Barbara Roden

RCMP cruiser, no date.

One man apprehended after high-risk situation in Ashcroft

Distraught man made threats directed at police, potentially had access to firearms

RCMP cruiser, no date.
The Vernon Search and Rescue’s heli-winch team was called to assist in the rescue of two Shuswap backcountry sledders on April 2, 2021. (Photo credit: Vernon Search and Rescue)

2020 season busiest one ever for BC search and rescue groups

Call outs for assistance were up nearly 25 per cent over previous years

The Vernon Search and Rescue’s heli-winch team was called to assist in the rescue of two Shuswap backcountry sledders on April 2, 2021. (Photo credit: Vernon Search and Rescue)
The 2020 financial statements for Cache Creek show that the village needs to look at either increasing revenues or cutting services in order to maintain a balanced budget. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

Cache Creek council advised to increase revenues or cut services

Presentation also shows that continued use of Landfill Legacy Fund for operations is unsustainable

The 2020 financial statements for Cache Creek show that the village needs to look at either increasing revenues or cutting services in order to maintain a balanced budget. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
Former Cache Creek CAO Martin Dalsin. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek searching for new chief administrative officer

Incumbent returning to retirement two years into four-year term

Former Cache Creek CAO Martin Dalsin. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
The Clinton Annual Ball went ahead in 2020, albeit in a different format and with far fewer guests than usual. (Photo credit: Clinton Annual Ball committee)

Clinton Annual Ball postponed again in 2021, but still carries on

Thanks to some creativity, ball is still the longest continually-held event of its kind in Canada

The Clinton Annual Ball went ahead in 2020, albeit in a different format and with far fewer guests than usual. (Photo credit: Clinton Annual Ball committee)
The Thompson-Nicola Film Commission is looking for an unrenovated 1970s-style kitchen with cabinets overhanging a counter that looks into another room, similar to what’s pictured, for some location shooting in the area. (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Film Commission)

Community tax volunteers still accepting eligible clients

Plus Ashcroft Museum now open, street sweeping in Cache Creek, and looking for a 1970s kitchen

The Thompson-Nicola Film Commission is looking for an unrenovated 1970s-style kitchen with cabinets overhanging a counter that looks into another room, similar to what’s pictured, for some location shooting in the area. (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Film Commission)
Cache Creek pool, 2009. Photo credit: Journal files

Concerns, comments about pool bookend Cache Creek council meeting

Council revisits several previously decided motions due to procedural irregularities

Cache Creek pool, 2009. Photo credit: Journal files
A group of outdoor enthusiasts and heritage buffs learning more about the history of the iconic 1926 Alexandra Bridge during a pre-COVID-19 tour. (Photo credit: Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning)
A group of outdoor enthusiasts and heritage buffs learning more about the history of the iconic 1926 Alexandra Bridge during a pre-COVID-19 tour. (Photo credit: Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning)

Major grant will help refurbish historic Alexandra Bridge near Spuzzum

The 1926 bridge, which last saw vehicle traffic in 1964, is major attraction on Fraser Canyon drive

A group of outdoor enthusiasts and heritage buffs learning more about the history of the iconic 1926 Alexandra Bridge during a pre-COVID-19 tour. (Photo credit: Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning)
A group of outdoor enthusiasts and heritage buffs learning more about the history of the iconic 1926 Alexandra Bridge during a pre-COVID-19 tour. (Photo credit: Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning)
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)