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A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

The Wells Gray Lively Arts Society's Summer Stage will return this summer. The last outdoor shows were in 2019. (Wells Gray Lively Arts / Facebook)

Live music to return to Clearwater community centre

After a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, live music is coming back…

Warren Maclennan and his grandson Tyne Maclennan stand with the tractor and hay baler Maclennan drove to the protest held on July 10, 2006. Maclennan is a local farmer against proposed uranium exploration. (File photo)

VALLEY VOICES: Valley residents protest uranium exploration

In 2006, residents of the North Thompson Valley rallied against a proposed…

  • Jul 25, 2021
Blue River resident Andy Aufschnaiter cycles across a ladder near Sechelt during a stage of the BC Bike Race. Despite later taking a nasty fall, he and his partner, Vancouver physician John Ramsden, placed second in their category. This image originally appeared in the July 25, 2011, issue of the Times.

20 YEARS AGO: Heavy rain cuts road to Wells Gray Park

Back in time: A snapshot of history

  • Jul 24, 2021
Blue River resident Andy Aufschnaiter cycles across a ladder near Sechelt during a stage of the BC Bike Race. Despite later taking a nasty fall, he and his partner, Vancouver physician John Ramsden, placed second in their category. This image originally appeared in the July 25, 2011, issue of the Times.
Norma Watt holds a sketch she did of odd mailboxes she discovered on one of her many adventures along remote roads. (Photo by Sandra Holmes)

NTAC artist of the week: Norma Watt

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

Norma Watt holds a sketch she did of odd mailboxes she discovered on one of her many adventures along remote roads. (Photo by Sandra Holmes)
Bailin makes a good photography subject for a five year old girl with a camera. (Photo by Evinn)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Photography at any age makes pictures to remember

  • Jul 19, 2021
Bailin makes a good photography subject for a five year old girl with a camera. (Photo by Evinn)
Gary Boyle - The Backyard Astronomer (Boyle photo)

The Backyard Astronomer: Embracing summer nights

Gary Boyle The Backyard Astronomer It was this time last year that…

  • Jul 18, 2021
Gary Boyle - The Backyard Astronomer (Boyle photo)
A clay flower pot next to a jet-boat launching site north of Blue River seems to be growing an unusual crop - little girls. From l-r Jade Critchlow, Chloe Michaelchuck and Tess Critchlow. This image originally appeared in the July 16, 2001, issue of the Times.

35 YEARS AGO: CSS submits bid to obtain new woodlot

Back in time: A snapshot of history

  • Jul 18, 2021
A clay flower pot next to a jet-boat launching site north of Blue River seems to be growing an unusual crop - little girls. From l-r Jade Critchlow, Chloe Michaelchuck and Tess Critchlow. This image originally appeared in the July 16, 2001, issue of the Times.
Gail Capostinsky and Gertie McKeown (left) received their 50-year pins. (Submitted)

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary 50/50 tickets are on sale

Submitted by Penny Christenson Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary met outside in…

  • Jul 17, 2021
Gail Capostinsky and Gertie McKeown (left) received their 50-year pins. (Submitted)
Joanne Ebert with one of her paintings in her backyard. (Submitted)

NTAC artist of the week: Joanne Ebert

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

  • Jul 17, 2021
Joanne Ebert with one of her paintings in her backyard. (Submitted)
Helmcken Falls is a popular tourist destination in Wells Gray Park. (File photo)

Recovery in tourism will come with re-opened borders, says Wells Gray tourism manager

Government health officials confirmed that B.C. would be entering Phase 3 of…

Helmcken Falls is a popular tourist destination in Wells Gray Park. (File photo)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Smoke was seen rising from the mountain across the North Thompson River by residents of Barriere just before 2 p.m. today. Barriere and Chu Chua Fire Departments and air support are on it now. (V. Davidovich Facebook photo)

Sharp eyed Barriere residents spot fire starting across the river

Fire under control, forestry crew working on it through the night

Smoke was seen rising from the mountain across the North Thompson River by residents of Barriere just before 2 p.m. today. Barriere and Chu Chua Fire Departments and air support are on it now. (V. Davidovich Facebook photo)
File photo of an empty Whitehorse classroom. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Two-week spring break confirmed for SD73

Proposed calendars will be posted to the SD73 website for feedback.

  • Jul 12, 2021
File photo of an empty Whitehorse classroom. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
An armed robber in a monkey mask took a woman’s bag and fled the scene. The action was part of the Robbery Prevention Seminar, in which dozens of business owners took part in to learn how to survive an armed robbery and be a good witness. This image originally appeared in the July 9, 1996, issue of The Times.

25 YEARS AGO: Safety Mart Bantam ‘B’ softball team makes provincials

Back in time: A snapshot of history

  • Jul 11, 2021
An armed robber in a monkey mask took a woman’s bag and fled the scene. The action was part of the Robbery Prevention Seminar, in which dozens of business owners took part in to learn how to survive an armed robbery and be a good witness. This image originally appeared in the July 9, 1996, issue of The Times.
Stay on designated trails to reduce the chance of picking up seeds and mud that carry invasive plants. (Photo submitted)

Invasive plants: These boots are made for walking

Tools and tips for preventing invasive species while enjoying the outdoors.

  • Jul 10, 2021
Stay on designated trails to reduce the chance of picking up seeds and mud that carry invasive plants. (Photo submitted)
Area of Evacuation Alert issued by TNRD on July 10, 2021, 5:30 p.m. is highlighted in yellow.  (TNRD map)

Evacuation Alert upgraded to Order for Whitecroft, Heffley/Louis Creek Road area

UPDATED: 10:00 a.m. The Embleton Mountain Fire southwest of Sun Peaks Resort…

Area of Evacuation Alert issued by TNRD on July 10, 2021, 5:30 p.m. is highlighted in yellow.  (TNRD map)
The North Thompson River originates at the base of the Thompson Glacier in the Premier Range of the Cariboo Mountains, west of the community of Valemount. The North Thompson flows generally south for some 365 km and is the northern branch of the Thompson River, the largest tributary of the Fraser River. (Star/Journal file photo)

Valley Voices From The Past: ‘Our Water Is Not For Sale’

Many opposed a bid to divert the North Thompson River.

The North Thompson River originates at the base of the Thompson Glacier in the Premier Range of the Cariboo Mountains, west of the community of Valemount. The North Thompson flows generally south for some 365 km and is the northern branch of the Thompson River, the largest tributary of the Fraser River. (Star/Journal file photo)
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
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Student Journal: Heirloom

The Student Journal showcases the work of the local high schoolers.

  • Jul 9, 2021
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