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The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Chilco Choate has returned to Clinton after 60 years as a guide outfitter at Gaspard Lake (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)

PRIME TIME: Chilco Choate loved the freedom of the bush

He was born Edward Choate, but everybody knows him as Chilco

Chilco Choate has returned to Clinton after 60 years as a guide outfitter at Gaspard Lake (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)
(July 6, 1946): ‘Illustration shows one of the two mobile chest x-ray units operated by the Division of TB Control, Provincial Board of Health. Designed to x-ray whole communities at a time, at a rate of 100 persons an hour, these units are the latest development of science in the early detection of tuberculosis. The above “mobile germ-hunter” cost $20,000 and was purchased by funds raised in B.C. from the annual Christmas Seal sale. A community-wide chest x-ray survey will be conducted in this district on July 11th and 12th.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1921 a fire destroys an Interior town and kills two people

Plus forest fires, heatwaves, and province-wide plans to test for an infectious and deadly disease

  • Jul 22, 2021
(July 6, 1946): ‘Illustration shows one of the two mobile chest x-ray units operated by the Division of TB Control, Provincial Board of Health. Designed to x-ray whole communities at a time, at a rate of 100 persons an hour, these units are the latest development of science in the early detection of tuberculosis. The above “mobile germ-hunter” cost $20,000 and was purchased by funds raised in B.C. from the annual Christmas Seal sale. A community-wide chest x-ray survey will be conducted in this district on July 11th and 12th.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Dustin Bentall is hosting a doubleheader concert with his father Barney Bentall in Clinton this Friday. (Stasia Garraway photo)
Dustin Bentall is hosting a doubleheader concert with his father Barney Bentall in Clinton this Friday. (Stasia Garraway photo)

Clinton’s Blue Wranglers stage benefit concert for Lytton

Dustin Bentall and his father Barney are holding a double-header concert in Clinton this Friday

Dustin Bentall is hosting a doubleheader concert with his father Barney Bentall in Clinton this Friday. (Stasia Garraway photo)
Dustin Bentall is hosting a doubleheader concert with his father Barney Bentall in Clinton this Friday. (Stasia Garraway photo)
A happy participant in one of the HUB summer camps shows off her creation. (Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB)

HUB summer camps are carrying on despite evacuation alert

Limited spaces still available for the remaining camps, including dance and arts

A happy participant in one of the HUB summer camps shows off her creation. (Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB)
BC SPCA ‘Camp@Home’ kids’ camps are running online throughout the summer for kids all over the province. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA kids camps promise doggone good fun all summer long

A variety of camps run through the end of August for kids aged five to 16

BC SPCA ‘Camp@Home’ kids’ camps are running online throughout the summer for kids all over the province. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
’Scritch Scratch’ by Joanne Jonas-McRae is one of the entries in this years’s BC SPCA Wildlife-in-Focus contest, and members of the public are invited to vote on their favourite pictures. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

Give it your best shot for Wildlife-in-Focus photo contest

Amateur shutterbugs have until July 26 to send in their best pictures of BC wildlife

’Scritch Scratch’ by Joanne Jonas-McRae is one of the entries in this years’s BC SPCA Wildlife-in-Focus contest, and members of the public are invited to vote on their favourite pictures. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
The flume leading from the power plant on the Bonaparte River to Boston Flats, no date. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

Grand plans for the Ashcroft power plant, but only one works out

A scheme to establish a sawmill on either the Bonaparte or the Thompson comes to nothing

The flume leading from the power plant on the Bonaparte River to Boston Flats, no date. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Clay sculpture by Clinton Art and Cultural Society president Nancy McMinn. The deadline for entries for this year’s art show is July 15. (Photo credit: Clinton Art and Cultural Society)

Calling all artists: entries for Clinton art show due by July 15

Art show is open to all artists in the region, and the definition of art is a broad one

Clay sculpture by Clinton Art and Cultural Society president Nancy McMinn. The deadline for entries for this year’s art show is July 15. (Photo credit: Clinton Art and Cultural Society)
Members of the Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department at a Lytton fundraiser in Ashcroft run by Michaela Aie (front row, l) with helpers Ryan Monford and Preslee Duncan. (Photo credit: Heather White-Aie)

‘Virtual’ iced tea helps support the community of Lytton

A young Ashcroft resident raised funds to help Lytton, selling iced tea in a creative way

Members of the Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department at a Lytton fundraiser in Ashcroft run by Michaela Aie (front row, l) with helpers Ryan Monford and Preslee Duncan. (Photo credit: Heather White-Aie)
An Emergency Operations Centre in Chilliwack for evacuees from Lytton. Know what evacuation alerts and orders mean, and what to do if one happens in your community. (Photo credit: Jessica Peters/Chilliwack Progress)

Evacuation alerts and orders: don’t be scared, be prepared

Know the difference between an alert and order, what they mean, and what you need to do

An Emergency Operations Centre in Chilliwack for evacuees from Lytton. Know what evacuation alerts and orders mean, and what to do if one happens in your community. (Photo credit: Jessica Peters/Chilliwack Progress)
SMAC is offering short-term respite to evacuees. (Ken Alexander photo).

SMAC offering evacuees short-term respite

People can park their RVs for a short-term stay after leaving their homes.

  • Jul 4, 2021
SMAC is offering short-term respite to evacuees. (Ken Alexander photo).
Anna Francoeur’s family camping trip at Sunset View was cut short but she, her grandaughter Lexi Sybrandy, grandson Logan Sybdrandy and husband Marcel Francoeur and the rest of the family evacuated to Little Arrowhead to enjoy the rest of their weekend. (Patrick Daves photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Update: Flat Lake Provincial Park closed to public due to evacuation alert in area

Canim Beach and Ruth Lake provincial parks also under evacuation alert

Anna Francoeur’s family camping trip at Sunset View was cut short but she, her grandaughter Lexi Sybrandy, grandson Logan Sybdrandy and husband Marcel Francoeur and the rest of the family evacuated to Little Arrowhead to enjoy the rest of their weekend. (Patrick Daves photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The benefits of curling up with a good book are paw-sitively amazing. (Photo credit: pxhere.com)

The benefits of curling up with a good book can’t be denied

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

  • Jul 1, 2021
The benefits of curling up with a good book are paw-sitively amazing. (Photo credit: pxhere.com)
Who’s a good boy then? Your dog is, and he’ll feel a lot better if you leave him at home during hot weather. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

In the dog days of summer, a vehicle is no place for pets

When the mercury soars, your pet will be happier and safer at home

Who’s a good boy then? Your dog is, and he’ll feel a lot better if you leave him at home during hot weather. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
Two men relax by a campfire in B.C., 1905. Warnings about being careful with campfires are nothing new, but they’re sadly still needed.

Government Instructions For Careless Campers

A century-old article from the Journal shows that warnings about preventing fire go back a long way

Two men relax by a campfire in B.C., 1905. Warnings about being careful with campfires are nothing new, but they’re sadly still needed.
A photograph taken some time between 1907 and 1916 shows Ashcroft’s 60,000 gallon reservoir (circled near top right with a road leading to it) on the hillside to the east of town, in about the same spot where a modern pump station now stands. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

Ashcroft’s new water system was no match for the Great Fire of 1916

The town’s 60,000 gallon reservoir was drained in preparation for cleaning when fire broke out

A photograph taken some time between 1907 and 1916 shows Ashcroft’s 60,000 gallon reservoir (circled near top right with a road leading to it) on the hillside to the east of town, in about the same spot where a modern pump station now stands. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)