Barbara Roden

New online booking for lab appointments at Ashcroft Hospital

Patients can make their bookings online beginning Nov. 23

The Editor’s Desk: The raccoon whisperer

The Internet can be a wonderful place when good people use it with kindness

Cache Creek cannabis survey reveals support for retail, production

Concerns were raised about youth access, public smoking, and the location of retail stores

COVID-19 tests in Ashcroft, 100 Mile can now be booked online

Tests are available for anyone exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms, with results in 48 hours

Kamloops & District Crime Stoppers running 50/50 draw fundraiser

Event replaces annual car raffle, which last year was won by an Ashcroft resident

Kamloops Blazers’ annual teddy bear toss tradition goes online

Online donations will be used to purchase stuffies for young patients at Royal Inland Hospital

The Editor’s Desk: Time not well spent

If you had four years as the world's most powerful person, what would you do to benefit others?

With all votes counted, Jackie Tegart takes riding by 282 votes

Liberal incumbent prevails after another close Fraser-Nicola election race

Cache Creek Volunteer Fire Department First Assistant Chief Damian Couture with old equipment at the Cache Creek council meeting on Oct. 26. (Photo credit: YouTube)

Cache Creek approves purchase of new fire department equipment

Motion opposed by one council member asking for time to look into outside funding opportunities

Cache Creek Volunteer Fire Department First Assistant Chief Damian Couture with old equipment at the Cache Creek council meeting on Oct. 26. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Map showing proposed trails at the McAbee Fossil Beds site east of Cache Creek. The blue trail, which winds up to a scenic viewpoint, has now been completed; other phase one trails, yet to be completed, are shown at left. (Photo credit: Heritage Branch)

First trail completed at McAbee Fossil Beds site

With the right facilities, site could attract 50,000 visitors a year to the region

Map showing proposed trails at the McAbee Fossil Beds site east of Cache Creek. The blue trail, which winds up to a scenic viewpoint, has now been completed; other phase one trails, yet to be completed, are shown at left. (Photo credit: Heritage Branch)
The 2019 Remembrance Day ceremony in Ashcroft. This year the Cadets will not be present, and wreaths will be placed in advance of the ceremony. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Legion breakfast and cenotaph ceremony being held in Ashcroft on Nov. 11

Remembrance Day events will be scaled back but are going ahead with a few changes

The 2019 Remembrance Day ceremony in Ashcroft. This year the Cadets will not be present, and wreaths will be placed in advance of the ceremony. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
An image from the 2018 documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, which cleaned and restored century-old film footage to show World War I and those who fought in it in a new light. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: They shall not grow old

Giving names and voices to soldiers from the past bridges the year between them and us

An image from the 2018 documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, which cleaned and restored century-old film footage to show World War I and those who fought in it in a new light. (Photo credit: YouTube)
RCMP cruiser, no date.

RCMP investigating alleged armed robbery at Ashcroft brake check

Incident took place at around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 30

RCMP cruiser, no date.
BC 2020 election graphic

Elections BC estimates 52% of BC voters cast a ballot this year

Results are down from 2017, and final counts will have to wait until mail-in ballots are tallied

BC 2020 election graphic
Ichabod Crane meets a ‘ghost’ in Sleepy Hollow during The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, 1949. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Quite the wild weekend

It was earlier than expected, dramatic, and much-discussed (and there was an election as well)

Ichabod Crane meets a ‘ghost’ in Sleepy Hollow during The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, 1949. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Election day is here. Here’s what you need to know to vote. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

It’s Election Day in B.C. and the polls have now closed

B.C.'s snap election has already broken records for advance voter turnout, mail-in ballots

Election day is here. Here’s what you need to know to vote. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek council decides to change meeting nights, start time

Council also takes first, brief look at water meters, noting cost of installation

Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
Original blueprint for the Ashcroft Library from 1974, showing a room at the back (top r) which was originally the Branch Head’s office and could be repurposed to create more space during proposed upgrades to the building’s interior. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Have your say on upgrades to interior of Ashcroft Library

A survey is now open to get feedback from residents about what they want to see at the library

Original blueprint for the Ashcroft Library from 1974, showing a room at the back (top r) which was originally the Branch Head’s office and could be repurposed to create more space during proposed upgrades to the building’s interior. (Photo credit: TNRD)
A section of the Trans-Canada Highway north of Lytton. The highway will be closed for eight hours starting at 10 p.m. on Oct. 22. (Photo credit: BC Back Country)

Highway 1 from Spuzzum to Cache Creek to be closed for eight hours starting Oct. 22

Ten-hour closure will allow work to be done on bridge at Spuzzum

A section of the Trans-Canada Highway north of Lytton. The highway will be closed for eight hours starting at 10 p.m. on Oct. 22. (Photo credit: BC Back Country)
(front row, from l) Ashcroft and District Lions Club president Sue Peters; Joan Henderson of The Equality Project; Esther Lang from the Christmas Hamper committee; Trish Schachtel of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society food bank; and Tim Hortons manager Damian Couture with members of the Lions Club. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)

Smiles all round as Lions raise money for three local groups

Equality Project, food bank, Christmas hamper fund all benefit from Tim Hortons Smile Cookie sales

(front row, from l) Ashcroft and District Lions Club president Sue Peters; Joan Henderson of The Equality Project; Esther Lang from the Christmas Hamper committee; Trish Schachtel of the South Cariboo E. Fry Society food bank; and Tim Hortons manager Damian Couture with members of the Lions Club. (Photo credit: Gareth Smart)