Ashcroft, British Columbia

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Creek . Because of its arid climate, Ashcroft and the surrounding area have occasionally been used as a stand-in for the Middle East and the American West in film productions.

C 42.5 Aug record high C 40.5 Sep record high C 37.5 Oct record high C 31 Nov record high C 21.5 Dec record high C 17.5 year record high C 42.5 Jan high C 0.6 Feb high C 5 Mar high C 12.4 Apr high C 17.9 May high C 22.4 Jun high C 25.9 Jul high C 29.6 Aug high C 29.5 Sep high C 24 Oct high C 14.8 Nov high C 5.7 Dec high C 0.1 year high C 15.7 Jan low C −5.7 Feb low C −3.3 Mar low C 0.4 Apr

low C 4.3 May low C 8.6 Jun low C 12.3 Jul low C 14.6 Aug low C 14.3 Sep low C 10 Oct low C 4.4 Nov low C −1 Dec low C −5.7 year low C 4.4 Jan record low C −25.5 Feb record low C −23 Mar record low C −13 Apr record low C −4 May record low C 0 Jun record low C 4 Jul record low C 6 Aug record low C 6 Sep record low C 0 Oct record low C −19.4 Nov record low C −29 Dec record low C −28.5 year record low C −29 !-- Total precipitation


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of Canada Canadian province of British Columbia. The Canada 2006 Census population was 122,286 and the area covers 45,279 square kilometres. The administrative offices are in the main population centre is the city of Kamloops (Kamloops, British Columbia), which accounts for 75 percent of the regional district's population. The only other city is Merritt (Merritt, British Columbia); however, there are locally important communities such as the District Municipality (district municipality) of Logan Lake (Logan Lake, British Columbia), and the Villages of Chase (Chase, British Columbia), Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia), Cache Creek (Cache Creek, British Columbia), Clinton (Clinton, British Columbia) and Lytton (Lytton, British Columbia). The region is named indirectly for the Thompson River by way of the traditional regional names of "the Thompson Country" and "the Nicola Country"; the Nicola Country was named for Chief Nicola (Nicola (chief)) and was originally "Nicola's Country", where he held sway; he is also the namesake of that river. The area is governed by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District which operates over 115 services including the region's libraries, solid waste management and recycling, emergency and development services, plus a film commission. Being the head of river navigation also meant being the best location for the start of the Cariboo Wagon Road (as there were no usable roads between Yale and the settlements nearer the Fraser's mouth. The Cariboo Road ran from Yale to Barkerville (Barkerville, British Columbia) via Lytton (Lytton, British Columbia), Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia) and Quesnel (Quesnel, British Columbia), built in the early 1860s. By the start of the 1870s an overland route from New Westminster was finally built - the Yale Road, formally the Grand Trunk Road and known today as Old Yale Road, which is still extant in sections from Surrey (Surrey, British Columbia) through Abbotsford (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and Chilliwack (Chilliwack, British Columbia) (though no longer entirely a continuous "highway"). Its counterpart on the north side of the river was the Dewdney Trunk Road, built in the same period in advance of railway construction in the 1880s, but which ran only to Dewdney (Dewdney, British Columbia), just east of Mission City (Mission, British Columbia). '''Basque, British Columbia''', is located in the province (Provinces and territories of Canada) of British Columbia, Canada, near the village of Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia). It is the post office and whistlestop-crossing on the historic Basque Ranch, one of the earliest ranches in the Interior of British Columbia. One of the descendants of the Basque family is Garnet Basque, a notable popular historian in BC who has written extensively on ranching and the gold rush history. In 1858, gold was discovered in British Columbia. Steamships started running on both Seton Lake and Anderson Lake (Anderson Lake (British Columbia)), and Seton Portage became a transportation bottleneck, as prospectors would need to portage for two kilometres between the lakes. In 1861, Carl Dozier constructed British Columbia's first railway (rail transport) here to transport passengers and freight (cargo) across Seton Portage (then called Short Portage). Most likely the "railway" - known as Dozier's Way - was drawn by horses and mules in one direction, and run on gravity in the other - was not used much after the colonial government built the Cariboo Road through the Fraser River canyon, in 1864, via Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia), which bypassed Seton Portage and Lillooet (Lillooet, British Columbia), and was abandoned shortly thereafter (c. 1870) although its roadgrade survives today as the main local thoroughfare, Portage Road. Between the 1860s and the 1880s the Cariboo Road existed in three versions as a surveyed and constructed wagon road route. The first Cariboo Wagon Road surveyed in 1861 and built in 1862 followed the original Hudson's Bay Company's Harrison Trail (Port Douglas (Port Douglas, British Columbia)) route from Lillooet (Lillooet, British Columbia) to Clinton (Clinton, British Columbia), 70 Mile House, 100 Mile House, Lac La Hache, 150 Mile House to the contract end around Soda Creek and Alexandria (Alexandria, British Columbia) at the doorstep of the Cariboo Gold Fields. The second Cariboo Wagon Road (or Yale Cariboo Road) operated during the period of the fast stage coaches and freight wagon companies headquartered in Yale (Yale, British Columbia): 1865 to 1885. From the water landing at Yale (Yale, British Columbia), the road followed north via the spectacular Fraser Canyon route over Hell's Gate (Hell's Gate, British Columbia) and Jackass Mountain and connecting to the earlier Cariboo Road at Clinton. The third Cariboo Road was the revised route following the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. The railway station at Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia) became the southern end of the wagon road. Much of the Fraser Canyon wagon road was destroyed by the railway construction as well as by washouts and the Great Flood of 1894 (interest in rebuilding this portion of the road would not occur until the construction plans for the Fraser Canyon Highway for automobiles in the 1920s). W.S. Bouvette, The True Story of the Cariboo Wagon Road. Geography The riding is largely rural and wilderness in character despite its proximity to the Lower Mainland, it spans the Bridge River-Lillooet (Lillooet, British Columbia), Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia)-Thompson Canyon, Fraser Canyon, Nicola (Nicola Valley) and Similkameen Districts (Similkameen River). Since creation in time for the 1996 General Election its shape has remained relatively unchanged despite some minor boundary adjustments, with (e.g.) Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia)-Cache Creek (Cache Creek, British Columbia) joining Cariboo South in some elections and the Similkameen (Similkameen River) area joined to one of the Okanagan ridings. Its core towns - Lillooet, Lytton, Yale, Boston Bar, Hope, Princeton, Merritt and Spences Bridge have remained permanently in the riding. The '''Fraser Canyon''' is an 84 km landform of the Fraser River where it descends rapidly through narrow rock gorges in the Coast Mountains en route from the Interior Plateau of British Columbia to the Fraser Valley. Colloquially, the term "Fraser Canyon" is often used to include the Thompson Canyon from Lytton (Lytton, British Columbia) to Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia), since they form the same highway route which most people are familiar with, although it is actually reckoned to begin above Williams Lake, British Columbia at Soda Creek Canyon near the town of the same name. Nearly all tributaries of the Fraser have canyons of varying scale; the few exceptions include the Pitt and the Chilliwack in the Lower Fraser Valley. The Thompson Canyon, from Lytton to Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia), is a sequence of large canyons of its own, some of them also named, although most British Columbians and travellers think of it as part of the Fraser Canyon. Other important canyons on tributaries include Coquihalla Canyon, the Bridge River Canyon (Bridge River), Seton Canyon (Seton Lake) and adjacent Cayoosh Canyon, Pavilion Canyon (Pavilion Creek), Vermilion Canyon (Slok Creek) and Churn Creek Canyon. The Chilcotin River also has several subcanyons, as does the Chilko River, notably Lava Canyon and another Black Canyon. Thompson Country Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia), Cache Creek (Cache Creek, British Columbia), Clinton (Clinton, British Columbia), Lytton (Lytton, British Columbia), Lillooet (Lillooet, British Columbia) - During this migration, Shalalth was largely bypassed as the "road" at this point was the waters of Seton Lake offshore from the benches above the lake forming the community. The Lakes Route was near-completely abandoned by the later 1860s due to the construction of the new Cariboo Wagon Road from Yale (Yale, British Columbia) to the newer Cariboo Goldfields (Cariboo Gold Rush) farther north via the lower the Thompson River and the town Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia), where that route branches off from that river via the Bonaparte River. The boom in the Cariboo goldfields was the impetus for the construction of the Cariboo Wagon Road by the Royal Engineers, which bypassed the older routes via the Fraser Canyon and Lakes Route via Lillooet by using the valley of the Thompson River to Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia) and from there via the valley of the Bonaparte River to join the older route from Lillooet at Clinton (Clinton, British Columbia). * Mission Raceway Park, Mission, British Columbia (drag racing) * Nl'akapxm Eagle Motorplex, Ashcroft, British Columbia (dragracing) * Circuit Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Quebec Production While set in Wyoming, the movie was actually filmed in the towns of Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia), Savona (Savona, British Columbia), and Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. http: www.bclocalnews.com bc_thompson_nicola kamloopsthisweek entertainment 96069984.html Born in Staffordshire, England, he was the younger brother of Sir (Arthur Henry) Talbot Chetwynd, 7th Baronet (Chetwynd Baronets). He came to Canada at the age of eighteen, and was soon in Ashcroft, British Columbia (west of Kamloops Lake). He received employment from Charles Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey (nephew of Lady Florence Cecilia Paget, who was married to Chetwynd's first cousin once removed Sir George, 4th Baronet) to manage Anglesey’s fruit farm holdings at Walhachin (Walhachin, British Columbia). Walhachin was first named "Pennie's", after the original settler, Charles Pennie. But the true saga of Walachin would begin in 1907 when Charles Barnes, an American (United States) entrepreneur, was working as a land surveyor at Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia) and visited Pennie's ranch and admired his


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C 42.5 Aug record high C 40.5 Sep record high C 37.5 Oct record high C 31 Nov record high C 21.5 Dec record high C 17.5 year record high C 42.5 Jan high C 0.6 Feb high C 5 Mar high C 12.4 Apr high C 17.9 May high C 22.4 Jun high C 25.9 Jul high C 29.6 Aug high C 29.5 Sep high C 24 Oct high C 14.8 Nov high C 5.7 Dec high C 0.1 year high C 15.7 Jan low C −5.7 Feb low C −3.3 Mar low C 0.4 Apr

low C 4.3 May low C 8.6 Jun low C 12.3 Jul low C 14.6 Aug low C 14.3 Sep low C 10 Oct low C 4.4 Nov low C −1 Dec low C −5.7 year low C 4.4 Jan record low C −25.5 Feb record low C −23 Mar record low C −13 Apr record low C −4 May record low C 0 Jun record low C 4 Jul record low C 6 Aug record low C 6 Sep record low C 0 Oct record low C −19.4 Nov record low C −29 Dec record low C −28.5 year record low C −29 !-- Total precipitation


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) community television station (run by the Ash-Creek Television Society), CH4472 on VHF channel 4 (with an effective radiated power of 74 watts at 15 meters above ground level), with a repeater (CH4473 on VHF 8, with an effective radiated power of 49 watts at 45 meters) in the neighbouring town of Cache Creek. Festivals Ashcroft had its first annual 'Wellness Festival' in July of 2013. Sister city The town's Japanese sister city is Bifuka, Hokkaido.


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web url http: www.ashcroftbc.ca bifuka_ashcrofts_sister_city title Our Sister City work Village of Ashcroft publisher Village of Ashcroft accessdate 27 January 2012 Television and film Projects that have been filmed in the area include "


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Creek . Because of its arid climate, Ashcroft and the surrounding area have occasionally been used as a stand-in for the Middle East and the American West in film productions.


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. The first stretch of Main Street north from the cairn is said to point due north and at one time was called "the Golden Mile" partly because of all the gold dust reputed to be scattered along it in its heyday, and also because it was the hub of supply for the surrounding goldfields. - YZA CYZA Ashcroft Airport Ashcroft, British Columbia, Canada - - CBWA (CBTK-FM) 0 860 AM Ashcroft, British


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climate classification#GROUP B: Dry (arid and semiarid) climates BWk ''). The Ashcroft area is the driest place in Canada outside of the high arctic, and the only truly arid place in Canada. It has one of the hottest summers in Canada, with a July average daily maximum temperature near 30°C (86°F). Daytime temperatures over 38°C (100°F) are common in mid-summer. Ashcroft receives 200 mm (8 inches) of precipitation annually. Although weather records exist for Ashcroft pre-1987

Creek . Because of its arid climate, Ashcroft and the surrounding area have occasionally been used as a stand-in for the Middle East and the American West in film productions.

C 42.5 Aug record high C 40.5 Sep record high C 37.5 Oct record high C 31 Nov record high C 21.5 Dec record high C 17.5 year record high C 42.5 Jan high C 0.6 Feb high C 5 Mar high C 12.4 Apr high C 17.9 May high C 22.4 Jun high C 25.9 Jul high C 29.6 Aug high C 29.5 Sep high C 24 Oct high C 14.8 Nov high C 5.7 Dec high C 0.1 year high C 15.7 Jan low C −5.7 Feb low C −3.3 Mar low C 0.4 Apr


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. Charles Barnes became the manager of BC Horticultural Estates Ltd and purchased an additional thumb left 300px Plowing for the orchards at Walhachin (1910) (Image:Walhachin, plowing for the orchards.gif) It and the neighbouring Marble Range

line the east bank of the Fraser River north of the town of Lytton, British Columbia. The Clear Range extends as far as the town of Pavilion (Pavilion, British Columbia) and is bounded by the south wall of Marble Canyon on the north. The southeast flank of the Clear Range is the Thompson River between Ashcroft (Ashcroft, British Columbia) and Lytton (Lytton, British Columbia), while to its northeast are the Cornwall (Cornwall Hills) and Trachyte Hills, and beyond

Ashcroft, British Columbia

leader_title2 MP (Members of the Canadian House of Commons) leader_name2 Mark Strahl (Conservative (Conservative Party of Canada)) leader_title3 MLA (Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) leader_name3 Jackie Tegart (Liberal (British Columbia Liberal Party)) leader_title4 leader_name4 established_title Founded established_date 1880s established_title2 Incorporated as a Village established_date2 1952 established_title3 established_date3 area_magnitude unit_pref area_footnotes area_total_km2 51.45 area_land_km2 area_water_km2 area_total_sq_mi area_land_sq_mi area_water_sq_mi area_water_percent area_urban_km2 area_urban_sq_mi area_metro_km2 area_metro_sq_mi population_as_of 2011 population_footnotes population_note population_total 1628 population_density_km2 32.3 population_density_sq_mi population_metro population_density_metro_km2 population_density_metro_sq_mi population_urban population_density_urban_km2 population_density_urban_sq_mi population_blank1_title population_blank1 population_density_blank1_km2 population_density_blank1_sq_mi timezone PST (Pacific Standard Time) utc_offset −8 timezone_DST PDT utc_offset_DST −7 coordinates_display inline,title latd 50 latm 43 lats 32 latNS N longd 121 longm 16 longs 50 longEW W elevation_footnotes tags-- elevation_m 335.2 elevation_ft postal_code_type Postal Code postal_code V0K 1A0 area_code blank_name Highway blank_info Highway 97C (British Columbia Highway 97C) blank1_name Waterways blank1_info Kamloops Lake Bonaparte River Thompson River website http: www.ashcroftbc.ca footnotes

'''Ashcroft''' (2011 population (Canada 2011 Census) 1,628) downstream from the west end of Kamloops Lake, at the confluence of the Bonaparte (Bonaparte River) and Thompson Rivers, and is in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (Thompson-Nicola Regional District, British Columbia).

Ashcroft's downtown is on the east side of the Thompson River, although the municipal boundaries straddle the river, with housing and the town's hospital and recreation complex on the west bank. It is something of a "twin" to nearby Cache Creek (Cache Creek, British Columbia), which unlike Ashcroft is on the major highway.

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