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Area residents can access information about dementia and memory loss by contacting the Alzheimer Society of B.C.s toll-free First Link Dementia Helpline. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

Dementia helpline extends its hours to provide more support

Calls to First Link dementia helpline have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic started

  • Oct 28, 2020
Area residents can access information about dementia and memory loss by contacting the Alzheimer Society of B.C.s toll-free First Link Dementia Helpline. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of B.C.)
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
The TNRD’s free household hazardous waste round-up in Cache Creek has been rescheduled to take place on Nov. 1. (Photo credit: YouTube)

Hazardous Waste Round-up in Cache Creek moved to Nov. 1

Free event postponed by one week due to inclement weather

The TNRD’s free household hazardous waste round-up in Cache Creek has been rescheduled to take place on Nov. 1. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
Halloween postcard, no date, stock image

Have a creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, and safe Halloween

Halloween 2020 will be different, but little ghouls, ghosts, and goblins can still have a fun night

Halloween postcard, no date, stock image
A mural on the exterior of the Ashcroft curling rink. The curling club is looking for new members, and will be having a sign-up event at the rink on Oct. 27. (Photo credit: Ashcroft and District Curling Club)

Ashcroft curling club invites new members to come give it a try

Ice is going in the rink and club members hope to start curling on Oct. 31

A mural on the exterior of the Ashcroft curling rink. The curling club is looking for new members, and will be having a sign-up event at the rink on Oct. 27. (Photo credit: Ashcroft and District Curling Club)
Emery Gleason and her sunflowers from the Clinton ‘Bloom Where You’re Planted’ contest, September 2020. (Photo credit: Clinton Communities in Bloom)

Clinton CiB initiative places third in province-wide contest

Everyone wins after Clinton kids ‘Plant a Little Sunshine’ with cheerful sunflowers

Emery Gleason and her sunflowers from the Clinton ‘Bloom Where You’re Planted’ contest, September 2020. (Photo credit: Clinton Communities in Bloom)
There are some spooky Halloween treats in store, including colouring and costume contests, a fireworks display in Cache Creek, and seasonal films at the Paramount Theatre in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Alexis Fotos/Pixabay)

Halloween treats without any tricks for children of all ages

Plus a special yard waste pick-up in Ashcroft, a future health care survey, and more

There are some spooky Halloween treats in store, including colouring and costume contests, a fireworks display in Cache Creek, and seasonal films at the Paramount Theatre in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Alexis Fotos/Pixabay)
Thompson-Nicola Regional Library, date unknown. Photo credit: TNRL

Readers and writers can learn more at Thursday evening events

Virtual author events and writers’ nights offer opportunities to learn and create

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library, date unknown. Photo credit: TNRL
(from l) Taylor Sapergia (top Mountain Man), Marjie Chatt (top Mountain Woman), Black Powder Desert Rendezvous organizer Ken Brown near Cache Creek, Oct. 11, 2020. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Seventh annual Black Powder Desert Rendezvous a success

Two returning participants successfully defended their titles from 2019

(from l) Taylor Sapergia (top Mountain Man), Marjie Chatt (top Mountain Woman), Black Powder Desert Rendezvous organizer Ken Brown near Cache Creek, Oct. 11, 2020. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pastor Charles Lomudak (l) with Daniel Collett and Marina Papais (r of sign), Gary Dost (third from r), Gwen and Katie Henderson (4th and 5th from r), and congregants with the church’s new sign. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New mosaic at Ashcroft church labour of love for congregants

Seventh-Day Adventist Church worked with local artists to design, create new sign

Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pastor Charles Lomudak (l) with Daniel Collett and Marina Papais (r of sign), Gary Dost (third from r), Gwen and Katie Henderson (4th and 5th from r), and congregants with the church’s new sign. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Mike Bennie of Nanaimo taking part in the hawk and knife portion of the Black Powder Desert Rendezvous near Ashcroftin October 2018. (Photo credit: Ken Alexander)

Black powder event returns to area over Thanksgiving weekend

Seventh annual Desert Rendezvous will celebrate skills of a bygone age

Mike Bennie of Nanaimo taking part in the hawk and knife portion of the Black Powder Desert Rendezvous near Ashcroftin October 2018. (Photo credit: Ken Alexander)
A photograph by Mona D’Amours was one of the entrants in the September 2020 Anonymous Art Show in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Identities of Anonymous Art Show artists can now be revealed

Event saw 82 original works by new and established artists raise nearly $800 for the Ashcroft HUB

A photograph by Mona D’Amours was one of the entrants in the September 2020 Anonymous Art Show in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Silas Astle was one of the winners of a new bike during the Bike Rodeo in Clinton on Sept. 19. (Photo credit: Marika Masters)

Two young Clintonites proud winners of new bikes

Silas Astle and Daly May won bikes during the Clinton Bike Rodeo on Sept. 19

Silas Astle was one of the winners of a new bike during the Bike Rodeo in Clinton on Sept. 19. (Photo credit: Marika Masters)
Do you know the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Do you know the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s?

One leads to the other, and understanding both is crucial to helping those coping with them

  • Oct 7, 2020
Do you know the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s?
German firefighters take part in a training exercise involving a simulated kitchen fire. Cooking is the number one cause of house fires in B.C., and fire safety in the kitchen is the focus of this year’s Fire Prevention Week. (Photo credit: Stock image )

Cooking and kitchens the number one cause of house fires in BC

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is about serving up fire safety in the kitchen

German firefighters take part in a training exercise involving a simulated kitchen fire. Cooking is the number one cause of house fires in B.C., and fire safety in the kitchen is the focus of this year’s Fire Prevention Week. (Photo credit: Stock image )
Ashcroft cenotaph, Remembrance Day 2019. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Legion weathering the storm and keeping the doors open

Planning is well underway for annual poppy campaign and Remembrance Day service

Ashcroft cenotaph, Remembrance Day 2019. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Psalm 23 Transition Society executive director Marvin Declare (l) presents Lone Butte resident Marcus Reich with a certificate that signifies he has graduated from the program. Reich now intends to return to Psalm 23 in a mentorship capacity and help others who have experienced the same struggles he has. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Lone Butte man beats addiction, now seeks to help others

After graduating from Psalm 23 program, Marcus Reich plans to give back to others in distress

Psalm 23 Transition Society executive director Marvin Declare (l) presents Lone Butte resident Marcus Reich with a certificate that signifies he has graduated from the program. Reich now intends to return to Psalm 23 in a mentorship capacity and help others who have experienced the same struggles he has. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)

QUIZ: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The week of Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Have you made your will?

Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)
Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)

Confronting their addictions to make way for healing — a B.C. love story

‘I think what’s helped us is that we had to understand our past and move forward’

Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)