BC Hydro predicts eight-hour power outage at Ashcroft on October 17 – Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal

Power outage forecast at Ashcroft

BC Hydro will perform scheduled maintenance on the equipment at Ashcroft on Sunday, October 17, and there will be no power between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (estimated) on that date.

Before the outage begins, customers are advised to turn off electric heaters and major appliances, and unplug sensitive electronics to protect them from damage. Anyone who uses electrical medical equipment or access doors should have a plan to maintain them.

Planned power outages can be canceled without notice for safety, bad weather or emergency reasons. You can get the latest status of this planned outage online at https://bit.ly/3FbPq1P or by calling 1-800-224-9376.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Ashcroft

Interior Health hosts a COVID-19 vaccination clinic every Wednesday through November 10 at the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Center. IH clarified that although it had previously announced that the clinic accepts walk-in visits, pre-registration is required; there will be no dropout.

The clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. every Wednesday (closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.). It is intended for anyone aged 12 and over who needs their first or second vaccine (second vaccines can be obtained 28 days after the first).

You can register online at https://bit.ly/2XFLcOX; by calling 1-833-838-2323; or by going to any Service BC office.

Newspapers and boxes available

Anyone who needs clean newspapers (with or without leaflets) to use as kindling for starting fires can come to the Newspaper office on 4th Street in Ashcroft and pick up what they need. We also have clean and sturdy cardboard boxes in various sizes, suitable for moving or storing. Newspapers and boxes are available by donation, with proceeds going to the Soup’s On program.

Have fun with Lego

Children aged 6 to 13 are invited to the Fun With Lego session at the Ashcroft HUB on Thursday, October 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Snacks will be provided.

Gears and gadgets

Gears and Gadgets is an introduction to engineering for girls and gender minorities ages 9-11 and will take place at the Ashcroft HUB on Thursday, October 21 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Halloween Crafts

Calling all the little monsters from 5 to 13 years old! Meet at the Ashcroft HUB on Thursday, October 28 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and create your own spooky Halloween crafts. All materials will be provided.

The cost for each of the above programs is $ 10 per participant. For more information or to register, contact the HUB at (250) 453-9177 or email ashcrofthub@gmail.com.

Terribly funny movies

The Kamloops Film Society has a few Halloween goodies in store, with a line-up of spooky films for all ages coming to the big screen at the Paramount Theater in October.

On Friday, October 22, take a trip to Haddonfield, Illinois via the original Halloween (1978), directed by John Carpenter. “They’re coming to get you, Barbara!” on October 29, with a screening of the original by George Romero Night of the Living Dead (1968), and you can remake Time Warp on October 30, when The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) returns.

Are you looking for something scary for young viewers? There are two special morning presentations on Halloween day itself, October 31, with screenings of Casper (1995) and Goose bumps (2015).

All clients (except those under 12) must be fully immunized and present their immunization passport. Each Paramount theater is limited to 50% of its capacity, so book early, as tickets will go quickly. For more information on all of the movies showing at Paramount this month, or to book tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3ipX66A.

Open Pit Burning at Cache Creek and Clinton

As of October 1, open fires, including campfires and Category 2 open fires, are once again permitted in the village of Cache Creek.

Campfires should not measure more than 0.5 meters by 0.5 meters. Category 2 fires made up of yard waste must not exceed two meters in height and three meters in width. A free permit is required for category 2 fires and is available at the village office. They can be issued over the phone and are valid for three days at a time. To obtain a permit, dial (250) 457-6237.

Campfires and open fires are also permitted in the Village of Clinton. Category 2 fires require a free permit from the village office.

Business counseling sessions

Successful small businesses do not happen by accident; they are the result of careful research and planning. The team of experts at Community Futures Sun Country has a multitude of services to offer, no matter what stage you are at with your business idea. One-on-one business advice is available to anyone interested, and the service is confidential and free. For more information, contact Community Futures Sun Country at (250) 453-9165, toll free at 1-800-567-9911, or by email at vision@cfsun.ca.

Arthritis line available to help

If you or someone you know has had arthritis and you have questions or need support, The Arthritis Society’s Arthritis Hotline can help. This is a toll-free information service by phone and email, run by trained volunteers who can answer your questions about arthritis, how to manage the disease, and where to access arthritis-related resources. arthritis. Whether you live with arthritis or are a family member, friend or caregiver of someone with arthritis, the Arthritis Line is for you.

To access the service, dial 1-800-321-1433 and press option “2” or send an email to info@arthritis.ca. Services are available Monday through Friday in English and French. You can also visit The Arthritis Society online at https://arthritis.ca.

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