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The cast of <em>Arsenic and Old Lace</em> on the set at the Ashcroft HUB, November 2016. (Photo credit: <em></em><em>Journal</em> files)

The Editor’s Desk: Here’s to a long life

It’s a testament to the power of volunteers to look at what…

 

A catchy little song about recycling from 1942 deserves to be revived. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Music hath charms

Wonderful tunes that strike a chord can come from the most unexpected places

 

The main cast members of the new TV adaptation of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, a show that is just the tonic for these uncertain times. (Photo credit: Facebook)

The Editor’s Desk: Two shows we need now

Two recent TV shows — both very different to each other — have come along at the perfect time

 

The Cariboo Jade Shop’s Heidi Roy with the jade boulder stolen from outside the Cache Creek shop on Dec. 19, 2020. (Photo credit: Submitted)

The Editor’s Desk: There’s no place like home

A special guest editorial from the Cache Creek Jade Shop’s Jade Boulder

The Cariboo Jade Shop’s Heidi Roy with the jade boulder stolen from outside the Cache Creek shop on Dec. 19, 2020. (Photo credit: Submitted)
An infographic from the UK government that was pulled after being declared sexist and sending an outdated message about women’s roles. (Photo credit: UK Government)

The Editor’s Desk: What might have been

The images we see — or don’t see — around us can have a profound influence on our lives

An infographic from the UK government that was pulled after being declared sexist and sending an outdated message about women’s roles. (Photo credit: UK Government)
Barbara Enns, long term care staff member at Jackson House in Ashcroft, receiving her first COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 18 from Rochelle Lamont, Public Health Nursing Team Leader. (Photo credit: Interior Health)

The Editor’s Desk: The triumph of science

Science has given us a COVID-19 vaccine, so let’s use science in deciding who needs it first

Barbara Enns, long term care staff member at Jackson House in Ashcroft, receiving her first COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 18 from Rochelle Lamont, Public Health Nursing Team Leader. (Photo credit: Interior Health)
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, date unknown. Photo credit: YouTube

The Editor’s Desk: The world needs more Alex

We live in a world without Alex Trebek in it anymore, and that’s a sad thought

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, date unknown. Photo credit: YouTube
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The Editor’s Desk: One for the history books

Jan. 6 seems destined to be a day that lives on in infamy in America

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Joyce Buckland (l) and Phyllis Rainey, organizers of a physically distanced Easter scavenger hunt in Ashcroft, April 2020. It was one of many events that community volunteers organized to raise spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic, as other regular events had to be postponed or cancelled. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: The year that almost wasn’t

2020 was a year like no other, but we rose to the challenge, because it’s what we do

Joyce Buckland (l) and Phyllis Rainey, organizers of a physically distanced Easter scavenger hunt in Ashcroft, April 2020. It was one of many events that community volunteers organized to raise spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic, as other regular events had to be postponed or cancelled. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Vintage Christmas card, no date

The Editor’s Desk: The triumph of kindness

For every person who commits a despicable act, there are hundreds performing quiet acts of kindness

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The Editor’s Desk: Don’t look for a loophole

Leo Tolstoy began his novel Anna Karenina with the famous line “Happy…

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Conspiracy, stock photo, no date, Markus Winkler/Pixabay

The Editor’s Desk: Loose lips sink ships

If there was a global conspiracy about COVID-19, someone would have spilled the beans by now

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Christmas traditions have to start somewhere, and 2020 might be the perfect year to start a few new ones in your household. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

The Editor’s Desk: We need a little Christmas

We might not be able to observe all the usual holiday traditions, so make some new ones

Christmas traditions have to start somewhere, and 2020 might be the perfect year to start a few new ones in your household. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
‘Help! Help! I’m being repressed!’ Scene from <em>Monty Python and the Holy </em><em>Grail</em>. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Keep calm and wear a mask

Aggressive anti-maskers need to take a deep breath and put things in perspective

‘Help! Help! I’m being repressed!’ Scene from <em>Monty Python and the Holy </em><em>Grail</em>. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Jim Blackwood, the Raccoon Whisperer, mobbed by raccoons on Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: The raccoon whisperer

The Internet can be a wonderful place when good people use it with kindness

Jim Blackwood, the Raccoon Whisperer, mobbed by raccoons on Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo credit: YouTube)
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The Editor’s Desk: Time not well spent

If you had four years as the world’s most powerful person, what would you do to benefit others?

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Ichabod Crane meets a ‘ghost’ in Sleepy Hollow during <em>The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad</em>, 1949. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Quite the wild weekend

It was earlier than expected, dramatic, and much-discussed (and there was an election as well)

Ichabod Crane meets a ‘ghost’ in Sleepy Hollow during <em>The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad</em>, 1949. (Photo credit: YouTube)
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The Editor’s Desk: Library to the rescue

Do you still think libraries are all about books, and nothing else? Think again

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Voting sign in Ashcroft, May 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

The Editor’s Desk: Election excitemezzzzzz

The provincial election campaign has been something of a snooze until now

Voting sign in Ashcroft, May 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
The fast charging EV station in Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Charging ahead safely

As we discuss many things about Ev charging stations, safety has to be part of the mix

The fast charging EV station in Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)