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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

Can you spot the freeloading seed hiding in the fur behind the dog’s right ear? (Photo credit: TNIPMC)

Don’t give invasive plant seeds a free ride during the winter

People and their pets who are out in the backcountry can inadvertently become seed taxis

  • Dec 1, 2021
Kendra Taylor and her cat Twilight, who disappeared from Cache Creek on Sept. 21 and was turned in to the Port Coquitlam SPCA nearly two months later. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Cat comes back to Cache Creek home after two month disappearance

Twilight was found at highway rest stop miles from Cache Creek and turned in to PoCo SPCA

Vintage Christmas card, no date

Rockin’ and Talkin’ With the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Get set for Christmas with a fun and festive holiday quiz

  • Dec 1, 2021
Vintage Christmas card, no date
Spud, located in Maple Ridge, is just one of the pets in BC SPCA care looking for a forever home. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA offers adoption special to make space for displaced pets

Half-price adoptions through Dec. 8 give deserving animals the chance to find a forever home

Spud, located in Maple Ridge, is just one of the pets in BC SPCA care looking for a forever home. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
“Have Taken Over Ashcroft Toggery” (Dec. 2, 1971): “Mr. and Mrs. Norman Helland of Kimberley, B.C. have recently purchased the Ashcroft Toggery Ltd., and are operaing the business in the name of Ashcroft Toggery. Fran and Norm as you will know them, will maintain a full line of ladies’ and children’s wear. Once the Hellands get acquainted and familiar with their surroundings they are quite anxious to join the activities in the community, both are ardent skiers in the winter and like to fish in the summer.” (Photo credit: Journal archives)

In 1921, rail washouts have cattle hoofing it down the Cariboo Road

Plus skating in Ashcroft (1896), an unexpected landing (1946), and local election candidates (1971)

“Have Taken Over Ashcroft Toggery” (Dec. 2, 1971): “Mr. and Mrs. Norman Helland of Kimberley, B.C. have recently purchased the Ashcroft Toggery Ltd., and are operaing the business in the name of Ashcroft Toggery. Fran and Norm as you will know them, will maintain a full line of ladies’ and children’s wear. Once the Hellands get acquainted and familiar with their surroundings they are quite anxious to join the activities in the community, both are ardent skiers in the winter and like to fish in the summer.” (Photo credit: Journal archives)
Santa Claus Christmas Christmas Card Reindeer, Pixabay, no date

‘Dear Santa: Can I have all the homeless kids to be non homeless?’

Letters to Santa from Mrs. Crooks-Smith’s Grade 4/5 class at Desert Sands Community School

  • Dec 1, 2021
Santa Claus Christmas Christmas Card Reindeer, Pixabay, no date
An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)

Something brewing for craft beer aficionados in new year with BC Beer Con

In-person craft beer conference takes place in February in New Westminster, B.C.

An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)
Ashcroft/Cache Creek Seniors' activities such as Bingo are doing very well and bringing lots of enjoyment. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Centre plans to get going again

After an almost two year hiatus, centre is holding a meet and greet on Jan. 4

Ashcroft/Cache Creek Seniors' activities such as Bingo are doing very well and bringing lots of enjoyment. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Sue Peters of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club (standing, far l), Kris Billy of Thompson-Cariboo Minor Hockey Association (kneeling, second from l), and Starla Dixon, manager of the Tim Hortons at the Travel Centre (kneeling, far r), along with Lions club and local sports organization members, during the presentation of a cheque from the Smile Cookies campaign. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Smile! Local Lions club raises nearly $6,000 for minor sports

Ashcroft and District Lions Club members had another successful Smile Cookies campaign

Sue Peters of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club (standing, far l), Kris Billy of Thompson-Cariboo Minor Hockey Association (kneeling, second from l), and Starla Dixon, manager of the Tim Hortons at the Travel Centre (kneeling, far r), along with Lions club and local sports organization members, during the presentation of a cheque from the Smile Cookies campaign. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
“Buildings Going Up On The New Mesa Subdivision, Ashcroft” (Nov. 18, 1971): “The Mesa Vista subdivision overlooking Ashcroft has become popular for home seekers, as can be seen by the number of lovely new homes being built there. Basements have been laid for other dwellings also.” (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1921, heavy floods wipe out train service to Williams Lake

Plus a proposed air service for Ashcroft and plans for a ‘Sage and Sands’ trailer park in Cache Creek

“Buildings Going Up On The New Mesa Subdivision, Ashcroft” (Nov. 18, 1971): “The Mesa Vista subdivision overlooking Ashcroft has become popular for home seekers, as can be seen by the number of lovely new homes being built there. Basements have been laid for other dwellings also.” (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign with extra flood donation goal

Divisional secretary Mike Leland says this year’s need is ‘through the roof’

  • Nov 22, 2021
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Nov 22, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)

Salvation Army launches emergency response in support of flood victims

Agency on front lines in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna

The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)
A festive piece created by quilters in Clinton. (Photo credit: Jo Gosset)

Clinton quilting group welcomes anyone who wants to get crafty

Drop-in group meets every Monday and invites new members to come on by

A festive piece created by quilters in Clinton. (Photo credit: Jo Gosset)
The gift shop at Historic Hat Creek will be open for four weekends starting Nov. 20, providing a unique shopping opportunity in the run-up to Christmas. (Photo credit: HHC)

Historic Hat Creek gift shop opening for Christmas shopping

Store has many unique gifts, and customers don’t have to worry about supply chain or delivery issues

The gift shop at Historic Hat Creek will be open for four weekends starting Nov. 20, providing a unique shopping opportunity in the run-up to Christmas. (Photo credit: HHC)
(Nov. 11, 1971): ‘Chief Dan George Boosts Christmas Seal Campaign’: Chief Dan George was the official sponsor for the Canada-wide Christmas Seals campaign, which raised funds for the fight against tuberculosis. The <em>Journal</em> reported that ‘Christmas Seals are in the mail to 2,300 homes in the South Cariboo area, where the campaign is being handled by members of the Order of the Royal Purple, Ashcroft Lodge No. 262, with Mrs. Anita Moore as chairman. Other members of the Christmas Seal Committee are: Carol Brennan, Louise Chernenkoff, Vi Robb, Alice Pittman, and Audrey Hurtubise.’ All spellings as per original article. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1971, ‘Flying Phil’ marks opening of new town of Logan Lake

Plus basket ball is a hit (1921), and water conservation is a concern in Cache Creek (1971)

(Nov. 11, 1971): ‘Chief Dan George Boosts Christmas Seal Campaign’: Chief Dan George was the official sponsor for the Canada-wide Christmas Seals campaign, which raised funds for the fight against tuberculosis. The <em>Journal</em> reported that ‘Christmas Seals are in the mail to 2,300 homes in the South Cariboo area, where the campaign is being handled by members of the Order of the Royal Purple, Ashcroft Lodge No. 262, with Mrs. Anita Moore as chairman. Other members of the Christmas Seal Committee are: Carol Brennan, Louise Chernenkoff, Vi Robb, Alice Pittman, and Audrey Hurtubise.’ All spellings as per original article. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft in November 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Toys for Joys and Santa for Seniors make Christmas a bit brighter

Both campaigns match gifts with recipients to spread some holiday cheer

Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft in November 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)