Year: 2012

Friendly hockey competition
Houston Secondary School staff and graduating students geared up for a friendly, end-of-the-year hockey game at the arena Dec. 21.

Jackie Lieuwen / December 28, 2012

Speed reader board gathering data
Houston's speed reader board is being used for research, to show the effectiveness of the boards.

Jackie Lieuwen / December 28, 2012

Twain Sullivan Winter Carnival
Twain Sullivan students had a day of fun outdoor activities like ice cream making and skiing, just before the holidays.

Jackie Lieuwen / December 28, 2012

A different kind of gift giving
As people focus on gift giving for the Christmas season, Bart Plugboer has his mind on another, more global kind of giving.

Jackie Lieuwen / December 28, 2012

Hair Christmas gift
Eleven year old Isabelle cut and donated her hair to a children's cancer program, Angel Hair for Kids, this Christmas.

Wire Service / December 28, 2012

Singing at Silverthorne
Silverthorne kindergarden students sing their little hearts out for family and friends gathered for the Christmas concert Dec. 19.

Jackie Lieuwen / December 28, 2012

District billboard fee nearly doubles
The District of Houston renewed their lease agreement for their sign west of Smithers at recent council meeting.

Jackie Lieuwen / December 28, 2012

Wrestlers earn medals in recent tournaments
Houston Secondary School and club wrestlers competed in two tournaments this month, many bringing back medals to show for their efforts.

Wire Service / December 28, 2012

Community theatre at Bethleham Inn
Three hundred people enjoyed the dinner theatre event on Dec. 14 and 15, where audience became guests at the Bethlehem Inn.

Jackie Lieuwen / December 18, 2012

Skaters spin into Christmas Skating Gala
Local figure skating club put on a skating gala for family and friends, giving skating presentations and having a free skate with Santa.

Wire Service / December 18, 2012

Twain students cook up lunch for seniors
Grade 7 students from Twain Sullivan Elementary baked, cooked and set up a Christmas luncheon on Dec. 14 for seniors at Cottenwood Manor.

Jackie Lieuwen / December 18, 2012

RCMP reports increased assaults
RCMP Sgt. Rose presented to the Houston council, reporting several trends in their Houston files.

Jackie Lieuwen / December 18, 2012

Granisle light up a success
Many people came out and enjoyed the first Granisle Christmas light up, complete with hot chocolate and a visit from Santa.

Contributed / December 18, 2012

Movember madness
Men at Monster Welding support the Movember cause, and two locals dye their stashes to support other causes and start a new trend.

Jackie Lieuwen / December 12, 2012