Stephanie Hagenaars

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2 dead, 1 injured after crash on Highway 5 south of Blue River

Another was taken to hospital with serious injuries

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. (File photo)

Communities in Interior Health feeling effects of nursing shortage

The ER in Clearwater has experienced closures, and a new RIH wing might have trouble finding staff

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. (File photo)
A wildfire sparked Monday morning fueled concerns about a lack of initial attack teams in the area. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Clearwater to lose permanent initial attack wildfire teams

BC Wildfire Service said it will base attack teams out of Kamloops

  • May 3, 2022
A wildfire sparked Monday morning fueled concerns about a lack of initial attack teams in the area. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
Sediment has run off from a logging road into the creek below. (Submitted phooto)

VIDEO: B.C. couple says their water supply contaminated by logging activity

The issues started less than a month after they purchased their dream home

Sediment has run off from a logging road into the creek below. (Submitted phooto)
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B.C. men lose appeal to get back 9 seized pit bulls found chained in freezing temperatures

Nine pit bulls were seized from the property on Dec. 30, 2021

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Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres that will see temporary service reductions restored. (File photo)

IH to resume most regular services, following temporary cutbacks

Health centres in Ashcroft and New Denver will continue with reduced services

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres that will see temporary service reductions restored. (File photo)
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Interior Health tops daily COVID-19 case count Tuesday

Provincial health report numbers show region with 376 new cases

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Kamloops Court House

UPDATE: Trucking company says they have no part in lawsuit against dead B.C. man

Insurance company lawsuit is seeking damages due to an incident in 2020

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Debbie McHugh, 68, filed a civil claim against Vavenby business Your Tiny Homes Inc. She purchased home almost two years ago and has yet to receive the home. (Deanna Neuman/GoFundMe)

Squamish woman says she’s waited years for house from Vavenby tiny home seller

Multiple claims allege seller has broken contracts

Debbie McHugh, 68, filed a civil claim against Vavenby business Your Tiny Homes Inc. She purchased home almost two years ago and has yet to receive the home. (Deanna Neuman/GoFundMe)
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1 dead, 2 taken to hospital after collision that closed Hwy 5 near Barriere

The highway was closed for nine hours

(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Seasonal influenza vaccine is administered starting each fall in B.C. and around the world. (Langley Advance Times)

Interior Health kicks off annual influenza campaign

Interior Health is urging everyone in the region to protect themselves this…

Seasonal influenza vaccine is administered starting each fall in B.C. and around the world. (Langley Advance Times)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (File photo)

Rural B.C. emergency room to close overnight for days as staffing shortages plague hospital

Ambulances will take patients to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. (File photo)
Mike Wiegele died July 15, 2021, at age 82. (Mike Wiegele's Helicopter Skiing / Facebook)

Mike Wiegele, Blue River heli-skiing industry legend, dies at age 82

“He had an unparalleled passion for skiing (and) was a fearless entrepreneur.”

Mike Wiegele died July 15, 2021, at age 82. (Mike Wiegele's Helicopter Skiing / Facebook)
A helicopter was seen flying over the Clearwater River with a bucket July 14, the skies very smoky. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

Call a state of emergency over wildfires, Clearwater officials urge B.C. government

‘It’s time to try to get ahead of this as soon as we can’

A helicopter was seen flying over the Clearwater River with a bucket July 14, the skies very smoky. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
A wildfire by Logan Lake, taken from Duffy Lake. (Cressen Isaac / Facebook)

Evacuation order issued for Durand Lake area due to nearby fires

Over 160 properties are part of the evacuation order.

A wildfire by Logan Lake, taken from Duffy Lake. (Cressen Isaac / Facebook)
Janet (left) and Karen Johnson. (Shelley Woods Boden/Facebook)

Parole hearing for convicted killer in Johnson-Bentley murders pushed to September

An application was submitted by David Ennis’ lawyers to extend the hearing deadline for day parole

Janet (left) and Karen Johnson. (Shelley Woods Boden/Facebook)
Footage taken from across the gas station in Little Fort shows the traffic stopped on Highway 5. (Photo courtesy of Pam Jim)

UPDATE: Person trapped, air ambulance responding after semi slams into car on Highway 5

Two people were air-lifted to hospital in Kamloops.

Footage taken from across the gas station in Little Fort shows the traffic stopped on Highway 5. (Photo courtesy of Pam Jim)
The Thomas family. From l-r: Parker's mom, Krista, sister, Morgan, Parker, brother, Harris and dad, Scott. (YouTube video screenshot)

Clearwater’s Parker Thomas wants to be a YouTube star, and you can help

In just a few days, the video has been viewed over 5,500 times

The Thomas family. From l-r: Parker's mom, Krista, sister, Morgan, Parker, brother, Harris and dad, Scott. (YouTube video screenshot)
Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army's Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

Interior Health begins immunization of workers in high-risk locations as age cohorts expand

Additional supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine has made it possible to direct doses.

Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army's Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
Prescription pills containing oxycodone and acetaminophen are pictured in this June 20, 2012 photo. Pandemic exacerbates opioid crisis, as overdoses rise and services fade. The COVID-19 crisis has overshadowed an equally dark pandemic of opioid overdoses, which have risen sharply since March as the border closure and limited access to services raise fatal risks for drug users. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Interior Health expands substance use treatment with new teams

The integrated treatment teams are based throughout the southern Interior

Prescription pills containing oxycodone and acetaminophen are pictured in this June 20, 2012 photo. Pandemic exacerbates opioid crisis, as overdoses rise and services fade. The COVID-19 crisis has overshadowed an equally dark pandemic of opioid overdoses, which have risen sharply since March as the border closure and limited access to services raise fatal risks for drug users. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy