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Luna was missing for 17 days before she was found Tuesday. (Photo submitted).
Luna was missing for 17 days before she was found Tuesday. (Photo submitted).
A sample Voyent Alert notification message. Ashcroft residents can sign up for the free service, which delivers urgent communications in a variety of ways. (Photo credit: Voyent Alert)

Ashcroft on alert: new notification system offered to residents

Voyent Alert offers residents free, customized way to receive critical information and alerts

A sample Voyent Alert notification message. Ashcroft residents can sign up for the free service, which delivers urgent communications in a variety of ways. (Photo credit: Voyent Alert)
The Tree of Heaven, an aggressive plant, pictured on Tingley Street in Ashcroft, August 2018. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

TNRD offers help in whacking invasive plants in Ashcroft

Ashcroft is being offered a helping hand in eradicating invasive plant species…

The Tree of Heaven, an aggressive plant, pictured on Tingley Street in Ashcroft, August 2018. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Independent Investigations Office. (File photo)

Clinton RCMP officer will not face charges after suspect suffered injuries in arrest

Independent Investigations Office (IIO) says officers acted lawfully, in execution of their duties.

The Independent Investigations Office. (File photo)
A petition is circulating to keep convicted murder David Ennis from getting parole. Ennis murdered the Johnson and Bentley families in Wells Gray Park in 1982. (Tammy Arishenkoff/change.org)

Petition started to keep convicted killer in Wells Gray Park murders behind bars

David Ennis, formerly David Shearing, is up for parole in July.

A petition is circulating to keep convicted murder David Ennis from getting parole. Ennis murdered the Johnson and Bentley families in Wells Gray Park in 1982. (Tammy Arishenkoff/change.org)
One of the new working groups established by Ashcroft council will look at the structures, buildings, and trees in the Heritage Park. It was prompted by damage to the park when the 20-year-old wooden sign at the entrance to the parking lot was blown over by high winds in October 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft working groups address fire, flooding, trails, and more

Strategic plan initiatives all the focus of separate groups that will advise on action

One of the new working groups established by Ashcroft council will look at the structures, buildings, and trees in the Heritage Park. It was prompted by damage to the park when the 20-year-old wooden sign at the entrance to the parking lot was blown over by high winds in October 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Clinton’s supportive seniors’ housing facility is taking shape. The Clinton and District Assisted Living Society hopes to welcome new residents in September. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)

Clinton’s new seniors’ housing facility rapidly taking shape

New 20-unit facility hopes to be welcoming residents by September 2021

Clinton’s supportive seniors’ housing facility is taking shape. The Clinton and District Assisted Living Society hopes to welcome new residents in September. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)
Clinton’s supportive seniors’ housing facility is taking shape. The Clinton and District Assisted Living Society hopes to welcome new residents in September. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Seniors’ housing facility in Clinton shaping up

If all goes to plan, new residents could be moving in this fall.

Clinton’s supportive seniors’ housing facility is taking shape. The Clinton and District Assisted Living Society hopes to welcome new residents in September. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
The Village of Ashcroft is looking for grant funding to undertake renovations and upgrades estimated at $700,000 at the Ashcroft fire hall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft applies for grant for major upgrades to fire hall

Ashcroft council will apply for an Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program grant…

The Village of Ashcroft is looking for grant funding to undertake renovations and upgrades estimated at $700,000 at the Ashcroft fire hall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Murray Zelt caught a 27-pound lake trout on Horse Lake on Jan. 27. (Jeff McMichael photo - submitted)

BC fisherman reels in a whopper while on call with surgeon

Murray Zelt gets lucky, catching ‘trophy type of fish’

Murray Zelt caught a 27-pound lake trout on Horse Lake on Jan. 27. (Jeff McMichael photo - submitted)
Murray Zelt caught a 27-pound lake trout on Horse Lake on Jan. 27. (Jeff McMichael photo - submitted)

B.C. fisherman reels in a whopper while on call with surgeon

Murray Zelt gets lucky, catching ‘trophy type of fish’

Murray Zelt caught a 27-pound lake trout on Horse Lake on Jan. 27. (Jeff McMichael photo - submitted)
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.
100 Mile Conservation Officer Joel Kline and YEP student Jill Matlock found themselves wrangling four horses on Highway 97 on Feb. 17. The horses were travelling at a steady trot up the highway after escaping their corral. (Jill Matlock photo - submitted).

Conservation officers wrangle horses on Highway 97

Jill Matlock never expected to be herding four horses in a truck.

100 Mile Conservation Officer Joel Kline and YEP student Jill Matlock found themselves wrangling four horses on Highway 97 on Feb. 17. The horses were travelling at a steady trot up the highway after escaping their corral. (Jill Matlock photo - submitted).
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)