Keith McNeill

A lone snowboard waits for its owner in front of the chalet at Clearwater ski hill.

PHOTO: Ski hill opens for season

Skiers and boarders can ride the T-bar for just one toonie on Friday, Jan. 20, as part of Clearwater's Winter Festival

A lone snowboard waits for its owner in front of the chalet at Clearwater ski hill.
A whisp of smoke rises from the biomass heater next to Dutch Lake Community Centre after it was first fired up in late 2015. Town council recently approved new propane water boilers to back up the system.

Dutch Lake Centre and Sportsplex to get upgrades

The present refrigeration chiller was installed in 2000 and its life expectancy decreases rapidly after 18 years

A whisp of smoke rises from the biomass heater next to Dutch Lake Community Centre after it was first fired up in late 2015. Town council recently approved new propane water boilers to back up the system.
Smoke billows out of a residence in Thompson Crossing manufactured housing park in Blackpool on Saturday as firefighters assess the scene. One complication was ammunition stored in the trailer going off.

Fire destroys Blackpool home

Cold weather meant a fire in a mobile home park in Blackpool on Saturday could have been much worse

Smoke billows out of a residence in Thompson Crossing manufactured housing park in Blackpool on Saturday as firefighters assess the scene. One complication was ammunition stored in the trailer going off.
Willow MacDonald

Blue River — Avola representative making new home in 100 Mile

Willow MacDonald has confirmed that she and her family have at least partially moved to 100 Mile House

Willow MacDonald
A helicopter comes in for a landing during an evacuation of an injured snowmobiler near Avola on Sunday.

Injured snowmobiler rescued near Avola

Sledder broke his leg going over a cliff on Saturday, was lifted into a helicopter on Sunday

A helicopter comes in for a landing during an evacuation of an injured snowmobiler near Avola on Sunday.
UPDATE 3: WGSAR helps injured snowmobiler

UPDATE 3: WGSAR helps injured snowmobiler

Heli-rescue team from Vernon helps Wells Gray and Kamloops SAR teams winch injured snowmobiler to safety

UPDATE 3: WGSAR helps injured snowmobiler
(L-r) Hazel Wadlegger

PHOTOS: Rabbits practise x-country

A total of 40 youngsters sign up to learn cross-country skiing as Wells Gray Outdoors Club's Rabbits program gets underway

(L-r) Hazel Wadlegger
(L-r) Megan Carter

PHOTO: New Year’s Day in the outdoors

Snowshoers explore the snowshoe route by the Candle Creek cross-country ski trails

(L-r) Megan Carter
Whisky-jacks or gray jays feed from a woman's hand in Manning Park.

Canadian Geographic makes good choice for Canada’s national bird

Yes, the gray jay should be Canada's national bird – but its name should be changed back to whisky-jack or, if you like, whisky jay

Whisky-jacks or gray jays feed from a woman's hand in Manning Park.
Mike Stairs lines up for a shot.

PHOTO: Boxing Day trap-shooting

Central North Thompson Rod and Gun Club hosts a trap-shooting session at its gun range in Sunshine Valley

Mike Stairs lines up for a shot.
Laura Jones tries out Clearwater's Candle Creek cross-country ski trails.

PHOTO: Fun in the snow

Visitor from New Westminister tries out Clearwater's Candle Creek cross-country ski trails

Laura Jones tries out Clearwater's Candle Creek cross-country ski trails.
Pictured are (l-r) Rebecca Pisarczyk

PHOTO: Skating with Santa

North Thompson Sportsplex hosts annual Skate with Santa event

Pictured are (l-r) Rebecca Pisarczyk
Xiucheng Ge holds up one of several trout he caught while ice-fishing on Dutch Lake.

PHOTO: Visitor from Manchuria

Xiucheng Ge holds up one of several trout he caught while ice-fishing

Xiucheng Ge holds up one of several trout he caught while ice-fishing on Dutch Lake.
Map shows the areas around Dutch Lake that are infested with yellow flag iris

Biologist lays out plan to control invasive yellow flag iris

There are approximately 1.3 ha of infested areas below the waterline and 0.4 ha above the waterline around Dutch Lake

Map shows the areas around Dutch Lake that are infested with yellow flag iris

Public health alert should be kept in perspective

The most important line in the media release read: “There is no ongoing risk to customers of this restaurant"

L-r: Neil

PHOTOS: Shinny hockey on Dutch Lake

Smooth ice under a layer of snow brings out people to enjoy Dutch Lake

L-r: Neil
Input sought on hobby farm zone changes

Little Fort fire department and community hall to get more money

Two increases each will be about nine cents per $1,000 assessed value

Input sought on hobby farm zone changes
Clearwater RCMP to continue policing Blue River

Clearwater RCMP to continue policing Blue River

It was suggested that the Clearwater and Valemount detachments might share the responsibility for the community.

Clearwater RCMP to continue policing Blue River
A photo taken last summer shows District of Clearwater public works employee Bryan Lipp standing next to the new septage treatment facility

Clearwater septage rates to nearly double

The TNRD board adopted a bylaw that allows for a disposal rate increase from $17.60/m3 to $30/m3

A photo taken last summer shows District of Clearwater public works employee Bryan Lipp standing next to the new septage treatment facility
Meghan Wade ® is the new chair of the School District 73 board of trustees.

PHOTOS: CSS parents advisory committee hosts lunch

Students and school supporters treated to turkey with all the trimmings during Friday lunch hour

Meghan Wade ® is the new chair of the School District 73 board of trustees.