Jackie Lieuwen

Local horse club members had a practice gymkhana last week

May Days Rodeo ropes in all skill levels

Houston’s May Days Rodeo roped in riders from as far as Alberta to compete in their event. There are also events for beginners and kids.

Local horse club members had a practice gymkhana last week

Paramedicine skips Houston

Emergency Health Services chose Chetwynd, Fort St. James and Hazelton to launch phase one of the paramedicine program.

The Rural Advisory Council met with Premier Christy Clark and other BC Government staff in Victoria April 24.

Rural advisors seek public input

“My biggest priorities are health care for rural communities and education,” said Rural Advisor Bill Holmberg.

The Rural Advisory Council met with Premier Christy Clark and other BC Government staff in Victoria April 24.
Groups and businesses from all over town cleaned the streets and picked up garbage around town during Pitch In last week. Above is volunteers of HOPE cleaning by Buck Creek.

CLEAN Up

Groups and businesses from all over town cleaned the streets and picked up garbage around town during Pitch In last week.

Groups and businesses from all over town cleaned the streets and picked up garbage around town during Pitch In last week. Above is volunteers of HOPE cleaning by Buck Creek.

Five-year District budget highlights water and highway projects

The District is forecasting an average of 2.7 percent property tax increases for the next five years.

Jason Arakgi

BC Lions inspire Houston youth

Three BC Lions linebackers visited HSS last Tuesday, talking to kids about setting goals and working hard and believing in yourself.

Jason Arakgi
Fire tore through four hectares of forest on the hillside west of Perow Loop Road last Tuesday. The Topley Fire Department contained the blaze

CHARRED Remains

Fire destroyed four hectares of forest west of Perow Loop Road last Tuesday. It was controlled by Topley Fire Dept. and a wildfires crew.

Fire tore through four hectares of forest on the hillside west of Perow Loop Road last Tuesday. The Topley Fire Department contained the blaze
One mountain bike trail on Mount Harry Davis is complete. Volunteers are needed to help build the second trail this summer

Mountain biking brings economic benefits

Houston is invited to join a collaborative effort to promote mountain biking in Northern B.C., with hopes to generate significant revenue.

One mountain bike trail on Mount Harry Davis is complete. Volunteers are needed to help build the second trail this summer
Dungate Community Forests presented a cheque to the District of Houston for $66

PROFIT Sharing

One third of the profits from Dungate Community Forests goes to the District of Houston. For 2014 Dungate gave the District $66,952.

Dungate Community Forests presented a cheque to the District of Houston for $66
Houston’s water treatment plant is scheduled to be up and running by the end of May. Above are the new pressure vessels installed last week at the Houston plant.

Dirty water not a health hazard

Houston residents have dirty-looking water as the District of Houston flushes the water lines, but the water is safe.

Houston’s water treatment plant is scheduled to be up and running by the end of May. Above are the new pressure vessels installed last week at the Houston plant.
Dungate Community Forest is operated by a volunteer board of five directors. Above are Board Chair Doug McRae

Community Forests pours profit into Houston

Dungate Community Forests harvests 30,000 cubic metres of timber per year and pours all their profits into the community.

Dungate Community Forest is operated by a volunteer board of five directors. Above are Board Chair Doug McRae
Seven youth and two staff from the Houston Dze L Kant Friendship Centre attended a recent Gathering Our Voices aboriginal youth conference in Prince George.
L-R are Craig Edes

Houston DJ sparks conference-wide dance

Houston made a high-profile team among the 1,600 youth at the 2015 Gathering Our Voices Conference.

Seven youth and two staff from the Houston Dze L Kant Friendship Centre attended a recent Gathering Our Voices aboriginal youth conference in Prince George.
L-R are Craig Edes
Coastal GasLink pipeline had an Open House in Houston April 13. This proposed pipeline would carry natural gas 670 kilometres from Dawson Creek to near Kitimat

Coastal GasLink talks safety

Coastal GasLink does aerial and detailed internal inspections to ensure pipeline safety, and it is a natural gas line so no spills.

Coastal GasLink pipeline had an Open House in Houston April 13. This proposed pipeline would carry natural gas 670 kilometres from Dawson Creek to near Kitimat
Coastal GasLink Project Director Greg Cano.

Pipeline to run regional office in Smithers

Coastal GasLink pipeline announced they will open a regional office in Smithers mid-May to engage the public and answer questions.

Coastal GasLink Project Director Greg Cano.
Over 25 residents attended the Coastal GasLink Open House at the Houston Seniors Centre last Monday. The key topic was the proposed work camp nearby.

Pipeline traffic not to use Buck Flats Road

Traffic from the proposed work camp south of Buck Falls will use the Morice River Road for access and not Buck Flats.

Over 25 residents attended the Coastal GasLink Open House at the Houston Seniors Centre last Monday. The key topic was the proposed work camp nearby.
The Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline is proposing a work camp just south of Buck Falls (Goosly Falls on map).

Pipeline work camp proposed near Buck Creek Falls

The proposed camp may operate two to three years and peak at 1,000 people, with most services managed on site.

The Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline is proposing a work camp just south of Buck Falls (Goosly Falls on map).
Houston mayor and council

Houston taxes increasing with HFP recovery

Residential taxes is up 2.7 percent, and taxes on heavy industry (Canfor) is up 20 percent. Other classes are up an average three percent.

Houston mayor and council
Houston mayor and council

District of Houston refining community vision

The District of Houston will have special meetings to ensure understanding of the proposed changes to the Official Community Plan.

Houston mayor and council
Two Houston girls will travel with Operation Groundswell this summer. Amy Van Barneveld travels to East Africa to help with AIDS relief and learn about the effects of civil war. Joanna Comparelli travels to India to help with women's rights and learn about India's religions.

Backpacking for global impact

Joanna Comparelli and Amy Van Barneveld are backpacking this summer to give back and make a difference in the world.

Two Houston girls will travel with Operation Groundswell this summer. Amy Van Barneveld travels to East Africa to help with AIDS relief and learn about the effects of civil war. Joanna Comparelli travels to India to help with women's rights and learn about India's religions.
Sub Way employees assemble sandwiches. Houston Sub Way opened last Wednesday

Sub Way mission is drawing smiles

Sub Way's new owners want customers and employees to leave with a smile, and have a high standard of food quality.

Sub Way employees assemble sandwiches. Houston Sub Way opened last Wednesday