Stephanie Hagenaars

Mike Majeurs, left, Florence Allison, Erica Munter, Clara and Jennie Helset. Back: Dave Archibald, left, John Munter. Circa 1940s.(Photo courtesy of Frank Ritcey)

Old timers in the North Thompson Valley

Stories of some original settlers

Mike Majeurs, left, Florence Allison, Erica Munter, Clara and Jennie Helset. Back: Dave Archibald, left, John Munter. Circa 1940s.(Photo courtesy of Frank Ritcey)
Birth control pills, contraception. (Pixabay)

Council supports Vernon’s push for free contraception

District of Clearwater councillors receieved a letter from the City of Vernon…

Birth control pills, contraception. (Pixabay)
Clearwater his home to many animals, large and small. A community vet is sorely needed, according to a new coalition that is getting the wheels turning in a recruitment campaign for Clearwater. (Claire Hanna photo)

Locals band together to recruit veterinarian to community

A recruitment campaign is in the works as current vet to retire in June

Clearwater his home to many animals, large and small. A community vet is sorely needed, according to a new coalition that is getting the wheels turning in a recruitment campaign for Clearwater. (Claire Hanna photo)
Rowan Borneman runs a non-profit rescue for unwanted horses to find new homes, called Appaloosa Allies Foundation. Borneman is pictured here with Pixie. (Submitted photo)

Times donates $240 to local horse rescue

Throughout the month of December, The Times teamed up with a local…

Rowan Borneman runs a non-profit rescue for unwanted horses to find new homes, called Appaloosa Allies Foundation. Borneman is pictured here with Pixie. (Submitted photo)
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

Anti-bullying isn’t just for kids

This week we celebrated Pink Shirt Day, a day that has become…

Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
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Electoral Areas A and B to see a modest population increase

While population numbers in the the Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s Areas A (Wells…

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From left: Councillor Lucy Taylor, Councillor Barry Banford, Councillor Bill Haring, Mayor Merlin Blackwell, Councillor Lynne Frizzle, Councillor Lyle Mckenzie and Councillor Shelley Sim. (District of Clearwater photo)

Council to consider raising taxes in 2021

The District of Clearwater council is considering a tax increase this year…

From left: Councillor Lucy Taylor, Councillor Barry Banford, Councillor Bill Haring, Mayor Merlin Blackwell, Councillor Lynne Frizzle, Councillor Lyle Mckenzie and Councillor Shelley Sim. (District of Clearwater photo)
Janet (left) and Karen Johnson. (Shelley Woods Boden/Facebook)

Petition to keep Wells Gray murderer in jail garners 39K signatures and counting

Family and friends compiling victim impact statements to keep David Ennis behind bars.

Janet (left) and Karen Johnson. (Shelley Woods Boden/Facebook)
Pink Shirt Day shirt, no date, stock image

This Pink Shirt Day let’s ‘lift each other up’

Pink Shirt Day, or Anti-Bullying Day, is a campaign to promote anti-bullying…

Pink Shirt Day shirt, no date, stock image
UBCO is one of three B.C. Interior universities that have signed a deal to work cooperatively when it comes to research.—Image: UBCO

Province partners with Interior universities on COVID-19 research

B.C. Ministry of Heath has provided an inaugural funding amount of $150,000 to the research collaboration

UBCO is one of three B.C. Interior universities that have signed a deal to work cooperatively when it comes to research.—Image: UBCO
(Courtesy of YCS)

YCS starts seed library to promote seed security

Want to get an early start on your garden this year and…

(Courtesy of YCS)
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

About that early spring…

Well, hello winter! It seems Mother Nature had a little something up…

Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
Tim Van Horn, creator of Canadian Mosaic, is had travelled across Canada since 2008, stopping in as many communities as he can and taking photographs of the locals, showcasing the country’s “cultural identity” and diversity. (Submitted photo)

‘Canadian Mosaic’ artist makes stop in the valley

The Canadian photographer has travelled to over 1,400 communities

Tim Van Horn, creator of Canadian Mosaic, is had travelled across Canada since 2008, stopping in as many communities as he can and taking photographs of the locals, showcasing the country’s “cultural identity” and diversity. (Submitted photo)
District of Clearwater meetings are open to the public. The meeting agendas and past meetings minutes can be viewed on the DOC's website. Every meeting has time allocated at the end for comments from the public.

Rental properties in high demand, Clearwater lacks supply

The District of Clearwater is seeing an increasing number of renters but…

District of Clearwater meetings are open to the public. The meeting agendas and past meetings minutes can be viewed on the DOC's website. Every meeting has time allocated at the end for comments from the public.
Kelvin Stretch announced his retirement from his position with School District 73. (SD73)

SD73 secretary-treasurer to retire after 24 years

His work wasn’t always exciting, but Kelvin Stretch felt like he was…

Kelvin Stretch announced his retirement from his position with School District 73. (SD73)
Construction of the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline. (Photo: twitter.com/TransMtn)

Trans Mountain to resume expansion project

The pipeline went into a safety stand down in December

Construction of the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline. (Photo: twitter.com/TransMtn)
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. [CDC]

COVID-19: Interior Health declares outbreak at Kamloops group home

Six staff members have tested positive for the virus.

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. [CDC]
Timber harvesting above the North Thompson River. (BC Forest Practices Board/Facebook)

UPDATE: BCTS audit finds issues in Clearwater

Timber sale licensees have harvested about 500,000 cubic metres from TSLs in the Clearwater, Avola, Blue River, Lempriere and Albreda areas over the past two years.

Timber harvesting above the North Thompson River. (BC Forest Practices Board/Facebook)
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

Early spring welcomed after a weird winter

Our famous future-predicting rodents have called it: An early spring for 2021.…

Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
The Starlink dish from the roof of Lucy Taylor's home in East Blackpool. (Submitted photo)

Starlink internet is in Clearwater, but still has high cost of entry

SpaceX’s low-orbit satellite system promises fast speeds and better connectivity, even in beta

The Starlink dish from the roof of Lucy Taylor's home in East Blackpool. (Submitted photo)