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Barbara Roden

Barbara Roden

I joined Black Press in 2012 working the Circulation desk of the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal and edited the paper during the summers until February 2016, when I became full-time editor of B.C.’s oldest continuously-published weekly newspaper. I am the recipient of the Jack Webster and Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. I am a keen amateur historian, specializing in the Southern Interior and Cariboo Waggon Road, and my historical pieces have appeared in the Journal since 2012. In my spare time, I act and direct with Ashcroft’s local theatre group.

Phone
250-457-0789
Email
editorial@accjournal.ca

Recent Work by Barbara

Shetland Creek wildfire prompts more evacuation orders near Spences Bridge

Shetland Creek wildfire prompts more evacuation orders near Spences Bridge

Aggressive fire behaviour has closed Highway 1 from Spences Bridge to Ashcroft
Patrolling the range: Ashcroft fire chief keeps eye on wildfire at village limits

Patrolling the range: Ashcroft fire chief keeps eye on wildfire at village limits

Shetland Creek wildfire is in grassland within Village of Ashcroft boundary, prompting regular patrols from fire department
Highway 1 closed from Spences Bridge to Ashcroft due to wildfire

Highway 1 closed from Spences Bridge to Ashcroft due to wildfire

Highway 1 closed south of Ashcroft due to active nature of Shetland Creek wildfire
Animal shelter near Merritt takes in four-legged fire victims

Animal shelter near Merritt takes in four-legged fire victims

Angel's Animal Rescue is taking in pets that firefighters have rescued from Venables Valley in the wake of the Shetland Creek wildfire
'We're not getting our hopes up': structure loss expected after Shetland Creek fire

'We're not getting our hopes up': structure loss expected after Shetland Creek fire

Residents of Venables Valley southwest of Ashcroft wait to hear full extent of structure loss after fire sweeps through community
Shetland Creek wildfire near Ashcroft now at 13,236 hectares

Shetland Creek wildfire near Ashcroft now at 13,236 hectares

Fast-moving and aggressive wildfire has caused multiple evacuation orders and alerts along Highway near Ashcroft
26 care home residents moved from Ashcroft due to wildfire threat

26 care home residents moved from Ashcroft due to wildfire threat

Interior Health has moved long-term care, assisted living residents to alternate location
Evacuation order issued, rest of Ashcroft on alert as wildfire grows

Evacuation order issued, rest of Ashcroft on alert as wildfire grows

Properties along Highway 1 on evacuation order and alert, while entire Village of Ashcroft now on evacuation alert
Shetland Creek wildfire more than doubles in size overnight

Shetland Creek wildfire more than doubles in size overnight

Motorists warned that Highway 1 between Spences Bridge and Ashcroft might close at short notice due to aggressive fire
Fast-moving fire triggers evacuation order south of Ashcroft

Fast-moving fire triggers evacuation order south of Ashcroft

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation order for 76 properties in the Venables Valley area
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