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Brown paper packages tied up with string will reduce the amount of unrecyclable Christmas wrapping that ends up in ladnfills every year. (Photo credit: monicore/Pixabay)

Give some special gifts and cut down on waste this Christmas

Up to 35 per cent more waste is generated over the Christmas season, but there are ways to cut down

Brown paper packages tied up with string will reduce the amount of unrecyclable Christmas wrapping that ends up in ladnfills every year. (Photo credit: monicore/Pixabay)
Savona Karate Club member Akira Susanj. (Photo credit: Yoriko Susanj)

Savona karate students find success at international tournament

Jaxon Forde and Akira Susanj part of seven-country competition in Richmond

  • Dec 13, 2022
Savona Karate Club member Akira Susanj. (Photo credit: Yoriko Susanj)
A photograph from the 1930s shows a wooden sign beside what then remained of Harper’s Mill. In 1947 the <em>Journal</em> notes that the building was still in the process of being demolished. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1972, Lytton elects Lorraine Simpson as its second ‘lady Mayor’

Simpson was elected following the death of incumbent mayor Hazel Hill

A photograph from the 1930s shows a wooden sign beside what then remained of Harper’s Mill. In 1947 the <em>Journal</em> notes that the building was still in the process of being demolished. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Santa and Mrs Claus, stock image, no date

‘Dear Santa: I hope Rudolph is doing good because he is the leader’

Letters to Santa from Mrs. Pigeon’s Grade 2/3 class at Cache Creek Elementary School

  • Dec 13, 2022
Santa and Mrs Claus, stock image, no date
The CP Holiday Train’s last live stop in Ashcroft was in December 2019, when the South Cariboo E. Fry Society food bank was presented with a cheque for $5,500. (from l) Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart; Ashcroft Mayor Barbara Roden; CP’s Director of Indigenous Relations and Government Affairs Mike LoVecchio; and E. Fry Executive Director Trish Schachtel. (Photo credit: Christopher Roden)

CP Holiday Train rolling into Savona and Ashcroft on Dec. 16

A record turnout is expected at both stops, which will feature live music and much more

The CP Holiday Train’s last live stop in Ashcroft was in December 2019, when the South Cariboo E. Fry Society food bank was presented with a cheque for $5,500. (from l) Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart; Ashcroft Mayor Barbara Roden; CP’s Director of Indigenous Relations and Government Affairs Mike LoVecchio; and E. Fry Executive Director Trish Schachtel. (Photo credit: Christopher Roden)
The Sage Sound Singers at their Christmas concert in 2021. This year’s concert will be taking place on Saturday, Dec. 17, with performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Ashcroft HUB. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Sage Sound Singers’ Christmas concert honours very special person

‘Here Comes the Sun: A Beatles Christmas’ pays tribute to Ashcroft resident Gerry Wong

The Sage Sound Singers at their Christmas concert in 2021. This year’s concert will be taking place on Saturday, Dec. 17, with performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Ashcroft HUB. (Photo credit: Submitted)
A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

QUIZ: Are you ready for winter weather?

Winter begins later this month, but is already on the ground in many parts of the country

A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
SAINTS farm in Mission is a sanctuary for animals deemed unadoptable due to age, size, disabilities, and medical issues. /Dillon White photo

Unadoptable animals find home in B.C. with SAINTS

The nonprofit provides shelter and medical aid to 127 animals of different backgrounds in Mission

SAINTS farm in Mission is a sanctuary for animals deemed unadoptable due to age, size, disabilities, and medical issues. /Dillon White photo
Cache Creek’s David Dubois (r) with Larry Zuma of Edmonton, who has been with him at all three of Canada’s matches at the World Cup in Qatar. (Photo credit: David Dubois)

Qatar World Cup once-in-a-lifetime experience for football fans

Fans had more opportunities than ever before to attend multiple matches

  • Dec 7, 2022
Cache Creek’s David Dubois (r) with Larry Zuma of Edmonton, who has been with him at all three of Canada’s matches at the World Cup in Qatar. (Photo credit: David Dubois)
Santa, milk and cookies, stock image

‘Dear Santa: How do you eat so many cookies in one night?’

Letters to Santa from Ms C. Marlow’s Grade 1/2 class at Desert Sands Community School

  • Dec 7, 2022
Santa, milk and cookies, stock image
They’re museum pieces now, but these novelty phones were the height of sophistication and modernity in 1972, as this vintage B.C. TEL ad shows. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1972, Loon Lake residents asked to practice better phone etiquette

Those on party lines are reminded to hang up the receiver as a ‘common courtesy’ to others

They’re museum pieces now, but these novelty phones were the height of sophistication and modernity in 1972, as this vintage B.C. TEL ad shows. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Shopping locally keeps dollars in your community. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Shopping local helps support our businesses and communities

By supporting local businesses we help our community thrive

  • Dec 7, 2022
Shopping locally keeps dollars in your community. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Anthony Hopkins, left, worked on a scene which included William Belleau, during filming of Killers of the Flower Moon in Vernon, B.C. The young actor has another project, The English, now streaming on Prime. (Photo submitted)

Esk’etemc actor living his dream working in film and television

William Belleau is taking it all in as he continues to land roles in big projects

Anthony Hopkins, left, worked on a scene which included William Belleau, during filming of Killers of the Flower Moon in Vernon, B.C. The young actor has another project, The English, now streaming on Prime. (Photo submitted)
Ashcroft Home Hardware’s Logan Spence with the Giving Tree, which will be set up until Dec. 14 with gift ideas for area kids and seniors. (photo credit: Barbara Roden)

‘Giving Tree’ makes Christmas brighter for kids and seniors

E. Fry Society campaign matches gifts with recipients to spread some holiday cheer

Ashcroft Home Hardware’s Logan Spence with the Giving Tree, which will be set up until Dec. 14 with gift ideas for area kids and seniors. (photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
The latest in modern technology from a century ago: a portable sound system, advertised in the <em>Journal</em> in 1922. The $62.50 purchase price, adjusted for inflation, is about $1,100 in today’s dollars. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1972, Cache Creek looks at possibility of building a pool

Residents to be asked by ballot if they are in favour of the village financing a pool

The latest in modern technology from a century ago: a portable sound system, advertised in the <em>Journal</em> in 1922. The $62.50 purchase price, adjusted for inflation, is about $1,100 in today’s dollars. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Isabella Bailey with samples of her fishing lure magnets and ornaments. (Photo credit: Fiona Grisswell)

Go fish! Cariboo girl creates unique gifts, one fly at a time

Isabella Bailey’s fishing lure ornaments the perfect stocking stuffer for any anglers in your life

Isabella Bailey with samples of her fishing lure magnets and ornaments. (Photo credit: Fiona Grisswell)
Whether you do so by letter, card, email, phone, or virtually, reach out to others this Christmas.

Rockin’ and Talkin’ With the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Communication is a lifeline for many during Christmas season

  • Nov 30, 2022
Whether you do so by letter, card, email, phone, or virtually, reach out to others this Christmas.