Stephanie Hagenaars

A survey of Vernon School District staff members found that 92 per cent have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Metro creative stock)

TNRD to require employees, contractors, volunteers to be fully vaccinated

New mandate comes into effect Feb. 1, 2022

A survey of Vernon School District staff members found that 92 per cent have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Metro creative stock)
As a third atmospheric river hits the B.C. coast, many regions in the Interior are on a high streamflow advisory, including the Cariboo, North Thompson and Upper Fraser regions. (River Forecast Centre)

Cariboo, North Thompson, Upper Fraser regions on high streamflow advisory as third storm hits B.C. coast

Up to 200 millimetres of rain is expected on the coast which could spill into interior regions

As a third atmospheric river hits the B.C. coast, many regions in the Interior are on a high streamflow advisory, including the Cariboo, North Thompson and Upper Fraser regions. (River Forecast Centre)
(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

1 dead, 2 taken to hospital after collision that closed Hwy 5 near Barriere

The highway was closed for nine hours

(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
A previous evacuation alert has been updated to all clear. Evacuation orders in electoral areas “I” and “N” are still in place.

UPDATE: TNRD evacuation alert rescinded to all clear

Previous evacuation orders are still in effect

A previous evacuation alert has been updated to all clear. Evacuation orders in electoral areas “I” and “N” are still in place.
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)

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)
An old alarm clock was found at the site of an old trap cabin. (Chance Breckenridge / Facebook)

Valley Voices: Old trap cabin a part of Wells Gray history

The cabin is one of many left in the park from early pioneers

An old alarm clock was found at the site of an old trap cabin. (Chance Breckenridge / Facebook)
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)
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 shares a celebratory hug with his wife Odette Dempsey-Caputo at his Seymour Street campaign office on election night. (Dave Eagles photo - KTW).

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 shares a celebratory hug with his wife Odette Dempsey-Caputo at his Seymour Street campaign office on election night. (Dave Eagles photo - KTW).
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (File photo)

Rural B.C. emergency room to close overnight for days as staffing shortages plague hospital

Ambulances will take patients to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (File photo)
Sparks Lake wildfire on July 12, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service)

Properties in TNRD, District of Barriere on evacuation alert due to Sparks Lake wildfire

The out-of-control wildfire is now estimated to be over 90,000 hectares

Sparks Lake wildfire on July 12, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service)
(Razvan Dumitrasconiu / Unsplash)

Heat warning issued for North Thompson and 100 Mile regions

Daytime highs are expected to be in the mid-30s by Friday.

(Razvan Dumitrasconiu / Unsplash)
(File photo)

UPDATE: Motor vehicle incident reported near McDonald Summit on Highway 24

Emergency crews were called to the scene after a truck and its sole occupant went off the road.

(File photo)
Over 100 properties are under an evacuation order due to the Young Lake wildfire. (Submitted photo)

More evacuation orders due to Young Lake wildfire

There are 103 properties under the order, released July 21.

Over 100 properties are under an evacuation order due to the Young Lake wildfire. (Submitted photo)
(BC Wildfire Service photo)

Evacuation Order issued for residences near Big Bar due to McKay wildfire

There are five properties under the order, released July 21.

(BC Wildfire Service photo)
More properties are under evacuation order from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Emergency Operations Centre in Kamloops due to the Sparks Lake wildfire. (Submitted photo)

More evacuation orders from TNRD due to Sparks Lake wildfire

Properties in the Bonparte Provincial Park area are under an order to evacuate

More properties are under evacuation order from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Emergency Operations Centre in Kamloops due to the Sparks Lake wildfire. (Submitted photo)
Seven properties in TNRD areas "E" and "J" are under an evacuation order. (Submitted photo)

More evacuation orders for Sparks Lake wildfire near Kamloops

TNRD properties in Electoral Areas “E” (Bonaparte Plateau) and “J” (Copper Desert Country) to evacuate

Seven properties in TNRD areas "E" and "J" are under an evacuation order. (Submitted photo)
Mike Wiegele died July 15, 2021, at age 82. (Mike Wiegele's Helicopter Skiing / Facebook)

Mike Wiegele, Blue River heli-skiing industry legend, dies at age 82

“He had an unparalleled passion for skiing (and) was a fearless entrepreneur.”

Mike Wiegele died July 15, 2021, at age 82. (Mike Wiegele's Helicopter Skiing / Facebook)
A helicopter was seen flying over the Clearwater River with a bucket July 14, the skies very smoky. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

Call a state of emergency over wildfires, Clearwater officials urge B.C. government

Clearwater Mayor Merlin Blackwell is calling on the B.C. government to declare…

A helicopter was seen flying over the Clearwater River with a bucket July 14, the skies very smoky. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)