Clearwater

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. (Photo by Stephanie Hagenaars)

Clearwater Emergency Department now on diversion for five nights

Closure will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. starting Wednesday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 7

 

(File photo)

UPDATE: Hwy 5 now open south of Little Fort

The highway had been closed since late Wednesday

 

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June 11, for the North Thompson River, including tributaries around Barriere and Clearwater. Pictured is the river at Little Fort where the reaction ferry has been removed from the river due to the rising water. (Pam Jim photo)

North Thompson communities of Barriere and Clearwater put on Flood Watch

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June…

 

1948 flood in the Clearwater flats. Pictured is the CTP planer mill yard. (Courtesy of Len Sollows)

VALLEY VOICES FROM THE PAST: River above 1948 mark

This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, June 14, 1972, issue of…

  • Jun 10, 2022
1948 flood in the Clearwater flats. Pictured is the CTP planer mill yard. (Courtesy of Len Sollows)
The Little Fort and McLure reaction ferries in the North Thompson Valley are now out of service due to the waters of the North Thompson River continuing to rise. This photo was taken on June 6 showing the Little Fort reaction ferry out of the water until the river has receded. (Pam Jim Photo)

Reaction ferries pulled as North Thompson continues to rise

The Little Fort and McLure reaction ferries in the North Thompson Valley…

  • Jun 8, 2022
The Little Fort and McLure reaction ferries in the North Thompson Valley are now out of service due to the waters of the North Thompson River continuing to rise. This photo was taken on June 6 showing the Little Fort reaction ferry out of the water until the river has receded. (Pam Jim Photo)
A map showing the areas included in a recent high streamflow advisory for the North Thompson and Cariboo Mountains. (B.C. River Forecast Centre map)

High streamflow advisory for Cariboo Mountains and North Thompson

B.C. River Forecast Centre advises it could be one, two or more weeks before rivers peak

A map showing the areas included in a recent high streamflow advisory for the North Thompson and Cariboo Mountains. (B.C. River Forecast Centre map)
Oxeye daisies look pretty, but they are an invasive species throughout the TNRD. (Photo credit: Pixabay/Wikimedia images)

Clinton and Clearwater among five communities joining invasive plant program

Residents now have free access to resources, including consultation and removal of invasive plants

Oxeye daisies look pretty, but they are an invasive species throughout the TNRD. (Photo credit: Pixabay/Wikimedia images)
A map from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows the snowpack levels throughout the province as of May 1, 2022. (Photo credit: B.C. River Forecast Centre)

Colder than usual spring temperatures increase flood risks

Above-average snowpacks in many regions could lead to flooding if weather heats up fast

A map from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows the snowpack levels throughout the province as of May 1, 2022. (Photo credit: B.C. River Forecast Centre)
A wildfire sparked Monday morning fueled concerns about a lack of initial attack teams in the area. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Clearwater to lose permanent local B.C. Wildfire Service members as blaze burns

BC Wildfire Service said crews will be stationed in Kamloops

A wildfire sparked Monday morning fueled concerns about a lack of initial attack teams in the area. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
BC Hydro investigating coommunity-wide power outage in Clearwater. (BC Hydro)

Update: ‘Severe water restrictions’ in effect for Clearwater, following power outage

BC Hydro crews hope to make temporary repairs by late afternoon

BC Hydro investigating coommunity-wide power outage in Clearwater. (BC Hydro)
Ashcroft Hospital and Health site (Journal files)

TNRD frustrated with lack of communication from Interior Health Authority

Board members were taken off guard after announcement of change to health care services

Ashcroft Hospital and Health site (Journal files)
Kamloops Court House. (Kamloops This Week photo)

Trucking company says they have no part in lawsuit against dead Clearwater man

The lawsuit is seeking damages due to an incident in 2020

Kamloops Court House. (Kamloops This Week photo)
Cross-country skis rest stuck in the snow in front of Wells Gray Outdoors Club’s cabin next to the Candle Creek Trails. The trails and many parts of Clearwater could get another thick layer of snow this weekend. (File photo)

UPDATE: Snowfall weather alert issued for North Thompson changed to winter warning

Communities wihtin the North Thompson could see up to 30 cm this weekend

Cross-country skis rest stuck in the snow in front of Wells Gray Outdoors Club’s cabin next to the Candle Creek Trails. The trails and many parts of Clearwater could get another thick layer of snow this weekend. (File photo)

LETTER: Don’t let your guard down

Letter to the editor

  • Dec 9, 2021
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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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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)
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)
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)
Jesse McCormick, Liberal

Liberal Party: Jesse McCormick

What will you do specifically for rural communities? I was raised in…

  • Sep 20, 2021
Jesse McCormick, Liberal