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Claire Rattée topped the polls for the Conservative Party of Canada in Houston and area during the federal election. (File photo)

Conservative topped election polls here

Claire RatteƩ the same in 2019 election

Claire Rattée topped the polls for the Conservative Party of Canada in Houston and area during the federal election. (File photo)
All of the community’s public school Grade 4 to Grade 7 students are now grouped together at Twain Sullivan. (Anqelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)

Grade shuffle proving beneficial for students, teachers

Silverthorne now K-3, Twain Sullivan 4 - 7

All of the community’s public school Grade 4 to Grade 7 students are now grouped together at Twain Sullivan. (Anqelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)
Granisle voters are off to the polls Nov. 6. (File illustration)

Granisle council byelection on Nov. 6

Three people are in the running

Granisle voters are off to the polls Nov. 6. (File illustration)
vaccine

Local COVID vaccination rate inching up

Northern Health continues to hold clinics

vaccine
The boat launch at Bymac Park. (Houston Today photo)

Plan for Bymac improvements still in the works

Redeveloped boat launch is first step

The boat launch at Bymac Park. (Houston Today photo)
A renovated west wing at Silverthorne is now home to more space for the Beanstalk Childcare Centre. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

Beanstalk Childcare Centre moves into Silverthorne

School now a hub for early learning

A renovated west wing at Silverthorne is now home to more space for the Beanstalk Childcare Centre. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
Joanne Woodbeck with Jude, her seeing-eye companion. (Contributed photo)

Council urged to boost snow clearing efforts

Sidewalks also need to be kept clear

Joanne Woodbeck with Jude, her seeing-eye companion. (Contributed photo)
DOH

Interim finance director hired

District still searching for permanent replacement

DOH
For sale

Real estate sales continue to increase in region

Prices up in Houston, but drop a bit in Burns Lake

For sale
A solution is being sought to the challenge of sewage smells when tankers are being pumped out at the District of Houston’s bulk handling facility in the industrial area. (Houston Today photo)

Ways sought to deal with sewage pumping smells

One solution is a shift when pumping takes place

A solution is being sought to the challenge of sewage smells when tankers are being pumped out at the District of Houston’s bulk handling facility in the industrial area. (Houston Today photo)
No serious injuries have been reported but traffic is held up following an accident near Topley this morning (Oct. 7, 2021). (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)
No serious injuries have been reported but traffic was held up following an accident near Topley this morning. (Contributed photo)
No serious injuries have been reported but traffic is held up following an accident near Topley this morning (Oct. 7, 2021). (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)
No serious injuries have been reported but traffic was held up following an accident near Topley this morning. (Contributed photo)
A fish stocking truck belonging to the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. (Photo courtesy Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.)

Area lakes stocked for another year

Money comes from fish licence sales

A fish stocking truck belonging to the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. (Photo courtesy Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.)
bad drivers

Houston drivers generally doing fine

And are respectful of others

bad drivers

Mental health visits continue to prove their worth

RCMP, Northern Health team up one day a week

A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic at Evraz Place in Regina on Thursday, April 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

School district counters social media comments on vaccine clinics

And Houston remains low on vaccination rate list

A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic at Evraz Place in Regina on Thursday, April 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
Sewage tanker from the Coastal GasLink camp south of the community at the District of Houston’s new bulk waste disposal location. (Houston Today photo)

Sewage smells permeate industrial area

Lagoon capacity concern also raised

Sewage tanker from the Coastal GasLink camp south of the community at the District of Houston’s new bulk waste disposal location. (Houston Today photo)
District of Houston finance director Greg LeBlanc is the latest senior staffer to leave. (File photo)

Two more senior staffers leave District of Houston

Last two years have seen significant turnover

District of Houston finance director Greg LeBlanc is the latest senior staffer to leave. (File photo)
Full time paramedics are coming to the Houston ambulance station. (File photo)

Ambulance station getting full time paramedics

Union gives nod to health minister for decision

Full time paramedics are coming to the Houston ambulance station. (File photo)
District of Houston’s water line system was flushed last week. (File photo/Houston Today)

District flushes water lines

Annual maintenance keeps lines in good shape

District of Houston’s water line system was flushed last week. (File photo/Houston Today)
Northern Health has regular clinics providing a COVID-19 vaccine. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

Local COVID vaccination rate lags behind provincial average

Clinics available at least three times a week

Northern Health has regular clinics providing a COVID-19 vaccine. (Angelique Houlihan photo)