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A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is coming to Ashcroft's Heritage Park on July 22 for anyone who has not received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo credit: Interior Health)

Ashcroft Hospital holding weekly vaccine clinics for all ages

Anyone aged 12 and up needing a first or second dose can drop in, no appointment necessary

A U-13 match in the South Cariboo Minor Soccer Association in June 2019. Unless a number of executive positions are filled soon, there will be no soccer season this year. (Photo credit: Deanna Hayes)

South Cariboo soccer season in jeopardy without more volunteers

Several executive positions need to be filled by Jan. 27 or soccer cannot go ahead this year

(from l) The Ashcroft HUB’s departing executive director Vicky Trill receives a painting from South Cariboo E. Fry Society executive director Trish Schachtel (painting created by Christine Williams), with interim executive director Jessica Clement. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New face at helm of Ashcroft HUB with departure of Vicky Trill

Jessica Clement has taken over as interim executive director

(from l) The Ashcroft HUB’s departing executive director Vicky Trill receives a painting from South Cariboo E. Fry Society executive director Trish Schachtel (painting created by Christine Williams), with interim executive director Jessica Clement. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Cache Creek is looking to install signs similar to these ones in Salmon Arm, reminding drivers not to use their jake brakes as they wnter town. (Photo credit: Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

Cache Creek to remind truck drivers to go easy on the jakes

Village will ask for signs about use of engine brakes to be posted at all three entrances to town

Cache Creek is looking to install signs similar to these ones in Salmon Arm, reminding drivers not to use their jake brakes as they wnter town. (Photo credit: Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
Volunteers prepare ‘Lytton Strong’ towels donated by the Love First Nations Ministry for the hundreds of food hampers that were handed out in Lytton at Christmas. Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart praises on-the-ground volunteers in the community, but feels the Province has failed the town and its residents. (Photo credit: Nonie McCann)

Fraser-Nicola MLA says Province has failed the people of Lytton

Jackie Tegart talks about Lytton, emergency management, and the need for Victoria to take charge

Volunteers prepare ‘Lytton Strong’ towels donated by the Love First Nations Ministry for the hundreds of food hampers that were handed out in Lytton at Christmas. Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart praises on-the-ground volunteers in the community, but feels the Province has failed the town and its residents. (Photo credit: Nonie McCann)
(from l) Police team coach Richard Wright and captain Chris Buckland receive a Christmas gift and note from Ashcroft fire chief Josh White on behalf of the fire department. White noted that he probably should have left before the officers realized the bag contained hog pellets. “They need something in the tank to keep them going. Other than donuts and caffeine that is.” (Photo credit: Facebook)

Guns and Hoses charity hockey match going ahead on Jan. 22

Proceeds from the fun-filled first responders game will go to help Lytton fire department

(from l) Police team coach Richard Wright and captain Chris Buckland receive a Christmas gift and note from Ashcroft fire chief Josh White on behalf of the fire department. White noted that he probably should have left before the officers realized the bag contained hog pellets. “They need something in the tank to keep them going. Other than donuts and caffeine that is.” (Photo credit: Facebook)
(Jan. 20, 1972): “At Cache Creek, it snowed and snowed … the wind blowed and blowed … it wasn’t the works crew who crowed and crowed!” (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1922, song lyrics get bashed for their bad influence on kids

‘Authors get away with expressions today which would have been frowned upon not so many years ago’

(Jan. 20, 1972): “At Cache Creek, it snowed and snowed … the wind blowed and blowed … it wasn’t the works crew who crowed and crowed!” (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
Overnight hours at the Ashcroft emergency department are being temporarily reduced, and several other Interior Health sites are seeing closures and restrictions in the face of staffing shortages caused by the Omicron variant. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

IH reduces services in several communities, including Ashcroft

Temporary measures are meant to combat staffing shortages driven by the Omicron variant

Overnight hours at the Ashcroft emergency department are being temporarily reduced, and several other Interior Health sites are seeing closures and restrictions in the face of staffing shortages caused by the Omicron variant. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s family angry and frustrated as her murder remains unsolved

It’s been one year since the Port Moody woman disappeared. Her body was found in Hope weeks later

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
The first train crosses the new controlled, temporary at-grade level crossing of Highway 1 at Tank Hill north of Lytton on Jan. 14. (Photo credit: MOTI)

Highway 1 reopened to traffic between Lytton and Spences Bridge

Highway still closed between Lytton and Hope, due to record snowfall and avalanche risk

The first train crosses the new controlled, temporary at-grade level crossing of Highway 1 at Tank Hill north of Lytton on Jan. 14. (Photo credit: MOTI)
Exton and Dodge Land Surveying Ltd.'s Doug Dodge, left, and Veronica Meister. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Williams Lake surveyor comes out of retirement to help old hometown of Lytton rebuild

Doug Dodge and colleagues returned to survey Lytton, where he lived from 1949 to 1958

  • Jan 14, 2022
Exton and Dodge Land Surveying Ltd.'s Doug Dodge, left, and Veronica Meister. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Properties destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire on June 30 are seen as a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, produced by the same fire rises in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Delays push cost to rebuild fire-damaged Lytton to $102M: insurance bureau

No permits yet issued to rebuild homes or businesses as costs escalate

Properties destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire on June 30 are seen as a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, produced by the same fire rises in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Being kind to yourself is one key to a longer and happier life

Rockin’ and Talkin’ With the Clinton Seniors’ Association

  • Jan 12, 2022
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
A truck runs into difficulty on Government Street in Ashcroft during snowy conditions in early January, 2022. (Photo credit: Val Loewen-Wilder)

Winter packs a wallop on Southern Interior highways and roads

Winter still has a long way to go, so stay safe when driving in less-than-ideal conditions

A truck runs into difficulty on Government Street in Ashcroft during snowy conditions in early January, 2022. (Photo credit: Val Loewen-Wilder)
“Ashcroft Village Purchases New Machine” (Jan. 13, 1972). “It didn’t take long to remove 10–12 foot high snow piles with the new loader.” (Photo credit: Journal archives)

In 1897 and 1972, lack of housing in the area is highlighted

In 1922 the menace of ‘auto speeding’, particularly in icy weather, is a concern

“Ashcroft Village Purchases New Machine” (Jan. 13, 1972). “It didn’t take long to remove 10–12 foot high snow piles with the new loader.” (Photo credit: Journal archives)
The Cache Creek radio station building (pictured) was broken into in mid-November, 2021, and damage to equipment has kept the station off the air since then. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

Offers of assistance coming in to Cache Creek radio station

Station has been off the air since a vandal damaged some of its equipment in November 2021

The Cache Creek radio station building (pictured) was broken into in mid-November, 2021, and damage to equipment has kept the station off the air since then. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
Damage to Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge on Nov. 17, 2021. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)

Resiliency centre in Cache Creek for those impacted by floods

Partnership between Gold Country Communities Society and TNRD provides by-appointment assistance

Damage to Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge on Nov. 17, 2021. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)