Ashcroft

Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files

Ashcroft council asks for meeting with SD74 about school disposal

Council has requested Zoom meeting to discuss property disposal process for Ashcroft Elementary

 

(from l) Roxanne L’Esperance of BC Problem and Responsible Gambling; Trorry Wong of the HUB Online Network; Sam Kwok, owner of Sam’s Diner; and Jessica Clement of the HUB Online Network. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)

Burgers a great way to combat Blue Monday

Nearly 80 people got a free burger and fries at Sam’s Diner on the ‘most depressing day of the year’

 

(from l) Ashcroft IDA store manager Irene Dumont; Christmas Hamper organizer Esther Lang; IDA staff Trish Lambert, Cheryl Scanlon, Tracey Nontell, Rod Schafer, Alicia Lake, Trina Michaud (behind Alicia), and Silvia Caston. IDA matched customer donations to the 2020 Christmas Hamper program. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

COVID couldn’t put a crimp in this year’s Christmas hamper program

171 hampers were distributed to families in Clinton, Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Spences Bridge

 

Community consultation is now open regarding disposal of the former Ashcroft Elementary property, which since 2015 has operated as the Ashcroft HUB. (Photo credit: Vicci Weller)

Feedback now sought regarding disposal of Ashcroft Elementary

Residents of the region can have their say about the future of the former AES property

Community consultation is now open regarding disposal of the former Ashcroft Elementary property, which since 2015 has operated as the Ashcroft HUB. (Photo credit: Vicci Weller)
(from l) Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department member Jonah Anstett; former AVFD chief Brian Henderson; and AVFD members Nancy Duchaine and Bianca Schauermann during the presentation of an honorary lifetime membership in the department to Henderson, Jan. 8, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Former Ashcroft fire chief honoured for years of service

Brian Henderson was presented with an honorary lifetime membership in the AVFD

(from l) Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department member Jonah Anstett; former AVFD chief Brian Henderson; and AVFD members Nancy Duchaine and Bianca Schauermann during the presentation of an honorary lifetime membership in the department to Henderson, Jan. 8, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Amelie, Jameson, and Ariel Nelson help out with Soup’s On preparation. Their father, Derek Nelson, owns Kal Tire in Cache Creek, which supports the program. (Photo credit: Charlene Nelson)

Soup’s On says thanks to all who helped them in a tough year

The donations of money and time from many people helped program continue through 2020

  • Jan 13, 2021
(from l) Amelie, Jameson, and Ariel Nelson help out with Soup’s On preparation. Their father, Derek Nelson, owns Kal Tire in Cache Creek, which supports the program. (Photo credit: Charlene Nelson)
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Ashcroft/Cache Creek residents wanted for mental health survey

Survey will look at the impacts of climate change events like fires and floods, as well as COVID-19

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Ashcroft HUB offers everything from recreation programs to theatre at the former Ashcroft elementary. (Photo credit: Jessica Clement)

Communication consultation to start on Ashcroft school disposal

SD74 trustees agreed to start the process, despite requests from Ashcroft HUB Society to delay it.

Ashcroft HUB offers everything from recreation programs to theatre at the former Ashcroft elementary. (Photo credit: Jessica Clement)
Cache Creek has seen a 14 percent increase in property assessments, as of July 1, 2020.
Cache Creek has seen a 14 percent increase in property assessments, as of July 1, 2020.
At a recent presentation to Ashcroft council, a representative from Dawson Road Maintenance — which clears snow from Highway 97C — confirmed that the goal is to have the sidewalk on the Ashcroft bridge (seen here during a classic car parade on June 13, 2020) cleared within 24 hours after a snowfall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft council hears update about area highway maintenance

Village is also debt-free after paying off its two outstanding long-term debts 15 years early

At a recent presentation to Ashcroft council, a representative from Dawson Road Maintenance — which clears snow from Highway 97C — confirmed that the goal is to have the sidewalk on the Ashcroft bridge (seen here during a classic car parade on June 13, 2020) cleared within 24 hours after a snowfall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files

Ashcroft has plenty of projects on the cards for the new year

End of year column by Ashcroft mayor Barbara Roden

Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files
(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. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Christmas comes early for gun club raffle draw winners

Sold-out raffle generates funds to rebuild the club’s rifle range, destroyed in 2017 wildfires

(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. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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 in June 2017. School District No. 74, which still owns the property, will discuss the disposal process regarding the site at the Jan. 5, 2021 regular board meeting. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

School district to look at disposal process for Ashcroft Elementary

News comes as surprise to HUB Society, which has occupied the site since 2015

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 in June 2017. School District No. 74, which still owns the property, will discuss the disposal process regarding the site at the Jan. 5, 2021 regular board meeting. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Sage Sound Singers musical director Michelle Reid (l) accepts a cheque from Second Time Around to help support this year’s Christmas concert, which will be broadcast online on Dec. 23. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Sage Sound Singers returning with virtual Christmas concert

‘We need this’ says choir director of concert that almost didn’t happen

Sage Sound Singers musical director Michelle Reid (l) accepts a cheque from Second Time Around to help support this year’s Christmas concert, which will be broadcast online on Dec. 23. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Window decorations at the Ashcroft Library contain scavenger hunt clues, and participants don’t even have to leave their vehicle in order to enter the contest. (Photo credit: Deanna Porter)

Ashcroft library has festive displays, drive-by scavenger hunt

Clues are scattered through the window display on 2nd Street for participants to find

Window decorations at the Ashcroft Library contain scavenger hunt clues, and participants don’t even have to leave their vehicle in order to enter the contest. (Photo credit: Deanna Porter)
The wooden sign at the entrance to the parking lot at the Heritage Park in Ashcroft blew down in high winds on Oct. 10. Council has made an assessment of the park and its structures one of the priorities in its new strategic plan. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft council lays out strategic plan for next two years

Trails master plan, a second North Ashcroft reservoir, and the Heritage Park all on the list

The wooden sign at the entrance to the parking lot at the Heritage Park in Ashcroft blew down in high winds on Oct. 10. Council has made an assessment of the park and its structures one of the priorities in its new strategic plan. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Get your plaid on and take advantage of Plaid Friday deals in Ashcroft on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: NDIT)

Community businesses need you to shop locally this Christmas

Local businesses are there when you need them, so be there when they need you

  • Nov 25, 2020
Get your plaid on and take advantage of Plaid Friday deals in Ashcroft on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: NDIT)
Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft, Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Still time to bring local kids some Toys for Joys

Anyone who missed the event on Nov. 20 can still drop off toys and cash for a great cause

Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft, Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Members of the Ashcroft Curling Club get ready for the first day of the curling season at the newly reopened Ashcroft curling rink on Nov. 3. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Curling Club doubles membership as new season starts

Curling rink is back in business following one-year closure for upgrades to equipment

Members of the Ashcroft Curling Club get ready for the first day of the curling season at the newly reopened Ashcroft curling rink on Nov. 3. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Historic Ashcroft sign, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Ashcroft Slough Society requests turned down by council

Society had requested grant-in-aid, letter of support, and grant administration support

Historic Ashcroft sign, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)