Barbara Roden

A mudflow cuts across the access road to a property on Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge on June 3, 2022. Heavy rain and the potential for debris flows has prompted the closure of Highway 1 between Spences Bridge and Lytton. (Photo credit: Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan)

Highway 1 closed between Lytton and Spences Bridge as proactive measure

Highway will remain closed until the morning of June 4 due to the potential for debris flows

A mudflow cuts across the access road to a property on Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge on June 3, 2022. Heavy rain and the potential for debris flows has prompted the closure of Highway 1 between Spences Bridge and Lytton. (Photo credit: Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan)
Oxeye daisies look pretty, but they are an invasive species throughout the TNRD. (Photo credit: Pixabay/Wikimedia images)

Clinton and Clearwater among five communities joining invasive plant program

Residents now have free access to resources, including consultation and removal of invasive plants

Oxeye daisies look pretty, but they are an invasive species throughout the TNRD. (Photo credit: Pixabay/Wikimedia images)
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)
How can you resist this face? Hamsters are one of the small animals available through the BC SPCA’s ‘Little Creatures, Big Hearts’ pay-as-you-can promotion through May 31. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA holding special adoption event for some unusual potential pets

‘Little Creatures, Big Hearts’ promotion highlights small animals, birds, and reptiles

How can you resist this face? Hamsters are one of the small animals available through the BC SPCA’s ‘Little Creatures, Big Hearts’ pay-as-you-can promotion through May 31. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
Local Federal Electoral Boundaries are in the process of being reviewed. File photo.

Cariboo federal ridings could be redrawn

Major changes could come to the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo and Cariboo-Prince George

Local Federal Electoral Boundaries are in the process of being reviewed. File photo.
(from l) Clinton mayor Susan Swan and Royal Canadian Legion Branch #194 members Lois Thompson, Jim Thompson, and Marion Nelson at the naming ceremony for Vimy Lane in Clinton on April 9. (Photo credit: Sandi Burrage)

Clinton welcomes new street name with Vimy Lane dedication

Previously unnamed lane was recognized on the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

(from l) Clinton mayor Susan Swan and Royal Canadian Legion Branch #194 members Lois Thompson, Jim Thompson, and Marion Nelson at the naming ceremony for Vimy Lane in Clinton on April 9. (Photo credit: Sandi Burrage)
BC Parks has unveiled an improved online reservation system for its more than 10,000 camping sites province-wide. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Improved BC Parks reservation system now open for bookings

Campers can book at more than 10,000 sites up to two months before their arrival date

BC Parks has unveiled an improved online reservation system for its more than 10,000 camping sites province-wide. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Work is scheduled to be complete on the new Clinton public works building — pictured here on March 4, 2022 — in May. (Murray Daly photo - submitted)

New Clinton public works building on target for May 2022 opening

Building is one of several capital projects on the cards for Clinton this year

Work is scheduled to be complete on the new Clinton public works building — pictured here on March 4, 2022 — in May. (Murray Daly photo - submitted)
Owls on wood by Janet Harman. (Photo credit: Janet Harman)

Loon Lake artist pleasantly surprised by first place at art show

Janet Harman didn’t realize her work had won until she saw the ribbon beside her painting

Owls on wood by Janet Harman. (Photo credit: Janet Harman)
Charlene and John Boscott of the Clinton Annual Ball committee at the small-scale version of the Clinton Ball that took place in September 2020. The traditional ball is returning this year for the first time since 2019. (Photo credit: Clinton Annual Ball committee)

Clinton Ball returns for 155th year

Annual event has gone ahead in modified format for two years, but returns in full for 2022

Charlene and John Boscott of the Clinton Annual Ball committee at the small-scale version of the Clinton Ball that took place in September 2020. The traditional ball is returning this year for the first time since 2019. (Photo credit: Clinton Annual Ball committee)
Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files

Clinton CiB moving ahead with Seedy Sunday event in April

Village will also take part in CiB evaluation program for first time since 2019

Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files
The first train crosses the new controlled, temporary at-grade level crossing of Highway 1 at Tank Hill north of Lytton on Jan. 14. (Photo credit: MOTI)

Highway 1 reopened to traffic between Lytton and Spences Bridge

Highway still closed between Lytton and Hope, due to record snowfall and avalanche risk

The first train crosses the new controlled, temporary at-grade level crossing of Highway 1 at Tank Hill north of Lytton on Jan. 14. (Photo credit: MOTI)
A temporary one-lane Atcow bridge measuring 260-feet-long is being installed on Highway 1 at Jackass Mountain. (Photo credit: MOTI)

Highway 1 through Fraser Canyon scheduled to reopen mid-January

Drivers can expect single-lane traffic and reduced speeds in some locations

A temporary one-lane Atcow bridge measuring 260-feet-long is being installed on Highway 1 at Jackass Mountain. (Photo credit: MOTI)
Route taken by a BC Hydro pole washed away west of Merritt by flooding in November 2021. (Photo credit: BC Hydro)

Hydro pole travels hundreds of kilometres from Nicola River to Boundary Bay

Broken pole found after being washed away following flooding on Highway 8 east of Merritt

Route taken by a BC Hydro pole washed away west of Merritt by flooding in November 2021. (Photo credit: BC Hydro)
Volunteers with the donations from the second annual Cram a Cruiser event in Clinton on Dec. 4. (Photo credit: Marika Masters)

Clintonites cram the cruiser for a great local cause

This year’s event raised money and food donations for the Clinton food bank

Volunteers with the donations from the second annual Cram a Cruiser event in Clinton on Dec. 4. (Photo credit: Marika Masters)
Twilight (front) and Harold relaxing at home in Cache Creek after Twilight’s hair-raising adventure. (Photo credit: Angela Taylor)

The cat came back: Twilight returns to B.C. Interior home after 2 month disappearance

Twilight was found at highway rest stop miles from Cache Creek and turned in to PoCo SPCA

Twilight (front) and Harold relaxing at home in Cache Creek after Twilight’s hair-raising adventure. (Photo credit: Angela Taylor)
The TNRD has issued an evacuation order for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Evacuation order issued for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge

Floodwaters threaten several properties and have severely damaged infrastructure along highway

The TNRD has issued an evacuation order for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Cattle walk through wildfire smoke during the 2018 fire season, the worst on record in the province. Ranchers are once again being offered a variety of supports after the third-worst wildfire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Black Press files)

New fund helps farmers, ranchers and apiarists impacted by wildfires

Up to $20 million available to help with extraordinary expenses incurred during this year’s fires

Cattle walk through wildfire smoke during the 2018 fire season, the worst on record in the province. Ranchers are once again being offered a variety of supports after the third-worst wildfire season in B.C.’s history. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
A plan showing proposed additions at Horsting’s Farm Market near Cache Creek, including a miniature passenger railway line that will circle the property. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Miniature railway, other attractions proposed for Horsting’s Farm Market near Cache Creek

Owners would like to see a mini passenger train, ziplines, mini-golf, pipe coaster, and more at site

A plan showing proposed additions at Horsting’s Farm Market near Cache Creek, including a miniature passenger railway line that will circle the property. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Rainfall event sign on Highway 1 near Cache Creek that went up in the wake of the 2017 wildfire season. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Highway 1 to close between Lytton and Spences Bridge due to landslide risk

Significant rainfall poses post-fire hazard to Interior highways

Rainfall event sign on Highway 1 near Cache Creek that went up in the wake of the 2017 wildfire season. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)