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A power outage Thursday night left nearly 3,000 homes in Clinton and the 70 Mile areas in the dark. (Katie McCullough photo).

Updated: Clinton, 70 Mile left in the dark after vehicle crashes into transmission pole

BC Hydro still working to restore power to 330 homes in 70 Mile House

(front row, from l) Ashcroft and District Lions Club president Sue Peters; Joan Henderson of The Equality Project; Esther Lang from the Christmas Hamper Committee; Trish Schachtel of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society food bank; and Tim Hortons manager Damian Couture, with members of the Lions Club, after another successful Smile Cookies campaign. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)

Year in Review: Waiting game in riding after election day

The final instalment of Year in Review recaps what was making news in 2020

(from l) Ashcroft IDA store manager Irene Dumont; Christmas Hamper organizer Esther Lang; IDA staff Trish Lambert, Cheryl Scanlon, Tracey Nontell, Rod Schafer, Alicia Lake, Trina Michaud (behind Alicia), and Silvia Caston. IDA matched customer donations to the 2020 Christmas Hamper program. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

COVID couldn’t put a crimp in this year’s Christmas hamper program

171 hampers were distributed to families in Clinton, Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Spences Bridge

(from l) Ashcroft IDA store manager Irene Dumont; Christmas Hamper organizer Esther Lang; IDA staff Trish Lambert, Cheryl Scanlon, Tracey Nontell, Rod Schafer, Alicia Lake, Trina Michaud (behind Alicia), and Silvia Caston. IDA matched customer donations to the 2020 Christmas Hamper program. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Map showing the patient drop-off area affected by the dismantling of construction equipment at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, from Jan. 11 to 17. (Photo credit: Interior Health)

Patient drop-off area at Royal Inland impacted by construction

Plus changes to Home Owner grants, courses at TRU and NVIT, and more

Map showing the patient drop-off area affected by the dismantling of construction equipment at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, from Jan. 11 to 17. (Photo credit: Interior Health)
(from l) Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department member Jonah Anstett; former AVFD chief Brian Henderson; and AVFD members Nancy Duchaine and Bianca Schauermann during the presentation of an honorary lifetime membership in the department to Henderson, Jan. 8, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Former Ashcroft fire chief honoured for years of service

Brian Henderson was presented with an honorary lifetime membership in the AVFD

(from l) Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department member Jonah Anstett; former AVFD chief Brian Henderson; and AVFD members Nancy Duchaine and Bianca Schauermann during the presentation of an honorary lifetime membership in the department to Henderson, Jan. 8, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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(from l) Dwight Hodder, Barb Hodder, Paul Quesnel, and Jim Gyoba were four of seven local residents who took part in the 55+ BC Games in 2018. The Games were postponed in 2020, and have been postponed again for 2021. (Photo credit: Christopher Roden)

55+ BC Games will not take place in 2021 due to COVID concerns

The Games, to have been held in Victoria, have been moved to 2022 for the safety of participants

  • Jan 13, 2021
(from l) Dwight Hodder, Barb Hodder, Paul Quesnel, and Jim Gyoba were four of seven local residents who took part in the 55+ BC Games in 2018. The Games were postponed in 2020, and have been postponed again for 2021. (Photo credit: Christopher Roden)
(from l) Amelie, Jameson, and Ariel Nelson help out with Soup’s On preparation. Their father, Derek Nelson, owns Kal Tire in Cache Creek, which supports the program. (Photo credit: Charlene Nelson)

Soup’s On says thanks to all who helped them in a tough year

The donations of money and time from many people helped program continue through 2020

  • Jan 13, 2021
(from l) Amelie, Jameson, and Ariel Nelson help out with Soup’s On preparation. Their father, Derek Nelson, owns Kal Tire in Cache Creek, which supports the program. (Photo credit: Charlene Nelson)
Community consultation is now open regarding disposal of the former Ashcroft Elementary property, which since 2015 has operated as the Ashcroft HUB. (Photo credit: Vicci Weller)

Feedback now sought regarding disposal of Ashcroft Elementary

Residents of the region can have their say about the future of the former AES property

Community consultation is now open regarding disposal of the former Ashcroft Elementary property, which since 2015 has operated as the Ashcroft HUB. (Photo credit: Vicci Weller)
The winter wonderland around Barnes Lake is an attractive place for people seeking a backcountry experience, but anyone venturing out needs to take precautions. (Photo credit: Journal archives)

New Avy Savvy online tool helps novice winter backcountry users

Online tool is one way to help people prepare for safe backcountry adventures this winter

The winter wonderland around Barnes Lake is an attractive place for people seeking a backcountry experience, but anyone venturing out needs to take precautions. (Photo credit: Journal archives)
Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Saanich driver tells police he was ‘only’ going 45 km/h over posted limit

Driver caught going 144 km/h on Greater Victoria-area highway slapped with hefty fines

Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
Amanda Parsons, a registered nurse on staff at the Northwood Care facility, administers a dose of the Moderna vaccine to Ann Hicks, 77, in Halifax on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan-Pool

Interior Health reports two more deaths, 217 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend

The deaths both came from long-term care homes — one at Vernon’s Heritage Square and one at McKinney Place in Oliver

Amanda Parsons, a registered nurse on staff at the Northwood Care facility, administers a dose of the Moderna vaccine to Ann Hicks, 77, in Halifax on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan-Pool
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Clinton Legion among several receiving federal aid

Branch recently applied for financial assistance through Veterans Affairs Canada

  • Jan 8, 2021
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COVID-19 supports available for those needing tests or who are self-isolating

Information about testing centres, when to get tested, and what to do if you test positive

Coronavirus globe image, date unknown. Photo credit: Stock photo
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Ashcroft/Cache Creek residents wanted for mental health survey

Survey will look at the impacts of climate change events like fires and floods, as well as COVID-19

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Coronavirus outbreak in Lytton spreads rapidly

Lytton First Nation reminds members to stay home, not travel

  • Jan 8, 2021
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Clinton Seniors’ Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Rockin’ and Talkin’ With the Clinton Seniors’ Association

‘Hope, love, peace and joy’ help weather the storm of life

  • Jan 8, 2021
Clinton Seniors’ Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Wayne Marchant rests on a memorial bench in honour of his late wife Sharon at the Clinton dog park. He had been waiting seven years for the bench. (Photo submitted).

Clinton memorial bench honours ‘lover of animals’

Bench, located in Clinton dog park, is one of two in the village so far.

Wayne Marchant rests on a memorial bench in honour of his late wife Sharon at the Clinton dog park. He had been waiting seven years for the bench. (Photo submitted).
Ashcroft HUB offers everything from recreation programs to theatre at the former Ashcroft elementary. (Photo credit: Jessica Clement)

Communication consultation to start on Ashcroft school disposal

SD74 trustees agreed to start the process, despite requests from Ashcroft HUB Society to delay it.

Ashcroft HUB offers everything from recreation programs to theatre at the former Ashcroft elementary. (Photo credit: Jessica Clement)
A tiny home stolen from a Fraser Canyon property south of Boston Bar has been recovered 100 kilometres north in Lillooet. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Tiny home stolen from Fraser Canyon Christmas Day recovered in Lillooet

Theives used U-Haul truck to steal tiny home and more from property near Boston Bar

A tiny home stolen from a Fraser Canyon property south of Boston Bar has been recovered 100 kilometres north in Lillooet. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)