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Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files

Ashcroft council asks for meeting with SD74 about school disposal

Council has requested Zoom meeting to discuss property disposal process for Ashcroft Elementary

Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files
A power outage Thursday night left nearly 3,000 homes in Clinton and the 70 Mile areas in the dark. (Katie McCullough photo).

Updated: Clinton, 70 Mile left in the dark after vehicle crashes into transmission pole

BC Hydro still working to restore power to 330 homes in 70 Mile House

A power outage Thursday night left nearly 3,000 homes in Clinton and the 70 Mile areas in the dark. (Katie McCullough photo).
Wayne Marchant rests on a memorial bench in honour of his late wife Sharon at the Clinton dog park. He had been waiting seven years for the bench. (Photo submitted).

Clinton memorial bench honours ‘lover of animals’

Bench, located in Clinton dog park, is one of two in the village so far.

Wayne Marchant rests on a memorial bench in honour of his late wife Sharon at the Clinton dog park. He had been waiting seven years for the bench. (Photo submitted).
Ashcroft HUB offers everything from recreation programs to theatre at the former Ashcroft elementary. (Photo credit: Jessica Clement)

Communication consultation to start on Ashcroft school disposal

SD74 trustees agreed to start the process, despite requests from Ashcroft HUB Society to delay it.

Ashcroft HUB offers everything from recreation programs to theatre at the former Ashcroft elementary. (Photo credit: Jessica Clement)
Cache Creek has seen a 14 percent increase in property assessments, as of July 1, 2020.

Cache Creek, Logan Lake see increases in average property assessments

Increases up 14 and 15 percent respectively

Cache Creek has seen a 14 percent increase in property assessments, as of July 1, 2020.
At a recent presentation to Ashcroft council, a representative from Dawson Road Maintenance — which clears snow from Highway 97C — confirmed that the goal is to have the sidewalk on the Ashcroft bridge (seen here during a classic car parade on June 13, 2020) cleared within 24 hours after a snowfall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft council hears update about area highway maintenance

Village is also debt-free after paying off its two outstanding long-term debts 15 years early

At a recent presentation to Ashcroft council, a representative from Dawson Road Maintenance — which clears snow from Highway 97C — confirmed that the goal is to have the sidewalk on the Ashcroft bridge (seen here during a classic car parade on June 13, 2020) cleared within 24 hours after a snowfall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The wooden sign at the entrance to the parking lot at the Heritage Park in Ashcroft blew down in high winds on Oct. 10. Council has made an assessment of the park and its structures one of the priorities in its new strategic plan. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft council lays out strategic plan for next two years

Trails master plan, a second North Ashcroft reservoir, and the Heritage Park all on the list

The wooden sign at the entrance to the parking lot at the Heritage Park in Ashcroft blew down in high winds on Oct. 10. Council has made an assessment of the park and its structures one of the priorities in its new strategic plan. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Claudia Cornwall has written a new book on the 2017 wildfires, which provides personal snapshots of the worst fire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Submitted)

New book looks at B.C.’s worst wildfire season

‘British Columbia in Flames’ provides intimate snapshots of a harrowing time

Claudia Cornwall has written a new book on the 2017 wildfires, which provides personal snapshots of the worst fire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Historic Ashcroft sign, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Ashcroft Slough Society requests turned down by council

Society had requested grant-in-aid, letter of support, and grant administration support

Historic Ashcroft sign, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
The Clinton Volunteer Fire Department is looking for a few good men and women to help them provide fire protection for the Village and its environs. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Clinton Volunteer Fire Department looking for new members

Dwindling numbers a concern, and could mean increased home insurance costs

The Clinton Volunteer Fire Department is looking for a few good men and women to help them provide fire protection for the Village and its environs. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The Ashcroft Slough Society is seeking assistance from the Village of Ashcroft to help their campaign of gaining public access to the slough site. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Ashcroft Slough Society requests letter, funding from council

At a recent council meeting, a spokesperson discussed the importance of the slough for residents

The Ashcroft Slough Society is seeking assistance from the Village of Ashcroft to help their campaign of gaining public access to the slough site. (Photo credit: Facebook)
100 Mile Conservation officer Joel Kline gingerly holds an injured but very much alive bald eagle after extracting him from a motorist’s minivan. (Photo submitted)

Rescued bald eagle that came to life in B.C. man’s car had lead poisoning

Bird is on medication and recovering in rehab centre

100 Mile Conservation officer Joel Kline gingerly holds an injured but very much alive bald eagle after extracting him from a motorist’s minivan. (Photo submitted)
Carol and Rick Blacklaws with the subject of their new book, The Fraser: River of Life and Legend . (Photo credit: Submitted)

New book celebrates Fraser River in all its glory and diversity

Husband and wife share their love of Fraser River via words and photographs

Carol and Rick Blacklaws with the subject of their new book, The Fraser: River of Life and Legend . (Photo credit: Submitted)
Historic Ashcroft sign, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Restaurant patio licences extended in Ashcroft for another year

Council decision enables establishments to keep outdoor patios through October 2021

Historic Ashcroft sign, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
Ashcroft looks into hiring bylaw officer with Cache Creek, Clinton

Ashcroft looks into hiring bylaw officer with Cache Creek, Clinton

Funding available to help communities hire bylaw during COVID-19 state of emergency

Ashcroft looks into hiring bylaw officer with Cache Creek, Clinton
Developer balks at paying portion of drainage study in Ashcroft

Developer balks at paying portion of drainage study in Ashcroft

Village says it cannot cover the cost incurred for private developments

Developer balks at paying portion of drainage study in Ashcroft

Cache Creek hit hard by COVID-19

Cache Creek is seeing higher-than-usual numbers of tax deferrals this year as a result of COVID-19.

Clinton youth competes in high school rodeo

Clinton youth competes in high school rodeo

He didn’t bring home a buckle, but a trip to the NSRA finals was still a win for Wyatt McCullough.

Clinton youth competes in high school rodeo
Member of the Ashcroft Slough Society is fighting to gain public access to Ashcroft Slough. (L-R) Susan McLean, Marina Papais, Dora Winwood, Gloria Mertens and Dan Collett, standing above at CN rail level (Leith McLean, photo)

New society seeks access to Ashcroft Slough

The Ashcroft Slough Society will lobby the Ashcroft Terminal to provide public access to the site.

Member of the Ashcroft Slough Society is fighting to gain public access to Ashcroft Slough. (L-R) Susan McLean, Marina Papais, Dora Winwood, Gloria Mertens and Dan Collett, standing above at CN rail level (Leith McLean, photo)
Province to start ‘rehabilitating’ old forestry roads

Province to start ‘rehabilitating’ old forestry roads

The rehabilitation work includes a combined 200 kilometres of road.

Province to start ‘rehabilitating’ old forestry roads