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A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Taylan James of Cache Creek participating in the barrel racing event at the High School Rodeo Senior Finals in Quesnel over the weekend of June 11. (Photo credit: Cassidy Dankochik/Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Local riders shine at BC High School Rodeo finals in Quesnel

Youth from Clinton, Cache Creek, and Ashcroft took part in first official rodeo of 2021

Taylan James of Cache Creek participating in the barrel racing event at the High School Rodeo Senior Finals in Quesnel over the weekend of June 11. (Photo credit: Cassidy Dankochik/Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A major fire broke out at Cache Creek Elementary School in the early morning hours of June 20, 1971, causing $300,000 in damages. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

From the archives: In 1971 fire rages through Cache Creek school

The devastating blaze caused some $300,000 in damage to the building

  • Jun 24, 2021
A major fire broke out at Cache Creek Elementary School in the early morning hours of June 20, 1971, causing $300,000 in damages. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
Ashcroft artist Martha Labadie, wearing a T-shirt she designed for Historic Hat Creek Ranch, in front of some of her works on display in the Sidewalk Gallery until the end of the month. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft artist Martha Labadie inspired by local buildings and history

Display of her works at the Sidewalk Gallery focuses on the area in and around Ashcroft

Ashcroft artist Martha Labadie, wearing a T-shirt she designed for Historic Hat Creek Ranch, in front of some of her works on display in the Sidewalk Gallery until the end of the month. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Detail of a poster for the Dominion Day celebration in Ashcroft in 1927. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

Ashcroft’s 1927 Dominion Day festivities featured a familiar sight

The event included a car parade, races, a movie, ice cream, and a dance that ended at 2 a.m.

  • Jun 24, 2021
Detail of a poster for the Dominion Day celebration in Ashcroft in 1927. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Canada Day cake, Ashcroft, 2018. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Ashcroft HUB and Legion planning Canada Day events

HUB is hosting a Canada Day farmers’ market and the Legion has a variety of events

Canada Day cake, Ashcroft, 2018. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Front of the new sign welcoming people to Loon Lake. (Photo credit: Barry and Janet Wainwright Harman/Facebook)

Loon Lake gets grand new sign to greet visitors

Sign is the result of many years of planning and work by local volunteers

Front of the new sign welcoming people to Loon Lake. (Photo credit: Barry and Janet Wainwright Harman/Facebook)
A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)

Upcoming blood drive in honour of Fraser Valley toddler with rare blood condition

The Gormley family has organized a blood drive in Chilliwack on June 28

A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
Kelly Servinski, of the Tutti Hotel in Clinton, climbs above the river. (Photo credit: <a href="http://www.sterlinglorence.com/" target="_blank">http://www.sterlinglorence.com/</a>)

Gravel is the new gold: Clinton cyclist boosts new biking trend

Kelly Servinski wants to make Clinton a mecca for gravel riding

Kelly Servinski, of the Tutti Hotel in Clinton, climbs above the river. (Photo credit: <a href="http://www.sterlinglorence.com/" target="_blank">http://www.sterlinglorence.com/</a>)
An operator inside the powerhouse on the Bonaparte River. The poster in the background shows an early image of the character that inspired <em>MAD</em> Magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman (of ‘What, me worry?’ fame), which has been traced back to 1894, when it was used to advertise a comical stage play called The New Boy . The image was subsequently widely used to advertise a wide variety of products, particularly painless dentistry. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

Golden Country: In October 1898, electricity comes to Ashcroft

After months of work, Ashcroft is ushered into a brave new world of electric light

An operator inside the powerhouse on the Bonaparte River. The poster in the background shows an early image of the character that inspired <em>MAD</em> Magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman (of ‘What, me worry?’ fame), which has been traced back to 1894, when it was used to advertise a comical stage play called The New Boy . The image was subsequently widely used to advertise a wide variety of products, particularly painless dentistry. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Fathers Day graphic, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Forget the gift card: spend time with dad this Father’s Day

  • Jun 16, 2021
Fathers Day graphic, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay
The 2020 Desert Sands Community School grad class. A drive-by for this year’s class will take place on June 11 at the Heritage Park on Railway and then on Quartz Road in Cache Creek; the grads will also be parading through the two communities. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Cheer on grads at drive-by and parade in Ashcroft and Cache Creek

This year’s Desert Sands graduating class will tour both communities on June 11

The 2020 Desert Sands Community School grad class. A drive-by for this year’s class will take place on June 11 at the Heritage Park on Railway and then on Quartz Road in Cache Creek; the grads will also be parading through the two communities. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Kris Hardy, Daniela Dyck, Maike Mayden, and Mehal Bhalla of the Village of Ashcroft with one of the Communities in Bloom ‘Garden of Hope’ planters and the sign created by Jo Petty at the village office. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Communities in Bloom volunteers plant gardens of hope

Yellow is the colour of hope, and Communities in Bloom hopes gardens go yellow this year

  • Jun 9, 2021
(from l) Kris Hardy, Daniela Dyck, Maike Mayden, and Mehal Bhalla of the Village of Ashcroft with one of the Communities in Bloom ‘Garden of Hope’ planters and the sign created by Jo Petty at the village office. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
‘A GOOD CLEAN JOB OF CAR WASHING AT CACHE CREEK: Here are (l to r) Janice Clark, Maryanne Nagata, teacher, and Sandra McAbee making a clean job at the students car wash recently.’ From the Ashcroft <em>Journal</em>, June 10, 1971. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

From the archives: Census time (1921), poor roads (1946), a doctor shortage (1971), and more

A journey back through 125 years of the Journal archives

  • Jun 9, 2021
‘A GOOD CLEAN JOB OF CAR WASHING AT CACHE CREEK: Here are (l to r) Janice Clark, Maryanne Nagata, teacher, and Sandra McAbee making a clean job at the students car wash recently.’ From the Ashcroft <em>Journal</em>, June 10, 1971. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Piper Colin Norris (r) leading the Burns Night celebration at the Ashcroft Legion in Jan. 2019. Branch president Darrin Curran hopes that recently-announced provincial grant funding will help the Legion start to return to normal after a difficult 15 months. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Legion welcomes news of grant funding for BC branches

Province’s 143 Legion branches will share $1.5 million in provincial grant funding

Piper Colin Norris (r) leading the Burns Night celebration at the Ashcroft Legion in Jan. 2019. Branch president Darrin Curran hopes that recently-announced provincial grant funding will help the Legion start to return to normal after a difficult 15 months. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

WATCH: Kamloops bound convoy greeted by Canim Lake Band in 100 Mile House

More than two dozen members of the Tsq’escenemc people (Canim Lake Band) showed up

Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Bonaparte Indian Band's pipe carrier, Marilyn Porter, centre, with niece Rayne Porter (left), son Sonny and daughter Francine. (Karen Warren photo - submitted)

Bonaparte ancestral remains discovered at Ashcroft Terminal returned to burial site

Resolution found between Bonaparte band and Ashcroft Terminal following “emotional” negotiations

Bonaparte Indian Band's pipe carrier, Marilyn Porter, centre, with niece Rayne Porter (left), son Sonny and daughter Francine. (Karen Warren photo - submitted)
A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fundraiser to search more B.C. residential schools tops $100,000

Indigenous leaders hope to use radar technology to search for lost children on Vancouver Island

A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The popular Kids and Teens Rock Camps are hoping to pivot to a Family Camp in July 2021. (Photo credit: Kids Rock Camp)

Kids/Teens Rock Camp hopes to pivot to Family Camp this summer

Popular camp program tentatively planning a Family Camp in mid-July

The popular Kids and Teens Rock Camps are hoping to pivot to a Family Camp in July 2021. (Photo credit: Kids Rock Camp)