Keith McNeill

Barriere’s Evan Rutschke (blue shirt) in active play against Clearwater’s (l-r) Eli Priede and Kiah Phillips during one of five fun soccer games played at Clearwater Secondary last Sunday.  Clearwater will meet Barriere again this Saturday at BSS.

Youth soccer healthy fun

Clearwater Youth Soccer hosted a total of 80 young players from Clearwater and Barriere

Barriere’s Evan Rutschke (blue shirt) in active play against Clearwater’s (l-r) Eli Priede and Kiah Phillips during one of five fun soccer games played at Clearwater Secondary last Sunday.  Clearwater will meet Barriere again this Saturday at BSS.
Four workers dig an archeological pit near the confluence of the Clearwater and North Thompson rivers recently. Pictured are (l-r) Manuel Eustache of Simpcw First Nation

Teams search for archaeological evidence

Archeological surveys in this area in preparation for Kinder Morgan’s plans for Transmountain Pipeline

Four workers dig an archeological pit near the confluence of the Clearwater and North Thompson rivers recently. Pictured are (l-r) Manuel Eustache of Simpcw First Nation
North Thompson Food Action Committee members Susan Garland

Three receive IHA food security awards

Certificates of recognition presented to three North Thompson residents for their work on food security

North Thompson Food Action Committee members Susan Garland
The Reverend Father Paul Simms is the new Roman Catholic priest for the North Thompson Valley

New priest for Valley

The Reverend Father Paul Simms is the new Roman Catholic priest for the North Thompson Valley

The Reverend Father Paul Simms is the new Roman Catholic priest for the North Thompson Valley
Barriere’s Hannah Kershaw turns her horse ‘Vegas’ around the poles during a gymkhana fundraiser to benefit the children of  Clearwater’s Angila Wilson.  The event was put on by the Rodeo Rednecks 4-H Club.

Running poles for a good cause

Young cowgirl from Barriere participates in gymkhana fundraiser

Barriere’s Hannah Kershaw turns her horse ‘Vegas’ around the poles during a gymkhana fundraiser to benefit the children of  Clearwater’s Angila Wilson.  The event was put on by the Rodeo Rednecks 4-H Club.
A crew and an excavator work to put out a fire that started on the weekend near Spahats Falls. Cause was campfires that were not put out properly. The blaze was located near 2.5 km on Road 80 past the former prison camp.

Campfires cause Spahats forest fire

Human foolishness was the cause of a potentially serious fire that started near Spahats Falls

A crew and an excavator work to put out a fire that started on the weekend near Spahats Falls. Cause was campfires that were not put out properly. The blaze was located near 2.5 km on Road 80 past the former prison camp.
Jody Phillips acts as ‘prey’ as she runs to keep from being tagged by Ryan Foisy during the first annual Wells Gray Invitational Man Tracker event held the weekend of July 25 in Clearwater.  A total of 21 prey plus 23 trackers took part

Evading at the Wells Gray Man Tracker

The first annual Wells Gray Invitational Man Tracker event held the weekend of July 25 in Clearwater

Jody Phillips acts as ‘prey’ as she runs to keep from being tagged by Ryan Foisy during the first annual Wells Gray Invitational Man Tracker event held the weekend of July 25 in Clearwater.  A total of 21 prey plus 23 trackers took part

Blue River crash kills one, injures second

A single vehicle crash five km south of Blue River early Saturday morning

Mass murderer David Ennis withdraws parole application

A total of 15,258 signatures — 4,791 on paper and 10,467 online—for a petition to keep Ennis behind bars

Tay Briggs

Upper Clearwater Valley tour looks at land use planning controversy

More than 60 people took part in a tour of Upper Clearwater on Saturday, June 28

Tay Briggs
James Celesta pitches for Barriere’s No Ladder Electrical team during a mixed mites tournament that took place on June 14 and 15 at Capostinsky Park

On the pitcher’s mound at mites tournament

On the pitcher’s mound at mites tournament in Clearwater, B.C.

James Celesta pitches for Barriere’s No Ladder Electrical team during a mixed mites tournament that took place on June 14 and 15 at Capostinsky Park
Doris Laner (l)smiles as geologist  Dr. Cathie Hickson unveils a painting by Laner of Pyramid Mountain. The painting will be raffled off this summer to help pay for celebrations for Wells Gray Park’s 75th anniversary.

painting will be raffled off to help pay for celebrations for Wells Gray Park’s 75th anniversary.

painting will be raffled off to help pay for celebrations for Wells Gray Park’s 75th anniversary.

Doris Laner (l)smiles as geologist  Dr. Cathie Hickson unveils a painting by Laner of Pyramid Mountain. The painting will be raffled off this summer to help pay for celebrations for Wells Gray Park’s 75th anniversary.

Victims’ family seeks help to keep killer behind bars

More names are needed on a petition to keep convicted killer David Shearing (Ennis) in jail

Barriere U8 soccer players (in blue) play in a game against Clearwater June 2

Barriere teams at Footy Festival

Barriere teams play at Clearwater Footy Festival, by attending with five teams for the one day event

Barriere U8 soccer players (in blue) play in a game against Clearwater June 2
The Times photo: by Keith McNeill  A sinkhole looms in the parking lot of Brookfield Mall

A sinkhole appeared in a Clearwater, B.C. parking lot June 3

Sinkhole appears in Brookfield Mall parking lot in Clearwater, B.C. on June 3

The Times photo: by Keith McNeill  A sinkhole looms in the parking lot of Brookfield Mall

Forum seeks healthy forests and healthy communities

About 70 people attended the forum held in Clearwater, B.B.

Teams from Kelowna

Hockey Provincials come to North Thompson Valley

Teams line up during the opening ceremony at the Sportsplex in Clearwater, B.C.

Teams from Kelowna
Mike Wiegele

Wiegele seeks government support for Blue River

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing generates $6 - $7 million per year in taxes

Mike Wiegele
Terry Grant

Man Tracker event planned near Wells Gray Park

first annual Wells Gray Man Tracker Invitational will take place at Nakiska Ranch, July 25 – 27

Terry Grant
Courtenay and Skye Buck

Memorial playground a reality in Clearwater

Raft River Elementary School PAC has won $120,000 from the Aviva Insurance community fund

Courtenay and Skye Buck