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A U-13 match in the South Cariboo Minor Soccer Association in June 2019. The Association’s AGM is on Aug. 24, and several key positions need to be filled at the meeting in order to ensure there is a 2023 season. (Photo credit: Deanna Hayes)

South Cariboo Minor Soccer looking to fill key positions at upcoming AGM

Next year’s soccer season in jeopardy unless enough volunteers are found

A U-13 match in the South Cariboo Minor Soccer Association in June 2019. The Association’s AGM is on Aug. 24, and several key positions need to be filled at the meeting in order to ensure there is a 2023 season. (Photo credit: Deanna Hayes)
A map shows the boundary (red line) of the restricted area around the Tremont Creek wildfire east of Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Ministry of Forests)

Back country road closures caused by 2021 fires still in effect

Closures include area around Tremont Creek wildfire, although Barnes and Willard Lake access allowed

A map shows the boundary (red line) of the restricted area around the Tremont Creek wildfire east of Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Ministry of Forests)
Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied

B.C. mom uses ribbons to honour late son, shed light on mental illness

Judi Hills says we need to do more to end the stigma associated with mental illness

Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied
A Cultus Lake Fire Department engine tries to thread the needle through traffic and parked cars on a busy day last weekend. (Cultus Lake FD screenshot)

VIDEO: Illegal parking at Cultus Lake causes problems for first responders

Cultus Lake Fire Department has to creep through traffic on Columbia Valley Highway

A Cultus Lake Fire Department engine tries to thread the needle through traffic and parked cars on a busy day last weekend. (Cultus Lake FD screenshot)
The long-gone Sumallo Lodge on Highway 3 east of Hope, which played a role in the Hope Slide tragedy in January 1965, as seen in a photolog from July 21, 1966. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)

Vintage video logs of B.C.’s highways a vivid trip back in time

‘Photologs’ were created in 1966, and are a window on a long-vanished world

The long-gone Sumallo Lodge on Highway 3 east of Hope, which played a role in the Hope Slide tragedy in January 1965, as seen in a photolog from July 21, 1966. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)
The Maria Creek fire northeast of Lillooet has grown to 400 hectares. Smoke from the fire is clearly visible in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and the surrounding area. (Photo credit: BCWS)

Wildfire crews continue to battle blazes south of Ashcroft and north of Pavilion

Fires are all thought to have been caused by lightning at the end of July

The Maria Creek fire northeast of Lillooet has grown to 400 hectares. Smoke from the fire is clearly visible in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and the surrounding area. (Photo credit: BCWS)
A perimeter map of the Nohomin Creek wildfire as of July 29. The Village of Lytton is at bottom right. (Photo credit: BCWS)

No significant recent growth spotted on Nohomin Creek wildfire

Blaze northwest of Lytton now estimated at 3,162 hectares

A perimeter map of the Nohomin Creek wildfire as of July 29. The Village of Lytton is at bottom right. (Photo credit: BCWS)
The Chasm fire, 18 kilometres northeast of Clinton, has grown to 43 hectares and is classified as Being Held. (Photo credit: BCWS)

BC Wildfire crews battle 11 wildfires in Cariboo Fire zone

The 43-hectare Chasm Lake fire is classified as being held

The Chasm fire, 18 kilometres northeast of Clinton, has grown to 43 hectares and is classified as Being Held. (Photo credit: BCWS)
Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Ashcroft emergency department closed on Friday, July 29

Department will be open during regularly scheduled hours on Saturday and Sunday

Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
A BCWS tanker drops retardant on the fires near Hat Creek Road on the morning of July 29. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)

BC Wildfire crews battling three fires south of Ashcroft near Highway 1

Fires are all thought to have been caused by lightning

A BCWS tanker drops retardant on the fires near Hat Creek Road on the morning of July 29. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)
New Thompson-Nicola Film Commissioner Terri Hadwin. (Photo credit: LinkedIn)

New TNRD film commissioner hitting the road to showcase the region

Terri Hadwin has extensive experience in the TNRD and its arts scene

New Thompson-Nicola Film Commissioner Terri Hadwin. (Photo credit: LinkedIn)
Fire near Hat Creek Road south of Ashcroft near Highway 1. (Photo credit: Brandi Lynn Zirk)
Fire near Hat Creek Road south of Ashcroft near Highway 1. (Photo credit: Brandi Lynn Zirk)
Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Permanent repairs coming for Othello stretch of Coquihalla Highway

Work is expected to begin in early August and be completed sometime in the fall

Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
The North District RCMP Emergency Response Team from Prince George is stationed outside a home in the 1200 block of Pigeon Avenue in Williams Lake Thursday, July 28. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake RCMP arrest two people, seize firearms

A man, 30, and woman, 26, were released to appear in court in December

The North District RCMP Emergency Response Team from Prince George is stationed outside a home in the 1200 block of Pigeon Avenue in Williams Lake Thursday, July 28. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Do you remember the Clinton Hotel — which burned down in 1958 — or any other people, places, or things from Clinton’s past? If yes, the Clinton Museum wants to hear from you for a series of filmed oral histories of the community. (Photo credit: Clinton Museum)

Memories of Clinton sought for museum online video project

If you remember the way things used to be in Clinton, museum staff would like to hear from you

Do you remember the Clinton Hotel — which burned down in 1958 — or any other people, places, or things from Clinton’s past? If yes, the Clinton Museum wants to hear from you for a series of filmed oral histories of the community. (Photo credit: Clinton Museum)
(from l) Ava Rose Krantz, Kathleen Kinasewich, Suzanna Lee Krantx, and Lilly Krantz at the Lookout in Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Spences Bridge artist creates public art for all to enjoy

Kathleen Kinasewich planned vibrant new artwork now on display at the Lookout in Spences Bridge

(from l) Ava Rose Krantz, Kathleen Kinasewich, Suzanna Lee Krantx, and Lilly Krantz at the Lookout in Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Submitted)
(July 27, 1972): An ad for the PNE Star Spectacular ’72 show. (Photo credit: <em>Journal </em>archives)

In 1897, passions run high regarding a new school for Ashcroft

‘The people here are strongly of a mind to tell the Hon. School Commissioner to go to Hades’

  • Jul 27, 2022
(July 27, 1972): An ad for the PNE Star Spectacular ’72 show. (Photo credit: <em>Journal </em>archives)
Strawberries, no date, PxHere

Let’s talk about healthy eating and look at how it affects us

Quality, not quantity, and moderation are part of the equation

  • Jul 27, 2022
Strawberries, no date, PxHere
Frank Caputo and wife Odette at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton for the Papal Mass held July 26. (Frank Caputo Facebook)
Frank Caputo and wife Odette at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton for the Papal Mass held July 26. (Frank Caputo Facebook)
Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)

Chilliwack teacher suspended after ‘crossing personal boundaries‘ with students

Sheldon Lyle Nickel admitted to inappropriate conduct, including sending personal text messages

Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)