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50 YEARS AGO: Motorists driving the six-mile stretch between Avola and Blue River became stuck

  • Jun 22, 2017
Some of the present members of the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary gather in front of the hospital for a photograph. Pictured are (l-r) Gail Capostinsky, Marg Anderson, Penny Christenson, Sue Ludtke, Linda Simms, Marilyn Collison, and Eleanor Lutz.                                Photo submitted

Valley Voices: DHMH Auxiliary continues to help the whole valley

Times Staff Clearwater’s hospital is unusual in that there was a hospital…

  • Jun 14, 2017
Back in Time

Back in Time

50 YEARS AGO: Department of Highways crews with 12 trucks and a loader built about two miles of dykes to protect the town of Clearwater.

  • Jun 14, 2017
A spotted sandpiper looks for food along the bank of the North Thompson River near Clearwater last week. According to Wikipedia, the bird’s breeding habitat is near fresh water across most of Canada and the United States. They migrate to the southern U.S. and South America, and sometimes find their way to Europe. They are unusual in that the females may mate and lay eggs for more than one male, then leave the males to incubate the eggs.

Foraging for food

By Keith McNeill

  • Jun 8, 2017
A spotted sandpiper looks for food along the bank of the North Thompson River near Clearwater last week. According to Wikipedia, the bird’s breeding habitat is near fresh water across most of Canada and the United States. They migrate to the southern U.S. and South America, and sometimes find their way to Europe. They are unusual in that the females may mate and lay eggs for more than one male, then leave the males to incubate the eggs.
Hanna Elliot (r) plays the role of a student telling her mother that she wishes her mother would pay more attention to what she does.

SLIDESHOW: High school puts on two plays

Student actors from Clearwater Secondary School put on two plays: "The Audition" and "Drop Dead Disco"

Hanna Elliot (r) plays the role of a student telling her mother that she wishes her mother would pay more attention to what she does.
Medical students Michael Klonarakis (standing) and Joshua Rivard demonstrate how to test for reflexes during a UNBC health-care roadshow at Clearwater Secondary School on May 4.

Traveling roadshow showcases health-care careers

Clearwater was the site of the first health-care traveling roadshow put on by University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in 2010

Medical students Michael Klonarakis (standing) and Joshua Rivard demonstrate how to test for reflexes during a UNBC health-care roadshow at Clearwater Secondary School on May 4.
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Clearwater Secondary School girls soccer player Keltie Arndt takes the ball up the field during a game against Fort St. James on May 5.

SLIDESHOW: Clearwater hosts girls soccer tournament

Teams from all over B.C. compete in girls soccer tournament at Clearwater Secondary School on May 5/6

Clearwater Secondary School girls soccer player Keltie Arndt takes the ball up the field during a game against Fort St. James on May 5.
Scott Larsen shows how to rig a stretcher. On the right (dark glasses) is Susan McFarland.

SLIDESHOW: Learning the ropes

Wells Gray Search and Rescue hosts 72 SAR volunteers from across B.C. in a rope rescue course

Scott Larsen shows how to rig a stretcher. On the right (dark glasses) is Susan McFarland.
Jayne D’Entremont runs The Canny Crofter in Barriere.  She is pictured here with one of 34 goat kids born on the farm this spring.

The Canny Crofter: A wise farmer on a small holding in Barriere, B.C.

Column: Valley Voices from the North Thompson Valley

Jayne D’Entremont runs The Canny Crofter in Barriere.  She is pictured here with one of 34 goat kids born on the farm this spring.
Jim Ternier (l) of Prairie Garden Seeds holds a small jar of wheat seeds while Sharon Neufeld holds a sheaf of grown wheat. The seeds were being given out during Seedy Saturday last weekend at Clearwater ski hill. Local residents are being challenged to grow a 10’x10’ plot of wheat using the seeds.

Learning about history of wheat – the staff of life

If you want to talk about food security you need to talk about growing your own grain, especially wheat

Jim Ternier (l) of Prairie Garden Seeds holds a small jar of wheat seeds while Sharon Neufeld holds a sheaf of grown wheat. The seeds were being given out during Seedy Saturday last weekend at Clearwater ski hill. Local residents are being challenged to grow a 10’x10’ plot of wheat using the seeds.
Members of the Challengers program at Yellowhead Community Services take a break after preparing for a fundraising gala on Friday

SLIDESHOW: Fundraiser helps Challengers program

Dinner and an evening's entertainment attract more than 120 people to a fundraiser at Dutch Lake Community Centre on April 7

  • Apr 11, 2017
Members of the Challengers program at Yellowhead Community Services take a break after preparing for a fundraising gala on Friday
Prenovice (l-r) coach Elijah Wicks

SLIDESHOW: Minor Hockey gives out awards

Players, coaches, parents and friends gather for Clearwater Minor Hockey's year-end dinner and awards ceremony on April 6

Prenovice (l-r) coach Elijah Wicks
Firefighters put out a flaming pile of pallets during a live fire exercise next to Blackpool firehall on Sunday

SLIDESHOW: Live fire

About 40 volunteer firefighters from as far away as Pritchard gather at Blackpool firehall for a live fire practice

Firefighters put out a flaming pile of pallets during a live fire exercise next to Blackpool firehall on Sunday
Henry George was a 19th Century American economist who advocated basing most government revenues on a land value tax.

We need taxes on land value and natural resources

American economist Henry George did have some influential supporters

Henry George was a 19th Century American economist who advocated basing most government revenues on a land value tax.
Drawing shows layout of Clearwater's roundabout on Highway 5 before it was built.

Canada absorbs more carbon than it emits, says Rambling Man

Times editor uses Highway 5 roundabout in his reply

Drawing shows layout of Clearwater's roundabout on Highway 5 before it was built.
The islands of Haida Gwai (formerly known as the Queen Charlottes) might make a good place to test carbon fee-and-dividend.

Haida Gwaii would be a good place to try carbon fee-and-dividend

Being an archipelago, it would be relatively easy to keep track of fossil fuels coming in from the outside

The islands of Haida Gwai (formerly known as the Queen Charlottes) might make a good place to test carbon fee-and-dividend.
Henry George was a 19th Century American economist who advocated basing most government revenues on a land value tax.

Tax the land, not the improvements

Henry George was a late 19th Century American economist who believed that most government revenues should be based on a land value tax

Henry George was a 19th Century American economist who advocated basing most government revenues on a land value tax.
Vienna Wadlegger makes a tight turn as she takes part in Raft Mountain Skating Club's year-end show on March 3.

SLIDESHOW: Skate Club puts on year-end show

Members of Raft Mountain Skating Club put on an exemplary performance on Friday evening, March 3

Vienna Wadlegger makes a tight turn as she takes part in Raft Mountain Skating Club's year-end show on March 3.
Former Clearwater resident Aaron Hayley (Ritchie-Bonar) will be back in town March 7 to talk about invasive species.

Clearwater native returns to talk about controlling invasive species

Aaron Ritchie-Bonar graduated from Clearwater Secondary School in 2010. She then studied at Thompson Rivers University

Former Clearwater resident Aaron Hayley (Ritchie-Bonar) will be back in town March 7 to talk about invasive species.
(L-r) Donna

VALLEY VOICES: Buck family has long history in the Valley

It was in July of the year 1944 that Grace and Bill Buck first came to Clearwater

  • Feb 26, 2017
(L-r) Donna