Community

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)
Santa and Mrs Claus, stock image, no date

‘Dear Santa: I am wondering how reindeer fly but deer can’t?’

Letters to Santa from Miss Megan Marlow’s Grade 2/3 class at Desert Sands Community School

  • Dec 22, 2020
Santa and Mrs Claus, stock image, no date
(from l) South Cariboo Sportsmen Association vice president Wayne Wawreniuk; black powder director Jim Moon; and president Ken Brown with (respectively) the first, third, and second raffle prizes. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Christmas comes early for gun club raffle draw winners

Sold-out raffle generates funds to rebuild the club’s rifle range, destroyed in 2017 wildfires

(from l) South Cariboo Sportsmen Association vice president Wayne Wawreniuk; black powder director Jim Moon; and president Ken Brown with (respectively) the first, third, and second raffle prizes. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Having a traditional turkey dinner this Christmas? Make sure to serve it up safely. (Photo credit: Jill Wellington/Pixabay)

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

Having a traditional turkey dinner this Christmas? Make sure to serve it up safely. (Photo credit: Jill Wellington/Pixabay)
Dr. Anthony Fauci has made sure that Santa is healthy and has had his COVID-19 vaccination so that he is ready to safely set off on his travels on Dec. 24. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Top US expert says Santa is good to go for Christmas Eve travel

Take part in the Christmas Eve Jingle to make sure Santa finds his way to our area on Dec. 24

Dr. Anthony Fauci has made sure that Santa is healthy and has had his COVID-19 vaccination so that he is ready to safely set off on his travels on Dec. 24. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Christmas table setting, no date, stock image

Random acts of Christmas will warm hearts and souls this season

This year has shown us that we don’t miss ‘stuff’: we miss each other

  • Dec 22, 2020
Christmas table setting, no date, stock image
Manger scene, no date, public domain

From the Pulpit: Royalty born in a manger at Christmas

A special birth in humble circumstances happened more than 2,000 years ago

  • Dec 22, 2020
Manger scene, no date, public domain
Stuffed reindeer toy, stock image, no date

‘Dear Santa: How do you get to other places without being seen?’

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

  • Dec 22, 2020
Stuffed reindeer toy, stock image, no date
Two more deaths were reported McKinney Place in Oliver. (File)

COVID-19: Two more deaths in South Okanagan long-term care facility

McKinney Place in Oliver currently has 56 cases of the virus

Two more deaths were reported McKinney Place in Oliver. (File)
Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror

Impaired driving survivor implores people to not drink and drive this holiday season

Campbell River man looks back on 37th anniversary of life-changing incident

Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror
Illustration by Hablot Knight Browne for the first publication of Charles Dickens’ ‘The Tale of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton’ (1836). Gabriel Grub (r) is about to learn it’s unwise to make jokes about Christmas boxes.

Western Canada Theatre says the snow must go on this Christmas

Six original free festive family-friendly productions available through Dec. 20

Illustration by Hablot Knight Browne for the first publication of Charles Dickens’ ‘The Tale of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton’ (1836). Gabriel Grub (r) is about to learn it’s unwise to make jokes about Christmas boxes.
(back row from l) Sherri Coldwell, Trish Schachtel, Christine Williams, and Cst. Marika Masters and (front row from l) Sandi Burrage and Ed Schlosser helped collect food, toys, and cash donations for Clinton’s Cram the Cruiser event on Dec. 12. (Photo credit: Jackson Masters)
(back row from l) Sherri Coldwell, Trish Schachtel, Christine Williams, and Cst. Marika Masters and (front row from l) Sandi Burrage and Ed Schlosser helped collect food, toys, and cash donations for Clinton’s Cram the Cruiser event on Dec. 12. (Photo credit: Jackson Masters)

Clinton residents cram the cruiser for a happy Christmas

Event raised $4,370 plus 400 pounds of toys and more than 1,000 pounds of food

(back row from l) Sherri Coldwell, Trish Schachtel, Christine Williams, and Cst. Marika Masters and (front row from l) Sandi Burrage and Ed Schlosser helped collect food, toys, and cash donations for Clinton’s Cram the Cruiser event on Dec. 12. (Photo credit: Jackson Masters)
(back row from l) Sherri Coldwell, Trish Schachtel, Christine Williams, and Cst. Marika Masters and (front row from l) Sandi Burrage and Ed Schlosser helped collect food, toys, and cash donations for Clinton’s Cram the Cruiser event on Dec. 12. (Photo credit: Jackson Masters)