Spences Bridge

The TNRD has issued an evacuation order for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Evacuation order issued for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge

Floodwaters threaten several properties and have severely damaged infrastructure along highway

 

Interactive butterfly artwork created by Kathleen Kinasewich and Andrea Ardiles in Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Beautiful, colourful murals bring hope to Spences Bridge and Ashcroft

Interactive butterfly mural found a home in Spences Bridge after initially being planned for Lytton

 

Members of the Desert Daze committee and other stakeholders at a meeting on Sept. 26 to discuss next year’s festival. (Photo credit: Jan Schmitz)

Desert Daze committee looking at some changes for 2022 event

After not being able to hold a live event since 2019, organizers are thinking big for next year

 

Members of the Desert Daze team with Marcie Down of Gold Country Communities Society (third from l) in July 2021, discussing plans to film some of this year’s festival. On Aug. 22 it was announced that the festival would have to be cancelled for the second year in a row. (Photo credit: Desert Daze/Facebook)

Desert Daze music festival cancelled due to wildfires, COVID

Fires in the region were already causing concern, but new COVID restrictions dealt final blow

Members of the Desert Daze team with Marcie Down of Gold Country Communities Society (third from l) in July 2021, discussing plans to film some of this year’s festival. On Aug. 22 it was announced that the festival would have to be cancelled for the second year in a row. (Photo credit: Desert Daze/Facebook)
Ashcroft resident Michaela Aie (seated) raising money in July to assist people who were evacuated from Lytton. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help out in the last year? Let the Journal know by nominating them. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Journal is looking for those who’ve gone above and beyond

Do you know someone in our communities who has gone above and beyond? Nominate them!

Ashcroft resident Michaela Aie (seated) raising money in July to assist people who were evacuated from Lytton. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help out in the last year? Let the Journal know by nominating them. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Smoke from a controlled burn in a portion of the Lytton Creek fire east of Spences Bridge on Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)

Wildfires continue to burn out of control throughout region

Several evacuation orders and alerts have been rescinded, but many more still remain in place

Smoke from a controlled burn in a portion of the Lytton Creek fire east of Spences Bridge on Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)
Firefighters from Nanaimo have been in Spences Bridge helping battle the Lytton Creek wildfire. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)

Evacuation order for Spences Bidge now downgraded to alert

Tremont Creek and Lytton Creek wildfires still classed as out of control

Firefighters from Nanaimo have been in Spences Bridge helping battle the Lytton Creek wildfire. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)
Smoke from the Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft on July 13, 2021. (Photo credit: Mona D’Amours)

Some orders and alerts downgraded for Tremont Creek wildfire

Evacuation order remains in place for Lytton Creek fire near Spences Bridge

Smoke from the Tremont Creek wildfire near Ashcroft on July 13, 2021. (Photo credit: Mona D’Amours)
The Desert Daze Music Festival is doggone good fun, as shown in this photo from the 2019 festival, and it will be back in Spences Bridge this September. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

‘Best Little Fest in the West’ returning to Spences Bridge

Belated 10th anniversary Desert Daze festival going ahead with music, vendors, workshops, and more

The Desert Daze Music Festival is doggone good fun, as shown in this photo from the 2019 festival, and it will be back in Spences Bridge this September. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The site of the EV charging station in Spences Bridge on March 25, 2021. (Photo credit: Joris Ekering)

Electric vehicle charging station removed from Spences Bridge

Move comes after Improvement District and BC Hydro fail to come to agreement about site

The site of the EV charging station in Spences Bridge on March 25, 2021. (Photo credit: Joris Ekering)
Map of Spences Bridge showing site of EV charging station (blue marker at top) and a proposed alternative site (beside the Inn at Spences Bridge at bottom). (Photo credit: Google Maps)

Trustees outline terms to keep charging station in Spences Bridge

If BC Hydro does not meet board’s demands they must remove equipment from current site

Map of Spences Bridge showing site of EV charging station (blue marker at top) and a proposed alternative site (beside the Inn at Spences Bridge at bottom). (Photo credit: Google Maps)
The trustees of the Spences Bridge Improvement District argue that one reason the EV charging station (l) should be moved is because it could compromise emergency response from the nearby fire hall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Time is running out for Spences Bridge EV charging station

Lease for the site runs out at the end of January and no new agreement has been reached

The trustees of the Spences Bridge Improvement District argue that one reason the EV charging station (l) should be moved is because it could compromise emergency response from the nearby fire hall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Spences Bridge Volunteer Fire Department has a new chief, and one of the challenges facing him is finding a new fire engine to replace the department’s 1991 engine, which is nearing the end of its life. (Photo credit: Journal archives)

Clock is ticking as Spences Bridge searches for new fire engine

Water meters, fire department, and charging station all discussed at recent AGM

The Spences Bridge Volunteer Fire Department has a new chief, and one of the challenges facing him is finding a new fire engine to replace the department’s 1991 engine, which is nearing the end of its life. (Photo credit: Journal archives)
The Spences Bridge Volunteer Frire Department has a new chief with a long history for community service. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New Spences Bridge fire chief proud to give back to community

‘Whatever challenges we face we will solve them together’

The Spences Bridge Volunteer Frire Department has a new chief with a long history for community service. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Spences Bridge EV charging station (l) will have to be removed unless an agreement is reached within the next six weeks regarding its future. An objection to the current site is that it might interfere with first responders at the nearby fire hall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Spences Bridge could lose charging station at end of January

TNRD offer to build washroom at site and pay legal fees is not acceptable to trustees

The Spences Bridge EV charging station (l) will have to be removed unless an agreement is reached within the next six weeks regarding its future. An objection to the current site is that it might interfere with first responders at the nearby fire hall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Spences Bridge Improvement District is looking for someone to fill the position of fire chief, and is also looking for people willing to stand as a candidate for the SBID board; elections will take place at the AGM on Nov. 28. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Candidates for trustee, fire chief wanted in Spences Bridge

Elections will be held during Spences Bridge Improvement District AGM on Nov. 28

The Spences Bridge Improvement District is looking for someone to fill the position of fire chief, and is also looking for people willing to stand as a candidate for the SBID board; elections will take place at the AGM on Nov. 28. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The fast charging EV station in Spences Bridge, located beside the fire hall, is the subject of a battle. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Controversy in Spences Bridge over fate of EV charging station

Community members upset over request that BC Hydro meet demands or remove station

The fast charging EV station in Spences Bridge, located beside the fire hall, is the subject of a battle. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Better With Juice are a group of Ashcroft-based teenagers who will be making their Desert Daze Festival debut this year. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Desert Daze Festival virtual concert features old and new faces

Ten acts were filmed at 10 Spences Bridge locations to celebrate 10 years of the festival

Better With Juice are a group of Ashcroft-based teenagers who will be making their Desert Daze Festival debut this year. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Comings and Goings On in Spences Bridge

Comings and Goings On in Spences Bridge

After a winter hiatus, Spences Bridge wakes up to welcome spring

  • Feb 26, 2020
Comings and Goings On in Spences Bridge