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Vaccination clinics have resumed in Houston. (Metro creative stock)

Another childhood vaccine clinic scheduled

Houston’s age 5-11 vaccination rate among lowest in the north

Vaccination clinics have resumed in Houston. (Metro creative stock)
More people are working now in northwestern B.C. than a year ago, indicate figures released Jan. 7 by Statistics Canada. (The Canadian Press)

Labour force grows in northwest B.C.

Region continues to recover from pandemic

More people are working now in northwestern B.C. than a year ago, indicate figures released Jan. 7 by Statistics Canada. (The Canadian Press)
Michael Dewar was officially appointed Jan. 4 as the District of Houston’s new chief administrative officer. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

New District of Houton chief admininstrative officer officially appointed

Michael Dewar comes to the community from Kitimat

Michael Dewar was officially appointed Jan. 4 as the District of Houston’s new chief administrative officer. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
The Briggs family was the only entrant in the family category of this year’s Houston Public Library gingerbread house decorating contest. (Photo courtesy Houston Public Library)

Colour and talent mark annual gingerbread decorating contest

This is third year the Houston Public Library has hosted the event

The Briggs family was the only entrant in the family category of this year’s Houston Public Library gingerbread house decorating contest. (Photo courtesy Houston Public Library)
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Council decides against byelection

Seat became open when Tim Anderson resigned

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A new Well No. 2 is needed by the District of Houston to provide a safe backup water supply. (Anqelique Houlihan photo)

District needs a new back up well

Risk of contamination if current one ever used

A new Well No. 2 is needed by the District of Houston to provide a safe backup water supply. (Anqelique Houlihan photo)
Schools are fully reopening again and with enhanced safety protocols. (File photo)

Houston, Smithers schools prepare for full opening next week

Measures in place to limit Omicron variant spread

Schools are fully reopening again and with enhanced safety protocols. (File photo)
More people are working now in northwestern B.C. than a year ago, indicate figures released Jan. 7 by Statistics Canada. (The Canadian Press)

Labour force grows in northwest B.C.

Region continues to recover from pandemic

More people are working now in northwestern B.C. than a year ago, indicate figures released Jan. 7 by Statistics Canada. (The Canadian Press)
Houston house assessments have risen dramatically this year. (BC Assessment Authority illustration)

Houston house assessments shoot up by 35 per cent

Increase one of the highest in the north

Houston house assessments have risen dramatically this year. (BC Assessment Authority illustration)
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Cold snap continues

Temperatures began to fall mid-December

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COVID-19 vaccinations in the Houston area among children age 5-11

Northern Health officials are beginning the new year with the expectation of…

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District moving ahead with fee increase

Shifting tax certificate service to online agency

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The gym at the Houston Leisure Facility is closed until Jan. 18. (file photo)

Leisure facility gym closed

Proof of vaccination required for District recreation venues

The gym at the Houston Leisure Facility is closed until Jan. 18. (file photo)
AssistList, a lower mainland non profit agency that connects sellers of used medical equipment with buyers has expanded to the northwest, including Houston. (AssistListBC photo)

Website establishes online marketplace for medical equipment

Non-profit AssistList expands into Houston

AssistList, a lower mainland non profit agency that connects sellers of used medical equipment with buyers has expanded to the northwest, including Houston. (AssistListBC photo)
Phased in school openings have been announced by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, in background, and education minister Jennifer Whiteside. (File photo)

Limited opening for schools in Bulkley Valley this week

Province seeks to limit and assess Omicron virus impact with staggered school start

Phased in school openings have been announced by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, in background, and education minister Jennifer Whiteside. (File photo)

Canfor mill in Houston to resume full operations Jan. 3

Canfor optimistic about improving markets

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Residents asked for opinions on social services

One survey is aimed at young people

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Lifeguard students continue to put in the hours and study to advance toward certification. (Cassie Ofner photo)

Students continue lifeguard, instructor training

Certifications open door to employment, career opportunities

Lifeguard students continue to put in the hours and study to advance toward certification. (Cassie Ofner photo)
A revised District of Houston snowclearing policy means selected sidewalks will be cleared earlier than before. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

Council nails down new snow clearing policy

Some sidewalks elevated to higher clearing priority

A revised District of Houston snowclearing policy means selected sidewalks will be cleared earlier than before. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
District of Houston councillor Tim Anderson is resigning because he is leaving town. (District of Houston photo)

District of Houston councillor moving on

Tim Anderson is off to a job in the Kootenays

District of Houston councillor Tim Anderson is resigning because he is leaving town. (District of Houston photo)