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Residents at Clinton Creek Estates finish up their lunch in the brand new dining room. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Clinton Creek Estates welcoming residents

After more than a decade of work, the doors are open at new seniors’ residence

Residents at Clinton Creek Estates finish up their lunch in the brand new dining room. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Vehicles abandoned in Hwy 7 mudslides available for pickup in Agassiz: MOTI

Pickup is available between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., call in advance

The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)

Crews clear vehicles stranded on Hwy 7 early Friday morning

Dozens of vehicles towed from landslide zone remain parked in Agassiz

The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)
A festive piece created by quilters in Clinton. (Photo credit: Jo Gosset)

Clinton quilting group welcomes anyone who wants to get crafty

Drop-in group meets every Monday and invites new members to come on by

A festive piece created by quilters in Clinton. (Photo credit: Jo Gosset)
Christmas hamper volunteers in Ashcroft, December 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Village of Ashcroft lends a hand to Christmas hamper program

Council will also invite MP Brad Vis to sit in on talks about providing water to the Ashcroft Band

Christmas hamper volunteers in Ashcroft, December 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Map showing the current electoral area boundaries for School District No. 74. Trustees will be moving ahead with consultations about changing the area boundaries affecting the Ashcroft Band, Venables Valley, and Highland Valley. (Photo credit: SD74)

School district looks at proposed boundary changes near Ashcroft

Change would affect which area some residents vote in during school board elections

Map showing the current electoral area boundaries for School District No. 74. Trustees will be moving ahead with consultations about changing the area boundaries affecting the Ashcroft Band, Venables Valley, and Highland Valley. (Photo credit: SD74)
The Ashcroft RCMP detachment will be adding one new corporal position to the general duty staffing. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New corporal position added to Ashcroft RCMP detachment

Detachment will now have six general duty members and three traffic officers

The Ashcroft RCMP detachment will be adding one new corporal position to the general duty staffing. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Hunnies Mercantiel in Clinton will be holding an outdoor Christmas market on Dec. 12. (pictured) A vendor at the 2020 Hunnies Christmas market welcomes customers. (Photo credit: Hunnies Mercantile)

Hunnies outdoor Christmas market returns to Clinton next month

Plus extra Christmas craft days for kids, a free skating session in Ashcroft, and more

Hunnies Mercantiel in Clinton will be holding an outdoor Christmas market on Dec. 12. (pictured) A vendor at the 2020 Hunnies Christmas market welcomes customers. (Photo credit: Hunnies Mercantile)
The gift shop at Historic Hat Creek will be open for four weekends starting Nov. 20, providing a unique shopping opportunity in the run-up to Christmas. (Photo credit: HHC)

Historic Hat Creek gift shop opening for Christmas shopping

Store has many unique gifts, and customers don’t have to worry about supply chain or delivery issues

The gift shop at Historic Hat Creek will be open for four weekends starting Nov. 20, providing a unique shopping opportunity in the run-up to Christmas. (Photo credit: HHC)
(Nov. 11, 1971): ‘Chief Dan George Boosts Christmas Seal Campaign’: Chief Dan George was the official sponsor for the Canada-wide Christmas Seals campaign, which raised funds for the fight against tuberculosis. The <em>Journal</em> reported that ‘Christmas Seals are in the mail to 2,300 homes in the South Cariboo area, where the campaign is being handled by members of the Order of the Royal Purple, Ashcroft Lodge No. 262, with Mrs. Anita Moore as chairman. Other members of the Christmas Seal Committee are: Carol Brennan, Louise Chernenkoff, Vi Robb, Alice Pittman, and Audrey Hurtubise.’ All spellings as per original article. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1971, ‘Flying Phil’ marks opening of new town of Logan Lake

Plus basket ball is a hit (1921), and water conservation is a concern in Cache Creek (1971)

(Nov. 11, 1971): ‘Chief Dan George Boosts Christmas Seal Campaign’: Chief Dan George was the official sponsor for the Canada-wide Christmas Seals campaign, which raised funds for the fight against tuberculosis. The <em>Journal</em> reported that ‘Christmas Seals are in the mail to 2,300 homes in the South Cariboo area, where the campaign is being handled by members of the Order of the Royal Purple, Ashcroft Lodge No. 262, with Mrs. Anita Moore as chairman. Other members of the Christmas Seal Committee are: Carol Brennan, Louise Chernenkoff, Vi Robb, Alice Pittman, and Audrey Hurtubise.’ All spellings as per original article. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft in November 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Toys for Joys and Santa for Seniors make Christmas a bit brighter

Both campaigns match gifts with recipients to spread some holiday cheer

Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft in November 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Artist Misty Antoine with two of her pieces. She will have more of her artwork on display, and for sale, at a First Nations craft fair in Cache Creek on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Bonaparte artist bringing First Nations craft fair to Cache Creek

Misty Antoine wanted to create a showcase for her artwork and that of other First Nations artists

Artist Misty Antoine with two of her pieces. She will have more of her artwork on display, and for sale, at a First Nations craft fair in Cache Creek on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files

Clinton ambulance station changes called ‘significant improvement’

Council heard from president of Ambulance Paramedics of BC at recent meeting

Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files
Ashcroft mayor Barbara Roden (front row, second from r) has been acclaimed as vice-chair of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Area ‘O’ director Ken Gillis (front row, second from l) was re-elected as chair for a fourth term. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Ashcroft mayor acclaimed as regional district vice-chair

Barbara Roden will serve as TNRD vice-chair for one-year term

Ashcroft mayor Barbara Roden (front row, second from r) has been acclaimed as vice-chair of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Area ‘O’ director Ken Gillis (front row, second from l) was re-elected as chair for a fourth term. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Portions of Highway 8 have collapsed into the Nicola River. (BC Transportation/Twitter)

Sections of Highway 8 completely washed away by Nicola River

People travelling between Merritt and Spences Bridge will have to take Highway 97c

Portions of Highway 8 have collapsed into the Nicola River. (BC Transportation/Twitter)
Dave Craik and Lisa Craik with the kind man who opened his home to them for shelter in Hope. (Special to The News)
Dave Craik and Lisa Craik with the kind man who opened his home to them for shelter in Hope. (Special to The News)
The TNRD has issued an evacuation order for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Evacuation order issued for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge

Floodwaters threaten several properties and have severely damaged infrastructure along highway

The TNRD has issued an evacuation order for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: TNRD)
(Photo/RCAF)

Armed Forces confirms more than 300 rescued from Agassiz area landslides, floods

Rescue workers are also searching debris along Lougheed Highway

(Photo/RCAF)
A previous evacuation alert has been updated to all clear. Evacuation orders in electoral areas “I” and “N” are still in place.
A previous evacuation alert has been updated to all clear. Evacuation orders in electoral areas “I” and “N” are still in place.
A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)

VIDEO: Section of Coquihalla Highway washes away in storm near Hope

Photo has shown up online illustrating damage to major B.C. highway

A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)