By News Staff Clearwater Times
Clearwater’s distinctive post-and-beam bus shelters are locally produced. District of Clearwater photo
Members of Clearwater town council following the 2011 election were (l-r) Ken Kjenstad, Gord Heisterman, Jon Kreke, Mayor John Harwood, Shelley Sim, Barry Banford and Merlin Blackwell. In 2014 Kreke ran unsuccessfully against Harwood for mayor. His place on council was taken by Dennis Greffard. District of Clearwater photo
(L-r) Chief administrative officer Isabell Hadford, M.P. Cathy McLeod, MLA Terry Lake and Mayor John Harwood cut the ribbon to officially open Clearwater’s new sewage lagoon in 2010. Perhaps not the most glamorous part of the job, but important nevertheless. District of Clearwater photo
Right: Workers install new metal cladding onto the north and west walls of the Sportsplex in 2009. Other projects that year included replacing the heating and hot water boiler with a high efficiency system, and installing “low-E” ceiling in the curling rink. District of Clearwater photo
The new biomass heater at Dutch Lake Community Centre produces only a whiff of smoke shortly after being first fired up in late 2015. Partners in the project included Wells Gray Community Forest, which contributed $100,000, and Canfor-Vavenby, which supplied the heater with chips at no charge. The District plans to construct a similar biomass heater for the Sportsplex shortly. Times file photo
Store manager Sandy Toma (l) and mayor John Harwood cut the ribbon to officially open the new Buy-Low store in Clearwater on Nov. 30, 2014 – one year after Buy-Low had bought the former Safety Mart supermarket. The new store next to Highway 5 was 25,000 square feet in size, compared to Safety Mart’s 18,000.
Members of the Clearwater Improvement District board hold their last meeting in November, 2007. Pictured are (back, l-r) Drake Smith, Shirley Kochems, recording secretary Pat Gresham, Dan Daase, (front, l-r) Jack Braaksma, Carol Robertson and administrator Marion Walker. Missing are Max Tanner and Don Geiger. Braaksma was the only CID trustee to continue as a District of Clearwater councillor. Times file photo
Upper Clearwater artist Doris Laner paints one of three murals she completed for the Sportsplex in 2008. Photo by Keith McNeill
Participants use their arms and legs to propel improvised crafts as they compete in the Float Your Boat competiton during the 2009 Clearwater Canoe Regatta – one of many community events organized with help from District of Clearwater. Times file photo
(L-r) M.P. Cathy McLeod helps Mayor John Harwood and Louise Weaver, chair of Yellowhead Community Services Society, to cut the ribbon to officially open the municpal hall portion of the new Dutch Lake community center. Watching are YCS board member Lloyd Strickland, firefighter Wayne Wysoski, and councillor Ken Kjenstad. The event took place in late August, 2014.
Left: In the fall of 2013, MLA Terry Lake and Mayor John Harwood attach a “Completed” decal to the roundabout project sign. Although controversial at the time, many area residents have grown to appreciate the roundabout’s safety and convenience for getting on and off Highway 5.
Youngsters try out Clearwater’s new splash park after the water gets turned on for the first time in late June, 2016. All photos by Keith McNeill
Politicians get a hand from female hockey players to turn the sod to start construction of new changing rooms at the Sportsplex in March of 2013. Pictured are (back, l-r) TNRD Area A (Wells Gray Country) director Tim Pennell, Clearwater Mayor John Harwood, Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake, (front, l-r) Emma Collins and Cassidy Tucker.
Left: District of Clearwater chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx (l) gives the oath of office to newly-elected town council member Dennis Greffard during a regular town council meeting in December, 2014. Greffard had missed the official swearing in ceremony because of a prior business committment. Times file photo