Thompson Nicola Regional District

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library has partnered with the BIG Little Science Centre in Kamloops to provide passes to the centre which can be checked out for free by all library patrons. (Photo credit: BIG Little Science Centre)

Local libraries now offer free passes for BIG Little Science Centre

Partnership allows patrons to explore science in a fun, hands-on way

 

Clearwater mayor Merlin Blackwell has been acclaimed as the TRHD acting chair. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Thompson Hospital District elects new chair and acting chair

Mike O’Reilly of Kamloops and Merlin Blackwell of Clearwater acclaimed at recent meeting

  • Dec 27, 2022

 

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library, in partnership with Riversong Guitars of Kamloops, has launched a free Ukulele Lending Program through all its branches. (Photo credit: TNRL file photo)

Free Ukulele Lending Program now available at all Thompson-Nicola libraries

Program is similar to wildly successful Guitar Lending Program launched earlier this year

 

The green lines show the area where TELUS is proposing a PureFibre network that includes Ashcoft and the surrounding area. (Photo credit: TELUS)

TELUS proposing fibre optic networks throughout the region

Networks would serve Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Savona, 70 Mile, Logan Lake, and more

  • Dec 7, 2022
The green lines show the area where TELUS is proposing a PureFibre network that includes Ashcoft and the surrounding area. (Photo credit: TELUS)
Shackan Indian Band Chief Arnold Lampreau. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)

Thompson-Nicola Indigenous bands still reeling from flood that destroyed highway

About 20 hectares of agricultural land lost to November 2021 flood

Shackan Indian Band Chief Arnold Lampreau. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)
The new Boston Flats Eco-Depot between Ashcroft and Cache Creek will be opening on Nov. 15. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

New Eco-Depot at Boston Flats scheduled to open on Nov. 15

Eco-Depot replaces transfer station and will accept more recyclables

The new Boston Flats Eco-Depot between Ashcroft and Cache Creek will be opening on Nov. 15. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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Seeding your lawn now will save time and effort in the spring. (Marina Shemesh/Public Domain Pictures)

Grass seeding in the fall means less weeding in the spring

A little time and effort spent preparing your lawn in autumn will pay off next season

  • Sep 21, 2022
Seeding your lawn now will save time and effort in the spring. (Marina Shemesh/Public Domain Pictures)
New Thompson-Nicola Film Commissioner Terri Hadwin. (Photo credit: LinkedIn)

New TNRD film commissioner hitting the road to showcase the region

Terri Hadwin has extensive experience in the TNRD and its arts scene

New Thompson-Nicola Film Commissioner Terri Hadwin. (Photo credit: LinkedIn)
Burn it, bag it, or compost it? These youngsters — pictured at Lac Le Jeune in August 2021 — know the right answer when it comes to disposing of invasive plants. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)

Burn it or bag it? Do weed control the right way with proper disposal

If invasive plants aren’t disposed of properly, they can cause a lot of damage

  • Jul 20, 2022
Burn it, bag it, or compost it? These youngsters — pictured at Lac Le Jeune in August 2021 — know the right answer when it comes to disposing of invasive plants. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)
The TNRD operated two Resiliency Centres in Kamloops last year, including this one at Northills Mall pictured in July 2021. The centres were open for a total of 143 days, while more than 60 TNRD staff logged more than 11,000 hours at the Emergency Operations Centre. (Photo credit: TNRD)

TNRD activates Emergency Operations Centre for the season

Later than usual flood risk could push flooding into fire season and present a challenge

The TNRD operated two Resiliency Centres in Kamloops last year, including this one at Northills Mall pictured in July 2021. The centres were open for a total of 143 days, while more than 60 TNRD staff logged more than 11,000 hours at the Emergency Operations Centre. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Visitors at the Sixties Scoop exhibit during its stop at the Cranbrook History Centre on May 11, 2022. The exhibit will be in Kamloops on June 4 for one day only. (Photo credit: Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta)

One-day Sixties Scoop exhibition at Kamloops Library on June 4

Travelling exhibit shares stories of the Sixties Scoop and its survivors

Visitors at the Sixties Scoop exhibit during its stop at the Cranbrook History Centre on May 11, 2022. The exhibit will be in Kamloops on June 4 for one day only. (Photo credit: Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta)
Members of the Sagebrush Neighbourhood Association in Kamloops showing off their invasive weed pull spoils in 2020. This year’s Weed Pull Challenge gets underway on June 1 and runs through Aug. 31. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)

Weed Pull Challenge on through Aug. 31 to battle invasive plants

Groups throughout the TNRD encouraged to weed out invasive plants and compete for prizes

Members of the Sagebrush Neighbourhood Association in Kamloops showing off their invasive weed pull spoils in 2020. This year’s Weed Pull Challenge gets underway on June 1 and runs through Aug. 31. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)
A dumped load of commercial garbage within the TNRD containing an excessive amount of corrugated cardboard, which can easily be recycled at any TNRD Eco-Depot. (Photo credit: TNRD)
A dumped load of commercial garbage within the TNRD containing an excessive amount of corrugated cardboard, which can easily be recycled at any TNRD Eco-Depot. (Photo credit: TNRD)
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)
The TNRD has introduced new reloadable Eco-Cards, which are relpacing the current punch cards. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Reloadable TNRD Eco-Cards now available online or in person

Cards will replace current punch cards, which will continue to be accepted at all facilities

The TNRD has introduced new reloadable Eco-Cards, which are relpacing the current punch cards. (Photo credit: TNRD)
The original blueprint from November 1974 for the Ashcroft Library. Renovations will see the former librarians office at top right opened up to create a new, larger childrens space. A new ‘service expander’ will also double the number of hours that patrons can access the library. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Ashcroft library will be closed for renovations starting May 22

When library reopens it will be piloting new ‘service extender’ that will increase access to branch

The original blueprint from November 1974 for the Ashcroft Library. Renovations will see the former librarians office at top right opened up to create a new, larger childrens space. A new ‘service expander’ will also double the number of hours that patrons can access the library. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Gareth Smart is the new Thompson-Nicola Film Commissioner. (Photo credit: TNRD)

New film commissioner looking forward to taking region to next level

Gareth Smart says film commissioner position is his dream job

Gareth Smart is the new Thompson-Nicola Film Commissioner. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Ember the FireSmart Fox demonstrates how to safely contain a campfire. BC Wildfire Service, and Ember, are partnering with local libraries to teach kids how to be FireSmart. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)

Ember the FireSmart Fox teaches kids about wildfire preparedness

BC Wildfire Service has partnered with local libraries on a pilot project to help kids be FireSmart

Ember the FireSmart Fox demonstrates how to safely contain a campfire. BC Wildfire Service, and Ember, are partnering with local libraries to teach kids how to be FireSmart. (Photo credit: BC Wildfire Service)
(from l) New Thompson-Nicola Film Commissioner Gareth Smart, Gaurangi Benner-Tapia, and Matthias Sampson during ‘A Murder is Announced’ in Ashcroft in March 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Marina Papais, new Thompson-Nicola Film Commissioner Gareth Smart, Gaurangi Benner-Tapia, and Matthias Sampson during a dramatic moment in <em>A Murder is Announced</em> in Ashcroft in March 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Cache Creek’s Gareth Smart is new Thompson-Nicola Film Commissioner

Smart succeeds longtime Film Commissoner Victoria Weller later this month

(from l) New Thompson-Nicola Film Commissioner Gareth Smart, Gaurangi Benner-Tapia, and Matthias Sampson during ‘A Murder is Announced’ in Ashcroft in March 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
(from l) Marina Papais, new Thompson-Nicola Film Commissioner Gareth Smart, Gaurangi Benner-Tapia, and Matthias Sampson during a dramatic moment in <em>A Murder is Announced</em> in Ashcroft in March 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)