Stop by the Walhachin Soldiers Memorial Hall for coffee on Saturdays

Stop by the Walhachin Soldiers Memorial Hall for coffee on Saturdays

Local news briefs: Coffee’s on in Walhachin

Plus an Easter colouring contest at the Ashcroft Library and prescribed burns near Lytton and Spences Bridge.

Colouring contest at Ashcroft Library

From now until Thursday, April 13 an Easter kids’ colouring contest will be running at the Ashcroft library. Colouring sheets, which must be returned by 6 p.m. on April 13, can be picked up during service hours.

There will be a prize given to the winner in each age category (3 and under; 4 to 5; 6 to 8; and 9 to 12). Participants are asked not to put their names on the entries; instead, they can register at the library.

Coffee at the Walhachin Hall

A free drop-in coffee session has started up again at the Soldiers Memorial Hall in Walhachin. Every Saturday at 10 a.m., residents and visitors can gather on the deck for coffee and some socializing. If you’re one of the many people who travel from Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and beyond to Kamloops on a Saturday, plan to make the drive to Walhachin.

Prescribed burns

Residents of the Lytton and Spences Bridge areas, and motorists travelling through the region on Highway 1, should be aware that the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations will be conducting additional prescribed burns around the communities to reduce wildfire threats.

The burns started earlier this week, and will be concluded by May 12. The exact timing of the burns will depend on the weather and site conditions, and smoke and flames may be visible from the communities as well as from the highway.

The burns will be south of Lytton beside Highway 1; beside the highway at Kumsheen, 3.5km northeast of Lytton; at the old Lytton airstrip 1km north of the village; 1.8km south of Lytton above the highway maintenance yard; and at the Murray Creek Forest Service Road, 1.5km west of Spences Bridge.