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The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library has partnered with the BIG Little Science Centre in Kamloops to provide passes to the centre which can be checked out for free by all library patrons. (Photo credit: BIG Little Science Centre)

Local libraries now offer free passes for BIG Little Science Centre

Partnership allows patrons to explore science in a fun, hands-on way

Canfor announced Jan. 25 it is closing its Houston sawmill but has a plan, if approved, to build a new one. (Black Press file photo)

MLA calls for strong response following Houston mill closure announcement

Support needed for workers, local government, says John Rustad

Log trucks are unloaded in the Tolko log yard Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Environment Canada warns cold weather on the way for B.C.’s Interior

Temperatures will plummet by the weekend

  • Jan 26, 2023
The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo will be missed. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

End to 30-year era: No more Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo; organizers cite lack of volunteers

Association draws the curtain on springtime rodeo

  • Jan 25, 2023
The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo will be missed. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
A semi-trailer runs into difficulties on Highway 5A between Merritt and Kamloops in January 2023. (Photo credit: Facebook)

New technology will monitor commercial traffic on Highway 5A

Residents have raised safety concerns about truck traffic along the route from Merritt to Kamloops

A semi-trailer runs into difficulties on Highway 5A between Merritt and Kamloops in January 2023. (Photo credit: Facebook)
The investigation continues at the site of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School near Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The investigation continues at the site of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School near Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

66 more potential graves identified at St. Joseph’s Mission, former residential school

The results of Phase 2 of investigation into unmarked graves shows there were crimes committed against children

The investigation continues at the site of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School near Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The investigation continues at the site of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School near Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
CP’s train station (with water tank!) and roundhouse at North Bend in 1885.

From Black Canyon to North Bend: The stories behind more CP station names

Part two includes a vanished station, a well-known spot on Highway 1, and a unique sign

CP’s train station (with water tank!) and roundhouse at North Bend in 1885.
Members of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 347 Avenger, based in Ashcroft, were able to take part in a tri-service event in Vernon last year, as the corps gets back into action after the pandemic. (Photo credit: Nichole Hare)

Sea Cadet Corps swings back into action after pandemic hiatus

The members of Sea Cadet Corps 347 Avenger, based in Ashcroft, are gearing up for a busy year

Members of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 347 Avenger, based in Ashcroft, were able to take part in a tri-service event in Vernon last year, as the corps gets back into action after the pandemic. (Photo credit: Nichole Hare)
Hours for the virtual doctor pilot program at the Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre have expanded. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Increased virtual doctor availability at Ashcroft health site

Pilot program at Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre connects patients with physicians virtually

Hours for the virtual doctor pilot program at the Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre have expanded. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Ashcroft’s Barnes Block (at centre), pictured in 1912, was starting to take shape in 1898 with the impending construction of Clements’ Drug Store (false-fronted white building with two windows), Cumming’s General Store (false-fronted white building with three windows on the corner of 4th Street across from the Ashcroft Hotel), and the <em>Journal</em> building (two-storey building behind the other two). (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1898, big changes are announced for Ashcroft’s Barnes Block

A new drug store, general store, and newspaper building are reported to be on the way

Ashcroft’s Barnes Block (at centre), pictured in 1912, was starting to take shape in 1898 with the impending construction of Clements’ Drug Store (false-fronted white building with two windows), Cumming’s General Store (false-fronted white building with three windows on the corner of 4th Street across from the Ashcroft Hotel), and the <em>Journal</em> building (two-storey building behind the other two). (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Time changes everything. (Photo credit: Jordan Benton/pexels)

We must take the time to care for ourselves and each other

Time changes everything, sometimes slowly and sometimes quickly

  • Jan 25, 2023
Time changes everything. (Photo credit: Jordan Benton/pexels)
Comet Catalina (green glow at centre) burning brightly in the night sky. Hopefully comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will shine as bright. (Photo credit: Gary Boyle)

Bright visitor returns after 50,000-year absence from our skies

Comet will be at its closest point to Earth on Feb. 2

  • Jan 25, 2023
Comet Catalina (green glow at centre) burning brightly in the night sky. Hopefully comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will shine as bright. (Photo credit: Gary Boyle)
The Bass Coast and Shambhala electronic music festivals each host drug-checking services. An Interior Health report shows a rise in festival goers having their drugs checked, especially if they bought drugs at the festival. Photo: Bass Coast

B.C. music festival visitors more likely to use drug-checking services: Interior Health

A report found high uptake of drug testing at the Bass Coast and Shambhala music festivals

The Bass Coast and Shambhala electronic music festivals each host drug-checking services. An Interior Health report shows a rise in festival goers having their drugs checked, especially if they bought drugs at the festival. Photo: Bass Coast
Vernon-based Tolko Industries Ltd. said downtime at lumber divisions in Soda Creek, in the Cariboo, and Armstrong, in the North Okanagan, will continue through Feburary. (tolko.com)

Downtime extended at Tolko mills in North Okanagan, Cariboo

Armstrong and Soda Creek lumber division shutdowns to continue through February

Vernon-based Tolko Industries Ltd. said downtime at lumber divisions in Soda Creek, in the Cariboo, and Armstrong, in the North Okanagan, will continue through Feburary. (tolko.com)
Radon is a concern for indoor environments such as schools. (National Health Authority video still)

Interior Health testing radon in schools

Pilot project taking place in all districts and participating independent schools

Radon is a concern for indoor environments such as schools. (National Health Authority video still)
Eight vehicles were involved in a collision on Highway 97 Monday morning (Jan. 23). (Karen Powell photo)
Eight vehicles were involved in a collision on Highway 97 Monday morning (Jan. 23). (Karen Powell photo)
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is congratulated by teammates after stopping the Calgary Flames in the shootout to win 2-1 in NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. When did the Canadiens last win the Stanley Cup? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about hockey

Canada is a nation of hockey players and dedicated fans of the game

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is congratulated by teammates after stopping the Calgary Flames in the shootout to win 2-1 in NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. When did the Canadiens last win the Stanley Cup? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Sign in Ashcroft’s Drylands Arena. (Photo credit: Josh White)

Get ready for Guns and Hoses charity hockey match this weekend

Third annual event promises lots of fun, prizes, food, and more to benefit Honour Ranch

Sign in Ashcroft’s Drylands Arena. (Photo credit: Josh White)
APTN was filming some of the work carving a totem pole by members of the Nuxalk First Nation in protest of mining exploration work going on near Bella Coola. (Snuxyaltwa photo)

Nuxalk carve totem poles for mountaintop installation around Bella Coola to oppose mining

Totem poles would symbolize Nuxalk opposition to mining within territory, said hereditary chief

APTN was filming some of the work carving a totem pole by members of the Nuxalk First Nation in protest of mining exploration work going on near Bella Coola. (Snuxyaltwa photo)
The Husky gas station was the scene of a robbery Saturday night (Jan. 7). (Tracey Roberts - Quesnel Observer)

Suspect arrested in Quesnel armed robberies

A man is in custody after the police arrested the suspect of…

The Husky gas station was the scene of a robbery Saturday night (Jan. 7). (Tracey Roberts - Quesnel Observer)