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BC Cowboy Heritage Society

BC Government proclaims “Cowboy Heritage Week” March 8 to15

"The history of the cowboy and his way of life needs to be told": MLA Donna Barnett

BC Cowboy Heritage Society
B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.

Olivia, Liam top lists of new baby names in B.C.

Also popular were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava for girls, and Mason, Ethan, Lucas and Benjamin for boys (With interactive charts)

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.
UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.

#UsedHelps: Connecting Business with Canadian Charities

It's a first for Canadian buy and sell websites, where sellers can donate the proceeds of their sales directly to national, local charities.

UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.
Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond

Teachers strike mediation hopes rise as Ready talks to BCTF, province

Negotiators for both sides in bitter strike expected to meet as early as today

Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond
Last year's People's Choice winner was Christina Dutkowski.

Vote for the People’s Choice ‘Best Photo’

Voting for the Next Generation People's Choice photo contest is open until Sept. 7 at midnight

Last year's People's Choice winner was Christina Dutkowski.
This photography

Your Best Shot finalists chosen

More than 2,100 entries received for the second annual contest

This photography
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton reaches out to an audience member during the grand entry of the delegates to the 2014 BC Elders Gathering at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

B.C.’s Elders Gathering in Penticton unique in Canada

More than 3,500 people attended the 38th annual Elders Gathering in Penticton July 7 to 9.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton reaches out to an audience member during the grand entry of the delegates to the 2014 BC Elders Gathering at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Former Houston resident

Houston man nominated for Grammy ‘Roots’ Album

A Houston high school graduate was on the list of nominees at the recent Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Former Houston resident
Frank Everitt

Steelworkers reject latest Canfor offer

Steelworkers voted 89 per cent to reject the latest contract offer from Canfor.

Frank Everitt
The Bulkley Valley Rapids U14 girls team won the Fair Play Award at the recent U14 Provincials.

MOST Sportsmanlike

The Bulkley Valley Rapids U14 girls team won the Fair Play Award at the recent U14 Provincials.

The Bulkley Valley Rapids U14 girls team won the Fair Play Award at the recent U14 Provincials.
The Huckleberry Mine rescue team is taking part in the Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition June 6 and 8.

Huckleberry Mine rescue training

The Huckleberry Mine rescue team is training hard to ensure they remain one of the top teams in B.C. at the upcoming competition.

The Huckleberry Mine rescue team is taking part in the Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition June 6 and 8.

Health class upsets parents and students

Some parents at Twain Sullivan Elementary School are upset with the material covered by a public health nurse with grades 6-7 students.

Property tax notices in mail

Property Tax rates in the District of Houston will go up an overall of 1.8 percent on the municipal portion this year.

Leuenberger sentencing in March 2013

Susan Gail Leuenberger of Houston will pay a maximum of $638,991.10 to Kyah Industries Ltd. (KIL).

A rally in support of the Unist’ot’en eviction of Apache Canada from their claimed territory in front of the Royal Bank on Main Street in Smithers last Tuesday.

Unist’ot’en evict developers, gain international support

The Unist’ot’en, part of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, have once again prohibited further development on territory south of Houston.

A rally in support of the Unist’ot’en eviction of Apache Canada from their claimed territory in front of the Royal Bank on Main Street in Smithers last Tuesday.
Houston residents

Remembering their sacrifice

Veterans, cadets, RCMP, the local Fire Department and many local citizens came out last Sunday to honour the service of war veterans.

Houston residents
Houston Luckies' Tyler Poznikoff breaks in on Smithers Steelhead Mike Wall only to be shut down once again. The Steelheads beat the Luckies 10-2 in a disappointing loss in Houston last Saturday night.

Houston Luckies edged 10-2 in battle of the Bulkley

The Houston Luckies faced a disappointing defeat last weekend as they fell 10-2 to their Bulkley Valley rivals, the Smithers Steelheads.

Houston Luckies' Tyler Poznikoff breaks in on Smithers Steelhead Mike Wall only to be shut down once again. The Steelheads beat the Luckies 10-2 in a disappointing loss in Houston last Saturday night.
Legion Ladies Auxiliary and helpers served a hot turkey dinner to veterans and friends at the Legion following Remembrance Day Services Sunday. L.A. members Debbie

Legion Turkey Dinner

Legion Ladies Auxiliary and helpers served a hot turkey dinner to veterans and friends at the Legion after Remembrance Day services Sunday.

Legion Ladies Auxiliary and helpers served a hot turkey dinner to veterans and friends at the Legion following Remembrance Day Services Sunday. L.A. members Debbie
Sign by Grizzly attack site on Morice River Road

Morice River fisher mauled by Grizzly

Last Tuesday evening, an angler from Anchorage, Alaska was mauled by a grizzly bear along the Morice River.

Sign by Grizzly attack site on Morice River Road
Special Committee on Timber Supply committe chair John Rustad releases the committee's report in Prince George August 15.

Special committee reports on how to boost interior timber supply

If no steps are taken to boost timber supplies in the central interior, a special committee says some 20 mills could close over 20 years.

Special Committee on Timber Supply committe chair John Rustad releases the committee's report in Prince George August 15.