Thompson Nicola Regional District

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Work is progressing at the new Cache Creek Eco-Depot to the east of Highway 1 between Boston Flats and Cache Creek (behind structure at centre). (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

August soft opening projected for new Cache Creek Eco-Depot

Facility has been in the works for several years as a location was sought

Work is progressing at the new Cache Creek Eco-Depot to the east of Highway 1 between Boston Flats and Cache Creek (behind structure at centre). (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Since their fire hall burnt down in the Elephant Hill wildfire in 2017, the Loon Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been operating out of a two-bay garage on the site of the former hall. Work on a new hall is to start in spring 2022. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Construction on new Loon Lake fire hall to start this spring

Hall was destroyed in Elephant Hill fire in 2017, but rising costs have delayed rebuild

Since their fire hall burnt down in the Elephant Hill wildfire in 2017, the Loon Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been operating out of a two-bay garage on the site of the former hall. Work on a new hall is to start in spring 2022. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The Psalm 23 Transition Society graduation ceremony in July 2020 took place in the Society’s thrift store building, one of the structures singled out by the TNRD as having been constructed without permits. (Photo credit: Psalm 23 Transition Society)

Psalm 23 Society told to clean up ‘infractions’ on Clinton-area property

Society given time to deal with work done on multiple buildings without permits or inspections

The Psalm 23 Transition Society graduation ceremony in July 2020 took place in the Society’s thrift store building, one of the structures singled out by the TNRD as having been constructed without permits. (Photo credit: Psalm 23 Transition Society)
Thompson-Nicola Regional Library, date unknown. Photo credit: TNRL

Free radon home testing kits available through local libraries

Kits can be borrowed from branches of the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library, date unknown. Photo credit: TNRL
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TNRD hits pause on vaccine policy

CAO said the decision comes as a result of changes to the status of the pandemic

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A property destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire in Monte Lake, east of Kamloops, on Aug. 14, 2021. The TNRD will be assisting property owners in rural areas of the regional district with debris removal after last year’s wildfires. (Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

Wildfire debris removal planned for rural residents in TNRD

Residents of electoral areas can contact the TNRD about getting assistance on their properties

A property destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire in Monte Lake, east of Kamloops, on Aug. 14, 2021. The TNRD will be assisting property owners in rural areas of the regional district with debris removal after last year’s wildfires. (Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)
Damage to Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge on Nov. 17, 2021. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)

Resiliency centre in Cache Creek for those impacted by floods

Partnership between Gold Country Communities Society and TNRD provides by-appointment assistance

Damage to Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge on Nov. 17, 2021. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)
Since the destruction of the Loon Lake fire hall in the 2017 wildfires, the fire department has operated out of a garage near the site of the former hall. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Contract awarded for construction of new Loon Lake fire hall

Fire hall was destroyed in 2017 wildfires, and has yet to be rebuilt

Since the destruction of the Loon Lake fire hall in the 2017 wildfires, the fire department has operated out of a garage near the site of the former hall. (Photo credit: TNRD)