The BC Mining Journal from Aug. 8 1895. The paper was renamed the Ashcroft Journal in 1899.

The BC Mining Journal from Aug. 8 1895. The paper was renamed the Ashcroft Journal in 1899.

Changes coming to Journal

The paper will be switching to Thursday publication starting in September.

Changes are coming to the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal.

As of Sept. 13 2012, the Journal will switch to a Thursday publication. There will be no disruption of service to subscribers or dealers.

Lorie Williston, President of Black Press BC North, says that it is another exciting change for the paper. “It reflects the fact that most events [in the area] happen over weekends, giving us the opportunity to make readers more aware of [these] events in advance.”

The change in publication date means that deadlines for submissions, letters to the editor, and advertising will be altered. More details will be forthcoming over the next two weeks.

The Journal’s office hours will also be changing, to reflect the new publication date and changed deadlines. Starting the week of Sept. 10, office hours will be Tuesday – Friday inclusive, 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 3 pm.

It isn’t the first time the Journal – one of the oldest continuously published weeklies in the province – has changed. The paper began life as the BC Mining News in 1895, but became The Ashcroft Journal in 1899. It was published on Wednesdays until October 1981, when it switched to Tuesdays.

In January 1989 the paper underwent another change, when it switched from a broadsheet to the current tabloid format. More recently still, the paper has made the leap to the Internet age, and is now available in its entirety on the Web. Subscribers who receive the print edition can, for no additional charge, log in and view the paper at their convenience, wherever they happen to be. Online-only subscriptions are also available. To subscribe to the electronic version of the Journal, visit http://www.ash-cache-journal.com/subscribe/ .

Barbara Roden