Thompson Nicola Regional District

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
(TNRD Library logo)

TNRD votes to eliminate overdue fines at all area libraries

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

(TNRD Library logo)
The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library is inviting readers to take part in a Freedom to Read contest. (Photo credit: TNRL)

Local libraries introducing more ways to get material to patrons

Readers Home Service starting soon in Clinton before expanding to other rural branches

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library is inviting readers to take part in a Freedom to Read contest. (Photo credit: TNRL)
70 Mile Community Hall, date unknown. Photo credit: Facebook

Faster, reliable, less expensive internet a necessity for region

End of year column by TNRD Area”E” director Sally Watson

  • Dec 29, 2020
70 Mile Community Hall, date unknown. Photo credit: Facebook
NATURE NOTES: The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library system’s Mobile Library is seen in the wild during a stop in Spences Bridge on Sept. 24. Note its striking plumage, which makes it very easy to identify as it moves around the region. Don’t be afraid to approach it if you spot it; simply advance quietly and show it your library card. To track its movements, go to <a href="http://www.tnrl.ca" target="_blank">www.tnrl.ca</a>. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Library home service expanding to Clinton and other rural sites

Plus changes coming to Ashcroft branch and activities for all ages

NATURE NOTES: The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library system’s Mobile Library is seen in the wild during a stop in Spences Bridge on Sept. 24. Note its striking plumage, which makes it very easy to identify as it moves around the region. Don’t be afraid to approach it if you spot it; simply advance quietly and show it your library card. To track its movements, go to <a href="http://www.tnrl.ca" target="_blank">www.tnrl.ca</a>. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Welcome to Spences Bridge sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Patience needed as we continue to navigate the COVID pandemic

End of year column by TNRD Area “I” director Steve Rice

  • Dec 29, 2020
Welcome to Spences Bridge sign, 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Christmas table setting, no date, stock image

Random acts of Christmas will warm hearts and souls this season

This year has shown us that we don’t miss ‘stuff’: we miss each other

  • Dec 22, 2020
Christmas table setting, no date, stock image
The TNRD will no longer be offering free disposal days at its 29 solid waste facilities throughout the region. (Photo credit: TNRD)

TNRD votes to end free disposal days at solid waste facilities

Mattresses and tires on rims to be added to items that can be brought in at no charge year-round

The TNRD will no longer be offering free disposal days at its 29 solid waste facilities throughout the region. (Photo credit: TNRD)
The TNRD’s free household hazardous waste round-up in Cache Creek has been rescheduled to take place on Nov. 1. (Photo credit: YouTube)

Hazardous Waste Round-up in Cache Creek moved to Nov. 1

Free event postponed by one week due to inclement weather

The TNRD’s free household hazardous waste round-up in Cache Creek has been rescheduled to take place on Nov. 1. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Thompson-Nicola Regional Library, date unknown. Photo credit: TNRL

Readers and writers can learn more at Thursday evening events

Virtual author events and writers’ nights offer opportunities to learn and create

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library, date unknown. Photo credit: TNRL
The TNRD is holding a free household hazardous waste round-up in Cache Creek on Oct. 25. (Photo credit: YouTube)

Free household hazardous waste round-up coming to Cache Creek

Event gives residents a chance to safely dispose of dangerous materials

The TNRD is holding a free household hazardous waste round-up in Cache Creek on Oct. 25. (Photo credit: YouTube)
The Clinton Library will be getting upgrades to make it more wheelchair accessible. (Photo credit: Google Maps)

Clinton Library to get exterior work to make it more accessible

TNRD board also approves contractor for $400,000 upgrade at 70 Mile Community Hall

The Clinton Library will be getting upgrades to make it more wheelchair accessible. (Photo credit: Google Maps)
Ashcroft mayor and Thompson Regional Hospital District board member Barbara Roden with the steel beam that was signed before being hoisted into place to mark the topping off of the new Patient Care Tower at Royal Inland Hospital, which is scheduled to open in summer 2022. (Photo credit: Royal Inland Hospital Foundation)

New Patient Care Tower at RIH on target for summer 2022 opening

Construction on $417 million tower has entered new construction phase

Ashcroft mayor and Thompson Regional Hospital District board member Barbara Roden with the steel beam that was signed before being hoisted into place to mark the topping off of the new Patient Care Tower at Royal Inland Hospital, which is scheduled to open in summer 2022. (Photo credit: Royal Inland Hospital Foundation)
Edgar Allan Crow, mascot of the North Kamloops Library, presumably saying ‘Libraries? Boring? Nevermore!’ (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Regional Library)

Fall programs and events going virtual at libraries this fall

Many old favourites, including ‘Tech One-on-One’, will be offered online through the library system

Edgar Allan Crow, mascot of the North Kamloops Library, presumably saying ‘Libraries? Boring? Nevermore!’ (Photo credit: Thompson-Nicola Regional Library)
The Loon Lake fire trucks are currently being stored in a two-bay garage on the site of the former fire hall near the Transfer Station. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Crown Lease secured for land for new Loon Lake fire hall

Construction on hall to replace one destroyed in 2017 expected to start next year

The Loon Lake fire trucks are currently being stored in a two-bay garage on the site of the former fire hall near the Transfer Station. (Photo credit: TNRD)