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The Spences Bridge Improvement District is looking for someone to fill the position of fire chief, and is also looking for people willing to stand as a candidate for the SBID board; elections will take place at the AGM on Nov. 28. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Candidates for trustee, fire chief wanted in Spences Bridge

Elections will be held during Spences Bridge Improvement District AGM on Nov. 28

Area residents can access information about dementia and memory loss by contacting the Alzheimer Society of B.C.s toll-free First Link Dementia Helpline. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

Dementia helpline extends its hours to provide more support

Calls to First Link dementia helpline have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic started

  • Oct 28, 2020
With flu season just around the corner, health authorities are urging people to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others. (Photo credit: Fraser Health/Aldergrove Star)

It’s time to get vaccinated with flu season fast approaching

Interior Health (IH) is cautioning that this year, the influenza vaccine is…

Carol and Rick Blacklaws with the subject of their new book, The Fraser: River of Life and Legend . (Photo credit: Submitted)

New book celebrates Fraser River in all its glory and diversity

Husband and wife share their love of Fraser River via words and photographs

Carol and Rick Blacklaws with the subject of their new book, The Fraser: River of Life and Legend . (Photo credit: Submitted)
Carver Kevin Peters of Loon Lake poses with one of his carvings. (Photo credit: Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press)

World-class carver prefers the simple life in Loon Lake

His work can be found in galleries around the world, but Kevin Peters prefers the quiet life

Carver Kevin Peters of Loon Lake poses with one of his carvings. (Photo credit: Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press)
Looking west from the Mesa to the Ashcroft Reserve at the start of the Elephant Hill wildfire, July 7, 2017. Students at Desert Sands Community School are looking to interview locals about their direct experience with the 2017 wildfires. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Students looking for people to share their 2017 wildfire stories

Desert Sands Community School students want to speak with residents about wildfire experiences

Looking west from the Mesa to the Ashcroft Reserve at the start of the Elephant Hill wildfire, July 7, 2017. Students at Desert Sands Community School are looking to interview locals about their direct experience with the 2017 wildfires. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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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

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)
One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash south of Williams Lake on Highway 97 Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Photo submitted)

Highway 97 crash south of Williams Lake claims one life

Road conditions at the time were slippery and covered with slush: RCMP

One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash south of Williams Lake on Highway 97 Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Photo submitted)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
Fraser-Nicola BC Liberal Party candidate Jackie Tegart with supporters on the Ashcroft bridge, Oct. 21, 2020. Tegart is the frontrunner in the riding after the initial vote count, with mail-in ballots to be counted starting on Nov. 6. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Liberal incumbent Jackie Tegart holds narrow lead over Aaron Sumexheltza of NDP

Initial count is complete, and mail-in ballots will determine who wins in Fraser-Nicola

Fraser-Nicola BC Liberal Party candidate Jackie Tegart with supporters on the Ashcroft bridge, Oct. 21, 2020. Tegart is the frontrunner in the riding after the initial vote count, with mail-in ballots to be counted starting on Nov. 6. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Fraser-Nicola candidates Jonah Timms (BC Green Party), Jackie Tegart (BC Liberal Party), and Aaron Sumexheltza (BC NDP). The polls have now closed and the counting has started. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Results awaited in Fraser-Nicola as polls have now closed

Counting of advance and election day votes has begun; mail-in votes to be counted starting Nov. 6

(from l) Fraser-Nicola candidates Jonah Timms (BC Green Party), Jackie Tegart (BC Liberal Party), and Aaron Sumexheltza (BC NDP). The polls have now closed and the counting has started. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The TNRD’s free household hazardous waste round-up in Cache Creek has been rescheduled to take place on Nov. 1. (Photo credit: YouTube)

Hazardous Waste Round-up in Cache Creek moved to Nov. 1

Free event postponed by one week due to inclement weather

The TNRD’s free household hazardous waste round-up in Cache Creek has been rescheduled to take place on Nov. 1. (Photo credit: YouTube)
There are some spooky Halloween treats in store, including colouring and costume contests, a fireworks display in Cache Creek, and seasonal films at the Paramount Theatre in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Alexis Fotos/Pixabay)

Halloween treats without any tricks for children of all ages

Plus a special yard waste pick-up in Ashcroft, a future health care survey, and more

There are some spooky Halloween treats in store, including colouring and costume contests, a fireworks display in Cache Creek, and seasonal films at the Paramount Theatre in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Alexis Fotos/Pixabay)
Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek council decides to change meeting nights, start time

Council also takes first, brief look at water meters, noting cost of installation

Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
(from l) Fraser-Nicola candidates Aaron Sumexheltza (BC NDP), Jonah Timms (BC Green Party), Mike Bhangu (Independent), Dennis Adamson (Independent), and Jackie Tegart (BC Liberals) physically distancing after the All Candidates Forum in Ashcroft on Oct. 15. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Candidates face questions about health care, housing, and more

All five Fraser-Nicola candiates were at a forum in Ashcroft on Oct. 15

(from l) Fraser-Nicola candidates Aaron Sumexheltza (BC NDP), Jonah Timms (BC Green Party), Mike Bhangu (Independent), Dennis Adamson (Independent), and Jackie Tegart (BC Liberals) physically distancing after the All Candidates Forum in Ashcroft on Oct. 15. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(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. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)

Smiles all round as Lions raise money for three local groups

Equality Project, food bank, Christmas hamper fund all benefit from Tim Hortons Smile Cookie sales

(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. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)
Halloween postcard, no date, stock image

Have a creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, and safe Halloween

Halloween 2020 will be different, but little ghouls, ghosts, and goblins can still have a fun night

Halloween postcard, no date, stock image
Original blueprint for the Ashcroft Library from 1974, showing a room at the back (top r) which was originally the Branch Head’s office and could be repurposed to create more space during proposed upgrades to the building’s interior. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Have your say on upgrades to interior of Ashcroft Library

A survey is now open to get feedback from residents about what they want to see at the library

Original blueprint for the Ashcroft Library from 1974, showing a room at the back (top r) which was originally the Branch Head’s office and could be repurposed to create more space during proposed upgrades to the building’s interior. (Photo credit: TNRD)
A mural on the exterior of the Ashcroft curling rink. The curling club is looking for new members, and will be having a sign-up event at the rink on Oct. 27. (Photo credit: Ashcroft and District Curling Club)

Ashcroft curling club invites new members to come give it a try

Ice is going in the rink and club members hope to start curling on Oct. 31

A mural on the exterior of the Ashcroft curling rink. The curling club is looking for new members, and will be having a sign-up event at the rink on Oct. 27. (Photo credit: Ashcroft and District Curling Club)
Emery Gleason and her sunflowers from the Clinton ‘Bloom Where You’re Planted’ contest, September 2020. (Photo credit: Clinton Communities in Bloom)

Clinton CiB initiative places third in province-wide contest

Everyone wins after Clinton kids ‘Plant a Little Sunshine’ with cheerful sunflowers

Emery Gleason and her sunflowers from the Clinton ‘Bloom Where You’re Planted’ contest, September 2020. (Photo credit: Clinton Communities in Bloom)