Jackie Lieuwen

The Canfor Public Advisory Group (PAG) met at Canfor April 2. The PAG members meet with Canfor representatives throughout the year and they are a voice representing people in various community sectors such as recreation

Canfor consultants question Morice MOF inventory

Canfor is completing a shadow analysis to protect their timber rights and verify forest inventory.

The Canfor Public Advisory Group (PAG) met at Canfor April 2. The PAG members meet with Canfor representatives throughout the year and they are a voice representing people in various community sectors such as recreation
April is cancer awareness month.  Houston’s Grace Hodge was honoured with a  30-year service award from the Canadian Cancer Society. L-R in the photo are Shiela Keller

FIGHT Cancer

April is cancer awareness month, and the Houston branch of the Cancer Society is planning an Italian dinner fundraiser June 1.

April is cancer awareness month.  Houston’s Grace Hodge was honoured with a  30-year service award from the Canadian Cancer Society. L-R in the photo are Shiela Keller
Houston mayor and council

District defers many proposed projects

Houston council cut many projects from the 2015 budget. Most were proposed Leisure Services projects.

Houston mayor and council
Reverend Jacob Worley is pastor of the Houston St. Clement Church by the Community Hall. He also pastors the Anglican church in Smithers and Quick.

Reverend Worley has worked for the U.S. army

Reverend Jacob Worley used to work for the U.S. Department of Defence at the White Sands Missile Range, before heading into ministry.

Reverend Jacob Worley is pastor of the Houston St. Clement Church by the Community Hall. He also pastors the Anglican church in Smithers and Quick.

Police warn of fraud

"People need to be wary. If they think something is suspicious or too good to be true, it probably is," said RCMP Sgt. Stephen Rose.

Houston mayor and council

District picks 2015 budget projects

The District of Houston has over $3.4 million for 2015 projects, most funded through grants, money from previous years and 2015 taxes.

Houston mayor and council
An ambulance got stuck on Buck Flats Road this past winter

Hospital District lobbies for 4×4 ambulances

"Due to extreme weather and bad road conditions we experience, it is imperative that ambulances are equipped with four wheel drive."

An ambulance got stuck on Buck Flats Road this past winter
A fundraiser barbecue saw great support from Houston for Rebecca Ells

BBQ support

A fundraiser barbecue last Friday showed great support for Rebecca Ells, who heads to Wrestling Provincials in New Brunswick April 8 to 13.

A fundraiser barbecue saw great support from Houston for Rebecca Ells
A Northern Health Review of Houston services recommends transforming the Houston Health Centre into a Primary Care Home.

Houston up for second wave of international doctors

Northern Health is recruiting to hire international doctors, but getting one for Houston will take at least a year.

A Northern Health Review of Houston services recommends transforming the Houston Health Centre into a Primary Care Home.

Houston Board to manage local BVSS soccer

Previously run out of Smithers, Houston is now managing its own soccer budget and field development.

Houston bowlers Dan Stuart

BOWLING Silver

Houston bowlers Dan Stuart, George Fitchet and Brian Smith earned second place at the Club 55+ Bowling Zones in Prince George March 14.

Houston bowlers Dan Stuart
Minister Fassbender faces questions from the Social Studies 11 class.

Education Minister impressed by Houston

Minister of Education Peter Fassbender visited HSS March 16 and said he was very impressed by the engagement and passion he saw.

Minister Fassbender faces questions from the Social Studies 11 class.
Houston volunteers of the Canadian Cancer Society sold out 12 boxes of daffodils in the mall last Thursday and Friday. The annual fund raiser made $3

FLOWERS of Support

Houston Cancer Society volunteers sold out 12 boxes of daffodils in the mall March 19 and 20, raising $3,000 for the cause.

Houston volunteers of the Canadian Cancer Society sold out 12 boxes of daffodils in the mall last Thursday and Friday. The annual fund raiser made $3

Houston wants forestry staff

Houston council is lobbying for more staff in the Houston Ministry of Forests office, and sent a letter to Victoria early-March.

Houston Leisure Facility use has been dropping steadily in the last five months. The above chart shows the District of Houston revenue from the facility

Use of Leisure Facility declining

Public use of the Houston Leisure Facility is steadily decreasing, and revenue in the last three years has dropped 24 percent.

Houston Leisure Facility use has been dropping steadily in the last five months. The above chart shows the District of Houston revenue from the facility
McKenzie spins through a great senior skate performance.

Heroes and villains hit the ice

Last weekend, Houston Figure Skating Club put on a spring carnival themed "Remarkable Heroes and Villains," for their family and friends.

McKenzie spins through a great senior skate performance.

Canfor stable with cost effective facilities

Canfor says the pending drop in timber harvest will not substantially impact operation in Houston.

Timber harvest to cutback 26 percent

The annual allowable cut was announced March 16, and the Morice (Houston) harvest is down 12%, with another 16% drop in 2020.

Competition bureau rules on Houston timber swap

The Competition Bureau ruled last week that the 2014 Canfor and West Fraser exchange of timber rights did not restrict competitive market.

Raj and Birpal Grewal are both from Punjab

New restaurant owner has big plans

Houston's new restaurant owner Raj Grewal grew up in Punjab, India, and has years of managerial experience.

Raj and Birpal Grewal are both from Punjab