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All community members can now receive COVID-19 screening and tests at the Ashcroft Hospital, by appointment. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

COVID-19 testing and screening available at Ashcroft Hospital

Plus Weed Warriors wanted to clean up neighbourhoods and vie for honorarium

All community members can now receive COVID-19 screening and tests at the Ashcroft Hospital, by appointment. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
There will be new safety protocols at the Ashcroft pool this summer, with full details available from pool staff starting on June 24, when the desk opens in advance of the pool opening date of July 4. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Ashcroft pool offers Aquafit, private swim lessons, and more

Plus an outdoor concert, child care this fall, a yard sale, and more

There will be new safety protocols at the Ashcroft pool this summer, with full details available from pool staff starting on June 24, when the desk opens in advance of the pool opening date of July 4. (Photo credit: Facebook)
A farmers’ market gets ready to start up in Clinton this weekend

A farmers’ market gets ready to start up in Clinton this weekend

Plus spread some sunflower cheer, a community yard sale, a campground cleanup, and more

A farmers’ market gets ready to start up in Clinton this weekend
Front page of the first existing issue of the B.C. Mining Journal (issue no. 2), May 16, 1895. (Photo credit: Journal archives)
Front page of the first existing issue of the B.C. Mining Journal (issue no. 2), May 16, 1895. (Photo credit: Journal archives)
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

‘We are continuing our commitment to print our flyers and distribute them through community newspapers’

  • Apr 30, 2020
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news
Mountain bluet, which is an invasive species, is being sold by some retailers in the Thompson-Nicola area. (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee)

Local news briefs: Beware the mountain bluet

The attractive plant, which is an invasive species, is being sold by some area retailers

Mountain bluet, which is an invasive species, is being sold by some retailers in the Thompson-Nicola area. (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee)
Nominations are being sought for excellent B.C. educators. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Local News Briefs: Nominate an excellent educator

Plus Cache Creek Elementary to get new principal for 2020/21 school year

Nominations are being sought for excellent B.C. educators. (Photo credit: Stock image)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix listens as Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie speaks about her ongoing work to improve services. (Photo credit: B.C. government)

Local News Briefs: B.C. Seniors Advocate cancels upcoming meetings

Plus mark your calendars for the Cache Creek market, Mesa yard sale, and more

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix listens as Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie speaks about her ongoing work to improve services. (Photo credit: B.C. government)
The TSB has released its finding related to a runway incursion at the Trail airport back in December 2018. (City of Trail photo)

Investigation finds lack of communication led to near-miss at Trail airport

A plane almost collided with an airport vehicle in December 2018

The TSB has released its finding related to a runway incursion at the Trail airport back in December 2018. (City of Trail photo)
Participants in the annual Skip’s Run in Ashcroft in 2018. A Learn to Run clinic is timed to get participants ready to take part in this year’s event. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Local News Briefs: Learn to Run program starting up in time for this year’s Skip’s Run

Plus a St. Patrick’s Day dinner and concert, spring break camps, Cache Creek PAC fundraiser, and more

Participants in the annual Skip’s Run in Ashcroft in 2018. A Learn to Run clinic is timed to get participants ready to take part in this year’s event. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Uncle Chris the Clown entertains the crowd at the 2019 Desert Sands Community School Fun Fair. This year’s fair has been cancelled unless more volunteers can be found. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Local New Briefs: Desert Sands 2020 fun fair cancelled unless new volunteers found

Plus live comedy, a concert, sign bylaw information, a film singalong, and more

Uncle Chris the Clown entertains the crowd at the 2019 Desert Sands Community School Fun Fair. This year’s fair has been cancelled unless more volunteers can be found. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
View from Gyro Park beach toward Sunningdale earlier in February. Sheri Regnier photo

Okanagan man swims across Columbia River to evade Trail police

RCMP Cpl. Devon Reid says the incident began the evening of Thursday, Feb. 20

View from Gyro Park beach toward Sunningdale earlier in February. Sheri Regnier photo
The Ashcroft Curling Club is hosting an afternoon and evening of curling for all who are interested in stopping by to learn more about the sport and toss a rock or three. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Drylands Arena to host afternoon and evening of curling fun

Plus a free legal clinic, cupcakes for a great cause, free skating fun, and much more

The Ashcroft Curling Club is hosting an afternoon and evening of curling for all who are interested in stopping by to learn more about the sport and toss a rock or three. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)

B.C. cub that woke early from hibernation taken to sanctuary

Yearling was taken to Northern Lights Wildlife Society in northern B.C.

This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)
Acting for film and TV workshops are coming up in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Local News Briefs: Acting workshop and seminar in Kamloops

If recent filming in Ashcroft has given you the acting bug, learn more at upcoming Kamloops events

Acting for film and TV workshops are coming up in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Jenny and the Gents will be performing at a fundraiser for the Ashcroft food bank and The Equality Project on Feb. 14. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Local News Briefs: Fundraiser concert for Food bank and Equality Project

Local favourites Jenny and the Gents will be performing at a Jan. 31 event

Jenny and the Gents will be performing at a fundraiser for the Ashcroft food bank and The Equality Project on Feb. 14. (Photo credit: Facebook)
The editor and her son working on family literacy in 2003. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Family Literacy week is coming, with lots of free fun events

Plus a concert, a free grant writing workshop, an armchair traveller event, and more

The editor and her son working on family literacy in 2003. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
Mitch and Florence Wilkinson of Merritt won big in a recent Lotto Max draw. (Photo credit: BCLC)

Merritt lottery winner says he’ll still continue plowing the Coquihalla

Early retirement is, however, looking increasingly likely for $500,000 winner

  • Jan 21, 2020
Mitch and Florence Wilkinson of Merritt won big in a recent Lotto Max draw. (Photo credit: BCLC)