Community

Under the dome: Produce growing in the new greenhouse that was added to the Clinton Community Garden this year. (Photo credit: Yvette May)

Clinton Community Garden a big blooming success this summer

Rebuilding year saw new facilities added, and bundles of produce donated to the Clinton food bank

Under the dome: Produce growing in the new greenhouse that was added to the Clinton Community Garden this year. (Photo credit: Yvette May)
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
Photo by BC SPCA Wildlife-in-Focus 2020 winner Thomas Haslinger (Backyard Habitats category). (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

Cheeky chipmunk and curious cub are top pics in photo contest

BC SPCA Wildlife-in-Focus photo contest produces wonderful works

Photo by BC SPCA Wildlife-in-Focus 2020 winner Thomas Haslinger (Backyard Habitats category). (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
Cache Creek firefighters are already planning their annual fireworks display, which they are promising to make even bigger than usual this year. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Cache Creek firefighters plan bigger, better Halloween fireworks

‘With so much uncertainty in the world it’s nice to know that one community event is staying intact’

Cache Creek firefighters are already planning their annual fireworks display, which they are promising to make even bigger than usual this year. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)
People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.

PHOTOS: BC SPCA announces winners in 12th annual wildlife photo contest

From stoats to skunks, bears to bees, amateur photographers capture province at its wildest

People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.
Participants in the 2018 Terry Fox Run in Ashcroft. This year’s run will not be a group event, and participants can take part anywhere, and in any way, they want to on Sept. 20. (Photo credit: Ken Alexander)

Terry Fox Run going ahead in Ashcroft but in a new format

Participants can choose where, when, and how to participate on Sept. 20

Participants in the 2018 Terry Fox Run in Ashcroft. This year’s run will not be a group event, and participants can take part anywhere, and in any way, they want to on Sept. 20. (Photo credit: Ken Alexander)
The masks make it hard to tell, but (from l) Lions Joe Weremchuk, Sue Peters, and Vivian Edwards, as well as Ashcroft Tim Hortons manager Damian Couture, are all smiles as they fundraise for the Ashcroft and District Lions Club during this year’s Smile Cookies campaign. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Lions want to make Smile Cookies campaign a roaring success

One hundred per cent of funds raised will go back into the community

The masks make it hard to tell, but (from l) Lions Joe Weremchuk, Sue Peters, and Vivian Edwards, as well as Ashcroft Tim Hortons manager Damian Couture, are all smiles as they fundraise for the Ashcroft and District Lions Club during this year’s Smile Cookies campaign. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the school year?

How much do you know about schools and education?

In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Kittens Toast (left) and Jersey (right) need support for their medical recovery after falling from highrises. (BC SPCA handout)

Two B.C. Kittens in need medical support after falling from highrises

BC SPCA starts fundraising for kittens in Victoria and Vancouver

Kittens Toast (left) and Jersey (right) need support for their medical recovery after falling from highrises. (BC SPCA handout)
Ashcroft and District Lions Club member George Stringer at the ticket sales table at Safety Mart, Sept. 2020. (Photo credit: Vivian Edwards)

Lions Club annual raffle roars ahead

Popular annual raffle raises funds for great local causes

Ashcroft and District Lions Club member George Stringer at the ticket sales table at Safety Mart, Sept. 2020. (Photo credit: Vivian Edwards)
A portion of the old Cariboo Wagon Road is visible beside Highway 97 at Maiden Creek Hill. (Photo credit: submitted)

Maiden Creek Hill provides ‘perfect view’ of Cariboo Wagon Road

A bare, switchback road climbs steeply on the right. This is the Maiden Creek Hill.

  • Sep 9, 2020
A portion of the old Cariboo Wagon Road is visible beside Highway 97 at Maiden Creek Hill. (Photo credit: submitted)
Ashcroft artist Royden Josephson (l) presents a cheque to South Cariboo E. Fry Society executive director Trish Schachtel. (Photo credit: Angela Bandelli)

Ashcroft artists donates some of sales proceeds to E. Fry Food Bank

Royden Josephson made a donation to the Ashcroft food bank following two-month show

Ashcroft artist Royden Josephson (l) presents a cheque to South Cariboo E. Fry Society executive director Trish Schachtel. (Photo credit: Angela Bandelli)
(from l) Gold Country Communities Society Board chair Steve Rice; Central Café owner Ogesh Chand; GCCS executive director Marcie Down; and artist Royden Josephson in front of “Surfacing”, part of the Art Route Blue project. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Gold Country’s Art Route Blue project unveils new Ashcroft artwork

Project aims to connect communities and bring people together

(from l) Gold Country Communities Society Board chair Steve Rice; Central Café owner Ogesh Chand; GCCS executive director Marcie Down; and artist Royden Josephson in front of “Surfacing”, part of the Art Route Blue project. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Anonymous Art Show features more than 75 works, supports great cause

Anonymous Art Show features more than 75 works, supports great cause

All art is up for auction as a fundraiser for the HUB and its programs

Anonymous Art Show features more than 75 works, supports great cause
On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about work and labour

The Labour Day weekend, in early September, is a time to celebrate workers

On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)
Nicole and Ben Stringer have spent the summer working to bring awareness to life-saving medication for cystic fibrosis patients. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

‘Nothing’s working anymore’: West Kelowna woman shares her fight with cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and intestines among other organs

Nicole and Ben Stringer have spent the summer working to bring awareness to life-saving medication for cystic fibrosis patients. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
There will be no meetings at the Clinton Seniors’ Centre on Smith Avenue for the foreseeable future. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Is this the right time to bring a pet into your life?

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

  • Sep 2, 2020
There will be no meetings at the Clinton Seniors’ Centre on Smith Avenue for the foreseeable future. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)