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Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province requires proof of vaccination for acute care visitors as of Nov. 9

Children under 12, those with medical exemptions excluded from requirement

Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)
RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)

Snowbirds line up overnight at Osoyoos-U.S. border to be first across

Canadians wanting to spend winter in warmer parts of the U.S. have waited 20 months to cross

RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)
Madeleine Haynes. (Photo submitted)

Rental homes scarce in Clinton area

Lack of rentals becoming a full-on housing crisis

Madeleine Haynes. (Photo submitted)
Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)

Inquest into northern B.C. police shooting death recommends creating community crisis intervention teams

Shirley and Jovan Williams were killed by RCMP in Granisle following a conflict with neighbours

Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)
Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

BC plans to phase out mink farming industry by 2025

The government is doing this over four years to allow farmers and workers a transition period

Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two Vancouver Island men sentenced to 6 years for fatal hammer attack on friend

Nathen Monsour, Lee Hart pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2018 death of Shawn Campbell

Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jasmine Francis, 8, with her siblings, six-week-old Remington and Serenity, 5, pose with the drums and blankets they were gifted by the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc band. (Submitted photo)

Clinton sisters honoured for fundraiser

Members of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc presented the girls with blankets and drums

Jasmine Francis, 8, with her siblings, six-week-old Remington and Serenity, 5, pose with the drums and blankets they were gifted by the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc band. (Submitted photo)
Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files

Clinton boys apologize for vandalism, offer suggestions for youth services

Two young boys kicked in the door to Reg Cole Park’s band shell last month

  • Nov 4, 2021
Clinton village office, 2014. Photo credit: Journal files
Jocelyne Crate (RCMP handout)
Jocelyne Crate (RCMP handout)
A row of burnt cars parked along Highway 1, just outside the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

MLA Tegart calling for government action for Lytton evacuees

Months after devastating fire, evacuees still unsure of housing plans

A row of burnt cars parked along Highway 1, just outside the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)

Interior Health remains mum on capacity restrictions

Many businesses in the region are demanding answers from the health authority

Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)
Clinton museum is looking to bolster its exhibits with an oral recording of the village’s early years. (Submitted).

Clinton Museum ready to start recording oral history of the town

Seniors and Elders with stories to tell about Clinton are being asked to tell their tales

Clinton museum is looking to bolster its exhibits with an oral recording of the village’s early years. (Submitted).
Homeowners can work out from their home in zones to identify fire hazards and take steps to FireSmart their property. (Photo credit: BC FireSmart)

Now is the time to get started with FireSmarting properties

With fire season behind us, start preparing for next year with some simple steps

Homeowners can work out from their home in zones to identify fire hazards and take steps to FireSmart their property. (Photo credit: BC FireSmart)
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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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TNRD considers vaccine mandate for staff, volunteers

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

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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)
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)
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association secretary-treasurer Mike Retasket (left), 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall, Canim Lake Band Elder Irene Charley, New Pathways to Gold Society Indigenous co-chair Cheryl Chapman and High Bar First Nations Chief Roy Fletcher ceremonially cut an inner tube as they open a bike repair station installed in 100 Mile House as part of the Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Bike repair station opens in 100 Mile

This new asset is part of the ongoing Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association secretary-treasurer Mike Retasket (left), 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall, Canim Lake Band Elder Irene Charley, New Pathways to Gold Society Indigenous co-chair Cheryl Chapman and High Bar First Nations Chief Roy Fletcher ceremonially cut an inner tube as they open a bike repair station installed in 100 Mile House as part of the Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Cache Creek fire chief Tom Moe (second from r) and other members of the fire department with new helmets that were purchased with funds donated by the Ashcroft Legion from its Poppy Fund. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Cache Creek fire department is appealing for new members

Department is down to 14 members, which is a concern for the fire chief

Cache Creek fire chief Tom Moe (second from r) and other members of the fire department with new helmets that were purchased with funds donated by the Ashcroft Legion from its Poppy Fund. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Ashcroft Art Club members take part in a workshop in fall 2019. (Photo credit: Ashcroft District Art Club)

Art opportunities, Halloween at the HUB, seniors’ drop-in coffee, and more

The weather may be cooling down, but lots of local activities are heating up for fall

Ashcroft Art Club members take part in a workshop in fall 2019. (Photo credit: Ashcroft District Art Club)