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Changes are coming to the medical clinic at the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Site. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

New seven-day-a-week medical clinic planned for Ashcroft

Urgent and Primary Care Centre aims to be up and running by fall 2022

Changes are coming to the medical clinic at the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Site. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
BCWS woodland firefighters currently battling the Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton get some puppy love from one of Tricia Thorpe and Don Glasgow’s puppies on July 23, 2022. (Photo credit: Jamie von Sacken)

Puppy love: Lytton wildfire crew gets paws-itively delightful surprise

Puppies with a powerful connection to Lytton firefighters make special appearance at base camp

BCWS woodland firefighters currently battling the Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton get some puppy love from one of Tricia Thorpe and Don Glasgow’s puppies on July 23, 2022. (Photo credit: Jamie von Sacken)
Joel Anstett, with his dog Apollo, shows some of the injuries he suffered while fighting off a bobcat that was attacking Apollo in the back yard of their Ashcroft home on July 20. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Ashcroft man injured protecting dog from back yard bobcat attack

Joel Anstett and his dog suffered scratches and bites in attack near Desert Sands School

Joel Anstett, with his dog Apollo, shows some of the injuries he suffered while fighting off a bobcat that was attacking Apollo in the back yard of their Ashcroft home on July 20. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Many cities across B.C. recorded the hottest days of their histories during the 'heat dome' heatwave that blanketed much of the Pacific Northwest at the end June, 2021.  (File photo)

Cooling centre open at Ashcroft HUB as temperatures set to soar

Centre will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily for anyone who needs to beat the heat

Many cities across B.C. recorded the hottest days of their histories during the 'heat dome' heatwave that blanketed much of the Pacific Northwest at the end June, 2021.  (File photo)
Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files

Clinton to seek grant for age-friendly assessment and action plan

Both would be developed with input from local residents, businesses, and organizations

Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files
Burn it, bag it, or compost it? These youngsters — pictured at Lac Le Jeune in August 2021 — know the right answer when it comes to disposing of invasive plants. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)

Burn it or bag it? Do weed control the right way with proper disposal

If invasive plants aren’t disposed of properly, they can cause a lot of damage

  • Jul 20, 2022
Burn it, bag it, or compost it? These youngsters — pictured at Lac Le Jeune in August 2021 — know the right answer when it comes to disposing of invasive plants. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)
Staying active is one key step in maintaining physical and mental wellness. (pictured) Participants in the 2022 Skip’s Run in June. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Your Wellness Matters: Small steps can make a big difference

Everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being

  • Jul 20, 2022
Staying active is one key step in maintaining physical and mental wellness. (pictured) Participants in the 2022 Skip’s Run in June. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A brick-making business set up in Clinton in the 1890s was touted as an inexpensive local alternative to building with lumber, but the idea never caught on. Today, the only building made from Clinton brick that remains in the community is the museum, which was originally used as a schoolhouse. (Photo credit: South Cariboo Historical Museum Society)

In 1947 the Fraser Canyon sees heavy traffic: 800 cars in one day

Plus in 1897, Clinton-made bricks are touted as a home-grown replacement for lumber

A brick-making business set up in Clinton in the 1890s was touted as an inexpensive local alternative to building with lumber, but the idea never caught on. Today, the only building made from Clinton brick that remains in the community is the museum, which was originally used as a schoolhouse. (Photo credit: South Cariboo Historical Museum Society)
Thermometer, hot weather, no date. Stock image

Air conditioner use on the rise in BC as temperatures heat up

More people are turning to air conditioners, and leaving them on longer, to beat the heat

Thermometer, hot weather, no date. Stock image
A map showing the new main entrance/patient drop-off/emergency department access at Royal Inland Hoispital. (Photo credit: Interior Health)

New access points at Royal Inland Hospital now in effect

New entrance/drop-off points at main hospital building and emergency department

A map showing the new main entrance/patient drop-off/emergency department access at Royal Inland Hoispital. (Photo credit: Interior Health)
The Nohomin Creek wildfire on July 14. (Photo credit: Heather Spinks)

Nohomin Creek wildfire grows to more than 2,000 hectares

Fire is burning through difficult terrain and threatening Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park

The Nohomin Creek wildfire on July 14. (Photo credit: Heather Spinks)
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the UBCIC, left, June North, widow of the man who died by suicide and Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars all spoke during a press conference held Tuesday, July 19. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

‘In shock and mourning’: Indigenous leaders demand inquiry into fatal RCMP incident

Incident of man threatening self harm in Williams Lake ended tragically July 10

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the UBCIC, left, June North, widow of the man who died by suicide and Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars all spoke during a press conference held Tuesday, July 19. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A petroglyph in a region south of Lytton, B.C., and an image of the area from above. (Black Press compilation)

Band in B.C.’s Fraser Canyon proposes to protect, manage 350 sq. km swath of land

Indigenous petroglyphs, old growth forest, cultural significance at further risk: Kanaka Bar Band

A petroglyph in a region south of Lytton, B.C., and an image of the area from above. (Black Press compilation)
Colleen Frank loves cats. She holds a pillow with the image of her former cat Stanley while current cat Ozzie investigates a moving box. After 20 years in her apartment building, Frank is being evicted and may have to be out on July 29. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack senior fears homelessness as she faces rental crisis head on

Colleen Frank is being forced out of the apartment building she’s lived in for 20 years

Colleen Frank loves cats. She holds a pillow with the image of her former cat Stanley while current cat Ozzie investigates a moving box. After 20 years in her apartment building, Frank is being evicted and may have to be out on July 29. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Williams Lake RCMP and North District Emergency Response Team officers respond to the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue on Sunday, July 10. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Indigenous leaders demand public inquiry into fatal police incident in Williams Lake

WLFN chief, UBCIC grand chief will speak at press conference Tuesday, July 19

Williams Lake RCMP and North District Emergency Response Team officers respond to the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue on Sunday, July 10. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Damian Couture of the Cache Creek Fire Department (r) gives a demonstration of foam suppressant to members of the 16 Mile Community Society. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Volunteers at 16 Mile help keep community safe from fires

Donations and dedication help residents respond to fires in the area

Damian Couture of the Cache Creek Fire Department (r) gives a demonstration of foam suppressant to members of the 16 Mile Community Society. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The Ashcroft emergency department is closed for the weekend of July 15-17. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

No ambulance available as Ashcroft resident goes into cardiac arrest

Mayor sounds the alarm as emergency department also closed

The Ashcroft emergency department is closed for the weekend of July 15-17. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Ashcroft emergency department closed for weekend of July 15-17

Closure is due to limited physician availability

Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
A new gate and fencing on a section of the historic Cariboo Waggon Road near 51 Mile. (Photo credit: NPTGS)

Piece of Cariboo Waggon Road north of Clinton being restored

Work near 51 Mile solves a ‘choke point’ as historic road becomes a 21st century attraction

A new gate and fencing on a section of the historic Cariboo Waggon Road near 51 Mile. (Photo credit: NPTGS)
Indigenous and non-Indigenous elected representatives, Elders, Drummers and heritage advocates celebrated the start of restoration work on the 1926 Alexandra Bridge in the traditional territory of the Spuzzum First Nation on July 13, 2022 (submitted photo)

Work begins on restoration of Alexandra Bridge in Fraser Canyon

The 3-5 year endeavour aims to make the bridge a hub of economic activity for Spuzzum First Nation

Indigenous and non-Indigenous elected representatives, Elders, Drummers and heritage advocates celebrated the start of restoration work on the 1926 Alexandra Bridge in the traditional territory of the Spuzzum First Nation on July 13, 2022 (submitted photo)