Jackie Lieuwen

The Topley 4-H Club kids did their speeches before parents

SPEAK Off

The Topley 4-H Club members gave speeches before parents, peers and judges at the Houston Secondary School last Tuesday.

The Topley 4-H Club kids did their speeches before parents
Houston Figure Skating Coach Katie Ball stands with Cruella De Vil’s puppies at the carnival dress rehearsal last Thursday.

PUPPIES Skate

Houston Figure Skating Club runs their annual spring Carnival this Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m. at the Claude Parish Memorial Arena.

Houston Figure Skating Coach Katie Ball stands with Cruella De Vil’s puppies at the carnival dress rehearsal last Thursday.
Houston's Don Roy has coached wrestling for 40 years. Now retired

Coach Don Roy says key to wrestling is work ethic

For 40-year coach Don Roy, wrestling is all about life lessons, such as learning to work hard, lose well and learn from failures.

Houston's Don Roy has coached wrestling for 40 years. Now retired
Local community groups are finalizing donations towards the Search and Rescue primary response vehicle which the group bought last December. Above

SAR Support

Local community groups are finalizing donations for the Search and Rescue primary response vehicle which the group bought last December.

Local community groups are finalizing donations towards the Search and Rescue primary response vehicle which the group bought last December. Above
Houston Health Centre

Northern Health recruits to Health Centre

Houston Health Review recommends the Health Centre move towards becoming a Primary Care Home for Houston.

Houston Health Centre
Work BC ran a “Find your fit” event at the Houston Secondary School last Tuesday. Local students toured through the gym

FITTING Career

Work BC ran a “Find your fit” event at HSS last Tuesday, to promote trades and help students learn about the labour market.

Work BC ran a “Find your fit” event at the Houston Secondary School last Tuesday. Local students toured through the gym
Special Olympics wrapped up with a party last week. The Club has been meeting at the Pleasant Valley Plaza every Wednesday since September

Special Olympic bowlers hit the Houston lanes

Special Olympics wrapped up last week after meeting every week in Houston with bowlers from Houston, Burns Lake and Smithers.

Special Olympics wrapped up with a party last week. The Club has been meeting at the Pleasant Valley Plaza every Wednesday since September
The Houston Hospice Society donated $20

Bladder scanner for Houston

Houston Hospice Society is partnering with the B.V. Health and Hospital Foundation to buy a $20,000 bladder scanner for Houston.

The Houston Hospice Society donated $20
Jill MacKenzie and Betty Siebenga show off a rooster rug hooking mat. MacKenzie is making the self-designed rug after taking classes from Siebenga who teaches rug hooking in Houston.

Hospice Gala features local artists

Houston Hospice hosted an Art Gala last weekend, featuring a variety of local artists from Houston and the surrounding area

Jill MacKenzie and Betty Siebenga show off a rooster rug hooking mat. MacKenzie is making the self-designed rug after taking classes from Siebenga who teaches rug hooking in Houston.
Rebecca Ells (middle) won a gold medal at the High School Wrestling Provincials in Vancouver Feb. 28. Above she stands on the podium with second place winner Mayben Crabbe from Ucluelet

Houston wrestler to compete in Nationals

Houston's Rebecca Ells wrestles the top girls in Canada at Nationals this April. She won gold at Provincials in Vancouver Feb. 28.

Rebecca Ells (middle) won a gold medal at the High School Wrestling Provincials in Vancouver Feb. 28. Above she stands on the podium with second place winner Mayben Crabbe from Ucluelet
Nine students took a hands-on exam in traffic control on 12th Street last Thursday. The students are part of the Heavy Equipment Operator ACE-IT training with the Northwest Community College. Traffic Control Instructor Donna Andres (right) ran a two-day training course to give students basic certification as part of the equipment operator course.

DIRECTING Traffic

Nine students took a hands-on exam directing traffic for their Traffic Control Training, part of Heavy Equipment Operator course with NWCC.

Nine students took a hands-on exam in traffic control on 12th Street last Thursday. The students are part of the Heavy Equipment Operator ACE-IT training with the Northwest Community College. Traffic Control Instructor Donna Andres (right) ran a two-day training course to give students basic certification as part of the equipment operator course.
Houston Health Centre

Houston 24/7 health still a priority

Houston council will continue pursuing 24/7 health care for Houston and they budgeted $10,000 for lobbying if needed.

Houston Health Centre
Map of the Morice Timber Supply Area. The Morice TSA Determination is expected in the next ten business days.

Morice TSR delayed

The Morice TSR will be announced in up to ten business days. The review will set the harvest level for the next five years.

Map of the Morice Timber Supply Area. The Morice TSA Determination is expected in the next ten business days.

RDBN wants common pipeline corridor

RDBN Director Newell says wasting timber is part of the issue having five proposed pipelines with different routes across northern B.C.

The Coastal GasLink pipeline is proposed to run 23 kilometres south of Houston. A work camp is proposed south of Goosly Falls (also known as Buck Falls) on the Parrott Trail Forest Service Road. Coastal GasLink says the camp will be accessed through the Morice River Road.

RDBN Director says pipeline timber should be utilized

Rob Newell, Area G Director for the Regional District, says he wants Coastal GasLink to log and deliver timber they clear and chip leftovers.

The Coastal GasLink pipeline is proposed to run 23 kilometres south of Houston. A work camp is proposed south of Goosly Falls (also known as Buck Falls) on the Parrott Trail Forest Service Road. Coastal GasLink says the camp will be accessed through the Morice River Road.

Paramedicine in Houston

B.C. Emergency Health Services (EHS) will start implementing a pilot paramedicine program in three or four communities starting in April.

The District of Houston is making Irrigation Lake accessible during the winter.

Road to Irrigation Lake snow plowed for access

The District of Houston will snow plow the road to Irrigation Lake during winters, making it available for local ice fishers.

The District of Houston is making Irrigation Lake accessible during the winter.

Proposed coho hatchery

A Houston volunteer stream-keepers group wants to start a small, portable coho hatchery to incubate 10,000 coho salmon fry in Houston.

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

Houston 24/7 health care not an option

A Northern Health review of Houston services deemed 24/7 care "not feasible" based on health provider input and comparison to similar towns.

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

Nurses could expand scope of health care in Houston

Northern Health is looking to expand nurse services to offer a wider scope of care by becoming Remote Nursing Certified.