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Drivers are reminded to slow down around horses and riders in rural areas.

Hold your horses and share the rural roads

B.C. Government reminds motorists to watch out for horses

Drivers are reminded to slow down around horses and riders in rural areas.
(from l) Royal Purple B.C. President Darlene Doucette (c) with (from l) Ashcroft-Cache Creek Royal Purple members Carol English, Marvene Layte, Gloria Corke, and Lil Munroe at the installation of officers and initiation of new members on April 26. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Royal Purple gets new lease on life after 60 years in area

Lodge was on the verge of folding but is now back and getting bigger

(from l) Royal Purple B.C. President Darlene Doucette (c) with (from l) Ashcroft-Cache Creek Royal Purple members Carol English, Marvene Layte, Gloria Corke, and Lil Munroe at the installation of officers and initiation of new members on April 26. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Overhead view of the T.U. Auto Camp in Cache Creek, date unknown. The site is now occupied by the post office; what is now the Todd Road Bridge is to the left of the picture, just out of view. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1972, Kumsheen Secondary School in Lytton destroyed by fire

School was located on site of current K–12 building on the Trans-Canada Highway

Overhead view of the T.U. Auto Camp in Cache Creek, date unknown. The site is now occupied by the post office; what is now the Todd Road Bridge is to the left of the picture, just out of view. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
Members of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club outside their newly-refurbished mobile kitchen at Desert Hills on Mother’s Day. (from l) Gordon Daly, Darlene Daly, Jackie Berkey, Ernie Kristoff, Joe Weremchuk, Sue Peters, Delila Chenery, and George Stringer. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Lions mobile kitchen back in business after pandemic hiatus

The familiar facility has had a face lift and is now good for many years, and events, to come

Members of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club outside their newly-refurbished mobile kitchen at Desert Hills on Mother’s Day. (from l) Gordon Daly, Darlene Daly, Jackie Berkey, Ernie Kristoff, Joe Weremchuk, Sue Peters, Delila Chenery, and George Stringer. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Two of the more than 80 planters — one of them a desert planter (l) — filled with petunias by the Ashcroft Communities in Bloom volunteers. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

It takes a community to fill 80 planters with 820 flowers

Ashcroft Communities in Bloom has once again filled village planters full of flowers

  • May 11, 2022
Two of the more than 80 planters — one of them a desert planter (l) — filled with petunias by the Ashcroft Communities in Bloom volunteers. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
‘Merrill Shudders Every Time He Thinks Of It’: A cartoon from the May 12, 1922 issue of the <em>Journal</em> takes a humorous look at a newfangled device — the radio — and envisions a time when it can communicate messages to youngsters, meaning they’re never out of reach of their parents. ‘Gee whiz — You can’t tell what this radio thing might grow into — gee whiz!’ If only the cartoonist had known, a century ago, how prophetic a vision this was. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1922, a break-in at the Ashcroft post office causes concern

Thief comes away with little gain but leaves a piece of evidence behind

‘Merrill Shudders Every Time He Thinks Of It’: A cartoon from the May 12, 1922 issue of the <em>Journal</em> takes a humorous look at a newfangled device — the radio — and envisions a time when it can communicate messages to youngsters, meaning they’re never out of reach of their parents. ‘Gee whiz — You can’t tell what this radio thing might grow into — gee whiz!’ If only the cartoonist had known, a century ago, how prophetic a vision this was. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
All 30 of Cache Creek’s planters have been adopted, and will soon be ready for planting. (Photo credit: Journal files)

Cache Creek green thumbs getting ready to fill village planters

All 30 of the village’s planters will be ready by May long weekend to let gardeners get growing

All 30 of Cache Creek’s planters have been adopted, and will soon be ready for planting. (Photo credit: Journal files)
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
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Beware of wildflower seed mixes that contain invasive plants

Seed mixes may promise a bounty of beauty, but may contain plants that don’t belong here

  • May 4, 2022
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The new Ashcroft Hospital, pictured just before its official opening on April 29, 1972. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

Current Ashcroft Hospital marks 50 years of serving the region

Site opened in April 1972 and is the second hospital to serve Ashcroft and surrounding region

The new Ashcroft Hospital, pictured just before its official opening on April 29, 1972. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Spring is here, bringing the promise of good things to come

  • May 4, 2022
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
‘Environment Week Clean-up By Ashcroft And Cache Creek Students’ (May 4, 1972): ‘Mrs. Poirier Grade 2 class were busy picking up at Cache Creek.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1972, construction of a new Ashcroft high school is approved

New school would contain 17 classrooms and accommodate up to 450 students

‘Environment Week Clean-up By Ashcroft And Cache Creek Students’ (May 4, 1972): ‘Mrs. Poirier Grade 2 class were busy picking up at Cache Creek.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
‘Mayor Art MacLean Buys First Cookies’ (April 27, 1972): ‘Pictured are Mayor Art MacLean of Cache Creek buying Guides cookies from (left to right) Jamie Lynn McIntyre, Debbie Friesen, and Brenda Murrell. Rangers, Guides, and Brownies will be out selling cookies commencing Saturday, April 29 and all next week. Be sure and buy some.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1972, vandalism causes major damage in Barnes Lake area

Flooding washes out roads and fields and causes local ranchers to restrict access to the area

‘Mayor Art MacLean Buys First Cookies’ (April 27, 1972): ‘Pictured are Mayor Art MacLean of Cache Creek buying Guides cookies from (left to right) Jamie Lynn McIntyre, Debbie Friesen, and Brenda Murrell. Rangers, Guides, and Brownies will be out selling cookies commencing Saturday, April 29 and all next week. Be sure and buy some.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Blake DeCraene taking part in the Tour de Cure to raise funds for cancer research in 2019. (Photo credit: Teryne DeCraene)

Cyclist channels his love of riding into a great cause

Blake DeCraene is taking part in his fourth Tour de Cure to support cancer research

Blake DeCraene taking part in the Tour de Cure to raise funds for cancer research in 2019. (Photo credit: Teryne DeCraene)
A slo-pitch tournament is set for Aug. 30 at the new Chief Scotty ball diamonds. (File photo)

AVFA hosts slo-pitch fundraiser for Lytton

12 teams participating in tournament this weekend, April 30

A slo-pitch tournament is set for Aug. 30 at the new Chief Scotty ball diamonds. (File photo)
Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hobbit house display created for Earth Day by Lower Mainland educational assistant

Paula Gross created the display using discarded objects and natural items

Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)

Good Samaritan helps family of ducks cross B.C. highway

Duckings follow mother duck navigating six lanes of traffic

A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)
An announcement from the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library was accompanied by musicians the Margit Sky Project. (Barbara Roden)

New TNRL program allows library users to borrow a guitar for six weeks

The new program is in collaboration with Riversong Guitars of Kamloops

An announcement from the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library was accompanied by musicians the Margit Sky Project. (Barbara Roden)