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Loon Lake artist Susanne Kavalec has created “We (heart) Loon Lake” signs, and will also make custom signs for anyone who would like them personalized, or with the name of another community. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Ashcroft residents can have input on village’s burning bylaw

Plus a clean-up day in Cache Creek, customized signs from a Loon Lake artist, and more

 

An artist’s rendering shows the new patient care tower at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, which is set to open in summer 2022. (Photo credit: Royal Inland Hospital Foundation)

A market, music, mandalas, dinner, dancing and more coming up

There’s something for almost everyone coming to our region in the next few weeks

 

Ashcroft Communities in Bloom’s plant swap is on now, outside 210 Brink Street in Ashcroft. Anyone with extra plants is encouraged to bring them down (suitably boxed/bagged and labelled) and leave them, and those looking for plants can come and browse and take what they want. A donation box is at the site. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Give it your best shot: village looking for great Ashcroft pics

Plus Cache Creek market opening, weight loss boot camp, sani-dump open, and more

 

The Thompson-Nicola Film Commission is looking for an unrenovated 1970s-style kitchen with cabinets overhanging a counter that looks into another room, similar to what’s pictured, for some location shooting in the area. (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Film Commission)

Community tax volunteers still accepting eligible clients

Plus Ashcroft Museum now open, street sweeping in Cache Creek, and looking for a 1970s kitchen

The Thompson-Nicola Film Commission is looking for an unrenovated 1970s-style kitchen with cabinets overhanging a counter that looks into another room, similar to what’s pictured, for some location shooting in the area. (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Film Commission)
Seed packets honouring Dr. Bonnie Henry and her mantra ‘Be kind, be calm, be safe’. (Photo credit: Paul Henderson/Black Press)

Seedy Sunday event and outdoor market in Clinton this weekend

Plus a change in venue for the Ashcroft COVID vaccine clinic starting April 26

Seed packets honouring Dr. Bonnie Henry and her mantra ‘Be kind, be calm, be safe’. (Photo credit: Paul Henderson/Black Press)
Ashcroft artist Royden Josephson created this poster for the Better at Home friendly visitors, who will be paying some calls while decked out in their Easter finery on April 4. (Photo credit: Nancy Kendall)

Friendly visitors will don Easter bonnets for April 4 parade

Plus Easter activity deadlines, the Easter Bunny is coming, surveys, markets, and more

Ashcroft artist Royden Josephson created this poster for the Better at Home friendly visitors, who will be paying some calls while decked out in their Easter finery on April 4. (Photo credit: Nancy Kendall)
The BC Cancer Breast Screening digital mammography van will be back in Ashcroft from May 20 to 22, and free appointments can now be booked. (Photo credit: BC Cancer)

BC Cancer mammography screening van returing to Ashcroft in May

Appointments are free, and bookings are now being taken

The BC Cancer Breast Screening digital mammography van will be back in Ashcroft from May 20 to 22, and free appointments can now be booked. (Photo credit: BC Cancer)
As of April 1, all sweetened carbonated beverages sold in B.C. will be subject to provincial sales tax. (Photo credit: piqsels)

No joke: tax exemption on most carbonated drinks ends April 1

Plus School District No. 74 is looking for public input on new strategic plan

As of April 1, all sweetened carbonated beverages sold in B.C. will be subject to provincial sales tax. (Photo credit: piqsels)
If you’re doing this while driving, odds are you’re not paying complete attention to what’s going on around you on the road. (Photo credit: Black Press files)

Don’t touch that dial: RCMP cracking down on distracted driving

Police will be on the lookout for drivers who aren’t keeping their eyes on the road

If you’re doing this while driving, odds are you’re not paying complete attention to what’s going on around you on the road. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
Art goes walkabout during the 2020 Art Exposed exhibition in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Kamloops Arts Council)

Expose yourself to art at 11th annual Kamloops exhibition

This year’s Art Exposed exhibition is going virtual, so you can view it from the comfort of home

Art goes walkabout during the 2020 Art Exposed exhibition in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Kamloops Arts Council)
Bring home a bag full of books from the Ashcroft Library book sale, on now through Feb. 27. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Cache Creek and Ashcroft libraries have a great deal for you

Crafters can get free magazines from Cache Creek, while there’s a great book and CD sale in Ashcroft

Bring home a bag full of books from the Ashcroft Library book sale, on now through Feb. 27. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Valentine Candy Grams are available for that special someone on Feb 14, and there’s a scavenger hunt in Clinton over the Valentine’s Day/Family Day weekend. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Celebrate Valentine’s and Family Days with Clinton scavenger hunt

Plus a free first aid course, burn awareness, taking care of business, and more

Valentine Candy Grams are available for that special someone on Feb 14, and there’s a scavenger hunt in Clinton over the Valentine’s Day/Family Day weekend. (Photo credit: Stock image)
’Rialto Bridge’ by Ashcroft artist Guy Lundstrom was an entry in the 2020 Art Exposed exhibition in Kamloops, and helped him win the Artists’ Choice award. This year’s exhibition is now looking for local artists who want to show their work. (Photo credit: Guy Lundstrom)

Kamloops Art Exposed exhibition is looking for local artists

Plus fundraisers from the HUB and minor hockey aim to get people gardening and baking

’Rialto Bridge’ by Ashcroft artist Guy Lundstrom was an entry in the 2020 Art Exposed exhibition in Kamloops, and helped him win the Artists’ Choice award. This year’s exhibition is now looking for local artists who want to show their work. (Photo credit: Guy Lundstrom)
Statistics Canada is now hiring thousands of people across the country in almost every community to work on the 2021 census. (Photo credit: Statistics Canada)

Statistics Canada looking for census workers throughout region

Variety of positions available for work between March and July 2021

Statistics Canada is now hiring thousands of people across the country in almost every community to work on the 2021 census. (Photo credit: Statistics Canada)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake, where four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo credit: Angie Mindus/<em>Williams Lake Tribune</em>)

COVID-19 outbreak at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake

Plus Valentine’s Day Candy Grams, a first aid course, Bridging to Literacy, and more

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake, where four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo credit: Angie Mindus/<em>Williams Lake Tribune</em>)
Map showing the patient drop-off area affected by the dismantling of construction equipment at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, from Jan. 11 to 17. (Photo credit: Interior Health)

Patient drop-off area at Royal Inland impacted by construction

Plus changes to Home Owner grants, courses at TRU and NVIT, and more

Map showing the patient drop-off area affected by the dismantling of construction equipment at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, from Jan. 11 to 17. (Photo credit: Interior Health)
The KFS at the Paramount looks forward to welcoming audiences back to the movies in 2021. (Photo credit: pxhere)

Paramount Theatre in Kamloops looks forward to reopening in 2021

Plus nominations are being sought for a new First Nations reconciliation award

The KFS at the Paramount looks forward to welcoming audiences back to the movies in 2021. (Photo credit: pxhere)
The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.

VIDEO: Investigators probe Bute Inlet landslide in bid to understand glacial retreat

Hakai Institute looks into long-term effects of massive landslide on B.C.’s central coast

The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has made sure that Santa is healthy and has had his COVID-19 vaccination so that he is ready to safely set off on his travels on Dec. 24. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Top US expert says Santa is good to go for Christmas Eve travel

Take part in the Christmas Eve Jingle to make sure Santa finds his way to our area on Dec. 24

Dr. Anthony Fauci has made sure that Santa is healthy and has had his COVID-19 vaccination so that he is ready to safely set off on his travels on Dec. 24. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Illustration by Hablot Knight Browne for the first publication of Charles Dickens’ ‘The Tale of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton’ (1836). Gabriel Grub (r) is about to learn it’s unwise to make jokes about Christmas boxes.

Western Canada Theatre says the snow must go on this Christmas

Six original free festive family-friendly productions available through Dec. 20

Illustration by Hablot Knight Browne for the first publication of Charles Dickens’ ‘The Tale of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton’ (1836). Gabriel Grub (r) is about to learn it’s unwise to make jokes about Christmas boxes.