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Avola picnic shelter Photo shows a picnic shelter constructed in September in the Avola playground on Diamond Drive.  The shelter is part of the recent improvements to the playground including: removal of old

Avola picnic shelter

Photo shows a picnic shelter constructed in September in the Avola playground on Diamond Drive

Avola picnic shelter Photo shows a picnic shelter constructed in September in the Avola playground on Diamond Drive.  The shelter is part of the recent improvements to the playground including: removal of old
Erica Steiger of Erica’s Everything Emporium accepts a supplier packet from Hilda Zietsov

Clearwater ESS changes its leader board

ESS is the team of local volunteers that assists people evacuated from their residences due to fires, floods, etc

Erica Steiger of Erica’s Everything Emporium accepts a supplier packet from Hilda Zietsov
Truck driver Larry Fox adjusts his mirrors before leaving to make another delivery for the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.

Truckin’ the trout to Clearwater hatchery

A Cranbrook area truck driver is a familiar face at Clearwater Trout Hatchery and in the North Thompson Valley

Truck driver Larry Fox adjusts his mirrors before leaving to make another delivery for the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.

Emergency Support Services practice at the Blackpool Hall

The exercise was part of the regular training of ESS team members for setting up and operating a reception center

WGCSC active on many fronts

Vavenby water, Clearwater sports coordinator, Stargazing Festival, Ferry Road Park on the Wells Gray Country services committee agenda

(L) Mel Sasek is honored by Hans Krauseneck and TNRD Area A director Tim Pennell during a coffee house at Blackpool Hall on Saturday

Blackpool Community Hall dedicates room to Mel

So the hall committee - mm, well, uh - sort of gave it to him for a birthday present

(L) Mel Sasek is honored by Hans Krauseneck and TNRD Area A director Tim Pennell during a coffee house at Blackpool Hall on Saturday
One of the cedar planters that local volunteers will paint and plant as part of North Thompson Arts Council's planter project.

Arts council launch planter projects

Individuals, groups, or organizations are invited to sponsor a North Thompson Arts Council planter for $100

One of the cedar planters that local volunteers will paint and plant as part of North Thompson Arts Council's planter project.

Local volunteers operate Emergency Support Services

Emergency Social Services (ESS) provides short-term assistance to people who are forced to leave their homes because of emergencies

Wells Gray Country services committee plans busy spring

It was a jovial and jocular group that met for the Wells Gray Country services committee meeting on Mar. 28

Katie Bieber gets her hair restyled by the electrostatic charge from a Van De Graaf generator at Clearwater Secondary School during the Science World BC presentation on Feb. 23. The generator was next used to give those in the 'Chain of Pain' a shocking demonstration of the conductive capabilities of the human body.

Science World brings the weird world of science to town

Science World on the Road is one of the school-based programs promoted by Science World BC

Katie Bieber gets her hair restyled by the electrostatic charge from a Van De Graaf generator at Clearwater Secondary School during the Science World BC presentation on Feb. 23. The generator was next used to give those in the 'Chain of Pain' a shocking demonstration of the conductive capabilities of the human body.
Pink-shirted students fill the bleachers at Raft River Elemtary School for a floor hockey game with the RCMP.

Pink Shirt Day in Clearwater

At noon, a student team competed in a floor hockey game against the RCMP in front of a noisy crowd of pink-shirted RRES supporters

Pink-shirted students fill the bleachers at Raft River Elemtary School for a floor hockey game with the RCMP.
Jesslynn Plugoway has a hard time pulling the right colored scarf from the bag held by Uncle Chris. Every scarf she pulled from the bag seemed to have a mind of its own.

Chris the Clown entertains daycare kids

Uncle Chris the Clown kept the little ones in wide-eyed amazement with his magic at the Building Blocks Daycare on Tuesday, Feb. 26

Jesslynn Plugoway has a hard time pulling the right colored scarf from the bag held by Uncle Chris. Every scarf she pulled from the bag seemed to have a mind of its own.
Students from Mrs. Green's Grade 2 class proudly display their commitment to a bully free environment at Raft River Elementary.

Pink Shirt Day highlights Anti-Bullying Week at RRES

Anti-Bullying Week runs this week at Raft River Elementary School

Students from Mrs. Green's Grade 2 class proudly display their commitment to a bully free environment at Raft River Elementary.
Coach Skye Buck offers tips and encouragement to elementary school hoopsters doing lay-up drills at RRES. Grade 5 student Tristan Blackmore (l) and Grade 4 student Nathan Shelrud (r) get ready to drive at the hoop and “put the biscuit in the basket” in the after school program.

Hoopsters in the making

RRES students are learning basketball from coach Skye Buck, his wife Courtney and some volunteer high school students

Coach Skye Buck offers tips and encouragement to elementary school hoopsters doing lay-up drills at RRES. Grade 5 student Tristan Blackmore (l) and Grade 4 student Nathan Shelrud (r) get ready to drive at the hoop and “put the biscuit in the basket” in the after school program.
Savannah Dee eyes a cake topped with slices of chocolate at the Clearwater Ski Hill's Chocolate Festival held on Saturday

Choco Nite raises $2000

It was a chocoholic’s dream - the second annual Chocolate Festival at Clearwater ski hill

Savannah Dee eyes a cake topped with slices of chocolate at the Clearwater Ski Hill's Chocolate Festival held on Saturday
Darrel and Saskia entertain patrons at the Blue Loon Grill in Clearwater on Feb. 9.

Singer/composers entertain at Blue Loon Grill to large crowd

Over 70 music lovers listen to Darrell and Saskia perform at the Blue Loon Grill in Clearwater on Feb. 9

Darrel and Saskia entertain patrons at the Blue Loon Grill in Clearwater on Feb. 9.
Clearwater's Aidan Sim looks to pass off while being closely guarded by Barriere's Jordan Lefeuvre as  Keaton Noble (#14) looks on. The Clearwater Junior Raiders were hosting a playoff game against the Barriere Junior Cougars on Feb 9.

Junior Raiders place third in playoffs

CSS Junior Raiders come back to revenge at-home loss to Barriere Junior Cougars

Clearwater's Aidan Sim looks to pass off while being closely guarded by Barriere's Jordan Lefeuvre as  Keaton Noble (#14) looks on. The Clearwater Junior Raiders were hosting a playoff game against the Barriere Junior Cougars on Feb 9.
Sylvia Boyd (l) and Margaret Houben got together to display their products at the Arts

Info shared at Wellness Expo

Clearwater Festival and Events Society (CFES) held the sixth annual Arts, Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, Feb. 4

Sylvia Boyd (l) and Margaret Houben got together to display their products at the Arts
Sawyer Cairns tries to catch something at the fishpond during a Fun Night at Raft River Elementary School on Feb. 3. Annie Whelan volunteers at the activity

Fun Night supports Hope of the Pokomchi

A Fun Night at Raft River Elementary was staged to help raise funds for the Hope of the Pokomchi organization

Sawyer Cairns tries to catch something at the fishpond during a Fun Night at Raft River Elementary School on Feb. 3. Annie Whelan volunteers at the activity
Students hold up signs showing the name of the book they think answers the question asked during a Battle of the Books practice. These students are vying for three positions on the Grade 3-4 team. Pictured are (front table

Students practice for Battle of the Books competition

Students at Raft River Elementary School are vying for three positions on a team that will represent their grade at the Battle of the Books

Students hold up signs showing the name of the book they think answers the question asked during a Battle of the Books practice. These students are vying for three positions on the Grade 3-4 team. Pictured are (front table