Ashcroft

(front row, from l): Hon. Col Al De Genova, founder and president of the Honour House Society; Ashcroft and District Lions Club president Sue Peters; Ashcroft Travel Centre Tim Hortons manager Starla Dixon; and Rob Farrer, director of the National Police Federation’s Benevloent Foundation at the start of the third Guns and Hoses charity hockey game on Jan. 21. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Veterans’ retreat Honour Ranch big winner after first responder charity hockey game

‘Guns and Hoses’ game raised more than $10,000 for Honour Ranch near Ashcroft

 

Drylands Arena in Ashcroft is in the running in the Kraft Hockeyville competition, with the winner receiving $250,000 for artena upgrades. (pictured) Ashcroft Legion branch president Darrin Curran (l) presenting a cheque for $2,000 to Thompson-Cariboo Minor Hockey Association president Kris Billy in January 2021, to assist the association with operating costs. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Ashcroft’s Drylands Arena in the running for Kraft Hockeyville competition

Winning community receives $250,000 for arena upgrades and an NHL hockey game

 

Ashcroft in 1891, showing the Ashcroft Hotel at centre and the empty lot to its right purchased by the owners of the Harvey Bailey store in 1898. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1973, accident on Ashcroft bridge prompts calls for safety

Incident involving student walking home from school raises fears about something worse happening

 

Patrons using the new service extender at the Ashcroft Library will be able to check items out and speak with someone at the North Kamloops branch if they need assistance. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Service extender pilot program being tested at Ashcroft Library

Program will allow pre-registered patrons to access branch outside normal staffed hours

Patrons using the new service extender at the Ashcroft Library will be able to check items out and speak with someone at the North Kamloops branch if they need assistance. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Actors Jan Schmitz, Richard Wright, Paulet Rice, Jheanelle Roebbelen, and Drew Johnson tackle Act One, Scene 2 of ‘The Game’s Afoot’ during a rehearsal at the HUB. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Theatre Diaries 1: After three long years, the game is once more afoot

Following a hiatus during the pandemic, WRAPS is back for its first theatre production since 2020

(from l) Actors Jan Schmitz, Richard Wright, Paulet Rice, Jheanelle Roebbelen, and Drew Johnson tackle Act One, Scene 2 of ‘The Game’s Afoot’ during a rehearsal at the HUB. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(front row, from l): Hon. Col Al De Genova, founder and president of the Honour House Society; Ashcroft and District Lions Club president Sue Peters; Ashcroft Travel Centre Tim Hortons manager Starla Dixon; and Rob Farrer, director of the National Police Federation’s Benevloent Foundation at the start of the third Guns and Hoses charity hockey game on Jan. 21. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Honour Ranch emerges as big winner after Guns and Hoses game

Charity hockey match raised more than $10,000 for the Honour Ranch near Ashcroft

(front row, from l): Hon. Col Al De Genova, founder and president of the Honour House Society; Ashcroft and District Lions Club president Sue Peters; Ashcroft Travel Centre Tim Hortons manager Starla Dixon; and Rob Farrer, director of the National Police Federation’s Benevloent Foundation at the start of the third Guns and Hoses charity hockey game on Jan. 21. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Cache Creek’s Seedy Saturday event is back on Feb. 4 after a two-year pandemic hiatus. (pictured) The last Seedy Saturday event, in February 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Get growing: Seedy Saturday returns to Cache Creek on Feb. 4

Gardeners can get a head start with tips, advice, seeds, vendors, and more

Cache Creek’s Seedy Saturday event is back on Feb. 4 after a two-year pandemic hiatus. (pictured) The last Seedy Saturday event, in February 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Ashcroft’s Barnes Block (at centre), pictured in 1912, was starting to take shape in 1898 with the impending construction of Clements’ Drug Store (false-fronted white building with two windows), Cumming’s General Store (false-fronted white building with three windows on the corner of 4th Street across from the Ashcroft Hotel), and the <em>Journal</em> building (two-storey building behind the other two). (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1898, big changes are announced for Ashcroft’s Barnes Block

A new drug store, general store, and newspaper building are reported to be on the way

Ashcroft’s Barnes Block (at centre), pictured in 1912, was starting to take shape in 1898 with the impending construction of Clements’ Drug Store (false-fronted white building with two windows), Cumming’s General Store (false-fronted white building with three windows on the corner of 4th Street across from the Ashcroft Hotel), and the <em>Journal</em> building (two-storey building behind the other two). (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Hours for the virtual doctor pilot program at the Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre have expanded. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Increased virtual doctor availability at Ashcroft health site

Pilot program at Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre connects patients with physicians virtually

Hours for the virtual doctor pilot program at the Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre have expanded. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Members of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 347 Avenger, based in Ashcroft, were able to take part in a tri-service event in Vernon last year, as the corps gets back into action after the pandemic. (Photo credit: Nichole Hare)

Sea Cadet Corps swings back into action after pandemic hiatus

The members of Sea Cadet Corps 347 Avenger, based in Ashcroft, are gearing up for a busy year

Members of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 347 Avenger, based in Ashcroft, were able to take part in a tri-service event in Vernon last year, as the corps gets back into action after the pandemic. (Photo credit: Nichole Hare)
The Lower Thompson region, which includes Lytton, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Clinton, is one of only three regions in the province showing an above average snow pack as of Jan. 1. (Photo credit: Province of BC)

Below average B.C. snow pack gives rise to drought concerns

Lower Thompson one of only three regions with above average snow pack as of Jan. 1

The Lower Thompson region, which includes Lytton, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Clinton, is one of only three regions in the province showing an above average snow pack as of Jan. 1. (Photo credit: Province of BC)
Sign in Ashcroft’s Drylands Arena. (Photo credit: Josh White)

Get ready for Guns and Hoses charity hockey match this weekend

Third annual event promises lots of fun, prizes, food, and more to benefit Honour Ranch

Sign in Ashcroft’s Drylands Arena. (Photo credit: Josh White)
A photograph taken some time between 1907 and 1916 shows Ashcroft’s 60,000 gallon reservoir (circled near top right with a road leading to it) on the hillside to the east of town, in about the same spot where a modern pump station now stands. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1973, Walhachin residents have concerns about CP blasting

Some cynicism is expressed as to why Walhachin seems to be CP’s only source in B.C. for rip-rap

A photograph taken some time between 1907 and 1916 shows Ashcroft’s 60,000 gallon reservoir (circled near top right with a road leading to it) on the hillside to the east of town, in about the same spot where a modern pump station now stands. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Rotary Club of Ashcroft/Cache Creek president Theresa Takacs (r) with 2019 Ashcroft Citizen of the Year recipient Esther Lang in June 2022. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Rotary Club still seeking nominations for Citizens of the Year

Deadline is Jan. 31 for nominating residents who have gone above and beyond for their communities

Rotary Club of Ashcroft/Cache Creek president Theresa Takacs (r) with 2019 Ashcroft Citizen of the Year recipient Esther Lang in June 2022. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A work by Mike Walker in the author’s collection shows a mile board sign on the CP line west of Ashcroft, looking east towards town. Mile board signs like this are a mile out from station name signs on the CP network. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Where and what is Benledi? The stories behind CP station names

The first of two articles exploring the origins of the CP station names from Kamloops to North Bend

A work by Mike Walker in the author’s collection shows a mile board sign on the CP line west of Ashcroft, looking east towards town. Mile board signs like this are a mile out from station name signs on the CP network. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Ashcroft ambulance station got more full-time positions in fall 2022. (Photo credit: Journal files)

Year in Review: Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre opens

Ashcroft also saw new full-time ambulance positions and a virtual doctor pilot program

The Ashcroft ambulance station got more full-time positions in fall 2022. (Photo credit: Journal files)
Detail of an entry in the 2022 Anonymous Art Show. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Anonymous Art Show and auction returning to Ashcroft HUB

Show is open to artists of all ages and ability levels

Detail of an entry in the 2022 Anonymous Art Show. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Power station on the Bonaparte River near Ashcroft, date unknown. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1898, work starts on water and power plant for Ashcroft

Project hailed as excellent news: ‘Now look out for Ashcroft to grow’

Power station on the Bonaparte River near Ashcroft, date unknown. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
BCWS woodland firefighters battling the Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton got some puppy love from one of Tricia Thorpe and Don Glasgow’s puppies on July 23, 2022. (Photo credit: Jamie von Sacken)

Year in Review 2: A few signs of hope in Lytton one year after fire

Residents still have more questions than answers about when they can return and rebuild

BCWS woodland firefighters battling the Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton got some puppy love from one of Tricia Thorpe and Don Glasgow’s puppies on July 23, 2022. (Photo credit: Jamie von Sacken)
Members of the Sage Sound Singers choir during one of their Christmas concerts on Dec. 17. More than 160 people attended the two performances, which also featured the Shine On singers children’s choir. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

‘Noah’ on track to be most popular baby name in B.C. in 2022

Benjamin, Charlotte, and Ava set to crack top-10 list of most popular baby names

Members of the Sage Sound Singers choir during one of their Christmas concerts on Dec. 17. More than 160 people attended the two performances, which also featured the Shine On singers children’s choir. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)