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Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater. (File photo)

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital ER closed overnight Friday and Saturday

The emergency room will close at 6 p.m. both evenings and re-open at 7 a.m. the next morning

Frank Caputo is the MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.

MP Caputo supports amendment that denounces the abuse of children

Bill C-291 seeks to change ‘child pornography’ to ‘child sexual abuse material’

This black bear wreaked some havoc on Fawn Rd. on Sept. 12, 2020. It damaged a plum tree and ate all of its fruit. (Submitted photo)

Police remind residents to be ‘bear aware’

Clearwater RCMP receive numerous calls about bears in the area

  • Jun 23, 2022
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SD73 announces it is a POLS candidate

The designation is required to offer online learning outside of the district

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Technical Safety BC: Be prepared if you live in a flood zone

British Columbia continues to experience increasingly frequent and severe extreme weather, most…

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The River Forecast Centre upgraded the Blue River to flood warning Wednesday (June 22) afternoon. (River Forecast Centre)

Rain and looming heat wave prompt flood warning for Blue River

The Blue River was upgraded to flood warning, North Thompson River remains at flood watch

The River Forecast Centre upgraded the Blue River to flood warning Wednesday (June 22) afternoon. (River Forecast Centre)
Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the North Thompson. (File Photo)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for North Thompson

Clearwater, Barriere and Sun Peaks are under watch

Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the North Thompson. (File Photo)
A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada. Black Press Media file photo
A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada. Black Press Media file photo
Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.

Chilliwack man loses years of contacts after Facebook hack

Geoff Edwards had his account suspended and cannot find a way to get it back

Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.
Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

New Interior Health clinics boost COVID-19 vaccination for kids

Upcoming vaccine dates in Vernon, Nelson, Revelstoke and Penticton

Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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TNRD approves board expense policy

The board voted unanimously in favour of the policy on June 16

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TNRD board of directors (Thompson-Nicola Regional District)

TNRD board votes in favour of increasing wages

Board wages will increase by 2.8 per cent, the 2021 CPI

TNRD board of directors (Thompson-Nicola Regional District)
Simon Appel is pictured here with his wife Stefanie, and sons Patrick and Niko. (Appel photo)

GoFundMe raises over $46,000 in a few days for Louis Creek family

A tragic work accident rocked the Louis Creek community on June 9

  • Jun 18, 2022
Simon Appel is pictured here with his wife Stefanie, and sons Patrick and Niko. (Appel photo)
A Central Cariboo Search and Rescue truck was stolen in April from inside the SAR team’s hall in Williams Lake. The truck has since been returned but the tools critical for saving lives are still missing. Pictured above, CCSAR members drove the new truck in a salute to health care workers past Cariboo Memorial Hospital in September 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A Central Cariboo Search and Rescue truck was stolen in April from inside the SAR team’s hall in Williams Lake. The truck has since been returned but the tools critical for saving lives are still missing. Pictured above, CCSAR members drove the new truck in a salute to health care workers past Cariboo Memorial Hospital in September 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A semi-trailer and its load blocked Highway 5 causing a 24-hour road closure. (Skilled Truckers Canada/Facebook)

1 dead after head-on collision on Hwy 5 south of Little Fort

The driver of the pickup was injured and the passenger did not survive

A semi-trailer and its load blocked Highway 5 causing a 24-hour road closure. (Skilled Truckers Canada/Facebook)
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Police respond to hit-and-run in Clearwater

The man was later issued a ticket for fleeing the scene

  • Jun 16, 2022
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BC Hydro map showing the area of the power outage. (Screenshot/BC Hydro)
BC Hydro map showing the area of the power outage. (Screenshot/BC Hydro)
The District of Clearwater’s golden shovel was brought out again Wednesday (June 15) afternoon for a groundbreaking ceremony at the Wells Gray Inn, attended by District council and staff, the Trails Task Force and Borrows Enterprises. Pictured are: Shelley Sim, councillor, John Thomas, chief administrative officer, Lyle Mackenzie, councillor, Lynne Frizzle, councillor, Leslie Groulx, trails task force, David Beck, trails task force, Scott Lindeburgh, trails task force, Heather MacLennan, trails task force, Merlin Blackwell, mayor, Ernst Bezema, Borrows project manager and Roger Mayer, community parks and facilities manager. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

District of Clearwater breaks ground on two new trails

New trails to service community in Dutch Lake area and along Highway 5

The District of Clearwater’s golden shovel was brought out again Wednesday (June 15) afternoon for a groundbreaking ceremony at the Wells Gray Inn, attended by District council and staff, the Trails Task Force and Borrows Enterprises. Pictured are: Shelley Sim, councillor, John Thomas, chief administrative officer, Lyle Mackenzie, councillor, Lynne Frizzle, councillor, Leslie Groulx, trails task force, David Beck, trails task force, Scott Lindeburgh, trails task force, Heather MacLennan, trails task force, Merlin Blackwell, mayor, Ernst Bezema, Borrows project manager and Roger Mayer, community parks and facilities manager. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
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UPDATE: Hwy 5 now open south of Little Fort

The highway had been closed since late Wednesday

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A flood watch has been issued for the Cariboo Mountains, Quesnel River and Horsefly River and tributaries. (Anna Fait photo)

Cariboo Mountains, Horsefly and Quesnel rivers upgraded to flood watch

Yanks Peak is at record snow pack for this time of year

A flood watch has been issued for the Cariboo Mountains, Quesnel River and Horsefly River and tributaries. (Anna Fait photo)