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It’s that time of year again, so get ready for winter driving conditions. (Photo credit: ICBC)

With winter almost here, be prepared for poor driving conditions

Snow and black ice are already making local highways treacherous

It’s that time of year again, so get ready for winter driving conditions. (Photo credit: ICBC)
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Rockin’ and Talkin’ With the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Travel light and try not to gather too much is a good rule to live by

  • Nov 11, 2021
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Flu vaccines are being offered through local pharmacies this year, and are free to almost all British Columbians. (Photo credit: neelam279/Pixabay)

No Interior Health flu clinics planned for Ashcroft or Cache Creek

Bulk of this year’s flu vaccines have been shipped to pharmacies for administering

Flu vaccines are being offered through local pharmacies this year, and are free to almost all British Columbians. (Photo credit: neelam279/Pixabay)
Members of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club present a cheque to Better at Home program coordinator Nancy Kendall in July 2020. The program — which has recently expanded to Clinton — is funded through the United Way, but the Lions club has been a longtime supporter. (standing, from l) Darlene Daly; Patty McKenzie; Vivian Edwards; Ernie Kitsoff; George Stringer; Nick Lebedoff. (kneeling) Nancy Kendall (l) and Sue Peters. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Better at Home program has expanded service to Clinton

Light housekeeping service now available for eligible seniors in the community

Members of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club present a cheque to Better at Home program coordinator Nancy Kendall in July 2020. The program — which has recently expanded to Clinton — is funded through the United Way, but the Lions club has been a longtime supporter. (standing, from l) Darlene Daly; Patty McKenzie; Vivian Edwards; Ernie Kitsoff; George Stringer; Nick Lebedoff. (kneeling) Nancy Kendall (l) and Sue Peters. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A plan showing the proposed commercial cardlock in Cache Creek. The entrance would be from Highway 1 and Old Cariboo Highway (bottom left), and vehicles would exit left onto Old Cariboo Highway at top right and turn left back to the highway. (Photo credit: Otter Co-op)

Cache Creek approves development permit for commercial cardlock

Notes from the Cache Creek council meeting of Nov. 1. Commercial cardlock…

A plan showing the proposed commercial cardlock in Cache Creek. The entrance would be from Highway 1 and Old Cariboo Highway (bottom left), and vehicles would exit left onto Old Cariboo Highway at top right and turn left back to the highway. (Photo credit: Otter Co-op)
‘Evening Fire’ by Roger Cummings, one of the 12 winning entries in the 2021 Loon Lake calendar contest. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)

It’s beginning to look like Christmas with craft classes and markets

Get crafty, create your own Christmas painting, or shop for unique gifts at local markets

‘Evening Fire’ by Roger Cummings, one of the 12 winning entries in the 2021 Loon Lake calendar contest. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)
A map showing the area affected by the Motor Vehicle Closed Area restrictions put in place in the region of the Tremont Creek wildfire east of Ashcroft. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)

Motor vehicle access restrictions in effect in wildfire areas

Restrictions apply to 15 wildfire areas covering 536,000 hectares of land

A map showing the area affected by the Motor Vehicle Closed Area restrictions put in place in the region of the Tremont Creek wildfire east of Ashcroft. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)
In October 1971, Ann Zabotel (pictured) was elected the first female chief of Bonaparte First Nation. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

From the archives: In 1971, Bonaparte First Nation elects its first female chief

In 1946, a new highway cut-off at Elephant Mountain sparks concerns about tourism in Ashcroft

  • Nov 10, 2021
In October 1971, Ann Zabotel (pictured) was elected the first female chief of Bonaparte First Nation. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Stabilization work is now complete at the Ten Mile Slide site on Highway 99 north of Lillooet. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)

Stabilization work at Ten Mile Slide on Highway 99 now complete

Highway is back to two lanes with no load restrictions

Stabilization work is now complete at the Ten Mile Slide site on Highway 99 north of Lillooet. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)
Multiple spun-out vehicles have closed the Coquihalla Highway in both directions from Merritt to Hope. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Multiple spun-out vehicles have closed the Coquihalla Highway in both directions from Merritt to Hope. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Re-elected MP Brad Vis has been appointed to Erin O’Toole’s shadow cabinet. (File Photo)
Re-elected MP Brad Vis has been appointed to Erin O’Toole’s shadow cabinet. (File Photo)
Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province requires proof of vaccination for acute care visitors as of Nov. 9

Children under 12, those with medical exemptions excluded from requirement

Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)
RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)

Snowbirds line up overnight at Osoyoos-U.S. border to be first across

Canadians wanting to spend winter in warmer parts of the U.S. have waited 20 months to cross

RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)
Madeleine Haynes. (Photo submitted)

Rental homes scarce in Clinton area

Lack of rentals becoming a full-on housing crisis

Madeleine Haynes. (Photo submitted)
Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)

Inquest into northern B.C. police shooting death recommends creating community crisis intervention teams

Shirley and Jovan Williams were killed by RCMP in Granisle following a conflict with neighbours

Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)
Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

BC plans to phase out mink farming industry by 2025

The government is doing this over four years to allow farmers and workers a transition period

Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two Vancouver Island men sentenced to 6 years for fatal hammer attack on friend

Nathen Monsour, Lee Hart pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2018 death of Shawn Campbell

Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jasmine Francis, 8, with her siblings, six-week-old Remington and Serenity, 5, pose with the drums and blankets they were gifted by the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc band. (Submitted photo)

Clinton sisters honoured for fundraiser

Members of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc presented the girls with blankets and drums

Jasmine Francis, 8, with her siblings, six-week-old Remington and Serenity, 5, pose with the drums and blankets they were gifted by the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc band. (Submitted photo)
Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files

Clinton boys apologize for vandalism, offer suggestions for youth services

Two young boys kicked in the door to Reg Cole Park’s band shell last month

  • Nov 4, 2021
Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files
Jocelyne Crate (RCMP handout)
Jocelyne Crate (RCMP handout)