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In the past, the pitch-in days saw the community working together to clean-up unlike this year, when they will be encouraged to stay in their own bubbles. (Shiela Pepping photo/Houston Today)

Houston to pitch-in on Apr. 22

The Houston & District Chamber of Commerce’s 60th pitch-in day

In the past, the pitch-in days saw the community working together to clean-up unlike this year, when they will be encouraged to stay in their own bubbles. (Shiela Pepping photo/Houston Today)
The greenhouse construction began last year and it will be ready for this season. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Registration for community garden to begin Apr. 15

Community members will get to use the new greenhouse

The greenhouse construction began last year and it will be ready for this season. (Submitted/Houston Today)
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BC Wildfire Service crew starts returning to Houston and Burns Lake area

Will continue following COVID protocols as per provincial health orders

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Break-in at Burns Lake Community Church could be connected to Houston break-ins

RCMP explores possible connection with the Houston churches’ break-ins

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Robert Dickson from his days as a volunteer firefighter. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Former Houston fire chief publishes book about firefighting

A biography that tells tales of his 40 years of firefighting

Robert Dickson from his days as a volunteer firefighter. (Submitted/Houston Today)
Silverthorne Elementary school has already upgraded its library and has been working to upgrade its childcare spaces. (SD 54 photo/Houston Today)

Houston school reconfiguration gets a green light

School community to see the change starting September 2021

Silverthorne Elementary school has already upgraded its library and has been working to upgrade its childcare spaces. (SD 54 photo/Houston Today)
Frost heaves. (Laura Blackwell photo/Houston Today)

Frost heaves make for a bumpy ride across Highway 16

Ministry to begin seasonal maintenance by late Spring

Frost heaves. (Laura Blackwell photo/Houston Today)
Last week, the gas prices in Houston were at $1.29, a sharp rise from $1.13 in December last year. (Laura Blackwell photo/Houston Today)

Gas prices continue to show an upward trend

Analysts warn of higher prices this summer

Last week, the gas prices in Houston were at $1.29, a sharp rise from $1.13 in December last year. (Laura Blackwell photo/Houston Today)
Shirley Kempf being sworn in as the secretary for the Houston Chamber of Commerce by the first president of the chamber Don Murray. (Submitted/Houston Today

Houston & District Chamber of Commerce turns 60

Takes a trip down memory lane from March 1961 to today

Shirley Kempf being sworn in as the secretary for the Houston Chamber of Commerce by the first president of the chamber Don Murray. (Submitted/Houston Today
Murray Sullivan is now partners in Vernon Recreational Products.

Houston businessman expands to Vernon RV

Anyone who has lived in Houston in the past 25 years, has…

Murray Sullivan is now partners in Vernon Recreational Products.
Hailey Kettle is this year’s graduating skater from the club. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Houston Figure Skating club’s annual carnival to be on DVD

Club had to change the annual event to comply with COVID restrictions

Hailey Kettle is this year’s graduating skater from the club. (Submitted/Houston Today)
The Houston Secondary School drama program received a $8,000 donation from the Dungate Community Forest to upgrade the program. The drama department has now invested in proper stage curtains/drapes and in some new tech to enhance the experience of kids in the drama elective. The Grade 8 class gets to pick drama as an elective and some students from this class posed in front of their new drapes. “I just have one small drama class of very passionate, very excited group of kids,” said drama teacher Hannah Harper.” More on page 10 (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)

Houston Secondary School drama club gets new curtains

Dungate Community Forest donates $8,000 towards drama club

The Houston Secondary School drama program received a $8,000 donation from the Dungate Community Forest to upgrade the program. The drama department has now invested in proper stage curtains/drapes and in some new tech to enhance the experience of kids in the drama elective. The Grade 8 class gets to pick drama as an elective and some students from this class posed in front of their new drapes. “I just have one small drama class of very passionate, very excited group of kids,” said drama teacher Hannah Harper.” More on page 10 (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)
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Paving way for more humane laws

Last week, New Zealand passed another groundbreaking legislation — this time, for…

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CGL has seen a total of 85 cases since March 2020. (CGL website photo/Houston Today)

Spring thaw to slow down pipeline work

2,781 workers as of Mar. 22 working the pipeline route

CGL has seen a total of 85 cases since March 2020. (CGL website photo/Houston Today)
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COVID-19 vaccine appointments open for general public in Houston

Northern Health is now taking COVID-19 vaccination first dose appointments for all…

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Enough with all the hate

A white man went on a terrifying rampage in Atlanta last week,…

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HSS leadership team organizes school-wide, week-long events. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Houston Secondary School’s dress up week

Week-long events held to encourage school spirit

HSS leadership team organizes school-wide, week-long events. (Submitted/Houston Today)
The first annual Corduroy Cup saw 25 participants. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Morice Mountain Nordic Ski club’s Corduroy Cup — a success

Event saw 25 participants ranging from below 10 to above 70 years of age

The first annual Corduroy Cup saw 25 participants. (Submitted/Houston Today)
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Canada making progress on including sign languages

Last week, Ontario’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that the high schools…

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Chau Ly after being presented the Houston 2021 Woman of the Year. (Debi Smith photo/Houston Today)

Lee’s Garden’s Chau Ly declared Woman of the Year 2021 in Houston

Presented with roses and a lunch instead of the usual event

Chau Ly after being presented the Houston 2021 Woman of the Year. (Debi Smith photo/Houston Today)