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Bears can come onto people’s yards and their patios for pumpkin and candies, like this bear in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, who just went for the pumpkin. (Christy Mabe/Special to The News)

Keep your tricks, treats and bears separate, WildSafe BC says

Shares tips and suggestions to avoid human-bear conflict through Halloween

Bears can come onto people’s yards and their patios for pumpkin and candies, like this bear in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, who just went for the pumpkin. (Christy Mabe/Special to The News)
District of Houston (Houston Today file photo)

COVID assistance for childcare and support for faster internet on council agenda

District of Houston’s recent council meeting deals mainly with requests of support

District of Houston (Houston Today file photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)

See smoke? Here’s how to help crews when you report a wildfire from a B.C. expert

Err on the side of caution, advises B.C. Wildfire Service

John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
BVCU. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)

Houston SAR wins the $20,000 BVCU legacy grant

Houston Search and Rescue (SAR) won Bulkley Valley Credit Union’s (BVCU) legacy…

BVCU. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)
Nature Centre’s solar panels are already producing energy that will help them offset the costs of running the facility. (Cindy Verbeek photo/Houston Today)

Nature centre’s solar panels up and running

The A Rocha Buck Creek/Canfor Salmon hatchery and nature centre’s solar panels…

Nature Centre’s solar panels are already producing energy that will help them offset the costs of running the facility. (Cindy Verbeek photo/Houston Today)
The Morice Mountain Ski Club run challenges have become a staple for Houston residents. These runs, that encourage everyone from very young kids to adults to get active and come together, will have an element of walking and biking this year to include even those who are not into running. This picture was from a previous run challenge when Jack Ahtiainen surprised everyone with a fast 3 kilometre run. (Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club photo/Lakes District News)

Run, walk, bike challenge coming to Houston

Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club organizing the event

The Morice Mountain Ski Club run challenges have become a staple for Houston residents. These runs, that encourage everyone from very young kids to adults to get active and come together, will have an element of walking and biking this year to include even those who are not into running. This picture was from a previous run challenge when Jack Ahtiainen surprised everyone with a fast 3 kilometre run. (Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club photo/Lakes District News)
The fire was raging through 250 ha this morning and is now 120 ha. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Crews still working on the Bulkley Lake fire

Rose Lake area near the fire continues to be evacuated

The fire was raging through 250 ha this morning and is now 120 ha. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
A map for the evacuation order and the evacuation alert has been released by the RDBN. (RDBN photo/Lakes District News)

BREAKING: Here’s who needs to evacuate in the Rose Lake area

Map for the evacuation order and evacuation alert released

A map for the evacuation order and the evacuation alert has been released by the RDBN. (RDBN photo/Lakes District News)
A photo of the rising smoke from earlier this evening was captured by a resident. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

BREAKING: Rose Lake evacuation issued; ESS to setup at the arena

An evacuation order and alert for Rose Lake is being issued. The…

A photo of the rising smoke from earlier this evening was captured by a resident. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
fire

Wildfire in the Poplar mountain vicinity

A wildfire has been spotted in the vicinity of the Poplar mountain,…

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Tree Planting concluded in the neighbouring Burns Lake region for two contractors Hybrid 17 and Waterside Ventures. (Lasse Lutick photo/Lakes District News)

Houston part of largest district tree planting program this year

Nadina Forest District to get 36 million trees

Tree Planting concluded in the neighbouring Burns Lake region for two contractors Hybrid 17 and Waterside Ventures. (Lasse Lutick photo/Lakes District News)
Sherri Wright and Mary-Anne Kaiser at the Houston Community market distributing Orange hearts. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Lakes District News)

Houston residents start a local Orange Heart Project

Distribute orange hearts to bring awareness to residential school victims

Sherri Wright and Mary-Anne Kaiser at the Houston Community market distributing Orange hearts. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Lakes District News)
NH Connections is also resuming standard seating but require pre-booking. (File photo)

Northern Health Connections resumes pre-pandemic bus service

Northern Health (NH) Connections is resuming its pre-pandemic passenger service and eligibility…

NH Connections is also resuming standard seating but require pre-booking. (File photo)
A four-person Initial Attacks crew from the BCWS NWFC’s that rappels down from a helicopter near a wildfire and is equipped to be self-sufficient for 72 hours. (BCWS photo/Houston Today)

Where is the Houston firefighter crew right now?

Fire rating between high and extreme danger for the region

A four-person Initial Attacks crew from the BCWS NWFC’s that rappels down from a helicopter near a wildfire and is equipped to be self-sufficient for 72 hours. (BCWS photo/Houston Today)
The Morice River was under a high streamflow advisory but now has been upgraded to a flood watch. (Laura Blackwell photo/Houston Today)

Heat wave and snowmelt put Morice River on flood watch

The BC River Forecast Centre says river levels in the upper Fraser to rise

The Morice River was under a high streamflow advisory but now has been upgraded to a flood watch. (Laura Blackwell photo/Houston Today)
Frances Teer continues to live a ranch lifestyle in Houston and is still very active in the community. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Frances Teer of Houston awarded through Horse Council BC

Receives 2020 Sherman Olson Lifetime Achievement Award

Frances Teer continues to live a ranch lifestyle in Houston and is still very active in the community. (Submitted/Houston Today)
Roy Timms, Gary Timms, Desi Slaney and Brian Timms on a sunny day last week, painting the exterior for the Houston branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Legion getting a facelift through donated hours

Executives and volunteers painting the exterior

Roy Timms, Gary Timms, Desi Slaney and Brian Timms on a sunny day last week, painting the exterior for the Houston branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. (Submitted/Houston Today)
Nicole Hoar was last seen near a gas station in the area. (RCMP photo/Houston Today)

Nicole Hoar investigation still active, says RCMP

It has been 19 years since the disappearance of 24 year-old Nicole…

Nicole Hoar was last seen near a gas station in the area. (RCMP photo/Houston Today)