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December 12, 2013 edition of the Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal

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    CERAMIC TILESTel: 250-459-2544 Fax: 250-459-2596

    The JournalA S H C R O F T t C A C H E C R E E KThursday, December 12, 2013 $1.30 includes GST

    Serving Clinton, Spences Bridge, Lytton, Savona, Walhachin and surrounding areas Since 1895Volume 120 No 50

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    I N S I D E : The grandchildren of Charles Agustus Semlin. Page 5

    PM # 400121123

    Residents escape Clinton house fire

    Ashcrofts garbage collection rates expected to rise

    The Clinton RCMP received a request from the Clinton Fire Department to assist with a residential house fire at located at 6715- 26 Mile Frontage Road, Hwy 97 on Dec.7 at 4:19 am.

    Initial reports indicated that all three occu-pants escaped the duplex style residence un-harmed.

    Local Emergency Services including the Clinton Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance were on scene. Police investigation determined that there were no other occupants.

    A 65 year old male was transported to the Ashcroft Hospital for observation where he was treated and released.

    The fire quickly engulfed the residence and appeared to have originated from the unoccu-pied side where electrical renovations were tak-ing place. The cause of the fire is believed to have started from the renovations. No foul play is suspected in this matter.

    Ashcroft residents will see an increase on their utility bill in the new year, as the newly adjusted price for garbage pickup is intro-duced.

    Council introduced Bylaw 785 at its Dec. 9 public meeting. The bylaw to establish a system of solid waste removal sets out fees and charges, types of waste not accepted, offences and other de-tails for the mechanized system of weekly garbage removal that was introduced last January.

    At that time, Council asked staff to undertake a cost analysis of the new system to see if the costs would have to be modified.

    The service remains the same as it has been for the past year, but home owners will notice a differ-ent rate on their next utility bill of about $30 as the cost goes from $70 to $100 per cart. Another $17 per cart addition is planned for


    solid waste portion of the utility bill will be included in the 10 per cent discount that the Village offers for residents and businesses pay-ing their bill before March 31, and seniors can get a 25 per cent dis-count as long as they qualify for the Home Owners Grant.

    Residential containers are 240 Litres. Businesses pay $176 per (360 L) cart and $538 for commer-cial sized (1100 L) carts. There is no increase scheduled for those.

    The Bylaw also outlines re-placement costs for damaged carts - $75 plus taxes for the entire unit or $35 for just a lid, $20 to replace the wheels - for a residential cart. Replacement of a Business cart costs $100 plus taxes; a Commer-cial cart costs $600 plus taxes.

    The Bylaw will be presented at Councils first meeting in January for discussion and adoption.

    Solid waste collection rates have remained the same since 1996.

    Santas checking his listIt was Ashcrofts usual rockin good time of a Santa Claus Parade last Friday night, and despite the frigid temperatures, adults and children lined Railway Ave. just to catch sight of the Christmas couple, Santa and Mrs. Claus.






  • Help celebrate our 150th Anniversary!NEW YEAR

    CELEBRATION DANCETues., Dec. 31 at the Legion

    Call 250-459-2622For more information please call 250-459-2261


    Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday 12 pm - 4 pm Thursday - Friday 12 pm - 11 pm

    Saturday 12 pm - 8 pm Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm

    Ashcroft Legion General Meeting3rd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

    (no meeting July and August)

    Euchre, first & third Sunday of every month1:00 to 4:00 pm, beginners welcome

    Contract Bridge, beginners welcomeEvery Wednesday 3:00 to 5:00 pm

    MEAT DRAWEvery Saturday ~ 3:00 pm

    Ashcroft Royal Canadian Legion

    FRI., DEC. 13th 6:30 - 8:00 pm


    * Legion Crib Tournament last Sunday of the monthOpen 10 am starts 11 am sharp - 12 games * Free Pool Daily

    Crib every Thursday at 7:00 pmDarts every Thursday at 7:30 pm

    Ashcroft Royal Canadian LegionAshcroft Royal Canadian Legion

    Dec. 13 - The Cache Creek Elementary School will be hosting a family dance fundraiser at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend. There will be door prizes, music, dancing and PAC will be running a concession. Admission is $2.

    Dec.13 - Spences Bridge Ham and Turkey Bingo. Early bird 6:30 pm at Clemes Hall on Hwy 8.

    Dec. 18-19 - The BC Cancer Agencys Screening Mammography mobile service will be visiting Ashcroft and District Hospital on Dec. 18-19. Women ages 40 - 79 can book an appointment by calling 1-800-663-9203 or visiting

    Dec. 20 - Bingo fundraiser for the Ashcroft Secondary Senior Girls Basketball team at the Bonaparte Band Hall, Cache Creek. Doors open at 6:00pm, bingo starts at 7:00. Concession available. For information call Priscilla at (250) 457-7696.

    Dec. 20th - Zion UCW Church Family Christmas Party; 5:30 PM. Evening begins with a potluck meal.

    Dec. 24th - Zion United Church Service of Lessons and Carols; 7 PM All welcome

    Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve service with the Reverend Dan Hines at St. Albans Anglican Church, Ashcroft. 7:00pm.

    Jan. 7th - Zion UCW meets in Church Hall, 401 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft at 2 PM. A warm welcome awaits all interested women.

    Jan. 31 - New Years Eve Dance in Spences Bridge!

    Every Friday - Soups On from 11 am to 1 pm at St. Albans Anglican Church in Ashcroft. Soup, buns and dessert by donation.

    Wednesdays 8-10 pm - Drop In Adult Badminton in Cache Creek Community Hall. Bring a racquet and gym shoes, $3 per night. Call Rick for information 250-457-9644 (days) or 250-457-2370 (evenings).

    Coming ComingEvents

    A 2 Thursday, December 12, 2013 The JournalCOMMUNITY

    Ashcroft rcMP DetAchMentPOLICE REPORT

    Wendy Coomber

    Police Telephone #s

    Ashcroft: 250-453-2216Clinton: 250-459-2221Lytton: 250-455-2225 Icy highway

    Dec. 3 in the afternoon, RCMP were called to a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97 just south of 16 Mile when a 1999 Dodge Dakota left a slippert sec-tion of the highway and went off road. Both occupants were from 100 Mile House. Neither the driver, a 30 year old man, nor his 24 year old female passen-ger were injured. There was extensive damage to the front end of their truck.

    Crashed into snowbankDec. 4 between 7-8 am, police

    were notified of a single vehicle acci-dent on Hwy 97C, approximately 5 km this side of Highland Valley Copper. The 28 year old Ashcroft man wais he swerved to avoid a stopped vehicle in his lane and went off road right and into a snowbank. He was not injured, but there was front end damage to his 2014 Chevrolet Cruze.

    Slippery roadsDec. 5 at 3 pm police attended a sin-

    gle vehicle accident on Hwy 1 near the Spatsum Creek area after a Ford pickup driven by a 71 year old Spences Bridge man hit some ice and went off the road. He was not injured.

    On the runDec. 6 at 4:30 am police were called

    to a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97 south of Maidencreek Rd. after a Ford F250 went off road to the left, flipped and landed upside down in the ditch.The driver, a 26 year old Salmon Arm man, was taken to the 100 Mile House hospital with a possible head injury. He was released later the same day and arrested by RCMP for being in pos-session of a stolen vehicle. The truck had been reported stolen in 100 Mile House. It was destroyed in the accident.

    Drive by fruitingDec. 6 police were called to mediate

    a neighbour dispute in Cache Creek af-ter a resident discovered that someone had thrown rotten oranges at his door. The move appears to be retaliation for a previous incident in which the victim returned a pile of dog feces to the sus-pects yard. He was told it was not a po-lice matter, yet.

    Following too closelyDec. 6 at 6 pm police attended a two

    vehicle accident on Hwy 1 by Thomp-son River Estates after a 2003 Toyota Matrix driven by a 22 year old Ashcroft woman, drove into the back of a Honda Civic, driven by a 55 year old man from

    the Thompson River Estates, just as he slowed down to turn off the highway into the subdivision. The woman was issued a ticket for following too close-ly. Both drivers were taken to the hospi-tal for examination.

    Prohibited from drivingDec. 7 at 8 pm police stopped a

    2008 Ford Fusion at a road check on Hwy 99 near the Hwy 97 intersection. The 44 year old Kamloops driver was found to be prohibited and was arrested and charged with driving while pro-hibited. His vehicle was impounded for a minimum of 30 days.

    At 8:20 pm at the same road check, Traffic Services officers stopped a 2000

    Infiniti and discovered that the driver, a 26 year old man from Duncan, was driving while prohibited. He was ar-rested and charged and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

    N for NumskullDec. 9 at 1 pm Traffic Services of-

    ficers stopped a speeding vehicle on Hwy 1 in Cache Creek at the south end of town after watching the 2000 Toyota Echo travelling at 101 kph in the 70 kph zone. The 30 year old man from 108 Mile Ranch was issued a ticket for fail-ing to display his N and he was served a two-month driving prohibition. His vehicle was towed.

    The RCMP is pleased to announce that Summit Brooke Construction of Abbotsford has been awarded the con-tract to construct the new RCMP De-tachment in 100 Mile House. As gener-al contractor,