New Pathways Society elects regional executive

Work continues to promote historic corridor

The New Pathways to Gold Society is governed by a board of First Nations and regions from Hope to Barkerville: Gerard Peter (Canyon)

The new executive of the New Pathways to Gold Society (NPTGS) have hit the Gold Rush Trails running.

All three executives of the community-based non-profit society are experienced NPTGS directors committed to further success for the organizations’ projects.

“We live in one of the most historic and scenic areas of British Columbia,” said NPTGS Co-chair Terry Raymond “It’s time we celebrated and promoted the rich Aboriginal, Asian and European history of the area from Hope to Barkerville, ‘The Gold Rush/Spirit Trail’ corridor.”

Raymond, an NPTGS director representing the Canyon region of the Hope-Barkerville corridor, was elected for a second one-year term as co-chair at the Society’s Annual General Meeting on Apr. 28 in Ashcroft. He is currently CAO of the Siska Traditions Society, Lands Manager of the Boston Bar First Nation and President of the Lytton and District Chamber of Commerce.

North Cariboo Director Cheryl Chapman is the Society’s other co-chair, replacing Canyon Director Gerard Peters, who remains on the board.

Chapman is also Training and Development Manager for the Aboriginal Tourism Association of B.C.

Her place as board Secretary was filled by South Cariboo Director Brent Rutherford. A retired teacher and educator, Rutherford has been on the NPTGS board since 2009.

The NPTGS is a non-profit society working with First Nations and other communities along B.C.’s Gold Rush/Spirit Trails corridor with a focus on heritage tourism-based economic development.

Just Posted

Fire crews battling Laidlaw house fire

Neighbours say the family are safe, still unconfirmed by fire department

UPDATE: Man in mid-20s killed in targeted shooting in Abbotsford

Location of shooting the same as where innocent bystander Ping Shun Ao killed in 2015

Warm zone opens for Hope’s homeless population

Two men facing homelessness said they spend 50 hours per week outdoors

Fraser Health asking local taxpayers for millions more in health care capital funding

Health authority wants Fraser Valley taxpayers to triple annual contribution to 5.75 million

Busy first month for Hope’s extreme weather shelter

Two men, homeless, want warm spaces during day

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

Hope hikers encounter wolf near Alexandra Bridge

Wolf sightings uncommon, number of wolves growing in B.C.: conservation officer

Hope drag racer pursuing perfection at the drag strip

Rick Limb’s mission: reliability and consistency

Mother struggles to make rent after robbery outside ER

Gofundme campaign started to cover costs

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

RCMP nail sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Snowfall warning for Coquihalla

15 to 20 centimetres expected, Highway 1 still closed from rock slide

Letter: Hope churches come together for week of Christian unity

Dear Editor, Every year, between Jan. 18 and Jan. 25, Christians around… Continue reading

Most Read