l) gets the COVID-19 vaccine from Lisa Colwell, LPN on May 3. Nearly 40 per cent of eligible Interior Health residents have received their first COVID vaccination. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Electric vehicle drivers who use BC Hydro fast charging stations, such as this one in Cache Creek which opened in July 2019, will now have to pay for their charging time. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

No more free ride: BC Hydro charging drivers at EV stations

As of May 1, drivers using BC Hydro fast charging stations will have to pay to do so

Electric vehicle drivers who use BC Hydro fast charging stations, such as this one in Cache Creek which opened in July 2019, will now have to pay for their charging time. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The pandemic has prompted man B.C. seniors to embrace new technology and social media platforms in order to stay connected with family and friends. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Pandemic has pushed many seniors to close the technology gap

A new report shows that BC seniors have embraced new technology, such as messaging and social media

The pandemic has prompted man B.C. seniors to embrace new technology and social media platforms in order to stay connected with family and friends. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Ashcroft Museum curator Kathy Paulos with some of the items in a new display, which includes two samplers (pictured) by Margaret Stobie. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Recent donation at the heart of new Ashcroft Museum display

Museum gets donations every year, and new online cataloguing system will make things easier to find

Ashcroft Museum curator Kathy Paulos with some of the items in a new display, which includes two samplers (pictured) by Margaret Stobie. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
‘What, you don’t like my song?’ Eurasian collared doves are early risers, to the frustration of many. (Photo credit: Alexis_Fotas/Pixabay)

The Editor’s Desk: Spring has sprung

Ah, spring! That wonderful time of year when the days get longer,…

‘What, you don’t like my song?’ Eurasian collared doves are early risers, to the frustration of many. (Photo credit: Alexis_Fotas/Pixabay)
Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files

Village offers grant funding opportunity to Clinton non-profits

Council votes to provide up to $50,000 to assist non-profit organizations hit hard by COVID-19

Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files
An alleged suspect in two Cache Creek crimes was caught on surveillance camera in April 2021,and police are hoping someone can identify him. (Photo credit: RCMP)

Alleged suspect in Cache Creek crimes caught on video

Police are hoping someone can identify man who is a suspect in two Cache Creek incidents

An alleged suspect in two Cache Creek crimes was caught on surveillance camera in April 2021,and police are hoping someone can identify him. (Photo credit: RCMP)
An information slide shared at the Cache Creek council meeting on May 3 shows the annual operating costs and revenues of the pool from 2009 to 2019. There is no provision in this year’s budget to open the pool for the 2021 season. (Photo credit: Village of Cache Creek)

Cache Creek faces 30% increase in taxes, 25% increase in utilities in 2021 budget

Financial position means pool will remain closed in 2021

An information slide shared at the Cache Creek council meeting on May 3 shows the annual operating costs and revenues of the pool from 2009 to 2019. There is no provision in this year’s budget to open the pool for the 2021 season. (Photo credit: Village of Cache Creek)
Members of the Ashcroft Art Club in 2019, including president Heidi Roy (back row, second from l) and Sidewalk Gallery curator Angela Bandelli (centre). (Photo credit: Submitted)

53rd Ashcroft art show going ahead with live and virtual shows

Artwork will be on display in the Sidewalk Gallery in Ashcroft and in an online show

Members of the Ashcroft Art Club in 2019, including president Heidi Roy (back row, second from l) and Sidewalk Gallery curator Angela Bandelli (centre). (Photo credit: Submitted)
An artist’s rendering shows the new patient care tower at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, which is set to open in summer 2022. (Photo credit: Royal Inland Hospital Foundation)

A market, music, mandalas, dinner, dancing and more coming up

There’s something for almost everyone coming to our region in the next few weeks

An artist’s rendering shows the new patient care tower at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, which is set to open in summer 2022. (Photo credit: Royal Inland Hospital Foundation)
‘I’ll have mine medium-rare’: Your backyard barbecue can be a powerful attractant for a hungry bear, whether you’re using it or not, so keep it clean and keep unwanted guests away from your yard. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Bears are back, so take steps to keep them away from your yard

Barbecues, bird feeders, and garbage are all powerful attractants for hungry bears

‘I’ll have mine medium-rare’: Your backyard barbecue can be a powerful attractant for a hungry bear, whether you’re using it or not, so keep it clean and keep unwanted guests away from your yard. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Picture perfect: horseback riders using the trail network near 70 Mile enjoy the scenery. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Group hopes to improve signage on multi-use trails near 70 Mile

75-kilometre network well-used by ATVs, hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, and snowmobilers

Picture perfect: horseback riders using the trail network near 70 Mile enjoy the scenery. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Travel restrictions stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay

The Editor’s Desk: Looking for loopholes

The recent travel restrictions have inspired a lot of people to try to find ways around them

Travel restrictions stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay
Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek public budget meeting taking place on April 29

Council went in-camera to discuss whether there would be a spring clean-up event

Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
Ashcroft community bus, November 2020. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Free transit from Cache Creek to Ashcroft for vaccine clinic

Interior Health and BC Transit offering free bus service to and from clinic on May 4 and May 6

Ashcroft community bus, November 2020. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
The freed osprey keeps a wary eye on its rescuers after being deposited on its nest. (Photo credit: Greg Hiltz)

Hydro crew in Ashcroft gets osprey rescue call-out they won’t soon forget

Bird was tangled in baling wire hanging from a hydro pole, necessitating a tricky rescue

The freed osprey keeps a wary eye on its rescuers after being deposited on its nest. (Photo credit: Greg Hiltz)