Jackie Lieuwen

Cadets Mackenzie and Jonathan Jaspers sell poppies for Remembrance Day. Poppies commemorate the men and women who have been killed serving in the military. This year remembrance includes 24-year-old Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who was shot while on ceremonial guard duty at the Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa Oct. 22.

WE Remember

Poppies are on sale for Remembrance Day, commemorating men and women who have been killed serving in the military.

Cadets Mackenzie and Jonathan Jaspers sell poppies for Remembrance Day. Poppies commemorate the men and women who have been killed serving in the military. This year remembrance includes 24-year-old Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who was shot while on ceremonial guard duty at the Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa Oct. 22.
Shane Brienen and Bill Holmberg are competing for election as Houston mayor on Nov. 15.

Mayor debate

Locals targeted mayor candidates Shane Brienen and Bill Holmberg with questions at the All Candidates meeting last Tuesday.

Shane Brienen and Bill Holmberg are competing for election as Houston mayor on Nov. 15.
Charter members Evelyn Jaarsma

Houston Christian Reformed Church celebrates 75 years

The Houston Christian Reformed Church first organized in 1939, and have gone through lots of changes since the early days meeting in homes.

Charter members Evelyn Jaarsma
Sullivan Motor Products is supporting breast cancer research

PINK Support

Sullivan Motor Products staff wore pink bra stickers, dressing for the cause as they raise support for breast cancer research.

Sullivan Motor Products is supporting breast cancer research
Christmas lights

Light up to look different this year

This year the Chamber will hire a contractor to decorate the existing trees in the park, rather then hire groups to put up tree stands.

Christmas lights
The Snowmobile Club upgraded the cabin on the Dungate Meadows trail this month.

Snowmobile Club upgrades trails and cabins

The Houston Snowmobile Club is improving snowmobile trails around Houston, including the Dungate, Sibola, and Telkwa Range trails.

The Snowmobile Club upgraded the cabin on the Dungate Meadows trail this month.

Granisle upgrades park

The Village of Granisle received a $30,000 grant to enhance the Granisle Memorial Park, to increase revenue generating potential.

Jerry Veillette won citizen of the year.

Celebrating excellence in Houston

The Houston Chamber of Commerce Business Awards was a big hit, with ten individuals and businesses awarded for excellence.

Jerry Veillette won citizen of the year.
The Chamber has sent 2

Chamber guides and map in demand

The Houston Chamber of Commerce is putting Houston on the map with their tourism program.

The Chamber has sent 2

Houston Chamber seeking three year contract

President Troy Reitsma says they want to provide more stability to their staff and keep their current team of staff together.

Map shows where caribou and snowmobile tracks were seen during the February and March 2013 surveys of the Telkwa mountains.

Telkwa range caribou plan still in the works

With the recovery plan in progress, the focus now is on monitoring caribou, humans and wolves, and how they use the Telkwa Mountains.

Map shows where caribou and snowmobile tracks were seen during the February and March 2013 surveys of the Telkwa mountains.
Houston ACT (Action Changes Things) is a preventative health group that promotes active living in the community. See houstonact.ca

Houston ACT sponsors local grants

The Houston ACT (Action Changes Things) is distributing $15,000 in grants to local groups in support of health related projects.

Houston ACT (Action Changes Things) is a preventative health group that promotes active living in the community. See houstonact.ca
Telus is upgrading wireless service along Highway 16.

TELUS upgrades cell service along Highway 16.

Telus is constructing several towers to upgrade wireless service near Barrett Lake, Six Mile Hill and near Terrace.

Telus is upgrading wireless service along Highway 16.
Volunteers made and sold 1

PIE DAYS

Willing Workers volunteers made 1,400 pies during the annual “Pie Days” fundraiser for the Houston Christian School.

Volunteers made and sold 1
Map of proposed Telkwa Caribou Timber Management Zones. The bold framed area is the Telkwa caribou study area. The lined orange area are key forested habitat areas

Local concerns with caribou plan: Funding and predator control needed

Locals are concerned the caribou plan may negatively affect forestry, and believe the plan needs funding and a predator control.

Map of proposed Telkwa Caribou Timber Management Zones. The bold framed area is the Telkwa caribou study area. The lined orange area are key forested habitat areas
Map shows where caribou and snowmobile tracks were seen during the February and March 2013 surveys of the Telkwa mountains.

Telkwa caribou on the verge of local extinction

The government is proposing a new management plan to protect the Telkwa caribou herd, which is down to 25 animals.

Map shows where caribou and snowmobile tracks were seen during the February and March 2013 surveys of the Telkwa mountains.
Rowan Vandenheuvel

Training and friendship at summer Cadet Camp

Six Houston cadets joined over 1,500 others who attended Cadet Camp in Vernon this summer.

Rowan Vandenheuvel
Houston council

Houston council at UBCM

Council answered a few questions and did some seemingly successful lobbying at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention this year.

Houston council
Constable Melissa Wong grew up in Vancouver and came from depot for her first posting in Houston.

New constable arrives in Houston from depot

Houston's new Constable Melissa Wong grew up in Vancouver and comes from depot with a degree in psychology.

Constable Melissa Wong grew up in Vancouver and came from depot for her first posting in Houston.
Houston Forest Products site owned by West Fraser

West Fraser retaining some HFP buildings

West Fraser is cleaning up the property of the former Houston Forest Products while they try sell it, leaving several buildings on site.

Houston Forest Products site owned by West Fraser