Melissa Smalley

Thompson View Lodge assisted living facility, Ashcroft, January 2021. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Ashcroft to reimburse Thompson View Manor for utility overpayment

Facility was overcharged for garbage collection dating back to 2017

Thompson View Lodge assisted living facility, Ashcroft, January 2021. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Officials are warning about several wild birds found dead - including bald eagles - that have tested positive for avian flu. (Black Press Media file photo)

Avian flu confirmed in bald eagle found near 100 Mile House

Wild birds across B.C. testing positive for H5N1 virus

Officials are warning about several wild birds found dead - including bald eagles - that have tested positive for avian flu. (Black Press Media file photo)
The hot tub at the Ashcroft Pool (the site of which is pictured in July 2020) has been closed since 2016, but work on installing a new one is scheduled to start soon. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Work on installing new hot tub at Ashcroft Pool to start soon

No guarantee as to whether or not hot tub will be ready for use this season

The hot tub at the Ashcroft Pool (the site of which is pictured in July 2020) has been closed since 2016, but work on installing a new one is scheduled to start soon. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files

Ashcroft facing 2.5% tax increase, no rise in utility fees

2022 budget and five-year financial plan to be presented to public in April

Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files
Ashcroft’s new community garden, beside the blue truck at the south end of the Heritage Park on Railway, will be opening this spring. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft’s new community garden taking shape near Heritage Park

Garden should be ready to go in June, and beds can be reserved by contacting the village office

Ashcroft’s new community garden, beside the blue truck at the south end of the Heritage Park on Railway, will be opening this spring. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Village of Ashcroft is looking to twin the underground water reservoir on this property in North Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft applying for $3 million grant for reservoir project

Project involves twinning the North Ashcroft reservoir to increase capacity

The Village of Ashcroft is looking to twin the underground water reservoir on this property in North Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files

Ashcroft planning session shows progress on village priorities

Staff and council reviewed Ashcroft’s strategic plan to see status of numerous projects

Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files
Campfire, no date, stock image

Backyard campfires now allowed in Ashcroft

Residents need a free permit in order to have campfires no larger than 0.5 metres by 0.5 metres

Campfire, no date, stock image
Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files

The Village of Ashcroft is reviewing its grant-in-aid policy

Council looking at moving to two intakes a year instead of considering requests year-round

Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files
Village of Ashcroft

Village of Ashcroft cash flow in ‘good position’

Tax increase for 2022 will be 2.5 per cent with no change to current utility rates

Village of Ashcroft
Pictured is a BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. (BCHES/Special to The News)

Dramatic increase in overdose deaths in South Cariboo

100 Mile House’s health area saw a 200 percent increase last year

Pictured is a BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. (BCHES/Special to The News)
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Fraudulent ‘gifting circle’ investigated in 100 Mile House

RCMP say the scheme has affected a number of people in the community

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A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)
A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)

B.C. emergency crews team up, use helicopter to rescue woman from South Cariboo mountain

South Cariboo search and rescue enlists help from North Shore to airlift injured snowmobiler

A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)
A Talon helicopter takes off from Big Timothy Mountain following a rescue operation with South Cariboo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue. (SCSAR photo)
Melonie Eva is the primary complainant in the human rights case against the owner of Spruce Hills Resort and Spa. File photo.

South Cariboo resort owner’s discrimination appeal dismissed

Kin Wa Chan, owner of Spruce Hills Resort, will have to pay out $173,000 to seven former employees

Melonie Eva is the primary complainant in the human rights case against the owner of Spruce Hills Resort and Spa. File photo.
Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files

Ashcroft seeking ALC exclusion for north Ashcroft reservoir land

Move will facilitate building a second reservoir on the site to increase capacity

Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files
Ashcroft’s lift station #1 is currently being replaced, as part of ongoing work on the village’s sewage treatment plant and system. A proposed report will examine what other repairs and upgrades need to be carried out. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft to go ahead with assessment of sewage treatment plant

Report will determine what upgrades and repairs are needed

Ashcroft’s lift station #1 is currently being replaced, as part of ongoing work on the village’s sewage treatment plant and system. A proposed report will examine what other repairs and upgrades need to be carried out. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
RCMP are investigating a homicide in 70 Mile House. (File photo)

Man dead in Boxing Day homicide in B.C.’s South Cariboo; RCMP investigating

Major crimes unit investigating after 52-year-old man died on Boxing Day in 70 Mile House

RCMP are investigating a homicide in 70 Mile House. (File photo)
Greta on the day she was brought 'home' at four months old, only to run away that very night. (Submitted photo)

Born to be wild: Goat finds family with herd of deer

Greta the Goat sought freedom from the start

Greta on the day she was brought 'home' at four months old, only to run away that very night. (Submitted photo)
A bylaw allowing Ashcroft residents to have backyard campfires is in the works, but permits are not available until it has been adopted. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Ashcroft now a step closer to allowing backyard campfires

A free permit will be required by anyone wanting to have a campfire in their yard

A bylaw allowing Ashcroft residents to have backyard campfires is in the works, but permits are not available until it has been adopted. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Residents at Clinton Creek Estates finish up their lunch in the brand new dining room. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Clinton Creek Estates welcoming residents

After more than a decade of work, the doors are open at new seniors’ residence

Residents at Clinton Creek Estates finish up their lunch in the brand new dining room. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)