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Clearwater Crusher Nick McInnes makes the catch to force out a Prince George Timberwolves player at first base. They were taking part in the provincial championships in Clearwater last weekend. Clearwater won the U18 event and placed third in U14C.

SLIDESHOW: Softball provincials 2015

Clearwater Crushers win U18 gold and Clearwater Hitmen take home U14 bronze as community hosts provincial championships for the fourth year

Clearwater Crusher Nick McInnes makes the catch to force out a Prince George Timberwolves player at first base. They were taking part in the provincial championships in Clearwater last weekend. Clearwater won the U18 event and placed third in U14C.
Boys (l-r) Wyatt Streek

SLIDESHOW: Clearwater celebrates Canada Day

Good-sized crowd gathers at Dutch Lake beach on July 1 to celebrate Canada Day

Boys (l-r) Wyatt Streek
Members of Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department spray water into a trailer on fire in Dutch Lake Trailer Park during the night of July 8/9. No one was home at the time of the blaze and there were no injuries. Cause is still under investigation.

SLIDESHOW: Fire guts Clearwater trailer

No on injured when fire sweeps through home in Dutch Lake Trailer Park before midnight on July 8. Cause not yet determined

Members of Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department spray water into a trailer on fire in Dutch Lake Trailer Park during the night of July 8/9. No one was home at the time of the blaze and there were no injuries. Cause is still under investigation.
A helicopter uses a bambi-type bucket to drop water in an effort to control a fire north of Vavenby on Saturday afternoon

Forest burns north of Vavenby

What was a small forest fire spotted north of Vavenby on Saturday afternoon has grown quickly

A helicopter uses a bambi-type bucket to drop water in an effort to control a fire north of Vavenby on Saturday afternoon
Margo Venema enjoys the glacier lily bloom in the meadows on Trophy Mountain recently with four-legged companion Lily.

Glacier lilies bloom early

The lilies have bloomed several weeks earlier than usual this year, possibly due to a relatively mild winter and spring

Margo Venema enjoys the glacier lily bloom in the meadows on Trophy Mountain recently with four-legged companion Lily.
(L-r) Cindy Wilgosh

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

Clearwater and area organizers hold event at Dutch Lake Community Centre

(L-r) Cindy Wilgosh
Delegates attending BC Community Forests Association's annual general meeting and convention gather at Clearwater ski hill for a banquet on Friday evening

Clearwater hosts community forests meeting

Representatives from community forests all over B.C. gathered in Clearwater

Delegates attending BC Community Forests Association's annual general meeting and convention gather at Clearwater ski hill for a banquet on Friday evening

Recycling services continue at TNRD facilities despite strike

The TNRD recycling pickup service in Electoral Area “B” (Blue River and Avola) will continue

Registration now open for summer school

School District 73 will offer summer school courses at NorKam Secondary from June 29 to July 23

A tree near Clearwater Fire Hall shows marks left by a lightening strike on May 27. District of Clearwater has since removed the tree.

Tree sees two centuries of Clearwater’s history

On Wednesday afternoon, May 27, 2015, an old tree by the Clearwater Fire Hall was hit by lightening.

A tree near Clearwater Fire Hall shows marks left by a lightening strike on May 27. District of Clearwater has since removed the tree.
Hospital trail opens  (L-r) Mayor John Harwood

Hospital trail opens

Hospital Rim Trail officially opened on Friday, June 12

  • Jun 17, 2015
Hospital trail opens  (L-r) Mayor John Harwood

SLIDESHOW: CSS Grad 2015

A total of 46 students receive their scrolls during graduation ceremonies at Clearwater Secondary School on June 5

  • Jun 11, 2015
Clearwater Secondary School valedictorians for 2015 Reid Rebinsky (l) and Justin Sutherland give their address during the school’s commencement ceremonies on Friday evening

Valedictorians give a summary of the past and advice for the future

The purpose of our speech is to recollect our high school memories and take what we have learned to help us be successful

Clearwater Secondary School valedictorians for 2015 Reid Rebinsky (l) and Justin Sutherland give their address during the school’s commencement ceremonies on Friday evening
Photo above shows a view of Canim Waterfalls that's located close to Canim Lake along the road from Clearwater to 100 Mile House.  A trail marker along the road and a small parking lot marks the spot. The hike in is posted as being 1 km.

Hiking the trails

A view of Canim Waterfalls that's located close to Canim Lake

Photo above shows a view of Canim Waterfalls that's located close to Canim Lake along the road from Clearwater to 100 Mile House.  A trail marker along the road and a small parking lot marks the spot. The hike in is posted as being 1 km.
Photo shows the mail car (l) where Mr. Stout was on duty as the Express Messenger. Missing is the tender carrying fuel oil and water which uncoupled and was thrown to the far side of the train. Engine 5123 was unmanned when the engineer jumped to the right and the fireman was found to the left crushed under the tender. The observation car at the rear of the first passenger train was empty at the time of the crash. Most passengers had walked forward to the dining car and five others jumped to escape. Records indicate three were killed and 35 injured.

Valley Voice Train wreck claims three, injures 35 – part 2

Avola train wreck - A re-enactment – Thursday, May 28, 1942, 3:52 p.m. continues;

  • May 27, 2015
Photo shows the mail car (l) where Mr. Stout was on duty as the Express Messenger. Missing is the tender carrying fuel oil and water which uncoupled and was thrown to the far side of the train. Engine 5123 was unmanned when the engineer jumped to the right and the fireman was found to the left crushed under the tender. The observation car at the rear of the first passenger train was empty at the time of the crash. Most passengers had walked forward to the dining car and five others jumped to escape. Records indicate three were killed and 35 injured.
Early childhood educator Keli Bjorkman (l) leads the children at Building Blocks Daycare with their singing during a Mother's Day tea held recently.

Daycare students host tea for mothers and grandmothers

Children at Building Blocks Daycare hosted an afternoon tea for their mothers and grandmothers.

  • May 27, 2015
Early childhood educator Keli Bjorkman (l) leads the children at Building Blocks Daycare with their singing during a Mother's Day tea held recently.
CNR Number 6058 was the engine pulling the first train. A mountain class 4-8-2 locomotive

Valley Voices: Avola train wreck

One steam train runs into the back of another stopped for water in 1942

CNR Number 6058 was the engine pulling the first train. A mountain class 4-8-2 locomotive
Laura-Ann Farquharson

A Lutheran, an Anglican, and a United walk into a church

The Church of St Paul, a parish with a Lutheran pastor and a mixed Anglican and United Church congregation, is an ecumenical shared ministry

Laura-Ann Farquharson
Times editor Keith McNeill gets ready for a training ride with longtime North Thompson resident Jean Nelson recently. The pair plan to cycle from Toronto to Ottawa soon to promote a petition on global warming. Nelson was Mrs. Chatelaine in 1970 and the former chair of School District 26 (North Thompson).

Clearwater residents to cycle for global warming petition

Carbon fee- and-dividend is a proposed method to control human-caused global warming

Times editor Keith McNeill gets ready for a training ride with longtime North Thompson resident Jean Nelson recently. The pair plan to cycle from Toronto to Ottawa soon to promote a petition on global warming. Nelson was Mrs. Chatelaine in 1970 and the former chair of School District 26 (North Thompson).
Clearwater fire chief Mike Smith and two boys ride on the front bumper of one of the department's firetrucks during the May Day parade on Saturday

SLIDESHOW: May Day parade 2015

Clearwater and area residents gather for annual parade from Capostinsky Park to Raft River Elementary School

Clearwater fire chief Mike Smith and two boys ride on the front bumper of one of the department's firetrucks during the May Day parade on Saturday