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Clearwater Secondary School senior girls volleyball player Annie Whelen goes up for a serve during a game against St. Ann's at the school on Oct. 24. The local team lost both their matches 2-1 against St. Ann's and Barriere.

SLIDESHOW: Senior girls battle St. Ann’s

Clearwater Secondary School senior girls volleyball team takes on St. Ann's Academy in home game on Oct. 27

Clearwater Secondary School senior girls volleyball player Annie Whelen goes up for a serve during a game against St. Ann's at the school on Oct. 24. The local team lost both their matches 2-1 against St. Ann's and Barriere.
Daniel Schuh and his mother

Blue River hosts fall harvest dinner

Close to 100 people enjoyed their choice of turkey, salmon or halibut

Daniel Schuh and his mother
Mirror image  Fall colors along the shore are reflected almost perfectly in the still waters of Dutch Lake late Sunday afternoon

Mirror image

Fall colors along the shore are reflected almost perfectly in the still waters of Dutch Lake late Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4.

  • Oct 13, 2015
Mirror image  Fall colors along the shore are reflected almost perfectly in the still waters of Dutch Lake late Sunday afternoon
Clearwater Elks representative Marnie Burnell (l) presents a $1

Elks help community groups

Bingo proceeds go to skate club, Red Cross and cancer research

Clearwater Elks representative Marnie Burnell (l) presents a $1
Nathan Matthew is once again the chief of Simpcw First Nation.

Nathan Matthew elected chief by acclamation

Name of former chief only one put forward during Simpcw First Nation nomination meeting held Sunday

Nathan Matthew is once again the chief of Simpcw First Nation.

Valley Voices: Money, muscle and machines

Part three in a series celebrating 100 years of railroad history in the North Thompson Valley, 1915 – 2015

  • Sep 16, 2015
Girls learn how to walk on stilts as they take part in first-ever Clearwater Fre-gatta last weekend.

SLIDESHOW: First Fre-Gatta is fun, fun, fun

Clearwater and area residents and visitors take part in a variety of events on Sept. 11 and 12 at Rotary Sports Park

Girls learn how to walk on stilts as they take part in first-ever Clearwater Fre-gatta last weekend.
A rider ropes a calf during the tie-down roping competition at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo in Barriere during the Labor Day weekend.

SLIDESHOW: Rodeo in Barriere 2015

Cowboys and cowgirls participate in rodeo held as part of annual North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo in Barriere during the Labor Day weekend

A rider ropes a calf during the tie-down roping competition at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo in Barriere during the Labor Day weekend.
Chloe Smith competes in the pre-4H market lamb category at the 2015 North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere on the Labour Day weekend.

SLIDESHOW: North Thompson Fall Fair 2015

People of all ages participate in the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere over the Labour Day weekend. Rodeo photos to come

Chloe Smith competes in the pre-4H market lamb category at the 2015 North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere on the Labour Day weekend.
Palestinian-Syrian refugee Abdul Halim Attar sells pens in Beirut

Time to address climate change refugee situation is now here

It was one picture that was worth more than a thousand words

Palestinian-Syrian refugee Abdul Halim Attar sells pens in Beirut
Candus Pelton-Graffunder

SLIDESHOW: Wells Gray Mantracker 2015

Wells Gray Riders host second annual Mantracker event in Upper Clearwater, with special guest Terry Grant

Candus Pelton-Graffunder
Clearwater firefighter Evan Capostinsky pulls a hose as he takes part in informal firefighter games on Thursday evening

SLIDESHOW: Firefighters test their skills

Members of Clearwater and Blue River volunteer fire departments engage in friendly competition at Clearwater firehall

Clearwater firefighter Evan Capostinsky pulls a hose as he takes part in informal firefighter games on Thursday evening
Erika Lundahl leads the way as a group calling itself Road to Athabaska leaves Clearwater on Aug. 21 after staying overnight. Behind her are Kyle Rapp (l) and group organizer Phil Jones. The group is cycling from near Seattle to Fort MacMurray to talk and learn about the tar sands and Trans Mountain's expansion project.

Cyclists explore tar sands and pipeline

Group pedals from near Seattle to Fort MacMurray to talk and learn about tar sands and pipeline expansion

Erika Lundahl leads the way as a group calling itself Road to Athabaska leaves Clearwater on Aug. 21 after staying overnight. Behind her are Kyle Rapp (l) and group organizer Phil Jones. The group is cycling from near Seattle to Fort MacMurray to talk and learn about the tar sands and Trans Mountain's expansion project.
A photo taken from a Yellowhead Helicopter on Friday morning

The gateway to Wells Gray Park

New roundabout in Clearwater slows and smooths traffic flow through the community and highlights the road to Wells Gray Park

A photo taken from a Yellowhead Helicopter on Friday morning
Ian Eakins of Wells Gray Adventures (centre) guides a group to the top of Battle Mountain in Wells Gray Park the weekend before last.

Hike to Battle Mt.

Clearwater area residents plus tourists enjoy trek into the high country of Wells Gray Park

Ian Eakins of Wells Gray Adventures (centre) guides a group to the top of Battle Mountain in Wells Gray Park the weekend before last.
A 1913 catalogue picture is labled 'Solar Transit.' The surveying device measures north

Valley Voices: North Thompson railroad history – the surveyors

From ancient times, the surveyor’s skills have brought civilizations forward

A 1913 catalogue picture is labled 'Solar Transit.' The surveying device measures north
Dylan Vaisnis is all concentration as he colours in a creation during the Children's Art Festival in Clearwater on Aug. 5.

SLIDESHOW: Children’s Art Festival 2015

Youngsters have fun during annual Children's Art Festival at Dutch Lake Community Centre on Aug. 5

Dylan Vaisnis is all concentration as he colours in a creation during the Children's Art Festival in Clearwater on Aug. 5.
Frank Pryce of Kamloops gives the victory sign after doing a roll on Little Pink standing wave during the 2015 Clearwater Kayak Festival. Pryce served as a judge for the rodeo competition.

SLIDESHOW: Clearwater Kayak Festival 2015

Kayakers gather from Kamloops, Prince George, Williams Lake, the Kootenays and elsewhere around the world for annual event

Frank Pryce of Kamloops gives the victory sign after doing a roll on Little Pink standing wave during the 2015 Clearwater Kayak Festival. Pryce served as a judge for the rodeo competition.
Moul Falls in Wells Gray Park.

Rangers lead hike to Moul Falls

"Hike with the Rangers" event held to celebrate Parks Day on July 18

Moul Falls in Wells Gray Park.
Members of the Fairbrother family pose for a photograph at Ferry Road Park in Blackpool. They would like to have it renamed in honor of Harry Fairbrother

Family asks that park be re-named for pioneer

Fairbrother operated the Blackpool Ferry from 1950 to 1970

Members of the Fairbrother family pose for a photograph at Ferry Road Park in Blackpool. They would like to have it renamed in honor of Harry Fairbrother