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The winners of the 2019 Loon Lake ATV Fun Run. The event is back this year, and starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 2. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)

Busy Canada Day weekend features Loon Lake ATV Fun Run, art garden, markets and more

There’s fun for everyone throughout the region, so get ready for a great time this weekend

 

A flag flutters above Ashcroft and the Mesa to the east of Highway 97C. Celebrate Canada Day in Clinton and Ashcroft on July 1, with free events in both communities. (Photo credit: Ryan Lake)

Canada Day celebrations coming up in Ashcroft and Clinton

Plus karaoke, a concert, Halloween in June, summer camps, a massive yard sale, and more

 

(from l) Doug and Susanne Kavalec have been honoured as Loon Lake’s Citizens of the Year 2021 for their outstanding community service. The award was presented by Loon Lake’s 2020 Citizen of the Year, Lois Harper. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)

Hard-working Loon Lake couple honoured as Citizens of the Year

Plus an Art Garden grand opening, summer camps, a plant swap, Bingo, and more

 

After the Graffiti Days smoke show on June 11, take in the dance at the Community Hall, but make sure to get your tickets in advance. (Photo credit: Graffiti Days)

Graffiti Days dance tickets now on sale

Tickets must be purchased in advance, as there are no sales at the door on June 11

After the Graffiti Days smoke show on June 11, take in the dance at the Community Hall, but make sure to get your tickets in advance. (Photo credit: Graffiti Days)
The first chalet to be preserved from the Swiss Village. (RE/MAX Golden photo)

Digital preservation of Golden’s Swiss Village begins

The Edward Feuz house is the first to be digitally preserved

The first chalet to be preserved from the Swiss Village. (RE/MAX Golden photo)
The Honour Ranch near Ashcroft is looking for local volunteers to help out at the site, which assists members of the Armed Forces, veterans, emergency services personnel, and their families deal with operational stress injuries. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Honour Ranch near Ashcroft looking for local volunteers to help out at site

Plus a grad parade, wellness workshops, a special two-day Cache Creek market, and more

The Honour Ranch near Ashcroft is looking for local volunteers to help out at the site, which assists members of the Armed Forces, veterans, emergency services personnel, and their families deal with operational stress injuries. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A map showing the route of a memorial procession for Gerry Wong that will be taking place in Ashcroft starting at noon on Saturday, May 28. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Temporary road closure in Ashcroft on Saturday, May 28

Three downtown streets will be closed briefly for a memorial procession for Gerry Wong

A map showing the route of a memorial procession for Gerry Wong that will be taking place in Ashcroft starting at noon on Saturday, May 28. (Photo credit: Submitted)
This bear painted on wood by Loon Lake artist Janet Harman is first prize in a raffle to support the Loon Lake Community Recreational and Agricultural Society. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)

Loon Lake fundraiser features works by local artists

Plus the Clinton market schedule, an Indigenous Day market in June, live music, and more

This bear painted on wood by Loon Lake artist Janet Harman is first prize in a raffle to support the Loon Lake Community Recreational and Agricultural Society. (Photo credit: LLCRAS)
The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom plant swap and sale is continuing at 210 Brink Street. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Lions Club holding Mother’s Day pancake breakfast at Desert Hills on Sunday

Plus markets, Highway 8 news, getting wild about rocks, and more

The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom plant swap and sale is continuing at 210 Brink Street. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Bingo to return to Ashcroft Legion

Local news briefs from around the area

Bingo is returning to the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Centre on April 23 after an absence of more than two years.(Photo credit: Stock image)

Bingo returns to Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Centre on April 23

Anyone aged 19 and older is welcome to attend for an afternoon of fun and prizes

Bingo is returning to the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Centre on April 23 after an absence of more than two years.(Photo credit: Stock image)
A sandbagging machine similar to this one used in 2018 is expected to be at the sandbag bee in Cache Creek on Saturday, April 9. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

Craft fair, sandbag bee, Seedy Sunday, and more this weekend

There will also be an open house at The Equality Project and a street naming ceremony in Clinton

A sandbagging machine similar to this one used in 2018 is expected to be at the sandbag bee in Cache Creek on Saturday, April 9. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
A First Nations craft fair — similar to the one that was held in November 2021 (pictured) — is coming to the Cache Creek community hall on April 9. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

First Nations craft fair coming to Cache Creek on April 9

Event will feature local artisans, home-based businesses, a concession, and more, including bannock

A First Nations craft fair — similar to the one that was held in November 2021 (pictured) — is coming to the Cache Creek community hall on April 9. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Volunteers are being sought to ‘adopt’ portions of the Loon Lake Community Trail, which contains several themed sections such as this ‘Gold Rush Days’ one. (Photo credit: Karen Lea)

Only one week left to bid on works at Anonymous Art Show

Plus ‘Adopt a Trail’ in Loon Lake, an Equality Project open house, garden gurus, and more

Volunteers are being sought to ‘adopt’ portions of the Loon Lake Community Trail, which contains several themed sections such as this ‘Gold Rush Days’ one. (Photo credit: Karen Lea)
Lauran Tennant was travelling through the Golden area when her car was struck with a boulder in a rockslide.

Alberta woman identified as victim in Trans-Canada rockslide

Laura Tennant succumbed to her injuries on March 5

Lauran Tennant was travelling through the Golden area when her car was struck with a boulder in a rockslide.
Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

B.C. tiny home pods offer ‘emergency middle ground’ for unhoused people

Walk With Me Campbell River’s goal is to provide 30 units for people by fall 2022

Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
The Clinton fire department is holding an open house on March 26 for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer firefighter. (Photo credit: Submitted)

South Cariboo Minor Soccer looking for more officials in all communities

Plus an open house at the Clinton fire department and kids’ camps coming up at the HUB

The Clinton fire department is holding an open house on March 26 for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer firefighter. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The first Cache Creek market of the year will take place on Saturday, March 19. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

First Cache Creek market of the season taking place on March 19

Plus a wellness support group, a COVID vaccine clinic, drop-in adult sports, and more

The first Cache Creek market of the year will take place on Saturday, March 19. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
The slide occurred just east of Golden in the Kicking Horse Canyon. 
(MOTI photo)

1 person dead in weekend rockslide near Golden

One individual succumbed to their injuries after a rock fell on their vehicle

The slide occurred just east of Golden in the Kicking Horse Canyon. 
(MOTI photo)
Residents who would like to ‘adopt’ one of Cache Creek’s planters can attend an information meeting on March 10. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

Cache Creek moving ahead with new ‘Adopt a Planter’ program

Residents can learn more about the initiative at an information meeting on March 10

Residents who would like to ‘adopt’ one of Cache Creek’s planters can attend an information meeting on March 10. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)