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The start of the Elephant Hill wildfire (marked with “X”) in relation to the entrance of the railway tunnel. (BC Wildfire image obtained through FOI)

FOI documents offer closer look at cause of Elephant Hill wildfire

Conditions were right for ignition from a cigarette

The start of the Elephant Hill wildfire (marked with “X”) in relation to the entrance of the railway tunnel. (BC Wildfire image obtained through FOI)
Police watchdog investigating after 100 Mile man dies two days after being arrested

Police watchdog investigating after 100 Mile man dies two days after being arrested

The man had been released by RCMP on June 26 and taken to a shelter, where he was found dead the next day

Police watchdog investigating after 100 Mile man dies two days after being arrested
The hot tub at the Ashcroft Pool, pictured in July 2020, has been closed for four seasons, but grant funding means that the Village can proceed with replacing the tub with a new and improved model. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft receives grants to get new hot tub and lift station

‘The hot tub is a major benefit for many residents’

The hot tub at the Ashcroft Pool, pictured in July 2020, has been closed for four seasons, but grant funding means that the Village can proceed with replacing the tub with a new and improved model. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Rain prompts travel advisories, road closures in Cache Creek area

Rain prompts travel advisories, road closures in Cache Creek area

No stopping during heavy rain on highways near Cache Creek

Rain prompts travel advisories, road closures in Cache Creek area
Ashcroft council approves social media policy, starts Facebook page
Ashcroft council approves social media policy, starts Facebook page
A bighorn sheep released with a collar for tracking purposes. (Submitted photo)

Bighorn sheep undergoing COVID-like test

‘If only the bighorn sheep knew to socially-distance from their domestic cousins’

A bighorn sheep released with a collar for tracking purposes. (Submitted photo)
Health Care Thrift Store permitted to get a storage container
Health Care Thrift Store permitted to get a storage container
A mule deer tagged with a collar. (TJ Gooliaff - Fish and Wildlife Branch of FLNRORD)

Mule deer research project well underway in Cache Creek area

Study is probably biggest of its kind ever undertaken in province

A mule deer tagged with a collar. (TJ Gooliaff - Fish and Wildlife Branch of FLNRORD)
Ashcroft Terminal forms working group to discuss river access

Ashcroft Terminal forms working group to discuss river access

News from Ashcroft council’s regular meeting

Ashcroft Terminal forms working group to discuss river access
A group of protesters in September 2019 came out to support Angie and Duane Smith, who were being evicted from their own property by the TNRD for living in an RV just outside of Barriere. (Photo credit: Jamie Polmateer - Black Press Media).

RV habitation once again a discussion topic for TNRD

‘I don’t imagine for a moment that we’ve heard the last of the RV issue’

A group of protesters in September 2019 came out to support Angie and Duane Smith, who were being evicted from their own property by the TNRD for living in an RV just outside of Barriere. (Photo credit: Jamie Polmateer - Black Press Media).
Interior Health to resume elective surgeries

Interior Health to resume elective surgeries

“Our priority is to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19”

Interior Health to resume elective surgeries
A slide from the Ashcroft 2020 budget meeting showing some of the projects that are in the works for the Village. (Photo credit: Village of Ashcroft)

Ashcroft budget live stream meeting went well, says mayor

Despite a few technical difficulties, attendance and participation were good

A slide from the Ashcroft 2020 budget meeting showing some of the projects that are in the works for the Village. (Photo credit: Village of Ashcroft)
Lack of housing and housing diversity in Ashcroft, says report

Lack of housing and housing diversity in Ashcroft, says report

Details from the April 27 Ashcroft council meeting

Lack of housing and housing diversity in Ashcroft, says report
Kearl Lake oil sands project, north of Fort McMurray. (Imperial Oil/Facebook)

Kearl Lake workers from B.C. reminded to self-isolate due to COVID-19

15 laboratory-confirmed worker cases in B.C., 12 of which in Interior Health

Kearl Lake oil sands project, north of Fort McMurray. (Imperial Oil/Facebook)
Some of the trees burned by the Elephant Hill wildfire. (File photo)

2017 Elephant Hill wildfire most likely caused by smoking materials

Investigation did not identify who started the fire

Some of the trees burned by the Elephant Hill wildfire. (File photo)
A lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018. (THE CANADAIN PRESS)

BCLC re-introduces option to buy advanced tickets amid COVID-19 concerns

‘Suspending the option prompted players to leave their homes more frequently’

A lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018. (THE CANADAIN PRESS)
Village of Ashcroft cancels planned 2.5 per cent property tax increase

Village of Ashcroft cancels planned 2.5 per cent property tax increase

Council approves revised budget with taxes frozen and savings found in other areas

Village of Ashcroft cancels planned 2.5 per cent property tax increase
BCLC reminds people that players can purchase and check lottery tickets online. (BCLC logo)

Retail worker calls for an end to in-person lottery sales amidst COVID-19

‘They’re giving you the encouragement to go out daily and do your lottery’

BCLC reminds people that players can purchase and check lottery tickets online. (BCLC logo)
There will be a Category 2 and 3 fire ban in place as of Monday, April 16 in B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Black Press Media)

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

There will be a Category 2 and 3 fire ban in place as of Monday, April 16 in B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Black Press Media)
The location of the reported fire according to the BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire Service image)
The location of the reported fire according to the BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire Service image)