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Danielle Wiess, electric mobility expert for CEA and project manager for Charge North, is bringing this EV Ford Mustang to an event in Ashcroft on Aug. 15. (Photo credit: Community Energy Association)

Hands-on electric vehicle demonstration coming to Ashcroft

Charge North EV Discovery Tour gives Interior residents an opportunity to see if an EV is for them

Danielle Wiess, electric mobility expert for CEA and project manager for Charge North, is bringing this EV Ford Mustang to an event in Ashcroft on Aug. 15. (Photo credit: Community Energy Association)
Advance voting has now started in polling places throughout the Fraser-Nicola riding. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Nomination period for 2022 local elections begins on Aug. 30

Nomination packages will be available in all jurisdictions by Aug. 16

Advance voting has now started in polling places throughout the Fraser-Nicola riding. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Frank Caputo is the MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. (Photo credit: Black Press files)

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP hears about constituents’ concerns

Frank Caputo says housing, inflation, crime, and cost of living are on everyone’s mind

Frank Caputo is the MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
Cory Gallant (c, with Roland Beaulieu and Remi Arsenault) will be playing at the Country in the Park concert in Ashcroft on Aug. 19. (Photo credit: Mike Bernard photography)

Country in the Park concert brings back barn dance spirit

Event features Canadian country music star Cory Gallant and the Red Dirt Posse

Cory Gallant (c, with Roland Beaulieu and Remi Arsenault) will be playing at the Country in the Park concert in Ashcroft on Aug. 19. (Photo credit: Mike Bernard photography)
Mental health graphic, Pixabay

Your Wellness Matters: Flexing our mental muscles

Mental wellness is as crucial to well-being as physical health

  • Aug 10, 2022
Mental health graphic, Pixabay
The wildfire south of Rosswood as it looked from the air earlier. Skimmer aircraft were deployed today. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Rosswood fire has moved away from structures

Skimmer aircraft used today to establish perimeter

The wildfire south of Rosswood as it looked from the air earlier. Skimmer aircraft were deployed today. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
This burned tree along Highway 3A is a hazard and could come down onto the road. It’s an example of the dangers of opening the highway too soon, said BC Wildfire. (BC Wildfire)

Some Keremeos Creek fire evacuation orders and alerts rescinded

Evacuations lifted for over 40 properties along Hwy 3A corridor

This burned tree along Highway 3A is a hazard and could come down onto the road. It’s an example of the dangers of opening the highway too soon, said BC Wildfire. (BC Wildfire)
The Maria Creek wildfire northeast of Pavilion, pictured on Aug. 1. The fire has not shown growth outside the existing perimeter since Aug. 3 (Photo credit: BCWS)

Crews continue to battle area wildfires, which remain stable

New fire south of Ashcroft under control, while fires near Pavilion and Lytton are being contained

The Maria Creek wildfire northeast of Pavilion, pictured on Aug. 1. The fire has not shown growth outside the existing perimeter since Aug. 3 (Photo credit: BCWS)
Williams Lake RCMP attended a licenced establishment on August 5, 2022 after a report of patrons assaulting staff. (Black Press Media files)

Couple arrested after staff at bar assaulted in Williams Lake

RCMP attended an establishment after a report of patrons assaulting staff

Williams Lake RCMP attended a licenced establishment on August 5, 2022 after a report of patrons assaulting staff. (Black Press Media files)
Drivers can help keep workers busy on and near our roads safe by slowing down, paying attention, and being patient. (Photo credit: Work Zone Safety Alliance B.C.)

Respect the Cone Zone while driving to keep roadside workers safe

Slow down, be patient, and resist the tempation to check your phone

Drivers can help keep workers busy on and near our roads safe by slowing down, paying attention, and being patient. (Photo credit: Work Zone Safety Alliance B.C.)
BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)

No structure damage overnight as crews continue to battle Keremeos Creek wildfire

BC Wildfire Service says crews were challenged overnight in fighting the blaze north of Olalla

BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)
A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A hose reel was stolen from Historic Hat Creek Ranch overnight on Thursday, Aug. 4. (Photo credit: Hat Creek Ranch)
A hose reel was stolen from Historic Hat Creek Ranch overnight on Thursday, Aug. 4. (Photo credit: Hat Creek Ranch)
(from l) Andy May and Communities in Bloom judges Floortje Molenaar and Dustin de Jongh had a look at some of the regional trails and facilities during their recent visit to Clinton. (Photo credit: Yvette May)

Best of Clinton on display for BC Communities in Bloom judges

Judges tour town, including Clinton Creek Estates, museum, community garden, and more

  • Aug 5, 2022
(from l) Andy May and Communities in Bloom judges Floortje Molenaar and Dustin de Jongh had a look at some of the regional trails and facilities during their recent visit to Clinton. (Photo credit: Yvette May)
Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons is thrilled the provincial government is stopping the antlerless moose hunt in Region 7. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cow Moose Sign Project founder applauds B.C.’s decision to protect cow moose in Omineca region

Regulation changes will see calf and cow moose hunts left out of the Limited Entry Hunt in Region 7

Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons is thrilled the provincial government is stopping the antlerless moose hunt in Region 7. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Vernon’s Neuron e-scooters are a popular mode of travel, but there is concern over the lack of helmet use on them and related injuries. (Photo credit: Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

E-scooter users need to follow road safety rules to avoid injury

As e-scooters become more popular, injuries related to their use are increasing

Vernon’s Neuron e-scooters are a popular mode of travel, but there is concern over the lack of helmet use on them and related injuries. (Photo credit: Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Some light-hearted, non-strenuous exercises to keep you busy during the hot weather

  • Aug 3, 2022
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Some things never change, as shown by this editorial cartoon from August 1922. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> arvives)

In 1922, a huge swarm of grasshoppers descends on Merritt

‘For three straight days it literally snowed grasshoppers’ noted one observer

Some things never change, as shown by this editorial cartoon from August 1922. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> arvives)
Take the time to look after yourself, so you can look after other people. (Photo credit: Madison Inouye/Pexels)

Your Wellness Matters: Tips for practising self-care

Before we can take care of others, we need to take care of ourselves

  • Aug 3, 2022
Take the time to look after yourself, so you can look after other people. (Photo credit: Madison Inouye/Pexels)
Campfire, no date, stock image

Kamloops Fire Centre bans campfires in region as of Aug. 4

Campfires also banned temporarily within the Village of Ashcroft

Campfire, no date, stock image