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Heidi Roy of the Cariboo Jade Shop with the jade boulder that was stolen on Dec. 19. The boulder has been recovered intact, but with a few battle scars. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Jade boulder recovered intact after daring theft in Cache Creek

Suspects have been identified and police say investigation is ongoing

Heidi Roy of the Cariboo Jade Shop with the jade boulder that was stolen on Dec. 19. The boulder has been recovered intact, but with a few battle scars. (Photo credit: Submitted)
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of COVID-19 is seen through Christmas lights, in downtown Vancouver, on Sunday, November 22, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

70 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

Outbreak numbers remain mostly unchanged, except for care homes in Central Okanagan

A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of COVID-19 is seen through Christmas lights, in downtown Vancouver, on Sunday, November 22, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
(Black Press file)

49 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health, one additional death

Total number of cases in IH to 3,440 since testing began

(Black Press file)
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Police hunt for arsonist who lit sleeping homeless woman's blanket on fire in Vancouver
Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek approves budget for a bylaw enforcement officer

Council also agrees to write off $4,200 utility bill for restaurant that closed last year

Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
Dr. Anthony Fauci has made sure that Santa is healthy and has had his COVID-19 vaccination so that he is ready to safely set off on his travels on Dec. 24. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Top US expert says Santa is good to go for Christmas Eve travel

Take part in the Christmas Eve Jingle to make sure Santa finds his way to our area on Dec. 24

Dr. Anthony Fauci has made sure that Santa is healthy and has had his COVID-19 vaccination so that he is ready to safely set off on his travels on Dec. 24. (Photo credit: Stock image)
British Columbians should be thinking twice about holiday travel and avoiding it where possible, but if you do have to hit the road, stay safe. (Photo credit: ICBC)

Press pause on all non-essential travel this Christmas season

If you have to hit the road, take precautions to keep yourself and others safe

  • Dec 22, 2020
British Columbians should be thinking twice about holiday travel and avoiding it where possible, but if you do have to hit the road, stay safe. (Photo credit: ICBC)
A photo shows the starting point of the 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire (far right) in relation to nearby train tracks. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)

Year in Review: No charges to be laid regarding Elephant Hill wildfire

Plus fire and floods in Cache Creek, award for a former mayor, and the Journal turns 125

A photo shows the starting point of the 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire (far right) in relation to nearby train tracks. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)
Christmas table setting, no date, stock image

Random acts of Christmas will warm hearts and souls this season

This year has shown us that we don’t miss ‘stuff’: we miss each other

  • Dec 22, 2020
Christmas table setting, no date, stock image
Manger scene, no date, public domain

From the Pulpit: Royalty born in a manger at Christmas

A special birth in humble circumstances happened more than 2,000 years ago

  • Dec 22, 2020
Manger scene, no date, public domain
About three-quarters of British Columbians plan to watch more TV than usual over the Christmas season. (Photo credit: pxhere)

A perfect electronics storm as holidays and pandemic combine

More people will be at home, using and giving more electronics and devices than ever

About three-quarters of British Columbians plan to watch more TV than usual over the Christmas season. (Photo credit: pxhere)
SeniorsGreetings allows people to send messages, drawings, videos, and more to dseniors who are alone this Christmas. (Photo credit: Stock image)

SeniorsGreetings lets people connect with those living in care

People can send messages to help alleviate loneliness and isolation for seniors this Christmas

  • Dec 22, 2020
SeniorsGreetings allows people to send messages, drawings, videos, and more to dseniors who are alone this Christmas. (Photo credit: Stock image)
(from l) South Cariboo Sportsmen Association vice president Wayne Wawreniuk; black powder director Jim Moon; and president Ken Brown with (respectively) the first, third, and second raffle prizes. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Christmas comes early for gun club raffle draw winners

Sold-out raffle generates funds to rebuild the club’s rifle range, destroyed in 2017 wildfires

(from l) South Cariboo Sportsmen Association vice president Wayne Wawreniuk; black powder director Jim Moon; and president Ken Brown with (respectively) the first, third, and second raffle prizes. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Having a traditional turkey dinner this Christmas? Make sure to serve it up safely. (Photo credit: Jill Wellington/Pixabay)

Talking turkey: tips for preparing the perfect Christmas bird

From defrosting to cooking and dealing with leftovers, here’s how to have a safe holiday meal

Having a traditional turkey dinner this Christmas? Make sure to serve it up safely. (Photo credit: Jill Wellington/Pixabay)
Charmane Lazzarotto receives the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Kelowna, Tuesday, Dec. 22. (Interior Health)

First COVID-19 vaccines administered in Interior Health

First two recipients were in Kelowna and Kamloops

Charmane Lazzarotto receives the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Kelowna, Tuesday, Dec. 22. (Interior Health)
The former Ashcroft Elementary School building, which closed as a school in 2015 and is now operated as the Ashcroft HUB, pictured during Skip’s Run in June 2017. School District No. 74, which still owns the property, will discuss the disposal process regarding the site at the Jan. 5, 2021 regular board meeting. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

School district to look at disposal process for Ashcroft Elementary

News comes as surprise to HUB Society, which has occupied the site since 2015

The former Ashcroft Elementary School building, which closed as a school in 2015 and is now operated as the Ashcroft HUB, pictured during Skip’s Run in June 2017. School District No. 74, which still owns the property, will discuss the disposal process regarding the site at the Jan. 5, 2021 regular board meeting. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A one foot thick wide boulder of jade weighing 2,850 pounds is pictured in front of the Cariboo Jade Shop in May 2020. It was stolen on the night of Dec. 19, and police are looking for leads. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Dramatic chase after iconic jade boulder stolen in Cache Creek

The boulder, which is a foot thick and weighs 2,850 pounds, was stolen on the night of Dec. 19

A one foot thick wide boulder of jade weighing 2,850 pounds is pictured in front of the Cariboo Jade Shop in May 2020. It was stolen on the night of Dec. 19, and police are looking for leads. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Two Williams Lake men have been fined for snowmobiling in mountain-caribou protected area in the Cariboo in March 2019. (Black Press Media photo)
Two Williams Lake men have been fined for snowmobiling in a mountain-caribou protected area in the Cariboo in March 2019. (Black Press Media photo)

2 Williams Lake men fined for snowmobiling in mountain caribou-protected area

Fines largest imposed in B.C. provincial court related to caribou closures

Two Williams Lake men have been fined for snowmobiling in mountain-caribou protected area in the Cariboo in March 2019. (Black Press Media photo)
Two Williams Lake men have been fined for snowmobiling in a mountain-caribou protected area in the Cariboo in March 2019. (Black Press Media photo)
Illustration by Hablot Knight Browne for the first publication of Charles Dickens’ ‘The Tale of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton’ (1836). Gabriel Grub (r) is about to learn it’s unwise to make jokes about Christmas boxes.

Western Canada Theatre says the snow must go on this Christmas

Six original free festive family-friendly productions available through Dec. 20

Illustration by Hablot Knight Browne for the first publication of Charles Dickens’ ‘The Tale of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton’ (1836). Gabriel Grub (r) is about to learn it’s unwise to make jokes about Christmas boxes.
The Spences Bridge Volunteer Fire Department has a new chief, and one of the challenges facing him is finding a new fire engine to replace the department’s 1991 engine, which is nearing the end of its life. (Photo credit: Journal archives)

Clock is ticking as Spences Bridge searches for new fire engine

Water meters, fire department, and charging station all discussed at recent AGM

The Spences Bridge Volunteer Fire Department has a new chief, and one of the challenges facing him is finding a new fire engine to replace the department’s 1991 engine, which is nearing the end of its life. (Photo credit: Journal archives)
The Spences Bridge Volunteer Frire Department has a new chief with a long history for community service. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New Spences Bridge fire chief proud to give back to community

‘Whatever challenges we face we will solve them together’

The Spences Bridge Volunteer Frire Department has a new chief with a long history for community service. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)