Ashcroft

The Ashcroft Legion is having a community yard sale and barbecue on Aug. 27. (Photo credit: Journal files)

Ashcroft Legion holding community yard sale and barbecue on Aug. 27

Items can also be donated to Legion for sale, with funds raised going to help with building repairs

 

An ad for the Gateway Groceteria from August 1947 is a reminder that ‘self service’ in retail establishments was a relatively new concept at the time, and was beginning to supplant the old model of having a clerk fill your order. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1947, Donkey Baseball – the ‘laugh-riot of the season’ – comes to Ashcroft

What on Earth is Donkey Baseball, you ask? Read on to find out

 

The roof of St. Alban’s Church hall in Ashcroft was replaced in 2019 (pictured), and the church itself is set to get a new roof and steeple this fall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

St. Alban’s Church in Ashcroft is planning a roof-raising party

Volunteers to help install a new roof on the church are now being sought

  • Aug 17, 2022

 

A second Ashcroft resident in severe medical distress living within half-a-block of the ambulance station has had to wait nearly 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive, and has not survived. (Photo credit: Ashcroft <em>Journal</em> file photo)

No ambulance available for Ashcroft man who collapses from apparent heart attack

Second time in less than a month that fire department responds because ambulance 30 minutes away

A second Ashcroft resident in severe medical distress living within half-a-block of the ambulance station has had to wait nearly 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive, and has not survived. (Photo credit: Ashcroft <em>Journal</em> file photo)
Ashcroft artist Debra Gow and some of her work at the opening of the Art Garden at The Bloomin’ Paintbrush in July. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft artist’s work on display at Kamloops exhibition

Debra Gow has two paintings at exhibit at Old Courthouse Gallery

Ashcroft artist Debra Gow and some of her work at the opening of the Art Garden at The Bloomin’ Paintbrush in July. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Cory Gallant (c, with Roland Beaulieu and Remi Arsenault) will be playing at the Country in the Park concert in Ashcroft on Aug. 19. (Photo credit: Mike Bernard photography)

Country in the Park concert brings back barn dance spirit

Event features Canadian country music star Cory Gallant and the Red Dirt Posse

Cory Gallant (c, with Roland Beaulieu and Remi Arsenault) will be playing at the Country in the Park concert in Ashcroft on Aug. 19. (Photo credit: Mike Bernard photography)
Danielle Wiess, electric mobility expert for CEA and project manager for Charge North, is bringing this EV Ford Mustang to an event in Ashcroft on Aug. 15. (Photo credit: Community Energy Association)

Hands-on electric vehicle demonstration coming to Ashcroft

Charge North EV Discovery Tour gives Interior residents an opportunity to see if an EV is for them

Danielle Wiess, electric mobility expert for CEA and project manager for Charge North, is bringing this EV Ford Mustang to an event in Ashcroft on Aug. 15. (Photo credit: Community Energy Association)
The second Ashcroft school, pictured around 1890. By 1897 the school was felt to be too small for the number of students, and the provincial government was petitioned for funds to add a second room. A new, larger school would not be built until 1899. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

In 1972, Cache Creek council cracks down on water scofflaws

Users who refuse to pay water rates told taps will be turned off until payment is made

The second Ashcroft school, pictured around 1890. By 1897 the school was felt to be too small for the number of students, and the provincial government was petitioned for funds to add a second room. A new, larger school would not be built until 1899. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Advance voting has now started in polling places throughout the Fraser-Nicola riding. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Nomination period for 2022 local elections begins on Aug. 30

Nomination packages will be available in all jurisdictions by Aug. 16

Advance voting has now started in polling places throughout the Fraser-Nicola riding. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
The Maria Creek wildfire northeast of Pavilion, pictured on Aug. 1. The fire has not shown growth outside the existing perimeter since Aug. 3 (Photo credit: BCWS)

Crews continue to battle area wildfires, which remain stable

New fire south of Ashcroft under control, while fires near Pavilion and Lytton are being contained

The Maria Creek wildfire northeast of Pavilion, pictured on Aug. 1. The fire has not shown growth outside the existing perimeter since Aug. 3 (Photo credit: BCWS)
Some things never change, as shown by this editorial cartoon from August 1922. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> arvives)

In 1922, a huge swarm of grasshoppers descends on Merritt

‘For three straight days it literally snowed grasshoppers’ noted one observer

Some things never change, as shown by this editorial cartoon from August 1922. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> arvives)
Campfire, no date, stock image

Kamloops Fire Centre bans campfires in region as of Aug. 4

Campfires also banned temporarily within the Village of Ashcroft

Campfire, no date, stock image
A U-13 match in the South Cariboo Minor Soccer Association in June 2019. The Association’s AGM is on Aug. 24, and several key positions need to be filled at the meeting in order to ensure there is a 2023 season. (Photo credit: Deanna Hayes)

South Cariboo Minor Soccer looking to fill key positions at upcoming AGM

Next year’s soccer season in jeopardy unless enough volunteers are found

A U-13 match in the South Cariboo Minor Soccer Association in June 2019. The Association’s AGM is on Aug. 24, and several key positions need to be filled at the meeting in order to ensure there is a 2023 season. (Photo credit: Deanna Hayes)
The Maria Creek fire northeast of Lillooet has grown to 400 hectares. Smoke from the fire is clearly visible in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and the surrounding area. (Photo credit: BCWS)

Wildfire crews continue to battle blazes south of Ashcroft and north of Pavilion

Fires are all thought to have been caused by lightning at the end of July

The Maria Creek fire northeast of Lillooet has grown to 400 hectares. Smoke from the fire is clearly visible in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and the surrounding area. (Photo credit: BCWS)
Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Ashcroft emergency department closed on Friday, July 29

Department will be open during regularly scheduled hours on Saturday and Sunday

Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
A BCWS tanker drops retardant on the fires near Hat Creek Road on the morning of July 29. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)

BC Wildfire crews battling three fires south of Ashcroft near Highway 1

Fires are all thought to have been caused by lightning

A BCWS tanker drops retardant on the fires near Hat Creek Road on the morning of July 29. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)
Fire near Hat Creek Road south of Ashcroft near Highway 1. (Photo credit: Brandi Lynn Zirk)

Ashcroft Fire Rescue attending two grass fires south of Ashcroft

Fires are west of Highway 1 near Hat Creek Road

Fire near Hat Creek Road south of Ashcroft near Highway 1. (Photo credit: Brandi Lynn Zirk)
(July 27, 1972): An ad for the PNE Star Spectacular ’72 show. (Photo credit: <em>Journal </em>archives)

In 1897, passions run high regarding a new school for Ashcroft

‘The people here are strongly of a mind to tell the Hon. School Commissioner to go to Hades’

  • Jul 27, 2022
(July 27, 1972): An ad for the PNE Star Spectacular ’72 show. (Photo credit: <em>Journal </em>archives)
Do you remember the Clinton Hotel — which burned down in 1958 — or any other people, places, or things from Clinton’s past? If yes, the Clinton Museum wants to hear from you for a series of filmed oral histories of the community. (Photo credit: Clinton Museum)

Memories of Clinton sought for museum online video project

If you remember the way things used to be in Clinton, museum staff would like to hear from you

Do you remember the Clinton Hotel — which burned down in 1958 — or any other people, places, or things from Clinton’s past? If yes, the Clinton Museum wants to hear from you for a series of filmed oral histories of the community. (Photo credit: Clinton Museum)
Changes are coming to the medical clinic at the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Site. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

New seven-day-a-week medical clinic planned for Ashcroft

Urgent and Primary Care Centre aims to be up and running by fall 2022

Changes are coming to the medical clinic at the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Site. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)