Ken Alexander

Don’t leave food attractants in your yard, or bears might start making themselves at home.

Be bear aware as bruins fatten up for winter

Bears are still about, so don’t attract them to your property

Don’t leave food attractants in your yard, or bears might start making themselves at home.
Ashcroft 4-H Club membership bucking declining membership trend

Ashcroft 4-H Club membership bucking declining membership trend

Ashcroft, Cache Creek and 16 Mile members bolstered by young Cloverbuds

Ashcroft 4-H Club membership bucking declining membership trend
Kamloops Chamber of Commerce executive director Deb McClelland (left) and Community Futures Sun Country general manager Debra Arnott at a recent meeting in Ashcroft to discuss the idea of a regional Chamber. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Regional Chamber of Commerce concept getting support

Process starting with communication, group building, and strategic planning

Kamloops Chamber of Commerce executive director Deb McClelland (left) and Community Futures Sun Country general manager Debra Arnott at a recent meeting in Ashcroft to discuss the idea of a regional Chamber. Photo: Barbara Roden.
Members of the Ashcroft and District Health Care Auxiliary (HCA) and hospital staff gather to celebrate the latest donation to the hospital and Jackson House, made possible by the hard work of the HCA volunteers and the generosity of community members who support the HCA Thrift Store in Ashcroft. (back row from left) Louanne Prochnau, Barb Clark, Nick Lebedoff (HCA), Shirley Holowchuk (HCA), Donna Close, Marlene Grant, Kitty Murray (HCA), Debbie Thompson. (front row, from left) Jess Turnbull (HCA), Lanaray Porter, Amy Bordas, Hayley Stefanek. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Ashcroft Health Care Auxiliary very active in community

Auxiliary members raise money and donate locally, provincially, and to students

Members of the Ashcroft and District Health Care Auxiliary (HCA) and hospital staff gather to celebrate the latest donation to the hospital and Jackson House, made possible by the hard work of the HCA volunteers and the generosity of community members who support the HCA Thrift Store in Ashcroft. (back row from left) Louanne Prochnau, Barb Clark, Nick Lebedoff (HCA), Shirley Holowchuk (HCA), Donna Close, Marlene Grant, Kitty Murray (HCA), Debbie Thompson. (front row, from left) Jess Turnbull (HCA), Lanaray Porter, Amy Bordas, Hayley Stefanek. Photo: Barbara Roden.
Amie Dow (fourth from l) and Steve Clark (second from l) have been raising money for the Ashcroft Legion’s Children’s Christmas Party by doing barbecues. The last one was on Sept. 15 when Dow and some volunteers held one at Safety Mart and the Legion. They raised $430 for the party, and altogether they have collected around $4,000.

Ashcroft Legion hosting a children’s Christmas party

Fundraising has been successful; the next step is to get children signed up.

Amie Dow (fourth from l) and Steve Clark (second from l) have been raising money for the Ashcroft Legion’s Children’s Christmas Party by doing barbecues. The last one was on Sept. 15 when Dow and some volunteers held one at Safety Mart and the Legion. They raised $430 for the party, and altogether they have collected around $4,000.
Ashcroft’s newly-elected council at the council meeting on October 22. (from left) Mayor-elect Barbara Roden, councillors-elect Nadine Davenport, Deb Tuohey, Jonah Anstett, and Marilyn Anderson. Photo: Michelle Allen.

Ashcroft councillors-elect excited about being elected

Council newcomers bring different skill sets and some bright new ideas

Ashcroft’s newly-elected council at the council meeting on October 22. (from left) Mayor-elect Barbara Roden, councillors-elect Nadine Davenport, Deb Tuohey, Jonah Anstett, and Marilyn Anderson. Photo: Michelle Allen.
Ashcroft mayor-elect Barbara Roden. Photo: Christopher Roden.

Barbara Roden first woman elected as mayor in Ashcroft

Honoured by voters’ trust and looking forward to taking Village to next level

Ashcroft mayor-elect Barbara Roden. Photo: Christopher Roden.
Ashcroft has a new mayor

Ashcroft has a new mayor

Barbara Roden has been elected to sit in the top chair

Ashcroft has a new mayor
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EDITORIAL: Halloween is coming, so be scared, but be safe

Parents and motorists have a huge responsibility on Halloween night

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There’s lots coming up for young an d old at the Ashcroft HUB.

Local News Briefs: Lots happening at the HUB

Plus a haunted house, a moonlight drive-in movie, Bridging to Literacy, and more.

There’s lots coming up for young an d old at the Ashcroft HUB.
Everyone was all smiles for the cheque presentation from Tim Hortons to the Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department recently. The local Smile Cookie campaign raised $3,123 for the local fire department, which is going to use the money to help build a new fire training centre.

Smile Cookie Campaign a huge success for Tim Hortons and AVFD

Two anonymous donations had local firefighters and staff busy making cookies

Everyone was all smiles for the cheque presentation from Tim Hortons to the Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department recently. The local Smile Cookie campaign raised $3,123 for the local fire department, which is going to use the money to help build a new fire training centre.
Community members enjoyed lunch at the community barbecue hosted by The Equality Project in Cache Creek on Sept. 22.

Community Resiliency Barbecue well-attended and opens some eyes

Equality Project provides services for people with financial, social, and spiritual needs

Community members enjoyed lunch at the community barbecue hosted by The Equality Project in Cache Creek on Sept. 22.
Conservation Officer Services organized four-day, 24-hour roadside wildlife checks at Cache Creek on the Thanksgiving Day long weekend. More than 1,500 hunters and anglers were checked. Photo: Ken Alexander.

More than 1,500 hunters, anglers stopped in local game check

Cache Creek roadside stop more about warnings and education than fines

Conservation Officer Services organized four-day, 24-hour roadside wildlife checks at Cache Creek on the Thanksgiving Day long weekend. More than 1,500 hunters and anglers were checked. Photo: Ken Alexander.
EDITORIAL: Communication is key to survival

EDITORIAL: Communication is key to survival

The civic election is well underway with just over two weeks left…

EDITORIAL: Communication is key to survival
Ken Alexander photo                                Cache Creek councillor candidates Wendy Coomber, left, Annette Pittman, Lisa Dafoe, Sue Peters and David Dubois were well-prepared and provided some good answers during the question-and-answer session of the All-candidates Forum at Cache Creek Community Hall on Oct. 1.

Cache Creek All-candidates Forum draws a good crowd

Councillor and mayoralty candidates well prepared, provided good answers

Ken Alexander photo                                Cache Creek councillor candidates Wendy Coomber, left, Annette Pittman, Lisa Dafoe, Sue Peters and David Dubois were well-prepared and provided some good answers during the question-and-answer session of the All-candidates Forum at Cache Creek Community Hall on Oct. 1.
EDITORIAL: Thank you for supporting Canada’s newspapers

EDITORIAL: Thank you for supporting Canada’s newspapers

Community newspapers chronicle lives of friend and neighbours

EDITORIAL: Thank you for supporting Canada’s newspapers
New organizer found for Ashcroft’s Terry Fox Run

New organizer found for Ashcroft’s Terry Fox Run

Ashcrofts 34th annual event raised $3,449.50 to add to previous $59,000 for cancer research

New organizer found for Ashcroft’s Terry Fox Run
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There will be elections in The Journal readership area

After a very slow start, candidate nomination papers flooded into Village offices

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West Fraser’s yard in Quesnel.                                West Fraser Mills photo

West Fraser monitoring Northern B.C. forest health – including spruce beetle

“We are delivering 200,000 to 400,000 cubic metres of timber per year from open market sources”

West Fraser’s yard in Quesnel.                                West Fraser Mills photo
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Current spruce beetle outbreak in Omineca region not unusual

Spruce ecosystems diversified and significantly different than lodgepole pine ecosystems

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