Ashcroft

The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom plant swap will once again be taking place outside 210 Brink Street starting on april 17 and running through May 22. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Calling all gardeners: Ashcroft CiB plant swap coming soon

Plants can be dropped off or picked up between April 17 and May 22

  • Apr 7, 2021

 

(clockwise from top l) Easter Scavenger Hunt grand prize winners Kendra, Alex, Jackie, Averley, and Ella Frediani. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Scavenger hunt prize draw winners look forward to summer swimming

The Frediani family of Ashcroft won a gift basket including a family pool pass

 

The board of trustees of School District No. 74 is waiting for an assessment of the value of the Ashcroft HUB - formerly Ashcroft Elementary School - property, and reports about items that might need remediation, before proceeding with further action on disposal of the property. (Photo credit: Vicci Weller)

SD74 waiting for reports before proceeding with Ashcroft Elementary School disposal

Trustees also want to talk to HUB Society about possible subdivision of property

 

A new playground and sports facility will be going in near the new campground (two under-construction sites pictured, foreground) and washroom/shower/concession building (background) on the Ashcroft Reserve. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

AIB gets grant for new playground, sports facility, equipment

Ashcroft Band also happy that left turn lane near Tim Hortons is a priority for Ministry of Highways

A new playground and sports facility will be going in near the new campground (two under-construction sites pictured, foreground) and washroom/shower/concession building (background) on the Ashcroft Reserve. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Village of Ashcroft will be starting a public consultation process about its burning bylaw. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Ashcroft begins process for burning bylaw public consultation

Consultation will feature a mix of online and traditional methods

The Village of Ashcroft will be starting a public consultation process about its burning bylaw. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
A conceptual drawing shows what a proposed community garden in Ashcroft, to be located south of the Heritage Park on Railway, might look like. (Photo credit: Village of Ashcroft)

Ashcroft council debates additional question period at meetings

Council currently allows public input on agenda items at the start of each meeting

A conceptual drawing shows what a proposed community garden in Ashcroft, to be located south of the Heritage Park on Railway, might look like. (Photo credit: Village of Ashcroft)
Daymon Wayans Jr. inspects the model of ‘Littleton’ in the <em>Twilight Zone</em> episode ‘A Small Town’. (Photo credit: CBS All Access)

Ashcroft enters the Twilight Zone thanks to unique TV show prop

Model of town used in TV show filmed in Ashcroft finds a home in the village

Daymon Wayans Jr. inspects the model of ‘Littleton’ in the <em>Twilight Zone</em> episode ‘A Small Town’. (Photo credit: CBS All Access)
Crew members on the set of <em>The Twilight Zone</em> in Ashcroft in February 2020. A production company that will be filming in the Ashcroft/Cache Creek region for a month starting in early May is looking for locals who want to work as crew members. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Local crews needed for feature films shooting in the region

Two films will be shooting in Ashcroft/Cache Creek and Kamloops in April and May

Crew members on the set of <em>The Twilight Zone</em> in Ashcroft in February 2020. A production company that will be filming in the Ashcroft/Cache Creek region for a month starting in early May is looking for locals who want to work as crew members. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Viriginia Kirkham, 85, of Williams Lake receives her first COVID-19 vaccine administered by public health nurse Aimee Palin at the Williams Lake Health Clinic on March 24. (Photo credit: Monica Lamb-Yorski)

COVID vaccine clinics coming to Ashcroft and Clinton in April

Clinics are for all residents of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and area aged 18 and over

Viriginia Kirkham, 85, of Williams Lake receives her first COVID-19 vaccine administered by public health nurse Aimee Palin at the Williams Lake Health Clinic on March 24. (Photo credit: Monica Lamb-Yorski)
Members of the Ashcroft HUB Society board celebrate the recent decision of School District No. 74 to transfer ownership of the former Ashcroft Elementary School property to the society. (Photo credit: River Winwood)

HUB Society board happy about decision regarding former school

School District No. 74 recently voted to transfer ownership of former Ashcroft Elementary to the HUB

Members of the Ashcroft HUB Society board celebrate the recent decision of School District No. 74 to transfer ownership of the former Ashcroft Elementary School property to the society. (Photo credit: River Winwood)
(from l) South Cariboo Sportsmen Association vice president Wayne Wawreniuk; black powder director Jim Moon; and president Ken Brown with (respectively) the first, third, and second raffle prizes in last year’s South Cariboo sportsmen Association raffle. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New ‘Rebuild Our Range’ raffle will help fund gun range upgrades

South Cariboo Sportsmen Association looking to rebuild the club to pre-2017 conditions

(from l) South Cariboo Sportsmen Association vice president Wayne Wawreniuk; black powder director Jim Moon; and president Ken Brown with (respectively) the first, third, and second raffle prizes in last year’s South Cariboo sportsmen Association raffle. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Ashcroft Journal office, July 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Journal articles in the running for two Ma Murray Awards

Two articles included amongst the finalists for stories published in 2020

  • Mar 21, 2021
Ashcroft Journal office, July 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files

Ashcroft council considers virtual meetings to discuss burning bylaw

Council member has proposed reviewing bylaw, which bans all open burning in the village

Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files
Allan De Genova, president and founder of the Honour House Society (l), and Melissa Lowenberg of the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library with some of the books the TNRL recently donated to the ranch. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Library helps Honour Ranch with book donations

Permanent collections of books at the site will make ‘all the difference in the world’

Allan De Genova, president and founder of the Honour House Society (l), and Melissa Lowenberg of the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library with some of the books the TNRL recently donated to the ranch. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Ashcroft has received $124,191 in funding for upgrades to its Legacy Park campground. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft receives grant funding for campground upgrades

Legacy Park will get sewer, 30 amp service at all sites, new tenting area

Ashcroft has received $124,191 in funding for upgrades to its Legacy Park campground. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Scavenger hunt organizers Joyce Buckland, Phyllis Rainey, Shirley Holowchuk, and Kitty Murray with some of the prizes awaiting participants in this year’s event. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft scavenger hunt open to all ages: no kids required

Second annual event begins on March 18 and promises prizes for all participants

(from l) Scavenger hunt organizers Joyce Buckland, Phyllis Rainey, Shirley Holowchuk, and Kitty Murray with some of the prizes awaiting participants in this year’s event. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Teck is hoping to be able to extend the life of the Highland Valley Mine near Logan Lake to 2040. (Photo credit: Highland Valley Teck)

Options considered to extend life of Highland Valley Copper Mine

Teck looking to expand the life of the mine to 2040 instead of 2028 as currently planned

Teck is hoping to be able to extend the life of the Highland Valley Mine near Logan Lake to 2040. (Photo credit: Highland Valley Teck)
The former Ashcroft Elementary School building, which closed as a school in 2015 and is now operated as the Ashcroft HUB, pictured during Skip’s Run, June 2017. The board of education of SD74 voted on March 2 to sell the property to the society for a ‘nominal fee’. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

School district votes to sell Ashcroft HUB for ‘nominal fee’ to HUB Society

Amendment to motion seeks to keep school district’s financial interests in property secure

The former Ashcroft Elementary School building, which closed as a school in 2015 and is now operated as the Ashcroft HUB, pictured during Skip’s Run, June 2017. The board of education of SD74 voted on March 2 to sell the property to the society for a ‘nominal fee’. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Spences Bridge artist Kathleen Kinasewich wants to enliven the fence around the E. Fry garden (top r) with public art. (Photo credit: Kathleen Kinasewich)

Ashcroft council to consider public art policy at upcoming meeting

Move follows request by Spences Bridge artist to install artwork outside E. Fry Society office

Spences Bridge artist Kathleen Kinasewich wants to enliven the fence around the E. Fry garden (top r) with public art. (Photo credit: Kathleen Kinasewich)
More people at home during the pandemic is probably one of the reasons for a spike in water usage in Ashcroft in 2020. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Ashcroft residents urged to conserve water after usage spike in 2020

Water consumption in 2020 increased by 14 per cent over previous year

More people at home during the pandemic is probably one of the reasons for a spike in water usage in Ashcroft in 2020. (Photo credit: Pixabay)