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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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A feast for the eyes The Ashcroft Arts Club 45th annual Fine Arts Show & Sale held its opening last Friday night. Twenty-nine local painters and photographers created 183 pieces of visual art, much to the delight of the crowd at St. Alban’s hall. The show continues on until Tues., Apr. 25 from noon to 5 pm at St. Alban’s on Brink St.
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Gold Trail Board of Education Trustees are looking at a major revision of the District’s current Information Technology (IT) as they passed a motion at their Apr. 17 meeting to review a recent report by IBM that calls for $1.6 million in upgrades and expansion of their system. Last year the Board contracted with IBM to conduct an IT Optimization Assessment and Long Term Strategic Review. The review was conducted from November 2011 through to February 2012 and presented to the Board in March. The consultants identified nine areas that they considered priorities for the District. While much of the study called for new hardware and software, the Wireless Infrastructure Assessment, Optimization and Centralization ($218,623) priority also recommended the creation of an acceptable use policy for staff and students while they are using either school or personal devices at school. The report also called for Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning ($35,387) to safeguard the District’s electronic information, moving to a centralized control of IT decision making so that the District as well as the schools are all operating with the same equipment, and the Bring Your Own Device initiative ($30,000) - so students, staff and other school users can bring their own computers, readers, etc., and be able to use them. Trustee James MacArthur asked the Board to use caution in implementing the recommendations of the report. “This is a whack of money,” he said. “We’re in a supply side approach to this. I think it’s too early for budgeting.” Secretary Treasurer Lynda Minnabarriet noted that School District 54, with whom she works as well as S.D. 74, “went through similar process about three years ago. They were happy with it,” she said. “We’re just asking staff to review the costs in the report and come back with recommendations,” said Trustee Varcoe-Ryan. “I agree, it’s a shwak of money.” “I like the idea of having this knowledge,” said Trustee Valerie Adrian. Information Technology review are sort of new, she said, so there won’t be many Districts who have any experience to comment on. Trustee MacArthur voted against the motion.
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COMING EVENTS Apr. 24:
Ashcroft Library book sale until May 5. During library hours. Apr. 24: Zion UCW Friendship Tea at 2 pm in the Church Hall, 401 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft. Entertainment, dessert, and fun await you. This is our appreciation for your support of our fund-raisers during the year. All welcome (men included). Come and bring a friend; socialize with your neighbours; make new friends. FREE admission. Apr. 27: Walachin museum will be open from now until Sept. 30. Hours of operation are 10 am to 5 pm, Friday to Monday or by appointment. Call 250 457-6245 or 250 457-6678. May 1: Zion UCW meets in the Church Hall; 2 PM. A warm and friendly welcome awaits all. May 5: Opening Day of the Cache Creek Farmer and Flea Market. Plant and Seed Sale. No vending rates for opening day, located in old Esso lot at the main intersection, off Hwy 1 from 9am -1 pm. Ashcroft Chamber of Commerce meetings last Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber OfďŹ ce, Village Mall
Ashcroft Royal Canadian Legion FRI., APRIL 27th CHICKEN DINNER $9.00/plate Visitors Welcome
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* Legion Crib Tournament last Sunday of the month Open 10 am starts 11 am sharp - 12 games * Free Pool Daily * Thursdays and Sundays Darts at the Legion * Every Thursday Crib at the Legion - 7:00 pm sharp Euchre, first & third Sunday of every month 1:00 to 4:00 pm, beginners welcome Contract Bridge, beginners welcome Every Tuesday 1:00 to 4:00 pm 3rd Monday of each month: Ashcroft Legion General Meeting 7:30pm except for July and August Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday ~ 12 pm - 4 pm Thursday - Friday ~ 12 pm - 11 pm Saturday ~ 12 pm - 8 pm Sunday ~ 12 pm - 6 pm
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Apr. 12 at 10:49 am an envelope containing a large amount of cash was found on Hwy 1 near the entrance of the Semlin Valley Golf Course and turned into the Detachment. This was the second time in just over a week that large sums of cash found on the highway were turned in. On Apr. 3 a man working along the highway noticed cash blowing around in a ditch and up against a fence near the Christian Ranch on Hwy 1 east of Cache Creek. He gathered up the money and found an envelope with more cash inside. Anyone who thinks either envelope may be theirs can contact the Ashcroft Detachment and describe the amount of money found and the envelopes it was contained in.
Purse recovered Apr. 12 at 1:47 pm police received a report of a purse stolen from a vehicle parked outside the Subway in Cache Creek while the owner was inside, eating. The 43 year old woman, who was travelling from Washington to Prince Rupert, found her purse later the same day, stuffed into the garbage in the ladiesâ€™ restroom at Subway. Four hundred dollars cash was missing, but everything else was there. She told police she may have left it behind at the Subway, either on a table or in the restroom. Or it could have been in her car, she wasnâ€™t sure.
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ASHCROFT RCMP DETACHMENT
Apr. 12 at 2:04 pm Traffic Services officers stopped a PT Cruiser with Saskatchewan plates in Clinton at a road check. The officer noted an odour of marijuana and arrested the occupants, a
Apr. 15 at 9:43 am police received a complaint by a 68 year old woman in 16 Mile who wanted her car back from the mechanic who was doing work on it. The woman took her car to a local mechanic who determined that the vehicle needed a new transmission. He purchased the replacement transmission but the woman only paid a portion of the bill. He advised police that she would get her car back when he received the rest of the money. Police advised the woman that it was a civil matter.
Wendy Coomber couple from Prince Albert in their early 40s. Police seized a small amount of marijuana and a bud buster. No charges were laid.
Impatient driver Apr. 13 at 9:35 am police attended a two vehicle collision on Hwy 1 by Hat Creek Rd. after one westbound vehicle pulled out to pass another that was slowing to make a turn, and hit the first vehicle as it made a left-hand turn. The 29 year old Errington driver said he thought the vehicle in front of him was making a right hand turn and didnâ€™t see a turn signal. The first driver, a 66 year old Clinton man, said he did have his signal on. There was significant damage to both vehicles, but no structural damage, and no injuries. The Errington man was issued a ticket for driving without due care and attention.
False alarm Apr. 14 at 12:05 pm police attended a residential alarm in Cache Creek. They found the back door unlocked, but only two small dogs inside the house. No signs of forced entry. The owner was contacted by phone and the officer made sure all of the doors were locked before he left.
Dispute over car repairs
Apr. 14 at 8:53 pm Kamloopsâ€™ RCMP asked the Ashcroft Detachment to locate a Cache Creek man regarding an abandoned 911 call. The 62 year old man was finally located and confirmed that the call was a misdial.
Unruly guests Apr. 15 at 1:31 pm police were called to the scene of a domestic dispute in progress at an Ashcroft residence. The complainant advised police that a man and woman were yelling at each other, and that the man left in a car, driving at a high rate of speed. Witnesses told police that two males in the residence, a 34 year old Savona man and a 27 year old Ashcroft man, were fighting and arguing with each other and were thrown out of the house by the woman who owned the house. One of the men was yelling at the woman as she threw him out. Police located the Savona man who had sped away from the house and administered a roadside sobriety test, on which he blew a Warning. He was issued a three-day driving suspension. No other charges were laid, but both men are well known to police.
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lice received a complaint of loud noise coming from a backyard stereo in her neighbourâ€™s backyard in Ashcroft. Police attended and asked the 26 year old woman to turn down her music, which she did.
Ditch driving Apr. 16 at 11:58 am police attended a single car accident on Hwy 1 at Basque Rd. where a northbound vehicle lost control and hit the ditch, travelling for about another kilometre before it finally stopped. The 70 year old Prince George woman and her 77 year old Prince George male passenger were shaken up but suffered only minor injuries from broken glass. The vehicle was undriveable because of broken windows. They were given a ride into Cache Creek to be picked up by family members.
Hood scoops stolen Apr. 16 at 4:09 pm a 78 year old Ashcroft man attended the Detachment to report that two plastic hood scoops had been ripped off and stolen from his vehicle which was parked at his residence on Brink St.
Panhndler issued ticket Apr. 16 at 4:34 pm police were received another complaint about an aggressive panhandler by the Grubstake in Cache Creek. The 72 year old Cache Creek man was reported to be disturbing customers. He was issued a ticket for soliciting in an aggressive manner.
Prohibition served Apr. 16 at 9:59 pm a Traffic Services officer on Hwy 1 at Juniper Beach observed a vehicle coming towards
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School Board Briefs
Notes from the Gold Trail School Board of Education meeting in Ashcroft on Apr. 17. Roll Call: Chair Carmen Ranta and trustees Valerie Adrian, Larry Casper, James MacArthur, Nancy Rempel, Christopher Roden and Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan.
District Dogwood Scholarship Trustee Christoper Roden reported that the District has been allotted seven Dogwood Scholarships this year, which is up from three last year. The scholarships offer $1,000 each to graduating students. Trustee Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan was surprised at the increase. “I thought it was based on enrolment,” she said. Superintendent Teresa Downs said that it was, but that the Ministry is trying to balance out the inequities of Districts with low enrolment whenever they have the opportunity. “This is good news for this year’s grads,” she said.
Electronic Attendance Trustee Roden noted that the Education Committee will try using electronic attendance at its June meeting at the Board Office. The question came up at the March Education Committee meeting and the District asked for input from its stakeholders. Trustee Varcoe-Ryan asked if that meant videoconferencing equipment would be set up in each school and principals would attend to open and close the schools. “We’re still working on the logistics,” replied Roden.
Railway crossing closed CP Rail will be repairing the north crossing (Hwy 97C at the car wash). The crossing will be closed as follows: Monday, April 23 from 7 - 10 am Tuesday April 24 from 6 am - 3 pm Wednesday, April 25 from 6 am - 3 pm Thursday, April 26 from 7:30 am - noon South (cemetery) crossing will be open.
Daffodils brighten up our lives As April nears its end, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil campagn comes to a close. But not quite yet. CCS volunteer representative Wendy Blaskovic was reﬁlling daffodil pins at the Ashcroft Bakery last week and customer Gerry Sask was convinced to be included in the picture. Sask, Blaskovic and Bakery owners Deb Tuohey and Sandy Agatiello ask everyone to support cancer research by purchasing a daffodil pin. Apr. 27 is Daffodil Day in Ashcroft and Cache Creek. The CCS is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in Canada. Donations help fund research of all types of cancer .
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School Board Briefs More School Board Briefs
Annual Facilities Grant Trustees adopted Bylaw 126423 2012/13 Annual Facilities Grant and will request $656,781 from the Ministry - the maximum amount they are allowed. The Ministry has listed the amount that each school district is allowed, and broken it into sums for capital and sums for operating expenses related to the capital expenses. In Gold Trail’s case, that works out to $489,600 for capital and $167,481 for operating. School District 36 Surrey is eligible for just over $11 million, which is the most that any of the school districts are allowed.
Learning Improvement Fund
Learning about the past Students from the Govardhana Academy in Venables Valley visited the Ashcroft Museum last week, where they were intrigued by John Leahy’s fossil collection from the McAbee Fossil Beds. Back, L-R: Laksmi Dasi, Narangi Moore, Lila Battistini, Chaya Blue and Vana Fournier. Front, L-R: Hari Adamus, Shyama Fournier, Revati Dasi, Giri Fournier, Kaylex Penner (leaning forward) and Hladini Cox. The museum is now open for the season, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. It is located on the corner of Brink and 4th streets.
Trustees reviewed a letter from the Ministry regarding the Learning Improvement Fund. “The $37 million in reduced operating expenses from the strike action by BCTF members will be retained by the Education sector,” said the letter. “The 2012/13 Learning Improvement Fund has been increased from $30 million to $60 million while $7 million of reduced operating expenses will remain with school districts... to be used by school boards for educational priorities in their respective districts.” Gold Trail’s share of the $7 million is $256,000.
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The Editor’s Desk WENDY COOMBER
Is one Earth Day a year enough? When you stop and think of it, having one single Earth Day per year seems somehow wrong when you add the fact that we live on this beautiful planet every day, year after year. We’ve been recognizing Earth Day for 42 years now. It comes and goes. We pause and perhaps participate in an Earth Day activity, and then most of us go back to our normal habits that ultimately lead to litter, pollution, lousy resource management and/ or a hundred other things that are counter productive to maintaining a healthy planet for future generations. I read an article last week on the CBC website that looked at some of the changes that the focus on “environmentalism” has brought about, such as the Canada Water Act in 1970 and the Department of the Environment in 1971. Even of people’s behaviours haven’t changed (yet), their awareness has. And that’s where it begins. The Cache Creek Beautification Society conducts annual Community Clean Ups, including one for Earth Day. We pick up litter on public property downtown, so you tend to really notice what people are throwing away. And I’m sorry to say, it’s not money. This year I picked up the usual amount of fast food wrappings, cups, cans, an incredible amount of straws, napkins, empty motor oil containers... But what was really noticeable was what I didn’t pick up this year. I found very little in the way of cigarette packaging. Normally the cardboard packages and the cellophane wrappings make up a quarter to one third of what we pick up. That either means the smokers aren’t tossing their litter away like they used to, or the numbers of smokers in the area has been greatly reduced. Remember when everyone smoked? First it began with awareness. Then behaviours changed. And yes, we’re still working on awareness for 21 per cent of the population, but it takes time. But then, the question always is, how much time do we have? And will we make it before the clock stops ticking?
FISH FOSSIL FROM THE MCABEE Fossil Beds - part of John Leahy’s collection on display at the Ashcroft Museum
Wellness survey seems a bit late Dear Editor There is a survey being circulated in Ashcroft asking for peoples’ opinions on the Wellness brand. I wish to advise that I am not associated with this survey. My opinions on the brand have been made public in the way that I do things best. By writing about it. But the timing of this survey questionnaire is more than a little perplexing. Reminiscent of “closing the barn door after the horse has left”. It would seem to me, that the time to have objected or questioned the branding was at least a year ago. Ashcroft seems to have developed a habit of delayed reaction. I think of our pitiful hospital being stripped bare of its former function year after year. I think of the final reaction, years after the dismantling, when loss of
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR our ER seemed imminent. Even then, the reaction was timid. A crowd of a couple of hundred persons in front of the hospital to express concern.. And being warned, that they only had an hour to express their views on this crucial function being threatened! And then, to cap it off, being told that the people gathered were “not there to blame anyone”! When it was more than abundantly clear that the responsibility for the downgrading and degradation of our nearly century old institution was clearly decisions made by Interior Health and its bureaucracy. I suppose you could say that we get what we deserve. When voices that should have been raised at the time were either not heard or were insufficient. Those who are questioning the Branding now, a year or so after the fact, have every right to do so. And to question, much
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come about and we have a solution to that, there is NO reason why the two themes cannot be comless, to criticize, is not bined on one sign or that easy to do. But the letterhead or other promotime to question and to tion. complain is not a year or Across the top can be years after the fact. Be it the “Visit Historic AshWellness or the dismantcroft” in the middle range ling of our once self-sufcan be Home of a vibrant ficient hospital, to delay art community, and across reacting can only mean the bottom can be Wellconsequences that are not ness Awaits You. acceptable either. To you Our arts community or to any one else. is the part that we should Esther Darlington have selected to promote, MacDonald there are countless ways Ashcroft to promote this area as a destination arts community, we do have a vibrant art community, stop and think about it instead of engaging in a spiteful response such as “well they Dear Editor had plenty of time to atI must contribute my tend the meetings”, let’s two cents worth about the controversy regarding fix it instead of fight about it. the “wellness” theme. The arts community The theme selected has locally is the one thing nothing to say about this that we can be most proud pleasant little town and of, the Youth group that it also has nowhere to go from here. The grass roots put on such a successful production as they did group that has evolved with Grease, the annuin opposition to the wellal art show, the in hiatus ness theme would like to See LETTERS on p. 6 avoid the split that has
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Seniors ready for Strawberry Tea this Saturday 16 Mile ﬁghts ﬁre The guest speakers at the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Association’s monthly meeting was Vivian Edwards. She spoke on behalf of the Lions and their annual Skips Charity Run. Anyone can pledge or do one of the 10km, 5km or “around the block” runs with some other sponsor. The day is June 2 at 9 am. See Vivian or Nick Lebedoff for pledge sheets. The Minutes of the last meeting were read by Donna Tetrault and passed. Val, so sorry to hear that you are ill. Hope you get better soon.
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Treasurer’s ReAshcroft-Cache Creek Seniors port was read and Muriel Scallon signed The hosts were wonderful off by Pat and the food was great. Kirby and Barb Shaw. After trying a number of Kitchen Report by Barb, who said that all is fine. Our stores in Kamloops to find Bingo is still going great. Bridge score pads - and no Bridge is loved by all our luck, we happened to go into players - we have three or a Dollar Store in 100 Mile four tables out for it. Carpet and found quite a quantity of Bowling is very competitive them. Thank you so much! Sunshine cards went out and lots of fun for the teams who come out for that. Some to 11 members. Sorry to hear of our members went to 100 of your illnesses. Hope to Mile for a tournament recent- see you back soon. Our bus trip to Anglely and had a wonderful time.
mont has 19 signed up so far. Should be a fun day. Our Strawberry Tea is coming up quickly, so hope to see you all out for that Apr. 28 starting at 1 pm. Thank you to Barb, Donna and Flo Berry for the help with tickets, posters and the donation of an afghan. After the birthdays were read, we all sat and played games and chatted. Birthdays for April were Fritz Baatz, Marge Baron, Mary Edwards, Lorrie Girrard, Patricia Kirby, Henry Klassen and Glenys Murray.
Once again our efforts to have First Response Fire Protection for our area has paid off. Our volunteers and portable water tanks were called out Apr. 18 when a controlled burn at the Historical Hat Creek Ranch got out of hand. The crew worked over four hours to knock the fire down. Thanks go to Al Midgley for getting the word out and to Brian and Ed Kuzyk,
Murray Abram and the ranch staff for fighting the fire. Without government funding, it is difficult to keep our equipment up and running, but at times like this our efforts are rewarded. With all the long dry grass in our area we will all have to be vigilant and keep our water storage tanks full. Notices for the 16 Mile Community Society General Meeting will be out soon! Louise Oakes
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Prickly Pear Players with their dinner theatres, the Winding Rivers Arts and Performance group, you can draw people into the community with things like that, you cannot attract with such an airy theme as wellness awaits you, the only thing that we actually do await is the opening of the famous Opera House. Beverley Campbell Ashcroft LETTERS from p. 4
Get behind the inland port Dear Editor Perhaps it is time to cease quibbling about Ashcroftâ€™s â€œbrandâ€?, and start supporting our mayor in his bid to secure an inland port for our village. Global news recently reported on an attempt to take land in the Tsawasen/Delta area out of the A.L.R., and establish the inland port there - it is ludicrous to destroy yet more agricultural land! But our mayor claims those in power are not listening to what he has to
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not be taken lightly]. In her letter, I feel she addresses Estherâ€™s article in the wrong context. The story is one of historical significance and should be viewed with this in mind and furthermore, we should not and cannot, allow ourselves to sweep history, whether it is to our liking or not, under the carpet. Dear Editor Articles of this nature, Each week, I look forshould be read and apward to the latest edition preciated for what they of the Ashcroft Journal. With great anticipation present. Perhaps, in the future, if articles like I search for Esther Darlington MacDonaldâ€™s col- this offend some people, umn so that I can be taken maybe they should consider looking to other back in time to find out sources for their reading enjoyment or better yet, if more about the informathey choose to read such tive history of this great area, the Thompson/Cari- articles, leave the comments to people that have boo. a better understanding of Estherâ€™s latest article (Shady Ladies of the Cari- life in those historic times. Bob Rankin boo - The spicier side of Ashcroft our history] did not disappoint me. Having read many historical books and manuscripts of this era, Estherâ€™s writing in her latest article appears to portray the issue about Re: Wellness Awaits prostitution at that time You . . . most accurately. Dear Editor Now, I take exception Ashcroft is a gutsy to Carmen Rantaâ€™s lettown. When Interior ter [Prostitution should say about the suitability of this area for the port. If you want this industry, make some noise! Sandy Butler Area I
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Health doesnâ€™t appear to be doing its job, we gather, we protest, we make a point. When good overall health care appears to be diminishing, we gather under the umbrella of Wellness. We recognize wellness as another art form and around our town we embrace every art form that is so freely offered to us. Art that ranges from plays to paintings, from writing to growing gardens, from hiking trails to fitness classes and to every musical genre that we are offered. Also, as Kathy Paulos, our Museum Curator reminds us, we have a rich history in which the wellness logo and the Opera House are both firmly embedded. We are often reminded of our history by you, Esther, and part of that reminder is in honouring both the past and present endeavours of others. Come on, Esther, there are no dodo birds around here - weâ€™re much too gutsy for that! In salute to our town where Wellness Awaits You! Lois Petty Ashcroft
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It’s never too late to in, I hike up a mountain then for four years I limped. start on a healthier you. and I just keep moving I went to numerous doctors Phyllis Vennard is an exand then to a sports specialist all the time. with Vicky Trill & Wayne Little ample of a woman who Q: How do you mo- who helped lead me to healTHE CORPORATION OF THE VILLAGE OF ASHCROFT has overcome the obtivate yourself to exer- ing. I started with walking prefer to exercise and that stacles to living healthy. cise regularly? around town, then did a litPUBLIC NOTICE It has not been easy, but as means exercise continually. I A: I want to keep my dia- tle more and more and then APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL she says, she just keeps mov- have to exercise as long as I betes under control two years ago began fitness Q: What’s your favorite classes. I have to be careful ing! How does she do it? can do it. Now I take just one OCCASION LICENCE pill and my diabetes in under activity to do? Here’s what she said: how much I do and how I do The Ashcroft Rodeo Association has applied for A: Dancing Phyllis Vennard - 70 control. it but I have done more these a Liquor Control and Licensing Application ExQ: How often do you exQ: What is your fitness last 2 years. These last two years young emption to their Special Occasion License. This ercise and what do you do? background? Q: What was your moyears I have pushed myself exemption is to allow them to serve hard liquor at A: I attend fitness classA: Exercise has been a to see how much I am cativation to lose weight or get the Ashcroft Rodeo Dance which will be held at es three mornings and two way of life. For a number of pable of doing. fit? the Drylands Arena on June 16th, 2012. A: I have diabetes. And evenings each week, When years I played baseball and Q: How has being fit afrather than take pills, I’d I don’t get all the workouts slow pitch. I wasn’t always fected your life? Council for the Village of Ashcroft invites the able to do everyA: Wonderful! I get out public to provide written comments on this apthing I would more. I can do way more. plication. Comments must be received by noon on Monday, May 7th, 2012 as the item will be have liked to do, I don’t puff like I used to. on the May 14th Regular Meeting Agenda for I had two kids Stairs I can do, any kind of consideration. As the days grow warmer, more here” or “you are on the right path” and then in my stairs and lots of flights of and more people are taking ad- portrays the character of the trail. 50s I injured my stairs! I’m not up to running The complete application is available for inspecvantage of Ashcroft’s abundance Over 200 inukshuks have been achilles tendons. up mountains, but some day tion at the Village Ofﬁce, 601 Bancroft Street of great walking paths and hik- built along the length of the trail by For at least six I might get there! I have a lot during regular ofﬁce hours or on our website at ing trails. Choosing to take a daily the locals who walk here adding a or seven years, more energy. www.ashcroftbc.ca. walk is part of many people’s rou- whimsical flavor to a lovely walk I was unable to Q: What would you like tine and often they look around for that gives one a breathtaking view do what I would to tell others about being fit? Comments may be forwarded to Village of of the town and valley spread out have liked to new trails to explore. A: Only that it will realAshcroft, PO Box 129, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 In the Mesa Vista, the “dunes” below. do because of ly change your life, socially, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Andrea Walker my injuries and physically and mentally. are a very active place, particularly first thing in the morning. Crisscrossed by numerous paths, the dune walks are generally classified as “easy.” The pungent aroma of silvery sage and mats of prickly pear cacti Come to the Return-It™ Drop-Off Event: combine with bunchgrass and myriads of wild flowers at different times of the year, making for an ever CACHE CREEK INFORMATION changing tableau. The CENTRE arrival of meadowlarks, brilliant blueCorner of 97N and Stage Road birds and other songDate Sunday, May 6, 2012 birds is a joyful sound Time 10 am – 3 pm that signifies the arrival of Spring. For longer hikes with more variety, several paths continue out of the dunes area and either transverse the base of the hills or head up steep hillside paths to upper grass covered meadows with spectacular vistas. Unique signage marks the trailheads of two of the favorite trails in the Mesa. Newly named “Inukshuk Trail” transverses in a north-south direction along the base WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS PRODUCTS WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONIC ITEMS RECYCLING ASSOCIATION (EPRA) PROGRAM INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM? of the hills above the AND WHAT DOES IT DO? The following items can be recycled free of charge: display devices, Mesa. The northern EPRA is a national not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, trailhead can be acthat was previously run by ESABC. EPRA has contracted Encorp Pacific to computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and cessed above Willow’n deliver their stewardship program under the Return-It™ Electronics brand in answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), British Columbia. Regulated electronics are managed and recycled in a socially home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and Bed and Breakfast and environmentally responsible manner. The program also prevents video systems. on Mesa Vista Drive, regulated electronics from ending up in landfills or being illegally shipped Get ready. New products are being added to the Electronics Recycling to developing countries. while the southern Program on July 1st, 2012. trailhead starts at the end of Heustis Drive. Inukshuk, meaning, “someone was
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 The Journal
Youth found with bow and arrows in Ashcroft pool park RCMP from p. 2
him at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was pulled over and a check of the driverâ€™s identity showed that she was to be served with a four month driving prohibition. The 25 year old Kamloops woman was served with the prohibition as well as tickets for speeding and driving without a license. Friends from Kamloops came to pick her up.
Bow and arrow Apr. 17 at 2:25 pm police received a complaint about a 15 year old Ashcroft male shooting a bow and arrow in the pool park. Police located the youth who was armed with a very old bow, and shooting arrows straight up into the air. They attended the youthâ€™s residence to speak with his parents who did not know about the bow and arrows: they belonged to a friend.
He was warned about the dangers of shooting arrows into the air and given a short lesson on the laws of gravity.
Out of the cold Apr. 18 at 3:07 am police received a report of a man sleeping in the entrance of the credit union in Ashcroft. The 50 year old man had come in to the Detachment earlier in the day asking if there was anywhere he
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Feral horse put down Apr. 18 at 2:41 pm police were called to Highland Valley Copperâ€™s dam by staff to assist with a young feral horse who had a fractured forelimb, significant swelling and was in a great
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