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Wayne Beierbach was killed when his semi collided with another one on Highway 1 near Ashcroft on December 30.

Accident near Ashcroft claims life of Chilliwack man

Wayne Beierbach, aged 62, was killed when his semi struck another on Highway 1 at Cornwall Road.

The driver of this northbound semi was killed after his truck struck another at the junction of Highway 1 and Cornwall Road near Ashcroft on December 30.

Traffic accident claims one life near Ashcroft

The accident, involving two semi-trailers at the junction of Highway 1 and Cornwall Road, occurred just after noon on December 30.

A new

New app will help B.C. drivers

The BCHighways app makes use of information from the Ministry of Transportation to keep drivers informed about the roads.

CURIOUS CRITTER: Sea otters are not a common site in the area; but all B.C. residents

Public asked to help name rescued otters

The Vancouver Aquarium has taken charge of two rescued otter pups, who are enjoying their new home but need names.

CURIOUS CRITTER: Sea otters are not a common site in the area; but all B.C. residents
The CRA tax scam appears to have stopped - at least for now.

Raid on call centre in India puts brakes on CRA tax scam

Experts are wondering if the scheme is permanently stopped, or if it will resume again when the heat dies down.

The CRA tax scam appears to have stopped - at least for now.
Highway 1 is closed to all traffic northeast of Spences Bridge due to an accident just before 10 a.m. Thursday.

Highway 1 closed to all traffic at Spences Bridge

An accident early Thursday morning has closed the highway until further notice.

Highway 1 is closed to all traffic northeast of Spences Bridge due to an accident just before 10 a.m. Thursday.
Many drivers think it’s okay to use their phone when stopped in traffic; but a hefty fine awaits you if police catch you doing it. Enforcement of distracted driving laws will be stepped up throughout September.

Police to crack down on distracted driving

It is not just a "young people" problem, and it involves more than just phones (which you shouldn't use when stopped in traffic)

Many drivers think it’s okay to use their phone when stopped in traffic; but a hefty fine awaits you if police catch you doing it. Enforcement of distracted driving laws will be stepped up throughout September.
The always-popular entertainer Filetta Fish will be back at the Ashcroft and District Fall Fair on September 11.

Ashcroft fall fair promises plenty of fun

With entertainment, food, vendors, and more than $2,000 in prizes, this year's fair - now with free admission - is better than ever.

The always-popular entertainer Filetta Fish will be back at the Ashcroft and District Fall Fair on September 11.
Thirty special “Time to Explore” geocoins have been created for this year’s event.

Gold Country geocaching event a time to explore

The fourth annual event, on the Labour Day weekend, has a night cache, a Munzee walk, and the chance to win one of 30 limited edition coins.

Thirty special “Time to Explore” geocoins have been created for this year’s event.
Mission RCMP have released a reminder that catching some “creatures” will net drivers a hefty fine.

Pokémon stop: be careful out there while playing

The wildly popular new game is a lot of fun; but there are real-life hazards attached to it.

Mission RCMP have released a reminder that catching some “creatures” will net drivers a hefty fine.
Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan and Jim Ryan play a set at Desert Daze.

Desert Daze returns to Spences Bridge for seventh great year

The community and a dedicated group of volunteers are getting ready to host the little festival that could.

Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan and Jim Ryan play a set at Desert Daze.
The speed limit on a 55 km stretch of Hwy. 1 from Hope to Boston Bar will be decreasing to 90 km/h from its present limit of 100 km/h.

Speed limit to be decreased from Hope to Boston Bar

Driver speed and crashes have both increased since the speed limit along the stretch of highway was raised in 2014.

The speed limit on a 55 km stretch of Hwy. 1 from Hope to Boston Bar will be decreasing to 90 km/h from its present limit of 100 km/h.