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Kumsheen ShchEma-meet School in Lytton — pictured here on July 9, 2021 — survived the fire on June 30, and has reopened with 90 students registered. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Kumsheen School in Lytton reopens with 90 students registered

Newly-converted K–12 school was spared during the June 30 fire that devastated the town

’Caught One Off the Boat’ by Carter Brown was an entry in the 2020 Loon Lake photo contest. (Photo credit: Loon Lake Community Recreational and Agricultural Society)

Still time to give it your best shot in Loon Lake photo contest

Plus a vaccine clinic at Desert Hills, a fall market, guitar lessons, Level 1 First Aid, and more

The 500 block of Fraser Street, Lytton (back, right) seen from Main Street, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

It’s been 75 days, and Lytton residents are looking for answers

A Lytton resident speaks about frustration and concerns regarding the future of the town

  • Sep 15, 2021
SOUTH VIEW OF NEW HOSPITAL IN ASHCROFT (Sept. 9, 1971): “A view of our new hospital facing south overlooking Ashcroft. In the foreground is part of the parking area which extends back and has been levelled. Something new in insulation has been placed on the flat roof and tar applied over this.” (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1896, Ashcroft to Quesnel journey is cut to just two days

From the archives: the necessity of getting vaccinated (1946) and the need for slash burning (1971)

SOUTH VIEW OF NEW HOSPITAL IN ASHCROFT (Sept. 9, 1971): “A view of our new hospital facing south overlooking Ashcroft. In the foreground is part of the parking area which extends back and has been levelled. Something new in insulation has been placed on the flat roof and tar applied over this.” (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Jacob Aie hiding out at the Ashcroft HUB, where he worked this summer in between shifts as a volunteer firefighter. (Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB)

Above and beyond: Firefighting is a family affair for young Ashcroft volunteer

Jacob Aie knew that firefighting was what he wanted to do to help the community

Jacob Aie hiding out at the Ashcroft HUB, where he worked this summer in between shifts as a volunteer firefighter. (Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB)
Judy Hampton (centre in grey jacket) in May 2016, on the site chosen for the Clinton seniors’ living facility. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

Above and beyond: Long road to Clinton seniors’ housing has had ups and downs

‘Finish line isn’t here until I am rolling someone in the door’ says Judy Hampton

Judy Hampton (centre in grey jacket) in May 2016, on the site chosen for the Clinton seniors’ living facility. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Sue Peters (l, with Darlene Daily) helping to organize donations of home baking for wildfire evacuees this past August. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Above and beyond: Cache Creek councillor tries to always have a smile on her face

Longtime Lions Club member and councillor Sue Peters says local government was an eye-opener

Sue Peters (l, with Darlene Daily) helping to organize donations of home baking for wildfire evacuees this past August. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Clinical neuropsychologist Kate Dupuis will explain the connections between hearing loss and dementia at free online webinar on Sept. 22. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

Free webinar looks at link between hearing loss and dementia

Webinar is one of a series from the Alzheimer Society of B.C. addressing issues around dementia

  • Sep 15, 2021
Clinical neuropsychologist Kate Dupuis will explain the connections between hearing loss and dementia at free online webinar on Sept. 22. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of B.C.)
Campaign signs have dotted the Agassiz-Harrison landscape for weeks ahead of the Sept. 20 federal election. More than 15,000 voters have cast their ballots in advance throughout the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. (Adam Louis/Observer)

More than 15,000 vote in advance in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon ahead of federal election

21 per cent increase from the 2019 election as Sept. 20 approaches

Campaign signs have dotted the Agassiz-Harrison landscape for weeks ahead of the Sept. 20 federal election. More than 15,000 voters have cast their ballots in advance throughout the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Steve Law is the manager of the Clinton and District Community Forest. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

New seedlings at risk in Community Forest

The drought and this summer’s heat dome has damaged many of the young trees

Steve Law is the manager of the Clinton and District Community Forest. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
An artist’s concept of the final look of Clinton’s new public works building. (Photo submitted)
An artist’s concept of the final look of Clinton’s new public works building. (Photo submitted)
Frank Caputo of the federal Conservative Party. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Conservative candidate Caputo explains his absence from environment debate

Transition Kamloops and the Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association hosted the Sept. 8 online all-candidates’ forum, with six of seven Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates taking part

  • Sep 10, 2021
Frank Caputo of the federal Conservative Party. (Photo credit: Submitted)
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Notes on the debate on the environment

Six of the seven federal election candidates in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo took part in the Sept. 8 debate, with Conservative Frank Caputo citing a scheduling conflict as the reason he could not attned the forum.

  • Sep 10, 2021
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Frank Caputo, Conservative Party

Election 2021 Q&A: Frank Caputo, Conservative Party

The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates answer the Free Press’ questionnaire

  • Sep 9, 2021
Frank Caputo, Conservative Party
Jesse McCormick, Liberal

Election 2021 Q&A: Jesse McCormick, Liberal Party

The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates answer the Free Press’ questionnaire

  • Sep 9, 2021
Jesse McCormick, Liberal
Bob O’Brien, Independent

Election 2021 Q&A: Bob O’Brien, Independent

The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates answer the Free Press’ questionnaire

  • Sep 9, 2021
Bob O’Brien, Independent
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Q&A with NDP candidate Lynn Perrin

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates answer three questions

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Q&A with PPC candidate Tyler Niles

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates answer three questions

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Q&A with Liberal Party candidate Geet Grewal

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates answer three questions

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Nicole Bellay, Green Party candidate in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. / Submitted Photo

Q&A with Green Party candidate Nicole Bellay

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates answer three questions

  • Sep 9, 2021
Nicole Bellay, Green Party candidate in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. / Submitted Photo