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The Blue Wranglers (from l) Dan Fremlin, Bruce Ambler, Dustin Bentall, and Trixie Berkel play at a benefit concert in Clinton. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)

Quartet of Clinton musicians stay happy by singing the blues

The Blue Wranglers love nothing more than picking and grinning together

The Blue Wranglers (from l) Dan Fremlin, Bruce Ambler, Dustin Bentall, and Trixie Berkel play at a benefit concert in Clinton. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Clinton seniors plan to meet for first time in more than a year

  • Sep 2, 2021
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
The annual Climb for Alzheimer’s fundraiser is taking place from now through Sept. 21, and can be done anywhere in the province. (Photo credit: Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.)

Climb for Alzheimer’s and raise funds in your own backyard

From now until Sept. 21, hike or climb local trails to raise funds for a great cause

The annual Climb for Alzheimer’s fundraiser is taking place from now through Sept. 21, and can be done anywhere in the province. (Photo credit: Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.)
Six-year-old Amber Empson raised close to $200 — half of which will go to the Clinton Food Bank — at her lemonade stand on Aug. 29. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Clinton youngster fundraises for food bank, one glass at a time

Amber Empson not only sold lemonade, she helped build and paint her own stand

Six-year-old Amber Empson raised close to $200 — half of which will go to the Clinton Food Bank — at her lemonade stand on Aug. 29. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Big Horn Auto Camp south of Spences Bridge, no date, showing the swimming pool, which was built in 1946. (Photo credit: Ben Bradley)

In 1946 the Big Horn Auto Camp near Spences Bridge gets a pool

Plus a fire in Lytton (1896), work on the Hope-Princeton (1946), and Ashcroft Museum news (1971)

Big Horn Auto Camp south of Spences Bridge, no date, showing the swimming pool, which was built in 1946. (Photo credit: Ben Bradley)
One of Linda Madden’s artworks on display at the Free Spirit Art Gallery in Clinton. (Photo credit: Maegan Elliott)
One of Linda Madden’s artworks on display at the Free Spirit Art Gallery in Clinton. (Photo credit: Maegan Elliott)
A new edition of the free <em>BC Seniors’ Guide</em> is now available online and in a print edition. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of BC)

New, improved edition of free BC Seniors’ Guide now available

Guide is available in online and print editions and covers a wealth of services and programs

A new edition of the free <em>BC Seniors’ Guide</em> is now available online and in a print edition. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of BC)
Image of a gamma ray, the brightest electromagnetic blasts to occur in the universe. (Photo credit: NASA)

There’s a reason why this is called the dog days of summer

It has nothing to do with our furry friends on Earth

  • Aug 26, 2021
Image of a gamma ray, the brightest electromagnetic blasts to occur in the universe. (Photo credit: NASA)
If you’re out enjoying the back country, make sure not to let invasive plants hitch a ride. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)

Come clean and leave clean to stop spread of invasive plants

Don’t transport unwanted visitors as you’re enjoying the back country

  • Aug 26, 2021
If you’re out enjoying the back country, make sure not to let invasive plants hitch a ride. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)
Members of the Desert Daze team with Marcie Down of Gold Country Communities Society (third from l) in July 2021, discussing plans to film some of this year’s festival. On Aug. 22 it was announced that the festival would have to be cancelled for the second year in a row. (Photo credit: Desert Daze/Facebook)

Desert Daze music festival cancelled due to wildfires, COVID

Fires in the region were already causing concern, but new COVID restrictions dealt final blow

Members of the Desert Daze team with Marcie Down of Gold Country Communities Society (third from l) in July 2021, discussing plans to film some of this year’s festival. On Aug. 22 it was announced that the festival would have to be cancelled for the second year in a row. (Photo credit: Desert Daze/Facebook)
An undated photograph from c. 1946 shows the Harper’s Mill millstones beside the historic freight wagon in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

Golden Country: The end comes for Harper’s Mill, not with a bang but a whimper

The mill is long gone, but a piece of its history remains near the site for those with keen eyes

An undated photograph from c. 1946 shows the Harper’s Mill millstones beside the historic freight wagon in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)

Osoyoos boy sells homemade shirts in support of wildfire crews

The shirts will be sold on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Junction 3 Coffeehouse

Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)
‘Outrunners’ was filmed in and around Kamloops last year, and the producers are offering a chance for people to have their scream recorded for posterity as part of the film. (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Film Commission)

Fundraising campaign for local film is your scream come true

‘Outrunners’, filmed in Kamloops, is looking to add some screams to its soundtrack, and you can help

‘Outrunners’ was filmed in and around Kamloops last year, and the producers are offering a chance for people to have their scream recorded for posterity as part of the film. (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Film Commission)
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers support via a series of free webinars, including one about the transition to long-term care. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

Webinar helps transition to long-term care for those with dementia

The transiton to long-term care can be an overwhelming experience

  • Aug 19, 2021
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers support via a series of free webinars, including one about the transition to long-term care. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of B.C.)
Alexandra Bridge near Spuzzum from the western side of the bridge. Site work and assessment has started at the bridge, in advance of repair work on the historic structure. (Photo credit: Christopher Roden)

Site work, assessment underway at historic Alexandra Bridge

Bridge refurbishment at centre of plans for tourism and economic development in Fraser Canyon

Alexandra Bridge near Spuzzum from the western side of the bridge. Site work and assessment has started at the bridge, in advance of repair work on the historic structure. (Photo credit: Christopher Roden)
Garden of Candace and Scott Thomson. (Photo credit: Clinton CiB)

Six colourful gardens honoured by CiB as best in Clinton

Gardens have been nominated as part of the CiB/Miracle-Gro nationwide program

  • Aug 19, 2021
Garden of Candace and Scott Thomson. (Photo credit: Clinton CiB)
Ashcroft resident Michaela Aie (seated) raising money in July to assist people who were evacuated from Lytton. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help out in the last year? Let the Journal know by nominating them. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Journal is looking for those who’ve gone above and beyond

Do you know someone in our communities who has gone above and beyond? Nominate them!

Ashcroft resident Michaela Aie (seated) raising money in July to assist people who were evacuated from Lytton. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help out in the last year? Let the Journal know by nominating them. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A structural protection sprinkler on a home in Spences Bridge, July 2021. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)

Fire protection kit fundraiser helps local fire halls

Proceeds from purchase of home fire protection kits benefit Loon Lake and Clinton fire departments

A structural protection sprinkler on a home in Spences Bridge, July 2021. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)
Photo of members of the Ashcroft Speed Swim Club from the Aug. 12, 1971 issue of the <em>Journal</em>. The cutline reads “1st row: Fiona West, Janice LaPointe, Audrey Lowe, Colleen Bundus, Kim Woodbury, Lyn Boomer, Tracey Robins, Marcus Lowe. 2nd row: Mike Manning, Darrel Nadeau, Darlene Quesnel, Donald Pears, ….., Doug Morrison, Timmy Askiastall, ….., Allen Miller, Keith Erickson, ….., Don Weatherley. 3rd row: Coach Linda Savage, Billy Anderson, Susan Boomer, Christine Massey, Donna Mazurkewich, Kelly Morrison, Verna McAbee, Allan Boomer, Tony West, Joey Mazurkewich, Doug Masey. 4th row: Rosa Noble, Jo-Ann Lapointe, Stearn Fredrickson, Mike Pears, Grant Overton, Dennis Johnson, Mike Morrison, Glen Tegart, Brett Nadeau. There are other members missing and others pictured names not known.” (All names are spelled here as per the original cutline; apologies 50 years later for any errors.) (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1946, Cache Creek prepares for the arrival of electric light

Plus promising ore results in Highland Valley, forest fire season, and an unsuccessful fishing trip

  • Aug 18, 2021
Photo of members of the Ashcroft Speed Swim Club from the Aug. 12, 1971 issue of the <em>Journal</em>. The cutline reads “1st row: Fiona West, Janice LaPointe, Audrey Lowe, Colleen Bundus, Kim Woodbury, Lyn Boomer, Tracey Robins, Marcus Lowe. 2nd row: Mike Manning, Darrel Nadeau, Darlene Quesnel, Donald Pears, ….., Doug Morrison, Timmy Askiastall, ….., Allen Miller, Keith Erickson, ….., Don Weatherley. 3rd row: Coach Linda Savage, Billy Anderson, Susan Boomer, Christine Massey, Donna Mazurkewich, Kelly Morrison, Verna McAbee, Allan Boomer, Tony West, Joey Mazurkewich, Doug Masey. 4th row: Rosa Noble, Jo-Ann Lapointe, Stearn Fredrickson, Mike Pears, Grant Overton, Dennis Johnson, Mike Morrison, Glen Tegart, Brett Nadeau. There are other members missing and others pictured names not known.” (All names are spelled here as per the original cutline; apologies 50 years later for any errors.) (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)