Keith McNeill

Pictured are (l-r) Shannon Ludtke

Photo: Many businesses in one

Owned by Kathy Downey, the new business is located across the street from the Times office and next to the Red Umbrella

Pictured are (l-r) Shannon Ludtke
Jim Ternier (l) of Prairie Garden Seeds holds a small jar of wheat seeds while Sharon Neufeld holds a sheaf of grown wheat. The seeds were being given out during Seedy Saturday last weekend at Clearwater ski hill. Local residents are being challenged to grow a 10’x10’ plot of wheat using the seeds.

Learning about history of wheat – the staff of life

If you want to talk about food security you need to talk about growing your own grain, especially wheat

Jim Ternier (l) of Prairie Garden Seeds holds a small jar of wheat seeds while Sharon Neufeld holds a sheaf of grown wheat. The seeds were being given out during Seedy Saturday last weekend at Clearwater ski hill. Local residents are being challenged to grow a 10’x10’ plot of wheat using the seeds.
District of Clearwater employee Kenneth McKay (l) receives his ice facility operator certificate from acting-mayor Dennis Greffard during a town council meeting held April 4.

Clearwater to retain parks

Clearwater town council has decided not to sell three small parks at this time

District of Clearwater employee Kenneth McKay (l) receives his ice facility operator certificate from acting-mayor Dennis Greffard during a town council meeting held April 4.
A gaping hole marks the spot where a car crashed into an Abbotsford hotel room on Saturday night. Two Clearwater women were sleeping inside but appear to have suffered only minor injuries.

Car crashes into Abbotsford hotel room, injures two Clearwater women

Mother and daughter appear to have suffered only minor injuries after rude awakening

A gaping hole marks the spot where a car crashed into an Abbotsford hotel room on Saturday night. Two Clearwater women were sleeping inside but appear to have suffered only minor injuries.
Prenovice (l-r) coach Elijah Wicks

SLIDESHOW: Minor Hockey gives out awards

Players, coaches, parents and friends gather for Clearwater Minor Hockey's year-end dinner and awards ceremony on April 6

Prenovice (l-r) coach Elijah Wicks
Avalon Collins (l) rides with her grandfather Rick Ebert.

PHOTO: Enjoying the sunny weather

Cyclists start to appear as spring finally arrives in the North Thompson Valley

Avalon Collins (l) rides with her grandfather Rick Ebert.
Jason Ficke of Barriere Fire Department uses a pike pole to hold up a dumpster lid while Blackpool firefighter Mike Langenhan extinguishes to fire inside.

Live fire exercise teaches firefighting skills

About 40 volunteer firefighters took part in a live fire exercise put on with the assistance of Blackpool Fire Department

Jason Ficke of Barriere Fire Department uses a pike pole to hold up a dumpster lid while Blackpool firefighter Mike Langenhan extinguishes to fire inside.
Dr. Catherine Tarasoff (l) speaks with local resident Joan Mumford about invasive species.

Presentations point to dangers of invasive species

Recently a small patch of Japanese knotweed was found near Dutch Lake in Clearwater

Dr. Catherine Tarasoff (l) speaks with local resident Joan Mumford about invasive species.
Heart and Stroke Fund volunteers celebrate by having lunch at the Wells Gray Inn.

Photo: Donations increase for Heart and Stroke Fund

Volunteers celebrate by having lunch following a successful campaign

Heart and Stroke Fund volunteers celebrate by having lunch at the Wells Gray Inn.
Firefighters put out a flaming pile of pallets during a live fire exercise next to Blackpool firehall on Sunday

SLIDESHOW: Live fire

About 40 volunteer firefighters from as far away as Pritchard gather at Blackpool firehall for a live fire practice

Firefighters put out a flaming pile of pallets during a live fire exercise next to Blackpool firehall on Sunday
Green candidate Dan Hines

Green Party candidate canvasses in North Thompson

Knocking on doors has left Dan Hines, the Green Party candidate for the Kamloops-North Thompson, feeling quite optimistic

Green candidate Dan Hines
(L-r) Alex Belle

Photos: The pros and cons of salmon farming

Students at Raft River Elementary debate the merits and demerits of aquaculture

(L-r) Alex Belle
Map gives some of the details of the proposed Trans Mountain expansion project. The pipeline is already twinned through Jasper. A second pipe would be installed from north of Valemount Darfield. An existing second pipe from Darfield to Black Pines would be reactivated.

Pipeline expansion project will have big impact

Work force in Blue River and then Clearwater expected to reach 700 next year

Map gives some of the details of the proposed Trans Mountain expansion project. The pipeline is already twinned through Jasper. A second pipe would be installed from north of Valemount Darfield. An existing second pipe from Darfield to Black Pines would be reactivated.
Members of Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce’s new board pose for a photograph. Pictured are (back

Clearwater Chamber elects new board

Jeff Lamond chosen for another term as president of Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce

Members of Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce’s new board pose for a photograph. Pictured are (back
Henry George was a 19th Century American economist who advocated basing most government revenues on a land value tax.

We need taxes on land value and natural resources

American economist Henry George did have some influential supporters

Henry George was a 19th Century American economist who advocated basing most government revenues on a land value tax.
Clearwater Ice Hawk #18 Gerald Loring puts the puck in the net.

PHOTOS: Midgets host provincials

Six teams compete as Clearwater Midget Ice Hawks host Tier 4 provincial championships

Clearwater Ice Hawk #18 Gerald Loring puts the puck in the net.
A preliminary count indicates that former Blue River resident Willow Macdonald is the new school trustee for 100 Mile House.

Macdonald wins seat on Cariboo-Chilcotin school board

Former Blue River resident intends to continue as TNRD director for Area B (Thompson Headwaters)

A preliminary count indicates that former Blue River resident Willow Macdonald is the new school trustee for 100 Mile House.
Youngsters take part in Wells Gray Curling Club's junior program's windup bonspiel.

PHOTOS: Junior curlers host windup bonspiel

Members of Wells Gray Curling Club's junior program and other youngsters take part in fun bonspiel

Youngsters take part in Wells Gray Curling Club's junior program's windup bonspiel.
(L-r) BC Timber Sales representatives Frank Kolhberger and Jessica Gunn talk about issues with Clearwater resident Larry Young during a forest stewardship plan open house held March 15.

Open house looks at forest stewardship plans

Most members of the public who take part are ranchers, trappers and others with specific interests in any changes or developments

(L-r) BC Timber Sales representatives Frank Kolhberger and Jessica Gunn talk about issues with Clearwater resident Larry Young during a forest stewardship plan open house held March 15.
Clearwater Midget Ice Hawk #6 Julien Dewey takes a shot on the Windemere net.

PHOTOS: Ice Hawks compete in championships

Clearwater Midget Ice Hawks host BC Hockey Midget Tier 4 provincial championships

Clearwater Midget Ice Hawk #6 Julien Dewey takes a shot on the Windemere net.