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The Kookipi Creek wildfire is an estimated 18,045.3 hectares as of Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 and remains out of control. (BC Wildfire Service)

Evacuation orders downgraded for Kookipi Creek, Stein Mountain wildfires

Kookipi Creek is an estimated 18,045.3 ha., while Stein Mountain is 4,667.3 ha.

 

Some of the 20 million or so seedlings growing at the Juniper Beach facility of PRT Growing Services east of Cache Creek. (Photo credit: PRT)

Millions of seedlings hiding in plain sight near Juniper Beach

Facility east of Cache Creek is one of the largest tree-growing sites in North America

 

The BC River Forecast Centre says there is a high risk of drought throughout B.C. this summer. (Photo credit: Black Press files)

B.C. faces high risk of province-wide drought this summer

Hottest May on record and extremely low snow packs contributing to risk

The BC River Forecast Centre says there is a high risk of drought throughout B.C. this summer. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
Members of the Sage Sound Singers choir were among the 30 singers taking part in a final rehearsal at the Ashcroft HUB on June 18 before they fly to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall. Concertmaster Cvetozar Vutev is standing at right, with accompanist Dimiter Terziev at the piano and Sage Sound Singers musical director Michelle Reid at centre in blue sweater. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

B.C. singers set to hit the stage at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall

Members of Sage Sound Singers from Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton performing in New York on June 27

Members of the Sage Sound Singers choir were among the 30 singers taking part in a final rehearsal at the Ashcroft HUB on June 18 before they fly to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall. Concertmaster Cvetozar Vutev is standing at right, with accompanist Dimiter Terziev at the piano and Sage Sound Singers musical director Michelle Reid at centre in blue sweater. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Raymondo Saldana Garcia enjoys his work at Desert Hills Ranch Farm Market on Sunday, where the hydrangeas are in full bloom. Garcia, who is from Mexico, said he has worked at Desert Hills for the past five years and really enjoys it.  (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)

Friendly staff, ranch animals part of Desert Hills charm in Ashcroft

Desert Hills provides fresh, local produce grown to B.C.’s interior

Raymondo Saldana Garcia enjoys his work at Desert Hills Ranch Farm Market on Sunday, where the hydrangeas are in full bloom. Garcia, who is from Mexico, said he has worked at Desert Hills for the past five years and really enjoys it.  (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)
If you or your pet are bitten by a rattlesnake the first 24 hours are crucial to the treatment process. (Contributed to Black Press Media/Handout Photo)

How to be prepared during rattlesnake season in B.C.’s southern interior

Lack of anti-venom medication could leave pets at risk

If you or your pet are bitten by a rattlesnake the first 24 hours are crucial to the treatment process. (Contributed to Black Press Media/Handout Photo)
The proposal to move Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Clinton from Fraser-Nicola has come as a shock to the riding’s MLA, Jackie Tegart, who lives in Ashcroft. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)

Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton set to move to Cariboo-Chilcotin riding

The communities are currently in the Fraser-Nicola riding

The proposal to move Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Clinton from Fraser-Nicola has come as a shock to the riding’s MLA, Jackie Tegart, who lives in Ashcroft. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)
The winding Loon Lake Road can be a challenging one for drivers, especially in winter. (Photo credit: Google maps)

Plow truck driver saves motorist in distress along Loon Lake Road

It’s the second time that Grant Gray has come to the aid of a driver who has gone off the road

The winding Loon Lake Road can be a challenging one for drivers, especially in winter. (Photo credit: Google maps)
A map shows the proposed new riding boundaries and configurations in southern B.C., including the new riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Nicola, which stretches from Lytton and Lillooet in the south and west to Clinton and Clearwater in the north. (Photo credit: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)

Changes proposed for new Kamloops-Thompson-Nicola riding

Riding will include communities from Lytton and Lillooet to Clinton and Clearwater

A map shows the proposed new riding boundaries and configurations in southern B.C., including the new riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Nicola, which stretches from Lytton and Lillooet in the south and west to Clinton and Clearwater in the north. (Photo credit: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)
An Aboriginal Patient Navigator is now available at the Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Aboriginal Patient Navigator now available at Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre

APNs help Indigenous patients and their families access health care supports and services

An Aboriginal Patient Navigator is now available at the Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(front row, from l): Hon. Col Al De Genova, founder and president of the Honour House Society; Ashcroft and District Lions Club president Sue Peters; Ashcroft Travel Centre Tim Hortons manager Starla Dixon; and Rob Farrer, director of the National Police Federation’s Benevloent Foundation at the start of the third Guns and Hoses charity hockey game on Jan. 21. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Veterans’ retreat Honour Ranch big winner after first responder charity hockey game

‘Guns and Hoses’ game raised more than $10,000 for Honour Ranch near Ashcroft

(front row, from l): Hon. Col Al De Genova, founder and president of the Honour House Society; Ashcroft and District Lions Club president Sue Peters; Ashcroft Travel Centre Tim Hortons manager Starla Dixon; and Rob Farrer, director of the National Police Federation’s Benevloent Foundation at the start of the third Guns and Hoses charity hockey game on Jan. 21. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Urgent and Primary Care Centre at the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Site is piloting a ‘Virtual Doctor’ program through May 2023. (Photo credit: Journal files)

Interior Health ‘virtual doctor’ pilot program may spread to other communities

Program will run in Ashcroft through May 2023 and is the only one of its kind in the province

The Urgent and Primary Care Centre at the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Site is piloting a ‘Virtual Doctor’ program through May 2023. (Photo credit: Journal files)
A snowfall warning has been issued Tuesday, Nov. 29 for the Cariboo, Chilcotin and North Thompson regions. Snow has begun falling lightly in Williams Lake Tuesday morning. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Snowfall warning issued for Cariboo, Chilcotin, North Thompson regions

Up to 10 cm of snow could fall beginning Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning

A snowfall warning has been issued Tuesday, Nov. 29 for the Cariboo, Chilcotin and North Thompson regions. Snow has begun falling lightly in Williams Lake Tuesday morning. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A new Urgent and Primary Care Centre, which will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., has opened at the Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Care Centre site. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)

Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre now open seven days a week

Centre will operate alongside existing medical clinic and provide team-based primary care services

A new Urgent and Primary Care Centre, which will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., has opened at the Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Care Centre site. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
Mudslide Highway 8. (Shackan Indian Band/ Facebook)

Mudslide hits Highway 8 once again, devastating weather-torn area near Merritt

Highway 8 is closed for more than 4 kilometres west of Merritt

Mudslide Highway 8. (Shackan Indian Band/ Facebook)
A second Ashcroft resident in severe medical distress living within half-a-block of the ambulance station has had to wait nearly 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive, and has not survived. (Photo credit: Ashcroft <em>Journal</em> file photo)

B.C. man dies within sight of ambulance station with no paramedics available

Second time in less than a month no ambulance available in Ashcroft for person in medical distress

A second Ashcroft resident in severe medical distress living within half-a-block of the ambulance station has had to wait nearly 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive, and has not survived. (Photo credit: Ashcroft <em>Journal</em> file photo)
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

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