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Wild rabbits are all over Chilliwack, but people often think they’re someone’s lost pet and try to ‘save’ them. But the owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room says good intentions can have bad consequences for wild animals. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room asks people to leave wild animals in the wild

Amber Quiring says people who think they’re helping are actually doing more harm than good

Okanagan Lake (File photo)

Thompson-Okanagan ready to welcome back tourists

The Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association expects this summer to be a busy one

Internet speed graphic, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay

Study asks for public input to show actual internet speeds in B.C. communities

Federal maps showing Internet speeds might be inflated, so communities lose out on faster Internet

Telus Smart Hubs are coming to Clinton. (File photo).

Clinton council considers museum merchandise request

Council also approves an RCMP-sponsored kids’ bike rodeo at Reg Conn Park on June 19

Telus Smart Hubs are coming to Clinton. (File photo).
The Desert Daze Music Festival is doggone good fun, as shown in this photo from the 2019 festival, and it will be back in Spences Bridge this September. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

‘Best Little Fest in the West’ returning to Spences Bridge

Belated 10th anniversary Desert Daze festival going ahead with music, vendors, workshops, and more

The Desert Daze Music Festival is doggone good fun, as shown in this photo from the 2019 festival, and it will be back in Spences Bridge this September. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Kelly Servinski, of the Tutti Hotel in Clinton, climbs above the river. (Photo credit: <a href="http://www.sterlinglorence.com/" target="_blank">http://www.sterlinglorence.com/</a>)

Gravel is the new gold: Clinton cyclist boosts new biking trend

Kelly Servinski wants to make Clinton a mecca for gravel riding

Kelly Servinski, of the Tutti Hotel in Clinton, climbs above the river. (Photo credit: <a href="http://www.sterlinglorence.com/" target="_blank">http://www.sterlinglorence.com/</a>)
An operator inside the powerhouse on the Bonaparte River. The poster in the background shows an early image of the character that inspired <em>MAD</em> Magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman (of ‘What, me worry?’ fame), which has been traced back to 1894, when it was used to advertise a comical stage play called The New Boy . The image was subsequently widely used to advertise a wide variety of products, particularly painless dentistry. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

Golden Country: In October 1898, electricity comes to Ashcroft

After months of work, Ashcroft is ushered into a brave new world of electric light

An operator inside the powerhouse on the Bonaparte River. The poster in the background shows an early image of the character that inspired <em>MAD</em> Magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman (of ‘What, me worry?’ fame), which has been traced back to 1894, when it was used to advertise a comical stage play called The New Boy . The image was subsequently widely used to advertise a wide variety of products, particularly painless dentistry. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Fireworks are among the things now banned throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, as the weather heats up and a dry summer looms. (Photo credit: Black Press files)

Category 2 and 3 open fires, fireworks now banned in Kamloops Fire Centre

Ban on certain types of fires and fire activities in place until Oct. 15

Fireworks are among the things now banned throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, as the weather heats up and a dry summer looms. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
Fathers Day graphic, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Forget the gift card: spend time with dad this Father’s Day

  • Jun 16, 2021
Fathers Day graphic, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay
Lilly, one of the Ashcroft Better at Home friendly visitors, says thanks to all the courteous drivers who slow down and give her a wide berth while she’s out and about on village roads. (Photo credit: Nancy Kendal)

Drop-in-clinics for first vaccines coming to Cache Creek, Clinton

No appointment is necessary for anyone wanting to get their first COVID-19 vaccine

Lilly, one of the Ashcroft Better at Home friendly visitors, says thanks to all the courteous drivers who slow down and give her a wide berth while she’s out and about on village roads. (Photo credit: Nancy Kendal)
Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek eyes water conservation bylaw as usage increases

Water bylaw was considered in 2019 but did not move forward

Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
Aerial view of a wildfire at 16 Mile, 11 kilometres northwest of Cache Creek, that started on the afternoon of June 15. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire at 16 Mile now being held

Wildfire started on the afternoon of June 15 at 16 Mile, east of Highway 97

Aerial view of a wildfire at 16 Mile, 11 kilometres northwest of Cache Creek, that started on the afternoon of June 15. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)
Residents line up outside the Vernon Recreation Complex for their COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, June 5. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

No appointments necessary for first dose COVID-19 vaccine: Interior Health

People can just show up at clinics, register on the spot and get the shot

Residents line up outside the Vernon Recreation Complex for their COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, June 5. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Ashcroft Hospital emergency department closed this weekend

Closure due to unexpected limited physician availabiliy, says Interior Health

Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Heidi Roy of the Cariboo Jade Shop in Cache Creek with the 3,000 jade boulder, which is now on secure display inside the shop. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Massive jade boulder returns to Cache Creek store six months after daring heist

The 3,000-pound boulder was stolen on Dec. 19, 2020 and found abandoned in the bush a week later

Heidi Roy of the Cariboo Jade Shop in Cache Creek with the 3,000 jade boulder, which is now on secure display inside the shop. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
B.C. Major Crimes Unit is investigating after a woman’s body was found in Naramata home June 9, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Police discover woman’s body in Okanagan home while investigating double homicide

Police believe all three killings are targeted acts related to drug and gang activities

B.C. Major Crimes Unit is investigating after a woman’s body was found in Naramata home June 9, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)

Interior Health top doctor released on bail after sex crimes charges involving child

Dr. Albert de Villiers was arrested on two Alberta charges in Kelowna on Tuesday

Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis (fifth from left) attending a march to honour victims of residential schools at Fraaser River Heritage Park in Mission on June 5. (Photo credit: Brad Vis/Facebook)

‘More needs to be done’: MP Vis calls for action, probe in wake of residential school tragedy

Vis called for funding for cultural healing, investigations into residential school sites

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis (fifth from left) attending a march to honour victims of residential schools at Fraaser River Heritage Park in Mission on June 5. (Photo credit: Brad Vis/Facebook)
Canada census graphic, 2021. Photo credit: Statistics Canada

Census enumerators now going door-to-door to get completed forms

There is still time to complete your 2021 census questionnaire online, by phone, or on paper

Canada census graphic, 2021. Photo credit: Statistics Canada
Piper Colin Norris (r) leading the Burns Night celebration at the Ashcroft Legion in Jan. 2019. Branch president Darrin Curran hopes that recently-announced provincial grant funding will help the Legion start to return to normal after a difficult 15 months. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Legion welcomes news of grant funding for BC branches

Province’s 143 Legion branches will share $1.5 million in provincial grant funding

Piper Colin Norris (r) leading the Burns Night celebration at the Ashcroft Legion in Jan. 2019. Branch president Darrin Curran hopes that recently-announced provincial grant funding will help the Legion start to return to normal after a difficult 15 months. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)