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Participants in a downtown visioning session in March 2019 brainstorm a list of Cache Creek’s assets. The village is looking for participants for a series of economic development focus group sessions later this month. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Cache Creek looking for public input on economic developmment

Feedback from focus group sessions will help shape economic development action plan

Participants in a downtown visioning session in March 2019 brainstorm a list of Cache Creek’s assets. The village is looking for participants for a series of economic development focus group sessions later this month. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The SS <em>Peerless</em>, which successfully navigated the Thompson River from Savona to Spences Bridge and back again in 1881, tied up at Savona’s Ferry in 1885, prior to the community’s move from its original location on the north side of Kamloops Lake (some buildings are visible at the original site at far left).

Golden Country: Savona’s Ferry becomes a steamboat hub for service on Kamloops Lake

For about two decades, steamboats plied the waters of Kamloops Lake

The SS <em>Peerless</em>, which successfully navigated the Thompson River from Savona to Spences Bridge and back again in 1881, tied up at Savona’s Ferry in 1885, prior to the community’s move from its original location on the north side of Kamloops Lake (some buildings are visible at the original site at far left).
A group of supporters pictured at the encampment located just before the RCMP access control checkpoint at kilometre 27 of the Morice West Forest Service Road from Feb. 5, 2020 show their support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their fight against CGL. (File photo/Houston Today)

Protests renewed along CGL pipeline near Houston

Two people have been arrested; protesters continue to block construction work

A group of supporters pictured at the encampment located just before the RCMP access control checkpoint at kilometre 27 of the Morice West Forest Service Road from Feb. 5, 2020 show their support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their fight against CGL. (File photo/Houston Today)
Lawn signs in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, where voter turnout was 61.1 per cent of eligible voters. The A&W Root Bear was <em>not</em> a candidate. (Photo credit: Adam Louis/Agassiz Harrison Observer)

Voter turnout down from 2019 levels in both local ridings

Local turnout echoes nationwide trend, which saw fewer voters than in 2019

Lawn signs in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, where voter turnout was 61.1 per cent of eligible voters. The A&W Root Bear was <em>not</em> a candidate. (Photo credit: Adam Louis/Agassiz Harrison Observer)
A plan showing proposed additions at Horsting’s Farm Market near Cache Creek, including a miniature passenger railway line that will circle the property. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Miniature railway, other attractions proposed for Horsting’s Farm Market

Owners would like to see a mini passenger train, ziplines, mini-golf, pipe coaster, and more at site

A plan showing proposed additions at Horsting’s Farm Market near Cache Creek, including a miniature passenger railway line that will circle the property. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files

Clinton Assisted Living society asks for utility rate reduction

Council has directed staff to look into possible options going forward

Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files
Garden at 98 Old Cariboo Road, Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft CiB honours top gardens and a blooming business

Communities in Bloom also names Ashcroft’s best street(s) of 2021

  • Sep 30, 2021
Garden at 98 Old Cariboo Road, Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Mattresses are among the items the Province is looking to add to its list of recyclable items. (Photo credit: Stock photo)

Province proposes to expand list of recyclable products

Mattresses, e-cigarettes, single-use fuel canisters, EV chargers and batteries are on the list

Mattresses are among the items the Province is looking to add to its list of recyclable items. (Photo credit: Stock photo)
House for sale, stock image

Realtor disciplined for misconduct in Clinton property case

Ross Chonn loses licence for five years and must pay fines totalling nearly $75,000

House for sale, stock image
Sept. 30, 1971: ‘Barb Shaw Receives 13 Year Badge: Commissioner Mrs. Vernon, left, is here placing a 13 year badge on Barb Shaw at the Brownie, Girl Guide and Ranger banquet at Cache Creek. Barb received many appreciative words for her many hours of time put in for the group.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1971, a big change is announced for B.C. driver’s licences

B.C. makes decision to become first Canadian province to feature photos on driver’s licences

Sept. 30, 1971: ‘Barb Shaw Receives 13 Year Badge: Commissioner Mrs. Vernon, left, is here placing a 13 year badge on Barb Shaw at the Brownie, Girl Guide and Ranger banquet at Cache Creek. Barb received many appreciative words for her many hours of time put in for the group.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Cattle walk through wildfire smoke during the 2018 fire season, the worst on record in the province. Ranchers are once again being offered a variety of supports after the third-worst wildfire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Black Press files)

New fund helps farmers, ranchers and apiarists impacted by wildfires

Up to $20 million available to help with extraordinary expenses incurred during this year’s fires

Cattle walk through wildfire smoke during the 2018 fire season, the worst on record in the province. Ranchers are once again being offered a variety of supports after the third-worst wildfire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
SMAC spokesperson Kathleen Judd takes a look through some of the DVDs on sale in the thrift store. (Photo credit: Melissa Smalley/100 Mile Free Press)

70 Mile Access Centre a favourite haunt of treasure-hunters

Centre also offers support services and assistance for those in need

SMAC spokesperson Kathleen Judd takes a look through some of the DVDs on sale in the thrift store. (Photo credit: Melissa Smalley/100 Mile Free Press)
Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)

First Nations Leadership Council frustrated by former Kelowna social worker’s plea deal

Robert Riley Saunders pleaded guilty to stealing from and harming at-risk youth in his care, many of whom are Indigenous

Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)
Hunnie’s Mercantile in Clinton will be hosting its last market until December on Sunday, Oct. 3. (Photo credit: Perry Hunnie)

Little Wranglers music program looks to get off the ground

Clinton-based music exploration program would be for kids aged four to 16

Hunnie’s Mercantile in Clinton will be hosting its last market until December on Sunday, Oct. 3. (Photo credit: Perry Hunnie)
Pictures posted to the Lyttonites Facebook page show train cars off the tracks in White Canyon, with heavy equipment on scene to deal with the mudslide that caused the derailment. (Facebook photos)

Train carrying grain derailed in White Canyon, east of Lytton

A mudslide caused the train to go off the tracks, but no injuries were reported

Pictures posted to the Lyttonites Facebook page show train cars off the tracks in White Canyon, with heavy equipment on scene to deal with the mudslide that caused the derailment. (Facebook photos)
Robert Riley Saunders. (File)

Former Kelowna social worker pleads guilty to defrauding youth in his care

Saunders is accused of stealing money from at-risk youth in his care, many of whom are Indigenous

Robert Riley Saunders. (File)
More than 41,000 voters in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding cast their ballots in the 2021 federal election. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Voter turnout within Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding slightly lower in 2021

58 per cent of more than 70,000 possible electors voted on Sept. 20

More than 41,000 voters in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding cast their ballots in the 2021 federal election. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Overall, students who took part in Student Vote Canada "elected" NDP Bill Sundhu over Conservative Frank Caputo. (Student Vote Canada)

Students in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo ‘elect’ NDP Bill Sundhu

The Student Vote Canada program sees NDP candidate take riding over Conservative Frank Caputo by 165 votes

Overall, students who took part in Student Vote Canada "elected" NDP Bill Sundhu over Conservative Frank Caputo. (Student Vote Canada)
Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file

Winter tires should be installed by next Friday, October 1

Most routes in B.C. require snow tires from October to April

Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file
Irene Dumont of Ashcroft IDA Pharmacy (l) and Esther Lang have been thanked for going above and beyond for their communities. They are pictured at Christmas 2020, when Ashcroft IDA presented Lang with a donation towards the anual Christmas hamper program. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

You’re the tops: many people praised for going above and beyond

Our communities are full of people who go that extra mile all the time

Irene Dumont of Ashcroft IDA Pharmacy (l) and Esther Lang have been thanked for going above and beyond for their communities. They are pictured at Christmas 2020, when Ashcroft IDA presented Lang with a donation towards the anual Christmas hamper program. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)