Keith McNeill

Newborn calf rescued from river

What happened when a newborn Hereford calf fell into the North Thompson River west of Birch Island.

Hospice house at hospital might be a viable option

North Thompson Valley simply does not have the population to support a stand-alone hospice house

 (L-r) Cindy Wilgosh

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day in the North Thompson

30 pavilions, tents and tipis set up in the field at Dutch Lake Community Centre

 (L-r) Cindy Wilgosh
Graph shows that palliative care is the second most common types of case at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater. Statistics indicate the population is not big enough to support a stand-alone hospice house

Report discourages stand-alone hospice house for the North Thompson Valley

At present, there are only four stand-alone hospice houses in Interior Health

Graph shows that palliative care is the second most common types of case at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater. Statistics indicate the population is not big enough to support a stand-alone hospice house
Participants in a rope rescue course put on recently by Wells Gray Search and Rescue prepare to be lowered over a cliff near Blackpool.

Wells Gray SAR hosts rope rescue course

Over 40 participants from across the southern Interior gathered in Clearwater April 24-26

Participants in a rope rescue course put on recently by Wells Gray Search and Rescue prepare to be lowered over a cliff near Blackpool.
Dawn Morrison

Wild Salmon Caravan starts from Clearwater

A small group of individuals is travelling down the North Thompson, Thompson and Fraser rivers

Dawn Morrison
Jordan Lefeuvre of Barriere dives for a try (touchdown) as the North Thompson Spartans battle Kalamalka of Vernon on Thursday. The combined Barriere/Clearwater team lost the semi-final

North Thompson Spartans get second chance

The Spartans, a joint Clearwater/Barriere team, exceeded expectations this season

Jordan Lefeuvre of Barriere dives for a try (touchdown) as the North Thompson Spartans battle Kalamalka of Vernon on Thursday. The combined Barriere/Clearwater team lost the semi-final
Fred Fortier

Fortier new chief of Simpcw First Nation

The band held its elections in late April and Fortier will be sworn in on June 1

Fred Fortier
Barriere’s Brandon Proppe prepares to offload the ball on contact as North Thompson Spartans’ senior team take on Williams Lake during a game at Clearwater Secondary School last Friday. The seniors won 39-0 while the juniors defeated Williams Lake 46-10. The combined Clearwater/Barriere teams are to travel to Williams Lake for more games next Friday.

Spartans take on Williams Lake

North Thompson Spartans’ take on Williams Lake during a game at Clearwater Secondary School

Barriere’s Brandon Proppe prepares to offload the ball on contact as North Thompson Spartans’ senior team take on Williams Lake during a game at Clearwater Secondary School last Friday. The seniors won 39-0 while the juniors defeated Williams Lake 46-10. The combined Clearwater/Barriere teams are to travel to Williams Lake for more games next Friday.
Members of the Writers’ Circle of Clearwater and Area

Writers’ Circle book launch

Collected Works 2014 contains stories, poems, sketches and photographs

Members of the Writers’ Circle of Clearwater and Area
Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association is exploring with other agencies the concept of a mountain bike strategy along the Yellowhead Highway from Barriere to Terrace.

Barriere-to-McBride corridor project makes progress

The Barriere-to-McBride Corridor Pilot concluded on March 31 but it met its original objectives

Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association is exploring with other agencies the concept of a mountain bike strategy along the Yellowhead Highway from Barriere to Terrace.
(Right) Wes Morden dresses as Tevye as he sings If I Were A Rich Man from Fiddler on the Roof while taking part in the Broadway Review

Broadway Review amazes Barriere and Clearwater

Broadway Review, a concert of songs from Broadway musicals put on by North Thompson Communty Chorus

(Right) Wes Morden dresses as Tevye as he sings If I Were A Rich Man from Fiddler on the Roof while taking part in the Broadway Review
Map shows layout of proposed Harper Creek Mine southwest of Vavenby which is located in the North Thompson watershed.  The proposed wet tailings pond drains into Harper Creek

Proposed Harper Creek mine must submit report

Yellowhead Mining estimates mine life at 28 years for the open-pit copper project

Map shows layout of proposed Harper Creek Mine southwest of Vavenby which is located in the North Thompson watershed.  The proposed wet tailings pond drains into Harper Creek

North Thompson Spartans lose to South Kamloops

Team hit the hard rock of reality when they took on South Kamloops Secondary School

Pictured are (l-r) Dr. Mark Walton

Doc Soles no longer sole doc for Clearwater

In fact, he now has four other physicians to help him out in the community

Pictured are (l-r) Dr. Mark Walton
(Top) Members of a joint Clearwater/Barriere senior boys rugby team pose for a photograph. Pictured are (back

Clearwater/Barriere rugby team starts season with a win

They should have known better than to let Clearwater and Barriere join forces

(Top) Members of a joint Clearwater/Barriere senior boys rugby team pose for a photograph. Pictured are (back

Forest service road radio procedures are now changing

Radio communication protocols for forest service roads in the Thompson Rivers Forest District

‘Fast Eddy’ Dostaler gives the shaka

Fast Eddy inspires

'Fast Eddy' Dostaler is unning from Victoria, B.C., to St. John’s, Newfoundland, and then back again

‘Fast Eddy’ Dostaler gives the shaka
The Geopark workshop held in Chu Chua the morning of March 3.

Workshops explore Geopark proposal in North Thompson

Getting Geopark status is seen as less expensive and more achievable than World Heritage status

The Geopark workshop held in Chu Chua the morning of March 3.

Harper Creek copper mine currently undergoing environmental review

Simpcw First Nation negotiating benefits agreement with Yellowhead Mining for proposed Harper Creek copper mine