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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

 

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

 

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

 

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.
Taped together hockey sticks (plus doughnuts) was one of the pranks played during the first responders hockey match in Ashcroft on Jan. 11. (Photo credit: Josh White)

Year in Review part one

A fun hockey game, a new eco-depot gets closer, a TV show films in Ashcroft, and a pool closure

Taped together hockey sticks (plus doughnuts) was one of the pranks played during the first responders hockey match in Ashcroft on Jan. 11. (Photo credit: Josh White)
‘Cuddles on Christmas’ by Marilyn Anderson is one of the works for sale in the Ashcroft Art Club’s virtual sale, which is on through Dec. 20. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Art Club)

Virtual art shows feature local artists and great gift ideas

Plus ways to help others this Christmas, game shows, a market, and more

‘Cuddles on Christmas’ by Marilyn Anderson is one of the works for sale in the Ashcroft Art Club’s virtual sale, which is on through Dec. 20. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Art Club)
Have you created some art you’d like to show off? The Clinton Art and Cultural Society would like to hear from you. If you haven’t, then why not give it a try? (Photo credit: Facebook)

Clinton Art and Cultural Society is calling all area artists

Plus changes to Cram the Cruiser, a Clinton contest, Christmas lights, library volunteers, and more

Have you created some art you’d like to show off? The Clinton Art and Cultural Society would like to hear from you. If you haven’t, then why not give it a try? (Photo credit: Facebook)
The Spences Bridge Improvement District is holding its AGM, and elections for a trustee and a fire chief, on Nov. 28. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Christmas hamper applications being taken by phone until Friday

Plus a cancelled Christmas market, Spences Bridge elections, shopping deals in Clinton, and more

The Spences Bridge Improvement District is holding its AGM, and elections for a trustee and a fire chief, on Nov. 28. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Get creative with gingerbread and show off your creation in the first Ashcroft and Area Gingerbread Contest. (Photo credit: White77/Pixabay)

Bake up a storm and get ready for Christmas gingerbread contest

Plus virtual and actual art shows, a Christmas raffle, Legion face masks, and more

Get creative with gingerbread and show off your creation in the first Ashcroft and Area Gingerbread Contest. (Photo credit: White77/Pixabay)
Christmas markets are on the way to local communities, along with other festive events, including a Christmas Lights tour in Ashcroft and Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Stock photo)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with upcoming events

Christmas markets are going ahead in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Clinton this year

Christmas markets are on the way to local communities, along with other festive events, including a Christmas Lights tour in Ashcroft and Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Stock photo)
BC Cancer’s Mobile Mammography Service will be in Ashcroft Nov. 10 and 12. (Photo credit: BC Cancer)

Free breast screening mammography clinic coming to Ashcroft

Plus there’s still time to provide feedback about changes you’d like to see at the Ashcroft Library

BC Cancer’s Mobile Mammography Service will be in Ashcroft Nov. 10 and 12. (Photo credit: BC Cancer)
An operator works to clear the culvert at Quartz Road in Cache Creek during flooding in April 2020. The Village of Cache Creek is looking for local contractors who want to go on a list for any work (emergency and non-emergency) that is needed. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Village of Cache Creek calling all contractors willing to work

Plus a Halloween drive-in movie event, an AGM, Christmas market news, and more

An operator works to clear the culvert at Quartz Road in Cache Creek during flooding in April 2020. The Village of Cache Creek is looking for local contractors who want to go on a list for any work (emergency and non-emergency) that is needed. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)