COVID-19 vaccination clinic
There will be an immunization clinic at Ashcroft Hospital and Health Site on Wednesday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.). Anyone needing their first or second dose can come in (without an appointment); children 5-11 years old and anyone needing their booster should make an appointment. To do so, go to https://www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/s/ or call 1-833-838-2323.
Wellness Support Group
Do you want to talk to someone in a positive, discreet and relaxed setting? The Ashcroft HUB hosts a free wellness support group every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. Come by for a cup of coffee and get peer-to-peer support for mental health and wellness.
Walk-in adult sports
From April, the Ashcroft HUB will host two adult walk-in sports nights each week. On Wednesdays you can come play basketball and on Thursdays you can try your hand at one of the most popular and fastest growing sports, pickleball. No experience or equipment or gear (other than athletic shoes) required.
Both sessions take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and there is a $2 registration fee. Participants must show proof of vaccination.
School District Immunization Policy
At a closed board meeting on March 1, the school board for School District No. 74 (Gold Trail) deliberated on the implications of a potential vaccination policy for K-12 staff.
“After months of careful review, advice, consultation, discussion, and following the K-12 Sector Guidelines for Vaccination Policies, the Board of Education has decided not to establish a policy that would require employees to disclose their immunization status at this time,” a district news release said.
“The board will continue to monitor information from the BC Center for Disease Control and Interior Health to keep students, staff, families and communities safe. The Board of Directors encourages all eligible employees and community members to get vaccinated to strengthen our ability to protect ourselves, each other and our communities.
This year’s Art Exposed event runs until March 12 at the Old Courthouse in Kamloops and features works by dozens of artists from the Thompson-Nicola area. The exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 11).
The Hive Council
Are you a business owner or manager of a for-profit or non-profit social enterprise or charity? From now until March 31, you can call on The Consulting Hive and tap into an extensive network of BC-based consultants, advisors and business specialists who are ready to answer your every request. .
Together, the Hive has decades of experience helping people. Put the Hive to work for you by calling 1-877-724-1241 or emailing [email protected]
Flood Damaged Used Vehicles
British Columbia’s Vehicle Sales Authority is warning of the risk of flood-damaged vehicles coming up for sale following last November’s flooding.
Flood-damaged vehicles can be extremely dangerous and pose serious hazards on the road. Flooding can severely damage a vehicle’s electronic and computer systems, which control steering, braking, engine and airbag functions. Additionally, serious mold and rust issues can occur as a result of flood damage, which can be easy to miss, as many affected vehicles do not show obvious physical damage.
If you are looking to buy a used vehicle, make sure it has been thoroughly inspected for flood damage by a reputable agent and has not been written off by an insurer. Flood-damaged vehicles that have been assessed as beyond repair can only be sold for parts or scrap, not for road use.