Stephanie Hagenaars

Alan Nicholas returns a volley from Petrina Gregson during a game of pickleball at the Rotary tennis courts. Drop-in pickleball games are every Monday and Thursday at 10 a.m. and newcomers are welcome! Pickleball combines the elements of badminton, table tennis and tennis, and can be played with two or four players. And it’s a workout! The players use solid paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net. The games are outdoors until October, when they’ll be moved inside. For more information, reach out to the Healthy Living Coordinator at the Dutch Lake Community Centre at healthyliving@docbc.ca. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

PHOTO: Fun at pickleball

The group meets every Monday and Thursday

Alan Nicholas returns a volley from Petrina Gregson during a game of pickleball at the Rotary tennis courts. Drop-in pickleball games are every Monday and Thursday at 10 a.m. and newcomers are welcome! Pickleball combines the elements of badminton, table tennis and tennis, and can be played with two or four players. And it’s a workout! The players use solid paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net. The games are outdoors until October, when they’ll be moved inside. For more information, reach out to the Healthy Living Coordinator at the Dutch Lake Community Centre at healthyliving@docbc.ca. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
Barriere RCMP are seeking the arrest of Trevor James Richardson in relation to the allege theft of a dead person’s property. (Barriere RCMP)
Barriere RCMP are seeking the arrest of Trevor James Richardson in relation to the allege theft of a dead person’s property. (Barriere RCMP)
Upper Clearwater artist Doris Laner paints one of three murals she completed for the Sportsplex in 2008.

NTAC artist of the week: Doris Laner

Throughout the summer, the North Thompson Arts Council will host an artist…

Upper Clearwater artist Doris Laner paints one of three murals she completed for the Sportsplex in 2008.
Three more positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in the North Thompson LHA from Aug. 22 to 28. (BC Centres for Disease Control)

Three more cases in North Thompson LHA during last week of August

At least two new COVID-19 cases each week in August

Three more positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in the North Thompson LHA from Aug. 22 to 28. (BC Centres for Disease Control)
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Power out for many Clearwater residents Sunday morning

Crews are on their way to assess damages that may have been caused by a large bird.

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Elizabeth Shook, teacher at Raft River Elementary, with her students. (Screenshot / Ken Matheson video)

Outdoor learning space in the works for Raft River Elementary

The outdoor learning structure could see completion as early as May 2022

Elizabeth Shook, teacher at Raft River Elementary, with her students. (Screenshot / Ken Matheson video)
A 6,000-gallon fire suppression tank recently installed on property off the Old North Thompson Highway Road across from the former Star Lake School in Blackpool. (Keith McNeill photo)

New tanks for Blackpool, Little Fort, enhance rural fire suppression

There are five tanks in total throughout the communities

A 6,000-gallon fire suppression tank recently installed on property off the Old North Thompson Highway Road across from the former Star Lake School in Blackpool. (Keith McNeill photo)
Kids in the 2021 Hockey School at the North Thompson Sportsplex were playing a game of soccer on ice as part of their skating training Monday morning. The six-day school includes on- and off-ice activities for numerous groups for both children learning to play and those developing their skills. This year, the hockey school has brought in kids from all over to learn and improve in the sport of hockey. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

Soccer on ice

Kids in the 2021 Hockey School at the North Thompson Sportsplex were…

Kids in the 2021 Hockey School at the North Thompson Sportsplex were playing a game of soccer on ice as part of their skating training Monday morning. The six-day school includes on- and off-ice activities for numerous groups for both children learning to play and those developing their skills. This year, the hockey school has brought in kids from all over to learn and improve in the sport of hockey. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
More than 40 participants from Simpcw, Kamloops, Canim Lake, Upper Nicola and other First Nations bands as well as several government agencies get ready to paddle from Blackpool to Savona. This image originally appeared in the Aug. 25, 2016, issue of the Times.

25 YEARS AGO: 785 marijuana plants burned at sawmill

Back in time: A snapshot of history

More than 40 participants from Simpcw, Kamloops, Canim Lake, Upper Nicola and other First Nations bands as well as several government agencies get ready to paddle from Blackpool to Savona. This image originally appeared in the Aug. 25, 2016, issue of the Times.
These ladies definitely had some fun while they played a round at Lacarya Golf & RV Park for the Clearwater Rotary’s annual Fun Golf Tournament held Saturday, Aug. 21. The foursome played upbeat music from their golf carts as they travelled throughout the course. From l-r: Ashley Leighton, Christy Murphy, Mindy Marshall (a.k.a. Marshmallow) and Jessica Gunn. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

$4,300 raised at Rotary Fun Golf Tournament

This years’ Clearwater Rotary Club Fun Golf Tournament saw 51 golfers at…

These ladies definitely had some fun while they played a round at Lacarya Golf & RV Park for the Clearwater Rotary’s annual Fun Golf Tournament held Saturday, Aug. 21. The foursome played upbeat music from their golf carts as they travelled throughout the course. From l-r: Ashley Leighton, Christy Murphy, Mindy Marshall (a.k.a. Marshmallow) and Jessica Gunn. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
John Revill in his studio in Little Fort, a painting he’s currently working on resting in the easel. (Submitted)

NTAC artist of the week: John Revill

Throughout the summer, the North Thompson Arts Council will host an artist…

John Revill in his studio in Little Fort, a painting he’s currently working on resting in the easel. (Submitted)
Members of the local volunteer fire departments from Blackpool and Little Fort have helped numerous properties with structural protection over the last few days in response to an evacuation alert issued by the TNRD due to the Sparks Lake wildfire. (Kristy Culbert / Facebook)

Residents thankful for help from local fire departments

Properties in the Darfield area recevied structural protection help due to an evacuation alert

Members of the local volunteer fire departments from Blackpool and Little Fort have helped numerous properties with structural protection over the last few days in response to an evacuation alert issued by the TNRD due to the Sparks Lake wildfire. (Kristy Culbert / Facebook)
There were four more cases reported in the North Thompson Local Health Area from Aug. 15 to 21. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Four new COVID-19 cases in North Thompson LHA as numbers continue to rise across Interior

The recent numbers bring the total to eight since the beginning of August

There were four more cases reported in the North Thompson Local Health Area from Aug. 15 to 21. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
An aerial shot of the Bonaparte Lake area on the morning of Aug. 23. (BC Wildfire Service)
An aerial shot of the Bonaparte Lake area on the morning of Aug. 23. (BC Wildfire Service)
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Lumber worth $200 stolen, say RCMP

Clearwater RCMP responded to 50 calls for service this past week.

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Gwynne Dyer. File photo

Afghanistan: The recycled wars

Gynne Dyer column

Gwynne Dyer. File photo
There were two more cases reported in the North Thompson Local Health Area from Aug. 8 to 14. There have been 4 altogether since the beginning of August. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Two more new COVID-19 cases reported in the North Thompson LHA

The recent numbers bring the pandemic total to 18

There were two more cases reported in the North Thompson Local Health Area from Aug. 8 to 14. There have been 4 altogether since the beginning of August. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
Constrution equipment during the final building phases of the Larch Court units. (File photo)

BC government announces new homes for Clearwater seniors

The 20 new units are expected to be complete in summer 2022

Constrution equipment during the final building phases of the Larch Court units. (File photo)
Eralyn, 4, and Jade, 6, set up a lemonade stand on their street in Clearwater to raise money for the endangered monarch butterfly. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

Clearwater kids fundraise to support monarch butterflies

The girls raised almost $170 for the cause in just a few hours

Eralyn, 4, and Jade, 6, set up a lemonade stand on their street in Clearwater to raise money for the endangered monarch butterfly. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (File photo)

Staffing shortages lead to ER closures at Dr. Helmcken Memorial

Ambulances will take patients to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (File photo)