Stephanie Hagenaars

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UPDATE: Motor vehicle incident reported near McDonald Summit on Highway 24

Emergency crews were called to the scene after a truck and its sole occupant went off the road.

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More properties are under evacuation order from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Emergency Operations Centre in Kamloops due to the Sparks Lake wildfire. (Submitted photo)

More evacuation orders from TNRD due to Sparks Lake wildfire

Properties in the Bonparte Provincial Park area are under an order to evacuate

More properties are under evacuation order from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Emergency Operations Centre in Kamloops due to the Sparks Lake wildfire. (Submitted photo)
Seven properties in TNRD areas "E" and "J" are under an evacuation order. (Submitted photo)

More evacuation orders for Sparks Lake wildfire near Kamloops

TNRD properties in Electoral Areas “E” (Bonaparte Plateau) and “J” (Copper Desert Country) to evacuate

Seven properties in TNRD areas "E" and "J" are under an evacuation order. (Submitted photo)
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.”

Mike Wiegele died July 15, 2021, at age 82. (Mike Wiegele's Helicopter Skiing / Facebook)
A helicopter was seen flying over the Clearwater River with a bucket July 14, the skies very smoky. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

Call a state of emergency over wildfires, Clearwater officials urge B.C. government

Clearwater Mayor Merlin Blackwell is calling on the B.C. government to declare…

A helicopter was seen flying over the Clearwater River with a bucket July 14, the skies very smoky. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
Helmcken Falls is a popular tourist destination in Wells Gray Park. (File photo)

Recovery in tourism will come with re-opened borders, says Wells Gray tourism manager

Government health officials confirmed that B.C. would be entering Phase 3 of…

Helmcken Falls is a popular tourist destination in Wells Gray Park. (File photo)
Another evacuation order has been issued due to the Sparks Lake wildfire. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

Evacuation order issued for areas near Young Lake

The order is for properties in Electoral Areas ‘J’, ‘E’ and ‘O’.

Another evacuation order has been issued due to the Sparks Lake wildfire. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
The evacuation alert currently in effect for properties in TNRD Electoral Area 'E'. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

Evacuation alert issued for properties due to Flat Lake wildfire

The alert is for properties in TNRD Electoral Area “E”

The evacuation alert currently in effect for properties in TNRD Electoral Area 'E'. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
An evacuation alert has been issued in Electoral Areas ‘I’ and ‘J’ (Submitted photo)

Evacuation alert issued for properties near Barnes Lake

Properties in Electoral Areas ‘I’ and ‘J’ are on evacuation alert.

An evacuation alert has been issued in Electoral Areas ‘I’ and ‘J’ (Submitted photo)
An evacuation alert has been issue for five properties near White Rock Lake. (Submitted photo)

Evacuation Alert issued for White Rock Lake area

The alert is for five properties in Electoral Area ‘M’.

An evacuation alert has been issue for five properties near White Rock Lake. (Submitted photo)
One property is under an evacuation order, while two nearby are under an evacuation alert. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

UPDATE: TNRD issues evacuation order, nearby properties on alert, for residences near Momich Lake

The notices are for properties in Electoral Area “O”.

One property is under an evacuation order, while two nearby are under an evacuation alert. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
The evacation alert currently in effect for TNRD Electoral Area ‘E’. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

Evacuation Alert issued for Bonaparte Plateau area

The alert is in response to a wildfire burning in the Clinton Look Lake FSR area.

The evacation alert currently in effect for TNRD Electoral Area ‘E’. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
The evacation alert currently in effect for TNRD Electoral Area ‘E’. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

Evacuation Alert issued for Bonaparte Plateau area

The alert is in response to a wildfire burning in the Clinton Loon Lake FSR area.

The evacation alert currently in effect for TNRD Electoral Area ‘E’. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
An evacuation order has been issued for 17 properties near the Gladwin Mobile Home Park (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

Evacuation order issued for TNRD Electoral Area “I” north of Lytton

The order is for properties in the area of Gladwin Mobile Home Park/Jade Springs

An evacuation order has been issued for 17 properties near the Gladwin Mobile Home Park (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
An evacuation order for areas north of Lytton will not be downgraded, despite an earlier notice from the TNRD. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)

Evacuation order will not be downgraded for residences in electoral area ‘I’

Over 50 properties have been issued an evacuation order by the TNRD.

An evacuation order for areas north of Lytton will not be downgraded, despite an earlier notice from the TNRD. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC)
An evacuation alert has been issued by the TNRD for 50 properties in Electoral Area "I" due to a wildfire in the Barnes Lake area. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District)

Evacuation alert issued by TNRD for Area ‘I’

The alert is due to a wildfire near Barnes Lake.

An evacuation alert has been issued by the TNRD for 50 properties in Electoral Area "I" due to a wildfire in the Barnes Lake area. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

Evacuation order issued for residences in electoral area ‘J’

Over 110 properties have been issued an evacuation order by the TNRD.

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
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

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)
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

A time of uncertainty over panic

It feels like it’s never-ending. Just as we’re about to open up…

Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
Heath Coleman, 48, died in a helicopter crash last week while fighting wildfires in Alberta. (Mike Weigele Helicopter Skiing / Facebook)

Experienced pilot dies in helicopter crash in Alberta

Heath Coleman was battling wildfires when the crash occurred

Heath Coleman, 48, died in a helicopter crash last week while fighting wildfires in Alberta. (Mike Weigele Helicopter Skiing / Facebook)