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A ghoul waits for the unsuspecting at the Bev and Ken Smith residence on Riverview Crescent in Clearwater.

SLIDESHOW: Nightmare on Riverview Crescent

Ghouls and goblins await the unsuspecting at the Bev and Ken Smith residence on Riverview Crescent in Clearwater

A ghoul waits for the unsuspecting at the Bev and Ken Smith residence on Riverview Crescent in Clearwater.
Clearwater Secondary School senior girls volleyball player Kaya Breda serves the ball.

SLIDESHOW: Sports at Clearwater Secondary School

Boys soccer team takes on St. Ann's while senior girls volleyball team battles Barriere and Kamloops Christian School

  • Oct 18, 2016
Clearwater Secondary School senior girls volleyball player Kaya Breda serves the ball.
A drone piloted by Clearwater-area resident John Meyers gives a different view of Helmcken Falls in Wells Gray Park.

VIDEO: A drone’s-eye view of Helmcken Falls

A remote-control drone gives a different view of Helmcken Falls in Wells Gray Park

A drone piloted by Clearwater-area resident John Meyers gives a different view of Helmcken Falls in Wells Gray Park.
Graph shows the amount of CO2 (black line) and the global temperature (gray line) for the past 800

Federal carbon plan has potential

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced a nationwide plan to put a price on carbon dioxide (CO2)

Graph shows the amount of CO2 (black line) and the global temperature (gray line) for the past 800
People and a pickup truck crowd onto the Blackpool ferry to cross the North Thompson River. The ferry closed permanently in 1967.

VALLEY VOICES: A history of Blackpool – part one of two

John Harley Miller, the man who named Blackpool, left England in 1898 for Alberta

People and a pickup truck crowd onto the Blackpool ferry to cross the North Thompson River. The ferry closed permanently in 1967.
Students from Clearwater Secondary School provide an escort for 'Fast Eddy' Dostaler.

SLIDESHOW: Fast Eddy arrives back in Clearwater

"Fast Eddy" Dostaler arrives in his former hometown after running across Canada - and back again

Students from Clearwater Secondary School provide an escort for 'Fast Eddy' Dostaler.

Global warming has long scientific history

Eunice Foote was apparently the first to describe the possible effect of carbon dioxide on global climate.

Health Minister Terry Lake (l) and Transportation Minister Todd Stone at the opening of the new clinical services building at Royal Inland Hospital on September 16.

Royal Inland Hospital expansion will mean increased taxes for all area residents

The planned patient care tower will result in an additional $20 per year tax for at least a decade for all residences in the region.

Health Minister Terry Lake (l) and Transportation Minister Todd Stone at the opening of the new clinical services building at Royal Inland Hospital on September 16.
CSS students line up for a photo at the summit of Finn Rock.

Hiking the Monashees

Students from Clearwater Secondary School enjoy mountain trip

CSS students line up for a photo at the summit of Finn Rock.
Dustin Hurst in the bow

Canoe Regatta makes a comeback

Clearwater Canoe Regatta returns to Dutch Lake on Sept. 10

Dustin Hurst in the bow
In this historic photo from the early days in the Upper Clearwater are the Ludtke brothers (l-r) Lawrence

Valley Voices: Ludtkes were true pioneers

The Ludtkes survived the 1926 fire by taking shelter under wet blankets in Battle (or Fight) Creek

In this historic photo from the early days in the Upper Clearwater are the Ludtke brothers (l-r) Lawrence
Hanna Wadlegger with Joey.

SLIDESHOW: North Thompson Fall Fair 2016

People from all over the southern Interior take part in the the North Thompson Fall Fair 2016 in Barriere during the Labour Day weekend

Hanna Wadlegger with Joey.
Youngsters part in the Well Gray Man Tracker in Upper Clearwater last weekend

Man Tracker is fun for all ages

Trackers on horseback pursue "prey" on foot during event in Upper Clearwater

Youngsters part in the Well Gray Man Tracker in Upper Clearwater last weekend
Thirty special “Time to Explore” geocoins have been created for this year’s event.

Gold Country geocaching event a time to explore

The fourth annual event, on the Labour Day weekend, has a night cache, a Munzee walk, and the chance to win one of 30 limited edition coins.

Thirty special “Time to Explore” geocoins have been created for this year’s event.
Clearwater residents Keith McNeill (l) and Jean Nelson cycle through Salmon Arm on Aug. 7 as part of a campaign to promote carbon fee-and-dividend as a way to control global warming.

Carbon Cycle to Kelowna was worthwhile endeavour

Petition e-297 will be online until Sept. 8, so there is still time to add your name. This is a big deal, folks. Please help

Clearwater residents Keith McNeill (l) and Jean Nelson cycle through Salmon Arm on Aug. 7 as part of a campaign to promote carbon fee-and-dividend as a way to control global warming.
The always-popular entertainer Filetta Fish will be back at the Ashcroft and District Fall Fair on September 11.

Ashcroft fall fair promises plenty of fun

With entertainment, food, vendors, and more than $2,000 in prizes, this year's fair - now with free admission - is better than ever.

The always-popular entertainer Filetta Fish will be back at the Ashcroft and District Fall Fair on September 11.

Clearwater Canoe Regatta returns Saturday Sept. 10

Are you doing that Regatta thing again because it was really fun and this year I think can we can win the tug of war!

  • Aug 16, 2016
(l-r) Gilles Luger

Potluck held to celebrate visit from newlyweds

Valerie Gerber hosted a potluck supper to celebrate the visit of cousin Kerry Moilliet

  • Aug 16, 2016
(l-r) Gilles Luger
The late Bill Kelly stands in his field of strawberries in McMurphy (between Vavenby and Avola).

Valley Voice: Bill Kelly – came to B.C. in a covered wagon

When 88-year-old Bill Kelly says he's “planted just about everything that'll grow in this country

  • Aug 9, 2016
The late Bill Kelly stands in his field of strawberries in McMurphy (between Vavenby and Avola).
Legion member Calvin Luntz presents a $250.00 cheque to Team  B.C. Ride captain Lamont French.  French and his team were taking part in the annual Military Police Motorcycle Ride

Riding to help blind children

Legion provides lunch to motorcycle riders who were riding for the Military Police Fund for Blind Children

  • Aug 9, 2016
Legion member Calvin Luntz presents a $250.00 cheque to Team  B.C. Ride captain Lamont French.  French and his team were taking part in the annual Military Police Motorcycle Ride