Ashcroft

(July 6, 1946): ‘Illustration shows one of the two mobile chest x-ray units operated by the Division of TB Control, Provincial Board of Health. Designed to x-ray whole communities at a time, at a rate of 100 persons an hour, these units are the latest development of science in the early detection of tuberculosis. The above “mobile germ-hunter” cost $20,000 and was purchased by funds raised in B.C. from the annual Christmas Seal sale. A community-wide chest x-ray survey will be conducted in this district on July 11th and 12th.’ (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1921 a fire destroys an Interior town and kills two people

Plus forest fires, heatwaves, and province-wide plans to test for an infectious and deadly disease

  • Jul 22, 2021

 

Employees at the I.G. Fibers plant near Ashcroft have been locked out since July 12, and no negotiations are planned. (Photo credit: Submitted)

No negotiations planned between union, employees at IG Fibers

Employees have been locked out since July 12 and plant is under evacuation order

 

Road sign, stock photo, no date

Road resurfacing on highways around Cache Creek and Ashcroft

Resurfacing work to start on Hwy. 1 and side roads in Cache Creek and Ashcroft area

 

A happy participant in one of the HUB summer camps shows off her creation. (Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB)

HUB summer camps are carrying on despite evacuation alert

Limited spaces still available for the remaining camps, including dance and arts

A happy participant in one of the HUB summer camps shows off her creation. (Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB)
The Tremont Creek wildfire on a hillside above the Thompson River west of Walhachin, pictured from McAbee near Highway 1 on July 18. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)

Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft now at 10,916 hectares

No new evacuation alerts or orders have been issued this week

The Tremont Creek wildfire on a hillside above the Thompson River west of Walhachin, pictured from McAbee near Highway 1 on July 18. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)
The Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft has now grown to 4,000 hectares. (Photo credit: Tyler Fitzpatrick)

Evacuation order issued for properties in and around Walhachin

Tremont Creek wildfire is now more than 4,000 hectares and moving northeast

The Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft has now grown to 4,000 hectares. (Photo credit: Tyler Fitzpatrick)
RCMP cruiser, no date.

Ashcroft RCMP seeing an upswing in local property crime

Take extra precautions when securing your personal belongings and property

  • Jul 15, 2021
RCMP cruiser, no date.
A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is coming to Ashcroft’s Heritage Park on July 22 for anyone who has not received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo credit: Interior Health)

Clinic for first COVID vaccines returning to Ashcroft area

Mobile clinic will be back in Ashcroft/Cache Creek area on July 22

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is coming to Ashcroft’s Heritage Park on July 22 for anyone who has not received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo credit: Interior Health)
The flume leading from the power plant on the Bonaparte River to Boston Flats, no date. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

Grand plans for the Ashcroft power plant, but only one works out

A scheme to establish a sawmill on either the Bonaparte or the Thompson comes to nothing

The flume leading from the power plant on the Bonaparte River to Boston Flats, no date. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files

Lights, camera, action: Ashcroft council approves filming policy

New policy will help minimize disruptions from commercial TV and movie filming in the town

Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files
Clinton’s 20-unit supportive housing facility. (Robin Fennell photo - submitted)
Clinton’s 20-unit supportive housing facility. (Robin Fennell photo - submitted)

Clinton supportive housing facility on schedule

Society interviewing potential residents, seeking cooks, housekeepers, and maintenance workers

Clinton’s 20-unit supportive housing facility. (Robin Fennell photo - submitted)
Clinton’s 20-unit supportive housing facility. (Robin Fennell photo - submitted)
The Glossy Mountain/Tremont Creek wildfire near Barnes Lake east of Ashcroft, July 14, 2021. (Photo credit: Natasha Burgess)

Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Highway 1 corridor to Savona on evacuation alert

Alerts are in response to wildfire activity throughout the region

The Glossy Mountain/Tremont Creek wildfire near Barnes Lake east of Ashcroft, July 14, 2021. (Photo credit: Natasha Burgess)
An evacuation alert has been issued for properties around Barnes Lake near Ashcroft. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Evacuation alert issued for properties around Barnes Lake due to wildfire

Although visible from Ashcroft, the fire poses no threat to the town at this time

An evacuation alert has been issued for properties around Barnes Lake near Ashcroft. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Employees at the I.G. Fibers plant near Ashcroft have been locked out as of 7 p.m. on July 12. (Photo credit: Submitted)

I.G. Fibers locks out employees at plant near Ashcroft

Contract discussions are at an impasse after 18 months of bargaining

Employees at the I.G. Fibers plant near Ashcroft have been locked out as of 7 p.m. on July 12. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The Tremont Creek wildfire southeast of Ashcroft is currently five hectares in size. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)

BC Wildfire Service responding to fire southeast of Ashcroft

Tremont Creek wildfire is 8.5 kilometres from Ashcroft and moving away from the town

  • Jul 12, 2021
The Tremont Creek wildfire southeast of Ashcroft is currently five hectares in size. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)
A wildfire south of Ashcroft west of Highway 1 started on the afternoon of July 8. (Photo credit: Daniel Nichols)

Containment line established around wildfire south of Ashcroft

Fire is west of Highway 1, south of Hat Creek Road

A wildfire south of Ashcroft west of Highway 1 started on the afternoon of July 8. (Photo credit: Daniel Nichols)
Members of the Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department at a Lytton fundraiser in Ashcroft run by Michaela Aie (front row, l) with helpers Ryan Monford and Preslee Duncan. (Photo credit: Heather White-Aie)

‘Virtual’ iced tea helps support the community of Lytton

A young Ashcroft resident raised funds to help Lytton, selling iced tea in a creative way

Members of the Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department at a Lytton fundraiser in Ashcroft run by Michaela Aie (front row, l) with helpers Ryan Monford and Preslee Duncan. (Photo credit: Heather White-Aie)
Group swim lessons are now available at the Ashcroft pool starting July 13. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Three sessions of group swim lessons available at Ashcroft pool

Plus watering restrictions, open gyms, a closed rifle range, and more

Group swim lessons are now available at the Ashcroft pool starting July 13. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Interior Health is encouraging people who have not received their first COVID-19 vaccine to drop in at any clinic in the region, including the one at the Ashcroft HUB July 6 and 7, to get a jab; no appointment or registration is necessary. (Photo credit: Interior Health)

Ashcroft COVID vaccine clinic will accept drop-ins for first jabs

Anyone aged 12 and up wanting their first vaccination can drop in, no appointment necessary

Interior Health is encouraging people who have not received their first COVID-19 vaccine to drop in at any clinic in the region, including the one at the Ashcroft HUB July 6 and 7, to get a jab; no appointment or registration is necessary. (Photo credit: Interior Health)
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  • Jul 1, 2021
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