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Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Michael Yellowlees – Kilted Scotsman’s second cross Canada tour

TODAY IN B.C.: Musician and dog Luna retrace steps reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Burn it, bag it, or compost it? These youngsters — pictured at Lac Le Jeune in August 2021 — know the right answer when it comes to disposing of invasive plants. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)

Burn it or bag it? Do weed control the right way with proper disposal

If invasive plants aren’t disposed of properly, they can cause a lot of damage

  • Jul 20, 2022
Burn it, bag it, or compost it? These youngsters — pictured at Lac Le Jeune in August 2021 — know the right answer when it comes to disposing of invasive plants. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)
Staying active is one key step in maintaining physical and mental wellness. (pictured) Participants in the 2022 Skip’s Run in June. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Your Wellness Matters: Small steps can make a big difference

Everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being

  • Jul 20, 2022
Staying active is one key step in maintaining physical and mental wellness. (pictured) Participants in the 2022 Skip’s Run in June. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A brick-making business set up in Clinton in the 1890s was touted as an inexpensive local alternative to building with lumber, but the idea never caught on. Today, the only building made from Clinton brick that remains in the community is the museum, which was originally used as a schoolhouse. (Photo credit: South Cariboo Historical Museum Society)

In 1947 the Fraser Canyon sees heavy traffic: 800 cars in one day

Plus in 1897, Clinton-made bricks are touted as a home-grown replacement for lumber

A brick-making business set up in Clinton in the 1890s was touted as an inexpensive local alternative to building with lumber, but the idea never caught on. Today, the only building made from Clinton brick that remains in the community is the museum, which was originally used as a schoolhouse. (Photo credit: South Cariboo Historical Museum Society)
Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)

PODCAST: Victoria and Kelowna are Canada’s best small cities

TODAY IN B.C.: Mayors, Chamber CEOs talk amenities, housing, business and more

Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
The Cache Creek Thrashers are the regional U13 girls’ champions 2022 after a gold medal win in Enderby. (Photo credit: Softball BC)

Cache Creek U13 girls’ softball team brings home gold medal

The Thrashers defeated Enderby Storm in gold medal match at regional tournament last month

The Cache Creek Thrashers are the regional U13 girls’ champions 2022 after a gold medal win in Enderby. (Photo credit: Softball BC)
The Revd. Linda LaGroix. (Photo credit: Alice Durksen)

Who exactly is my neighbour?

When we are called on to love our neighbours, who exactly are we talking about?

  • Jul 13, 2022
The Revd. Linda LaGroix. (Photo credit: Alice Durksen)
This photo by Steve Burgess was the first place winner in the ‘Wild Settings’ category of the BC SPCA’s 2021 Wildlife-in-Focus contest. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA asks wildlife photographers to give it their best shot

Wildlife-in-Focus contest looking for entries from around the province

This photo by Steve Burgess was the first place winner in the ‘Wild Settings’ category of the BC SPCA’s 2021 Wildlife-in-Focus contest. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
‘Red Cross Beginners Class At Ashcroft Swimming Pool’ (July 13, 1972): ‘(Left to right) Gerald Peterson, Trevor Thibeault, Brad Jackson, Duane Dickinson, Charlee Marlow. Absent: Colin Couves, Annette Thibeault, Charlie Ovington, Billy Robins.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1922, a plea to the province to allow prescribed burning

Ashcroft and area farmers ask government to allow burning of ‘useless timber’ to protect range land

‘Red Cross Beginners Class At Ashcroft Swimming Pool’ (July 13, 1972): ‘(Left to right) Gerald Peterson, Trevor Thibeault, Brad Jackson, Duane Dickinson, Charlee Marlow. Absent: Colin Couves, Annette Thibeault, Charlie Ovington, Billy Robins.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Jason Parchomchuk of 100 Mile House with the fire-damaged Salmon Valley geocache. (Photo credit: Gold Country Communities Society)

Geocacher retrieves box that was casualty of last year’s fires

Geocache box and contents at Salmon Valley near Merritt were badly damaged

Jason Parchomchuk of 100 Mile House with the fire-damaged Salmon Valley geocache. (Photo credit: Gold Country Communities Society)
Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Jan Rabson – A voice with character and character voices

TODAY IN B.C.: Actor has worked with Johnny Carson, Robin Williams, voiced ‘Minions’ and more

Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)
The Equality Project is starting a food gleaning and preservation program, to make use of the abundance of fruits and vegetables in the area. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Equality Project starts food gleaning and preservation program

Program will ensure fresh local fruits and vegetables don’t go to waste

The Equality Project is starting a food gleaning and preservation program, to make use of the abundance of fruits and vegetables in the area. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess

BC SPCA annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest ends soon

There’s still time to enter the BC SPCA’s annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest,…

  • Jul 7, 2022
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess
Clinton resident Zee Chevalier (l) receiving the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pin from Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo on June 12. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Rockin’ and Talkin’ With the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Surprise phone call leaves Clinton resident humbled and grateful

  • Jul 6, 2022
Clinton resident Zee Chevalier (l) receiving the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pin from Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo on June 12. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The collectables cabinet at the Ashcroft and District Health Care Auxiliary thrift store features an ever-changing array of items. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft and District Health Care Auxiliary thrift store disbursed $60,000 in 2021

Funds went to health care-related organizations in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and beyond

The collectables cabinet at the Ashcroft and District Health Care Auxiliary thrift store features an ever-changing array of items. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Meeka Morgan (c) and the Melawmen Collective performing in Lytton on June 30, 2022. (Photo credit: Shelanne Justice Photography)

2 Rivers Remix Indigenous Music Festival coming to Cache Creek

Free three-day festival celebrates contemporary Indigenous music with a stacked line-up

Meeka Morgan (c) and the Melawmen Collective performing in Lytton on June 30, 2022. (Photo credit: Shelanne Justice Photography)
Tennyson King will be in concert in Ashcroft on July 13. (Photo credit: Jen Squires )

Tennyson King bringing indie-folk road trip music to Ashcroft

Hong Kong-Canadian artist says his music is the perfect soundtrack for summer travels

Tennyson King will be in concert in Ashcroft on July 13. (Photo credit: Jen Squires )
The Harvey Bailey store was a fixture in Ashcroft for decades, and is pictured here prior to the 1916 fire. It was rebuilt, and in 1947 changed hands, although the name was retained. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1947, an Ashcroft landmark gets a change of ownership

The Harvey Bailey store had been a part of Ashcroft since its inception in 1887

The Harvey Bailey store was a fixture in Ashcroft for decades, and is pictured here prior to the 1916 fire. It was rebuilt, and in 1947 changed hands, although the name was retained. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)