Barbara Roden

Clinton-area ranchers seeking compensation for controlled burn gone wrong

Clinton-area ranchers seeking compensation for controlled burn gone wrong

BC Wildfire Service says it has reached out to people affected by the Elephant Hill fire

Clinton-area ranchers seeking compensation for controlled burn gone wrong
Smoke from the fire near Highway 1 east of Cache Creek.                                Tom Moe

UPDATE: Wildfire closes Highway 1 east of Cache Creek

Strong winds from the north have pushed the fire toward the former mushroom compost facility.

Smoke from the fire near Highway 1 east of Cache Creek.                                Tom Moe
BREAKING: Evacuation order issued for village of Clinton

BREAKING: Evacuation order issued for village of Clinton

Wind has whipped the Elephant Hill wildfire across the Bonaparte River.

BREAKING: Evacuation order issued for village of Clinton
The Elephant Hill wildfire continues to behave aggressively, forcing an evacuation order northeast of Clinton on July 25.                                Barbara Roden

VIDEO: Wind and warm, dry weather increase Elephant Hill wildfire

Crews may start conducting controlled burns as early as today to try to contain the fire.

The Elephant Hill wildfire continues to behave aggressively, forcing an evacuation order northeast of Clinton on July 25.                                Barbara Roden
The greeting that returning Cache Creek residents saw as they made their way along Highway 1 to Quartz Road.                                Barbara Roden

Firefighters and volunteers gather to welcome reurning Cache Creek residents

After 12 days of being evacuated, the village started to come back to life on July 18.

The greeting that returning Cache Creek residents saw as they made their way along Highway 1 to Quartz Road.                                Barbara Roden
Skies are clearing around Ashcroft, and work is underway restoring Internet, phone service, and secure power. (Barbara Roden/Ashcroft Cache-Creek Journal)

Ashcroft Reserve wildfire hit 10,300 hectares

Cause of the fire remains under investigation

Skies are clearing around Ashcroft, and work is underway restoring Internet, phone service, and secure power. (Barbara Roden/Ashcroft Cache-Creek Journal)
Heavy smoke form the Ashcroft Reserve fires still blankets the region. (Barbara Roden/Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal)

Thick smokes still blankets Ashcroft

Regional district has created Facebook pages to help direct aid

Heavy smoke form the Ashcroft Reserve fires still blankets the region. (Barbara Roden/Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal)
A forest fires to the west of Cache Creek. (Spearacanoe/Twitter)

Cache Creek electoral areas E, I, J under evacuation alert

Thompson-Nicola Regional District issues an evacuation alert

A forest fires to the west of Cache Creek. (Spearacanoe/Twitter)
Ashcroft wildfire hits 6,100 hectares

Ashcroft wildfire hits 6,100 hectares

Some 120 firefighters, eight helicopters, and eight pieces of heavy equipment are fighting the blaze

Ashcroft wildfire hits 6,100 hectares
(Twitter- Atheofaber)

UPDATED: Evacuations ordered as Ashcroft wildfire grows

The fire is an estimated 700 hectares in size

(Twitter- Atheofaber)
It’s important to remember the sunscreen when you are around the water; but don’t think you have to get special children’s sunscreen for kids. There’s no difference between sunscreen for adults and children.                                Darrell Bruvelaitis

Stay safe in the sun this summer

Dr. Harvey Lui has some tips for protecting your skin, and busts a few myths about tanning.

It’s important to remember the sunscreen when you are around the water; but don’t think you have to get special children’s sunscreen for kids. There’s no difference between sunscreen for adults and children.                                Darrell Bruvelaitis
Clayton Cassidy

Body of missing Cache Creek fire chief Clayton Cassidy located

Search and rescue crews, Ashcroft RCMP, and ashcroft Fire Rescue are working to recover the body.

Clayton Cassidy
A new

New app will help B.C. drivers

The BCHighways app makes use of information from the Ministry of Transportation to keep drivers informed about the roads.

A new
CURIOUS CRITTER: Sea otters are not a common site in the area; but all B.C. residents

Public asked to help name rescued otters

The Vancouver Aquarium has taken charge of two rescued otter pups, who are enjoying their new home but need names.

CURIOUS CRITTER: Sea otters are not a common site in the area; but all B.C. residents
When hitting the highways and byways this winter

Time change can wreak havoc on drivers

And that isn't the only reason accidents on B.C. roads spike right after the clocks fall back.

When hitting the highways and byways this winter
Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.

Rural voice is now stronger in Victoria with new Rural Economic Development portfolio

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett is now a Minister of State, giving rural communities an advocate at the cabinet table.

Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.
The CRA tax scam appears to have stopped - at least for now.

Raid on call centre in India puts brakes on CRA tax scam

Experts are wondering if the scheme is permanently stopped, or if it will resume again when the heat dies down.

The CRA tax scam appears to have stopped - at least for now.
Health Minister Terry Lake (l) and Transportation Minister Todd Stone at the opening of the new clinical services building at Royal Inland Hospital on September 16.

Royal Inland Hospital expansion will mean increased taxes for all area residents

The planned patient care tower will result in an additional $20 per year tax for at least a decade for all residences in the region.

Health Minister Terry Lake (l) and Transportation Minister Todd Stone at the opening of the new clinical services building at Royal Inland Hospital on September 16.
Thirty special “Time to Explore” geocoins have been created for this year’s event.

Gold Country geocaching event a time to explore

The fourth annual event, on the Labour Day weekend, has a night cache, a Munzee walk, and the chance to win one of 30 limited edition coins.

Thirty special “Time to Explore” geocoins have been created for this year’s event.
The always-popular entertainer Filetta Fish will be back at the Ashcroft and District Fall Fair on September 11.

Ashcroft fall fair promises plenty of fun

With entertainment, food, vendors, and more than $2,000 in prizes, this year's fair - now with free admission - is better than ever.

The always-popular entertainer Filetta Fish will be back at the Ashcroft and District Fall Fair on September 11.