Staff Writer

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.

Olivia, Liam top lists of new baby names in B.C.

Also popular were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava for girls, and Mason, Ethan, Lucas and Benjamin for boys (With interactive charts)

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.
UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.

#UsedHelps: Connecting Business with Canadian Charities

It's a first for Canadian buy and sell websites, where sellers can donate the proceeds of their sales directly to national, local charities.

UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.
Pierre Trudeau

TIMELINE: An interactive history of terrorist attacks and plots in Canada

From the FLQ and the War Measures Act to Al-Qaeda-inspired plotters, Canada has seen terrorism before. Interactive timeline.

Pierre Trudeau
Winning photo for Amateur Photographer of the Year

Amateur photographer contest winners announced

Steve Dutt has been named the Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year

Winning photo for Amateur Photographer of the Year
Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond

Teachers strike mediation hopes rise as Ready talks to BCTF, province

Negotiators for both sides in bitter strike expected to meet as early as today

Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond
Last year's People's Choice winner was Christina Dutkowski.

Vote for the People’s Choice ‘Best Photo’

Voting for the Next Generation People's Choice photo contest is open until Sept. 7 at midnight

Last year's People's Choice winner was Christina Dutkowski.
This photography

Your Best Shot finalists chosen

More than 2,100 entries received for the second annual contest

This photography
Rail cars sit away from the main train lines at Ashcroft Terminal.

Liberal caucus visits Ashcroft Terminal

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart hosts tour and luncheon at Ashcroft Terminal

Rail cars sit away from the main train lines at Ashcroft Terminal.
THIS HOUSE AT THE BEAM STATION beside Ashcroft Manor had a near miss from an uprooted tree in 2012

Gone, but they will not be forgotten

The historic houses of the Beam Station have been destroyed by fire, but their story lives on.

THIS HOUSE AT THE BEAM STATION beside Ashcroft Manor had a near miss from an uprooted tree in 2012

Local communities chosen for TNRD water conservation plan

Four local communities are taking part in a strategy that will map water and sewer systems.

Some of the younger athletes needed a helping hand during the Ashcroft Kids' TRY-athlon

Young athletes give it their all in TRY-athlon

More than 50 athletes participated in the second Kids' TRY-athlon during the Ashcroft Wellness Festival.

Some of the younger athletes needed a helping hand during the Ashcroft Kids' TRY-athlon
A young audience member is delighted to help Uncle Chris the Clown during the second annual Ashcroft Wellness Festival.

Fun in the park at Ashcroft Wellness Festival

The second annual Wellness Festival draws crowds for a wide range of activities.

A young audience member is delighted to help Uncle Chris the Clown during the second annual Ashcroft Wellness Festival.

Campfire ban now in effect

The Kamloops Fire Centre issues a ban on all campfires in the region.

Game on for cricket in Clinton

The Blue Sky Cricket Club is ready to go, and plays its first match on July 20.

Traffic bylaw under scrutiny

Ashcroft council to consider recommendations for changes to existing traffic bylaw, and other Council news

Clinton and Ashcroft among towns getting additionl funds

Small community fund grants will be boost for municipal revenue.

What’s in a name? Part 3: Spence’s bridge and Cook’s ferry

A trip south from Ashcroft to Spences Bridge looks at the stories behind some of the area place names.

Brand new playground equipment in Cache Creek Park. The new playground was officially opened on July 13.

New playground opens in Cache Creek

New playground equipment and a raised playground area officially opened on July 13.

Brand new playground equipment in Cache Creek Park. The new playground was officially opened on July 13.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton reaches out to an audience member during the grand entry of the delegates to the 2014 BC Elders Gathering at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

B.C.’s Elders Gathering in Penticton unique in Canada

More than 3,500 people attended the 38th annual Elders Gathering in Penticton July 7 to 9.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton reaches out to an audience member during the grand entry of the delegates to the 2014 BC Elders Gathering at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Rapidly changing libraries try to adjust to a brave new world

TNRD Library System seeks input on how and what to change in area libraries