Barbara Roden

A series of free webinars will help businesses navigate the new world of COVID-19. (Photo credit: Jacqueline Kelly)

Free webinars help businesses navigate the new COVID-19 world

Participants will learn how to find and keep great employees, market your business, and more

A series of free webinars will help businesses navigate the new world of COVID-19. (Photo credit: Jacqueline Kelly)
Phase 2 of B.C.’s Back to School Plan provides for mostly in-person learning, with additional plans in place to offer varying degrees of online learning as well. With this in mind, now is the time to review and make online safety a priority to avoid being an easy target for fraudsters. (Photo credit: Metro Creative)

Online safety a priority as unusual school year set to start

More students likely to be learning and studying online, so parents need to put safety first

Phase 2 of B.C.’s Back to School Plan provides for mostly in-person learning, with additional plans in place to offer varying degrees of online learning as well. With this in mind, now is the time to review and make online safety a priority to avoid being an easy target for fraudsters. (Photo credit: Metro Creative)
Worried about how to navigate your way through — or maybe even host — Zoom meetings? An upcoming workshop will teach you some tips and tricks to make the most of virtual meetings. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Stressed about Zoom meetings? Upcoming workshop will help you out

Plus rural residents are asked for their input about Internet connectivity in the TNRD

Worried about how to navigate your way through — or maybe even host — Zoom meetings? An upcoming workshop will teach you some tips and tricks to make the most of virtual meetings. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Alexandria, B.C., Aug. 27, 2020. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

The Editor’s Desk: Stop and smell the pines

In the headlong rush from Point A to Point B, it's important to make time to explore the unexpected

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Alexandria, B.C., Aug. 27, 2020. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
A car charging at a Level 2 EV station in Sidney, B.C. Ashcroft will be getting two of the stations in 2021. (Photo credit: Wolf Depner/Peninsula News)A car charging at a Level 2 EV station in Sidney, B.C. Ashcroft will be getting two of the stations in 2021. (Photo credit: Wolf Depner/Peninsula News)

Two level 2 EV charging stations coming to Ashcroft in 2021

'Last piece of funding puzzle' now in place for project that will see 55 stations addded to network

A car charging at a Level 2 EV station in Sidney, B.C. Ashcroft will be getting two of the stations in 2021. (Photo credit: Wolf Depner/Peninsula News)A car charging at a Level 2 EV station in Sidney, B.C. Ashcroft will be getting two of the stations in 2021. (Photo credit: Wolf Depner/Peninsula News)
School will be back in session full-time starting on Sept. 24 throughout School District No. 74. (Photo credit: Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

All SD74 students set for full-time school return on Sept. 14

District's reopening plan has been approved by the Ministry of Education

School will be back in session full-time starting on Sept. 24 throughout School District No. 74. (Photo credit: Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The Cache Creek fire hall protected from flooding in April 2020. The firefighters’ request for the waiving of fees for use of the coverall for a department barbecue hit a snag at a recent council meeting. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Cache Creek fire hall protected from flooding in April 2020. The firefighters’ request for the waiving of fees for use of the coverall for a department barbecue hit a snag at a recent council meeting. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
B.C.’s highways probably won’t be this quiet over the Labour Day weekend, so take care while driving. (Photo credit: ICBC)

Keep yourself and others safe on the road during Labour Day driving

Despite a slowdown in visitors, traffic will still be heavy on the province's highways

B.C.’s highways probably won’t be this quiet over the Labour Day weekend, so take care while driving. (Photo credit: ICBC)
Opening title and painting for series nine of ‘The Joy of Painting’. Don’t you feel calmer just looking at it?. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: We need more Bob Ross

In a chaotic world, a place where there are no mistakes, just happy accidents, is a relief

Opening title and painting for series nine of ‘The Joy of Painting’. Don’t you feel calmer just looking at it?. (Photo credit: YouTube)
School supplies. Stock image.

Changes in store for this year’s back to school shopping trips

Pandemic rules and changes make preparing in advance essential

School supplies. Stock image.
The ruins of the Pavilion General Store on Highway 99 northeast of Lillooet. The store was one of the landmarks of the first Cariboo Wagon Road. (Photo credit: Richard Wright)

Gold Rush Trail benefits from funding to encourage safe tourism

Projects will help promote businesses and communities along the Trail

The ruins of the Pavilion General Store on Highway 99 northeast of Lillooet. The store was one of the landmarks of the first Cariboo Wagon Road. (Photo credit: Richard Wright)
With temperatures soaring, more people are turning to air conditioning to keep cool, but there are ways to beat the heat without breaking the bank.

Keep cool, beat the heat, and save money when temperatures soar

More people are using air conditioning in their homes, but it could be costing them money

With temperatures soaring, more people are turning to air conditioning to keep cool, but there are ways to beat the heat without breaking the bank.
Members of the Chief Cexpe’nthlEm Memorial Precinct Revitalization Project task force gathered at the memorial in Lytton, July 2020, prior to the start of the scan at the site. (Photo credit: New Pathways to Gold Society)

Lytton archaeological survey answers one question, uncovers more

Human remains were detected near the memorial to Chief Cexpe'nthlEm, but are they his?

Members of the Chief Cexpe’nthlEm Memorial Precinct Revitalization Project task force gathered at the memorial in Lytton, July 2020, prior to the start of the scan at the site. (Photo credit: New Pathways to Gold Society)
The way a lot of people probably feel these days: detail from ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch.

The Editor’s Desk: Welcome to Groundhog Month

Is it just me, or has 2020 already seemed to have lasted for at least two years?

The way a lot of people probably feel these days: detail from ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch.
Site of a fatal two-vehicle MVI on Highway 1 near Savona on Aug. 13, 2020. (Photo credit: Google Maps)

Two people dead after Highway 1 collision west of Kamloops

Two-vehicle accident closed Trans-Canada Highway for more than five hours

Site of a fatal two-vehicle MVI on Highway 1 near Savona on Aug. 13, 2020. (Photo credit: Google Maps)
People across North America have been receiving packets of mysterious seeds they didn’t order, probably as part of a ‘brushing’ scam intended to create bogus customer reviews. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

‘Brushing’ scam involving unordered goods such as seeds on the rise

Scammers use unordered merchandise to make glowing reviews look legitimate

People across North America have been receiving packets of mysterious seeds they didn’t order, probably as part of a ‘brushing’ scam intended to create bogus customer reviews. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Face masks will be manadatory for most users of all BC Transit buses as of Aug. 24. (Photo credit: Ketet Subiyanto/Pexels)

Masks will be mandatory on all BC Transit buses from Aug. 24

New rule will apply to community bus serving Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Clinton

Face masks will be manadatory for most users of all BC Transit buses as of Aug. 24. (Photo credit: Ketet Subiyanto/Pexels)
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New website offers free legal advice to do with COVID-19 matters

Website offers legal information relating to new COVID-19 laws and regulations

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The magic of going to the movies! Don’t you wish you could duplicate the experience in your own home? (Photo credit: DudePerfect/YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: The magic of movies

Craving that 'going to the movies' experience? Then FilmFlam™ is the streaming service for you!

The magic of going to the movies! Don’t you wish you could duplicate the experience in your own home? (Photo credit: DudePerfect/YouTube)
Flooding at the Cache Creek fire hall, July 2, 2020. Disaster Financial Assistance is now available for those who suffered flood damage during this year’s flooding. (Photo credit: Tom Moe)

Financial assistance available for victims of flooding in TNRD

Government will pay 80% of eligible claims resulting from flood damage

Flooding at the Cache Creek fire hall, July 2, 2020. Disaster Financial Assistance is now available for those who suffered flood damage during this year’s flooding. (Photo credit: Tom Moe)