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The wooden sign at the entrance to the parking lot at the Heritage Park in Ashcroft blew down in high winds on Oct. 10. Council has made an assessment of the park and its structures one of the priorities in its new strategic plan. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft council lays out strategic plan for next two years

Trails master plan, a second North Ashcroft reservoir, and the Heritage Park all on the list

The wooden sign at the entrance to the parking lot at the Heritage Park in Ashcroft blew down in high winds on Oct. 10. Council has made an assessment of the park and its structures one of the priorities in its new strategic plan. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Lytton RCMP Sgt. Curtis Davis accepts a plaque from Patsy Weekley of the Lytton post office in Oct. 2018, to commemorate a first responders stamp from Canada Post. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Lytton RCMP sergeant says farewell as posting comes to an end

Sgt. Curtis Davis is transferring out of Lytton and is sad to be leaving the area

  • Dec 2, 2020
Lytton RCMP Sgt. Curtis Davis accepts a plaque from Patsy Weekley of the Lytton post office in Oct. 2018, to commemorate a first responders stamp from Canada Post. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Even though the CP Holiday Train is not running this year, CP has made donations to the food banks along its usual routes (including the one in Ashcroft), and will also be broadcasting a special live Holiday Train concert on Dec. 12. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

CP Holiday Train rolling into homes with a virtual concert

CP has made donations to all the food banks that would normally benefit from the annual event

Even though the CP Holiday Train is not running this year, CP has made donations to the food banks along its usual routes (including the one in Ashcroft), and will also be broadcasting a special live Holiday Train concert on Dec. 12. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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Claudia Cornwall has written a new book on the 2017 wildfires, which provides personal snapshots of the worst fire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Submitted)

New book looks at B.C.’s worst wildfire season

‘British Columbia in Flames’ provides intimate snapshots of a harrowing time

Claudia Cornwall has written a new book on the 2017 wildfires, which provides personal snapshots of the worst fire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The long-awaited 20-unit seniors’ living facility in Clinton is taking shape, with the contractors continuing work despite the onset of winter weather. The building is on the site of the former Clinton Elementary School on Smith Avenue. (Photo credit: Daniela Dyck)

Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Weather doesn’t stop work on the seniors’ facility in Clinton

  • Dec 2, 2020
The long-awaited 20-unit seniors’ living facility in Clinton is taking shape, with the contractors continuing work despite the onset of winter weather. The building is on the site of the former Clinton Elementary School on Smith Avenue. (Photo credit: Daniela Dyck)
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart at a virtual swearing-in on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: Lori Pilon)

Fraser-Nicola MLA sworn in for third term, given new critic role

Jackie Tegart has been named as critic for Education in new cabinet

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart at a virtual swearing-in on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: Lori Pilon)
Christmas lights, no date. Photo credit: Stock image

Report confirms 2020 Christmas displays are bigger and brighter

More people are putting up decorations and lights to bring some cheer this year

Christmas lights, no date. Photo credit: Stock image
Driver Lawrence Marchment with one of the new buses in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Local transit system has new buses with improved safety features

Buses serve Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Clinton residents three times per week

Driver Lawrence Marchment with one of the new buses in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
After a successful drive to attract new members, the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department is now looking for funding to purchase new gear. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Clinton Volunteer Fire Department seeks funding for new gear

New turnout gear needed after successful recruitment drive

After a successful drive to attract new members, the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department is now looking for funding to purchase new gear. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

47 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region

1,538 total cases, 399 are active, ten in hospital

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Clinton Citizens on Patrol members Gina Fankhanel and Brenda Horsley conduct speed watch duties by the side of Highway 97 in Clinton. (Photo credit: Marika Masters)
Clinton Citizens on Patrol members Gina Fankhanel and Brenda Horsley conduct speed watch duties by the side of Highway 97 in Clinton. (Photo credit: Marika Masters)
The TNRD will no longer be offering free disposal days at its 29 solid waste facilities throughout the region. (Photo credit: TNRD)

TNRD votes to end free disposal days at solid waste facilities

Mattresses and tires on rims to be added to items that can be brought in at no charge year-round

The TNRD will no longer be offering free disposal days at its 29 solid waste facilities throughout the region. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft, Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Still time to bring local kids some Toys for Joys

Anyone who missed the event on Nov. 20 can still drop off toys and cash for a great cause

Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft, Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Old Kris Kringle will be taking time out from his busy schedule for “Santa on the Big Screen” in Kamloops, where families can have a personal chat with the jolly old elf himself. (Photo credit: YouTube)

Catch Santa on the big screen in Kamloops for some family fun

Families can have individual interactive video chats with Santa at the Paramount Theatre

Old Kris Kringle will be taking time out from his busy schedule for “Santa on the Big Screen” in Kamloops, where families can have a personal chat with the jolly old elf himself. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Jocelyn Cahill (l) and Janice Maurice are members of the Clinton Book Club, which met in Reg Conn Park over the summer. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)

Clinton book club keeps love of reading alive during COVID-19

Club provides members with a place to both socialize and keep their wits sharp

Jocelyn Cahill (l) and Janice Maurice are members of the Clinton Book Club, which met in Reg Conn Park over the summer. (Photo credit: Kelly Sinoski/100 Mile Free Press)
The Spences Bridge Improvement District is holding its AGM, and elections for a trustee and a fire chief, on Nov. 28. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Christmas hamper applications being taken by phone until Friday

Plus a cancelled Christmas market, Spences Bridge elections, shopping deals in Clinton, and more

The Spences Bridge Improvement District is holding its AGM, and elections for a trustee and a fire chief, on Nov. 28. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Get your plaid on and take advantage of Plaid Friday deals in Ashcroft on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: NDIT)

Community businesses need you to shop locally this Christmas

Local businesses are there when you need them, so be there when they need you

  • Nov 25, 2020
Get your plaid on and take advantage of Plaid Friday deals in Ashcroft on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: NDIT)
The high volume of mail-in ballots received was still not enough to prevent this year’s voter turnout in Fraser-Nicola being the lowest on record. (Photo credit: Black Press files)

Voter turnout in 2020 provincial election lowest since 1928

Turnout in Fraser-Nicola lowest in riding’s history, but was boosted by mail-in votes

The high volume of mail-in ballots received was still not enough to prevent this year’s voter turnout in Fraser-Nicola being the lowest on record. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
Something as simple as applying weatherstripping to doors and windows to prevent drafts can keep your house warmer this winter and save you money on your hydro bill. (Photo credit: BC Hydro)

BC Hydro offers free upgrades for eligible qualifying customers

Renters can also apply for free energy saving kit to help them improve efficiency and save money

Something as simple as applying weatherstripping to doors and windows to prevent drafts can keep your house warmer this winter and save you money on your hydro bill. (Photo credit: BC Hydro)