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Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek reminds residents to sign up for emergency alerts

In light of recent floods and highway closures, now is the time to sign up for Voyent Alert system

Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
Damage to a section of road along Highway 8 about six kilometres east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Ryan Papps)

One person confirmed missing after flooding devastates properties along Highway 8

Highways 1, 5, and 8 are still closed, thousands are evacuated, rail traffic to start moving soon

Damage to a section of road along Highway 8 about six kilometres east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Ryan Papps)
The Village of Ashcroft supporting Plaid Friday during the Santa Parade in Ashcroft in December 2019. This year’s Plaid Friday event on Nov. 26 in both Clinton and Ashcroft gives people a chance to shop locally, support local businesses, and receive a gift as a thank you. (Photo credit: Christopher Roden)

Support local shops in Clinton and Ashcroft on Plaid Friday

Shop locally and be eligible to receive gifts as a thank you for supporting our small businesses

The Village of Ashcroft supporting Plaid Friday during the Santa Parade in Ashcroft in December 2019. This year’s Plaid Friday event on Nov. 26 in both Clinton and Ashcroft gives people a chance to shop locally, support local businesses, and receive a gift as a thank you. (Photo credit: Christopher Roden)
Ashcroft RCMP are advising residents to secure their vehicles after a spate of truck thefts in the area. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Two arrests made after spate of vehicle thefts in Ashcroft and Cache Creek

Residents are advised to take precautions to secure their vehicles

  • Nov 24, 2021
Ashcroft RCMP are advising residents to secure their vehicles after a spate of truck thefts in the area. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Sleydo (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt'en Checkpoint/Facebook)

All arrested at Coastal GasLink pipeline blockade released under conditions

Upon release, Gidimt’en Checkpoint leader calls arrests and injunction a violation of human rights

Sleydo (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt'en Checkpoint/Facebook)
Hell’s Gate Airtram has had no damage despite its location in a steep area along a raging river. (Hell’s Gate Airtram photo)

Hell’s Gate Airtram not affected by landslides, owner confirms

Rumours had started that the historic site’s infrastructure was damaged by storm

Hell’s Gate Airtram has had no damage despite its location in a steep area along a raging river. (Hell’s Gate Airtram photo)
Kim Cardinal and husband Lorn Thibodeau’s riverside property was swept down the Nicola River on Nov. 15. A fundraiser has been set up to help them. (Kim Cardinal)

Fundraiser launched for former Chilliwack couple whose home was swept down Nicola River

Kim Cardinal and Lorn Thibodeau’s entire property along Highway 8 is gone

Kim Cardinal and husband Lorn Thibodeau’s riverside property was swept down the Nicola River on Nov. 15. A fundraiser has been set up to help them. (Kim Cardinal)
File photo of Prospera Place in Kelowna.  (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

UPDATE: Interior Health COVID-19 restrictions under consideration

Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick’s concerns

File photo of Prospera Place in Kelowna.  (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Residents at Clinton Creek Estates finish up their lunch in the brand new dining room. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Clinton Creek Estates welcoming residents

After more than a decade of work, the doors are open at new seniors’ residence

Residents at Clinton Creek Estates finish up their lunch in the brand new dining room. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Vehicles abandoned in Hwy 7 mudslides available for pickup in Agassiz: MOTI

Pickup is available between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., call in advance

The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)

Crews clear vehicles stranded on Hwy 7 early Friday morning

Dozens of vehicles towed from landslide zone remain parked in Agassiz

The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)
A festive piece created by quilters in Clinton. (Photo credit: Jo Gosset)

Clinton quilting group welcomes anyone who wants to get crafty

Drop-in group meets every Monday and invites new members to come on by

A festive piece created by quilters in Clinton. (Photo credit: Jo Gosset)
Christmas hamper volunteers in Ashcroft, December 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Village of Ashcroft lends a hand to Christmas hamper program

Council will also invite MP Brad Vis to sit in on talks about providing water to the Ashcroft Band

Christmas hamper volunteers in Ashcroft, December 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Map showing the current electoral area boundaries for School District No. 74. Trustees will be moving ahead with consultations about changing the area boundaries affecting the Ashcroft Band, Venables Valley, and Highland Valley. (Photo credit: SD74)

School district looks at proposed boundary changes near Ashcroft

Change would affect which area some residents vote in during school board elections

Map showing the current electoral area boundaries for School District No. 74. Trustees will be moving ahead with consultations about changing the area boundaries affecting the Ashcroft Band, Venables Valley, and Highland Valley. (Photo credit: SD74)
The Ashcroft RCMP detachment will be adding one new corporal position to the general duty staffing. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New corporal position added to Ashcroft RCMP detachment

Detachment will now have six general duty members and three traffic officers

The Ashcroft RCMP detachment will be adding one new corporal position to the general duty staffing. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Hunnies Mercantiel in Clinton will be holding an outdoor Christmas market on Dec. 12. (pictured) A vendor at the 2020 Hunnies Christmas market welcomes customers. (Photo credit: Hunnies Mercantile)

Hunnies outdoor Christmas market returns to Clinton next month

Plus extra Christmas craft days for kids, a free skating session in Ashcroft, and more

Hunnies Mercantiel in Clinton will be holding an outdoor Christmas market on Dec. 12. (pictured) A vendor at the 2020 Hunnies Christmas market welcomes customers. (Photo credit: Hunnies Mercantile)
The gift shop at Historic Hat Creek will be open for four weekends starting Nov. 20, providing a unique shopping opportunity in the run-up to Christmas. (Photo credit: HHC)

Historic Hat Creek gift shop opening for Christmas shopping

Store has many unique gifts, and customers don’t have to worry about supply chain or delivery issues

The gift shop at Historic Hat Creek will be open for four weekends starting Nov. 20, providing a unique shopping opportunity in the run-up to Christmas. (Photo credit: HHC)
(Nov. 11, 1971): ‘Chief Dan George Boosts Christmas Seal Campaign’: Chief Dan George was the official sponsor for the Canada-wide Christmas Seals campaign, which raised funds for the fight against tuberculosis. The <em>Journal</em> reported that ‘Christmas Seals are in the mail to 2,300 homes in the South Cariboo area, where the campaign is being handled by members of the Order of the Royal Purple, Ashcroft Lodge No. 262, with Mrs. Anita Moore as chairman. Other members of the Christmas Seal Committee are: Carol Brennan, Louise Chernenkoff, Vi Robb, Alice Pittman, and Audrey Hurtubise.’ All spellings as per original article. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1971, ‘Flying Phil’ marks opening of new town of Logan Lake

Plus basket ball is a hit (1921), and water conservation is a concern in Cache Creek (1971)

(Nov. 11, 1971): ‘Chief Dan George Boosts Christmas Seal Campaign’: Chief Dan George was the official sponsor for the Canada-wide Christmas Seals campaign, which raised funds for the fight against tuberculosis. The <em>Journal</em> reported that ‘Christmas Seals are in the mail to 2,300 homes in the South Cariboo area, where the campaign is being handled by members of the Order of the Royal Purple, Ashcroft Lodge No. 262, with Mrs. Anita Moore as chairman. Other members of the Christmas Seal Committee are: Carol Brennan, Louise Chernenkoff, Vi Robb, Alice Pittman, and Audrey Hurtubise.’ All spellings as per original article. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft in November 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Toys for Joys and Santa for Seniors make Christmas a bit brighter

Both campaigns match gifts with recipients to spread some holiday cheer

Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft in November 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Artist Misty Antoine with two of her pieces. She will have more of her artwork on display, and for sale, at a First Nations craft fair in Cache Creek on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Bonaparte artist bringing First Nations craft fair to Cache Creek

Misty Antoine wanted to create a showcase for her artwork and that of other First Nations artists

Artist Misty Antoine with two of her pieces. She will have more of her artwork on display, and for sale, at a First Nations craft fair in Cache Creek on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)