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Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Could be we tolerate each other’: Shuswap couple to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Humour part of the glue that’s kept Cathy and Ernie Baynes together

  • Aug 18, 2022
The last Arts on the Fly festival was in 2019 and took place earlier in the summer. A September date will include a slightly different format but lots of great acts. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Juno award-winning Romeros part of Horsefly’s Arts on the Fly 2022

Music festival releases full lineup for Sept. weekend event

The family of the late Byron Louie gathered for the unveiling of a new sign at the Sugar Cane Ball Diamond where the park was renamed in his honour on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Photo submitted)

COVID casualty, tournament organizer memorialized with Sugar Cane Ball Diamond dedication

Byron Louie died from COVID-19 in January, 2021 six days before his 47th birthday

The roof of St. Alban’s Church hall in Ashcroft was replaced in 2019 (pictured), and the church itself is set to get a new roof and steeple this fall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

St. Alban’s Church in Ashcroft is planning a roof-raising party

Volunteers to help install a new roof on the church are now being sought

  • Aug 17, 2022
The roof of St. Alban’s Church hall in Ashcroft was replaced in 2019 (pictured), and the church itself is set to get a new roof and steeple this fall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
An ad for the Gateway Groceteria from August 1947 is a reminder that ‘self service’ in retail establishments was a relatively new concept at the time, and was beginning to supplant the old model of having a clerk fill your order. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
An ad for the Gateway Groceteria from August 1947 is a reminder that ‘self service’ in retail establishments was a relatively new concept at the time, and was beginning to supplant the old model of having a clerk fill your order. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Stress is inevitable, but manageable. (Photo credit: Nick Youngson)

Taking care of mind, body, and spirit essential to manage stress

By Elvenia Gray-Sandiford Everyone experiences stress to some degree. Our responses to…

  • Aug 17, 2022
Stress is inevitable, but manageable. (Photo credit: Nick Youngson)
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)
Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)
Cory Gallant (c, with Roland Beaulieu and Remi Arsenault) will be playing at the Country in the Park concert in Ashcroft on Aug. 19. (Photo credit: Mike Bernard photography)

Country in the Park concert brings back barn dance spirit

Event features Canadian country music star Cory Gallant and the Red Dirt Posse

Cory Gallant (c, with Roland Beaulieu and Remi Arsenault) will be playing at the Country in the Park concert in Ashcroft on Aug. 19. (Photo credit: Mike Bernard photography)
Staff and volunteers at the Clinton Museum served up some World War II-era food at an event on July 17. (Photo credit: Clinton Museum)

Clinton Museum offering visitors a literal taste of history

Events offer a taste of the past, from the Gold Rush days to the 1950s

Staff and volunteers at the Clinton Museum served up some World War II-era food at an event on July 17. (Photo credit: Clinton Museum)
Ashcroft artist Debra Gow and some of her work at the opening of the Art Garden at The Bloomin’ Paintbrush in July. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft artist’s work on display at Kamloops exhibition

Debra Gow has two paintings at exhibit at Old Courthouse Gallery

Ashcroft artist Debra Gow and some of her work at the opening of the Art Garden at The Bloomin’ Paintbrush in July. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
This year’s Desert Daze in Spences Bridge will offer on-site camping for festival-goers for the first time. (Photo credit: Desert Daze)

Desert Daze now offering on-site camping for festival-goers

Camping spots will be available on the festival grounds for RVs, campers, and tents

This year’s Desert Daze in Spences Bridge will offer on-site camping for festival-goers for the first time. (Photo credit: Desert Daze)
The second Ashcroft school, pictured around 1890. By 1897 the school was felt to be too small for the number of students, and the provincial government was petitioned for funds to add a second room. A new, larger school would not be built until 1899. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1972, Cache Creek council cracks down on water scofflaws

Users who refuse to pay water rates told taps will be turned off until payment is made

The second Ashcroft school, pictured around 1890. By 1897 the school was felt to be too small for the number of students, and the provincial government was petitioned for funds to add a second room. A new, larger school would not be built until 1899. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Mental health graphic, Pixabay

Your Wellness Matters: Flexing our mental muscles

Mental wellness is as crucial to well-being as physical health

  • Aug 10, 2022
Mental health graphic, Pixabay
Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jessica MacNiel – is the reigning Miss Teenager World

TODAY IN B.C.: White Rock teen has made it her mission to separate beauty from appearance

Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)
The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

QUIZ: A celebration of the fruit harvest

In orchards around British Columbia, fruit pickers are hard at work

The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)
(from l) Andy May and Communities in Bloom judges Floortje Molenaar and Dustin de Jongh had a look at some of the regional trails and facilities during their recent visit to Clinton. (Photo credit: Yvette May)

Best of Clinton on display for BC Communities in Bloom judges

Judges tour town, including Clinton Creek Estates, museum, community garden, and more

  • Aug 5, 2022
(from l) Andy May and Communities in Bloom judges Floortje Molenaar and Dustin de Jongh had a look at some of the regional trails and facilities during their recent visit to Clinton. (Photo credit: Yvette May)
Local Clinton youth held a car wash last week to raise funds for a basketball court in the village. (Photo submitted)
Local Clinton youth held a car wash last week to raise funds for a basketball court in the village. (Photo submitted)