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The Village of Ashcroft will be starting a public consultation process about its burning bylaw. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Ashcroft begins process for burning bylaw public consultation

Consultation will feature a mix of online and traditional methods

The Village of Ashcroft will be starting a public consultation process about its burning bylaw. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
A conceptual drawing shows what a proposed community garden in Ashcroft, to be located south of the Heritage Park on Railway, might look like. (Photo credit: Village of Ashcroft)

Ashcroft council debates additional question period at meetings

Council currently allows public input on agenda items at the start of each meeting

A conceptual drawing shows what a proposed community garden in Ashcroft, to be located south of the Heritage Park on Railway, might look like. (Photo credit: Village of Ashcroft)
Daymon Wayans Jr. inspects the model of ‘Littleton’ in the <em>Twilight Zone</em> episode ‘A Small Town’. (Photo credit: CBS All Access)

Ashcroft enters the Twilight Zone thanks to unique TV show prop

Model of town used in TV show filmed in Ashcroft finds a home in the village

Daymon Wayans Jr. inspects the model of ‘Littleton’ in the <em>Twilight Zone</em> episode ‘A Small Town’. (Photo credit: CBS All Access)
Crew members on the set of <em>The Twilight Zone</em> in Ashcroft in February 2020. A production company that will be filming in the Ashcroft/Cache Creek region for a month starting in early May is looking for locals who want to work as crew members. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Local crews needed for feature films shooting in the region

Two films will be shooting in Ashcroft/Cache Creek and Kamloops in April and May

Crew members on the set of <em>The Twilight Zone</em> in Ashcroft in February 2020. A production company that will be filming in the Ashcroft/Cache Creek region for a month starting in early May is looking for locals who want to work as crew members. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Viriginia Kirkham, 85, of Williams Lake receives her first COVID-19 vaccine administered by public health nurse Aimee Palin at the Williams Lake Health Clinic on March 24. (Photo credit: Monica Lamb-Yorski)

COVID vaccine clinics coming to Ashcroft and Clinton in April

Clinics are for all residents of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and area aged 18 and over

Viriginia Kirkham, 85, of Williams Lake receives her first COVID-19 vaccine administered by public health nurse Aimee Palin at the Williams Lake Health Clinic on March 24. (Photo credit: Monica Lamb-Yorski)
Members of the Ashcroft HUB Society board celebrate the recent decision of School District No. 74 to transfer ownership of the former Ashcroft Elementary School property to the society. (Photo credit: River Winwood)

HUB Society board happy about decision regarding former school

School District No. 74 recently voted to transfer ownership of former Ashcroft Elementary to the HUB

Members of the Ashcroft HUB Society board celebrate the recent decision of School District No. 74 to transfer ownership of the former Ashcroft Elementary School property to the society. (Photo credit: River Winwood)
(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 in last year’s South Cariboo sportsmen Association raffle. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New ‘Rebuild Our Range’ raffle will help fund gun range upgrades

South Cariboo Sportsmen Association looking to rebuild the club to pre-2017 conditions

(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 in last year’s South Cariboo sportsmen Association raffle. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Ashcroft Journal office, July 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Journal articles in the running for two Ma Murray Awards

Two articles included amongst the finalists for stories published in 2020

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Ashcroft Journal office, July 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files

Ashcroft council considers virtual meetings to discuss burning bylaw

Council member has proposed reviewing bylaw, which bans all open burning in the village

Historic Ashcroft sign, 2006. Photo credit: Journal files
Allan De Genova, president and founder of the Honour House Society (l), and Melissa Lowenberg of the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library with some of the books the TNRL recently donated to the ranch. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Library helps Honour Ranch with book donations

Permanent collections of books at the site will make ‘all the difference in the world’

Allan De Genova, president and founder of the Honour House Society (l), and Melissa Lowenberg of the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library with some of the books the TNRL recently donated to the ranch. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Ashcroft has received $124,191 in funding for upgrades to its Legacy Park campground. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft receives grant funding for campground upgrades

Legacy Park will get sewer, 30 amp service at all sites, new tenting area

Ashcroft has received $124,191 in funding for upgrades to its Legacy Park campground. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Scavenger hunt organizers Joyce Buckland, Phyllis Rainey, Shirley Holowchuk, and Kitty Murray with some of the prizes awaiting participants in this year’s event. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft scavenger hunt open to all ages: no kids required

Second annual event begins on March 18 and promises prizes for all participants

(from l) Scavenger hunt organizers Joyce Buckland, Phyllis Rainey, Shirley Holowchuk, and Kitty Murray with some of the prizes awaiting participants in this year’s event. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Teck is hoping to be able to extend the life of the Highland Valley Mine near Logan Lake to 2040. (Photo credit: Highland Valley Teck)

Options considered to extend life of Highland Valley Copper Mine

Teck looking to expand the life of the mine to 2040 instead of 2028 as currently planned

Teck is hoping to be able to extend the life of the Highland Valley Mine near Logan Lake to 2040. (Photo credit: Highland Valley Teck)
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, June 2017. The board of education of SD74 voted on March 2 to sell the property to the society for a ‘nominal fee’. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

School district votes to sell Ashcroft HUB for ‘nominal fee’ to HUB Society

Amendment to motion seeks to keep school district’s financial interests in property secure

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, June 2017. The board of education of SD74 voted on March 2 to sell the property to the society for a ‘nominal fee’. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Spences Bridge artist Kathleen Kinasewich wants to enliven the fence around the E. Fry garden (top r) with public art. (Photo credit: Kathleen Kinasewich)

Ashcroft council to consider public art policy at upcoming meeting

Move follows request by Spences Bridge artist to install artwork outside E. Fry Society office

Spences Bridge artist Kathleen Kinasewich wants to enliven the fence around the E. Fry garden (top r) with public art. (Photo credit: Kathleen Kinasewich)
More people at home during the pandemic is probably one of the reasons for a spike in water usage in Ashcroft in 2020. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Ashcroft residents urged to conserve water after usage spike in 2020

Water consumption in 2020 increased by 14 per cent over previous year

More people at home during the pandemic is probably one of the reasons for a spike in water usage in Ashcroft in 2020. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
This year’s World Day of Prayer poster was created by Vanuatu artist Juliette Pita. (Photo credit: World Day of Prayer International)

World Day of Prayer service is going virtual this year

International event has been celebrated in Ashcroft for more than 50 years

This year’s World Day of Prayer poster was created by Vanuatu artist Juliette Pita. (Photo credit: World Day of Prayer International)
A sample Voyent Alert notification message. Ashcroft residents can sign up for the free service, which delivers urgent communications in a variety of ways. (Photo credit: Voyent Alert)

Ashcroft on alert: new notification system offered to residents

Voyent Alert offers residents free, customized way to receive critical information and alerts

A sample Voyent Alert notification message. Ashcroft residents can sign up for the free service, which delivers urgent communications in a variety of ways. (Photo credit: Voyent Alert)
Income tax volunteers are back this year to help qualifying residents in Spences Bridge, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and surrounding areas complete their tax return at no charge. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Community tax volunteers back this year to help with returns

Service is free to qualifying residents in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and surrounding area

Income tax volunteers are back this year to help qualifying residents in Spences Bridge, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, and surrounding areas complete their tax return at no charge. (Photo credit: Stock image)
The Tree of Heaven, an aggressive plant, pictured on Tingley Street in Ashcroft, August 2018. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

TNRD offers help in whacking invasive plants in Ashcroft

Ashcroft is being offered a helping hand in eradicating invasive plant species…

The Tree of Heaven, an aggressive plant, pictured on Tingley Street in Ashcroft, August 2018. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)