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The last payphone in Ashcroft, at One Easy Stop, has come to the end of the line, and will be removed on or after July 23. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The last payphone in Ashcroft, at One Easy Stop, has come to the end of the line, and will be removed on or after July 23. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
‘Red Cross Beginners Class At Ashcroft Swimming Pool’ (July 13, 1972): ‘(Left to right) Gerald Peterson, Trevor Thibeault, Brad Jackson, Duane Dickinson, Charlee Marlow. Absent: Colin Couves, Annette Thibeault, Charlie Ovington, Billy Robins.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1922, a plea to the province to allow prescribed burning

Ashcroft and area farmers ask government to allow burning of ‘useless timber’ to protect range land

‘Red Cross Beginners Class At Ashcroft Swimming Pool’ (July 13, 1972): ‘(Left to right) Gerald Peterson, Trevor Thibeault, Brad Jackson, Duane Dickinson, Charlee Marlow. Absent: Colin Couves, Annette Thibeault, Charlie Ovington, Billy Robins.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
The Cache Creek Thrashers are the regional U13 girls’ champions 2022 after a gold medal win in Enderby. (Photo credit: Softball BC)

Cache Creek U13 girls’ softball team brings home gold medal

The Thrashers defeated Enderby Storm in gold medal match at regional tournament last month

The Cache Creek Thrashers are the regional U13 girls’ champions 2022 after a gold medal win in Enderby. (Photo credit: Softball BC)
The Margit Sky Project will be appearing at The Packing House in Spences Bridge on July. 16. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

Live music coming to The Packing House in Spences Bridge

Plus art classes for kids, art in the park at the HUB, an upcoming art show in Clinton, and more

The Margit Sky Project will be appearing at The Packing House in Spences Bridge on July. 16. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
Campfires are still allowed (where permitted), but Category 2 open fires and some other activities are being prohibited in the Kamloops Fire Centre as of July 15. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
Campfires are still allowed (where permitted), but Category 2 open fires and some other activities are being prohibited in the Kamloops Fire Centre as of July 15. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek to hold public meeting to discuss annual report

Consolidated report covers the years 2020 and 2021, and residents are invited to ask questions

Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
The Revd. Linda LaGroix. (Photo credit: Alice Durksen)

Who exactly is my neighbour?

When we are called on to love our neighbours, who exactly are we talking about?

  • Jul 13, 2022
The Revd. Linda LaGroix. (Photo credit: Alice Durksen)
This photo by Steve Burgess was the first place winner in the ‘Wild Settings’ category of the BC SPCA’s 2021 Wildlife-in-Focus contest. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA asks wildlife photographers to give it their best shot

Wildlife-in-Focus contest looking for entries from around the province

This photo by Steve Burgess was the first place winner in the ‘Wild Settings’ category of the BC SPCA’s 2021 Wildlife-in-Focus contest. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaking at the May 13, 2022 opening of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Brand new B.C. primary care centre can’t find doctors to staff it

The clinic opened in May, but the province and Fraser Health can’t find people to work there

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaking at the May 13, 2022 opening of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jason Parchomchuk of 100 Mile House with the fire-damaged Salmon Valley geocache. (Photo credit: Gold Country Communities Society)

Geocacher retrieves box that was casualty of last year’s fires

Geocache box and contents at Salmon Valley near Merritt were badly damaged

Jason Parchomchuk of 100 Mile House with the fire-damaged Salmon Valley geocache. (Photo credit: Gold Country Communities Society)
Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen has announced he will not seek the BC NDP leadership. (Chris Gareau photo)

Municipal affairs minister Nathan Cullen says he won’t be seeking B.C. NDP leadership

All eyes now on Attorney General David Eby who says he is taking time to weigh his decision

Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen has announced he will not seek the BC NDP leadership. (Chris Gareau photo)
Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)

Minister Cullen’s signboard in northwest B.C. riding defaced with hate graffiti

‘You do not represent northwest’: Minister calls out idiocy of mischief makers in tweet

Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)
Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence at the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue early Sunday (July 10) morning for a report of an armed man considering self-harm. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Man found dead in Williams Lake home with weapon following negotiation with police

RCMP called to man’s home Sunday (July 10) for report he was considering self-harm

Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence at the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue early Sunday (July 10) morning for a report of an armed man considering self-harm. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Equality Project is starting a food gleaning and preservation program, to make use of the abundance of fruits and vegetables in the area. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Equality Project starts food gleaning and preservation program

Program will ensure fresh local fruits and vegetables don’t go to waste

The Equality Project is starting a food gleaning and preservation program, to make use of the abundance of fruits and vegetables in the area. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The playground and park in the Mesa subdivision will be getting a refurbishment following the removal of diseased trees. (Photo credit: Daniela Dyck)

Ashcroft council addresses Mesa Vista Park tree controversy

Diseased trees were removed from the park, which will undergo a renovation

The playground and park in the Mesa subdivision will be getting a refurbishment following the removal of diseased trees. (Photo credit: Daniela Dyck)
A photo from Nov. 2021, when the RCMP were deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. The Crown counsel will be pursuing criminal charges against 19 of the 27 arrested from the site. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)

Key leader of Coastal GasLink pipeline opposition charged with criminal contempt

Sleydo’ (Molly Wickam ) among 19 charged following arrest in fall 2021

A photo from Nov. 2021, when the RCMP were deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. The Crown counsel will be pursuing criminal charges against 19 of the 27 arrested from the site. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
Do an audit of your yard to make sure you keep wildlife/human conflict to a minimum. Bulletin/Brian Hay file
Do an audit of your yard to make sure you keep wildlife/human conflict to a minimum. Bulletin/Brian Hay file
Clinton resident Zee Chevalier (l) receiving the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pin from Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo on June 12. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Rockin’ and Talkin’ With the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Surprise phone call leaves Clinton resident humbled and grateful

  • Jul 6, 2022
Clinton resident Zee Chevalier (l) receiving the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pin from Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo on June 12. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The collectables cabinet at the Ashcroft and District Health Care Auxiliary thrift store features an ever-changing array of items. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft and District Health Care Auxiliary thrift store disbursed $60,000 in 2021

Funds went to health care-related organizations in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and beyond

The collectables cabinet at the Ashcroft and District Health Care Auxiliary thrift store features an ever-changing array of items. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Cache Creek firefighters Al Wiens, Alana Peters, and Tom Moe all brought home individual medals from the FireFit Championship regional event in Spruce Meadows in June. (Photo credit: Nash Wiens)

Cache Creek firefighters bring home medals from FireFit contest

Three individual participants got medals and team smashed previous best time

(from l) Cache Creek firefighters Al Wiens, Alana Peters, and Tom Moe all brought home individual medals from the FireFit Championship regional event in Spruce Meadows in June. (Photo credit: Nash Wiens)