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Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)

BC SPCA’s horse-rescue program offers equine intervention

Book Rescue Me raises funds, awareness for animal-welfare agency

This dark blue 2004 Ford 350 truck (with winches and a headache rack) was stolen from a property on Lodgepole Road in Barriere anywhere between the time of 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23. (Myram Facebook photo)

Truck stolen in Barriere last Monday – information sought

“Too much theft going on and no repercussions” says local

Canfor Vavenby mill. File photo

Vavenby recieves increased legacy fund

Following more than a year of communications between the Thompson-Nicola Regional District…

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)
Coleen Hougen with Japanese knotweed in Kamloops, B.C. (TNRD proposal report)

TNRD looks to expand invasive plant program to municipalities

The TNRD’s 11 municipalities are currently not part of the invasive plant program

Coleen Hougen with Japanese knotweed in Kamloops, B.C. (TNRD proposal report)
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)
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Crash on Highway 97C near Brenda Mine
Shuswap BC Liberal candidate Greg Kyllo
Shuswap BC Green Party candidate Owen Madden
Shuswap BC NDP candidate Sylvia Lindgren
Clearwater resident Mik McGaw, 17, demonstrates a "stale fish" freestyle motocross stunt during a competition held in Kamloops on Oct. 1, 2000. This photo originally appeared in the Monday Nov. 27, 2000, issue of the Times.

5 Years Ago: Former Times reporter has receives a Governor General’s literary award

40 YEARS AGO: The University of British Columbia has granted degrees and…

  • Nov 29, 2020
Clearwater resident Mik McGaw, 17, demonstrates a "stale fish" freestyle motocross stunt during a competition held in Kamloops on Oct. 1, 2000. This photo originally appeared in the Monday Nov. 27, 2000, issue of the Times.
Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)

Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)
Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)

B.C. woman who survived Spanish Flu turns 105

Helen Watson has packed a lot into life – including being in two pandemics

Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)
Simpcw First Nation report two hunters have not returned from a Saturday hunting trip.  (L-r) Will Smith and Paul Celesta (who is a diabetic) have been missing since yesterday evening.  Search parties and a helicopter are currently out trying to locate the pair.  (SFN photos)

UPDATE: HUNTERS HAVE BEEN FOUND! Simpcw report two hunters missing – search underway

UPDATE: HUNTERS HAVE BEEN FOUND SAFE! “It is with great happiness we…

Simpcw First Nation report two hunters have not returned from a Saturday hunting trip.  (L-r) Will Smith and Paul Celesta (who is a diabetic) have been missing since yesterday evening.  Search parties and a helicopter are currently out trying to locate the pair.  (SFN photos)
(John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

A good time of year for taking photographs

  • Nov 23, 2020
(John Enman photo)
This photo originally appeared in the Nov. 21, 1990, issue of The Times.

5 YEARS AGO: Mike Wiegele inducted into Canadian Rockies Ski Racing Hall of Fame

40 YEARS GO: Chuck and Anna Mae Dee went north to the…

  • Nov 22, 2020
This photo originally appeared in the Nov. 21, 1990, issue of The Times.
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)
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
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)
A colour party consisting of Randy Hedlund, Curtis Qualtier and Ray Rosoman lead the parade away from the Clearwater Cenotaph at the end of the Remembrance Day ceremonies. This photo originally appeared in the Nov. 15, 2010, issue of the Times. (Keith McNeill photo)

35 YEARS AGO: Dr. Helmcken Memorial recieves hospital accreditation

Back in time: A snapshot of history

  • Nov 16, 2020
A colour party consisting of Randy Hedlund, Curtis Qualtier and Ray Rosoman lead the parade away from the Clearwater Cenotaph at the end of the Remembrance Day ceremonies. This photo originally appeared in the Nov. 15, 2010, issue of the Times. (Keith McNeill photo)
Fall leaves litter the ground while colourful Christmas decorations are displayed along a roadway in Chase, B.C, (John Enman photo)

Christmas decorations provide photo opportunities

In my last article I wrote about my friend and photographer Jo…

  • Nov 15, 2020
Fall leaves litter the ground while colourful Christmas decorations are displayed along a roadway in Chase, B.C, (John Enman photo)
Pieces of memorabilia and photos showcase the history of the Clearwater Legion 259 and the Royal Canadian Legion, as well as the names and some faces of those fallen in war. The Clearwater Legion 259 was established in Vavenby in 1958. (Stephanie Hagenaars photos)

A brief history of the Royal Canadian Legion

Written by Clearwater Legion 259 president Charlotte Cederholm In the fall of…

  • Nov 14, 2020
Pieces of memorabilia and photos showcase the history of the Clearwater Legion 259 and the Royal Canadian Legion, as well as the names and some faces of those fallen in war. The Clearwater Legion 259 was established in Vavenby in 1958. (Stephanie Hagenaars photos)
Members of the Clearwater and District Hospice Society pose next to the Memory Tree at the Clearwater Lodge for their annual Lights to Remember campaign on Dec. 16, 2019. The group sold 163 cards last year, the proceeds of which were allocated toward completing the new hospice room in the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (Jaime Polmateer photo)

Annual hospice tree will not have cards this year

Submitted In appreciation of the Clearwater and District individuals that have supported…

  • Nov 12, 2020
Members of the Clearwater and District Hospice Society pose next to the Memory Tree at the Clearwater Lodge for their annual Lights to Remember campaign on Dec. 16, 2019. The group sold 163 cards last year, the proceeds of which were allocated toward completing the new hospice room in the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (Jaime Polmateer photo)