Clearwater

Oxeye daisies look pretty, but they are an invasive species throughout the TNRD. (Photo credit: Pixabay/Wikimedia images)

Clinton and Clearwater among five communities joining invasive plant program

Residents now have free access to resources, including consultation and removal of invasive plants

 

A map from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows the snowpack levels throughout the province as of May 1, 2022. (Photo credit: B.C. River Forecast Centre)

Colder than usual spring temperatures increase flood risks

Above-average snowpacks in many regions could lead to flooding if weather heats up fast

 

A wildfire sparked Monday morning fueled concerns about a lack of initial attack teams in the area. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Clearwater to lose permanent local B.C. Wildfire Service members as blaze burns

BC Wildfire Service said crews will be stationed in Kamloops

 

Jamie Iwaschuk rides his snowmobile in Blue River. (Zac Oh photo)

Ski-Doo funds Blue River Powder Packer Society caribou watch

The local organization received $5,000 from Ski-Doo P.A.S.S.

Jamie Iwaschuk rides his snowmobile in Blue River. (Zac Oh photo)
BC Hydro investigating coommunity-wide power outage in Clearwater. (BC Hydro)

Update: ‘Severe water restrictions’ in effect for Clearwater, following power outage

BC Hydro crews hope to make temporary repairs by late afternoon

BC Hydro investigating coommunity-wide power outage in Clearwater. (BC Hydro)
The U15 Clearwater Icehawks with coaches Dan von Hollen and Craig Shook won the 2021-22 championship in 100 Mile House this weekend. (Submitted photo)

Ending the season with a hat trick

3 teams win championship games

  • Mar 17, 2022
The U15 Clearwater Icehawks with coaches Dan von Hollen and Craig Shook won the 2021-22 championship in 100 Mile House this weekend. (Submitted photo)
From left: Councillor Lucy Taylor, Councillor Barry Banford, Councillor Bill Haring, Mayor Merlin Blackwell, Councillor Lynne Frizzle, Councillor Lyle Mackenzie and Councillor Shelley Sim. (District of Clearwater photo)

Council considers 5% increase

Councillors deliberate on proposed budget

From left: Councillor Lucy Taylor, Councillor Barry Banford, Councillor Bill Haring, Mayor Merlin Blackwell, Councillor Lynne Frizzle, Councillor Lyle Mackenzie and Councillor Shelley Sim. (District of Clearwater photo)
Interior of new home construction. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Proposed DCC rates could increase cost of new homes in Clearwater

Clearwater’s DCC bylaw could just another $10,000 if an updated bylaw is approved.

Interior of new home construction. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Ashcroft Hospital and Health site (Journal files)

TNRD frustrated with lack of communication from Interior Health Authority

Board members were taken off guard after announcement of change to health care services

Ashcroft Hospital and Health site (Journal files)
Cross-country skis rest stuck in the snow in front of Wells Gray Outdoors Club’s cabin next to the Candle Creek Trails. The trails and many parts of Clearwater could get another thick layer of snow this weekend. (File photo)

UPDATE: Snowfall weather alert issued for North Thompson changed to winter warning

Communities wihtin the North Thompson could see up to 30 cm this weekend

Cross-country skis rest stuck in the snow in front of Wells Gray Outdoors Club’s cabin next to the Candle Creek Trails. The trails and many parts of Clearwater could get another thick layer of snow this weekend. (File photo)
Customers come and go from the Buy-Low in Clearwater on Friday afternoon, Nov. 19, without the lineups seen at grocery stores in some other locations earlier in the week. (Keith McNeill photo - The Times).

Buy-Low Foods still fairly well stocked

Clearwater store not facing same problems as larger centres

  • Nov 19, 2021
Customers come and go from the Buy-Low in Clearwater on Friday afternoon, Nov. 19, without the lineups seen at grocery stores in some other locations earlier in the week. (Keith McNeill photo - The Times).
2021 Clearwater Secondary School boy’s soccer team. Back from l-r: Coach Ryan Wilkes, Matthew Lavigne, Tyson Von Hollen, Alex Von Hollen, Lucas Taniguti, Serfie Gontcharov, Kalan Priede, Owen Sim, Corwin Schieck, Soren Coates, Coach Barb Coates. Front from l-r: Reid Muddiman, Theron McLarty, Mason Streadwick, Jaden Phillips, Danny Gontcharov, Jackson Graffunder, Evan Cooke, Devin Holland, Blaise Schieck, Torin Murray (Submitted)

Clearwater Secondary School boy’s soccer team in provincial games for first time

The provincial games are from Nov. 2 to 5 in Burnaby

  • Oct 28, 2021
2021 Clearwater Secondary School boy’s soccer team. Back from l-r: Coach Ryan Wilkes, Matthew Lavigne, Tyson Von Hollen, Alex Von Hollen, Lucas Taniguti, Serfie Gontcharov, Kalan Priede, Owen Sim, Corwin Schieck, Soren Coates, Coach Barb Coates. Front from l-r: Reid Muddiman, Theron McLarty, Mason Streadwick, Jaden Phillips, Danny Gontcharov, Jackson Graffunder, Evan Cooke, Devin Holland, Blaise Schieck, Torin Murray (Submitted)
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TNRD considers vaccine mandate for staff, volunteers

Directors question whether they would also be included in the proposed mandate

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Presley Wicks squeezed the puck under Tristan Cool’s right pad during a drill during minor hockey development at the North Thompson Sportsplex on Friday. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Minor hockey season underway in Clearwater

Presley Wicks squeezed the puck under Tristan Cool’s right pad during a…

Presley Wicks squeezed the puck under Tristan Cool’s right pad during a drill during minor hockey development at the North Thompson Sportsplex on Friday. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
RCMP seek the public's help in locating Daniel Ritchie. (RCMP)

Police seek public’s help in finding pipeline worker after rental truck found near Clearwater

Daniel Ritchie’s rental truck was found off Dunn Lake Road and he was last heard of on Oct. 13.

RCMP seek the public's help in locating Daniel Ritchie. (RCMP)
RCMP seek the public's help in locating Daniel Ritchie. (RCMP)

Police seek public’s help in finding pipeline worker after rental truck found near Clearwater

Daniel Ritchie’s rental truck was found off Dunn Lake Road and he was last heard of on Oct. 13.

RCMP seek the public's help in locating Daniel Ritchie. (RCMP)
Frank Caputo of the federal Conservative Party. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Update: Conservatives maintain hold on Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Candidate Frank Caputo ahead of NDP by more than 9,000 votes to succeed Cathy McLeod

Frank Caputo of the federal Conservative Party. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Jesse McCormick, Liberal

Liberal Party: Jesse McCormick

What will you do specifically for rural communities? I was raised in…

  • Sep 20, 2021
Jesse McCormick, Liberal
An aerial shot of the Bonaparte Lake area on the morning of Aug. 23. (BC Wildfire Service)
An aerial shot of the Bonaparte Lake area on the morning of Aug. 23. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Sparks Lake wildfire grew to the northeast over the weekend causing properties from Darfield to McLure, as well as the District of Barriere, to be on evacuation alert. (Screenshot / BC Wildfire Service dashboard)

Overnight rain in Interior welcomed, not enough to stop wildfire behaviour

Precipitation slowed down growth of fires and helped crews to manage and establish guards

The Sparks Lake wildfire grew to the northeast over the weekend causing properties from Darfield to McLure, as well as the District of Barriere, to be on evacuation alert. (Screenshot / BC Wildfire Service dashboard)