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Man escapes truck incident unscathed

Submitted by Sgt. G.D. Simpson October 19 The Clearwater RCMP detachment received…

  • Oct 26, 2020
The new owner of the Canfor sawmill site donated an acre of land to the TNRD to use for a future water treatment facility for the community of Vavenby. From left: Carol Schaffer, director of Area “A” for the TNRD, Jake Devlin, director of environmental services for the TNRD, Brian Fehr, B.C. entrepreneur, Brian Baarda, CEO Peak Renewables, and Dave Tantrun, site coordinator for Vavenby. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Old Canfor land to become new site for water treatment

The community of Vavenby’s future water treatment system has a home, thanks…

Kamloops-North Thompson candidates travelled to Blue River to take part in an in-person forum. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Tiny House Warriors, high-speed internet service top concerns at all-candidate forum

Questions about the pipeline protest, economic development, education and health care were asked during the two-hour event

Kamloops-North Thompson candidates travelled to Blue River to take part in an in-person forum. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Peter Milobar (left) and Todd Stone, candidates for the Kamloops-North and -South Thompson ridings, respectively, stood at the site of the former Parkcrest Elementary school to announce a promise for capital project funding for school district 73, if elected. (Submitted photo)

BC Liberal candidates promise capital funding for SD73

They also promised to fast-track the rebuild of Parkcrest Elementary

Peter Milobar (left) and Todd Stone, candidates for the Kamloops-North and -South Thompson ridings, respectively, stood at the site of the former Parkcrest Elementary school to announce a promise for capital project funding for school district 73, if elected. (Submitted photo)
UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)

Wreckage of decades-old plane crash discovered on mountain near Harrison Lake

A team of Sts’ailes Community School students helped discover the twisted metal embedded in a glacier

UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)
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Ninety-seven distressed animals seized from rural Princeton property
A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Interior Health records 21 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

Thirty-six cases remain active; two people are in the hospital, one of whom is in intensive care

A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services

Dangerous oasis: The fatal history of a popular Kootenay Lake beach

Six Mile Beach near Nelson is known for its unique sand spit. But locals have feared it for decades

Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services
The building and equipment at the property on Eden Road is now gone, but the owners have requested a permit from council to re-develop the site. (Screenshot from DOC agenda)

Council approves permit for new commercial development

District of Clearwater council had a recommendation to issue a development permit…

The building and equipment at the property on Eden Road is now gone, but the owners have requested a permit from council to re-develop the site. (Screenshot from DOC agenda)

$15,220 raised by Barriere and Area Alzheimer’s Walk 2020

By Liz Gilbertson Barriere and Area Alzheimer’s Walk This year has been…

  • Oct 15, 2020
Two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Interior Health (IH) region overnight. (Getty)

Two additional COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region overnight

Twenty-six cases are active, and on isolation, according to Interior Health Authority

Two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Interior Health (IH) region overnight. (Getty)
Advance polling begins on Oct. 15, 2020, across B.C. in the 2020 snap election. (Black Press files)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Advance voting begins today in Clearwater

Advance voting runs from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21 in B.C.’s election

Advance polling begins on Oct. 15, 2020, across B.C. in the 2020 snap election. (Black Press files)
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Stolen Dodge returned to owner in Blue River

Update from Clearwater RCMP detachment

  • Oct 14, 2020
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Brandon Russell intends to run as an independent in Kamloops-North Thompson in the provincial election. General voting day is Sat. Oct. 24. (Photo by Dave Eagles)

Russell seeking Kamloops-North Thompson MLA’s seat as independent

Kamloops This Week The youngest declared candidate thus far in the provincial…

  • Oct 14, 2020
Brandon Russell intends to run as an independent in Kamloops-North Thompson in the provincial election. General voting day is Sat. Oct. 24. (Photo by Dave Eagles)
Dennis Giesbrecht, BC Conservatives, and Sadie Hunter, BC NDP, are both candidates of the Kamloops-North Thompson riding. (Submitted photos)

North Thompson candidates mingle with locals at farmer’s market

It was a rainy Saturday morning in Clearwater, but that didn’t stop…

Dennis Giesbrecht, BC Conservatives, and Sadie Hunter, BC NDP, are both candidates of the Kamloops-North Thompson riding. (Submitted photos)

Candidates announce $106 million investment for Kamloops region highways

The announcement includes pushing for $1 million to fix the Clearwater River Road and $30 million to construct three new passing lanes

Federal NDP looks to criminalize domestic emotional abuse with new law

MP Randall Garrison introduces private member’s bill

Clearwater Speedway gets green light

After being shut down for almost two decades, the Merritt Stock Car Association is looking to have the oval dirt track open for a season next year.

Candidates discuss mental health, Indigenous relations during virtual forum

Virtual forum held by TRU students and the BC Association of Social Workers focused on mental health, poverty reduction and Indigenous relations

Tahltan Nation eager to see 2020 hunting season draw to a close

TCG president says they have witnessed racism and vandalism by hunters this year