Barbara Roden

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
Heavy smoke in the Cache Creek and Ashcroft area means some evacuated residents of Cache Creek might want to stay away until conditions improve.                                Barbara Roden

Cache Creek evacuation order to be lifted at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18

An evacuation alert will still be in place for the village, which has been evacuated since July 7.

Heavy smoke in the Cache Creek and Ashcroft area means some evacuated residents of Cache Creek might want to stay away until conditions improve.                                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
Fraser-Nicola MLA-elect Jackie Tegart.                                Submitted

Minority government situation leads to uncertainty for province

Fraser-Nicola MLA-elect Jackie Tegart says Liberals have every intention of forming government.

Fraser-Nicola MLA-elect Jackie Tegart.                                Submitted
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
Harry Lali (centre) and supporters at the opening of his Ashcroft campaign office on April 12.

NDP candidate Harry Lali opens Ashcroft campaign office

Lali spoke about the challenges facing Fraser-Nicola, including jobs, health care, and an erosion of services.

Harry Lali (centre) and supporters at the opening of his Ashcroft campaign office on April 12.
A scorched orchard in Lytton after the South Spencer Road fire in Setpember 2016. The fire might have been started by track grinding in the area.

No CN track grinding during fire season

For the first time, the company will halt all track grinding in B.C. during the peak fire season in July and August.

A scorched orchard in Lytton after the South Spencer Road fire in Setpember 2016. The fire might have been started by track grinding in the area.
Harry Lali has won the NDP nomination for the Fraser-Nicola riding.

Harry Lali wins NDP nomination in Fraser-Nicola

The four-time MLA will be up against Liberal incumbent Jackie Tegart and Green Party candidate Arthur Green in the upcoming election.

Harry Lali has won the NDP nomination for the Fraser-Nicola riding.
Fraser-Nicola NDP nominee Aaron Sam.

NDP nominee Aaron Sam wants to run a positive campaign

In the run-up to the nomination on March 18 he plans to meet as many people as possible throughout Fraser-Nicola.

Fraser-Nicola NDP nominee Aaron Sam.
Harry Lali says he is prepared to fight for the NDP nomination in Fraser-Nicola.

Lali carries no ill-will after being asked to step aside

The veteran MLA will be up against Chief Aaron Sam at the NDP nomination meeting for Fraser-Nicola on March 18.

Harry Lali says he is prepared to fight for the NDP nomination in Fraser-Nicola.
Harry Lali is standing as the NDP nominee in Fraser-Nicola.

Harry Lali not preferred NDP candidate in Fraser-Nicola

NDP leader John Horgan favours Lower Nicola Band chief Aaron Sam, but the party has signed Lali's nomination papers.

Harry Lali is standing as the NDP nominee in Fraser-Nicola.
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart

Local MLA praises $60 million for 10 Mile Slide site

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart looks back on the highlights of 2016, and ahead to next May's election.

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart
Fraser-Nicola Green Party candidate Art Green of Hope.

Green Party nominates candidate for Fraser-Nicola

Art Green, a longtime film technician from Hope, will be running for the Greens in the provincial election next May.

Fraser-Nicola Green Party candidate Art Green of Hope.