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Year in Review 2015

Year in Review – 2015

Looking back at the stories that made a difference to the upper North Thompson Valley

Year in Review 2015

Year in Review – August 2-15

M.P. Cathy McLeod announced $300,000 in funding for North Thompson communities.

  • Jan 14, 2016

Year in Review – May-June 2015

Clearwater Pre-School students were on hand to watch Clearwater Trout Hatchery manager Mark Green unload 1,500

  • Jan 14, 2016
(l-r) Tina Hewett and Caila Loring helping 4 year old Kate Lin Tourand around on the rink.

Outdoor skating party draws crowd at Vavenby

Kevin Sheffielld organized a outdoor skating party and hot dog roast at the rink on Sunday, Jan. 10.

  • Jan 14, 2016
(l-r) Tina Hewett and Caila Loring helping 4 year old Kate Lin Tourand around on the rink.
River Shook looks almost overwhelmed as he chows down on a hot dog during Canada Day celebrations at Dutch Lake beach. A large crowd came out to enjoy games

Year in Review July 2015

District of Clearwater received a Small Community grant of $281,448.

  • Jan 14, 2016
River Shook looks almost overwhelmed as he chows down on a hot dog during Canada Day celebrations at Dutch Lake beach. A large crowd came out to enjoy games
Spirit Calendar winner  Cheryl Thomas (l) of North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Centre presents Shelley Graffunder with a $50 cheque for her photo that was selected for the 2016 Community Spirit Calendar. The photo is of the crew of local volunteers who worked on the Candle Creek bike trails in 2015. The calendars are available for pick up at the Aboriginal Centre

Spirit Calendar winner

Cheryl Thomas (l) of North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Centre presents Shelley Graffunder with a $50 cheque.

  • Jan 13, 2016
Spirit Calendar winner  Cheryl Thomas (l) of North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Centre presents Shelley Graffunder with a $50 cheque for her photo that was selected for the 2016 Community Spirit Calendar. The photo is of the crew of local volunteers who worked on the Candle Creek bike trails in 2015. The calendars are available for pick up at the Aboriginal Centre
Sunset over Dutch Lake

A warm glow at sunset

A photo taken on Jan. 2, 2016 of a sunset over Dutch Lake

  • Jan 7, 2016
Sunset over Dutch Lake
A photo taken on Jan. 2 from the Clearwater Valley Road just north of Helmcken Falls Lodge shows a gorgeous view of the Trophies

Trophy sunset

A photo taken on Jan. 2 from the Clearwater Valley Road just north of Helmcken Falls Lodge shows a gorgeous view of the Trophies

  • Jan 7, 2016
A photo taken on Jan. 2 from the Clearwater Valley Road just north of Helmcken Falls Lodge shows a gorgeous view of the Trophies
Lights for the holidays  Christmas lights decorate the yard of Dan and Linda King in Vavenby

Lights for the holidays

Christmas lights decorate the yard of Dan and Linda King in Vavenby.

  • Dec 30, 2015
Lights for the holidays  Christmas lights decorate the yard of Dan and Linda King in Vavenby
Santa and Mrs. Claus stop for a photograph before leaving the Sportsplex in a firetruck.

Santa makes special visit

Santa and Mrs. Claus stop for a photograph before leaving the Sportsplex in a firetruck

Santa and Mrs. Claus stop for a photograph before leaving the Sportsplex in a firetruck.
Students at Raft River Elementary School outdo themselves during Christmas concert on Thursday evening

SLIDESHOW: Raft River Xmas concert 2015

Students at Raft River Elementary School outdo themselves during Christmas concert on Thursday evening, Dec. 17

Students at Raft River Elementary School outdo themselves during Christmas concert on Thursday evening
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Christmas story contest challenges youngsters

Astrid Ludwig and Reid Muddiman win the top prizes in Clearwater Times' competition

  • Dec 15, 2015
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Santa visits the children of Blue River.

Santa visits Blue River

The annual tradition of Santa visiting the children of Blue River continued on Tuesday Dec. 8

Santa visits the children of Blue River.
Evan Colborne gets helping hands from dad Brett Colborne as she puts a star on top of a tree being decorated by Girl Guides during the annual Christmas Tree Light-Up at the Wells Gray Infocentre on Sunday evening

SLIDESHOW: Christmas Tree Light-Up 2015

Clearwater Rotary Club hosts annual Christmas Tree Light-Up at Wells Gray Infocentre on Sunday evening, Dec. 6

Evan Colborne gets helping hands from dad Brett Colborne as she puts a star on top of a tree being decorated by Girl Guides during the annual Christmas Tree Light-Up at the Wells Gray Infocentre on Sunday evening
Chelsea Lahaie and Trina Gregson perform with the North Thompson Strings during a community concert held Dec. 5 in Dutch Lake Centre to benefit Clearwater and District Food Bank.

SLIDESHOW: Community Christmas Concert

Multiple talents perform during annual community Xmas concert on Dec. 5 to benefit the food bank

Chelsea Lahaie and Trina Gregson perform with the North Thompson Strings during a community concert held Dec. 5 in Dutch Lake Centre to benefit Clearwater and District Food Bank.
Members of the Star skaters group at Raft Mountain Skate Club perform to 'Jingle Bell Rock' during the club's Christmas Exhibition on Friday evening

SLIDESHOW: Christmas skate show 2015

Members of Raft Mountain Skate Club perform during annual Christmas Exhibition on Friday evening, Dec. 4

  • Dec 8, 2015
Members of the Star skaters group at Raft Mountain Skate Club perform to 'Jingle Bell Rock' during the club's Christmas Exhibition on Friday evening
Instructor Courtney Johnson makes her point during a dance recital in Clearwater.

SLIDESHOW: Clearwater’s dancers show their skills

New dance program in Clearwater holds recital at Clearwater Secondary School on Thursday evening

Instructor Courtney Johnson makes her point during a dance recital in Clearwater.
Two people hug on the platform of the Avola railway station. No names or dates have been given. The station no longer exists.

Valley Voices – North Thompson railroading: 100 years ago

The Nov. 24, 1915, Kamloops Standard announced the first through transcontinental train along the Canadian Northern Railway

  • Nov 29, 2015
Two people hug on the platform of the Avola railway station. No names or dates have been given. The station no longer exists.
Rev. Lloyd Strickland

SLIDESHOW: Clearwater Remembrance Day 2015

A large crowd braves sometimes rainy weather to take part in the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies at the cenotaph

Rev. Lloyd Strickland
A photo labelled 'Thompson Crossing

Valley Voices: Living conditions for railroad workers

Part five in a series celebrating 100 years of railroading history in the North Thompson Valley

A photo labelled 'Thompson Crossing