Local News

Wind will increase fire activity throughout the Interior

A major wind event is forecast to bring gusts of up to 70 kilometres per hour to some areas

Little Fort fires create turmoil

Multiple difficulties arising from Thuya Lake and Dunn Lake fires

Premier John Horgan, NDP cabinet get down to work

NDP’s 22-member cabinet includes minister of mental health

  • Jul 18th, 2017

Mayor appreciates help for Clearwater

Firefighters and search and rescue volunteers coming to assist

Backup generator arrives in Clearwater

Concerns expressed as the Thuya Lake fire threatens the valley’s only power-line

TNRD sets up new weed committee

Thompson-Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee created by Thompson-Nicola Regional District

  • Jul 17th, 2017
Canada Day in Blue River and Clearwater 2017


Clearwater Secondary School awards assembly 2017


Raft River Elementary School awards assembly 2017


Clearwater celebrates National Aboriginal Day


Canfor closes Vavenby sawmill

Forest fire situation causes forest company to shut down Vavenby division

UPDATED: Fire threatens valley’s lifeline

The only power-line into the upper North Thompson Valley threatened by Thuya Lake fire

Gustafsen fire evacuees settling in in Keremeos

Evacuees from the Gustafsen (100 Mile House) fire have taken refuge at the Elks rodeo grounds.

Skidder crash injures one

A skidder operator suffered possible serious injuries after his vehicle slid and then rolled

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Emergency services cut back at Clearwater’s hospital

Regular emergency department operations resumed Friday, July 7 at 9 a.m.

Discounted hotel rooms for wildfire evacuees

Coast Hotels offering support to help ease the burden on evacuees

RCMP send 340 officers from B.C. and Alberta to help with wildfires

RCMP say there will be ‘no tolerance for criminal activities’ in fire evacuation zones

Is it long enough?

Clearwater firefighters check to see if new ladder will reach the roof at Woodside Apartments

Smoky skies warning still in effect

Smoke levels are expected to get serious

Family home burned to the ground

“It looked like a war zone there”

Principals play musical chairs in Kamloops-Thompson school district

Lori Bradstock has been named principal for elementary schools in Raft River, Vavenby and Blue River

  • Jul 8th, 2017

RCMP asking for public patience

RCMP resources from around the province are being deployed to assist with a multitude of fires

  • Jul 7th, 2017

BC Ferries reminds vehicle, foot passengers to avoid alcohol and drugs before sailings

Impaired drivers and walk-ons risk being reported to police – 127 were in past year

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Puppy found in Aldergrove with zap strap on infected tail

The BC SPCA is investigating what looks like an attempt at a home tail docking done wrong.

  • Jul 6th, 2017