Ashcroft

The Ashcroft Slough Society is seeking assistance from the Village of Ashcroft to help their campaign of gaining public access to the slough site. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Ashcroft Slough Society requests letter, funding from council

At a recent council meeting, a spokesperson discussed the importance of the slough for residents

The Ashcroft Slough Society is seeking assistance from the Village of Ashcroft to help their campaign of gaining public access to the slough site. (Photo credit: Facebook)
RCMP cruiser, no date.

RCMP investigating alleged armed robbery at Ashcroft brake check

Incident took place at around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 30

RCMP cruiser, no date.
A mural on the exterior of the Ashcroft curling rink. The curling club is looking for new members, and will be having a sign-up event at the rink on Oct. 27. (Photo credit: Ashcroft and District Curling Club)

Ashcroft curling club invites new members to come give it a try

Ice is going in the rink and club members hope to start curling on Oct. 31

A mural on the exterior of the Ashcroft curling rink. The curling club is looking for new members, and will be having a sign-up event at the rink on Oct. 27. (Photo credit: Ashcroft and District Curling Club)
Original blueprint for the Ashcroft Library from 1974, showing a room at the back (top r) which was originally the Branch Head’s office and could be repurposed to create more space during proposed upgrades to the building’s interior. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Have your say on upgrades to interior of Ashcroft Library

A survey is now open to get feedback from residents about what they want to see at the library

Original blueprint for the Ashcroft Library from 1974, showing a room at the back (top r) which was originally the Branch Head’s office and could be repurposed to create more space during proposed upgrades to the building’s interior. (Photo credit: TNRD)
NDP candidate Aaron Sumexheltza says that if re-elected, the BC NDP will commit to 24/7 emergency department service at the Ashcroft Hospital. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Fraser-Nicola NDP candidate pledges 24/7 Ashcroft emergency department

Horgan government commits to round-the-clock emergency department at Ashcroft Hospital if re-elected

NDP candidate Aaron Sumexheltza says that if re-elected, the BC NDP will commit to 24/7 emergency department service at the Ashcroft Hospital. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Historic Ashcroft sign, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Restaurant patio licences extended in Ashcroft for another year

Council decision enables establishments to keep outdoor patios through October 2021

Historic Ashcroft sign, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pastor Charles Lomudak (l) with Daniel Collett and Marina Papais (r of sign), Gary Dost (third from r), Gwen and Katie Henderson (4th and 5th from r), and congregants with the church’s new sign. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New mosaic at Ashcroft church labour of love for congregants

Seventh-Day Adventist Church worked with local artists to design, create new sign

Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pastor Charles Lomudak (l) with Daniel Collett and Marina Papais (r of sign), Gary Dost (third from r), Gwen and Katie Henderson (4th and 5th from r), and congregants with the church’s new sign. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Honour House Society founder and President Allan De Genova (l) and Robert Parkinson, Health and Wellness Director, Ambulance Paramedics of BC and Director, Honour House Society, at the opening of Honour Ranch near Ashcroft, Oct. 5, 2019. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Honour Ranch makes use of ‘down time’ to complete essential work

Unable to run programs because of COVID-19, volunteers made the site ready for year-round use

Honour House Society founder and President Allan De Genova (l) and Robert Parkinson, Health and Wellness Director, Ambulance Paramedics of BC and Director, Honour House Society, at the opening of Honour Ranch near Ashcroft, Oct. 5, 2019. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Ashcroft cenotaph, Remembrance Day 2019. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Legion weathering the storm and keeping the doors open

Planning is well underway for annual poppy campaign and Remembrance Day service

Ashcroft cenotaph, Remembrance Day 2019. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Mike Bennie of Nanaimo taking part in the hawk and knife portion of the Black Powder Desert Rendezvous near Ashcroftin October 2018. (Photo credit: Ken Alexander)

Black powder event returns to area over Thanksgiving weekend

Seventh annual Desert Rendezvous will celebrate skills of a bygone age

Mike Bennie of Nanaimo taking part in the hawk and knife portion of the Black Powder Desert Rendezvous near Ashcroftin October 2018. (Photo credit: Ken Alexander)
The CP Holiday Train, pictured during its stop in Ashcroft in 2019, will not be riding the rails this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

CP Holiday Train will not be pulling into communities this year

Virtual event will take its place, but donations to local food banks will go ahead as usual

The CP Holiday Train, pictured during its stop in Ashcroft in 2019, will not be riding the rails this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Ashcroft received an Honourable Mention for its asset management program at this year’s UBCM Community Excellence Awards. (Photo credit: UBCM)

Village of Ashcroft receives award at 2020 UBCM conference

Ashcroft recognized for Excellence in Asset Management for homegrown program

Ashcroft received an Honourable Mention for its asset management program at this year’s UBCM Community Excellence Awards. (Photo credit: UBCM)
(from l) Gold Country Communities Society Board chair Steve Rice; Central Café owner Ogesh Chand; GCCS executive director Marcie Down; and artist Royden Josephson in front of “Surfacing”, part of the Art Route Blue project. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Gold Country’s Art Route Blue project unveils new Ashcroft artwork

Project aims to connect communities and bring people together

(from l) Gold Country Communities Society Board chair Steve Rice; Central Café owner Ogesh Chand; GCCS executive director Marcie Down; and artist Royden Josephson in front of “Surfacing”, part of the Art Route Blue project. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A car charging at a Level 2 EV station in Sidney, B.C. Ashcroft will be getting two of the stations in 2021. (Photo credit: Wolf Depner/Peninsula News)                                A car charging at a Level 2 EV station in Sidney, B.C. Ashcroft will be getting two of the stations in 2021. (Photo credit: Wolf Depner/Peninsula News)

Two level 2 EV charging stations coming to Ashcroft in 2021

‘Last piece of funding puzzle’ now in place for project that will see 55 stations addded to network

A car charging at a Level 2 EV station in Sidney, B.C. Ashcroft will be getting two of the stations in 2021. (Photo credit: Wolf Depner/Peninsula News)                                A car charging at a Level 2 EV station in Sidney, B.C. Ashcroft will be getting two of the stations in 2021. (Photo credit: Wolf Depner/Peninsula News)
Member of the Ashcroft Slough Society is fighting to gain public access to Ashcroft Slough. (L-R) Susan McLean, Marina Papais, Dora Winwood, Gloria Mertens and Dan Collett, standing above at CN rail level (Leith McLean, photo)

New society seeks access to Ashcroft Slough

The Ashcroft Slough Society will lobby the Ashcroft Terminal to provide public access to the site.

Member of the Ashcroft Slough Society is fighting to gain public access to Ashcroft Slough. (L-R) Susan McLean, Marina Papais, Dora Winwood, Gloria Mertens and Dan Collett, standing above at CN rail level (Leith McLean, photo)
Province to start ‘rehabilitating’ old forestry roads

Province to start ‘rehabilitating’ old forestry roads

The rehabilitation work includes a combined 200 kilometres of road.

Province to start ‘rehabilitating’ old forestry roads
BC Parks rangers are monitoring Green Lake Provincial Park and other sites after complaints about people camping in day-use areas (file photo)

Unlawful campers targeted at Green Lake, other South Cariboo parks

Park rangers to monitor sites and consider further actions if necessary

BC Parks rangers are monitoring Green Lake Provincial Park and other sites after complaints about people camping in day-use areas (file photo)
The Cardboardonian raiders advance on a target. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Cardboardonians came, saw, failed to conquer in brazen attack

Stalwart young defenders defeated the invaders, saved the town

The Cardboardonian raiders advance on a target. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Esther Lang has been helping people shop during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

‘That’s what community is all about’ says longtime volunteer

Esther Lang has been picking up and delivering groceries, medications for people during COVID-19

Esther Lang has been helping people shop during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Lisa Bowden and Matt Clough of Ashcroft Terminal, Martina Duncan (Soup’s On coordinator), Mike Bell (Ashcroft Terminal) at Soup’s On, Aug. 21. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft Terminal sponsors Soup’s On, helps out with weekly lunch

Volunteers handed out fruit, cookies, and lunch vouchers to customers

(from l) Lisa Bowden and Matt Clough of Ashcroft Terminal, Martina Duncan (Soup’s On coordinator), Mike Bell (Ashcroft Terminal) at Soup’s On, Aug. 21. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)