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The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tourism spending in Canada dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2020

Tourism-related jobs dropped by almost 29 per cent

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Survey finds Canada’s hospitality industry has low expectations for year ahead

Almost 87 per cent of businesses in accommodation and food services report lower revenues in 2020

A new wood chip shelter was constructed this fall to house chips for the boiler serving the North Thompson Sportsplex. The shelter was built by OTL Construction and chips will be supplied by local contractor Max Gunster. The shelter will allow a six-month stock supply of chips. From l-r: TNRD Director A Carol Schaffer, DOC Mayor Merlin Blackwell, Marshall McRae of OTL Construction and Gunster of Max Gunster Contracting. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

New chip shelter helps to keep energy costs low for District of Clearwater

After the Canfor mill shutdown in 2019, the District of Clearwater began…

A new wood chip shelter was constructed this fall to house chips for the boiler serving the North Thompson Sportsplex. The shelter was built by OTL Construction and chips will be supplied by local contractor Max Gunster. The shelter will allow a six-month stock supply of chips. From l-r: TNRD Director A Carol Schaffer, DOC Mayor Merlin Blackwell, Marshall McRae of OTL Construction and Gunster of Max Gunster Contracting. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Thompson Rivers University instructor Chris Ryman teaches a kayaking course on Dutch Lake in 2017. About nine TRU adventure guiding students were in Clearwater for several days for the course. (File photo)

TRU to close regional offices in Barriere and Clearwater

Thompson Rivers University has given notice that they will not be renewing…

Thompson Rivers University instructor Chris Ryman teaches a kayaking course on Dutch Lake in 2017. About nine TRU adventure guiding students were in Clearwater for several days for the course. (File photo)
New online portal makes shopping easy

New online portal makes shopping easy

Site makes it easy to purchase tires without leaving the house

  • Sep 4, 2020
New online portal makes shopping easy
The service industry is about adapting

The service industry is about adapting

COVID-19 has changed the world for everyone, but it’s all in how we react and adapt

  • Sep 4, 2020
The service industry is about adapting
While acupuncture is most often requested to relieve muscle and joint pain, it can also be useful in helping other ailments such as nerve pain and acid reflux. (Unsplash photo)

There’s a new acupuncturist in Clearwater

New acupuncturist is new to Clearwater but a long-time fan of the North Thompson valley

  • Sep 4, 2020
While acupuncture is most often requested to relieve muscle and joint pain, it can also be useful in helping other ailments such as nerve pain and acid reflux. (Unsplash photo)
Dental office adds new equipment to tackle COVID-19

Dental office adds new equipment to tackle COVID-19

New equipment cleans and purifies the air to provide a safer space from aerosols

  • Sep 4, 2020
Dental office adds new equipment to tackle COVID-19
Kyle Carr of Kyle Carr Visual Arts has many striking paintings for sale at the Clearwater Outdoor Market on June 6. Photo by Jaime Polmateer

New outdoor market sets up in Clearwater

Vendor fees to be donated to Clearwater and District Food Bank

Kyle Carr of Kyle Carr Visual Arts has many striking paintings for sale at the Clearwater Outdoor Market on June 6. Photo by Jaime Polmateer
Longtime Clearwater resident and avid volunteer, Hazel Wadlegger, has been lending her time to help others since she was young, growing up on a farm in Upper Clearwater. She said she continued to help out around the community because communities can’t survive without volunteers. Photo submitted

Volunteering helps communities function

“You need to be at the table and help make decisions, but also do the work. Put your money where your mouth is.”

Longtime Clearwater resident and avid volunteer, Hazel Wadlegger, has been lending her time to help others since she was young, growing up on a farm in Upper Clearwater. She said she continued to help out around the community because communities can’t survive without volunteers. Photo submitted
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
Johan Raes smiles while helping a customer at the South Cariboo Farmer’s Market on May 8. (Patrick Davies - 100 Mile Free Press)

Community rallies together after theft at Farmer’s Market

‘I wish it had never happened but I thank everybody for it so much’

Johan Raes smiles while helping a customer at the South Cariboo Farmer’s Market on May 8. (Patrick Davies - 100 Mile Free Press)
Clearwater Royal Purple and Pioneer Fresh Foods team up for giveaway contest
Clearwater Royal Purple and Pioneer Fresh Foods team up for giveaway contest
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
The Clearwater Farmers Market is facing challenges this year as non-food vendors won’t be able to set up shop at the events and the majority of current food vendors are heading into retirement. The Yellowhead Community Services Food Security program is working on solutions by encouraging residents to grow and sell at the markets. File photo

Clearwater Farmers Market looking for help

“The Farmers Market and the North Thompson (Valley) need more local food.”

The Clearwater Farmers Market is facing challenges this year as non-food vendors won’t be able to set up shop at the events and the majority of current food vendors are heading into retirement. The Yellowhead Community Services Food Security program is working on solutions by encouraging residents to grow and sell at the markets. File photo