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Tyrell Giroux was arrested by Williams Lake RCMP on Sunday, Oct. 25. (Facebook video screenshot)
Tyrell Giroux was arrested by Williams Lake RCMP on Sunday, Oct. 25. (Facebook video screenshot)
Members of the Desert Daze committee and other stakeholders at a meeting on Sept. 26 to discuss next year’s festival. (Photo credit: Jan Schmitz)

Desert Daze committee looking at some changes for 2022 event

After not being able to hold a live event since 2019, organizers are thinking big for next year

Members of the Desert Daze committee and other stakeholders at a meeting on Sept. 26 to discuss next year’s festival. (Photo credit: Jan Schmitz)
Cache Creek website, October 2021.

Cache Creek council looks at updating policies, bylaws, website

Mobile home parks bylaw from 1991 in serious need of updating, described as ‘huge grey area’

Cache Creek website, October 2021.
Curling season has started up again at the rink in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Curling Club)

Hurry hard! Curling season is now underway in Ashcroft

Drop-in sessions are available for anyone new to the sport who wants to check it out

Curling season has started up again at the rink in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Curling Club)
Interactive butterfly artwork created by Kathleen Kinasewich and Andrea Ardiles in Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Beautiful, colourful murals bring hope to Spences Bridge and Ashcroft

Interactive butterfly mural found a home in Spences Bridge after initially being planned for Lytton

Interactive butterfly artwork created by Kathleen Kinasewich and Andrea Ardiles in Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The CP Holiday Train during its last visit to Ashcroft, in December 2019. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Derailed: Live CP Holiday Train cancelled for second year

Virtual ‘Holiday Train At Home’ event will take place in December

The CP Holiday Train during its last visit to Ashcroft, in December 2019. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Teaching, stock photo, no date

Nominations now open to honour excellence in B.C. education

Nominations are now open for the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education,…

Teaching, stock photo, no date
The Campbell Hill landfill in Cache Creek is looking for community members to be part of its monitoring committee. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Community members sought for Landfill Monitoring Committee

Committee monitors new Campbell Hill landfill in Cache Creek

The Campbell Hill landfill in Cache Creek is looking for community members to be part of its monitoring committee. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
“Upper Hat Creek Aggregate Winners” (Oct. 7, 1971): “Three lovely looking ladies took top honours in the Upper Hat Creek Gymkhana last Sunday. With armfuls of awards and ribbons for their efforts, are left to right: Mary Ann Harwood from Diamond S Ranch; Kathy Gray [now Paulos] of Ashcroft Manor and Bev Mason, Ashcroft.” (Photo credit: Journal archives)

In 1921 and 1971, new schools and planes make news in Ashcroft

Plus fraudulent spuds (1896), a new public hall for Clinton (1921), and the Steelhead Derby (1971)

“Upper Hat Creek Aggregate Winners” (Oct. 7, 1971): “Three lovely looking ladies took top honours in the Upper Hat Creek Gymkhana last Sunday. With armfuls of awards and ribbons for their efforts, are left to right: Mary Ann Harwood from Diamond S Ranch; Kathy Gray [now Paulos] of Ashcroft Manor and Bev Mason, Ashcroft.” (Photo credit: Journal archives)
The Ashcroft Family Medical Clinic is located at the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Site, but is not operated by Interior Health. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Concerns raised about status of patients at Ashcroft medical clinic

Cache Creek resident files complaint after learning she no longer has physician despite reassurances

The Ashcroft Family Medical Clinic is located at the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Site, but is not operated by Interior Health. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

BC Search and Rescue groups warning against use of What3Words app

UK-based app uses three words, instead of longitude and latitude, to locate someone

Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Overnight closures at Ashcroft Emergency Department over Thanksgiving weekend

Department will be closed overnight throughout the weekend

Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Clinton museum is looking to bolster its exhibits with an oral recording of the village’s early years. (Submitted).

Clinton Museum seeks to record oral history

Community members sought to share their stories

Clinton museum is looking to bolster its exhibits with an oral recording of the village’s early years. (Submitted).
Marg Johnson (l) and Lisa Dunstan (r) with some of their quilts and a happy quilt recipient in Ashcroft in August. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Handing out much-needed hugs, one homemade quilt at a time

Marg Johnson and Lisa Dunstan have distributed hundreds of quilts to people impacted by wildfires

Marg Johnson (l) and Lisa Dunstan (r) with some of their quilts and a happy quilt recipient in Ashcroft in August. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
They look simple, but the humble smoke detector can save lives. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Smoke detectors can be the difference between life and death

When we’re asleep we don’t smell things, so smoke detectors can be a vital safety feature

They look simple, but the humble smoke detector can save lives. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Clinton seniors planning annual marketplace for November 6

Rockin’ and Talkin’ With the Clinton Seniors’ Association

  • Oct 7, 2021
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Marijke Stott of the Ashcroft yoga club presents the Village of Ashcroft with a cheque for $10,000 at the council meeting on Sept. 27, to be put toward the cost of recent improvements in the community hall, where the group meets twice a week. Drop-ins are welcome; contact Stott at (250) 453-0050 for more information. (from l) Coun. Nadine Davenport; Coun. Deb Tuohey; Mayor Barbara Roden; Marijke Stott; Coun. Jonah Anstett. (Photo credit: Jessica Clement)

Ashcroft to hold public meetings to discuss burning bylaw

In-person meetings to be held next week at Ashcroft community hall

Marijke Stott of the Ashcroft yoga club presents the Village of Ashcroft with a cheque for $10,000 at the council meeting on Sept. 27, to be put toward the cost of recent improvements in the community hall, where the group meets twice a week. Drop-ins are welcome; contact Stott at (250) 453-0050 for more information. (from l) Coun. Nadine Davenport; Coun. Deb Tuohey; Mayor Barbara Roden; Marijke Stott; Coun. Jonah Anstett. (Photo credit: Jessica Clement)
Ashcroft’s Drylands Arena is open for the season, with public skating and Sticks and Pucks. (Photo credit: Village of Ashcroft)

BC Hydro plans eight-hour power outage in Ashcroft on Oct. 17

Plus kids’ programs at the HUB, public skating returns to Drylands Arena, and more

Ashcroft’s Drylands Arena is open for the season, with public skating and Sticks and Pucks. (Photo credit: Village of Ashcroft)
A map shows the area around the Tremont Creek wildfire covered by an area restriction until Oct. 15, 2021. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)

Area restrictions still in place for Tremont Creek wildfire

Restriction means no camping or hunting in region until at least Oct. 15

A map shows the area around the Tremont Creek wildfire covered by an area restriction until Oct. 15, 2021. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)
Free online workshops allow Thompson-Nicola residents to connect and share with others on the dementia journey. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

New online dementia education workshops offer in-depth support

Smaller groups give more opportunity for discussion

  • Oct 6, 2021
Free online workshops allow Thompson-Nicola residents to connect and share with others on the dementia journey. (Photo credit: Alzheimer Society of B.C.)