Ashcroft

The front page of the Journal for April 20, 1912 reported the sinking of the Titanic alongside a report on a visit to Ashcroft from someone from the Provincial Health Office. (Photo credit: Journal archives)

Journal 125 part 2: J.E. Knight, an early Journal editor, was also founder of the BC SPCA

Knight had prevention of cruelty to animals statute passed in province in 1895

The front page of the Journal for April 20, 1912 reported the sinking of the Titanic alongside a report on a visit to Ashcroft from someone from the Provincial Health Office. (Photo credit: Journal archives)
Journal editor and owner R.D. Cumming in his office, c. 1912. The safe behind him at right is still in the building, although in a different location, as the office is now unused. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

Journal 125 part 3: A new editor with literary leanings takes over the paper

R.D. Cumming was the first of three generations of his family to own and edit the Journal

Journal editor and owner R.D. Cumming in his office, c. 1912. The safe behind him at right is still in the building, although in a different location, as the office is now unused. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
In 1895 a newcomer to Ashcroft decided to start a newspaper

In 1895 a newcomer to Ashcroft decided to start a newspaper

‘We came to Ashcroft to publish a Mining Journal and mind our own business’

In 1895 a newcomer to Ashcroft decided to start a newspaper
Discover Ashcroft-Cache Creek, BC

Discover Ashcroft-Cache Creek, BC

Explore the history and beauty of the Southern Interior

  • Apr 30, 2020
Discover Ashcroft-Cache Creek, BC
A detail of Marina Papais’s painting of Ashcroft’s historic Chinatown, with two ghosts pictured. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

A painting of Ashcroft’s Chinatown is right where it needs to be

The new work depicts, and is hung on the wall of, the historic Wing Wo Lung building

A detail of Marina Papais’s painting of Ashcroft’s historic Chinatown, with two ghosts pictured. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Desert Hills Ranch grows food sold in many Western Canadian grocery stores. The massive two-farm facility holds many events, and remained open for business — with some restrictions — during the COVID 19 crisis. Here, the facility cheers on a local hockey team. (Black Press Media files)

Ashcroft: Abundant crops are grown and sold here

Desert Hills Ranch’s farmers have learned how to harness the heat for growing food

The Desert Hills Ranch grows food sold in many Western Canadian grocery stores. The massive two-farm facility holds many events, and remained open for business — with some restrictions — during the COVID 19 crisis. Here, the facility cheers on a local hockey team. (Black Press Media files)
The Thompson River cuts through the legendary Black Canyon near Ashcroft, B.C. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ashcroft: Adrenaline junkies will love making a splash doing this

Whitewater rafting through the towering Black Canyon is thrilling

The Thompson River cuts through the legendary Black Canyon near Ashcroft, B.C. (Black Press Media file photo)
Historic Hat Creek Ranch: A step back to a golden era

Historic Hat Creek Ranch: A step back to a golden era

This historic ranch began during the Cariboo gold rush

  • Apr 29, 2020
Historic Hat Creek Ranch: A step back to a golden era
A parade of vehicles celebrates former Ashcroft mayor Rod Craggs on his 92nd birthday, April 18, 2020. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Happy birthday salute to former Ashcroft mayor

A convoy of vehicles paid tribute to Rod Craggs on his 92nd birthday

  • Apr 22, 2020
A parade of vehicles celebrates former Ashcroft mayor Rod Craggs on his 92nd birthday, April 18, 2020. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom Plant Swap (pictured here in 2019) will be going ahead in 2020, but will look a little bit different than in past years. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft CiB plant swap takes on a new look and will last longer

Swap will go on over several days in a new location in Ashcroft

  • Apr 8, 2020
The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom Plant Swap (pictured here in 2019) will be going ahead in 2020, but will look a little bit different than in past years. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Wooden hearts outside Heather and Terry Philpott’s house on Cliff Crescent in Ashcroft, April 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft couple show their community cares, one heart at a time

Village joins World of Hearts movement with colourful displays

Wooden hearts outside Heather and Terry Philpott’s house on Cliff Crescent in Ashcroft, April 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Seniors having some curling fun at the Ashcroft arena, March 2020. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Ashcroft Curling Club gets creative to provide fun day of curling

Events were held for youth, seniors, and anyone who wanted to try their hand at curling

  • Apr 1, 2020
Seniors having some curling fun at the Ashcroft arena, March 2020. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The Easter Bunny might not be at the Easter scavenger hunt planned for Ashcroft, but the event will be an eggs-cellent source of family fun with some great prizes. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Easter scavenger hunt — with social distancing — coming to Ashcroft

Fun, family-friendly event will have participants hopping (safely) all over town

The Easter Bunny might not be at the Easter scavenger hunt planned for Ashcroft, but the event will be an eggs-cellent source of family fun with some great prizes. (Photo credit: Stock image)
The Ashcroft Community Hall is one of several Village facilities that have been closed until further notice. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Village of Ashcroft taking steps to keep community safe

Check Village website for updates on changes affecting residents

  • Mar 25, 2020
The Ashcroft Community Hall is one of several Village facilities that have been closed until further notice. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
A glass mosaic depicting the first steam engine to come through Ashcroft in 1885, created by Marina Papais and Daniel Collett, is on display in the Heritage Park. The Village of Ashcroft is working on an online guide to the town’s mosaics. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Ashcroft looks to allocate $25,000 of NDIT funds to Economic Development and Tourism position

Further NDIT funding would go to support proposed initiatives

  • Mar 3, 2020
A glass mosaic depicting the first steam engine to come through Ashcroft in 1885, created by Marina Papais and Daniel Collett, is on display in the Heritage Park. The Village of Ashcroft is working on an online guide to the town’s mosaics. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Curling playdowns at the Ashcroft Curling Club, Feb. 2019. Ashcroft council has voted to support the curling club in its efforts to reopen the rink. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Ashcroft council supports curling club and rink in 2020 budget

Budget includes funds to do necessary equipment upgrades at curling rink

  • Feb 12, 2020
Curling playdowns at the Ashcroft Curling Club, Feb. 2019. Ashcroft council has voted to support the curling club in its efforts to reopen the rink. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The BC Cancer screening mammography clinic will be in Ashcroft Feb. 14 – 15. (Photo credit: BC Cancer Society)

Local News Briefs: Screening mammography clinic coming to Ashcroft

Plus Loon Lake Winterfest, an entrepreneurial skills course, a tree pruning workshop, and more

The BC Cancer screening mammography clinic will be in Ashcroft Feb. 14 – 15. (Photo credit: BC Cancer Society)
‘Overall, we’re doing great,’ Ashcroft CFO tells council meeting

‘Overall, we’re doing great,’ Ashcroft CFO tells council meeting

Finance review at Ashcroft council meeting shows Village on budget for 2019

  • Jan 29, 2020
‘Overall, we’re doing great,’ Ashcroft CFO tells council meeting
Jenny and the Gents will be performing at a fundraiser for the Ashcroft food bank and The Equality Project on Feb. 14. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Local News Briefs: Fundraiser concert for Food bank and Equality Project

Local favourites Jenny and the Gents will be performing at a Jan. 31 event

Jenny and the Gents will be performing at a fundraiser for the Ashcroft food bank and The Equality Project on Feb. 14. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Episode of ‘Twilight Zone’ TV series to film in Ashcroft

Episode of ‘Twilight Zone’ TV series to film in Ashcroft

Production has already started on the episode, to be called ‘A Small Town’

Episode of ‘Twilight Zone’ TV series to film in Ashcroft