Barbara Roden

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The Editor’s Desk: Shaken, not stirred

Are you excited by the forthcoming B.C. election? If so, you might be the only one

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Ashcroft received an Honourable Mention for its asset management program at this year’s UBCM Community Excellence Awards. (Photo credit: UBCM)

Village of Ashcroft receives award at 2020 UBCM conference

Ashcroft recognized for Excellence in Asset Management for homegrown program

Ashcroft received an Honourable Mention for its asset management program at this year’s UBCM Community Excellence Awards. (Photo credit: UBCM)
A newly renovated interior hallway at Kumsheen Secondary in Lytton shows the light let in by a new two-storey window wall. (Photo credit: School District No. 74)

Work underway on converting Kumsheen Secondary to K-12 school

Naming process for new school to be carried out by community this fall

A newly renovated interior hallway at Kumsheen Secondary in Lytton shows the light let in by a new two-storey window wall. (Photo credit: School District No. 74)
The Clinton Library will be getting upgrades to make it more wheelchair accessible. (Photo credit: Google Maps)

Clinton Library to get exterior work to make it more accessible

TNRD board also approves contractor for $400,000 upgrade at 70 Mile Community Hall

The Clinton Library will be getting upgrades to make it more wheelchair accessible. (Photo credit: Google Maps)
Pharmacies will play a key role in providing flu shots this year, and anyone getting a flu shot can expect to see a few changes when it comes to how to get one. (Photo credit: Black Press files)

Getting a flu shot will look different during pandemic

Pharmacies expect to be busy as health authorities cancel flu shot clinics

Pharmacies will play a key role in providing flu shots this year, and anyone getting a flu shot can expect to see a few changes when it comes to how to get one. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
Ashcroft mayor and Thompson Regional Hospital District board member Barbara Roden with the steel beam that was signed before being hoisted into place to mark the topping off of the new Patient Care Tower at Royal Inland Hospital, which is scheduled to open in summer 2022. (Photo credit: Royal Inland Hospital Foundation)

New Patient Care Tower at RIH on target for summer 2022 opening

Construction on $417 million tower has entered new construction phase

Ashcroft mayor and Thompson Regional Hospital District board member Barbara Roden with the steel beam that was signed before being hoisted into place to mark the topping off of the new Patient Care Tower at Royal Inland Hospital, which is scheduled to open in summer 2022. (Photo credit: Royal Inland Hospital Foundation)
Premier John Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24. (Black Press Media file photo)

The Editor’s Desk: When you hate being right

Emails told me there was a snap election coming, but not the way you think

Premier John Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24. (Black Press Media file photo)
A participant in an event at the Black Powder Desert Rendezvous near Ashcroft, October 2016. Volunteers are being sought to help make this year’s rendezvous a success. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Volunteers welcome at this year’s Black Powder Desert Rendezvous

Plus farmers' markets, an art show, a bottle drive, a Fire Prevention Week contest, and more

A participant in an event at the Black Powder Desert Rendezvous near Ashcroft, October 2016. Volunteers are being sought to help make this year’s rendezvous a success. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Clinton Elementary School being demolished in June 2017, to make way for a seniors’ living facility that has been in the works since 2011. Construction on the facility began in late 2020. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Work has started on 20 units of seniors’ housing in Clinton

Much-delayed project has been in the works for almost a decade

Clinton Elementary School being demolished in June 2017, to make way for a seniors’ living facility that has been in the works since 2011. Construction on the facility began in late 2020. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Chinese miners washing gold on the Fraser River c. 1900. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)

Chinese Canadian Museum launches exhibit in Vancouver Chinatown

Temporary exhibit explores the history of Chinese immigration and communities

Chinese miners washing gold on the Fraser River c. 1900. (Photo credit: Ashcroft Museum and Archives)
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart has been named Opposition Critic for Regional Economic Development and Small Business. (Photo credit: Lori Pilon)

Fraser-Nicola MLA takes on new role, prepares for snap election

Jackie Tegart has been named Opposition Critic for Regional Economic Development and Small Business

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart has been named Opposition Critic for Regional Economic Development and Small Business. (Photo credit: Lori Pilon)
Bears are fattening up for winter, and after one was spotted near the Cache Creek park residents are being asked to remove attractants, such as ripe fruit, to keep the bruins at bay. (Photo credit: Louise Williams)

Hungry bruins are out and about so make sure you’re bear aware

Plus a bike rodeo, family karate, invasive plants, theatre events, and more

Bears are fattening up for winter, and after one was spotted near the Cache Creek park residents are being asked to remove attractants, such as ripe fruit, to keep the bruins at bay. (Photo credit: Louise Williams)
Fraser-Nicola NDP candidate Aaron Sumexheltza. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Lawyer, former chief named as NDP candidate in Fraser-Nicola

Aaron Sumexheltza wins provincial NDP nomination on second attempt

Fraser-Nicola NDP candidate Aaron Sumexheltza. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis (third from r) with supporters at the Bear’s Claw Restaurant in Cache Creek before the 2019 election. Vis was recently named to the shadow cabinet as Minister for Housing. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis named to shadow cabinet

Rookie MP named as the Conservative Shadow Minister for Housing

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis (third from r) with supporters at the Bear’s Claw Restaurant in Cache Creek before the 2019 election. Vis was recently named to the shadow cabinet as Minister for Housing. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier in the multi-Emmy-winning 1975 TV movie ‘Love Among the Ruins’. (Phot credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Love among the ruins

A musical mystery is solved, and a forgotten gem is rediscovered

Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier in the multi-Emmy-winning 1975 TV movie ‘Love Among the Ruins’. (Phot credit: YouTube)
The nomination of Aaron Sumexheltza (pictured) as the NDP nominee in the Fraser-Nicola riding has caused controversy, with the 13-member riding association resigning on Sept. 11 in protest. (Photo credit: File photo)

Controversy in Fraser-Nicola riding as NDP names their candidate

Entire riding association executive resigns after Aaron Sumexheltza wins NDP nomination

The nomination of Aaron Sumexheltza (pictured) as the NDP nominee in the Fraser-Nicola riding has caused controversy, with the 13-member riding association resigning on Sept. 11 in protest. (Photo credit: File photo)
Dr. Stephen Akinkunmi of the Ashcroft Family Medical Practice, June 2020. (Photo credit: Interior Health)

New physician unexpectedly leaves Ashcroft clinic

Dr. Stephen Akinkuni started work at the Ashcroft Family Medical Practice in March 2020

Dr. Stephen Akinkunmi of the Ashcroft Family Medical Practice, June 2020. (Photo credit: Interior Health)
The Village of Cache Creek is moving forward on updating its cannabis regulatory framework, and is looking for public input. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

Cache Creek will be seeking public input on cannabis framework

Survey for residents and businesses will be available by end of September

The Village of Cache Creek is moving forward on updating its cannabis regulatory framework, and is looking for public input. (Photo credit: Unsplash)
A catalytic converter (pictured) may look as if it has little value, but thefts of them are on the rise. (Photo credit: Hamilton Police)

Catalytic converter thefts on the rise throughout province

Thieves recently targeted Lytton but were foiled by RCMP and observant resident

A catalytic converter (pictured) may look as if it has little value, but thefts of them are on the rise. (Photo credit: Hamilton Police)
Edgar Allan Crow, mascot of the North Kamloops Library, presumably saying ‘Libraries? Boring? Nevermore!’ (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Regional Library)

Fall programs and events going virtual at libraries this fall

Many old favourites, including 'Tech One-on-One', will be offered online through the library system

Edgar Allan Crow, mascot of the North Kamloops Library, presumably saying ‘Libraries? Boring? Nevermore!’ (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Regional Library)