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Joudelie King wants to get out and live life to the fullest, but there are places she can’t go because they don’t meet her accessibility needs. (submitted photo)

New online tool provides accessibility map for people with disabilities

The myCommunity BC map provides accessibility info for nearly 1,000 locations in the province

Little Fort Volunteer Fire Department assisted Blackpool Fire Rescue the evening on Apr. 2, in a scheduled controlled burning along the Old North Thompson Highway and Highway 5 as part of annual Fire Smart Prevention projects.  (Facebook: Blackpool Fire Rescue photo)(BFR Facebook photo)

Enhanced water storage for Blackpool and Little Fort firefighting

Blackpool Fire Rescue and Little Fort Volunteer Fire Department enhanced water storage…

  • Apr 17, 2021
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TNRD to test emergency alert app

The Voyent Alert! emergency notification will be sent April 23.

A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Road rager fails breathalyzer on busy B.C. highway in vehicle he shouldn’t be driving

Saanich police say man was operating vehicle without required ignition lock

A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
In a ceremony held in front of the Barriere Secondary on Apr. 7, education coordinator Alison Green accepted a ceremonial twin drum on behalf of the Simpcw community to recognize the connection between the two communities.  Pictured with the cereminial twin drums are (l-r): Barriere Secondary former Aboriginal education worker Don Bowser, education worker and now 'Keeper Of The Drum' Alison Green, Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring, BSS students Ava Jules, Cassidy Calahasen, Corban Williams, and BSS principal Angela Stott. (Barriere Secondary photo)

Celebrating differences on Day of Sucwentwecw

Barriere Secondary gifts twin drum to the Simpcw Community

  • Apr 15, 2021
In a ceremony held in front of the Barriere Secondary on Apr. 7, education coordinator Alison Green accepted a ceremonial twin drum on behalf of the Simpcw community to recognize the connection between the two communities.  Pictured with the cereminial twin drums are (l-r): Barriere Secondary former Aboriginal education worker Don Bowser, education worker and now 'Keeper Of The Drum' Alison Green, Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring, BSS students Ava Jules, Cassidy Calahasen, Corban Williams, and BSS principal Angela Stott. (Barriere Secondary photo)
An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)

105 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

Just over 8,000 new vaccine doses administered in the region for a total of 158,000 to date

An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
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Barriere’s new well is on track and expected to have plenty of water

“We want to make sure we maximize the quality and quantity of water,” says CAO

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B.C. Cattlemen’s Association general manager Kevin Boon. (B.C. Cattlemen’s Association photo)

COVID, BSE, water access and private land rights: B.C. Cattlemen’s general manager weighs in

Kevin Boon said positive aspect of pandemic is more people interested in where their food comes from

B.C. Cattlemen’s Association general manager Kevin Boon. (B.C. Cattlemen’s Association photo)
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Interior Health adds youth substance use treatment beds in Kamloops

Interior Health has awarded a contract for 10 new youth substance use…

  • Apr 11, 2021
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B.C's COVID-19 dashboard shows the peaks and valleys of cases prior to the record daily report of 132 on April 9, 2021. (Dashboard image)

Interior Health has record day of COVID-19 cases

132 cases reported Friday, April 9, more deaths in Vernon hospital outbreak

B.C's COVID-19 dashboard shows the peaks and valleys of cases prior to the record daily report of 132 on April 9, 2021. (Dashboard image)
The BC Wildfire Service will be partnering with Simpcw First Nation this month in the implementation of a prescribed burn next to their community of Chu Chua. The controlled burn will be highly visible to Highway 5 and all communities in the immediate area. Pictured is a prescribed burn that took place on the Kanaka Bar Reserve last month in partnership with the Kanaka Bar Band and BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire Service Facebook photo)

Simpcw and BC Wildfire Service to hold controlled burn near Barriere

Burn will be highly visible to Chu Chua, Barriere, Darfield, Chinook Cove, Little Fort and Highway 5

The BC Wildfire Service will be partnering with Simpcw First Nation this month in the implementation of a prescribed burn next to their community of Chu Chua. The controlled burn will be highly visible to Highway 5 and all communities in the immediate area. Pictured is a prescribed burn that took place on the Kanaka Bar Reserve last month in partnership with the Kanaka Bar Band and BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire Service Facebook photo)
The Peach is adhering to the mandatory mask protocols put in place by the Provincial Health Officer on Nov. 19. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Interior Health doesn’t echo B.C.’s daily COVID record

80 new cases reported Thursday, April 8, compared to 91 the day prior

The Peach is adhering to the mandatory mask protocols put in place by the Provincial Health Officer on Nov. 19. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The North Cariboo Community Campus in Quesnel is home to the College of New Caledonia and the University of Northern British Columbia. (File photo)

UNBC to offer elementary education program in Quesnel

Students will take classes with peers in Terrace, complete placements in Quesnel

The North Cariboo Community Campus in Quesnel is home to the College of New Caledonia and the University of Northern British Columbia. (File photo)
The Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition have announced they will be back in 2022. (Vernon Morning Star photo)

COVID-19 postpones Armstrong IPE for 2nd year

Fair to make 2022 comeback

  • Apr 8, 2021
The Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition have announced they will be back in 2022. (Vernon Morning Star photo)
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Positions filled on TNRD’s policy review committee

Committee includes Bill Kershaw (Area O, Lower North Thompson), and Ward Stamer (Barriere mayor)

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Day of Sucwentwecw 2021 winning poster art by Kiona Thompson, grade 12, Norkam. (SD73 photo)

Day of Sucwentwecw 2021 poster contest winner

As part of the 2021 Day of Sucwentwecw celebration, a poster contest…

  • Apr 8, 2021
Day of Sucwentwecw 2021 winning poster art by Kiona Thompson, grade 12, Norkam. (SD73 photo)
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Morning power outage scheduled for North Thompson on Sunday, Apr. 11

BC Hydro are advising that a Mar. 28 cancelled planned power outage…

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Are you ready for the scoop on rabbit poop?

Check out the benefits of nitrogen rich rabbit manure for your gardens and lawns

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When daffodils bloom, hope grows for people affected by cancer

To the Editor; For more than 70 years, the Canadian Cancer Society…

  • Apr 7, 2021
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Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)

Penticton business owner apologizes for throwing poop

“I simply snapped after once again finding human feces near my restaurant,” the apology letter reads

Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)