Cache Creek

The Ashcroft ambulance station got more full-time positions in fall 2022. (Photo credit: Journal files)

Year in Review: Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre opens

Ashcroft also saw new full-time ambulance positions and a virtual doctor pilot program

 

BCWS woodland firefighters battling the Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton got some puppy love from one of Tricia Thorpe and Don Glasgow’s puppies on July 23, 2022. (Photo credit: Jamie von Sacken)

Year in Review 2: A few signs of hope in Lytton one year after fire

Residents still have more questions than answers about when they can return and rebuild

 

Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek council approves ‘modest’ utility rate increases

Water, sewer, and garbage rates will increase by an overall 2.71 per cent for 2023

 

Volunteers with The Equality Project take a break from preparing Christmas Day lunch at the clubhouse on Stage Road in Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Equality Project spreading good tidings of great joy to all

Christmas Day lunch just one of many ways the organization serves those in need

  • Jan 4, 2023
Volunteers with The Equality Project take a break from preparing Christmas Day lunch at the clubhouse on Stage Road in Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Submitted)
A chart from BC Assessment shows the average increase in the value of a single family home in communities throughout the Thompson-Okanagan region, based on data collected on July 1, 2022. (Photo credit: BC Assessment Authority)

Property assessments up sharply in many areas around Kamloops

One Clinton homeowner shocked by 140 per cent increase in property assessment

A chart from BC Assessment shows the average increase in the value of a single family home in communities throughout the Thompson-Okanagan region, based on data collected on July 1, 2022. (Photo credit: BC Assessment Authority)
Esther Lang (seated at centre) at the Summer English Institute in Dnipro, Ukraine in 2019, where she taught English for 11 years. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Year in Review 1: Medal of Good Citizenship for Ashcroft resident

Esther Lang was one of the recipients of provincial award for her community work

Esther Lang (seated at centre) at the Summer English Institute in Dnipro, Ukraine in 2019, where she taught English for 11 years. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Santa and Mrs Claus, stock image, no date

‘Dear Santa: I hope Rudolph is doing good because he is the leader’

Letters to Santa from Mrs. Pigeon’s Grade 2/3 class at Cache Creek Elementary School

  • Dec 13, 2022
Santa and Mrs Claus, stock image, no date
Cache Creek’s David Dubois (r) with Larry Zuma of Edmonton, who has been with him at all three of Canada’s matches at the World Cup in Qatar. (Photo credit: David Dubois)

Qatar World Cup once-in-a-lifetime experience for football fans

Fans had more opportunities than ever before to attend multiple matches

  • Dec 7, 2022
Cache Creek’s David Dubois (r) with Larry Zuma of Edmonton, who has been with him at all three of Canada’s matches at the World Cup in Qatar. (Photo credit: David Dubois)
The green lines show the area where TELUS is proposing a PureFibre network that includes Ashcoft and the surrounding area. (Photo credit: TELUS)

TELUS proposing fibre optic networks throughout the region

Networks would serve Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Savona, 70 Mile, Logan Lake, and more

  • Dec 7, 2022
The green lines show the area where TELUS is proposing a PureFibre network that includes Ashcoft and the surrounding area. (Photo credit: TELUS)
The Cache Creek pool has not been open since the 2019 season, and council has asked for a study to determine the cost of the work needed to get the pool up and running for 2023. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Consultant to determine cost of reopening Cache Creek pool

Cache Creek council votes in favour of looking into cost to get pool open for 2023 season

The Cache Creek pool has not been open since the 2019 season, and council has asked for a study to determine the cost of the work needed to get the pool up and running for 2023. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Deb Arnott is one of 15 British Columbians who will be receiving the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship for their dedication and service to their communities. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Cache Creek’s Deb Arnott awarded BC’s Medal of Good Citizenship

Arnott one of 15 British Columbians honoured for their dedication to service

Deb Arnott is one of 15 British Columbians who will be receiving the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship for their dedication and service to their communities. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The former Immaculate Heart of Mary shrine property on Stage Road in Cache Creek contains 26 hotel-style bedrooms. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Cache Creek submits Expression of Interest in former church site

Residents who toured Stage Road property in September had many ideas for the site

The former Immaculate Heart of Mary shrine property on Stage Road in Cache Creek contains 26 hotel-style bedrooms. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Cache Creek’s David Dubois takes in the action in Qatar as Canada plays in its first men’s World Cup since 1986. (Photo credit: David Dubois)

In Qatar, Canadian fans prepare to keep singing despite losses

Canada was considered a longshot to make it to the World Cup, but men’s team overcame the odds

  • Nov 30, 2022
Cache Creek’s David Dubois takes in the action in Qatar as Canada plays in its first men’s World Cup since 1986. (Photo credit: David Dubois)
Santa has been coming to this area for many years, and is pictured in Ashcroft in 1971, where we learn he arrived by Skidoo instead of via the more traditional reindeer. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)

Santa Claus is coming to town to enjoy some holiday events

Santa will be in Ashcroft and Savona, for pictures, skating, a parade, and a hearty breakfast

Santa has been coming to this area for many years, and is pictured in Ashcroft in 1971, where we learn he arrived by Skidoo instead of via the more traditional reindeer. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> archives)
Rotary Club of Ashcroft/Cache Creek president Theresa Takacs (r) with 2019 Ashcroft Citizen of the Year recipient Esther Lang in June 2022. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Rotary Club looking for nominations for Citizens of the Year

Program honouring those who go above and beyond in our communities now in its 18th year

Rotary Club of Ashcroft/Cache Creek president Theresa Takacs (r) with 2019 Ashcroft Citizen of the Year recipient Esther Lang in June 2022. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek council postpones decision on 2023 drag races

A ‘difficult decision’ might have to be made about who will organize races going forward

Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
Cache Creek resident David Dubois, who is in Qatar for the World Cup, with some of the local wildlife. (Photo credit: David Dubois)

Game on! Cache Creek resident soaks up World Cup experience in Qatar

It’s been a long road to this year’s World Cup, but David Dubois is there to cheer Canada on

  • Nov 22, 2022
Cache Creek resident David Dubois, who is in Qatar for the World Cup, with some of the local wildlife. (Photo credit: David Dubois)
The new Cache Creek council was sworn in at the inaugural meeting on Nov. 7. (from l) Councillor Kelly Debert; Councillor Carmen Ranta; Mayor John Ranta; Councillor Sue Peters; Councillor David Dubois. (Photo credit: Jessica Clement)

New Cache Creek mayor tells residents ‘We want to hear from you’

Cache Creek council held its inaugural meeting on Nov. 7 with two new, three returning members

The new Cache Creek council was sworn in at the inaugural meeting on Nov. 7. (from l) Councillor Kelly Debert; Councillor Carmen Ranta; Mayor John Ranta; Councillor Sue Peters; Councillor David Dubois. (Photo credit: Jessica Clement)
A story about the aftermath of the June 30, 2021 Lytton fire by <em>Journal</em> editor Barbara Roden has been named the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards’ Best Feature story (circulation up to 3,999) of 2021. Four other <em>Journal</em> storie received top three honours for 2020 and 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Journal article takes top honour at Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Article about Lytton one of five Journal stories honoured for 2020 and 2021

  • Nov 14, 2022
A story about the aftermath of the June 30, 2021 Lytton fire by <em>Journal</em> editor Barbara Roden has been named the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards’ Best Feature story (circulation up to 3,999) of 2021. Four other <em>Journal</em> storie received top three honours for 2020 and 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
CFMA Radio in Cache Creek is now back on the air with new equipment, and broadcasting into Ashcroft as well on 89.5 FM. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)

Cache Creek radio station back on the air with new equipment

Station is also broadcasting into Ashcroft on 89.5 FM

CFMA Radio in Cache Creek is now back on the air with new equipment, and broadcasting into Ashcroft as well on 89.5 FM. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)