An operator works to clear the culvert at Quartz Road in Cache Creek during flooding in April 2020. The Village of Cache Creek is looking for local contractors who want to go on a list for any work (emergency and non-emergency) that is needed. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

An operator works to clear the culvert at Quartz Road in Cache Creek during flooding in April 2020. The Village of Cache Creek is looking for local contractors who want to go on a list for any work (emergency and non-emergency) that is needed. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Village of Cache Creek calling all contractors willing to work

Plus a Halloween drive-in movie event, an AGM, Christmas market news, and more

Horror movie drive-in double feature

The Ashcroft Indian Band is hosting a free drive-in double feature of horror on Friday, Oct. 30. The first movie (6:30 p.m.) is The Monster Squad (1987), followed by Trick ’r Treat (2007) at 8 p.m.

The movies will be screened in the parking lot beside the Esso Travel Centre on Highway 1 at Cornwall Rd.


Do you want to learn more about the arts in Ashcroft and area, and get involved with live theatre, music, art, and more? Then come out to the Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society’s AGM on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Ashcroft HUB (social centre). Physical distancing and COVID-19 protocols will be observed.

Feedback on school district calendar

As per the School Act, proposed 2022/23 and 2023/24 School District No. 74 calendars are currently on the district website at for review.

Feedback on the calendars is appreciated. You can submit feedback via a survey at; by emailing; or by calling 1-855-453-9101. Feedback will be collected until Nov. 27, 2020.

The Board of Education will review the proposed calendars and the feedback provided at the Jan. 5, 2021 public meeting.

HUB Christmas Market

With the recent heavy snowfall and cold temperatures, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Wondering about where you can get unique Christmas gifts for everyone on your list? Then mark your calendar for the Annual HUB Christmas Market, taking place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Space is limited, so vendors are encouraged to book early. The cost is $15 (using a table from the HUB) or $10 (if you bring your own table), and COVID-19 protocols, including physical distancing, will apply. To book a table, contact the HUB at (250) 453-9177 or email

Cache Creek fitness centre

Did you know that there is a fitness centre at the Cache Creek Community Hall, which is available for all users at a cost of $5 per month? It operates on a fob system, and is available from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. A $20 refundable deposit is charged for the fob.

Regular users should be aware that the centre will be closed at around 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 for a few hours while Red Tag Fitness services the older equipment and replaces damaged cables.

For information, contact the Cache Creek Village office (see entry below for information).

Cache Creek contractors

The Village of Cache Creek is creating a list of local contractors who would like to be considered for any work that may become available in the Village. Anyone who would like to be included on the list should forward their company name, contact information, what type of equipment you have available, and whether or not you would like to be included on an emergency response list (in case of floods, fires, etc. where heavy equipment may be necessary). Information must be submitted before Dec. 31, 2020 at the Village office on Quartz Road; by mail to P.O. Box 7, Cache Creek, B.C., V0K 1H0; or by email to

All work will be allocated and paid as per Village of Cache Creek Policy No. G-2: Distribution of Equipment Contracts. For details on this policy, please contact the Village office at the email address above or by calling (250) 457-6237.

Business webinars

Community Futures continues its series of free webinars and coaching sessions for small businesses, and is holding an eight-part webinar series on “Digital Marketing 101” (Nov. 2–5 and Nov. 9–13 or Dec. 1–4 and Dec. 7–10; all sessions start at 9 a.m.). Participants will learn marketing strategies and tools to help grow their business, find their target audience, and increase customer engagement.

Each day will see the discussion of a new topic, with an exploration of strategies and tools, how they align with your marketing plan, and where they fit in the buyer’s journey. Topics include Goals and Planning, Social Media, Email Marketing, and Videos and Podcasts.

On the first Friday of every month there is a “Digital Marketing Round Table Discussion”. Join the session to get your questions answered, share your experiences. and get suggestions and insights about digital tools that can make your life a little easier. You can drop into one session or join them all from noon to 1 p.m..

Starting Nov. 16, join Bill Erichson for three webinars on “Surviving, Thriving, and Making Tough Decisions: Financial implications of COVID-19 on your business”. On Nov. 16 it’s “Review Your Financial Picture”; on Nov. 23 it’s “Financial Impacts and How to Survive”; and on Nov. 30 it’s “Planning and Forecasting: Your Business After COVID-19”. All three webinars run from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

For information, or to register, go to

BC SPCA grants help B.C. communities address cat overpopulation issues

For the ninth year, the BC SPCA community animal spay/neuter grant program is accepting funding applications to help B.C. communities address cat overpopulation issues. The grant program is designed to help non-profit organizations, veterinarians, First Nations communities, and regional and municipal governments working to address pet overpopulation.

Funding will be distributed to projects that better the welfare of a community’s most vulnerable companion animals and ensure there is a long-term impact. The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2020. To learn more or apply for a grant, please visit


The article “Clinton CiB initiative places third in province-wide contest” (the Journal, Oct. 22, 2020) stated that the Village of Clinton had won 20 terracotta self-watering planers. The Village actually won one “Villa 20” terracotta self-watering planter. The Journal regrets the error.

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