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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)
Maya Gottschalk, Grade 4, drew this picture to accompany her story about Aurora the white fox pulling Santa’s sleigh with her cubs.

Kids spread holiday cheer with Christmas stories

The winners of the Times’ annual Christmas story contest have been chosen.…

  • Dec 29, 2020
Maya Gottschalk, Grade 4, drew this picture to accompany her story about Aurora the white fox pulling Santa’s sleigh with her cubs.
Raft River Elementary students give the grand finale to their class' performance during a Christmas concert held at the school on Dec. 17. A good-sized crowd attended the event. This photo originally appeared in the Dec. 24, 2015, issue of the Times.

10 YEARS AGO: Serenity Performing Arts Center is a top-10 finalist in the contest

55 YEARS AGO: Another fall session of bridge playing is over in…

  • Dec 28, 2020
Raft River Elementary students give the grand finale to their class' performance during a Christmas concert held at the school on Dec. 17. A good-sized crowd attended the event. This photo originally appeared in the Dec. 24, 2015, issue of the Times.
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members pose for a photo wearing fascinators (small hats) at 2018’s Royal-themed Garden Party. (File photo)

Merry Christmas from Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Submitted During the last number of months, with the auxiliary unable to…

  • Dec 21, 2020
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members pose for a photo wearing fascinators (small hats) at 2018’s Royal-themed Garden Party. (File photo)
Ellen Young applies face paint to Angus William Young, age 7, during Christmas a party held for the children of Weyerhaeuser employees at Clearwater Ski Hill. This photo originally appeared it the Times’ Dec. 18, 2000, issue.
Ellen Young applies face paint to Angus William Young, age 7, during Christmas a party held for the children of Weyerhaeuser employees at Clearwater Ski Hill. This photo originally appeared it the Times’ Dec. 18, 2000, issue.
Lynne Frizzle, coordinator for senior’s events organized by Wells Gray Country Seniors Society welcomes more than 40 seniors to the monthly luncheon held Aug. 9, 2016, at the Clearwater Elks Hall. (File photo)

What it was — and will be again

Submitted by Kay Knox It’s no secret! Clearwater and area has a…

  • Dec 19, 2020
Lynne Frizzle, coordinator for senior’s events organized by Wells Gray Country Seniors Society welcomes more than 40 seniors to the monthly luncheon held Aug. 9, 2016, at the Clearwater Elks Hall. (File photo)
The ice at the Barriere Curling Rink is ready and waiting for seniors and other area residents to come out and enjoy the sport. This photo was taken in 2019 before COVID-19 regulations were required. Curl BC has since put in place provincial guidelines to help ensure everyone’s safety and still enable curling to take place (Barriere Recreation Society photo)

Curling can be adapted to all levels of a person’s mobility

Senior players may wish to use the stick delivery method, or curl from a wheelchair

  • Dec 19, 2020
The ice at the Barriere Curling Rink is ready and waiting for seniors and other area residents to come out and enjoy the sport. This photo was taken in 2019 before COVID-19 regulations were required. Curl BC has since put in place provincial guidelines to help ensure everyone’s safety and still enable curling to take place (Barriere Recreation Society photo)
Two more deaths were reported McKinney Place in Oliver. (File)

COVID-19: Two more deaths in South Okanagan long-term care facility

McKinney Place in Oliver currently has 56 cases of the virus

Two more deaths were reported McKinney Place in Oliver. (File)
The RCMP CounterAttack campaign begins in December and will continue into January. Expect to see road blocks set up anytime and anywhere in the Clearwater area to check for impaired drivers. (Metro Creative)

Clearwater CounterAttack campaign underway

Some of the most festive times of the year are associated with…

The RCMP CounterAttack campaign begins in December and will continue into January. Expect to see road blocks set up anytime and anywhere in the Clearwater area to check for impaired drivers. (Metro Creative)
Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror

Impaired driving survivor implores people to not drink and drive this holiday season

Campbell River man looks back on 37th anniversary of life-changing incident

Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror
(S/J file photo)

Empowering seniors in the North Thompson Valley:Carpet bowling welcomes new participants

Carpet bowling is a popular sport with 55+ residents in the North…

(S/J file photo)
Stacia Panko is this year’s recipient of the Barbara and Jack Gregson Memorial Award, given to a student in the environmental sciences program. (Submitted photo)

Local student wins sole Gregson Memorial Award

A local student is the sole recipient of a monetary award given…

Stacia Panko is this year’s recipient of the Barbara and Jack Gregson Memorial Award, given to a student in the environmental sciences program. (Submitted photo)
A new camera for Christmas? Research your choice before purchasing to avoid being disappointed. (John Enman photo)

Buying that camera for Christmas

December is here and its time to start thinking about snow, bundling…

  • Dec 14, 2020
A new camera for Christmas? Research your choice before purchasing to avoid being disappointed. (John Enman photo)
Clearwater Raiders player Cory Flear handily "dekes" past a Barriere opponent as she drives towards the basket during a game at the Senior Girls' home tournament the weekend before last. Clearwater won the event, but lost a hard-fought match against Barriere by five points. This photo originally appeared in the Dec. 11, 2000, issue of The Times.

5 YEARS AGO: “That heat feels beautiful.”

Back in time: A snapshot of history

  • Dec 13, 2020
Clearwater Raiders player Cory Flear handily "dekes" past a Barriere opponent as she drives towards the basket during a game at the Senior Girls' home tournament the weekend before last. Clearwater won the event, but lost a hard-fought match against Barriere by five points. This photo originally appeared in the Dec. 11, 2000, issue of The Times.
Reg Small and Supervisor Mitchell with totem pole made by inmates. (Timber Country)

Logging at Bear Creek correctional facility

Timber Country is written by local author Glen Small and provides a…

  • Dec 12, 2020
Reg Small and Supervisor Mitchell with totem pole made by inmates. (Timber Country)