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‘Queen Candidates For Ashcroft Rodeo June 24, 25’ (April 20, 1972): (from l) Nelda Stocking, Cheryl Oliver, Sheila Booth, Penny Cumming, Roberta Morgan. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1947, Ashcroft Legion Branch #113 Women’s Auxiliary formed

Plus big fish, low speed limits, Stampede Queens, a pool for Ashcroft, and more

‘Queen Candidates For Ashcroft Rodeo June 24, 25’ (April 20, 1972): (from l) Nelda Stocking, Cheryl Oliver, Sheila Booth, Penny Cumming, Roberta Morgan. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)

Cariboo Art Beat workshops combine fire and art

Williams Lake workshops help build bridges between First Nations and government

The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)
The Easter Egg hunt — pictured here in 2019 — returns to Reg Conn Park in Clinton on April 17. (Photo credit: Raven Nyman)

Easter eggs-citement coming to local communities on Sunday

Get ready for a hippity-hoppity good time with Easter Egg hunts, barbecues, and more

The Easter Egg hunt — pictured here in 2019 — returns to Reg Conn Park in Clinton on April 17. (Photo credit: Raven Nyman)
The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom plant swap and sale — pictured here in 2021 — is returning starting April 23. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Annual Ashcroft CiB plant swap and sale starts on April 23

Event will continue through May 23, giving gardeners plenty of time to get growing

The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom plant swap and sale — pictured here in 2021 — is returning starting April 23. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
‘Mesa Subdivision Building Up’ (April 13, 1972): ‘Above photo shows the Mesa Vista Subdivision in Ashcroft, where 30 homes have been completed, or are in various stages of completion. Sixty lots have been sold to date and a few more are still available.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

Predictions of a dry summer in 1947 prompt campfire warning

Plus careless prospectors, new road rules, a TB clinic, a bike rodeo, and more from the archives

‘Mesa Subdivision Building Up’ (April 13, 1972): ‘Above photo shows the Mesa Vista Subdivision in Ashcroft, where 30 homes have been completed, or are in various stages of completion. Sixty lots have been sold to date and a few more are still available.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Detail from a painting of Ashcroft that was the subject of some intense bidding during the recent Anonymous Art Show at the Ashcroft HUB. (Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB)

Anonymous Art Show a resounding success for Ashcroft HUB

Almost all the works sold, raising more than $2,000 for the artists and the HUB

Detail from a painting of Ashcroft that was the subject of some intense bidding during the recent Anonymous Art Show at the Ashcroft HUB. (Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB)
‘Talented Artist At Clinton’ (April 6, 1972): ‘Lynne Nelson of Clinton, who recently was snapped in the mall of Thompson Park, Kamloops, where she had a display of her oil paintings which were all scenes in the Clinton, Cache Creek, and South Cariboo areas. The paintings were excellent and would adorn any living room.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

In 1897, Ashcroft to Lillooet an ‘easy’ ten-hour stagecoach ride

Also in 1897, many claims being staked at Highland Valley after rich copper find

‘Talented Artist At Clinton’ (April 6, 1972): ‘Lynne Nelson of Clinton, who recently was snapped in the mall of Thompson Park, Kamloops, where she had a display of her oil paintings which were all scenes in the Clinton, Cache Creek, and South Cariboo areas. The paintings were excellent and would adorn any living room.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
This year’s Daffodil Tea in Clinton was a welcome taste of spring. (Photo credit: Jill Wellington/Pixabay)

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Clinton Seniors’ Daffodil Tea a welcome splash of spring colour

  • Apr 6, 2022
This year’s Daffodil Tea in Clinton was a welcome taste of spring. (Photo credit: Jill Wellington/Pixabay)
The Revd. Linda LaGroix is the new incumbent at St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Linda LaGroix)

New deacon appointed to St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Ashcroft

Linda LaGroix will be ordained at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Kamloops

  • Apr 6, 2022
The Revd. Linda LaGroix is the new incumbent at St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Linda LaGroix)
Ashcroft’s Mary Jobling will be celebrating her recent Lotto 6/49 win with a couple of tropical vacations. (Photo credit: BCLC)

Ashcroft Lotto 6/49 winner has half-a-million reasons to celebrate

Mary Jobling won $500,000 Extra prize in March 23 draw

Ashcroft’s Mary Jobling will be celebrating her recent Lotto 6/49 win with a couple of tropical vacations. (Photo credit: BCLC)
Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)

Oak Bay student among those high on aviation possibilities

Greater Victoria School District helps kids fly with aviation and design program

Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

8-year-old Lower Mainland resident sells paintings to help Ukrainians

Ava Gambling and her brother James, 4, raised more than $1,000

Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
‘Ashcroft Firemen’s Pushathon Huge Success’ (March 30, 1972): ‘Pictured with bed from left to right are: Gordon Matthews, Joe Lomond (back), Roy Crooks, Don Habermehl, Al Peterson, Bob Rodford, Morley Zant, Bill Manderson (front).’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1947, a Cache Creek pioneer is keeping the town on the map

Plus sporting news, dope traffic, the Clinton Ball, and more from the archives

‘Ashcroft Firemen’s Pushathon Huge Success’ (March 30, 1972): ‘Pictured with bed from left to right are: Gordon Matthews, Joe Lomond (back), Roy Crooks, Don Habermehl, Al Peterson, Bob Rodford, Morley Zant, Bill Manderson (front).’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
‘Red Barn’ by Judy Roy (pastel) is one of the artworks that will be on display at this year’s Ashcroft Fine Art Show and Sale starting April 29. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Art Club)

Get ready for the return of the Ashcroft Art Show on April 29

There will be a traditional in-person show, as well as a sneak preview and a virtual show

‘Red Barn’ by Judy Roy (pastel) is one of the artworks that will be on display at this year’s Ashcroft Fine Art Show and Sale starting April 29. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Art Club)
Karl Lundsbye and Rowan Hermiston intend to lead the Peace Walk for Ukraine in 100 Mile House this Sunday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile youth hold Peace Walk for Ukraine

Effort led by two South Cariboo pre-teens has raised $800 for Ukrainian Red Cross

Karl Lundsbye and Rowan Hermiston intend to lead the Peace Walk for Ukraine in 100 Mile House this Sunday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
‘Getting The Patient Ready!” (March 23, 1972): ‘Members of the Ashcroft Fire Department are preparing their patient and bed for the PUSH-A-THON on Saturday March 5th. The Firemen will be pushing the bed around Ashcroft and Cache Creek and back, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Firemen are requesting donations and pledges per hour, on a maximum of 5 hours, with all proceeds going to the Ashcroft District General Hospital Equipment fund. Getting bed ready for trip are (l to r): Firemen Bill Manderson, Roy Crooks, Morley Zant.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1947, meat rationing comes to an end for Canadian consumers

However, two ‘meatless’ days a week set to continue at all restaurants and hotels

‘Getting The Patient Ready!” (March 23, 1972): ‘Members of the Ashcroft Fire Department are preparing their patient and bed for the PUSH-A-THON on Saturday March 5th. The Firemen will be pushing the bed around Ashcroft and Cache Creek and back, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Firemen are requesting donations and pledges per hour, on a maximum of 5 hours, with all proceeds going to the Ashcroft District General Hospital Equipment fund. Getting bed ready for trip are (l to r): Firemen Bill Manderson, Roy Crooks, Morley Zant.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
The Cache Creek Cats at their first practice, with head coach Max Beckett at centre, back row. The players are (from l) Adrian Vermette, Carson Moses, Nathan Husa, Owen Dunbar, Gary Gross, Louis Minnabarriet, Darrian Moody, Ken Muit. (Photo credit: Submitted)

New Cache Creek Cats basketball team looking to make a mark

Club team for boys aged 13 to 18 is already practising in preparation for upcoming season

The Cache Creek Cats at their first practice, with head coach Max Beckett at centre, back row. The players are (from l) Adrian Vermette, Carson Moses, Nathan Husa, Owen Dunbar, Gary Gross, Louis Minnabarriet, Darrian Moody, Ken Muit. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Part of the permaculture garden at Cache Creek Elementary School. Students are now looking for local volunteers to help the space become a garden for the community. (Photo credit: Cache Creek Elementary School)

Cache Creek students turn ‘weed field’ into permaculture garden

Local volunteers now being sought to turn space into a garden for the whole community

Part of the permaculture garden at Cache Creek Elementary School. Students are now looking for local volunteers to help the space become a garden for the community. (Photo credit: Cache Creek Elementary School)
(from l) Ashcroft Easter treasure hunt organizers Joyce Buckland, Phyllis Rainey, Shirley Holowchuk, and Kitty Murray with some of the prizes awaiting participants in the 2021 event. This year’s hunt also guarantees a prize for every participant. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

No joke: Easter treasure hunt kicks off in Ashcroft on April 1

There are prizes for all who take part in this year’s hunt, which runs through April 11

(from l) Ashcroft Easter treasure hunt organizers Joyce Buckland, Phyllis Rainey, Shirley Holowchuk, and Kitty Murray with some of the prizes awaiting participants in the 2021 event. This year’s hunt also guarantees a prize for every participant. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman creates ‘fidget blanket’ for autism, dementia

Brita Doubroff says product can also benefit caregivers

White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)