Clearwater

Mike Wiegele died July 15, 2021, at age 82. (Mike Wiegele's Helicopter Skiing / Facebook)

Mike Wiegele, Blue River heli-skiing industry legend, dies at age 82

“He had an unparalleled passion for skiing (and) was a fearless entrepreneur.”

 

North Thompson residents can expect smokey skies and hot temperatures this week, July 12 to 15. The skyline was smoky as seen from Adams Lake on Saturday, July 10. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

North Thompson heads into ‘less aggressive’ heat wave, smoky skies to kick off work week

Clearwater and Barriere areas under heat warning, special air quality statement

 

The North Thompson is now under a severe thunderstorm warning. (Screenshot / Environment Canada)

UPDATE: North Thompson under severe thunderstorm warning

The earlier watch for interior regions was upgraded into a warning Wednesday afternoon.

 

Storm clouds moved into the Cariboo region Tuesday night, setting the area up for a soaking throughout Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1. (David Fait photo)

North Thompson Valley under severe thunderstorm watch

The area is also under a heat warning with an air quality statement.

Storm clouds moved into the Cariboo region Tuesday night, setting the area up for a soaking throughout Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1. (David Fait photo)
Many areas in B.C. are under a heat warning, storm watch or air quality statement. (Screenshot / Environment Canada)

North Thompson Valley under severe thunderstorm watch

The area is also under a heat warning with an air quality statement.

Many areas in B.C. are under a heat warning, storm watch or air quality statement. (Screenshot / Environment Canada)
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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for the North Thompson

Special weather statement follows warning of daytime highs of 29 to 38 C for the area

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This dusty truck was bright and white once again after Devin Green and the Clearwater Secondary Students were done. The graduating class of 2021 held a car wash as a fundraiser Saturday. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
This dusty truck was bright and white once again after Devin Green and the Clearwater Secondary Students were done. The graduating class of 2021 held a car wash as a fundraiser Saturday. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Ian and Roger Nadeau are shown in front of one of their Thompson Valley Charters coaches. (TVC photo)

Hwy 5 Kamloops to Edmonton bus run delayed until May 20

Thompson Valley Charters delays start of new route to abide by BC Health travel advisory

Ian and Roger Nadeau are shown in front of one of their Thompson Valley Charters coaches. (TVC photo)
Carlos Sigurnjak went missing about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, according to a Facebook post by his family. (Facebook/Carlos Sigurnjak profile)

UPDATE: Clearwater RCMP find missing man from Kelowna

Sigurnjak was found just before 2 p.m. April 8 by a passerby.

Carlos Sigurnjak went missing about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, according to a Facebook post by his family. (Facebook/Carlos Sigurnjak profile)
The Thomas family. From l-r: Parker's mom, Krista, sister, Morgan, Parker, brother, Harris and dad, Scott. (YouTube video screenshot)

Clearwater’s Parker Thomas wants to be a YouTube star, and you can help

In just a few days, the video has been viewed over 5,500 times

The Thomas family. From l-r: Parker's mom, Krista, sister, Morgan, Parker, brother, Harris and dad, Scott. (YouTube video screenshot)
Ian and Roger Nadeau are shown in front of one of their Thompson Valley Charters coaches. (TVC photo)

Bus from Kamloops to Edmonton coming through North Thompson starting May 3

Stops along the way will include Barriere, Clearwater, Blue River, and Valemount

Ian and Roger Nadeau are shown in front of one of their Thompson Valley Charters coaches. (TVC photo)
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod. (File photo)

MP Cathy McLeod not seeking re-election

After 12 years as MP, McLeod is looking to write a new chapter

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod. (File photo)
Luke Lavigne of Clearwater is the 2020 recipient of the North Thompson Communities Foundation’s Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary, and is shown here on Jan. 23 receiving the $1,500 cheque from NTCF treasurer Cheryl Thomas. (NTCF Facebook photo)

Clearwater’s Luke Lavigne awarded Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary

Congratulations to Luke Lavigne of Clearwater, B.C., on the successful completion of…

Luke Lavigne of Clearwater is the 2020 recipient of the North Thompson Communities Foundation’s Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary, and is shown here on Jan. 23 receiving the $1,500 cheque from NTCF treasurer Cheryl Thomas. (NTCF Facebook photo)
Tutor Norma Briginshaw and Joanne Craig work with their iPads at the Blind Bay Cyber Seniors program in 2018. (Submitted photo)

Seniors group recommends website to members with tech issues

The Wells Gray Country Seniors Society (WGCSS) has run a program called “Cyber Seniors” since 2015.

Tutor Norma Briginshaw and Joanne Craig work with their iPads at the Blind Bay Cyber Seniors program in 2018. (Submitted photo)
Clearwater’s new cannabis store, Interior Cannabis Company, opened its doors on July 20. Pictured, budtender Tianna Weniger, and owner Ben Minci run the shop on July 30. Photo by Jaime Polmateer

New cannabis shop does well in first weeks

Clearwater’s first cannabis shop, the Interior Cannabis Company, is doing well in its first few weeks of operation.

Clearwater’s new cannabis store, Interior Cannabis Company, opened its doors on July 20. Pictured, budtender Tianna Weniger, and owner Ben Minci run the shop on July 30. Photo by Jaime Polmateer
New taskforce looking to diversify Clearwater economy

New taskforce looking to diversify Clearwater economy

Group is entrusted to provide DOC council with advice on a new economic development strategy

New taskforce looking to diversify Clearwater economy
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary member, Marg Anderson, socially distances from people and bugs during the auxiliary’s June meeting, which was held in a member’s backyard. Photo submitted

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary update

Group swears in new executive members

  • Jul 26, 2020
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary member, Marg Anderson, socially distances from people and bugs during the auxiliary’s June meeting, which was held in a member’s backyard. Photo submitted
Lilly Traupe (left), Christine Kempter, Eric Hernandez and Hazel Crawford enjoyed the sunny morning on Saturday at the Clearwater Market. The foursome was representing the Dixon Creek Farm for the first time at the market. Located just a few minutes outside of Barriere, Traupe said they usually just attend the Barriere market, but considering they have extra produce this year, they thought they’d give them both a try. Photo by Stephanie Hagenaars

Clearwater Farmer’s Market sees some new faces

Vendors said attendance at market is good despite Covid-19 measures such as social distancing.

Lilly Traupe (left), Christine Kempter, Eric Hernandez and Hazel Crawford enjoyed the sunny morning on Saturday at the Clearwater Market. The foursome was representing the Dixon Creek Farm for the first time at the market. Located just a few minutes outside of Barriere, Traupe said they usually just attend the Barriere market, but considering they have extra produce this year, they thought they’d give them both a try. Photo by Stephanie Hagenaars
Back in Time

Back in Time

Historical Perspective

  • Jul 21, 2020
Back in Time
Road washout could be another blow to tourism in Clearwater

Road washout could be another blow to tourism in Clearwater

Damage to the Clearwater River Road blow to environment, economy and community.

Road washout could be another blow to tourism in Clearwater