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Members of the Clearwater RCMP detachment parked their cruisers at Buy-Low Foods Saturday afternoon for the first Cram the Cruiser event to support the Clearwater and District Food Bank. Clearwater RCMP accepted non-perishable donations, packing the cab of the cruiser, as well as the box. Cash donations were accepted as well. At the end of the day, the donations were taken to the food bank where they were weighed. A total of 1,282 pounds of non-perishable food items and $1,550 in cash were donated, all of which went directly to the local food bank. “We are very impressed with the generosity of our community, especially in these uncertain times!” said Sgt. Grant Simpson, detachment commander. From l-r: Cpl. James Anderson, Melody Romeo (victim services), Blake Simpson, Sgt. Grant Simpson (detachment commander), Cst. Jay Meyer, Aux. Mike Chambers. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

First RCMP Cram the Cruiser a success

Members of the Clearwater RCMP detachment parked their cruisers at Buy-Low Foods…

Members of the Clearwater RCMP detachment parked their cruisers at Buy-Low Foods Saturday afternoon for the first Cram the Cruiser event to support the Clearwater and District Food Bank. Clearwater RCMP accepted non-perishable donations, packing the cab of the cruiser, as well as the box. Cash donations were accepted as well. At the end of the day, the donations were taken to the food bank where they were weighed. A total of 1,282 pounds of non-perishable food items and $1,550 in cash were donated, all of which went directly to the local food bank. “We are very impressed with the generosity of our community, especially in these uncertain times!” said Sgt. Grant Simpson, detachment commander. From l-r: Cpl. James Anderson, Melody Romeo (victim services), Blake Simpson, Sgt. Grant Simpson (detachment commander), Cst. Jay Meyer, Aux. Mike Chambers. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
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Clearwater Christmas light map

A map of Christmas light displays throughout Clearwater and area. Plan a route and take a holiday cruise.

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Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.

B.C. man’s book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients throughout the province

Gogs Gagnon’s book to be included in Prostate Cancer Foundation BC’s kits

Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.
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Low impact walks and short hikes

A few things aren’t quite right these days, and the seasons are…

  • Dec 6, 2020
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Members of the Barriere Search and Rescue New Truck Committee fought their way through a thick fog to pay a visit to the Blackpool firehall and Clearwater Unit Chief Garry Ruston and have a look at the new Clearwater vehicle. This photo originally appeared in the Dec. 5, 1995, issue of the Times.

30 YEARS AGO: Minor softball charges dropped

40 YEARS AGO: The annual Firemen’s Ball was held this past weekend.…

  • Dec 5, 2020
Members of the Barriere Search and Rescue New Truck Committee fought their way through a thick fog to pay a visit to the Blackpool firehall and Clearwater Unit Chief Garry Ruston and have a look at the new Clearwater vehicle. This photo originally appeared in the Dec. 5, 1995, issue of the Times.
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Your guide to shopping local

This year has been a roller coaster for all of us, as…

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Shovels hit the ground in 2019 for the 20-unit Phase 4 project. Those units are nearing completion and Phase 5, another 20 units, has just received funding from the Building BC: Community Housing Fund. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Evergreen Acres receives government funding for Phase 5

An announcement of hundreds of new affordable rental homes came from the…

Shovels hit the ground in 2019 for the 20-unit Phase 4 project. Those units are nearing completion and Phase 5, another 20 units, has just received funding from the Building BC: Community Housing Fund. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Ida Matthew displays 80 birch bark and cedar root baskets she had recently completed, on order for a Barriere matron. Matthew recalls an early life orchestrated to the rhythm of seasons of food cultivation, gathering and preservation. (Ann Piper photo)

Elder says food is core of culture

“If you’re ambitious you’ll never go hungry – but you must take only what you need”…Ida Matthew

  • Dec 1, 2020
Ida Matthew displays 80 birch bark and cedar root baskets she had recently completed, on order for a Barriere matron. Matthew recalls an early life orchestrated to the rhythm of seasons of food cultivation, gathering and preservation. (Ann Piper photo)
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Subscription drive to support local horse rescue

The Clearwater Times is teaming up with a local and registered non-profit…

Appaloosa Allies Foundation logo
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.
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

Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)
Japanese knotweed plants are pretty, like broom, but are just as relentlessly invasive. (Submited)

TNRD looks to expand invasive plant program to municipalities

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

Japanese knotweed plants are pretty, like broom, but are just as relentlessly invasive. (Submited)
Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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)
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)
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

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)
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)
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

A good time of year for taking photographs

  • Nov 23, 2020
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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)