Community

(from l) 2021 Rotary Citizens of the Year Paulet Rice, Al Stott, Marijke Stott, Michaela Aie, Jacob Aie, and Pat Moyer. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Rotary Club of Ashcroft/Cache Creek recognizes Citizens of the Year

Banquet on June 2 honoured recipients from the past three years

(from l) 2021 Rotary Citizens of the Year Paulet Rice, Al Stott, Marijke Stott, Michaela Aie, Jacob Aie, and Pat Moyer. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
‘10th Annual Ashcroft & District Stampede Queen Contestants’ (June 8, 1972): Contestants Sheila Booth, Penny Cumming, Roberta Morgan, Cheryl Oliver, and Nelda Stocking. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1972, donated toilets are sought for new Ashcroft arena

Plus flooding risks, the Queen’s jubilee, butter is off rationing, and a despondent cat

‘10th Annual Ashcroft & District Stampede Queen Contestants’ (June 8, 1972): Contestants Sheila Booth, Penny Cumming, Roberta Morgan, Cheryl Oliver, and Nelda Stocking. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Gardeners looking over the plants available at Desert Hills Ranch. Studies have shown the positive effects of gardening on physical health. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Gardening is a pastime that’s good for the body, mind, and soul

  • Jun 8, 2022
Gardeners looking over the plants available at Desert Hills Ranch. Studies have shown the positive effects of gardening on physical health. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A new mountain bike skills park/pumptrack under construction in the Pemberton area. ‘This is a beautiful way to show how a little dirt and some concrete can keep so many people happy and entertained for years to come,’ says Travis Storkan, who hopes to build a skills park in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Kids’ bike rodeo coming up in Ashcroft on Sunday, June 12

Event will feature skills training, bike maintenance and safety, rules of the road, and more

A new mountain bike skills park/pumptrack under construction in the Pemberton area. ‘This is a beautiful way to show how a little dirt and some concrete can keep so many people happy and entertained for years to come,’ says Travis Storkan, who hopes to build a skills park in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Facebook)
The Cops for Cancer - Tour de North finished in Prince Rupert on Sept. 23 with participants jubilant at the success of cycling more than 870 km and battling wicked weather to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Tour de North getting ready to hit the road again to benefit sick kids

Cops for Cancer participants training to cycle more than 800 km, fundraising against pediatric cancer

The Cops for Cancer - Tour de North finished in Prince Rupert on Sept. 23 with participants jubilant at the success of cycling more than 870 km and battling wicked weather to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games on south Vancouver Island

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marks 99 days to the Games

Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.
The Clearwater River on June 7 before off the Old North Thompson Highway.

TNRD advises residents to prepare for rising waters

Higher-than-normal flows are forecast for the North and South Thompson Rivers

The Clearwater River on June 7 before off the Old North Thompson Highway.
Helen Cade, left, and former May Queen Loretta Ferguson represent Clinton Creek Estates at the Clinton May Ball parade Saturday. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Clinton May Ball rodeo parade marches on

The parade went ahead despite a new change to its route

Helen Cade, left, and former May Queen Loretta Ferguson represent Clinton Creek Estates at the Clinton May Ball parade Saturday. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Visitors at the Sixties Scoop exhibit during its stop at the Cranbrook History Centre on May 11, 2022. The exhibit will be in Kamloops on June 4 for one day only. (Photo credit: Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta)

One-day Sixties Scoop exhibition at Kamloops Library on June 4

Travelling exhibit shares stories of the Sixties Scoop and its survivors

Visitors at the Sixties Scoop exhibit during its stop at the Cranbrook History Centre on May 11, 2022. The exhibit will be in Kamloops on June 4 for one day only. (Photo credit: Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta)
Clinton artist Dianne Ruthven will have a display of her photographs at this year’s Clinton Country Artists show and sale, including this one of a bald eagle.

Clinton Country Artists show and sale returns, bigger than ever

Group’s last show was in June 2019, and members have been busy painting during the pandemic

Clinton artist Dianne Ruthven will have a display of her photographs at this year’s Clinton Country Artists show and sale, including this one of a bald eagle.
‘Premier Presents Semlin Plaque To C.C. Mayor’ (June 1, 1972): B.C. premier W.A.C. Bennett (l) presents the Semlin Plaque to Cache Creek mayor Art MacLean. Charles Augustus Semlin, who owned a ranch east of Cache Creek, was the MLA for Yale-West and premier of B.C. from August 1898 to February 1900. (Photo credit: Journal archives)

In 1972, Premier ‘Wacky’ Bennett pays a visit to Cache Creek

Premier presented a plaque honouring former premier, and Cache Creek rancher, Charles Semlin

‘Premier Presents Semlin Plaque To C.C. Mayor’ (June 1, 1972): B.C. premier W.A.C. Bennett (l) presents the Semlin Plaque to Cache Creek mayor Art MacLean. Charles Augustus Semlin, who owned a ranch east of Cache Creek, was the MLA for Yale-West and premier of B.C. from August 1898 to February 1900. (Photo credit: Journal archives)
Members of the Sagebrush Neighbourhood Association in Kamloops showing off their invasive weed pull spoils in 2020. This year’s Weed Pull Challenge gets underway on June 1 and runs through Aug. 31. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)

Weed Pull Challenge on through Aug. 31 to battle invasive plants

Groups throughout the TNRD encouraged to weed out invasive plants and compete for prizes

Members of the Sagebrush Neighbourhood Association in Kamloops showing off their invasive weed pull spoils in 2020. This year’s Weed Pull Challenge gets underway on June 1 and runs through Aug. 31. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)
Clinton Trail Day starts on June 4, and people are being encouraged to explore the community’s trails, take part in some fun activities, and collect stamps to be eligible for prize draws at a special event on July 19. (Photo credit: Kelly Funk)

Hit the trail and take part in the Explore Clinton Challenge

Participants can explore Clinton’s trails, take part in some fun activities, and enter a prize draw

Clinton Trail Day starts on June 4, and people are being encouraged to explore the community’s trails, take part in some fun activities, and collect stamps to be eligible for prize draws at a special event on July 19. (Photo credit: Kelly Funk)
(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo

For the love of animals ‘lock-in’ during BC SPCA fundraiser

BC SPCA hosts their lock-in for love fundraiser this month

(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo
Lil Munro, left, reminisces with Helen Cade at the Oldtimers’ Tea in Clinton last Friday. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Residents reminisce at Clinton’s Oldtimers’ Tea

Close to 120 oldtimers came out to enjoy tea

Lil Munro, left, reminisces with Helen Cade at the Oldtimers’ Tea in Clinton last Friday. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Peter Van Genne drives his team with the help of his navigator Corben Van Genne at the Huber Farm last Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Carriage racers compete in 70 Mile House

The 2022 BS and Drive attracted 18 contestants to 70 Mile House

Peter Van Genne drives his team with the help of his navigator Corben Van Genne at the Huber Farm last Saturday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
100 Mile’s Dell and Debbie Rempel and Aleta and Faron Bryan borrowed outfits from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary’s drama class to attend Clinton’s 155th annual May Ball. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Clinton’s annual 155th May Ball draws ‘full house’

Canada’s longest running community event of its kind going strong

100 Mile’s Dell and Debbie Rempel and Aleta and Faron Bryan borrowed outfits from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary’s drama class to attend Clinton’s 155th annual May Ball. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
‘Ashcroft Fire Department Presents Huge Cheque To Hospital’ (May 18, 1972): ‘(From left to right): Findlay Anderson, Don Gerhardt, Ning Quan, Ken Lawn, Chairman of Hospital Board, Roy Crooks and Terry Porter. Presenting cheque for $1,322 to new hospital. The Ashcroft Firemen’s Association would like to give a special thanks to their wives for their assistance towards the Push-a-Thon; also, thanks to all the citizens of Ashcroft and Cache Creek who donated.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1972, a rattlesnake bite leaves a man 20 minutes from death

An incident with an angry rattler near Spences Bridge could have been tragic

‘Ashcroft Fire Department Presents Huge Cheque To Hospital’ (May 18, 1972): ‘(From left to right): Findlay Anderson, Don Gerhardt, Ning Quan, Ken Lawn, Chairman of Hospital Board, Roy Crooks and Terry Porter. Presenting cheque for $1,322 to new hospital. The Ashcroft Firemen’s Association would like to give a special thanks to their wives for their assistance towards the Push-a-Thon; also, thanks to all the citizens of Ashcroft and Cache Creek who donated.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
The <em>100 Mile Free Press</em> was represented at the 2022 Ma Murray Community New Media Awards at the River Rock Casino by (from l) Martina Dopf, Evan Fentiman, Deb Theoret, Kelly Sinoski, and Patrick Davies. (Photo credit: <em>100 Mile Free Press</em>)

Free Press and Journal receive Ma Murray newspaper awards

Journal editor takes home silver for article about the history of Lytton

  • May 25, 2022
The <em>100 Mile Free Press</em> was represented at the 2022 Ma Murray Community New Media Awards at the River Rock Casino by (from l) Martina Dopf, Evan Fentiman, Deb Theoret, Kelly Sinoski, and Patrick Davies. (Photo credit: <em>100 Mile Free Press</em>)