Keith McNeill

Curtis (no last name given)

SLIDESHOW: Results from Blue River cross-country ski races

Youngsters receive their prizes during awards luncheon at Mike Wiegele Heli-ski Lodge

Curtis (no last name given)

Census figures show no growth for North Thompson Valley

The population of the North Thompson Valley has, at best, held its own over the past five years

Curtis Farrow

Kids have fun at Andy Aufschnaiter ski race in Blue River

About 100 youngsters from Blue River, Vavenby, Raft River and Barriere elementary schools participated

Curtis Farrow
Barriere’s Missy Kjellstrom (#24) kicks off at the start of the Grade 3 girls race during the Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial cross-country ski races in Blue River on Thursday

All alone at the finish

Winning at the Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial cross-country ski races in Blue River Feb. 16

Barriere’s Missy Kjellstrom (#24) kicks off at the start of the Grade 3 girls race during the Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial cross-country ski races in Blue River on Thursday
Lily Dulaba narrowly beats out Cleo Coates to win first place in her grade division during the Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial races.

SLIDESHOW: Blue River cross-country ski races – Part two

Second of three-part series telling about annual Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial event held Thursday, Feb. 16

Lily Dulaba narrowly beats out Cleo Coates to win first place in her grade division during the Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial races.
Blue River's Charlie Guinn powers around the course  to win first place in his grade division during the Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial races. Nearly 100 students from Blue River

SLIDESHOW: Blue River cross-country ski races – Part three

Third part of report on Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial cross-country ski races held Feb. 16 in Blue River

Blue River's Charlie Guinn powers around the course  to win first place in his grade division during the Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial races. Nearly 100 students from Blue River
Boys take off from start as nearly 100 youngsters from Blue River

SLIDESHOW: Blue River cross-country ski races – Part one

early 100 youngsters gather in Blue River for annual Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial cross-country ski raceS on Thursday, Feb. 16

Boys take off from start as nearly 100 youngsters from Blue River
Cables stabilize a car balanced on a rock above the North Thompson River.

Great team effort by all on scene

Cables stabilize a car balanced on a rock above the North Thompson River.

Cables stabilize a car balanced on a rock above the North Thompson River.
Graph shows the decline of Wells Gray Park’s southern herds since the B.C. government began to institute its environmental deregulation policies in 2002.

Goward lukewarm about caribou recovery plan

Naturalist and lichenologist a longtime critic of the government’s attempts to help the caribou survive

Graph shows the decline of Wells Gray Park’s southern herds since the B.C. government began to institute its environmental deregulation policies in 2002.
Barriere’s Steve Rainer and Mary MacLennan look as if they’re ready to pillage in style as they take part in the annual Wells Gray Birchleg along the Candle Creek cross-country ski trails in Clearwater on Saturday

Vikings raid Candle Creek

The annual Wells Gray Birchleg held on the Candle Creek cross-country ski trails in Clearwater

Barriere’s Steve Rainer and Mary MacLennan look as if they’re ready to pillage in style as they take part in the annual Wells Gray Birchleg along the Candle Creek cross-country ski trails in Clearwater on Saturday
Brett Turcotte roars past during a snowmobile race.

Turcotte wins silver at Winter X Games

Clearwater’s own Brett Turcotte won a silver medal a week ago Sunday

Brett Turcotte roars past during a snowmobile race.
Mini-Vikings Kurt (l) and Karl Lundsbye of 100 Mile House take a break from pillaging along the Candle Creek cross-country ski trails on Saturday to wave their spear and battle-axe around. They were taking part in the annual Birchleg event

SLIDESHOW: Vikings pillage again!

More than 50 Norse marauders raid along the Candle Creek cross-country ski trails during Wells Gray Birchleg 2017

Mini-Vikings Kurt (l) and Karl Lundsbye of 100 Mile House take a break from pillaging along the Candle Creek cross-country ski trails on Saturday to wave their spear and battle-axe around. They were taking part in the annual Birchleg event
Ashlynne Sunderman (l) battles for the puck with Lyle Mackenzie during the Clearwater Minor Hockey alumni game at the Sportsplex on Saturday evening. A good-sized crowd turned out for the event

Alumni take part in Minor Hockey Week

A good-sized crowd turned out for the event, which raised almost $300 for the association

Ashlynne Sunderman (l) battles for the puck with Lyle Mackenzie during the Clearwater Minor Hockey alumni game at the Sportsplex on Saturday evening. A good-sized crowd turned out for the event
Whisky-jacks or gray jays feed from a woman’s hand in Manning Park.

Good choice made for Canada’s national bird

Gray jays are highly intelligent, social, and utterly fearless (perhaps too much so, in some cases)

Whisky-jacks or gray jays feed from a woman’s hand in Manning Park.
Clearwater residents Lois and Bill Van Damme enjoy coffee at the new Tim Hortons restaurant in Clearwater shortly after it opened on Sunday morning

UPDATE: New Tim Hortons opens in Clearwater

After several delays and setbacks, a new Tim Hortons restaurant opens in Clearwater near the roundabout on Highway 5

Clearwater residents Lois and Bill Van Damme enjoy coffee at the new Tim Hortons restaurant in Clearwater shortly after it opened on Sunday morning

North Thompson assessments show small increase

District of Barriere property assessments typically changed from zero per cent to +15 per cent.

Little Fort fire department and community hall receiving more TNRD support support

There are 157 residences in the fire protection and community hall service areas.

Police tape bars access to a burned out trailer in Mountainview Trailer Park on Friday morning following a fire the previous evening. A 61-year-old woman died in the blaze.

61-year-old woman dies in Blackpool fire

A 61-year-old woman died during a fire at Mountainview Trailer Park on Thursday evening, Dec. 1

Police tape bars access to a burned out trailer in Mountainview Trailer Park on Friday morning following a fire the previous evening. A 61-year-old woman died in the blaze.

School enrolments show an increase in SD73

Enrolment at North Thompson schools is up by about 1.6 per cent this year

Dignitaries hold a $3.56 million cheque made out to Yellowhead Community Services for a new apartment building to be built in Clearwater. Pictured are (l-r) Mayor John Harwood

Funding for affordable housing

The provincial government gives Yellowhead Community Services nearly $3.6 million to help construct a new 26-unit apartment building

Dignitaries hold a $3.56 million cheque made out to Yellowhead Community Services for a new apartment building to be built in Clearwater. Pictured are (l-r) Mayor John Harwood