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(back row from l) Sherri Coldwell, Trish Schachtel, Christine Williams, and Cst. Marika Masters and (front row from l) Sandi Burrage and Ed Schlosser helped collect food, toys, and cash donations for Clinton’s Cram the Cruiser event on Dec. 12. (Photo credit: Jackson Masters)
(back row from l) Sherri Coldwell, Trish Schachtel, Christine Williams, and Cst. Marika Masters and (front row from l) Sandi Burrage and Ed Schlosser helped collect food, toys, and cash donations for Clinton’s Cram the Cruiser event on Dec. 12. (Photo credit: Jackson Masters)

Clinton residents cram the cruiser for a happy Christmas

Event raised $4,370 plus 400 pounds of toys and more than 1,000 pounds of food

(back row from l) Sherri Coldwell, Trish Schachtel, Christine Williams, and Cst. Marika Masters and (front row from l) Sandi Burrage and Ed Schlosser helped collect food, toys, and cash donations for Clinton’s Cram the Cruiser event on Dec. 12. (Photo credit: Jackson Masters)
(back row from l) Sherri Coldwell, Trish Schachtel, Christine Williams, and Cst. Marika Masters and (front row from l) Sandi Burrage and Ed Schlosser helped collect food, toys, and cash donations for Clinton’s Cram the Cruiser event on Dec. 12. (Photo credit: Jackson Masters)
Taped together hockey sticks (plus doughnuts) was one of the pranks played during the first responders hockey match in Ashcroft on Jan. 11. (Photo credit: Josh White)

Year in Review part one

A fun hockey game, a new eco-depot gets closer, a TV show films in Ashcroft, and a pool closure

Taped together hockey sticks (plus doughnuts) was one of the pranks played during the first responders hockey match in Ashcroft on Jan. 11. (Photo credit: Josh White)
Sage Sound Singers musical director Michelle Reid (l) accepts a cheque from Second Time Around to help support this year’s Christmas concert, which will be broadcast online on Dec. 23. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Sage Sound Singers returning with virtual Christmas concert

‘We need this’ says choir director of concert that almost didn’t happen

Sage Sound Singers musical director Michelle Reid (l) accepts a cheque from Second Time Around to help support this year’s Christmas concert, which will be broadcast online on Dec. 23. (Photo credit: Submitted)
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(from l) Ashcroft and District Lions club members Sue Peters; Darlene Daly; Gordon Daly; Vivian Edwards; George Stringer; Ernie Kristoff; and Nick Lebedoff during this year’s Christmas raffle draw. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft and District Lions spread some early Christmas cheer

Raffle draw saw three lucky winners walk away with crash prizes in time for Christmas

(from l) Ashcroft and District Lions club members Sue Peters; Darlene Daly; Gordon Daly; Vivian Edwards; George Stringer; Ernie Kristoff; and Nick Lebedoff during this year’s Christmas raffle draw. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
People walk by COVID-19 artwork including a painting of provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry along Government St. in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Interior Health reports 250 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

A total of 837 cases remain active, with 28 in hospital and six in intensive care

People walk by COVID-19 artwork including a painting of provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry along Government St. in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
McKinney Place now has 40 cases since the outbreak began on Sunday. (photo of McKinney Place taken in winter)
McKinney Place now has 40 cases since the outbreak began on Sunday. (photo of McKinney Place taken in winter)
A woman and her dog walk past a sign advertising face masks for sale amid the global coronavirus pandemic in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel

81 new COVID-19 infections in Interior Health

Sixteen people are in hospital, four of whom are in intensive care

A woman and her dog walk past a sign advertising face masks for sale amid the global coronavirus pandemic in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
‘Cuddles on Christmas’ by Marilyn Anderson is one of the works for sale in the Ashcroft Art Club’s virtual sale, which is on through Dec. 20. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Art Club)

Virtual art shows feature local artists and great gift ideas

Plus ways to help others this Christmas, game shows, a market, and more

‘Cuddles on Christmas’ by Marilyn Anderson is one of the works for sale in the Ashcroft Art Club’s virtual sale, which is on through Dec. 20. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Art Club)
The Cache Creek Volunteer Fire Department's new structural protection equipment trailer, December 2020. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Cache Creek fire department gets more than expected with grant

Funds have gone toward structural protection equipment, a trailer, and firefighter training

The Cache Creek Volunteer Fire Department's new structural protection equipment trailer, December 2020. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Window decorations at the Ashcroft Library contain scavenger hunt clues, and participants don’t even have to leave their vehicle in order to enter the contest. (Photo credit: Deanna Porter)

Ashcroft library has festive displays, drive-by scavenger hunt

Clues are scattered through the window display on 2nd Street for participants to find

Window decorations at the Ashcroft Library contain scavenger hunt clues, and participants don’t even have to leave their vehicle in order to enter the contest. (Photo credit: Deanna Porter)
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association stock photo, December 2020.  Photo credit: TOTA

Thompson Okanagan Tourism wins prestigious award for third time

TOTA will also be first Canadian host of World Travel Awards ceremony in Vernon in 2021

  • Dec 8, 2020
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association stock photo, December 2020.  Photo credit: TOTA
Santa Claus ornaments on tree, date unknown, stock image.

Help to make the season bright, safe, and free from fire hazards

Candles, fires, lights, and Christmas cooking are fun and festive, so keep them safe

Santa Claus ornaments on tree, date unknown, stock image.
Ryan Day (l) and Johnny Perry, two of the founders of the Helping Our Urban K’wséltkten (Family) Indigenous feast, in January 2020. The fifth annual feast, in January 2021, will look different to previous ones, and organizers are fundraising to provide meal vouchers to Downtown Eastside residents. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Urban feast with Bonaparte roots will hit the streets in January

The feast helps Downtown Eastside residents, and in 2021 will be providing meal vouchers and goodies

Ryan Day (l) and Johnny Perry, two of the founders of the Helping Our Urban K’wséltkten (Family) Indigenous feast, in January 2020. The fifth annual feast, in January 2021, will look different to previous ones, and organizers are fundraising to provide meal vouchers to Downtown Eastside residents. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The Spences Bridge EV charging station (l) will have to be removed unless an agreement is reached within the next six weeks regarding its future. An objection to the current site is that it might interfere with first responders at the nearby fire hall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Spences Bridge could lose charging station at end of January

TNRD offer to build washroom at site and pay legal fees is not acceptable to trustees

The Spences Bridge EV charging station (l) will have to be removed unless an agreement is reached within the next six weeks regarding its future. An objection to the current site is that it might interfere with first responders at the nearby fire hall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The gift shop at Historic Hat Creek is open for shopping on the weekends leading up to Christmas, and features a wide selection of unique gift items for everyone. (Photo credit: Don Pearse)

Historic Hat Creek offers unique local gift shopping experience

Gift shop open on weekends before Christmas, offering wide variety of items for everyone

The gift shop at Historic Hat Creek is open for shopping on the weekends leading up to Christmas, and features a wide selection of unique gift items for everyone. (Photo credit: Don Pearse)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

81 new cases of COVID-19 detected in Interior Health Friday

One additional staff member at Kelowna long-term care home tests positive, no new deaths

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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One death and 82 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

1,981 total cases, 609 are active and those individuals are on isolation

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Dr. Albert de Villiers, Chief Medical Health Officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)

‘People need to start listening’: IH top doc combats COVID-19 misconceptions

Dr. Albert de Villiers says light at the end of the tunnel will grow in step with people’s adherence to PHO guidance

Dr. Albert de Villiers, Chief Medical Health Officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
Have you created some art you’d like to show off? The Clinton Art and Cultural Society would like to hear from you. If you haven’t, then why not give it a try? (Photo credit: Facebook)

Clinton Art and Cultural Society is calling all area artists

Plus changes to Cram the Cruiser, a Clinton contest, Christmas lights, library volunteers, and more

Have you created some art you’d like to show off? The Clinton Art and Cultural Society would like to hear from you. If you haven’t, then why not give it a try? (Photo credit: Facebook)
Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek to move to quarterly utility billing in new year

Council also discussed the possibility of heavy flooding in spring 2021

Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)