Ashcroft

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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)
Can your Christmas light display be seen from the International Space Station? Then sign up to be part of the Ashcroft/Cache Creek Christmas Lights tour, which starts on Dec. 1. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Christmas lights tour promises holiday cheer and festive feelings

Residents and businesses in Ashcroft and Cache Creek can take part, with prizes for the favourites

Can your Christmas light display be seen from the International Space Station? Then sign up to be part of the Ashcroft/Cache Creek Christmas Lights tour, which starts on Dec. 1. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Plaid Friday is coming up on Nov. 27, and is a great opportunity to support local businesses and maybe win a prize. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Get your plaid on and get ready to shop locally on Plaid Friday

Support Ashcroft businesses on Nov. 27 to get some unique gifts and win prizes

Plaid Friday is coming up on Nov. 27, and is a great opportunity to support local businesses and maybe win a prize. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Last year’s South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society Toys for Joys drive-thru in Ashcroft was a huge success, but a few changes have had to be made to this year’s campaign, taking place on Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Toys for Joys and Santa for Seniors help make a happy Christmas

Anyone donating to Toys for Joys on Nov. 20 will receive a free hot beverage from Tim Hortons

Last year’s South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society Toys for Joys drive-thru in Ashcroft was a huge success, but a few changes have had to be made to this year’s campaign, taking place on Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Plaid Friday is coming to Ashcroft on Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Get ready for Plaid Friday in Ashcroft and shop local

Support local businesses on Friday, Nov. 27

Plaid Friday is coming to Ashcroft on Nov. 20. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Hazel Krause (with her sister Bailey peeking out behind) with her Reserve Grand Champion sheep (open class) at this year’s Provincial Winter Fair. (Photo credit: Monty Kinvig)

Ashcroft 4-H club looks for new members to keep tradition going

Club has a long history in the area, and offers many options for members

Hazel Krause (with her sister Bailey peeking out behind) with her Reserve Grand Champion sheep (open class) at this year’s Provincial Winter Fair. (Photo credit: Monty Kinvig)
Packed Christmas hampers ready for delivery in 2017. In 2019 the Community Resource Society delivered a record 182 hampers to area residents, and this year will not be able to accept most donated food items as they have in the past. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Christmas Hampers going ahead with novel fundraising drive

Unable to accept donated food items as in the past, organizers have a new fundraising idea

Packed Christmas hampers ready for delivery in 2017. In 2019 the Community Resource Society delivered a record 182 hampers to area residents, and this year will not be able to accept most donated food items as they have in the past. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)