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The Ashcroft Methodist church at 3rd and Bancroft Streets, which opened in January 1898, is pictured here in 1925, when it was moved a block down Bancroft to become the hall for what was then the Presbyterian church, and is now Zion United. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1898, Ashcroft’s new Methodist Church opens its doors

Church would remain until 1925, when it was moved one block tojoin with what is now Zion United

The Ashcroft Methodist church at 3rd and Bancroft Streets, which opened in January 1898, is pictured here in 1925, when it was moved a block down Bancroft to become the hall for what was then the Presbyterian church, and is now Zion United. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

There’s more to life than just counting the passing years

  • Jan 4, 2023
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Before making any resolutions for the New Year, it’s a good idea to take stock of the challenges and successes of the previous year. (Photo credit: pexels)

Take stock of last year before making resolutions for 2023

The start of a new year is a good time to look back on the successes and challenges of the last one

  • Jan 4, 2023
Before making any resolutions for the New Year, it’s a good idea to take stock of the challenges and successes of the previous year. (Photo credit: pexels)
Swimmers get ready to take the plunge New Year’s Day, 2023, along the shores of beautiful Tatlayoko Lake. Pictured are: Meshach Emke (from left), Kelly Emke and Gideon Emke, Peter Shaughnessy, Sandra McGirr, Sabina Harris, and Roy Paul. (Roma Shaughnessy photo)

Chilcotin swimmers take the plunge into Tatlayoko Lake to mark a new year

Seven hardy souls dipped into the frigid waters to kick off 2023

  • Jan 2, 2023
Swimmers get ready to take the plunge New Year’s Day, 2023, along the shores of beautiful Tatlayoko Lake. Pictured are: Meshach Emke (from left), Kelly Emke and Gideon Emke, Peter Shaughnessy, Sandra McGirr, Sabina Harris, and Roy Paul. (Roma Shaughnessy photo)
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

QUIZ: How much do you know about the news of 2022?

A lot happened during the past 12 months

Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Ashcroft c. 1906, showing the CP yard and station with Railway Avenue behind it; the Ashcroft Hotel is at centre to the right of the steam engine. In 1897 a chop house called The Welcome had opened along Railway, although its precise location is not known. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1897, arrival of a woman mining expert creates a sensation

‘Miss Gire is a thorough mineralogist, and has a most pleasing manner with strangers’

Ashcroft c. 1906, showing the CP yard and station with Railway Avenue behind it; the Ashcroft Hotel is at centre to the right of the steam engine. In 1897 a chop house called The Welcome had opened along Railway, although its precise location is not known. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Christmas lights account for much of the light bulb waste found in landfills, according to Product Care Recycling. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

One way to support the Earth this holiday season? Recycle old decorations

Product Care Recycling is urging British Columbians to take care of holiday waste responsibly

Christmas lights account for much of the light bulb waste found in landfills, according to Product Care Recycling. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
A rescued moose calf. 
(Photo courtesy of Sue Burton)

Big or small, this Cariboo Chilcotin animal rescuer tries to save them all

Saving Cariboo Chilcotin wildlife is what Sue Burton does

A rescued moose calf. 
(Photo courtesy of Sue Burton)
Santa and Mrs. Claus take a well-deserved break after reading through all the Black Press Media papers in Greater Victoria to update the naught and nice list. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

10 questions with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Black Press Media staffers put together a line of questioning for the…

Santa and Mrs. Claus take a well-deserved break after reading through all the Black Press Media papers in Greater Victoria to update the naught and nice list. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A ruffed Grouse spotted on Dog Creek Road. (Liz Twan photo)

55th annual Williams Lake Christmas Bird Count

The Williams Lake Field Naturalists hosted their 55th annual Christmas bird count…

  • Dec 25, 2022
A ruffed Grouse spotted on Dog Creek Road. (Liz Twan photo)
Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Working 7 days a week with 2 kids, B.C. single mom surprised with car

Huber Bannister Chevrolet held its second annual Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23

Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Santa Claus ornaments on tree, date unknown, stock image.

‘Dear Santa: Do you live in a hotel? I think you live in Vancouver’

Letters to Santa from Mrs. Ellis’s Grade K/1 class at Desert Sands Community School

  • Dec 20, 2022
Santa Claus ornaments on tree, date unknown, stock image.
The historic 83 Mile House, a landmark on the Cariboo Road, pictured around 1920. It was completely destroyed by fire in December 1922.

In 1922, fire destroys historic gold rush roadhouse at 83 Mile

125 YEARS AGO: DEC. 25, 1897 New Church: The Methodist church, which…

The historic 83 Mile House, a landmark on the Cariboo Road, pictured around 1920. It was completely destroyed by fire in December 1922.
<em>Meleagris gallopavo</em>, or wild turkey, in its natural state. Sage and onion stuffing not included. (Photo credit: Nature Conservancy of Canada)

Talking turkey: tips for preparing the perfect Christmas bird

From defrosting to cooking and dealing with leftovers, here’s how to have a safe holiday meal

<em>Meleagris gallopavo</em>, or wild turkey, in its natural state. Sage and onion stuffing not included. (Photo credit: Nature Conservancy of Canada)
Santa and reindeer stuffies

‘Dear Santa: I have tried to be nice but sometimes it’s hard’

Letters to Santa from Mrs. Collins’ Grade 2/3 class at Desert Sands Community School

  • Dec 20, 2022
Santa and reindeer stuffies
The “mischievous cow” in action Dec. 3. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP

RCMP on the lookout for a … ‘troublesome cow’

‘Cow’ left footprints, not hoof prints, in Island city after ringing doorbell earlier this month

  • Dec 20, 2022
The “mischievous cow” in action Dec. 3. Photo courtesy Campbell River RCMP
A Healing and Hope service will take place at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Ashcroft at 2 p.m. on Dec. 21, and all are welcome. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

Healing and Hope service at St. Alban’s Church, Ashcroft on Dec. 21

All are welcome to attend this special service

  • Dec 18, 2022
A Healing and Hope service will take place at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Ashcroft at 2 p.m. on Dec. 21, and all are welcome. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
Public access to Lytton, B.C. is still controlled as seen here on Dec. 2, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Former Lytton residents settle in new communities, await town rebuild after fire

The response to the Lytton fire has been inadequate and opaque, says former resident

Public access to Lytton, B.C. is still controlled as seen here on Dec. 2, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Alex Lavoie was even able to feed cat food to a raven that flew alongside his Jeep on the Dempster Highway in Yukon. Youtube video screenshot

VIDEO: Raven flies alongside Quadra Island couple travelling frigid Yukon highway

23 minute video with Raven garners over 5,000 views on Youtube

Alex Lavoie was even able to feed cat food to a raven that flew alongside his Jeep on the Dempster Highway in Yukon. Youtube video screenshot
One of the Interlakes VFDs fire trucks which they received in 2019. (Diana Forster photo).

Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department first responder program suspended

The Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department may be forced to follow suit

One of the Interlakes VFDs fire trucks which they received in 2019. (Diana Forster photo).