Stephanie Hagenaars

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Police seek public’s help in finding missing man after rental truck found near Dunn Lake Road

Daniel Ritchie’s rental truck was last heard of on Oct. 13.

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Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. File photo

Clearwater emergency department closed over weekend due to staffing shortages

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital emergency department closed 4 p.m. Oct. 15

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. File photo
Total cumulative COVID-19 cases from January 2020 to September 2021. The North Thompson LHa has seen 46 COVID-19 cases in this time period. (BC Centres for Disease Control)

Four new COVID-19 cases in North Thompson LHA as numbers continue to rise across Interior

The recent numbers bring the total to eight since the beginning of August

Total cumulative COVID-19 cases from January 2020 to September 2021. The North Thompson LHa has seen 46 COVID-19 cases in this time period. (BC Centres for Disease Control)
The Tiny House Warriors protest group painted the streets, put up signs and blocked off logging trucks as they made their way from a worker’s camp in Blue River on Sept. 15. Red dresses were also hung at the camp to represent the hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. An alleged violent altercation between THW members and Trans Mountain workers broke out later in the day, leading to injuries and arrests. (@KanahusFreedom/Twitter)

TNRD director calls on Premier to take action against Tiny House Warriors group

A alleged violent altercation on Sept. 15 led the director to suggest reaching out to the province again

The Tiny House Warriors protest group painted the streets, put up signs and blocked off logging trucks as they made their way from a worker’s camp in Blue River on Sept. 15. Red dresses were also hung at the camp to represent the hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. An alleged violent altercation between THW members and Trans Mountain workers broke out later in the day, leading to injuries and arrests. (@KanahusFreedom/Twitter)
Indigenous Elders and community leaders and members sing an honour song. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Clearwater honours first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Ceremonies were held on Sept. 30 to recognize Orange Shirt Day, as well as the 215 residential school graves in Kamloops

Indigenous Elders and community leaders and members sing an honour song. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic at Evraz Place in Regina on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Mark Taylor/The Canadian Press)

Vaccination rates continue slow rise in North Thompson LHA

Interior Health vaccination clinics will be closed Thursday, Sept. 30

A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic at Evraz Place in Regina on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Mark Taylor/The Canadian Press)
Overall, students who took part in Student Vote Canada "elected" NDP Bill Sundhu over Conservative Frank Caputo. (Student Vote Canada)

Students in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo ‘elect’ NDP Bill Sundhu

The Student Vote Canada program sees NDP candidate take riding over Conservative Frank Caputo by 165 votes

Overall, students who took part in Student Vote Canada "elected" NDP Bill Sundhu over Conservative Frank Caputo. (Student Vote Canada)
Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)

Province to lift open burning ban in Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and 3 open fires allowed everywhere within the Kamloops Fire Centre on Friday

Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)
Jesse McCormick is the Liberal Candiate for the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo for the 2021 federal election. (Photo submitted)

Jesse McCormick led Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates in Facebook spending

After ballots were counted on election night, McCormick was in third place after NDP’s Bill Sundhu and the Conservative’s Frank Caputo

Jesse McCormick is the Liberal Candiate for the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo for the 2021 federal election. (Photo submitted)
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)
The Kamloops Local Health Area reported a record 270 cases from Sept. 5 to Sept. 11, while the North Thompson LHA reported four more cases. (BC Centres for Disease Control)

Kamloops LHA sees record-breaking number of new cases

270 new cases were recorded from Sept. 5 to Sept. 11, while four new cases were reported in the North Thompson LHA

The Kamloops Local Health Area reported a record 270 cases from Sept. 5 to Sept. 11, while the North Thompson LHA reported four more cases. (BC Centres for Disease Control)
Barriere RCMP are seeking the arrest of Trevor James Richardson in relation to the allege theft of a dead person’s property. (Barriere RCMP)
Barriere RCMP are seeking the arrest of Trevor James Richardson in relation to the allege theft of a dead person’s property. (Barriere RCMP)
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)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (File photo)

Rural B.C. emergency room to close overnight for days as staffing shortages plague hospital

Ambulances will take patients to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (File photo)
Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., April 14, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward

Clearwater woman to get hearing after renewal for home insurance denied due to medical marijuana

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal member Jessica Derynck on July 29 denied an application by the respondents to have Lorelei Rogers’ complaint dismissed.

Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., April 14, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward
A group of kayakers make their way down the Clearwater River from the Kettle put-in area for an event for the Clearwater Kayak Festival held Aug. 7 to 9. Paddlers from all over gathered in Clearwater for the weekend festivities that included camping, live music, yoga and of course, whitewater kayaking. One paddler braved the rapids to perch himself on a rock to take photos of the paddlers as they went by. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

Kayaking the Clearwater River

A group of kayakers make their way down the Clearwater River from…

A group of kayakers make their way down the Clearwater River from the Kettle put-in area for an event for the Clearwater Kayak Festival held Aug. 7 to 9. Paddlers from all over gathered in Clearwater for the weekend festivities that included camping, live music, yoga and of course, whitewater kayaking. One paddler braved the rapids to perch himself on a rock to take photos of the paddlers as they went by. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
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)
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UPDATE: Evacuation alert in the District of Barriere rescinded

The notice is effective as of 8 a.m.

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Sparks Lake wildfire on July 12, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service)

Properties in TNRD, District of Barriere on evacuation alert due to Sparks Lake wildfire

The out-of-control wildfire is now estimated to be over 90,000 hectares

Sparks Lake wildfire on July 12, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service)
Smoke from nearby fires mixed with a colourful sunset created a wispy texture in the sky Thursday night (Aug 12). (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

Wildfire near Raft River classified as ‘being held’

The fire is estimated to be 582 hectares in size

Smoke from nearby fires mixed with a colourful sunset created a wispy texture in the sky Thursday night (Aug 12). (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)