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B.C. Cattlemen’s Association general manager Kevin Boon. (B.C. Cattlemen’s Association photo)

COVID, BSE, water access and private land rights: B.C. Cattlemen’s general manager weighs in

Kevin Boon said positive aspect of pandemic is more people interested in where their food comes from

The introduction of mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for new Class 1 commercial driver’s licence applicants becomes a prerequisite for Class 1 road testing starting Oct. 18, 2021. (Metro Creative photo)

Mandatory commercial truck driver training for safer highways

B.C.’s highways will be safer for everyone says the province with the…

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Morning power outage scheduled for North Thompson this Sunday

BC Hydro are advising that a cancelled planned power outage for Mar.…

B.C's COVID-19 dashboard shows the peaks and valleys of cases prior to the record daily report of 132 on April 9, 2021. (Dashboard image)

Interior Health has record day of COVID-19 cases

132 cases reported Friday, April 9, more deaths in Vernon hospital outbreak

B.C's COVID-19 dashboard shows the peaks and valleys of cases prior to the record daily report of 132 on April 9, 2021. (Dashboard image)
The BC Wildfire Service will be partnering with Simpcw First Nation this month in the implementation of a prescribed burn next to their community of Chu Chua. The controlled burn will be highly visible to Highway 5 and all communities in the immediate area. Pictured is a prescribed burn that took place on the Kanaka Bar Reserve last month in partnership with the Kanaka Bar Band and BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire Service Facebook photo)

Simpcw and BC Wildfire Service to hold controlled burn near Barriere

Burn will be highly visible to Chu Chua, Barriere, Darfield, Chinook Cove, Little Fort and Highway 5

The BC Wildfire Service will be partnering with Simpcw First Nation this month in the implementation of a prescribed burn next to their community of Chu Chua. The controlled burn will be highly visible to Highway 5 and all communities in the immediate area. Pictured is a prescribed burn that took place on the Kanaka Bar Reserve last month in partnership with the Kanaka Bar Band and BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire Service Facebook photo)
The Peach is adhering to the mandatory mask protocols put in place by the Provincial Health Officer on Nov. 19. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Interior Health doesn’t echo B.C.’s daily COVID record

80 new cases reported Thursday, April 8, compared to 91 the day prior

The Peach is adhering to the mandatory mask protocols put in place by the Provincial Health Officer on Nov. 19. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
District of Clearwater meetings are open to the public. The meeting agendas and past meetings minutes can be viewed on the DOC's website. Every meeting has time allocated at the end for comments from the public.

Clearwater to benefit from funding through Ministry of Tourism initiative

The District’s Trails Task Force was sucessful in securing a grant for $684,000.

District of Clearwater meetings are open to the public. The meeting agendas and past meetings minutes can be viewed on the DOC's website. Every meeting has time allocated at the end for comments from the public.
Red Seal electricians were offered to take part in a program through TRU that would provide hands-on training for renewable energy, becoming CSA solar installer certified at the end of six weeks. From l-r: Ryan Loewen, Kevin Bacon (TRU), Chris Irving (Riverside Energy Systems), Amie Schellenberg (TRU), Don McKecknie (Dunn Peak Electric), Adam Windson, Morgan Ross, Joseph Collier-Pandya and Cooper Jordan. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Students receive hands-on training installing solar for Clearwater research facility

A $200,000 grant paid for training and certificaqtion for 35 Red Seal B.C. electricians

Red Seal electricians were offered to take part in a program through TRU that would provide hands-on training for renewable energy, becoming CSA solar installer certified at the end of six weeks. From l-r: Ryan Loewen, Kevin Bacon (TRU), Chris Irving (Riverside Energy Systems), Amie Schellenberg (TRU), Don McKecknie (Dunn Peak Electric), Adam Windson, Morgan Ross, Joseph Collier-Pandya and Cooper Jordan. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)

Penticton business owner apologizes for throwing poop

“I simply snapped after once again finding human feces near my restaurant,” the apology letter reads

Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)
Barriere RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating 31-year-old, Catalin Feraru of Scarborough, Ontario, who is wanted province wide. (RCMP photo)

Barriere RCMP seek public’s help in locating wanted man

Barriere RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating 31-year-old, Catalin…

Barriere RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating 31-year-old, Catalin Feraru of Scarborough, Ontario, who is wanted province wide. (RCMP photo)
Two youth, who have been identified as "accomplices" of the Tiny House Warriors and Braided Warriors, have attached themselves to a large piece of equipment at a Trans Mountain pump station in Blue River. (Submitted/Tiny House Warriors; Braided Warriors)

Protesters arrested after more than 12-hour lockdown at Trans Mountain pump station

The two youth have been arrested for breaking and entering after being on lockdown since 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Two youth, who have been identified as "accomplices" of the Tiny House Warriors and Braided Warriors, have attached themselves to a large piece of equipment at a Trans Mountain pump station in Blue River. (Submitted/Tiny House Warriors; Braided Warriors)
Forest View Place has received the funding and green light to erect a chicken coop for the residents. (File photo)

Forest View Place to welcome a few feathered friends

The long-term care centre is looking to borrow point of lay hens

Forest View Place has received the funding and green light to erect a chicken coop for the residents. (File photo)
The Clearwater ski hill lodge is currently undergoing some renovations, including new paint and lighting, along with other additions such as sanitizing stations.

Clearwater’s natural beauty a draw for destination weddings

Clearwater’s dreams of becoming a year-round event and wedding destination are gaining…

The Clearwater ski hill lodge is currently undergoing some renovations, including new paint and lighting, along with other additions such as sanitizing stations.
Two projects in B.C. focused on protecting fishers have received funding through the Conservation and Economic Stimulus program. (Loney Dickson photo)

Trapping, wildfire impacts focus of two fisher projects in B.C.

A new marten box is being designed to stop fishers being inadvertently trapped

Two projects in B.C. focused on protecting fishers have received funding through the Conservation and Economic Stimulus program. (Loney Dickson photo)
Three generations working in the grinding industry. From l-r: Mike Kilba, Benton Kilba and Greg Kilba. (Photo courtesy of FESBC)

Wells Gray Community Forest project helps clear the air in Clearwater

About 350 logging trucks-worth of hog fuel was hauled out of the WGCF

Three generations working in the grinding industry. From l-r: Mike Kilba, Benton Kilba and Greg Kilba. (Photo courtesy of FESBC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Interior Health reports 42 cases of COVID-19, no new deaths

16 people are currently hospitalized, while eight are in critical care

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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RCMP find firearms, narcotics, during road check

Submitted by Sgt. G.D. Simpson March 25 Cst. Klassen, Cst. Vanwoundenberg and…

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Members of the Vavenby Fire Department took part in a live fire practice Sunday evening. This week, a designated vehicle was lit on fire with a propane torch and the team practiced their skills in putting out the blaze. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Vavenby Fire tackles vehicle fire during practice

The volunteer Vavenby Fire Department was busy putting out a vehicle fire…

Members of the Vavenby Fire Department took part in a live fire practice Sunday evening. This week, a designated vehicle was lit on fire with a propane torch and the team practiced their skills in putting out the blaze. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Williams Lake resident Hattie Deyo captured this photograph of a rare white moose, or spirit moose, during a drive in the Cariboo recently. (Hattie Deyo photo)

VIDEO: Rare white ‘spirit moose’ spotted in Cariboo

“It was pretty impactful,” she said. “And one in a million.”

Williams Lake resident Hattie Deyo captured this photograph of a rare white moose, or spirit moose, during a drive in the Cariboo recently. (Hattie Deyo photo)
Horsefly fire captain Ben Morhart died tragically in an avalanche Monday after a cornice gave way. (HVFD photo)
Horsefly fire captain Ben Morhart died tragically in an avalanche Monday after a cornice gave way. (HVFD photo)