Stephanie Hagenaars

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Interior Health’s new 1-800 number connects community members to health care services

Seniors and those in the Thompson and South Cariboo can connect to…

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Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
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SD73 employees on vaccination policy

A survey on how people view a vaccine mandate is available for…

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Seasonal influenza vaccine is administered starting each fall in B.C. and around the world. (Langley Advance Times)

Interior Health kicks off annual influenza campaign

Interior Health is urging everyone in the region to protect themselves this…

Seasonal influenza vaccine is administered starting each fall in B.C. and around the world. (Langley Advance Times)
RCMP seek the public's help in locating Daniel Ritchie. (RCMP)

Volunteers sought to help search for Daniel Ritchie who went missing near Clearwater

Ritchie’s rental truck was found abandoned off of Dunn Lake Road.

RCMP seek the public's help in locating Daniel Ritchie. (RCMP)
RCMP seek the public's help in locating Daniel Ritchie. (RCMP)

Volunteers sought to help search for Daniel Ritchie who went missing near Clearwater

Ritchie’s rental truck was found abandoned off of Dunn Lake Road.

RCMP seek the public's help in locating Daniel Ritchie. (RCMP)
Clearwater resident Sawarn Kailley received his first COVID-19 vaccine shot, administered by Interior Health nurse Barb Wadlegger. (File photo)

Clearwater residents feeling effects of hospital shortages

Medical staff shortages have led to numerous closures of Dr. Helmcken Memorial…

Clearwater resident Sawarn Kailley received his first COVID-19 vaccine shot, administered by Interior Health nurse Barb Wadlegger. (File photo)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. File photo

Clearwater emergency department closed Tuesday night due to staff shortages

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital emergency department will close at 5 p.m. Oct. 19

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. File photo
RCMP seek the public's help in locating Daniel Ritchie. (RCMP)

Police seek public’s help in finding pipeline worker after rental truck found near Clearwater

Daniel Ritchie’s rental truck was found off Dunn Lake Road and he was last heard of on Oct. 13.

RCMP seek the public's help in locating Daniel Ritchie. (RCMP)
RCMP seek the public's help in locating Daniel Ritchie. (RCMP)

Police seek public’s help in finding pipeline worker after rental truck found near Clearwater

Daniel Ritchie’s rental truck was found off Dunn Lake Road and he was last heard of on Oct. 13.

RCMP seek the public's help in locating Daniel Ritchie. (RCMP)
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)