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Village of Clinton entrance sign, no date, Journal files

CPR training course planned for Clinton to attract new paramedics

Course is part of a recruitment campaign for new ambulance paramedics in the community

Village of Clinton entrance sign, no date, Journal files
The new Art Garden beside The Bloomin’ Paintbrush and UniTea on Railway Avenue in Ashcroft was officially opened on July 2, and features a free ‘Gospel in the Garden’ music event twice a month, with the next one on July 9. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New Ashcroft venue features ‘Gospel in the Garden’ music event

Plus a CPR course, a Merritt Airport day, Loon Lake photo contest, Clinton open house, and more

The new Art Garden beside The Bloomin’ Paintbrush and UniTea on Railway Avenue in Ashcroft was officially opened on July 2, and features a free ‘Gospel in the Garden’ music event twice a month, with the next one on July 9. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Meeka Morgan (c) and the Melawmen Collective performing in Lytton on June 30, 2022. (Photo credit: Shelanne Justice Photography)

2 Rivers Remix Indigenous Music Festival coming to Cache Creek

Free three-day festival celebrates contemporary Indigenous music with a stacked line-up

Meeka Morgan (c) and the Melawmen Collective performing in Lytton on June 30, 2022. (Photo credit: Shelanne Justice Photography)
Tennyson King will be in concert in Ashcroft on July 13. (Photo credit: Jen Squires )

Tennyson King bringing indie-folk road trip music to Ashcroft

Hong Kong-Canadian artist says his music is the perfect soundtrack for summer travels

Tennyson King will be in concert in Ashcroft on July 13. (Photo credit: Jen Squires )
The Harvey Bailey store was a fixture in Ashcroft for decades, and is pictured here prior to the 1916 fire. It was rebuilt, and in 1947 changed hands, although the name was retained. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1947, an Ashcroft landmark gets a change of ownership

The Harvey Bailey store had been a part of Ashcroft since its inception in 1887

The Harvey Bailey store was a fixture in Ashcroft for decades, and is pictured here prior to the 1916 fire. It was rebuilt, and in 1947 changed hands, although the name was retained. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Frank Caputo is the MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.

MP pens letter to Telus about unreliable services in region

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo penned a letter to Telus regarding concerns of…

Frank Caputo is the MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.
Eight rare-breed Alapaha puppies were stolen from the Kamloops home of a dog breeder shortly after her unexpected death, and her Chilliwack-based sister has vowed to not give up until the dogs are returned. (submitted photo)

B.C. woman pleads for return of puppies stolen from deceased sister

“This is the last thing that we have of my sister’s that she put her heart and soul into.”

Eight rare-breed Alapaha puppies were stolen from the Kamloops home of a dog breeder shortly after her unexpected death, and her Chilliwack-based sister has vowed to not give up until the dogs are returned. (submitted photo)
Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)

Northern B.C. communities among top 5 spots where black bears are killed most

Prince George tops the list, followed by 100 Mile house, Quesnel & Burns Lake

Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)
RCMP released an image of Jordell Sellars in December, 2019 in relation to firearms offences. (RCMP photo)

Jordell Sellars, 33, charged in Williams Lake Stampede shooting that left 2 injured

Sellars is expected to make an appearance in Williams Lake Provincial Court July 4

RCMP released an image of Jordell Sellars in December, 2019 in relation to firearms offences. (RCMP photo)
RCMP are still on scene Monday morning (July 4) after a shooting at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds Sunday injured two. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

BREAKING: Innocent bystander injured in Williams Lake Stampede shooting

The woman was in a lineup getting food when she was hit

RCMP are still on scene Monday morning (July 4) after a shooting at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds Sunday injured two. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Troy Aleck (at centre with pole), accompanied by Tim Sam (beside Aleck on right), is running from Ashcroft to Lytton on the one-year anniversary of the fire that destroyed 90 per cent of that town on June 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Student running from Ashcroft to Lytton on one-year anniversary of fire

Troy Aleck is raising money to build a new basketball court in the town

Troy Aleck (at centre with pole), accompanied by Tim Sam (beside Aleck on right), is running from Ashcroft to Lytton on the one-year anniversary of the fire that destroyed 90 per cent of that town on June 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

‘Sense of future’ for Lytton if homes rebuilt by this time next year: B.C. minister

Debris removal is underway, possibly allowing rebuilding to start in September

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
David Stoddart School.

‘Power of the people”: Clinton school reverses decision to cut division

Reversal followed outcry from parents at David Stoddart School

David Stoddart School.
The cake prepared for the Canada Day celebration in Ashcroft in 2018. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Free Canada Day events coming up in Ashcroft and Clinton

Canada Day celebrations are back for the first time since 2019

The cake prepared for the Canada Day celebration in Ashcroft in 2018. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
More than 150 classic and vintage cars took part in this year’s Graffiti Days Show ‘n’ Shine at the Cache Creek Park. (Photo credit: David Retzer)

Many volunteers make Graffiti Days weekend a roaring success

Dozens of volunteers put in thousands of hours to pull off classic car weekend in Cache Creek

More than 150 classic and vintage cars took part in this year’s Graffiti Days Show ‘n’ Shine at the Cache Creek Park. (Photo credit: David Retzer)
In 1897 there were calls to establish a reading room in Ashcroft, which would ‘improve this place’. The building ‘between Mr. Foster’s and the Drug Store’ — the small white building above the ‘B.C.’ in this photo from about 1912 — was suggested as a suitable location. Foster’s General Store is the large building to the left of it, and Clement’s Drug Store is the first of the two two-storey false-fronted buildings to the right; R.D. Cumming’s General Store is the false-fronted building closest to the corner of Railway and 4th (where ReMax Realty is now located). (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1972, plans for a new high school in Lytton after fire

After fire destroyed Kumsheen Secondary, plans for a new and better school are presented

In 1897 there were calls to establish a reading room in Ashcroft, which would ‘improve this place’. The building ‘between Mr. Foster’s and the Drug Store’ — the small white building above the ‘B.C.’ in this photo from about 1912 — was suggested as a suitable location. Foster’s General Store is the large building to the left of it, and Clement’s Drug Store is the first of the two two-storey false-fronted buildings to the right; R.D. Cumming’s General Store is the false-fronted building closest to the corner of Railway and 4th (where ReMax Realty is now located). (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Preparations are being made for work at Site 11 on Highway 8, one of five sites where temporary reconstruction work has yet to be completed. (Photo credit: Geoff Bannoff)

Public gets look at Highway 8 progress during open house

Ministry of Transportation staff were in Spences Bridge and Merritt to answer questions

Preparations are being made for work at Site 11 on Highway 8, one of five sites where temporary reconstruction work has yet to be completed. (Photo credit: Geoff Bannoff)
The winners of the 2019 Loon Lake ATV Fun Run. The event is back this year, and starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 2. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)

Busy Canada Day weekend features Loon Lake ATV Fun Run, art garden, markets and more

There’s fun for everyone throughout the region, so get ready for a great time this weekend

The winners of the 2019 Loon Lake ATV Fun Run. The event is back this year, and starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 2. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)
Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek tackling sewage treatment plant deficiencies

‘We are chasing every grant application we can’ says CAO

Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
Police cruiser. (File photo)

Multiple shots fired at Penticton Mounties during traffic stop

No officers were hit but police cruiser riddled with bullets

Police cruiser. (File photo)