Community

Garbage cleaned up in Spences Bridge earlier this year. A similar clean-up is planned for Ashcroft starting on April 22. (Photo credit: Kathleen Kinasewich)

Let’s Pick It Up campaign aims to give Ashcroft a spring clean

Grassroots initiative looking for volunteers to help clean up the community

First Alexandra Bridge pictured in 1868 from the west bank of the Fraser River, with tollhouse on left. (Photo credit: Quesnel and District Museum and Archives)

First Alexandra Bridge is long gone, but lives on in pictures

First bridge in operation from 1863 to 1894, when flooding badly damaged the structure

Janice Maurice, president of the South Cariboo Museum Society, and vice-president Peter Brandle, hope to see the Clinton Museum reopen its doors this spring. (Kelly Sinoski - 100 Mile Free Press).

Clinton Museum anticipated to reopen this year

Society board waiting to hear from province on health orders.

Ashcroft Communities in Bloom volunteers ready to get growing at the Heritage Park in May 2019. A work bee is being organized for April 18, and the daylily bed (pictured) will be one of the areas tackled. (Photo credit: David Gory)

Ashcroft CiB holding Heritage Park work bee on April 18

Community members invited to lend a hand and get the Heritage Park sparkling for the season

  • Apr 14, 2021
Ashcroft Communities in Bloom volunteers ready to get growing at the Heritage Park in May 2019. A work bee is being organized for April 18, and the daylily bed (pictured) will be one of the areas tackled. (Photo credit: David Gory)
Anyone out walking on area trails at this time of year should beware of taking burdock hooks (pictured) for a ride, and transporting the invasive plant to fresh pastures. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)

Stop invasives in your tracks if you’re hitting the trail

Know when, where, and how to enjoy spring back country adventures without invasive plants

  • Apr 7, 2021
Anyone out walking on area trails at this time of year should beware of taking burdock hooks (pictured) for a ride, and transporting the invasive plant to fresh pastures. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)
(clockwise from top l) Easter Scavenger Hunt grand prize winners Kendra, Alex, Jackie, Averley, and Ella Frediani. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Scavenger hunt prize draw winners look forward to summer swimming

The Frediani family of Ashcroft won a gift basket including a family pool pass

(clockwise from top l) Easter Scavenger Hunt grand prize winners Kendra, Alex, Jackie, Averley, and Ella Frediani. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom plant swap will once again be taking place outside 210 Brink Street starting on april 17 and running through May 22. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Calling all gardeners: Ashcroft CiB plant swap coming soon

Plants can be dropped off or picked up between April 17 and May 22

  • Apr 7, 2021
The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom plant swap will once again be taking place outside 210 Brink Street starting on april 17 and running through May 22. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Time flies image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Make the most of your time while you have the opportunity

  • Mar 31, 2021
Time flies image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 29, 2021
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
Members of the Ashcroft HUB Society board celebrate the recent decision of School District No. 74 to transfer ownership of the former Ashcroft Elementary School property to the society. (Photo credit: River Winwood)

HUB Society board happy about decision regarding former school

School District No. 74 recently voted to transfer ownership of former Ashcroft Elementary to the HUB

Members of the Ashcroft HUB Society board celebrate the recent decision of School District No. 74 to transfer ownership of the former Ashcroft Elementary School property to the society. (Photo credit: River Winwood)
Ashcroft Better at Home friendly visitors (from l) Lilly, Grumpy, and Hunnee dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day 2021. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Friendly visitors aren’t horsing around about spreading smiles

Three adorable miniature horses have been huge hits as they make visits in Ashcroft

Ashcroft Better at Home friendly visitors (from l) Lilly, Grumpy, and Hunnee dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day 2021. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Black-eyed Susans are a popular option if you want a splash of yellow in your garden. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Clinton CiB encourages yellow ‘Hope Gardens’ everywhere in 2021

Seedy Sunday event in Clinton on April 11 will have Hope Garden starter kits available

Black-eyed Susans are a popular option if you want a splash of yellow in your garden. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Cache Creek and Clinton are holding a variety of free, fun Easter events and activities for children of all ages. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Cache Creek and Clinton have Easter activities for everyone

The Easter Bunny himself will be touring Clinton — with a police escort — on April 4

Cache Creek and Clinton are holding a variety of free, fun Easter events and activities for children of all ages. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
Paige Annett’s Remembrance Day colour poster was sent to the zone competition in Williams Lake. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Clinton students remember veterans in words and posters

Three students see their creations advance to Legion zone competition in Williams Lake

Paige Annett’s Remembrance Day colour poster was sent to the zone competition in Williams Lake. (Photo credit: Submitted)
A U-13 match in the South Cariboo Minor Soccer Association in June 2019. The soccer season is expected to resume this year for play and training. (Photo credit: Deanna Hayes)

South Cariboo Minor Soccer Association gets ready for kickoff

Association aiming for mid-April start for teams from Ashcroft, Clinton, Lillooet, and area

A U-13 match in the South Cariboo Minor Soccer Association in June 2019. The soccer season is expected to resume this year for play and training. (Photo credit: Deanna Hayes)
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Even though the Seniors’ Centre is closed, running it is an ongoing task

  • Mar 9, 2021
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
(from l) Scavenger hunt organizers Joyce Buckland, Phyllis Rainey, Shirley Holowchuk, and Kitty Murray with some of the prizes awaiting participants in this year’s event. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft scavenger hunt open to all ages: no kids required

Second annual event begins on March 18 and promises prizes for all participants

(from l) Scavenger hunt organizers Joyce Buckland, Phyllis Rainey, Shirley Holowchuk, and Kitty Murray with some of the prizes awaiting participants in this year’s event. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Parishioners at Cross Roads Pentecostal Assembly arranged a drive-by for people to say farewell to Pastor Scott Chadwick and his wife Cathy on Feb. 27 and present them with flowers, balloons, and a card and gift of thanks. (from l) LeClare Tidsbury, Scott and Cathy Chadwick, Melody and Pat Lutzmann, and Marilyn and Andy Anderson. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Pastor tries for retirement again after call to Cache Creek

Scott Chadwick of Cross Roads Pentecostal was ready to retire in 2016 before coming to Cache Creek

Parishioners at Cross Roads Pentecostal Assembly arranged a drive-by for people to say farewell to Pastor Scott Chadwick and his wife Cathy on Feb. 27 and present them with flowers, balloons, and a card and gift of thanks. (from l) LeClare Tidsbury, Scott and Cathy Chadwick, Melody and Pat Lutzmann, and Marilyn and Andy Anderson. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

From pets to wildlife, BC SPCA offers animal education programs geared to youth

BC SPCA offering virtual spring break camps, workshops and school presentations

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)