Ashcroft

Ashcroft/Cache Creek Seniors' activities such as Bingo are doing very well and bringing lots of enjoyment. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Centre plans to get going again

After an almost two year hiatus, centre is holding a meet and greet on Jan. 4

 

Terry Clark on the CP Holiday Train in Ashcroft in December 2019. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Christmas parades and a virtual holiday train are on their way

As Christmas gets closer, special holiday events are ramping up

 

Kane Peterson, 9, gets his COVID vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Mill Creek, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. A vaccination clinic for children aged 5 to 11 is planned for the Ashcroft HUB on Nov. 30. (Photo credit: Kevin Clark/The Herald)

COVID-19 vaccine clinic for kids planned at Ashcroft HUB on Nov. 30

Vaccine has now been approved for kids aged 5 to 11

 

“Buildings Going Up On The New Mesa Subdivision, Ashcroft” (Nov. 18, 1971): “The Mesa Vista subdivision overlooking Ashcroft has become popular for home seekers, as can be seen by the number of lovely new homes being built there. Basements have been laid for other dwellings also.” (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

In 1921, heavy floods wipe out train service to Williams Lake

Plus a proposed air service for Ashcroft and plans for a ‘Sage and Sands’ trailer park in Cache Creek

“Buildings Going Up On The New Mesa Subdivision, Ashcroft” (Nov. 18, 1971): “The Mesa Vista subdivision overlooking Ashcroft has become popular for home seekers, as can be seen by the number of lovely new homes being built there. Basements have been laid for other dwellings also.” (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Sue Peters of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club (standing, far l), Kris Billy of Thompson-Cariboo Minor Hockey Association (kneeling, second from l), and Starla Dixon, manager of the Tim Hortons at the Travel Centre (kneeling, far r), along with Lions club and local sports organization members, during the presentation of a cheque from the Smile Cookies campaign. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Smile! Local Lions club raises nearly $6,000 for minor sports

Ashcroft and District Lions Club members had another successful Smile Cookies campaign

Sue Peters of the Ashcroft and District Lions Club (standing, far l), Kris Billy of Thompson-Cariboo Minor Hockey Association (kneeling, second from l), and Starla Dixon, manager of the Tim Hortons at the Travel Centre (kneeling, far r), along with Lions club and local sports organization members, during the presentation of a cheque from the Smile Cookies campaign. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Village of Ashcroft supporting Plaid Friday during the Santa Parade in Ashcroft in December 2019. This year’s Plaid Friday event on Nov. 26 in both Clinton and Ashcroft gives people a chance to shop locally, support local businesses, and receive a gift as a thank you. (Photo credit: Christopher Roden)

Support local shops in Clinton and Ashcroft on Plaid Friday

Shop locally and be eligible to receive gifts as a thank you for supporting our small businesses

The Village of Ashcroft supporting Plaid Friday during the Santa Parade in Ashcroft in December 2019. This year’s Plaid Friday event on Nov. 26 in both Clinton and Ashcroft gives people a chance to shop locally, support local businesses, and receive a gift as a thank you. (Photo credit: Christopher Roden)
Ashcroft RCMP are advising residents to secure their vehicles after a spate of truck thefts in the area. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Two arrests made after spate of vehicle thefts in Ashcroft and Cache Creek

Residents are advised to take precautions to secure their vehicles

  • Nov 24, 2021
Ashcroft RCMP are advising residents to secure their vehicles after a spate of truck thefts in the area. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Ashcroft mayor Barbara Roden (front row, second from r) has been acclaimed as vice-chair of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Area ‘O’ director Ken Gillis (front row, second from l) was re-elected as chair for a fourth term. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Ashcroft mayor acclaimed as regional district vice-chair

Barbara Roden will serve as TNRD vice-chair for one-year term

Ashcroft mayor Barbara Roden (front row, second from r) has been acclaimed as vice-chair of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Area ‘O’ director Ken Gillis (front row, second from l) was re-elected as chair for a fourth term. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Hunnies Mercantiel in Clinton will be holding an outdoor Christmas market on Dec. 12. (pictured) A vendor at the 2020 Hunnies Christmas market welcomes customers. (Photo credit: Hunnies Mercantile)

Hunnies outdoor Christmas market returns to Clinton next month

Plus extra Christmas craft days for kids, a free skating session in Ashcroft, and more

Hunnies Mercantiel in Clinton will be holding an outdoor Christmas market on Dec. 12. (pictured) A vendor at the 2020 Hunnies Christmas market welcomes customers. (Photo credit: Hunnies Mercantile)
The Ashcroft RCMP detachment will be adding one new corporal position to the general duty staffing. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New corporal position added to Ashcroft RCMP detachment

Detachment will now have six general duty members and three traffic officers

The Ashcroft RCMP detachment will be adding one new corporal position to the general duty staffing. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Map showing the current electoral area boundaries for School District No. 74. Trustees will be moving ahead with consultations about changing the area boundaries affecting the Ashcroft Band, Venables Valley, and Highland Valley. (Photo credit: SD74)

School district looks at proposed boundary changes near Ashcroft

Change would affect which area some residents vote in during school board elections

Map showing the current electoral area boundaries for School District No. 74. Trustees will be moving ahead with consultations about changing the area boundaries affecting the Ashcroft Band, Venables Valley, and Highland Valley. (Photo credit: SD74)
Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft in November 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Toys for Joys and Santa for Seniors make Christmas a bit brighter

Both campaigns match gifts with recipients to spread some holiday cheer

Chris Williams (l) and Sherry Anderson of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society collect Toys for Joys in Ashcroft in November 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Fraser-Nicola Liberal candidate Jackie Tegart, date unknown. Photo credit: Submitted

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart talks about the need to reach out and get help

  • Nov 17, 2021
Fraser-Nicola Liberal candidate Jackie Tegart, date unknown. Photo credit: Submitted
Christmas hamper volunteers in Ashcroft, December 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Village of Ashcroft lends a hand to Christmas hamper program

Council will also invite MP Brad Vis to sit in on talks about providing water to the Ashcroft Band

Christmas hamper volunteers in Ashcroft, December 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A map showing the area affected by the Motor Vehicle Closed Area restrictions put in place in the region of the Tremont Creek wildfire east of Ashcroft. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)

Motor vehicle access restrictions in effect in wildfire areas

Restrictions apply to 15 wildfire areas covering 536,000 hectares of land

A map showing the area affected by the Motor Vehicle Closed Area restrictions put in place in the region of the Tremont Creek wildfire east of Ashcroft. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)
In October 1971, Ann Zabotel (pictured) was elected the first female chief of Bonaparte First Nation. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

From the archives: In 1971, Bonaparte First Nation elects its first female chief

In 1946, a new highway cut-off at Elephant Mountain sparks concerns about tourism in Ashcroft

  • Nov 10, 2021
In October 1971, Ann Zabotel (pictured) was elected the first female chief of Bonaparte First Nation. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Spences Bridge artist Kathleen Kinasewich made a pitch to Ashcroft council earlier this year to enliven the fence around the E. Fry garden (top r) with public art. More public art is being proposed for the local skate park. (Photo credit: Kathleen Kinasewich)

Street art approved for village skate park

Ashcroft council briefs

Spences Bridge artist Kathleen Kinasewich made a pitch to Ashcroft council earlier this year to enliven the fence around the E. Fry garden (top r) with public art. More public art is being proposed for the local skate park. (Photo credit: Kathleen Kinasewich)

Ashcroft thrived in 2020 despite ‘challenging year’

Accomplishments included completion of first full year of operation of the water treatment plant

Retardant being sprayed in area of Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft, July 2021. Photo credit: BCWS

TNRD spends more than $5.2 million on wildfires

Regional district’s Emergency Operations Centre was open for 9,600 hours during the wildfires

Retardant being sprayed in area of Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft, July 2021. Photo credit: BCWS
Village of Ashcroft sign, date unknown.

Backyard campfires coming to Ashcroft

Council voted unanimously Monday to direct staff to amend the Outdoor Burning Bylaw No. 811

Village of Ashcroft sign, date unknown.