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Cache Creek Community Craze to be held on Sept. 17

Day will be a fun-filled event for families to enjoy

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General election day is Oct. 15, 2022.

Clinton municipal election race heats up

Three candidates are running for mayor and nine are seeking councillor seats

General election day is Oct. 15, 2022.
Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)

Soul-searching play set in residential school prepares for reconciliation tour in northern B.C.

The Raven Collective’s production of Bunk #7 by Larry Guno kicks off in Terrace Sept.29

Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)
Caribou seen here in the Itcha-Ilgachuz herd continue to be the focus of recovery efforts. (Government of B.C. photo - Woodland Caribou Plan report)

Caribou recovery plan sees 156 wolves culled in West Chilcotin mountains in last 3 years

Itcha-Ilgachuz caribou herd now estimated at 508, up from 385 in 2020

Caribou seen here in the Itcha-Ilgachuz herd continue to be the focus of recovery efforts. (Government of B.C. photo - Woodland Caribou Plan report)
The Quesnel residence on Western Avenue. (Photo credit: Ashcroft CiB)

Ashcroft Communities in Bloom recognizes beautiful gardens all around the town

Six residences, a bloomin’ business, and a special street received recognition this year

  • Sep 15, 2022
The Quesnel residence on Western Avenue. (Photo credit: Ashcroft CiB)
An ad for state of the art indoor heaters, from the Sept. 18, 1897 issue of the <em>Journal</em>. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1972, an armed robbery and a murder rock Cache Creek

Suspects are quickly apprehended in both cases

An ad for state of the art indoor heaters, from the Sept. 18, 1897 issue of the <em>Journal</em>. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Clinton is going to have a threeway race for mayor in the 2022 civic elections (File photo)

Clinton municipal election heats up

Three candidates are running for mayor and nine for council

Clinton is going to have a threeway race for mayor in the 2022 civic elections (File photo)
Four new fires in the South Cariboo (File submitted)

Five new wildfires in the last 24 hours in South Cariboo

New files burning after a lighting storm Tuesday night

Four new fires in the South Cariboo (File submitted)
Maureen Pinkney is unopposed for mayor for the district of 100 Mile House. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile House Free Press)
Maureen Pinkney is unopposed for mayor for the district of 100 Mile House. (Martina Dopf photo - 100 Mile House Free Press)
The new B.C. liquor distribution branch on 72 Street in Delta. (Google Maps screenshot)

BCGEU tentative three-year agreement reached

Seven months of failed bargaining and a two-week strike needed to reach this point

The new B.C. liquor distribution branch on 72 Street in Delta. (Google Maps screenshot)
Some items stolen from a CCSAR rescue truck in April have been recovered. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue recovers stolen items from truck heist in share shed

Halogen lights left at the Wildwood share shed were returned to CCSAR, four monthes after they were stolen from a rescue truck

Some items stolen from a CCSAR rescue truck in April have been recovered. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Change can be difficult for people, for a wide range of reasons. (Photo credit: publicdomainpictures.com)

The switch from summer to fall reminds us that change is hard

Changes take us out of our comfort zone: mind, body, and emotions

  • Sep 8, 2022
Change can be difficult for people, for a wide range of reasons. (Photo credit: publicdomainpictures.com)
‘New Pool Equipment Presented Last Saturday’ (Sept. 7, 1972): ‘From the proceeds of the Ashcroft Water-Rama the swim pool staff were able to purchase four adult and two children’s life jackets along with a heavy duty squee-gee (for cleaning floors), and five Operation Manuals. All these items were presented by the Recreation Commission and Village of Ashcroft. In picture (left to right): Dave Hunter (Rec. Com.), Joke Schootman, Hap Watson (Pool Supervisor), Heather Boyd, Dick Webber (Village Council). Centre, Shelly Webber. Missing: Linda Savage and Nancy Fowler.’ (All names as originally printed. Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1947, an Ashcroft visitor is not impressed by what he sees

‘The buildings are old and weather-beaten, lacking paint’

‘New Pool Equipment Presented Last Saturday’ (Sept. 7, 1972): ‘From the proceeds of the Ashcroft Water-Rama the swim pool staff were able to purchase four adult and two children’s life jackets along with a heavy duty squee-gee (for cleaning floors), and five Operation Manuals. All these items were presented by the Recreation Commission and Village of Ashcroft. In picture (left to right): Dave Hunter (Rec. Com.), Joke Schootman, Hap Watson (Pool Supervisor), Heather Boyd, Dick Webber (Village Council). Centre, Shelly Webber. Missing: Linda Savage and Nancy Fowler.’ (All names as originally printed. Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
An air tanker drops retardant on the Lower Arthur Seat fire south of Spences Bridge on Sept. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)

Wildfire risk still a concern throughout British Columbia

Weather set to remain warm and dry, with above-seasonal temperatures in some areas

An air tanker drops retardant on the Lower Arthur Seat fire south of Spences Bridge on Sept. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)
Silas Astle was one of the winners of a new bike during the 2020 Clinton bike rodeo. Another bike rodeo is coming up on Sept. 10. (Photo credit: Marika Masters)

Get ready for the Clinton bike rodeo, which is back and better than ever

Plus free movie and music in Clinton, the Cache Creek Community Craze, and much more

Silas Astle was one of the winners of a new bike during the 2020 Clinton bike rodeo. Another bike rodeo is coming up on Sept. 10. (Photo credit: Marika Masters)
This year the Ashcroft and District Fall Fair will feature Cedar Axe Throwing, giving participants a chance to learn how to throw an axe and have some target practice. Don’t worry; the cat is not part of the event. (Photo credit: Cedar Axe Throwing)

Ashcroft Fall Fair promises full day of fun for everyone

Event features fiddlers, axe throwing, can can dancers, crafts, hundreds of entries, and more

This year the Ashcroft and District Fall Fair will feature Cedar Axe Throwing, giving participants a chance to learn how to throw an axe and have some target practice. Don’t worry; the cat is not part of the event. (Photo credit: Cedar Axe Throwing)
(seated) Anita Donovan and Loon Lake firefighter Franko Borri. (Photo credit: Brenda Borri)

First Loon Lake fire chief honoured with memorial bench

El Donovan became fire chief in 1985 and helped build original Loon Lake fire hall

  • Sep 8, 2022
(seated) Anita Donovan and Loon Lake firefighter Franko Borri. (Photo credit: Brenda Borri)
Wondering why the beer garden at the Desert Daze Festival is now called the Bighorn Lounge? Wonder no more: this family of bighorn sheep recently checked out the festival grounds in advance of this year’s event. (Photo credit: Desert Daze Festival)

Desert Daze Festival promises rocking weekend after two-year hiatus

Best Little Fest in the West is ready to welcome music-lovers to Spences Bridge

Wondering why the beer garden at the Desert Daze Festival is now called the Bighorn Lounge? Wonder no more: this family of bighorn sheep recently checked out the festival grounds in advance of this year’s event. (Photo credit: Desert Daze Festival)
Residents of the Green Lake area are questioning why they are no longer allowed to keep RVs and trailers on their property. (Photo submitted).

Pressy Lake and Green Lake residents in violation of TNRD bylaws

Resident questioning why bylaws are being enforced now

Residents of the Green Lake area are questioning why they are no longer allowed to keep RVs and trailers on their property. (Photo submitted).
In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 file photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II looks up and waves to members of staff of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office as she ends an official visit which is part of her Jubilee celebrations in London. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died on Thursday, Sept, 8, 2022. She was 96. (AP Photo / Alastair Grant Pool)
In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 file photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II looks up and waves to members of staff of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office as she ends an official visit which is part of her Jubilee celebrations in London. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died on Thursday, Sept, 8, 2022. She was 96. (AP Photo / Alastair Grant Pool)