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Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files

Clinton ambulance station changes called ‘significant improvement’

Council heard from president of Ambulance Paramedics of BC at recent meeting

Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files
Ashcroft mayor Barbara Roden (front row, second from r) has been acclaimed as vice-chair of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Area ‘O’ director Ken Gillis (front row, second from l) was re-elected as chair for a fourth term. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Ashcroft mayor acclaimed as regional district vice-chair

Barbara Roden will serve as TNRD vice-chair for one-year term

Ashcroft mayor Barbara Roden (front row, second from r) has been acclaimed as vice-chair of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Area ‘O’ director Ken Gillis (front row, second from l) was re-elected as chair for a fourth term. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Portions of Highway 8 have collapsed into the Nicola River. (BC Transportation/Twitter)

Sections of Highway 8 completely washed away by Nicola River

People travelling between Merritt and Spences Bridge will have to take Highway 97c

Portions of Highway 8 have collapsed into the Nicola River. (BC Transportation/Twitter)
Dave Craik and Lisa Craik with the kind man who opened his home to them for shelter in Hope. (Special to The News)
Dave Craik and Lisa Craik with the kind man who opened his home to them for shelter in Hope. (Special to The News)
The TNRD has issued an evacuation order for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Evacuation order issued for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge

Floodwaters threaten several properties and have severely damaged infrastructure along highway

The TNRD has issued an evacuation order for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: TNRD)
(Photo/RCAF)

Armed Forces confirms more than 300 rescued from Agassiz area landslides, floods

Rescue workers are also searching debris along Lougheed Highway

(Photo/RCAF)
A previous evacuation alert has been updated to all clear. Evacuation orders in electoral areas “I” and “N” are still in place.
A previous evacuation alert has been updated to all clear. Evacuation orders in electoral areas “I” and “N” are still in place.
A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)

VIDEO: Section of Coquihalla Highway washes away in storm near Hope

Photo has shown up online illustrating damage to major B.C. highway

A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)
An almost complete lunar eclipse will be visible in this region starting in the late evening hours of Nov. 18. (Photo credit: Gary Boyle)

Near-total ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipse can be viewed Nov. 18/19

Eclipse will start at 11:18 p.m. local time and is safe to view

  • Nov 11, 2021
An almost complete lunar eclipse will be visible in this region starting in the late evening hours of Nov. 18. (Photo credit: Gary Boyle)
It’s that time of year again, so get ready for winter driving conditions. (Photo credit: ICBC)

With winter almost here, be prepared for poor driving conditions

Snow and black ice are already making local highways treacherous

It’s that time of year again, so get ready for winter driving conditions. (Photo credit: ICBC)
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Rockin’ and Talkin’ With the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Travel light and try not to gather too much is a good rule to live by

  • Nov 11, 2021
Clinton Seniors' Centre sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Flu vaccines are being offered through local pharmacies this year, and are free to almost all British Columbians. (Photo credit: neelam279/Pixabay)

No Interior Health flu clinics planned for Ashcroft or Cache Creek

Bulk of this year’s flu vaccines have been shipped to pharmacies for administering

Flu vaccines are being offered through local pharmacies this year, and are free to almost all British Columbians. (Photo credit: neelam279/Pixabay)
Members of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club present a cheque to Better at Home program coordinator Nancy Kendall in July 2020. The program — which has recently expanded to Clinton — is funded through the United Way, but the Lions club has been a longtime supporter. (standing, from l) Darlene Daly; Patty McKenzie; Vivian Edwards; Ernie Kitsoff; George Stringer; Nick Lebedoff. (kneeling) Nancy Kendall (l) and Sue Peters. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Better at Home program has expanded service to Clinton

Light housekeeping service now available for eligible seniors in the community

Members of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club present a cheque to Better at Home program coordinator Nancy Kendall in July 2020. The program — which has recently expanded to Clinton — is funded through the United Way, but the Lions club has been a longtime supporter. (standing, from l) Darlene Daly; Patty McKenzie; Vivian Edwards; Ernie Kitsoff; George Stringer; Nick Lebedoff. (kneeling) Nancy Kendall (l) and Sue Peters. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A plan showing the proposed commercial cardlock in Cache Creek. The entrance would be from Highway 1 and Old Cariboo Highway (bottom left), and vehicles would exit left onto Old Cariboo Highway at top right and turn left back to the highway. (Photo credit: Otter Co-op)

Cache Creek approves development permit for commercial cardlock

Notes from the Cache Creek council meeting of Nov. 1. Commercial cardlock…

A plan showing the proposed commercial cardlock in Cache Creek. The entrance would be from Highway 1 and Old Cariboo Highway (bottom left), and vehicles would exit left onto Old Cariboo Highway at top right and turn left back to the highway. (Photo credit: Otter Co-op)
‘Evening Fire’ by Roger Cummings, one of the 12 winning entries in the 2021 Loon Lake calendar contest. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)

It’s beginning to look like Christmas with craft classes and markets

Get crafty, create your own Christmas painting, or shop for unique gifts at local markets

‘Evening Fire’ by Roger Cummings, one of the 12 winning entries in the 2021 Loon Lake calendar contest. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)
A map showing the area affected by the Motor Vehicle Closed Area restrictions put in place in the region of the Tremont Creek wildfire east of Ashcroft. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)

Motor vehicle access restrictions in effect in wildfire areas

Restrictions apply to 15 wildfire areas covering 536,000 hectares of land

A map showing the area affected by the Motor Vehicle Closed Area restrictions put in place in the region of the Tremont Creek wildfire east of Ashcroft. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)
In October 1971, Ann Zabotel (pictured) was elected the first female chief of Bonaparte First Nation. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

From the archives: In 1971, Bonaparte First Nation elects its first female chief

In 1946, a new highway cut-off at Elephant Mountain sparks concerns about tourism in Ashcroft

  • Nov 10, 2021
In October 1971, Ann Zabotel (pictured) was elected the first female chief of Bonaparte First Nation. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Stabilization work is now complete at the Ten Mile Slide site on Highway 99 north of Lillooet. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)

Stabilization work at Ten Mile Slide on Highway 99 now complete

Highway is back to two lanes with no load restrictions

Stabilization work is now complete at the Ten Mile Slide site on Highway 99 north of Lillooet. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)
Multiple spun-out vehicles have closed the Coquihalla Highway in both directions from Merritt to Hope. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Multiple spun-out vehicles have closed the Coquihalla Highway in both directions from Merritt to Hope. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Re-elected MP Brad Vis has been appointed to Erin O’Toole’s shadow cabinet. (File Photo)
Re-elected MP Brad Vis has been appointed to Erin O’Toole’s shadow cabinet. (File Photo)