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A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

(Joshua Watkins/Black Press)

TNRL launches Summer Reading Club

The program runs from July 4 to Aug. 26

Mike Savage received the Queen's Platinum Jubilee pin from MP Frank Caputo. (Submitted photo)

Clearwater residents recipients of Jubilee pin

Many North Thompson residents received the award from MP Caputo

Simone Colborne practices her underhand pitching skills during a U9 minor ball practice on Thursday, June 16. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Minor ball practice a blast for U9 players

Simone Colborne practices her underhand pitching skills during a U9 minor ball…

Simone Colborne practices her underhand pitching skills during a U9 minor ball practice on Thursday, June 16. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
District of Clearwater CAO John Thomas gave a presentation to Clearwater Secondary School students Thursday (June 16) on how to prepare for job interviews. It was one of many given by locals in the forestry, health care, municipal and finance industries in town as part of a job fair hosted by the Clearwater & District Chamber of Commerce. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Clearwater Chamber of Commerce hold student job fair

District of Clearwater CAO John Thomas gave a presentation to Clearwater Secondary…

District of Clearwater CAO John Thomas gave a presentation to Clearwater Secondary School students Thursday (June 16) on how to prepare for job interviews. It was one of many given by locals in the forestry, health care, municipal and finance industries in town as part of a job fair hosted by the Clearwater & District Chamber of Commerce. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
(Black Press/Patrick Davies photo)

Technical Safety BC: Be prepared if you live in a flood zone

British Columbia continues to experience increasingly frequent and severe extreme weather, most…

(Black Press/Patrick Davies photo)
Back in Time

25 YEARS AGO: Escaped Bear Creek inmate found near ice cream shop

Back in time: A snapshot in history

  • Jun 23, 2022
Back in Time
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
BC Hydro map showing the area of the power outage. (Screenshot/BC Hydro)
BC Hydro map showing the area of the power outage. (Screenshot/BC Hydro)
The District of Clearwater’s golden shovel was brought out again Wednesday (June 15) afternoon for a groundbreaking ceremony at the Wells Gray Inn, attended by District council and staff, the Trails Task Force and Borrows Enterprises. Pictured are: Shelley Sim, councillor, John Thomas, chief administrative officer, Lyle Mackenzie, councillor, Lynne Frizzle, councillor, Leslie Groulx, trails task force, David Beck, trails task force, Scott Lindeburgh, trails task force, Heather MacLennan, trails task force, Merlin Blackwell, mayor, Ernst Bezema, Borrows project manager and Roger Mayer, community parks and facilities manager. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

District of Clearwater breaks ground on two new trails

New trails to service community in Dutch Lake area and along Highway 5

The District of Clearwater’s golden shovel was brought out again Wednesday (June 15) afternoon for a groundbreaking ceremony at the Wells Gray Inn, attended by District council and staff, the Trails Task Force and Borrows Enterprises. Pictured are: Shelley Sim, councillor, John Thomas, chief administrative officer, Lyle Mackenzie, councillor, Lynne Frizzle, councillor, Leslie Groulx, trails task force, David Beck, trails task force, Scott Lindeburgh, trails task force, Heather MacLennan, trails task force, Merlin Blackwell, mayor, Ernst Bezema, Borrows project manager and Roger Mayer, community parks and facilities manager. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
It was a long winter so artist Norma Watt, member of the North Thompson Arts Council, kept busy and was selling her paintings at the Clearwater Farmer’s Market Saturday. (Submitted photo)

NTAC at the Clearwater Farmers Market

It was a long winter so artist Norma Watt, member of the…

  • Jun 16, 2022
It was a long winter so artist Norma Watt, member of the North Thompson Arts Council, kept busy and was selling her paintings at the Clearwater Farmer’s Market Saturday. (Submitted photo)
Ken Matheson, left, and camera operator Hans Hermans, filming in the home of an elderly woman, Ans Kremer, in the Netherlands. She lived through the occupation of the Netherlands provinces during the Second World War, where the Battle of Arnhem was fought by the British Airborne Division, part of the allied Operation Market Garden. The woman died shortly after her oral history was recorded. (Submitted photo)

Project aims to preserve oral history of the Upper North Thompson valley

The video will document the stories of those who helped make the area unique

Ken Matheson, left, and camera operator Hans Hermans, filming in the home of an elderly woman, Ans Kremer, in the Netherlands. She lived through the occupation of the Netherlands provinces during the Second World War, where the Battle of Arnhem was fought by the British Airborne Division, part of the allied Operation Market Garden. The woman died shortly after her oral history was recorded. (Submitted photo)
Young photographer. (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

A seven-year-old photographer

  • Jun 19, 2022
Young photographer. (John Enman photo)
Brian Vermulen, left, presents a $2,500 cheque on behalf of the Trans Mountain employees on Spread 4 to auxiliary member Bobbi Bordeleau.

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary garden party successful

The Auxiliary pledged $40,000 this year to purchase items on the hospital’s wish list

  • Jun 16, 2022
Brian Vermulen, left, presents a $2,500 cheque on behalf of the Trans Mountain employees on Spread 4 to auxiliary member Bobbi Bordeleau.
Simon Appel is pictured here with his wife Stefanie, and sons Patrick and Niko. (Appel photo)

GoFundMe raises over $46,000 in a few days for Louis Creek family

A tragic work accident rocked the Louis Creek community on June 9

  • Jun 18, 2022
Simon Appel is pictured here with his wife Stefanie, and sons Patrick and Niko. (Appel photo)
Clearwater volunteer firefighters Chance Breckenridge, left, and Andrew Matusky take the front row seats as Big Bike gets ready to head out on a trip from Dragonfly splash park. This image originally appeared in the June 15, 2017, issue of the Times.

30 YEARS AGO: Man defends home from inmates who broke out of Bear Creek Camp

Back in time: A snapshot of history

  • Jun 16, 2022
Clearwater volunteer firefighters Chance Breckenridge, left, and Andrew Matusky take the front row seats as Big Bike gets ready to head out on a trip from Dragonfly splash park. This image originally appeared in the June 15, 2017, issue of the Times.
The Clearwater Girl Guides held their advancement ceremony Tuesday afternoon at Dutch Lake, where many of the girls and leaders received badges, pins and awards. Pictured are: Back row (l-r), Joline McLarty, Rozlyn Masse, Caitlyn Masse, Michelle Masse and Cassie Sills; Middle row (l-r) Bree Bonnamour, Allison Masse, Cadence Cisna and Daylia Leary; Front row (l-r) Airadessa Aviugana, Reese Poisson, Layla Baskin, Atiya Aviugana and Olivia Bonnamour. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Clearwater Girl Guides members achieve milestones

The girls received their badges at the end-of-season ceremony

The Clearwater Girl Guides held their advancement ceremony Tuesday afternoon at Dutch Lake, where many of the girls and leaders received badges, pins and awards. Pictured are: Back row (l-r), Joline McLarty, Rozlyn Masse, Caitlyn Masse, Michelle Masse and Cassie Sills; Middle row (l-r) Bree Bonnamour, Allison Masse, Cadence Cisna and Daylia Leary; Front row (l-r) Airadessa Aviugana, Reese Poisson, Layla Baskin, Atiya Aviugana and Olivia Bonnamour. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June 11, for the North Thompson River, including tributaries around Barriere and Clearwater. Pictured is the river at Little Fort where the reaction ferry has been removed from the river due to the rising water. (Pam Jim photo)

North Thompson communities of Barriere and Clearwater put on Flood Watch

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June…

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June 11, for the North Thompson River, including tributaries around Barriere and Clearwater. Pictured is the river at Little Fort where the reaction ferry has been removed from the river due to the rising water. (Pam Jim photo)
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)