Stephanie Hagenaars

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Winter is here, whether we want it or not

We’ve spent months practicing our skills in keeping ourselves safe: washing our…

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Crews had to secure the cargo overnight and into the following day while waiting for a heavy duty wreck truck to arrive. (Submitted photo)

Semi in Hwy 5 rollover was hauling medical marijuana

The trailer had to be secured until the unknown price tag of goods could be lifted out of the ditch

Crews had to secure the cargo overnight and into the following day while waiting for a heavy duty wreck truck to arrive. (Submitted photo)
The site of the new Wells Gray Education and Research Centre in Upper Clearwater will open Nov. 24, 2020. Photo courtesy of TRU

New research centre encourages biodiversity studies

An grand-opening event will take place virtually on Nov. 24 for the new Wells Gray Education and Research Centre in Upper Clearwater

The site of the new Wells Gray Education and Research Centre in Upper Clearwater will open Nov. 24, 2020. Photo courtesy of TRU
Premier John Horgan and Minister of Finance Carole James announce B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan during a press conference at Phillips Brewery in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday September 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

District of Clearwater gets $894,000 in economic restart cash

The TNRD received $947,000 and the Distrcit of Barriere, $730,000, out of $425 million given to the province

Premier John Horgan and Minister of Finance Carole James announce B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan during a press conference at Phillips Brewery in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday September 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole at a news conference on Parliament Hill. (CPAC screenshot)

Conservative motion receives support from all but Liberals

A motion was brought forward in the House of Commons by Conservative…

Conservative leader Erin O'Toole at a news conference on Parliament Hill. (CPAC screenshot)
Candidates announce $106 million investment for Kamloops region highways

Candidates announce $106 million investment for Kamloops region highways

The announcement includes pushing for $1 million to fix the Clearwater River Road and $30 million to construct three new passing lanes

Candidates announce $106 million investment for Kamloops region highways
Jake Mills, vice president of the Merritt Stock Car Association, battles some brush and trees at the Clearwater Speedway. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Clearwater Speedway gets green light

After being closed for almost a couple of decades, the Clearwater Speedway…

Jake Mills, vice president of the Merritt Stock Car Association, battles some brush and trees at the Clearwater Speedway. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Candidates of the Kamloops-North Thompson riding. (Photos from candidates and Facebook)

Candidates discuss mental health, Indigenous relations during virtual forum

Focus on mental health, poverty reduction and Indigenous relations at virtual forum

Candidates of the Kamloops-North Thompson riding. (Photos from candidates and Facebook)
Good turnout for Coffee Cars finale

Good turnout for Coffee Cars finale

By Stephanie Hagenaars

Good turnout for Coffee Cars finale
Dennis Giesbrecht is the candidate for the Kamloops-North Thompson riding

BC Conservatives announce candidate in Kamloops-North Thompson

The party announced four candidates before the nomination deadline

Dennis Giesbrecht is the candidate for the Kamloops-North Thompson riding
City councillor acclaimed as BC NDP candidate for Kamloops-North Thompson

City councillor acclaimed as BC NDP candidate for Kamloops-North Thompson

The announcement was made Monday morning in Kamloops’ North Shore

City councillor acclaimed as BC NDP candidate for Kamloops-North Thompson
A couple of firefighters get some water onto the fire at the Louis Creek Industrial Park early Saturday morning. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Barriere RCMP mark weekend blaze as suspicious

There is evidence to show the commerical structure fire in Louis Creek may have been arson.

A couple of firefighters get some water onto the fire at the Louis Creek Industrial Park early Saturday morning. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Blaze takes commercial building in Louis Creek Industrial Park

Blaze takes commercial building in Louis Creek Industrial Park

Firefighters, paramedics and RCMP from Barriere and Chu Chua were on scene

Blaze takes commercial building in Louis Creek Industrial Park
Be bear aware as bruins roam the valley

Be bear aware as bruins roam the valley

Over the last couple of weeks, many residents in the Valley have…

Be bear aware as bruins roam the valley
Power to Be cyclists pass through North Thompson

Power to Be cyclists pass through North Thompson

After nine days, about 800 kilometres and passing through numerous towns, two…

Power to Be cyclists pass through North Thompson
BC NDP calls for snap election

BC NDP calls for snap election

B.C. Premier John Horgan announced on Monday that he will officially terminate…

BC NDP calls for snap election
Peter Milobar will be seeking re-election for the Kamloops-North Thompson riding. (File photo)

NDP calls snap election, Milobar running for re-election

B.C. Premier John Horgan announced on Monday that he will officially terminate…

Peter Milobar will be seeking re-election for the Kamloops-North Thompson riding. (File photo)
Need for animal rescue is everywhere

Need for animal rescue is everywhere

Ensuring the good treatment and well-being of animals has always been on the top of her list.

Need for animal rescue is everywhere
Canfor’s Vavenby mill has been sold. File photo

Canfor mill sold to B.C. entrepreneur

Brian Fehr has purchased other defunct mill properties and turned them into tech hubs

Canfor’s Vavenby mill has been sold. File photo
“Undisclosed threats” prompt hold and secure at Barriere high school

“Undisclosed threats” prompt hold and secure at Barriere high school

An investigation into the threats is ongoing

“Undisclosed threats” prompt hold and secure at Barriere high school