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Madelaine Swift is the District of Houston’s new deputy director of corporate services. (Houston Today photo)

District fills a vacant position

Deputy corporate services director hired

Madelaine Swift is the District of Houston’s new deputy director of corporate services. (Houston Today photo)
Fireworks

District forfeits a $4,000 federal grant

Could not stage a community fireworks display

Fireworks
The District of Houston is looking for a new CAO to replace Gerald Pinchbeck who left in late summer. (File photo/Houston Today)

District of Houston begins search for top executive

Mid-October deadline date set to apply

The District of Houston is looking for a new CAO to replace Gerald Pinchbeck who left in late summer. (File photo/Houston Today)
slash burning

Expect smoky skies this fall

Crews burning slash from fireguard project southwest of town

slash burning
The District of Houston has cancelled plans for a long weekend fireworks display (File photo)

Long weekend fireworks plan cancelled

This is second time District has wanted to host display

The District of Houston has cancelled plans for a long weekend fireworks display (File photo)
Up to $75,000 was available for forest industry workers if deciding to retire earlier than otherwise planned (File photo/Houston Today)

Early retirement chosen by forestry workers

Province-wide incentive program began in 2019

Up to $75,000 was available for forest industry workers if deciding to retire earlier than otherwise planned (File photo/Houston Today)
There will be an around the clock presence at the provincial ambulance for the first time. (File photo/Houston Today)

Houston to get eight full time paramedics

Eight paramedics are what’s needed to staff one of the station’s two ambulances 24 hours a day

There will be an around the clock presence at the provincial ambulance for the first time. (File photo/Houston Today)
The District of Houston’s project to place utility lines underground along Hwy16 could face delays. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
The District of Houston’s project to place utility lines underground along Hwy16 could face delays. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

Utility line project becoming very complicated

There’s a meeting this week to discuss scheduling

The District of Houston’s project to place utility lines underground along Hwy16 could face delays. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
The District of Houston’s project to place utility lines underground along Hwy16 could face delays. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
Village of Granisle councillor Tom Liversidge has passed away, creating a vacancy which will be filled in a byelection. He’s shown here with the other council members in this 2018 photograph - Mayor Linda McGuire, deputy mayor Marilyn Berglund, councillor Karen Barber and councillor Calvin Thompson. (Village of Granisle photo)

Village of Granisle plans byelection

Seat became vacant when councillor passed away

Village of Granisle councillor Tom Liversidge has passed away, creating a vacancy which will be filled in a byelection. He’s shown here with the other council members in this 2018 photograph - Mayor Linda McGuire, deputy mayor Marilyn Berglund, councillor Karen Barber and councillor Calvin Thompson. (Village of Granisle photo)
Electric vehicle charging station at the Savory Rest Stop east of Burns Lake. (Plugshare.com photo)

Northwest B.C. electric vehicle fast chargers out of service

Replacement parts proving difficult to acquire due to supply chain disruptions

Electric vehicle charging station at the Savory Rest Stop east of Burns Lake. (Plugshare.com photo)

Copeland work underway in Houston

The project to construct a paved right hand turning lane for drivers…

District could assist community by financing an endowment fund

Endowment fund which could be eligible for a matching grant

District crosses fingers for long weekend fireworks display

Dry conditions forced cancellation on Canada Day

A local resident thinks this exercise equipment should be moved. (Houston Today photo)

Exercise equipment location change suggested

A move might increase use, says resident

A local resident thinks this exercise equipment should be moved. (Houston Today photo)
Looking like a submarine from an undersea movie, a huge fuel tank arrived last week for the Esso service station now under construction. The station along with convenience store and restaurant is scheduled to open next year. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)
Looking like a submarine from an undersea movie, a huge fuel tank arrived last week for the Husky service station now under construction. The station along with convenience store and restaurant is scheduled to open next year. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

Fuel for thought

Looking like a submarine from an undersea movie, a huge fuel tank…

Looking like a submarine from an undersea movie, a huge fuel tank arrived last week for the Esso service station now under construction. The station along with convenience store and restaurant is scheduled to open next year. (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)
Looking like a submarine from an undersea movie, a huge fuel tank arrived last week for the Husky service station now under construction. The station along with convenience store and restaurant is scheduled to open next year. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
Martin Taylor has signed on as the District of Houston’s interim chief administrative officer. The job will last until a permanent one is found. (District of Houston photo)

Interim District administrator has decades of experience

Martin Taylor here until permanent administrator found

Martin Taylor has signed on as the District of Houston’s interim chief administrative officer. The job will last until a permanent one is found. (District of Houston photo)
FILE – A voting package for the 2018 electoral reform referendum. Vote-by-mail packages for the 2020 provincial election will look similar, according to information provided by Elections BC. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)

How to vote on or before Sept. 20

Mail-in ballots are expected to be taken up by millions of voters

FILE – A voting package for the 2018 electoral reform referendum. Vote-by-mail packages for the 2020 provincial election will look similar, according to information provided by Elections BC. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)
FILE – A voting package for the 2018 electoral reform referendum. Vote-by-mail packages for the 2020 provincial election will look similar, according to information provided by Elections BC. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)

How to vote on or before Sept. 20

Mail-in ballots are expected to be taken up by millions of voters

FILE – A voting package for the 2018 electoral reform referendum. Vote-by-mail packages for the 2020 provincial election will look similar, according to information provided by Elections BC. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)
Village of Granisle. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Granisle employees vote to unionize

Joining District of Houston workers in CUPE Local 2086

Village of Granisle. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Housing society executive firmed up

And framing starts on new units