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Injured hiker Norman Bellavanci was removed from the rugged Skill Creek area by people power when a Labrador helicopter deployed out of Comox couldn't make it through a Coastal snowstorm at the coast to the Interior rescue scene. This image originally appeared in the April 2, 1996, issue of The Times.

25 YEARS AGO: Glad to find him alive

Back in time: A snapshot in history

  • Apr 4, 2021
Injured hiker Norman Bellavanci was removed from the rugged Skill Creek area by people power when a Labrador helicopter deployed out of Comox couldn't make it through a Coastal snowstorm at the coast to the Interior rescue scene. This image originally appeared in the April 2, 1996, issue of The Times.
Forest View Place has received the funding and green light to erect a chicken coop for the residents. (File photo)

Forest View Place to welcome a few feathered friends

The long-term care centre is looking to borrow point of lay hens

Forest View Place has received the funding and green light to erect a chicken coop for the residents. (File photo)
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Three generations working in the grinding industry. From l-r: Mike Kilba, Benton Kilba and Greg Kilba. (Photo courtesy of FESBC)

Wells Gray Community Forest project helps clear the air in Clearwater

About 350 logging trucks-worth of hog fuel was hauled out of the WGCF

Three generations working in the grinding industry. From l-r: Mike Kilba, Benton Kilba and Greg Kilba. (Photo courtesy of FESBC)
Members of the Vavenby Fire Department took part in a live fire practice Sunday evening. This week, a designated vehicle was lit on fire with a propane torch and the team practiced their skills in putting out the blaze. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Vavenby Fire tackles vehicle fire during practice

The volunteer Vavenby Fire Department was busy putting out a vehicle fire…

Members of the Vavenby Fire Department took part in a live fire practice Sunday evening. This week, a designated vehicle was lit on fire with a propane torch and the team practiced their skills in putting out the blaze. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 29, 2021
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
(Metro Creative photo)

Flash freeze warning for North Thompson issued Sunday, Mar. 28

A flash freeze warning has been issued for Sunday, Mar. 28, by…

(Metro Creative photo)
Wells Gray Infocentre manager Kathy Downey, left, her niece, Kara Sauve, and Jerry the Moose get the information facility and gift shop ready to welcome tourists. This image originally appeared in the March 26, 2001, issue of the Times.

25 YEARS AGO: Highway 5 selected to test rumble strips

Back in time: A snapshot of history

  • Mar 28, 2021
Wells Gray Infocentre manager Kathy Downey, left, her niece, Kara Sauve, and Jerry the Moose get the information facility and gift shop ready to welcome tourists. This image originally appeared in the March 26, 2001, issue of the Times.
Professional photographer John Enman.

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

When the print was ‘the only thing that counted’

  • Mar 26, 2021
Professional photographer John Enman.
Legion logo, no date

Vavenby District Legion donation announcement

The 2020 poppy fund brought in over $8,000

  • Mar 25, 2021
Legion logo, no date
Sawarn Kailley, 87, took a nice morning stroll to Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Monday morning to receive his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, administered by Interior Health nurse Barb Wadlegger. Kailley said the shot went well and he felt great. The vaccination clinic will run two days a week at the hospital in Clearwater. Check out the story on page 3. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Moderna vaccine arrives in Clearwater

The Interior Health vaccine clinic will run two days a week

Sawarn Kailley, 87, took a nice morning stroll to Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Monday morning to receive his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, administered by Interior Health nurse Barb Wadlegger. Kailley said the shot went well and he felt great. The vaccination clinic will run two days a week at the hospital in Clearwater. Check out the story on page 3. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
The Thomas family. From l-r: Parker's mom, Krista, sister, Morgan, Parker, brother, Harris and dad, Scott. (YouTube video screenshot)
The Thomas family. From l-r: Parker's mom, Krista, sister, Morgan, Parker, brother, Harris and dad, Scott. (YouTube video screenshot)
The Clearwater Times is a finalist in the Newspaper Excellence category for the Ma Murray awards. From l-r: Stephanie Hagenaars, left, and Claire Hanna. (Photo by Holly Louwerse Photography)

The Times finalist for Newspaper Excellence award

Virtual awards gala for BCYNA’s 2021 Ma Murray Awards to be held April 29.

The Clearwater Times is a finalist in the Newspaper Excellence category for the Ma Murray awards. From l-r: Stephanie Hagenaars, left, and Claire Hanna. (Photo by Holly Louwerse Photography)
Jodie Phillips, left, and Tanya Chapman team up to throw simultaneously during Dodgeball Madness at Clearwater Secondary School. This photo originally appeared in the March 17, 2016, issue of The Times.

10 YEARS AGO: Telus plans to construct three towers in area

Back in time: A snapshot of history

  • Mar 22, 2021
Jodie Phillips, left, and Tanya Chapman team up to throw simultaneously during Dodgeball Madness at Clearwater Secondary School. This photo originally appeared in the March 17, 2016, issue of The Times.
Evinn. (John Enman photo)

Sometimes a good photo strikes the imagination

Sometime in early 1968 I was moving a bunkhouse bed that belonged…

  • Mar 21, 2021
Evinn. (John Enman photo)
(L-r) It’s been 10 years since Karina Pelayo stepped up to the microphone with classmate Maegan Huber to give their valedictorian address during commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2011 held in Barriere, on May 27. (Jill Hayward photo)

Valedictorian donates piano to Barriere Secondary for 10-year aniversary

It’s been 10 years since Karina Pelayo stepped up to the microphone…

(L-r) It’s been 10 years since Karina Pelayo stepped up to the microphone with classmate Maegan Huber to give their valedictorian address during commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2011 held in Barriere, on May 27. (Jill Hayward photo)
Joey Pringle is a budding country singer and songwriter from Birch River, Man. He recently moved to Clearwater to take care of his mother. (Photo taken by Jolene Pringle)

Budding country star now calls Clearwater home

It’s the ultimate road trippin’ tune! One of Clearwater’s newest residents, Joey…

  • Mar 19, 2021
Joey Pringle is a budding country singer and songwriter from Birch River, Man. He recently moved to Clearwater to take care of his mother. (Photo taken by Jolene Pringle)
Carly Marchand-Jones said BlackJack is one of her all-time favourites! He'll be in the care of the rescue for a few more weeks but has been adopted and will be going to his new home soon! (Freedom's Gate Equine Rescue/Facebook)

Horse rescue expands to Clearwater area

Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue was created in Salmon Arm

Carly Marchand-Jones said BlackJack is one of her all-time favourites! He'll be in the care of the rescue for a few more weeks but has been adopted and will be going to his new home soon! (Freedom's Gate Equine Rescue/Facebook)
Ian and Roger Nadeau are shown in front of one of their Thompson Valley Charters coaches. (TVC photo)

Bus from Kamloops to Edmonton coming through North Thompson starting May 3

Stops along the way will include Barriere, Clearwater, Blue River, and Valemount

Ian and Roger Nadeau are shown in front of one of their Thompson Valley Charters coaches. (TVC photo)
Cody Gunn catches the eye of the CBC camera with his colourful tribute to Clearwater and hockey with his handmade sign with friend Devon Rotzetter sharing his excitement. This image originally appeared in the March 13, 2006, issue of The Times.

10 YEARS AGO: Cellphone service could come to the Valley

Back in time: A snapshot of history

  • Mar 14, 2021
Cody Gunn catches the eye of the CBC camera with his colourful tribute to Clearwater and hockey with his handmade sign with friend Devon Rotzetter sharing his excitement. This image originally appeared in the March 13, 2006, issue of The Times.