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Gary Monteith was at home when his wife, Ellen, called him to get outside with the camera. He go out just as the plane was flying overhead in Barriere. (Submitted photo)

Low-flying aircraft was delivering cargo to Comox, B.C.

The CC-130J Hercules was seen flying low overhead of residents in the North Thompson valley Tuesday afternoon

Gary Monteith was at home when his wife, Ellen, called him to get outside with the camera. He go out just as the plane was flying overhead in Barriere. (Submitted photo)
Luke Lavigne of Clearwater is the 2020 recipient of the North Thompson Communities Foundation’s Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary, and is shown here on Jan. 23 receiving the $1,500 cheque from NTCF treasurer Cheryl Thomas. (NTCF Facebook photo)

Clearwater’s Luke Lavigne awarded Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary

Congratulations to Luke Lavigne of Clearwater, B.C., on the successful completion of…

Luke Lavigne of Clearwater is the 2020 recipient of the North Thompson Communities Foundation’s Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary, and is shown here on Jan. 23 receiving the $1,500 cheque from NTCF treasurer Cheryl Thomas. (NTCF Facebook photo)
Professional photographer John Enman. (S/J file photo)

What is a pro camera, and how do you find one?

When I first started earning a living as a photographer I quickly…

  • Jan 23, 2021
Professional photographer John Enman. (S/J file photo)
Vaccine rollout is focused on health care workers first, especially those dealing with long-term care facilities. (Nathan Denette - Canadian Press)

General public shouldn’t expect vaccines until fall: Interior Health South Okanagan Similkameen

Interior Health focused on vaccinating long-term and first-line care workers

Vaccine rollout is focused on health care workers first, especially those dealing with long-term care facilities. (Nathan Denette - Canadian Press)
No one was injured when this 1989 Plymouth occupied by two young women burst into flames as they were travelling northbound on Highway 5 just after 2 a.m. This image originally appeared in the Jan. 23, 1996, issue of the Times.

25 Years Ago: No injuries in Highway 5 vehicle fire

Back in Time: A snapshot of history

  • Jan 22, 2021
No one was injured when this 1989 Plymouth occupied by two young women burst into flames as they were travelling northbound on Highway 5 just after 2 a.m. This image originally appeared in the Jan. 23, 1996, issue of the Times.
Interior Savings Credit Union in CLearwater. File photo
Interior Savings Credit Union in CLearwater. File photo
The most recent information from the BCCDC shows four more cases of COVID-19 in the North Thompson local health area, which stretches from just north of Little Fort to south of Valemount. The map is updated every Wednesday with the previous week's numbers. (BCCDC)

Four more cases in North Thompson health area

The North Thompson local health area stretches from just south of Blackpool to south of Valemount.

The most recent information from the BCCDC shows four more cases of COVID-19 in the North Thompson local health area, which stretches from just north of Little Fort to south of Valemount. The map is updated every Wednesday with the previous week's numbers. (BCCDC)
Long exposure or time-exposure photography is fun and it doesn’t matter what the conditions are or the time of day. This is a photography of Chase Pier using long exposure. (Jo McAvany photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Have fun by exploring long exposure photography

  • Jan 18, 2021
Long exposure or time-exposure photography is fun and it doesn’t matter what the conditions are or the time of day. This is a photography of Chase Pier using long exposure. (Jo McAvany photo)
Jacob Gardner (Fort St. John, B.C.) marking the highest score of the night of 84.5 on Pozobon Bucking Bulls’ 94 Jason’s Dream. This photo originally appeared in the Jan. 14, 2016, issue of the Times.

10 YEARS AGO: Twenty-seven brave souls take the plunge

40 YEARS AGO: Although mining concerns are not known to be among…

  • Jan 16, 2021
Jacob Gardner (Fort St. John, B.C.) marking the highest score of the night of 84.5 on Pozobon Bucking Bulls’ 94 Jason’s Dream. This photo originally appeared in the Jan. 14, 2016, issue of the Times.
(Unsplash photo)

Fundrasier for “Smiley” Dave quickly exceed expectations

Less than 24 hours after revealing an idea to memorialize her step-father,…

(Unsplash photo)
Mike Wiegele’s Helicopter Skiing announced Jan. 13 that they would shut down skiing operations for the remainder of the season. The final decision was made when public health orders were extended to Feb. 5. (Mike Wiegele’s Helicopter Skiing Facebook page, John Schwirtlich Photography)

Wiegele’s ends operations for 2020/21 season

The team is optimistic about future seasons

Mike Wiegele’s Helicopter Skiing announced Jan. 13 that they would shut down skiing operations for the remainder of the season. The final decision was made when public health orders were extended to Feb. 5. (Mike Wiegele’s Helicopter Skiing Facebook page, John Schwirtlich Photography)
Dr. Rhonda Nixon has been hired as the new CEO and superintendent for SD73. (SD73 Board of Education)

SD73 announces new superintendent

A new superintendent and CEO has been hired for SD73. Dr. Rhonda…

Dr. Rhonda Nixon has been hired as the new CEO and superintendent for SD73. (SD73 Board of Education)
(Metro Creative photo)

Potential COVID-19 exposure at Barriere Secondary

A potential COVID-19 exposure on Jan. 4, 5, and 8, has taken…

(Metro Creative photo)
BIWI, 1987. Front, from l-r: Dot Kohlhauser, Life Member Edna Archibald, Joyce Rempel. Back: Mary Johnson, Irene Podetz, Joanne Tremblay, Charlotte Miller, Vicki Ritchie, Pauline Gregory, Lois Moss, Sherry Carmichael, Marian McCarthy. (Upper North Thompson Reflections)

The Women’s Institute in the North Thompson Valley

The following are excerpts from the book Upper North Thompson Reflections, a…

  • Jan 10, 2021
BIWI, 1987. Front, from l-r: Dot Kohlhauser, Life Member Edna Archibald, Joyce Rempel. Back: Mary Johnson, Irene Podetz, Joanne Tremblay, Charlotte Miller, Vicki Ritchie, Pauline Gregory, Lois Moss, Sherry Carmichael, Marian McCarthy. (Upper North Thompson Reflections)
Possibly some kind of government building because there is a Canadian Flag flying near it, provided an interesting picture when the sun was hitting it directly and a wide-angle lens brought in the snow-covered hills in the distance. (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

You don’t make a photograph just with a camera

  • Jan 9, 2021
Possibly some kind of government building because there is a Canadian Flag flying near it, provided an interesting picture when the sun was hitting it directly and a wide-angle lens brought in the snow-covered hills in the distance. (John Enman photo)
Amanda Hanson plays violin during Clearwater Community Concert held Dec. 18. This photo originally appeared in the Jan. 2, 1991, issue of the Times.

15 YEARS AGO: Bear Creek Correctional Centre property sold

40 YEARS AGO: At a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce television…

  • Jan 8, 2021
Amanda Hanson plays violin during Clearwater Community Concert held Dec. 18. This photo originally appeared in the Jan. 2, 1991, issue of the Times.
Despite the rainy morning members of the Wells Gray Riders Association showed their patriotism will a horse parade through Clearwater on Canada Day. (L-r) Claire Hanna, Bill Dowds, Candus Graffunder, Corianna Bakken, Cassia Bakken, and Marie Fenwick.

Year in review: A look back at 2020

July to December

  • Jan 7, 2021
Despite the rainy morning members of the Wells Gray Riders Association showed their patriotism will a horse parade through Clearwater on Canada Day. (L-r) Claire Hanna, Bill Dowds, Candus Graffunder, Corianna Bakken, Cassia Bakken, and Marie Fenwick.
Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)

Second long-term care outbreak in South Okanagan community

Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Oliver’s Sunnybank Retirement Home

Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)
Voices United Choir, conducted by Shirley Frost, sing the lively Christmas cantata called “Go Tell It on the Mountain” for residents and guests at Forest View in January.
Voices United Choir, conducted by Shirley Frost, sing the lively Christmas cantata called “Go Tell It on the Mountain” for residents and guests at Forest View in January.
Forest View Place is one of 12 care homes that have been awarded a $1,700 grant from Interior Savings to purchase a new tablet so their residents can better keep in touch with friends and family. (Pixabay photo)

Forest View receives grant to stay connected

Forest View Place is one of 12 recipients of a grant from…

Forest View Place is one of 12 care homes that have been awarded a $1,700 grant from Interior Savings to purchase a new tablet so their residents can better keep in touch with friends and family. (Pixabay photo)