Jackie Lieuwen

Noreen Scott

Housing Society kicks off fundraising for new independent seniors home

The Houston Retirement Housing Society wants to raise $100,000 by May 2015 to start building a new home in Pleasant Valley Village.

Noreen Scott
Lorinda Vanderheide has been running Blooming Arrangements for just over a year and was just nominated for a provincial award.

Houston flower shop nominated for BC award

Houston's Blooming Arrangements was nominated for Premier's People's Choice Award for Small Business B.C.

Lorinda Vanderheide has been running Blooming Arrangements for just over a year and was just nominated for a provincial award.
Caribou collared in Telkwa Mountains.

Council sends concerns about caribou regulations

Houston mayor and council are sending a letter of input about the proposed Telkwa caribou protections from the Ministry of Forests.

Caribou collared in Telkwa Mountains.
A trailer being towed slid and pulled a pickup truck off Highway 16 near Hungry Hill at 12:30 a.m. Nov. 19. Sgt. Rose says the driver wasn’t inured but the vehicle was significantly damaged.

Police warn drivers to slow down in icy conditions

Over five drivers hit the ditch during the icy conditions last Tuesday and Wednesday, partly due to driving too fast.

A trailer being towed slid and pulled a pickup truck off Highway 16 near Hungry Hill at 12:30 a.m. Nov. 19. Sgt. Rose says the driver wasn’t inured but the vehicle was significantly damaged.
Houston families flocked to Steelhead Park for the annual Christmas Light Up last Friday. Lawrence and Elaine and their three children Reese

LIGHT Up

Houston families and kids flocked to Steelhead Park for the annual Christmas Light Up, Santa visit and Midnight Madness last Friday.

Houston families flocked to Steelhead Park for the annual Christmas Light Up last Friday. Lawrence and Elaine and their three children Reese
Lukas and his Mom Jen Wilson were among the crowd at the Family Night put on by Houston Link to Learning last Thursday. Attendants were asked to use some given words and make sentences about family and community.Lukas wrote “Always support people - help

WORD Power

Attendants at the Link to Learning Family Night were asked to develop sentences showing appreciation for family and community.

Lukas and his Mom Jen Wilson were among the crowd at the Family Night put on by Houston Link to Learning last Thursday. Attendants were asked to use some given words and make sentences about family and community.Lukas wrote “Always support people - help
New RCMP Corporal Steve Thackeray has done extra training in catching impaired drivers. 'It's something that I'm very passionate about

New Corporal experienced in small town general duty

Houston's new RCMP Corporal Steve Thackeray is a family man who values community and likes small towns.

New RCMP Corporal Steve Thackeray has done extra training in catching impaired drivers. 'It's something that I'm very passionate about
Map of some of the suggested road improvements for Houston in the future.

Houston plan suggests second crossing for Buck Creek

The District is working on a vision for transportation in Houston that will guide road development and help them lobby for funding.

Map of some of the suggested road improvements for Houston in the future.
Shane Brienen is newly elected Houston Mayor after winning 69 percent of votes.

Shane Brienen elected mayor

Shane Brienen is the newly elected Houston Mayor, defeating two-term mayor Bill Holmberg with 69 percent of votes.

Shane Brienen is newly elected Houston Mayor after winning 69 percent of votes.
RCMP Sergeant Stephen Rose presents to Houston council about Detachment changes and statistics.

RCMP report dropping crime rates in Houston

Over the last three years, RCMP statistics show decreases in assaults, property crime, break and enters and alcohol-related crime.

RCMP Sergeant Stephen Rose presents to Houston council about Detachment changes and statistics.

District to buy $417,000 fire engine

The new fire engine will keep the fire fleet at average quality and avoid a spike in home insurance costs.

Two surveyors from Delwisch Design measured out the Houston Shopping Centre last Thursday to develop a floor plan for the mall. They said the floor plan was to give potential businesses an idea of the space available. Left are surveyors Simon Jones and Cody Schieder-Wethy from Delwisch Design.

MALL Surveyed

Surveyors are developing a floor plan for the Houston Shopping Centre to give potential businesses an idea of the space available.

Two surveyors from Delwisch Design measured out the Houston Shopping Centre last Thursday to develop a floor plan for the mall. They said the floor plan was to give potential businesses an idea of the space available. Left are surveyors Simon Jones and Cody Schieder-Wethy from Delwisch Design.
With a push from Tyrell McEwen

Students launch junk contraptions

Students raced contraptions built from junk at the Houston Secondary School last week, as part of a multi-disciplinary project.

With a push from Tyrell McEwen
Operation Christmas Child is sending extra shoeboxes to Ukraine for the refugee children who have fled the war. Boxes are due November 16.

Supporting war-torn Ukraine children

Operation Christmas Child is sending shoebox gifts to children in Ukraine and inviting people to give to kids who have lost everything.

Operation Christmas Child is sending extra shoeboxes to Ukraine for the refugee children who have fled the war. Boxes are due November 16.

District extends Labour Market Strategy

The contract for the Houston Labour Market Strategy was extended until November 30, 2014 to finish developing the Houston strategy.

Glacer Electric re-calibrates the weather sensors above the Houston Fire Department.

Residents offered rebate to exchange old wood stoves

The B.C. government gave $10,450 to boost the Wood Stove Exchange Program, run by the local Airshed Management Society.

Glacer Electric re-calibrates the weather sensors above the Houston Fire Department.
RCMP Sergeant Stephen Rose presents to Houston council about Detachment changes and statistics.

Houston and Granisle RCMP detachments amalgamate

The two officers posted in Granisle will no longer be assigned there, but will live anywhere in the area and be posted four years.

RCMP Sergeant Stephen Rose presents to Houston council about Detachment changes and statistics.

Tax increases coming 2015

Houston taxpayers will see increases in their utility bill and property tax in 2015, impacted by the HFP closure and water treatment plant.

Marten Newgard

SACRIFICE Remembered

The Houston Community Hall was packed at the Remembrance Day ceremony Tuesday. HSS ran a ceremony at the school Monday.

Marten Newgard
Ten people are running for Houston councillor in the elections November 15. Over 120 people came out to the All Candidates meeting to ask questions and hear candidate platforms.

Councillor candidates answer local questions

At the All Candidates meeting last Tuesday, councillors answered a variety of questions about health care, tourism, recreation and more.

Ten people are running for Houston councillor in the elections November 15. Over 120 people came out to the All Candidates meeting to ask questions and hear candidate platforms.