Priyanka Ketkar

RDBN. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Houston Today)

RDBN hoping to get an NDIT intern for 2021

The intern will be hired for the planning department

RDBN. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Houston Today)
The Northern Health region continues to experience relatively high rates of COVID-19 activity, according to the news release. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Tested COVID-positive? Here’s what to expect from NH

Health authority to do a single call follow-up

The Northern Health region continues to experience relatively high rates of COVID-19 activity, according to the news release. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
The Topley Fire department will be using the funding towards new gear. (File photo)

Topley Fire Protection Society gets a $100,000 grant

Society among 132 recepients of the province’s Community Gaming Grant

The Topley Fire department will be using the funding towards new gear. (File photo)
Chris Paulson of Burns Lake took a quick selfie with a lynx over the weekend of Feb. 20-22, 2021, after the wild cat was found eating some of his chickens. (Chris Paulson/Facebook)

VIDEO: Burns Lake man grabs lynx by scruff after chickens attacked

‘Let’s see the damage you did, buddy,’ Chris Paulson says to the wild cat

Chris Paulson of Burns Lake took a quick selfie with a lynx over the weekend of Feb. 20-22, 2021, after the wild cat was found eating some of his chickens. (Chris Paulson/Facebook)
There was just one occupant in the trailer at the time of the fire. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Houston community pitching in to rebuild after trailer fire

The family of five safe, but lost all their possessions in the Feb. 3 fire

There was just one occupant in the trailer at the time of the fire. (Submitted/Houston Today)
The grant program will run until Mar. 31 or as long as the funds last. (Unsplash photo/Houston Today)

Province launches new grant program to take businesses online

Will help businesses hit hard due to COVID-19 to cater to online customers

The grant program will run until Mar. 31 or as long as the funds last. (Unsplash photo/Houston Today)
Cow Moose with calf. (Dan Simmons photo/Houston Today)

Two cow moose sign project billboards coming to Hwy. 16 near Topley

The project has received massive support from Houston

Cow Moose with calf. (Dan Simmons photo/Houston Today)
The maps show that several schools, hospitals, fire departments and residential units in Houston fall directly in the evacuation zones. (North American Emergency Response Guidebook/Houston Today)

Are the northen B.C. railways getting more dangerous for communities?

Friends of Wild Salmon’s petition demands independent risk assessment of the rail corridor

The maps show that several schools, hospitals, fire departments and residential units in Houston fall directly in the evacuation zones. (North American Emergency Response Guidebook/Houston Today)
The number of annual deaths due to overdose, is expected to exceed the previous provincial record of 1,549 fatalities in 2018. (Metro creative stock photo/Houston Today)

Drug overdose deaths — a massive crisis amidst the pandemic

27,067 potential overdose-related 9-1-1 calls received in 2020

The number of annual deaths due to overdose, is expected to exceed the previous provincial record of 1,549 fatalities in 2018. (Metro creative stock photo/Houston Today)
Silverthorne Elementary School

Silverthorne Elementary to undergo massive HVAC upgrades

The project will extend over two summers

Silverthorne Elementary School
File photo. (For WEB only)

Think, and then some, before adopting a pet

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Someone would ask…

File photo. (For WEB only)
Bell Mine’s open pit, which stores mine-impacted water that is treated before discharge to Babine Lake. (SkeenaWild photo/Lakes District News)

Two decommissioned mines could be harming the water and aquatic life at Babine Lake

Report finds contamination and poor monitoring of Bell and Granisle mines

Bell Mine’s open pit, which stores mine-impacted water that is treated before discharge to Babine Lake. (SkeenaWild photo/Lakes District News)
Bulkley Valley will be covered in extreme cold weather starting Feb. 7 as per Environment Canada. (Environment Canada photo/Lakes District News)

Chilly, cold week ahead for Bulkley Valley

Environment Canada issues “extreme cold” warning

Bulkley Valley will be covered in extreme cold weather starting Feb. 7 as per Environment Canada. (Environment Canada photo/Lakes District News)
Despite the in-person closure, the library managed to gain 58 new members and lent 15,694 items in total. (Houston Today file photo)

A whopping 15,694 items checked out from Houston Public Library in 2020

Library gains 58 new members throughout 2020

Despite the in-person closure, the library managed to gain 58 new members and lent 15,694 items in total. (Houston Today file photo)
Greg Gowe at the Vancouver airport, on his way to a clinical trial appointment in Montreal in November 2020. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Hope through ALS clinincal trials needed in the province, says B.C. man

Greg Gowe, diagnosed with ALS calls on the government for better treatment options

Greg Gowe at the Vancouver airport, on his way to a clinical trial appointment in Montreal in November 2020. (Submitted/Houston Today)
Recycle BC is the overarching organization, and all of its material is shipped to a recycling/sorting centre in Surrey, according to the RDBN. (Houston Today file photo)

Is your recycled waste going to landfill?

“We need people to know that their efforts aren’t going into nothing,” says RDBN

Recycle BC is the overarching organization, and all of its material is shipped to a recycling/sorting centre in Surrey, according to the RDBN. (Houston Today file photo)
Breanna. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Topley 4-H club receives Farm Credit Canada grant

$100,000 awarded to 203 4-H clubs across Canada this year

Breanna. (Submitted/Houston Today)
“We are very excited and very grateful that in a year that has been challenging for a lot of people, we have been fortunate to be where we are,” said Tim Close, the manager for Tim Hortons, Houston. (Laura Blackwell photo/Houston Today)

Houston’s Tim Hortons — a popular stop, all the way to Burns Lake

Close family hires locally for the franchise

“We are very excited and very grateful that in a year that has been challenging for a lot of people, we have been fortunate to be where we are,” said Tim Close, the manager for Tim Hortons, Houston. (Laura Blackwell photo/Houston Today)
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More women breaking barriers needed today

After a tumultuous four years and an election that ended in chaos…

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The province’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport announced the grant to help artists find newer paths or work on developing their art. (Houston Today file photo)

Province to offer support to artists through the pandemic

Announces a $500,000 Pivot for individuals program through the BC Arts Council

The province’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport announced the grant to help artists find newer paths or work on developing their art. (Houston Today file photo)