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Two voters walk into the Dutch Lake Community Centre where a polling station was held for the 2021 snap election. (File photo)

Nomination period for 2022 local elections begins on Aug. 30

Nomination packages will be available in all jurisdictions by Aug. 16

 

Fire near Hat Creek Road south of Ashcroft near Highway 1. (Photo credit: Brandi Lynn Zirk)

Firefighters respond to two grass fires west of Highway 1 near Ashcroft

The fires, near Hat Creek Road started after thunderstorm rolled through

 

Joel Anstett, with his dog Apollo, shows some of the injuries he suffered while fighting off a bobcat that was attacking Apollo in the back yard of their Ashcroft home on July 20. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Ashcroft man injured protecting dog from back yard bobcat attack

Joel Anstett and his dog suffered scratches and bites in attack near Desert Sands School

 

Joel Anstett, with his dog Apollo, shows some of the injuries he suffered while fighting off a bobcat that was attacking Apollo in the back yard of their Ashcroft home on July 20. (Photo credit: Submitted)

B.C. man injured protecting dog from backyard bobcat attack

‘I think anyone else would have done the same thing’ says Joel Anstett after frightening encounter

Joel Anstett, with his dog Apollo, shows some of the injuries he suffered while fighting off a bobcat that was attacking Apollo in the back yard of their Ashcroft home on July 20. (Photo credit: Submitted)
A map shows proposed changes to federal ridings in southern B.C., including the new riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Lytton, which would include Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet, Barriere, Clearwater, and most of the City of Kamloops. (Photo credit: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)

Commissioners hear feedback on proposed federal riding changes

New Kamloops-Thompson-Lytton riding would include Highway 1 communities from Lytton to 70 Mile

  • Jun 23, 2022
A map shows proposed changes to federal ridings in southern B.C., including the new riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Lytton, which would include Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet, Barriere, Clearwater, and most of the City of Kamloops. (Photo credit: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)
The human-caused blaze was ignited on May 17 at about 8:45 a.m. within view of Highway 1 just west of Savona (and about 35 minutes from Kamloops).BCWS

RCMP seek dash cam footage in connection with human caused blaze near Cache Creek

The fire started between Cache Creek and Walhachin grew to about three hectares before being doused the next day

  • May 19, 2022
The human-caused blaze was ignited on May 17 at about 8:45 a.m. within view of Highway 1 just west of Savona (and about 35 minutes from Kamloops).BCWS
A map from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows the snowpack levels throughout the province as of May 1, 2022. (Photo credit: B.C. River Forecast Centre)

Colder than usual spring temperatures increase flood risks

Above-average snowpacks in many regions could lead to flooding if weather heats up fast

A map from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows the snowpack levels throughout the province as of May 1, 2022. (Photo credit: B.C. River Forecast Centre)
The proposed realignment would mean that Kamloops-Thompson-Lytton would include Lillooet, Lytton, Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Clinton, Savona, Logan Lake, Barriere, and Clearwater. The largest centre would be most of the City of Kamloops, which would see itself split between two ridings. (2022 Federal Redistribution)

New federal riding would see big change for local communities

New Kamloops-Thompson-Lytton riding would include Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton

The proposed realignment would mean that Kamloops-Thompson-Lytton would include Lillooet, Lytton, Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Clinton, Savona, Logan Lake, Barriere, and Clearwater. The largest centre would be most of the City of Kamloops, which would see itself split between two ridings. (2022 Federal Redistribution)
Ashcroft Hospital and Health site (Journal files)

TNRD frustrated with lack of communication from Interior Health Authority

Board members were taken off guard after announcement of change to health care services

Ashcroft Hospital and Health site (Journal files)
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TNRD considers vaccine mandate for staff, volunteers

Directors question whether they would also be included in the proposed mandate

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An evacuation order near Barnes Lake, issued due to the Tremont Creek wildfire on July 14, has been rescinded to an evacuation alert as of Aug. 20. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Some evacuation orders downgraded to alerts for Tremont Creek and Lytton Creek fires

Two properties near Barnes Lake, and 656 in Lower Nicola, now on alert instead of order

An evacuation order near Barnes Lake, issued due to the Tremont Creek wildfire on July 14, has been rescinded to an evacuation alert as of Aug. 20. (Photo credit: TNRD)
From left: Eddy Schlosser, Jasmine Francis, Erica Rintoul, Megan Francis and Tiffany Peterson (with her daughter) Abigail and little Serenity Francis, front. (Photo submitted)

Clinton girl, 7, raises close to $2,000 in bannock sales for Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

Jasmine Francis, a member of the Skeetchestn Indian band, sold more than 400 bannock

From left: Eddy Schlosser, Jasmine Francis, Erica Rintoul, Megan Francis and Tiffany Peterson (with her daughter) Abigail and little Serenity Francis, front. (Photo submitted)
The freed osprey keeps a wary eye on its rescuers after being deposited on its nest. (Photo credit: Greg Hiltz)

Hydro crew in Ashcroft gets osprey rescue call-out they won’t soon forget

Bird was tangled in baling wire hanging from a hydro pole, necessitating a tricky rescue

The freed osprey keeps a wary eye on its rescuers after being deposited on its nest. (Photo credit: Greg Hiltz)