Stephanie Hagenaars

Directors Bill Kershaw (Area O), left, Stephen Quinn (Area B) and Carol Schaffer (Area A), heard from the public during a hearing for the TNRD's proposed Official Community Plan on Nov. 18 at the Blackpool Community Hall. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Short-term rentals controversial for East Barriere Lake

A public hearing to hear concerns or support for the Thompson-Nicola Regional…

Directors Bill Kershaw (Area O), left, Stephen Quinn (Area B) and Carol Schaffer (Area A), heard from the public during a hearing for the TNRD's proposed Official Community Plan on Nov. 18 at the Blackpool Community Hall. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
An animal at large, such as a dog running elsewhere than on the property of its owner, is one of many restrictions under the District of Clearwater's animal control bylaw. (Pixabay)

Facebook post causes stir around animal control

A resolution passed at the Nov. 3 District of Clearwater regular council…

An animal at large, such as a dog running elsewhere than on the property of its owner, is one of many restrictions under the District of Clearwater's animal control bylaw. (Pixabay)
Piet Oud performs a twist as the goes over a ski jump during a Family Fun Day at Clearwater ski hill on Sunday, March 25., 2018. (File photo)

Clearwater ski hill feeling optimistic about season

The winter months are upon on us, meaning snowy days, hot cocoa…

Piet Oud performs a twist as the goes over a ski jump during a Family Fun Day at Clearwater ski hill on Sunday, March 25., 2018. (File photo)
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre estimates that less than five per cent of mass-marketing fraud is ever reported.

Don’t let scammers prey on your vulnerability

The global pandemic has made everyone anxious and that can open the door for scammers.

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre estimates that less than five per cent of mass-marketing fraud is ever reported.
The semi was nestled in the ditch after the driver lost control and slid off of Highway 5. (Photo courtesy of Blackpool Fire Department)

Semi in hwy 5 rollover was hauling medical marijuana

The trailer had to be secured until the unknown price tag of goods could be lifted out of the ditch

The semi was nestled in the ditch after the driver lost control and slid off of Highway 5. (Photo courtesy of Blackpool Fire Department)
Carol Schaffer, TNRD director for Area A, drew a name for the hospital auxiliary’s annual 50/50 draw. This year’s winner was Erin Drake, who lives in Surrey. She and her husband were in the area as he was working on the Trans Mountain pipeline. All of the tickets were sold this year and the total pot was $10,000. Half of the pot ($5,000) is for the winner, Erin Drake, and the other half will go to the auxiliary to help purchase equipment needed for Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Hospital auxiliary draws 50/50 winner

Carol Schaffer, TNRD director for Area A, drew a name for the…

Carol Schaffer, TNRD director for Area A, drew a name for the hospital auxiliary’s annual 50/50 draw. This year’s winner was Erin Drake, who lives in Surrey. She and her husband were in the area as he was working on the Trans Mountain pipeline. All of the tickets were sold this year and the total pot was $10,000. Half of the pot ($5,000) is for the winner, Erin Drake, and the other half will go to the auxiliary to help purchase equipment needed for Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Students in Dayton Fraser’s woodworking class had a unique experience in their quarter, having to do almost every hour of learning outside, due to renovations in the shop. The class focused more on construction than carpentry, and built two sheds for two daycares at YCS to store unseasonal toys. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Unexpected renovation turns into new experience

When last minute renovations took over the wood shop, Clearwater Secondary School…

Students in Dayton Fraser’s woodworking class had a unique experience in their quarter, having to do almost every hour of learning outside, due to renovations in the shop. The class focused more on construction than carpentry, and built two sheds for two daycares at YCS to store unseasonal toys. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Tom Dickinson, left, former Dean of Science, and Trevor Goward, naturalist, lichenologist and TRU donor. Photo courtesy of TRU

New research centre encourages biodiversity studies

An grand-opening event will take place virtually on Nov. 24 for the new Wells Gray Education and Research Centre in Upper Clearwater

Tom Dickinson, left, former Dean of Science, and Trevor Goward, naturalist, lichenologist and TRU donor. Photo courtesy of TRU
Only tires with the snowflake symbol are truly designed for winter driving. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Winter is here, whether we want it or not

We’ve spent months practicing our skills in keeping ourselves safe: washing our…

Only tires with the snowflake symbol are truly designed for winter driving. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Post-secondary institutions have moved a large portion of their studies online because of the pandemic. This has changed how many students are learning and experiencing university. (Unsplash photo)

University life during a pandemic

For many new graduates, the next step is to go and explore…

Post-secondary institutions have moved a large portion of their studies online because of the pandemic. This has changed how many students are learning and experiencing university. (Unsplash photo)
(K-J Millar/The Northern View)

We can pay our respects in many ways

The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion Command has requested that Canadians take part…

(K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Reggie can walk on and off the bus, just a few months after surgery. He still requires a wheelchair at school and the road to recovery is still a long one. (Submitted photo)

Unexpected progress welcomed, but road to recovery for Reggie still long

After spending some time in a wheelchair following his surgery in July,…

Reggie can walk on and off the bus, just a few months after surgery. He still requires a wheelchair at school and the road to recovery is still a long one. (Submitted photo)
Premier John Horgan and Minister of Finance Carole James announce B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan during a press conference at Phillips Brewery in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday September 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

District of Clearwater gets $894,000 in economic restart cash

The TNRD received $947,000 and the Distrcit of Barriere, $730,000, out of $425 million given to the province

Premier John Horgan and Minister of Finance Carole James announce B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan during a press conference at Phillips Brewery in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday September 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
CN crews were working along the tracks in Vavenby, B.C., after a derailment of 11 cars Wednesday night. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

UPDATE: Derailment north of Vavenby may have been caused by mudslide

Eleven railcars left the tracks in “various positions”

CN crews were working along the tracks in Vavenby, B.C., after a derailment of 11 cars Wednesday night. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Emma Collins, is the only student this year to qualify for the Charles and Jean Whittaker Memorial Bursary Endowment, which is awarded to Clearwater Secondary School graduates who are entering Thompson Rivers University in the fall. Collins received a bursary worth $3,325. The Whittaker endowment was named for Anne’s parents who were both teachers in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)

2020 graduate only recipient of TRU bursary

The Charles and Jean Whittaker Memoiral Bursary Endowment at TRU is worth $95,000.

Emma Collins, is the only student this year to qualify for the Charles and Jean Whittaker Memorial Bursary Endowment, which is awarded to Clearwater Secondary School graduates who are entering Thompson Rivers University in the fall. Collins received a bursary worth $3,325. The Whittaker endowment was named for Anne’s parents who were both teachers in Nanaimo. (Submitted photo)
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)

Flow of traffic to be studied in Weyerhauser subdivision

The District of Clearwater Oct. 27 regular council meeting saw a few…

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)
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole at a news conference on Parliament Hill. (CPAC screenshot)

Conservative motion receives support from all but Liberals

A motion was brought forward in the House of Commons by Conservative…

Conservative leader Erin O'Toole at a news conference on Parliament Hill. (CPAC screenshot)
Just over 50 per cent of voters cast their ballot.

Low voter turnout sadly nothing new

In the 2017 provincial general election for British Columbia, just over 61…

Just over 50 per cent of voters cast their ballot.

Cat found on Bain Road suffered trauma, said vet

An update has been provided by a veterinarian at the Animal Health…

Josee Cooperman was awarded the Governor General's Academic Medal and certificate from Clearwater Secondary School principal Darren Coates. It is awarded to the student graduating with the highest grade point average from a Canadian high school, college or university program. Cooperman is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science at Thompson Rivers University. She is hoping to transfer to the University of Victoria next year to study kinesiology and physiotherapy. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Cooperman top academic graduate

By Stephanie Hagenaars

Josee Cooperman was awarded the Governor General's Academic Medal and certificate from Clearwater Secondary School principal Darren Coates. It is awarded to the student graduating with the highest grade point average from a Canadian high school, college or university program. Cooperman is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science at Thompson Rivers University. She is hoping to transfer to the University of Victoria next year to study kinesiology and physiotherapy. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)