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Santa and reindeer, stock image

‘Dear Santa: I was wondering what your favourite colour was’

Letters to Santa from Ms Westendorf’s Grade 3 students, and two from Mrs Pigeon’s Grade 2/3 class

  • Dec 16, 2020
Santa and reindeer, stock image
Santa and reindeer, stock image

‘Dear Santa: Who is on the naughty list? How are the elves?’

Letters to Santa from Mrs. Carmichael’s Grade 2–4 class at David Stoddart School.

  • Dec 16, 2020
Santa and reindeer, stock image
Sage Sound Singers musical director Michelle Reid (l) accepts a cheque from Second Time Around to help support this year’s Christmas concert, which will be broadcast online on Dec. 23. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Sage Sound Singers returning with virtual Christmas concert

‘We need this’ says choir director of concert that almost didn’t happen

Sage Sound Singers musical director Michelle Reid (l) accepts a cheque from Second Time Around to help support this year’s Christmas concert, which will be broadcast online on Dec. 23. (Photo credit: Submitted)
(from l) Ashcroft and District Lions club members Sue Peters; Darlene Daly; Gordon Daly; Vivian Edwards; George Stringer; Ernie Kristoff; and Nick Lebedoff during this year’s Christmas raffle draw. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft and District Lions spread some early Christmas cheer

Raffle draw saw three lucky winners walk away with crash prizes in time for Christmas

(from l) Ashcroft and District Lions club members Sue Peters; Darlene Daly; Gordon Daly; Vivian Edwards; George Stringer; Ernie Kristoff; and Nick Lebedoff during this year’s Christmas raffle draw. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
‘Cuddles on Christmas’ by Marilyn Anderson is one of the works for sale in the Ashcroft Art Club’s virtual sale, which is on through Dec. 20. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Art Club)

Virtual art shows feature local artists and great gift ideas

Plus ways to help others this Christmas, game shows, a market, and more

‘Cuddles on Christmas’ by Marilyn Anderson is one of the works for sale in the Ashcroft Art Club’s virtual sale, which is on through Dec. 20. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Art Club)
Window decorations at the Ashcroft Library contain scavenger hunt clues, and participants don’t even have to leave their vehicle in order to enter the contest. (Photo credit: Deanna Porter)

Ashcroft library has festive displays, drive-by scavenger hunt

Clues are scattered through the window display on 2nd Street for participants to find

Window decorations at the Ashcroft Library contain scavenger hunt clues, and participants don’t even have to leave their vehicle in order to enter the contest. (Photo credit: Deanna Porter)
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‘Dear Santa: I will leave you cookies, milk, carrots, and candy canes’

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

  • Dec 8, 2020
Santa, milk and cookies, stock image
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‘Dear Santa: I hope you can make it to Christmas this year’

Letters to Santa from Ms Charlee Marlow’s Grade K/1 class at Desert Sands Community School

  • Dec 8, 2020
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Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.

B.C. man’s book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients throughout the province

Gogs Gagnon’s book to be included in Prostate Cancer Foundation BC’s kits

Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.
The long-awaited 20-unit seniors’ living facility in Clinton is taking shape, with the contractors continuing work despite the onset of winter weather. The building is on the site of the former Clinton Elementary School on Smith Avenue. (Photo credit: Daniela Dyck)

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Weather doesn’t stop work on the seniors’ facility in Clinton

  • Dec 2, 2020
The long-awaited 20-unit seniors’ living facility in Clinton is taking shape, with the contractors continuing work despite the onset of winter weather. The building is on the site of the former Clinton Elementary School on Smith Avenue. (Photo credit: Daniela Dyck)
Have you created some art you’d like to show off? The Clinton Art and Cultural Society would like to hear from you. If you haven’t, then why not give it a try? (Photo credit: Facebook)

Clinton Art and Cultural Society is calling all area artists

Plus changes to Cram the Cruiser, a Clinton contest, Christmas lights, library volunteers, and more

Have you created some art you’d like to show off? The Clinton Art and Cultural Society would like to hear from you. If you haven’t, then why not give it a try? (Photo credit: Facebook)
Claudia Cornwall has written a new book on the 2017 wildfires, which provides personal snapshots of the worst fire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Submitted)

New book looks at B.C.’s worst wildfire season

‘British Columbia in Flames’ provides intimate snapshots of a harrowing time

Claudia Cornwall has written a new book on the 2017 wildfires, which provides personal snapshots of the worst fire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)

BC SPCA’s horse-rescue program offers equine intervention

Book Rescue Me raises funds, awareness for animal-welfare agency

Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)
Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Old Kris Kringle will be taking time out from his busy schedule for “Santa on the Big Screen” in Kamloops, where families can have a personal chat with the jolly old elf himself. (Photo credit: YouTube)

Catch Santa on the big screen in Kamloops for some family fun

Families can have individual interactive video chats with Santa at the Paramount Theatre

Old Kris Kringle will be taking time out from his busy schedule for “Santa on the Big Screen” in Kamloops, where families can have a personal chat with the jolly old elf himself. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Jocelyn Cahill (l) and Janice Maurice are members of the Clinton Book Club, which met in Reg Conn Park over the summer. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)

Clinton book club keeps love of reading alive during COVID-19

Club provides members with a place to both socialize and keep their wits sharp

Jocelyn Cahill (l) and Janice Maurice are members of the Clinton Book Club, which met in Reg Conn Park over the summer. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)
The Spences Bridge Improvement District is holding its AGM, and elections for a trustee and a fire chief, on Nov. 28. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Christmas hamper applications being taken by phone until Friday

Plus a cancelled Christmas market, Spences Bridge elections, shopping deals in Clinton, and more

The Spences Bridge Improvement District is holding its AGM, and elections for a trustee and a fire chief, on Nov. 28. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Get your plaid on and take advantage of Plaid Friday deals in Ashcroft on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: NDIT)

Community businesses need you to shop locally this Christmas

Local businesses are there when you need them, so be there when they need you

  • Nov 25, 2020
Get your plaid on and take advantage of Plaid Friday deals in Ashcroft on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: NDIT)
Plaid Friday promo photo, 2020. Photo credit: NDIT

Clinton gearing up for Plaid Friday specials and rewards

Special event on Nov. 27 features local businesses, prizes, and some great deals

Plaid Friday promo photo, 2020. Photo credit: NDIT
Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft, Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Still time to bring local kids some Toys for Joys

Anyone who missed the event on Nov. 20 can still drop off toys and cash for a great cause

Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft, Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)