Barbara Roden

The cupboard is bare of toilet paper, kitchen towels, and all but two lonely boxes of holiday Kleenex at Ashcroft Safety Mart Foods on March 21, 2020. The store has seen an increase in out-of-towners coming to purchase goods that are hard to find in many larger centres. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Some big city shoppers heading to small B.C. towns to stock up on COVID-19 supplies

With the cupboard bare in many large centres, some shoppers are flocking to rural communities

The cupboard is bare of toilet paper, kitchen towels, and all but two lonely boxes of holiday Kleenex at Ashcroft Safety Mart Foods on March 21, 2020. The store has seen an increase in out-of-towners coming to purchase goods that are hard to find in many larger centres. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A wildfire burning out of control north of Lytton over the weekend of March 22. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)

Out-of-control blaze burning near Lytton: BC Wildfire

BC Wildfire Service working to contain 150 hectare blaze

A wildfire burning out of control north of Lytton over the weekend of March 22. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)
Healthy harmony: Two fans pay tribute to B.C.’s top doctor, in song

Healthy harmony: Two fans pay tribute to B.C.’s top doctor, in song

Dr. Bonnie Henry has inspired a song and music video celebrating her handling of the COVID-19 crisis

Healthy harmony: Two fans pay tribute to B.C.’s top doctor, in song
A CP train stopped near the site of an incident west of Ashcroft in which one person was struck by a train on the afternoon of March 6. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

One person airlifted to hospital after being struck by CP train near Ashcroft

Reports indicate victim sustained serious injuries

A CP train stopped near the site of an incident west of Ashcroft in which one person was struck by a train on the afternoon of March 6. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The CN main line near Hope, undermined by flooding caused by heavy rains on Feb. 1, 2020. (Photo credit: Facebook)

Several area highways now reopened after closures due to slides and debris flows

Heavy rain played havoc with highways and rail lines, causing multiple closures

The CN main line near Hope, undermined by flooding caused by heavy rains on Feb. 1, 2020. (Photo credit: Facebook)
One man dead after police-involved shooting near Lytton

One man dead after police-involved shooting near Lytton

Two other people in the residence were evacuated safely

One man dead after police-involved shooting near Lytton
First responders at the scene of a serious crash outside of Hope on Jan. 6 on Highway 1. (Photo by Michele Franklin)

Highway 1 now reopened in both directions following fatality

One man is dead and another person is in hospital after vehicle collides with fuel tanker

First responders at the scene of a serious crash outside of Hope on Jan. 6 on Highway 1. (Photo by Michele Franklin)
A rockslide on Highway 97 earlier this year. DriveBC is reporting that a rockslide south of Boston Bar has closed Highway 1 in both directions. (Photo credit: Facebook)

UPDATE: Highway 1 has reopened after rockslide south of Boston Bar.

Highway 3 and 5 remain closed in both directions

A rockslide on Highway 97 earlier this year. DriveBC is reporting that a rockslide south of Boston Bar has closed Highway 1 in both directions. (Photo credit: Facebook)
RCMP officers receive Award of Valour for heroic actions during 2018 mudslides

RCMP officers receive Award of Valour for heroic actions during 2018 mudslides

“The (officers) not only went above and beyond, they performed heroically under extreme conditions.”

RCMP officers receive Award of Valour for heroic actions during 2018 mudslides
Highway 99 reopened to traffic following movement at 10 Mile Slide site

Highway 99 reopened to traffic following movement at 10 Mile Slide site

Drivers urged to use caution, watch for work crews in area

Highway 99 reopened to traffic following movement at 10 Mile Slide site
UPDATE: One arrested in fatal early morning Kamloops crash

UPDATE: One arrested in fatal early morning Kamloops crash

Motorists asked to avoid 1st Avenue as investigation continues

UPDATE: One arrested in fatal early morning Kamloops crash
A destroyed building on the Ashcroft Reserve after the 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire. Photo: Barbara Roden

VIDEO: Prosecutors to consider charges in human-caused 2017 B.C. wildfire

RCMP forwards results of its investigation into Elephant Hill fire to Crown counsel

A destroyed building on the Ashcroft Reserve after the 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire. Photo: Barbara Roden
Surrey RCMP say friends Richard Scurr (left) and Ryan Provencher were last seen in South Surrey on July 17. (Contributed photos/file photo)

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Surrey RCMP say friends Richard Scurr (left) and Ryan Provencher were last seen in South Surrey on July 17. (Contributed photos/file photo)
Highway 1 near Ashcroft down to single-lane, alternating traffic following vehicle fire

Highway 1 near Ashcroft down to single-lane, alternating traffic following vehicle fire

Ashcroft Fire Rescue is on site dealing with a grass fire sparked by the incident

Highway 1 near Ashcroft down to single-lane, alternating traffic following vehicle fire
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Off-duty cop spots cannabis growing during Revelstoke garden tour

Police seized marijuana plants after Mountie on a day off spots something out of place

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Washout hits Highway 97 north of Cache Creek

Washout hits Highway 97 north of Cache Creek

Highway now reopened to single-lane, alternating traffic

Washout hits Highway 97 north of Cache Creek
Young Coquitlam author’s new book tells of lost dog near Williams Lake during 2017 fires

Young Coquitlam author’s new book tells of lost dog near Williams Lake during 2017 fires

Nathan McTaggart, 13, was inspired to write book after meeting a young Williams Lake fire evacuee

Young Coquitlam author’s new book tells of lost dog near Williams Lake during 2017 fires
Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game
Adventure Charters operating manager Randy Gertzen with one of their buses. The company hopes to start servicing two inter-city routes in the B.C. Interior by the middle of May. Photo: Adventure Charters.

Williams Lake bus company to expand service across B.C.’s Interior

Adventure Charters will operate from Prince George to Surrey and Williams Lake to Kamloops

Adventure Charters operating manager Randy Gertzen with one of their buses. The company hopes to start servicing two inter-city routes in the B.C. Interior by the middle of May. Photo: Adventure Charters.
Flooding hits Highway 97 north of Cache Creek

Flooding hits Highway 97 north of Cache Creek

Recent warm temperatures are causing an increase in flooding on area roads

Flooding hits Highway 97 north of Cache Creek