The Sage Sound Singers will be holding two concerts at the Ashcroft HUB this weekend.

The Sage Sound Singers will be holding two concerts at the Ashcroft HUB this weekend.

Local news briefs: Tribute to Broadway concert this weekend

Plus a free disposal day at the Cache Creek transfer station, all-candidates forums, a tour of Clinton, and more.

Sage Sound Singers concert

The Sage Sound Singers are holding their “Tribute to Broadway” concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, featuring 22 timelesss Broadway classics. Both concerts are at the Ashcroft HUB, and admission is by donation.

Change of venue for Soup’s On

A reminder that because of the art show at St. Alban’s Church Hall starting on Friday, April 21, Soup’s On for that day will be held in the Zion United Church Hall on Bancroft Street from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event will be hosted by members of the United Church Women group.

Zion United Church will play host to Soup’s On on April 21. Photo by Wendy Coomber.

Free disposal days

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is holding a free disposal day on Saturday, April 22 at the Cache Creek transfer station, the Clinton eco-depot, the Lytton eco-depot, and the Loon Lake Transfer Station, and on Sunday, April 23 at the Spences Bridge transfer station.

Residents may bring one load per household (a load is defined as one eight-foot pick-up box or one eight-foot trailer). All material that normally commands a disposal fee (including tires on rims, mattresses, furniture, and cooling appliances) can be disposed of at no charge on these dates.

Household Hazardous Waste round-up

Do you have toxic, corrosive, reactive, or ignitable materials such as adhesives, paint thinners, cleaners, mercury, herbicides, pesticides, paint, oil, and gasoline that you would like to dispose of safely? Take them to the TNRD’s Household Hazardous Waste round-up at the Cache Creek transfer station between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. This is for residential waster only, and there is no charge.

Do you have a bottle, can, jar, or container that is unlabelled, and you have no idea what is inside, but want to dispose of it? Take it to the round-up, where it will be identified and disposed of safely.

All-candidates forums

The political candidates in the Fraser-Nicola riding will be at an all-candidates forum in Ashcroft on Monday, April 24. The event is at the Ashcroft HUB and starts at 7 p.m., and is being organized by the Ashcroft/Cache Creek Rotary Club.

There will also be a forum in Clinton on Tuesday, April 25, organized by the Spirit of Clinton. The forum will be at the Clinton Memorial Hall, and begins at 6:30 p.m.

WorldHost workshop

Gold Country Communities Society is sponsoring a WorldHost workshop at the Clinton Memorial Hall on Wednesday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. The workshop is designed to provide the skills and confidence needed to excel at customer service. Businesses that choose WorldHost training for their staff gain an investment in employee training that will give them a competitive edge.

The cost is $35 per person, and there is limited seating, so registration is required. For more information, or to register, email exploregoldcountry.com or call (250) 457-6606.

Familiarization tour of Clinton

Gold Country Communities Society is hosting its annual familiarization tour of an area community on Thursday, May 11, with the Village of Clinton in the spotlight. The event allows participants to have a hosted tour of the community, and find out what businesses, services, and attractions it has to offer, so that they can be effective spokespeople for the region.

The tour is open to anyone who is a staff member of, or volunteer for, a Visitor Information Centre or anyone in Tourism Management, and registration is necessary.

There is no charge to attend. Lunch and a light snack are provided, and mileage is paid (although participants are encouraged to car pool where possible). A detailed itinerary will be provided to participants by May 1. For more information, or to RSVP (before April 28), contact GCCS at (250) 457-6606, toll free at 1-800-453-9467, or email goldcountry@telus.net.

A tour of Clinton on May 11 will show participants what Clinton has to offer, such as the historic pioneer cemetery. Photo courtesy South Cariboo Historical Museum Society.

New $10 bill

Beginning on June 1, 2017 Canadians will notice a new look to the $10 bill. It will still be purple, but this special issue banknote, which commemorates Canada’s 150th anniversary, features four notable Canadians—Sir John A. MacDonald, Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Agnes Macphail, and James Gladstone (Akay-na-muka)—on the front, along with several other decorative features, such as the names of all the provinces and territories and the year they entered Confederation.

The reverse of the note depicts geographical features of Canada from coast to coast to coast, including the Coast Mountains, the Atlantic coast, and the northern lights. You can explore the new $10 bill in detail at http://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/banknote150/.

While you’re at the site, make use of the Konami Code to uncover a hidden feature there. The Konami Code is a “cheat code” that dates back to 1986, and is put on sites by developers so that savvy users can unlock an “Easter egg”, or hidden surprise. Using your arrow keys, hit up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, and then the letters b and a while at the website, and see (and hear) what happens (unfortunately, you do not get a free sample $10 bill).

 

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