Barbara Roden

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The Editor’s Desk: Library to the rescue

Do you still think libraries are all about books, and nothing else? Think again

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Advance voting has now started in polling places throughout the Fraser-Nicola riding. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Advance voting now open in Fraser-Nicola

Advance voting runs from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21 in B.C.'s election

Advance voting has now started in polling places throughout the Fraser-Nicola riding. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
As the peak shopping season gets underway, scammers are out in force with new ways to part consumers from their cash. (Photo credit: Better Business Bureau)

Amazon imposters out to trick, not treat, consumers so beware

With more and more people shopping online, fraudsters are trying to take advantage of customers

As the peak shopping season gets underway, scammers are out in force with new ways to part consumers from their cash. (Photo credit: Better Business Bureau)
Constable Scarecrow and assistant in Coquitlam. Which one is which? (Photo credit: Coquitlam RCMP)

Constable Scarecrow gives speedy motorists a frightful warning

Coquitlam RCMP deploying decoy to deter speeders

Constable Scarecrow and assistant in Coquitlam. Which one is which? (Photo credit: Coquitlam RCMP)
Honour House Society founder and President Allan De Genova (l) and Robert Parkinson, Health and Wellness Director, Ambulance Paramedics of BC and Director, Honour House Society, at the opening of Honour Ranch near Ashcroft, Oct. 5, 2019. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Honour Ranch makes use of ‘down time’ to complete essential work

Unable to run programs because of COVID-19, volunteers made the site ready for year-round use

Honour House Society founder and President Allan De Genova (l) and Robert Parkinson, Health and Wellness Director, Ambulance Paramedics of BC and Director, Honour House Society, at the opening of Honour Ranch near Ashcroft, Oct. 5, 2019. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Do you have any of these floating around? If so, you have until Jan. 1, 2021 to spend them before they cease to be legal tender. (Photo credit: Bank of Canada)

Hurry up and spend old Canadian bank notes you’re holding onto

Legal tender status will be removed from the $1, $2, $25, $500, and $1,000 bank notes on Dec. 31

Do you have any of these floating around? If so, you have until Jan. 1, 2021 to spend them before they cease to be legal tender. (Photo credit: Bank of Canada)
Voting sign in Ashcroft, May 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

The Editor’s Desk: Election excitemezzzzzz

The provincial election campaign has been something of a snooze until now

Voting sign in Ashcroft, May 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
October presents a lot of opportunities for colourful and creative decorations, and Ashcroft businesses are invited to decorate with a splash of fall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Vote on which Ashcroft business has made the biggest ‘splash’

Plus Halloween drive-in movies, the breast screening mobile clinic, a housing needs survey, and more

October presents a lot of opportunities for colourful and creative decorations, and Ashcroft businesses are invited to decorate with a splash of fall. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

Cache Creek looks at options for three tax sale properties

There were no bidders on the properties, which now revert to the Village

Cache Creek Village office, date unknown. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
Flu shots are now available at the Ashcroft pharmacy. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Flu shots available via appointment, clinics at Ashcroft pharmacy

Flu vaccines are now available, and are free to most B.C. residents

Flu shots are now available at the Ashcroft pharmacy. (Photo credit: Stock image)
COVID Bubble Battle is just one of three exciting game shows that are coming up to take part in, or watch live, on the HUB Online Network starting on Oct. 17. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Get ready to come on down and test your wits during Game Show Week

Plus Halloween at the HUB, excellent adventures at the Paramount, and more

COVID Bubble Battle is just one of three exciting game shows that are coming up to take part in, or watch live, on the HUB Online Network starting on Oct. 17. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Is this what the view through your windscreen looks like? If so, the police would like to have a word with you. (Photo credit: RCMP)

October is ‘Drive Relative to Conditions’ month throughout B.C.

Don't let the warm weather fool you: autumn is here, and driving conditions can change rapidly

Is this what the view through your windscreen looks like? If so, the police would like to have a word with you. (Photo credit: RCMP)
The fast charging EV station in Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Charging ahead safely

As we discuss many things about Ev charging stations, safety has to be part of the mix

The fast charging EV station in Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Cache Creek council members (from l) Lisa Dafoe, Annette Pittman, mayor Santo Talarico, Wendy Coomber, and Sue Peters, November 2018. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Argument abounds at contentious Cache Creek council meeting

Coun. Pittman stripped of deputy mayor appointment following heated exchange

Cache Creek council members (from l) Lisa Dafoe, Annette Pittman, mayor Santo Talarico, Wendy Coomber, and Sue Peters, November 2018. (Photo credit: Submitted)
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)
The CP Holiday Train, pictured during its stop in Ashcroft in 2019, will not be riding the rails this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

CP Holiday Train will not be pulling into communities this year

Virtual event will take its place, but donations to local food banks will go ahead as usual

The CP Holiday Train, pictured during its stop in Ashcroft in 2019, will not be riding the rails this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Dennis Adamson, centre, pictured during a 2018 Canada Day celebration. Adamson has announced his intentions to run as an Independent in the Fraser-Nicola riding ahead of the B.C. election Oct. 24. (Photo credit: Greg Laychak/Black Press)

Former Fraser-Nicola NDP riding executive member to run as Independent

Dennis Adamson flirted with Green Party before deciding to eschew party affiliation

Dennis Adamson, centre, pictured during a 2018 Canada Day celebration. Adamson has announced his intentions to run as an Independent in the Fraser-Nicola riding ahead of the B.C. election Oct. 24. (Photo credit: Greg Laychak/Black Press)
The TNRD is holding a free household hazardous waste round-up in Cache Creek on Oct. 25. (Photo credit: YouTube)

Free household hazardous waste round-up coming to Cache Creek

Event gives residents a chance to safely dispose of dangerous materials

The TNRD is holding a free household hazardous waste round-up in Cache Creek on Oct. 25. (Photo credit: YouTube)
COVID-19 exposures by school district in Interior Health as of Sept. 30, 2020. (Photo credit: Interior Health)

New site charts confirmed COVID-19 exposures at all IH schools

No confirmed cases recorded within School District 74

COVID-19 exposures by school district in Interior Health as of Sept. 30, 2020. (Photo credit: Interior Health)
Elections BC is anticipating a record number of mail-in votes for the provincial election on Oct. 24, which could delay the final election results. (Photo credit: Elections BC)

Record numbers requesting mail-in vote package for BC election

Plus upcoming AGMs, free webinars, Clinton seeks more firefighters, and more

Elections BC is anticipating a record number of mail-in votes for the provincial election on Oct. 24, which could delay the final election results. (Photo credit: Elections BC)