Spences Bridge

CP’s train station (with water tank!) and roundhouse at North Bend in 1885.

From Black Canyon to North Bend: The stories behind more CP station names

Part two includes a vanished station, a well-known spot on Highway 1, and a unique sign

 

The Osprey Ranch sign, which was swept away by flooding near Spences Bridge in November 2021, takes a well-deserved rest after being found near Gibsons on the Sunhine Coast in January 2023, only a little the worse for wear after its long journey. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Ranch sign swept away near Spences Bridge in 2021 floods found after 350 km journey

Sign lost during November 2021 flooding on Highway 8 recovered on Sunshine Coast 14 months later

 

Rotary Club of Ashcroft/Cache Creek president Theresa Takacs (r) with 2019 Ashcroft Citizen of the Year recipient Esther Lang in June 2022. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Rotary Club looking for nominations for Citizens of the Year

Program honouring those who go above and beyond in our communities now in its 18th year

 

Aerial view of the temporary bridge at Site 10A on Highway 8, 14km east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)

Highway 8 reopened to public nearly one year after flood damage

November 2021 flooding destroyed seven kilometres of road at 25 different sites

Aerial view of the temporary bridge at Site 10A on Highway 8, 14km east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)
Butterfly mural at the Ashcroft HUB, October 2021. Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB

Mural project aims to help people heal through creating art

New project looking for participants throughout the region to create murals for the Ashcroft HUB

Butterfly mural at the Ashcroft HUB, October 2021. Photo credit: Ashcroft HUB
Photographer Gary Winslow will be at the Cache Creek Halloween Kids’ Costume Party on Oct. 31 to take free pictures of all the attendees. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)

Spooktacular Halloween fun this weekend from Lytton to Clinton

Get ready for some great Halloween events for the young and the young at heart

Photographer Gary Winslow will be at the Cache Creek Halloween Kids’ Costume Party on Oct. 31 to take free pictures of all the attendees. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)
TNRD Area ‘I’ candidate Steven Rice. (Photo credit: Tiffany Christianson)

Questions and answers with TNRD Electoral Area ‘I’ candidate Steven Rice

‘I am passionate about doing the work for our communities’

TNRD Area ‘I’ candidate Steven Rice. (Photo credit: Tiffany Christianson)
TNRD Area ‘I’ candidate Tricia Thorpe. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Questions and answers with TNRD Electoral Area ‘I’ candidate Tricia Thorpe

‘I bring a desire to meet and listen to all residents’

TNRD Area ‘I’ candidate Tricia Thorpe. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Wondering why the beer garden at the Desert Daze Festival is now called the Bighorn Lounge? Wonder no more: this family of bighorn sheep recently checked out the festival grounds in advance of this year’s event. (Photo credit: Desert Daze Festival)

Desert Daze Festival promises rocking weekend after two-year hiatus

Best Little Fest in the West is ready to welcome music-lovers to Spences Bridge

Wondering why the beer garden at the Desert Daze Festival is now called the Bighorn Lounge? Wonder no more: this family of bighorn sheep recently checked out the festival grounds in advance of this year’s event. (Photo credit: Desert Daze Festival)
(Photo - Rosie Ann Peters/Facebook)

Highway 1 remains closed due to mudslide outside Lytton

The highway is closed until further notice; an assessment is taking place

(Photo - Rosie Ann Peters/Facebook)
This year’s Desert Daze in Spences Bridge will offer on-site camping for festival-goers for the first time. (Photo credit: Desert Daze)

Desert Daze now offering on-site camping for festival-goers

Camping spots will be available on the festival grounds for RVs, campers, and tents

This year’s Desert Daze in Spences Bridge will offer on-site camping for festival-goers for the first time. (Photo credit: Desert Daze)
(from l) Ava Rose Krantz, Kathleen Kinasewich, Suzanna Lee Krantx, and Lilly Krantz at the Lookout in Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Spences Bridge artist creates public art for all to enjoy

Kathleen Kinasewich planned vibrant new artwork now on display at the Lookout in Spences Bridge

(from l) Ava Rose Krantz, Kathleen Kinasewich, Suzanna Lee Krantx, and Lilly Krantz at the Lookout in Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Submitted)
(B.C. Wildfire Service/Screenshot)
(B.C. Wildfire Service/Screenshot)
Preparations are being made for work at Site 11 on Highway 8, one of five sites where temporary reconstruction work has yet to be completed. (Photo credit: Geoff Bannoff)

Public gets look at Highway 8 progress during open house

Ministry of Transportation staff were in Spences Bridge and Merritt to answer questions

Preparations are being made for work at Site 11 on Highway 8, one of five sites where temporary reconstruction work has yet to be completed. (Photo credit: Geoff Bannoff)
(from l) 2021 Rotary Citizens of the Year Paulet Rice, Al Stott, Marijke Stott, Michaela Aie, Jacob Aie, and Pat Moyer. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Rotary Club of Ashcroft/Cache Creek recognizes Citizens of the Year

Banquet on June 2 honoured recipients from the past three years

(from l) 2021 Rotary Citizens of the Year Paulet Rice, Al Stott, Marijke Stott, Michaela Aie, Jacob Aie, and Pat Moyer. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Desert Daze Festival volunteers Ilanna Fortin, Wanda Dickenson, and Arnie Oram were part of a painting party working on the beer garden area of the Improvement District building in October 2021. (Photo credit: Desert Daze Festival)

Desert Daze volunteers hard at work organzing this year’s festival

Celebration of live music is ‘a time to put things behind us for a couple of days and have a party’

(from l) Desert Daze Festival volunteers Ilanna Fortin, Wanda Dickenson, and Arnie Oram were part of a painting party working on the beer garden area of the Improvement District building in October 2021. (Photo credit: Desert Daze Festival)
Ashcroft resident Michaela Aie (seated) raising money in July 2021 to assist people who were evacuated from Lytton following the June 30 fire. She is one of the Rotary Club of Ashcroft-Cache Creek’s Citizens of the Year for 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Rotary Club of Ashcroft-Cache Creek to honour Citizens of the Year at public banquet

First awards dinner since 2019 will honour the 2019, 2020, and 2021 recipients

Ashcroft resident Michaela Aie (seated) raising money in July 2021 to assist people who were evacuated from Lytton following the June 30 fire. She is one of the Rotary Club of Ashcroft-Cache Creek’s Citizens of the Year for 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A helicopter carrying a water bucket flies past a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, produced by the Lytton Creek wildfire burning in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Spences Bridge plans emergency reception centre

Community Hall has been outfitted with cots, bedding, food in event of disaster

A helicopter carrying a water bucket flies past a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, produced by the Lytton Creek wildfire burning in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Interactive butterfly artwork created by Kathleen Kinasewich and Andrea Ardiles in Spences Bridge in October 2021 with funding from the Neighbourhood Small Grants program. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Small Neighbourhood Grants available to help communities connect

Applicants can receive up to $500 for a community project that brings people together

Interactive butterfly artwork created by Kathleen Kinasewich and Andrea Ardiles in Spences Bridge in October 2021 with funding from the Neighbourhood Small Grants program. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The Easter Egg hunt — pictured here in 2019 — returns to Reg Conn Park in Clinton on April 17. (Photo credit: Raven Nyman)

Easter eggs-citement coming to local communities on Sunday

Get ready for a hippity-hoppity good time with Easter Egg hunts, barbecues, and more

The Easter Egg hunt — pictured here in 2019 — returns to Reg Conn Park in Clinton on April 17. (Photo credit: Raven Nyman)