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A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the Cariboo region Tuesday, June 28. Earlier this month residents on the west side of the city were rocked with an intense thunder and lightning storm. (Matthew Watson photo)

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Cariboo

Watch for hail late Tuesday afternoon

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater. (File photo)

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital ER closed overnight Friday and Saturday

The emergency room will close at 6 p.m. both evenings and re-open at 7 a.m. the next morning

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SD73 a POLS candidate

School District 73 was successful in its bid to become a Provincial…

Kamloops Fire Centre prohibition map (Kamloops Fire Centre)

Category 3 fires banned throughout Kamloops Fire Centre

As of noon on June 30, Category 3 fires are not allowed

Kamloops Fire Centre prohibition map (Kamloops Fire Centre)
Frank Caputo is the MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.

MP Caputo supports amendment that denounces the abuse of children

Bill C-291 seeks to change ‘child pornography’ to ‘child sexual abuse material’

Frank Caputo is the MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.
A map shows proposed changes to federal ridings in southern B.C., including the new riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Lytton, which would include Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet, Barriere, Clearwater, and most of the City of Kamloops. (Photo credit: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)

Commissioners hear feedback on proposed federal riding changes

New Kamloops-Thompson-Lytton riding would include Highway 1 communities from Lytton to 70 Mile

  • Jun 23, 2022
A map shows proposed changes to federal ridings in southern B.C., including the new riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Lytton, which would include Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet, Barriere, Clearwater, and most of the City of Kamloops. (Photo credit: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)
A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada. Black Press Media file photo
A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada. Black Press Media file photo
The Thompson Nicola Regional District Board consists of 26 Directors. The next General Local Election in British Columbia will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Chris Ortner announces candidacy for TNRD Area ‘O’ Director

Chris Ortner says he has spent more than 50 years in and…

The Thompson Nicola Regional District Board consists of 26 Directors. The next General Local Election in British Columbia will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022. (Black Press file photo)
Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.

Chilliwack man loses years of contacts after Facebook hack

Geoff Edwards had his account suspended and cannot find a way to get it back

Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.
Brigette MacDougall, centre, led a song during a National Indigenous Peoples Day gathering June 2021. She was accompanied by Rose McArthur, left, and Cindy Wilgosh. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for…

Brigette MacDougall, centre, led a song during a National Indigenous Peoples Day gathering June 2021. She was accompanied by Rose McArthur, left, and Cindy Wilgosh. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

New Interior Health clinics boost COVID-19 vaccination for kids

Upcoming vaccine dates in Vernon, Nelson, Revelstoke and Penticton

Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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TNRD approves board expense policy

The board voted unanimously in favour of the policy on June 16

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TNRD board of directors (Thompson-Nicola Regional District)

TNRD board votes in favour of increasing wages

Board wages will increase by 2.8 per cent, the 2021 CPI

TNRD board of directors (Thompson-Nicola Regional District)
The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassador Program introduced their 2022 candidates on Saturday, June 11, at a Banner Night and Apron Auction in the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere. Pictured are current reigning 2021/2022 Ambassadors Angela Rutshke (l) and Morgan Bennett (r), shown with newly crowned candidates, Jesimae Harrison (center left) sponsored by Armco Construction Ltd., and Devyn Bloomfield (centre right) sponsored by TNL Cattle & Contracting, with tiaras, banners and flowers . A third candidate, Makayla Akey, sponsored by Sam’s Pizza and Rib House was unfortunately unable to attend the event but will be receiving her tiara and banner at a later date. (Jill Hayward photo)

North Thompson Fall Fair welcome new candidates to Ambassador Program

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association’s Ambassador program is now…

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassador Program introduced their 2022 candidates on Saturday, June 11, at a Banner Night and Apron Auction in the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere. Pictured are current reigning 2021/2022 Ambassadors Angela Rutshke (l) and Morgan Bennett (r), shown with newly crowned candidates, Jesimae Harrison (center left) sponsored by Armco Construction Ltd., and Devyn Bloomfield (centre right) sponsored by TNL Cattle & Contracting, with tiaras, banners and flowers . A third candidate, Makayla Akey, sponsored by Sam’s Pizza and Rib House was unfortunately unable to attend the event but will be receiving her tiara and banner at a later date. (Jill Hayward photo)
A Central Cariboo Search and Rescue truck was stolen in April from inside the SAR team’s hall in Williams Lake. The truck has since been returned but the tools critical for saving lives are still missing. Pictured above, CCSAR members drove the new truck in a salute to health care workers past Cariboo Memorial Hospital in September 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A Central Cariboo Search and Rescue truck was stolen in April from inside the SAR team’s hall in Williams Lake. The truck has since been returned but the tools critical for saving lives are still missing. Pictured above, CCSAR members drove the new truck in a salute to health care workers past Cariboo Memorial Hospital in September 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jill Hayward and husband of almost 50 years, Bob, standing behind the Platinum Jubilee cake at Thompson Rivers University on Sunday, June 12. (Submitted photo)

North Thompson residents awarded Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pin

The honours were handed out during a ceremony at TRU on Sunday

Jill Hayward and husband of almost 50 years, Bob, standing behind the Platinum Jubilee cake at Thompson Rivers University on Sunday, June 12. (Submitted photo)
Employee Brian Dorish was the lucky winner of an E-Bike during a Safety BBQ at Gilbert Smith Forest Products Limited, all part of celebrations held at the mill during Safety and Health Week, May 1-7. (D. Woods photo)

Gilbert Smith Forest Products celebrates safety at their Barriere mill

Safety is marked as a key value at Gilbert Smith Forest Products…

Employee Brian Dorish was the lucky winner of an E-Bike during a Safety BBQ at Gilbert Smith Forest Products Limited, all part of celebrations held at the mill during Safety and Health Week, May 1-7. (D. Woods photo)
Simon Appel is pictured here with his wife Stefanie, and sons Patrick and Niko. (Appel photo)

GoFundMe raises over $46,000 for Louis Creek family

When a husband and father died in a tragic work accident, many have rallied to help his family

  • Jun 15, 2022
Simon Appel is pictured here with his wife Stefanie, and sons Patrick and Niko. (Appel photo)
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UPDATE: Hwy 5 now open south of Little Fort

The highway had been closed since late Wednesday

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A veterinary technology student interacts with a horse at TRU’s farm in Knutsford. (TRU photo)

Campaign for animal simulators nearly doubles goal

Fundraiser for high-tech training tools for TRU’s veterinary technology program extremely successful

  • Jun 11, 2022
A veterinary technology student interacts with a horse at TRU’s farm in Knutsford. (TRU photo)