Recycling workshops hosted by the TNRD are coming up soon in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Clinton.

Recycling workshops hosted by the TNRD are coming up soon in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Clinton.

Local News Briefs: Recycling workshops coming soon

Plus Christmas markets, concerts, dance recitals, pictures with Santa, and much more

Doctor returning

Dr. Deborah Obu will be returning to the Ashcroft Family Medical Centre on Monday, Dec. 3. The Journal welcomes Dr. Obu back to the community.

Cache Creek market

The last Cache Creek market of the year, sponsored by the Cache Creek Beautification Society, will be on Saturday, Dec. 1, indoor at the Cache Creek Community Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come on down for a great opportunity to stock up on homemade baking, crafts, books, toys, collectibles, bannock, products from the 108 Mile Sausage Company, and more.

Ashcroft HUB market

There will also be a Christmas market at the HUB on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come on out for crafts, home baking, home-based businesses, a concession, 50/50 tickets, and more.

Recycling workshops

A reminder that the Thompson-Nicola Regional District is holding recycling workshops at local libraries. The workshops are hosted by TNRD staff, who will discuss the new recycling program and answer questions.

There will be workshops at the Ashcroft and Clinton Libraries on Tuesday, Dec. 4 (10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Ashcroft; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Clinton) and at the Cache Creek Library on Thursday, Dec. 6 (3:15 to 4:15 p.m.).

Christmas concert

Join the Sage Sound Singers for their annual Christmas concert and celebrate the season with joyous music at “Somewhere in My Memory”. There will be concerts on Friday, Dec. 7 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, Dec. 8 (2 p.m.) at the Ashcroft HUB, with the doors opening 30 minutes before each show.

Tickets are $15 each, and are available at the HUB, at the door, and online at

Pictures with Santa

No need to go to the big city for pictures with Santa! “Captured by Jo Photography” will be at UniTea Café in Ashcroft (210 Railway Avenue) on Friday, Dec. 14 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and again on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to capture those precious Christmas memories.

The picture cost is $22, and all pictures will be emailed. Cash, debit, and credit cards will be accepted.

Flyers are available at UniTea and Ashcroft IDA Pharmacy. You can also call (250) 457-1145 for more information.

Dance recital

The Krush Dance Company will be presenting its Winter Dance Recital on Saturday, December 15 at the Ashcroft HUB. There will be two showtimes, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Admission is $3 per person.

Come out and see more than 100 talented locals of all ages show off their best moves in a wide variety of dance styles.

Floats wanted

This year’s Christmas Parade in Ashcroft is looking for floats! The theme of the parade is Candyland, and businesses, non-profit groups, and individuals from Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and the surrounding area are invited to take part. Don’t have a float? Anyone who wants to can be part of the parade by walking in it.

All those participating in the parade are asked to muster at 7th Street and Railway Avenue (near the big blue truck) by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. The parade starts at 6. For more information, call Community Futures Sun Country at (250) 453-9165.

Kinsmen Christmas Turkey Bingo

The popular Christmas Turkey Bingo, hosted by the South Cariboo Kinsmen Club, will be held at the Cache Creek Community Hall on Sunday, Dec. 9. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the event starts at 11, with games and prizes continuing until 5 p.m. Proceeds from the event go to local non-profit organizations, and this year members of the Desert Sands Community School Travel Club will be there to help out and raise funds for their 2019 trip.

Product recall

Laboratoire Riva Inc. and Laboratoires Trianon Inc. are voluntarily recalling all lots of an over-the-counter children’s strawberry-flavoured acetaminophen syrup labeled as Biomedic, Option+, or Laboratoires Trianon Inc. The products, which are used for pain and fever relief, are being recalled because the child-resistant safety cap may be defective. A defective cap could allow a child to accidentally ingest the product, which would pose a significant health concern.

This issue is related to product packaging and not the safety or effectiveness of the drug in the bottles. The products were distributed at major pharmacies across Canada.

If you purchased one of the affected products, return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Contact Urszula Wiatrowska, Pharmacovigilance Specialist at Laboratoire Riva and Laboratoires Trianon Inc., if you have questions. Email, or call toll-free at 1-800-363-7988, extension 236.

BC Liquor stores celebrate the season of giving

For nearly 30 years, BC Liquor Stores’ annual Share-a-Bear campaign has been inviting customers to support a good cause. From now until Christmas, customers can purchase a stuffed bear to take home, for $11.70 plus tax, while its twin is donated to a local shelter, hospital, or other worthwhile charity to brighten the holiday season for a child. For some families, these bears are the only gift their child may receive over the holidays.

Each year, BC Liquor Store employees select charities in their communities that help families in need—from children’s charities to shelters and hospitals—and deliver donated Share-a-Bears over the holidays. They have gifted almost 700,000 stuffed bears to charities throughout the province since the program began in 1989.

More than 22,000 bears were donated last year, bringing smiles and comfort to children in need in hundreds of communities. This year’s bears come in black and white, each wearing a plaid hoodie and imprinted with a maple leaf on their paw.

In many cases, customers donate both bears e multiple purchases. Customers also have the chance to enter a draw to win a larger version of the Share-a-Bear, as two winners will be drawn at each store.

BC Liquor Store employees are very competitive when it comes to this campaign. Stores that sold the most stuffed bears last year were in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, and Prince George (Pine Centre). The campaign demonstrates the commitment of BC Liquor Stores to corporate social responsibility and to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business.

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