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Beginning in January 2022, the Seamless Day Kindergarten program will be delivered in SD73 at the Arthur Hatton Elementary School in one classroom by a team that consists of a kindergarten teacher and two Early Childhood Educators with the hopes the program can possibly expand into other schools within the district. (SD73 photo)

SD73 embraces Seamless Day Kindergarten pilot program

The Kamloops-Thompson School District announced last week that its youngest learners and…

  • Oct 28, 2021
Beginning in January 2022, the Seamless Day Kindergarten program will be delivered in SD73 at the Arthur Hatton Elementary School in one classroom by a team that consists of a kindergarten teacher and two Early Childhood Educators with the hopes the program can possibly expand into other schools within the district. (SD73 photo)
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Murder-suicide behind 2 bodies found in Osoyoos: RCMP

One body was found in an abandoned vehicle and another in a home

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Interior Savings staff cleaned up the Lions Hall in Barriere on their Oct. 21, Day of Difference. Lions Hall kitchen cleaners pictured are (l-r) Tammy Frederick, Angela Hazelton and Carleen Stamer. (Lindsay Arcand photo)

Interior Savings staff make a positive difference in Barriere

Interior Savings Day of Difference took place on Thursday, Oct. 21. This…

Interior Savings staff cleaned up the Lions Hall in Barriere on their Oct. 21, Day of Difference. Lions Hall kitchen cleaners pictured are (l-r) Tammy Frederick, Angela Hazelton and Carleen Stamer. (Lindsay Arcand photo)
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Lower North Thompson Community Forest reports $240K going towards supporting local communities

The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society (LNTCFS) was founded in 2003…

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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)
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TNRD considers vaccine mandate for staff, volunteers

Directors question whether they would also be included in the proposed mandate

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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)
Left to right, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon, Eevah Macdonald, and Vancouver-Kensington MLA Mable Elmore inside the Legislature in Victoria on Oct. 21, 2021. (Submitted)

Chilliwack MLA Kelli Paddon reads powerful words from bullied 11-year-old in BC Legislature

“They said because I am black, I should go kill myself,” Eevah Macdonald wrote

Left to right, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon, Eevah Macdonald, and Vancouver-Kensington MLA Mable Elmore inside the Legislature in Victoria on Oct. 21, 2021. (Submitted)
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Chamber president says “community growth is a positive” in Barriere

The Barriere & Area Chamber of Commerce building can be found in…

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Backwoods Chiropractic’s Zacharry Paul says he will be adding Thai massage to his Barriere location, and his Backwoods Chiropractic Clearwater clinic has teamed up with Lattin Massage (of Barriere) to offer both chiropractic and RMT services to the Clearwater community. (Jill Hayward photo)

Backwoods Chiropratic expands from Barriere to Clearwater

It was only a few years ago when chiropractor Zacharry Paul moved…

Backwoods Chiropractic’s Zacharry Paul says he will be adding Thai massage to his Barriere location, and his Backwoods Chiropractic Clearwater clinic has teamed up with Lattin Massage (of Barriere) to offer both chiropractic and RMT services to the Clearwater community. (Jill Hayward photo)
Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, speaks about drug use during a speech in the legislature. (Government of British Columbia)

Greater Victoria MLA Adam Olsen reveals past drug use in an attempt to end stigma

MLA for Saanich North and the Islands talks about cocaine, other substance use in his 20s

Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, speaks about drug use during a speech in the legislature. (Government of British Columbia)
Barriere Secondary Students Logan grad students (l-r) Logan Anderson, James Celesta, and  Justice Nystoruk were super busy on Saturday, Oct. 16, picking up and sorting numerous truck loads of donated cans and bottles to assist with their 2022 graduation celebration fundraising.   (Wanda Nystoruk Photo)

Bottle drive brings windfall for Barriere grad class

A windfall in bottles and cans were collected by the Barriere Secondary…

Barriere Secondary Students Logan grad students (l-r) Logan Anderson, James Celesta, and  Justice Nystoruk were super busy on Saturday, Oct. 16, picking up and sorting numerous truck loads of donated cans and bottles to assist with their 2022 graduation celebration fundraising.   (Wanda Nystoruk Photo)
The Sparks Lake wildfire on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

2021 wildfires could impact 2022 Property Assessments

If you live in British Columbia and your property was impacted by…

  • Oct 21, 2021
The Sparks Lake wildfire on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
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)
Directly adjacent to the Yellowhead Highway, new Chevron station in Barriere also offers a Chester's Chicken outlet and a convenience store. (Jill Hayward photo)

Barriere Chevron and Chester’s Chicken now open

UPDATE: The Barriere Chevron and Chester’s Chicken opened on Wednesday, Oct. 21,…

Directly adjacent to the Yellowhead Highway, new Chevron station in Barriere also offers a Chester's Chicken outlet and a convenience store. (Jill Hayward photo)
Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)

B.C. man accused of selling fake ownership in world-renowned Sooke Harbour House

Timothy Durkin faces B.C. Securities Commission in November

Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)
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Clearwater emergency department closed Tuesday night due to staff shortages

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

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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)
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Clearwater emergency department closed over weekend due to staffing shortages

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital emergency department closed 4 p.m. Oct. 15

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To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)