Barbara Roden

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
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
The flag at the Cache Creek fire hall at half-staff in honour of Cassidy.                                Barbara Roden

Celebration of life for Clayton Cassidy to be held on Saturday

Because of the number of people expected, road closures and parking restrictions are in place.

The flag at the Cache Creek fire hall at half-staff in honour of Cassidy.                                Barbara Roden
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
Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.

Rural voice is now stronger in Victoria with new Rural Economic Development portfolio

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett is now a Minister of State, giving rural communities an advocate at the cabinet table.

Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.
A new toll-free number for the entire Interior Health region will make it easier to report elder abuse.

New toll-free number to report elder abuse

Interior Health is the first health authority in the province to introduce a region-wide number to report abuse.

A new toll-free number for the entire Interior Health region will make it easier to report elder abuse.