Thompson Nicola Regional District

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library Screenwriter-in-Residence Ken Hegan. (Photo credit: TNRL)

Screenwriter in Residence offering one-on-one writing advice

Kamloops filmmaker Ken Hegan will be offering advice about breaking into screenwriting

 

Approximate area where the body was found according to a witness. (Google)

RCMP major crime unit investigating suspicious death near Merritt

A body was discovered Tuesday morning off Highway 5A

 

If you’re out enjoying the back country, make sure not to let invasive plants hitch a ride. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)

Come clean and leave clean to stop spread of invasive plants

Don’t transport unwanted visitors as you’re enjoying the back country

  • Aug 26, 2021

 

‘Outrunners’ was filmed in and around Kamloops last year, and the producers are offering a chance for people to have their scream recorded for posterity as part of the film. (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Film Commission)

Fundraising campaign for local film is your scream come true

‘Outrunners’, filmed in Kamloops, is looking to add some screams to its soundtrack, and you can help

‘Outrunners’ was filmed in and around Kamloops last year, and the producers are offering a chance for people to have their scream recorded for posterity as part of the film. (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Film Commission)
Smoke from a controlled burn in a portion of the Lytton Creek fire east of Spences Bridge on Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)

VIDEO: After helping hundreds fleeing wildfires, Merritt faces evacuations of its own

United Way helps with Nicola Valley Food Bank in Merritt

Smoke from a controlled burn in a portion of the Lytton Creek fire east of Spences Bridge on Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)
A helicopter can just be seen at centre left bucketing part of the Lytton Creek wildfire at Arthur’s Seat near Spences Bridge on Aug. 15. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)

Evacuation alerts and orders continue as wildfires worsen

Thousands forced to leave their homes but face highway closures, no accommodation

A helicopter can just be seen at centre left bucketing part of the Lytton Creek wildfire at Arthur’s Seat near Spences Bridge on Aug. 15. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)
125 properties are now under evacuation order due to the Flat Lake fire.

UPDATE: Evacuation order issued for Bonaparte Plateau area

TNRD order impacts 125 properties west of 70 Mile

125 properties are now under evacuation order due to the Flat Lake fire.
Proposed plan of the new EcoDepot serving Cache Creek and Ashcroft. Work is scheduled to start in August, with the opening planned for spring 2022. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Work on new Cache Creek/Ashcroft Eco-Depot starts next month

If all goes according to plan, new site off Highway 1 should open in spring 2022

Proposed plan of the new EcoDepot serving Cache Creek and Ashcroft. Work is scheduled to start in August, with the opening planned for spring 2022. (Photo credit: TNRD)
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has opened a resiliency centre for wildfire evacuees at Northills Mall in Kamloops. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Resiliency centre for wildfire evacuees now open in Kamloops

Centre is open seven days a week and provides a variety of support services

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has opened a resiliency centre for wildfire evacuees at Northills Mall in Kamloops. (Photo credit: TNRD)
The Loon Lake community hall has received a $150,000 grant for upgrades to the hall’s interior. (Photo credit: Loon Lake Community Recreational and Agricultural Society)

Loon Lake community hall gets $150,000 grant for upgrades

Grant will help fund a variety of improvements to the 42-year-old facility

The Loon Lake community hall has received a $150,000 grant for upgrades to the hall’s interior. (Photo credit: Loon Lake Community Recreational and Agricultural Society)
A recently 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)

New bylaw will make it mandatory to recycle cardboard in TNRD

Landfill or transfer staion loads with more than 10 per cent corrugated cardboard could incur a fine

A recently 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)
Members of the Grassland Conservation Council of B.C. with bags of Spotted Knapweed they pulled near the Laurie Guichon Memorial Grasslands Interpretive site last year. Know when it’s safe to pull and bag invasive species, and how not to let them spread. (Photo credit: Lauren Letham)

Invasive plants: you’ve got to know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em

What do you do if you find an invasive plant while out waking? That depends on a few things

  • May 19, 2021
Members of the Grassland Conservation Council of B.C. with bags of Spotted Knapweed they pulled near the Laurie Guichon Memorial Grasslands Interpretive site last year. Know when it’s safe to pull and bag invasive species, and how not to let them spread. (Photo credit: Lauren Letham)
Crew on the set of an episode of The Twilight Zone in Ashcroft in February 2020. Film production in the region is busier than ever, and local crew members are in huge demand for a wide variety of positions. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Opportunities in local film industry ‘as big as the imagination’

Many production companies are looking to film in the area, and local crew members are in high demand

Crew on the set of an episode of The Twilight Zone in Ashcroft in February 2020. Film production in the region is busier than ever, and local crew members are in huge demand for a wide variety of positions. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Do you have a black, new model Lincoln town car like this one? It’s one of several vehicles wanted for a feature film shooting soon in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Your car could be a star in feaure film shooting in Kamloops

Production company looking for several vehicles for use in a film being shot soon in Kamloops

Do you have a black, new model Lincoln town car like this one? It’s one of several vehicles wanted for a feature film shooting soon in Kamloops. (Photo credit: Stock image)
The proposed site of the new Loon lake fire hall, on the site of the former provincial park. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Construction of new Loon Lake fire hall delayed because of cost

Lowest tender more than double the estimated cost of the project

The proposed site of the new Loon lake fire hall, on the site of the former provincial park. (Photo credit: TNRD)
TNRD logo, no date, file photo

This is only a test: TNRD emergency notification coming April 23

TNRD will be sending a test message using its emergency notification system to all registered users

TNRD logo, no date, file photo
Anyone out walking on area trails at this time of year should beware of taking burdock hooks (pictured) for a ride, and transporting the invasive plant to fresh pastures. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)

Stop invasives in your tracks if you’re hitting the trail

Know when, where, and how to enjoy spring back country adventures without invasive plants

  • Apr 7, 2021
Anyone out walking on area trails at this time of year should beware of taking burdock hooks (pictured) for a ride, and transporting the invasive plant to fresh pastures. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)
The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library website has been completely redesigned to make it more user-friendly and show everything the system, and local libraries, have to offer. (Photo credit: TNRL)

Region’s largest library has undergone a major makeover

TNRL website gets more than 200,000 visits a year, and is now easier to use with more features

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library website has been completely redesigned to make it more user-friendly and show everything the system, and local libraries, have to offer. (Photo credit: TNRL)
Crew between takes during the filming of an episode of <em>The Twilight Zone</em> in Ashcroft, February 2020. Region-wide, filmmaking had an economic impact of nearly $20 million in 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Successful year for filming in region despite pandemic pause

Filming had nearly $20 million in economic impact in TNRD communities

Crew between takes during the filming of an episode of <em>The Twilight Zone</em> in Ashcroft, February 2020. Region-wide, filmmaking had an economic impact of nearly $20 million in 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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TNRD votes to eliminate overdue fines at all area libraries

Move will increase library usage and remove barriers while having little financial impact

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