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Vaccine rollout is focused on health care workers first, especially those dealing with long-term care facilities. (Nathan Denette - Canadian Press)

General public shouldn’t expect vaccines until fall: Interior Health South Okanagan Similkameen

Interior Health focused on vaccinating long-term and first-line care workers

Thompson View Lodge in Ashcroft is one of 12 care homes in the region whose residents will benefit from the use of new tablets to help them stay connected, thanks to Interior Savings. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Grant helps care home residents in Ashcroft stay connected

Jackson House and Thompson View among winners of $1,700 each for new tablets

Seedy Saturdays - such as this one in Cache Creek in February 2020 - are a feature in many communities every year, and in 2021 a province-wide event is going online for gardeners around B.C. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Seedy Saturday to hold province-wide gardening conference

The February event brings together seed enthusiasts from communities across B.C.

(from l) Roxanne L’Esperance of BC Problem and Responsible Gambling; Trorry Wong of the HUB Online Network; Sam Kwok, owner of Sam’s Diner; and Jessica Clement of the HUB Online Network. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)

Burgers a great way to combat Blue Monday

Nearly 80 people got a free burger and fries at Sam’s Diner on the ‘most depressing day of the year’

(from l) Roxanne L’Esperance of BC Problem and Responsible Gambling; Trorry Wong of the HUB Online Network; Sam Kwok, owner of Sam’s Diner; and Jessica Clement of the HUB Online Network. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)
Technology can help seniors stay connected with family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, which contributes to their overall health. (Interior Savings Credit Union)

COVID-19 not the only challenge to the health of B.C. seniors

Falls, improper use of medications, and loneliness can take a toll, but risks can be alleviated

Technology can help seniors stay connected with family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, which contributes to their overall health. (Interior Savings Credit Union)
(from l) Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department member Jonah Anstett; former AVFD chief Brian Henderson; and AVFD members Nancy Duchaine and Bianca Schauermann during the presentation of an honorary lifetime membership in the department to Henderson, Jan. 8, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Former Ashcroft fire chief honoured for years of service

Brian Henderson was presented with an honorary lifetime membership in the AVFD

(from l) Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department member Jonah Anstett; former AVFD chief Brian Henderson; and AVFD members Nancy Duchaine and Bianca Schauermann during the presentation of an honorary lifetime membership in the department to Henderson, Jan. 8, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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(from l) Amelie, Jameson, and Ariel Nelson help out with Soup’s On preparation. Their father, Derek Nelson, owns Kal Tire in Cache Creek, which supports the program. (Photo credit: Charlene Nelson)

Soup’s On says thanks to all who helped them in a tough year

The donations of money and time from many people helped program continue through 2020

  • Jan 13, 2021
(from l) Amelie, Jameson, and Ariel Nelson help out with Soup’s On preparation. Their father, Derek Nelson, owns Kal Tire in Cache Creek, which supports the program. (Photo credit: Charlene Nelson)
Legion logo, no date

Clinton Legion among several receiving federal aid

Branch recently applied for financial assistance through Veterans Affairs Canada

  • Jan 8, 2021
Legion logo, no date
Clinton Seniors’ Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Rockin’ and Talkin’ With the Clinton Seniors’ Association

‘Hope, love, peace and joy’ help weather the storm of life

  • Jan 8, 2021
Clinton Seniors’ Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
One of Nancy McMinn’s clay horse sculptures. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Clinton Art Society is sharing fun, one piece of art at a time

With in-person meetings prohibited, group is taking its love of art online for all to share

One of Nancy McMinn’s clay horse sculptures. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)

Second long-term care outbreak in South Okanagan community

Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Oliver’s Sunnybank Retirement Home

Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)
70 Mile Community Hall, date unknown. Photo credit: Facebook

Faster, reliable, less expensive internet a necessity for region

End of year column by TNRD Area”E” director Sally Watson

  • Dec 29, 2020
70 Mile Community Hall, date unknown. Photo credit: Facebook
Welcome to Spences Bridge sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Patience needed as we continue to navigate the COVID pandemic

End of year column by TNRD Area “I” director Steve Rice

  • Dec 29, 2020
Welcome to Spences Bridge sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
(from l) Micheal Morrill, Manager of Clinical Operations for Interior Health, with liquor store employees Patty Newman and Michelle Beckett of the Ashcroft BC Liquor Store with the 2020 Share A Bear donations. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden).

Ashcroft liquor store presents bounty of bears to local organizations

Stuffed bears will help comfort those suffering trauma

  • Dec 29, 2020
(from l) Micheal Morrill, Manager of Clinical Operations for Interior Health, with liquor store employees Patty Newman and Michelle Beckett of the Ashcroft BC Liquor Store with the 2020 Share A Bear donations. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden).
Cache Creek sign and Cariboo Sam, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files

Grants enabled major sewage plant upgrades in Cache Creek

End of year column by Cache Creek CAO Martin Dalsin

  • Dec 29, 2020
Cache Creek sign and Cariboo Sam, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files
Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files

Ashcroft has plenty of projects on the cards for the new year

End of year column by Ashcroft mayor Barbara Roden

Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files
Clinton entrance sign, no date. Photo credit: Submitted

Clinton plans to move ahead with postponed projects in 2021

End of year column by Clinton mayor Susan Swan

  • Dec 29, 2020
Clinton entrance sign, no date. Photo credit: Submitted
The KFS at the Paramount looks forward to welcoming audiences back to the movies in 2021. (Photo credit: pxhere)

Paramount Theatre in Kamloops looks forward to reopening in 2021

Plus nominations are being sought for a new First Nations reconciliation award

The KFS at the Paramount looks forward to welcoming audiences back to the movies in 2021. (Photo credit: pxhere)
Robin Fennell is a familiar face in Clinton, and keeps busy with volunteer work (for groups such as the Clinton and District Community Forest) and outdoor activities. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Former Clinton mayor continues to give back to community

Robin Fennell came to Clinton for five years in 1978, and hasn’t got round to leaving

Robin Fennell is a familiar face in Clinton, and keeps busy with volunteer work (for groups such as the Clinton and District Community Forest) and outdoor activities. (Photo credit: Submitted)
NATURE NOTES: The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library system’s Mobile Library is seen in the wild during a stop in Spences Bridge on Sept. 24. Note its striking plumage, which makes it very easy to identify as it moves around the region. Don’t be afraid to approach it if you spot it; simply advance quietly and show it your library card. To track its movements, go to <a href="http://www.tnrl.ca" target="_blank">www.tnrl.ca</a>. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Library home service expanding to Clinton and other rural sites

Plus changes coming to Ashcroft branch and activities for all ages

NATURE NOTES: The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library system’s Mobile Library is seen in the wild during a stop in Spences Bridge on Sept. 24. Note its striking plumage, which makes it very easy to identify as it moves around the region. Don’t be afraid to approach it if you spot it; simply advance quietly and show it your library card. To track its movements, go to <a href="http://www.tnrl.ca" target="_blank">www.tnrl.ca</a>. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)