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Artist’s rendering of what a new firehall might look like. (District of Houston illustration/Houston Today)

District seeks ideas for new firehall

Current one is well past its prime

Artist’s rendering of what a new firehall might look like. (District of Houston illustration/Houston Today)
Flags at the District of Houston administrative building were lowered last week following the news that the remains of as many as 215 children were found buried on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. The flags were raised back up yesterday. (Houston Today photo)

District to fly “Every Child Matters” flag

And pursuing idea of flying Wet’suwet’en flag

Flags at the District of Houston administrative building were lowered last week following the news that the remains of as many as 215 children were found buried on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. The flags were raised back up yesterday. (Houston Today photo)
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Feds double up on District gas tax rebate

Decision pending on what to do with the cash

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First ordered in Dec. 2019, but then delayed because of the pandemic, the Houston Volunteer Fire Department’s new rescue truck has arrived. Assembled by Hub Fire Engines of Abbotsford, the new vehicle has state-of-the-art equipment designed to fit a new of purposes. (District of Houston photo)

New rescue truck has arrived

First ordered in Dec. 2019, but then delayed because of the pandemic,…

First ordered in Dec. 2019, but then delayed because of the pandemic, the Houston Volunteer Fire Department’s new rescue truck has arrived. Assembled by Hub Fire Engines of Abbotsford, the new vehicle has state-of-the-art equipment designed to fit a new of purposes. (District of Houston photo)
Real estate in Houston

Property sales, prices soar compared to last year

Real estate market recovering from pandemic

Real estate in Houston
B.C. Emergency Health Services ambulance station at Langley Memorial Hospital. (Black Press files)

Boost coming to Houston ambulance service

Station to have 24/7 coverage

B.C. Emergency Health Services ambulance station at Langley Memorial Hospital. (Black Press files)
Logging revenue has revived the idea of improvements to Bymac Park (File photo)

Bymac Park improvements back on the table

Proposal also in the works to dredge boat launch

Logging revenue has revived the idea of improvements to Bymac Park (File photo)
Gerald Pinchbeck is leaving his job as chief administrative officer for the District of Houston (Submitted photo)

District of Houston top official resigns

And council fills leisure services director position

Gerald Pinchbeck is leaving his job as chief administrative officer for the District of Houston (Submitted photo)
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Houston park plan contract awarded in

Urban Systems has been given the contract to come up with a…

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Tasha Kelly, who is leaving her post as the leisure services director for the District of Houston, was presented with a certificate of appreciation at the July 6, 2021 District of Houston council meeting. On left is councillor Tom Euverman, councillor Tim Anderson, mayor Shane Brienen, councillor Tom Stringfellow, Kelly, councillor Jonathan van Barneveld and councillor Troy Reitsma. (Photo courtesy Duncan Malkinson/District of Houston)

Leisure services director bid good-bye

Tasha Kelly, who is leaving her post as the leisure services director…

Tasha Kelly, who is leaving her post as the leisure services director for the District of Houston, was presented with a certificate of appreciation at the July 6, 2021 District of Houston council meeting. On left is councillor Tom Euverman, councillor Tim Anderson, mayor Shane Brienen, councillor Tom Stringfellow, Kelly, councillor Jonathan van Barneveld and councillor Troy Reitsma. (Photo courtesy Duncan Malkinson/District of Houston)
Artist’s rendering of what a new firehall might look like. (Illustration courtesy the District of Houston)

New firehall needed, study states

Current one insufficient and past its prime

Artist’s rendering of what a new firehall might look like. (Illustration courtesy the District of Houston)
The District of Houston's 2021 paving program, contracted out to LB Paving, got underway July 5 on Baggerman Crescent. Sections of Omineca Crescent, Elliot Crescent, Hagman Crescent and small locations in the industrial area are also on the list. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

Paving program underway

The District of Houston’s 2021 paving program, contracted out to LB Paving,…

The District of Houston's 2021 paving program, contracted out to LB Paving, got underway July 5 on Baggerman Crescent. Sections of Omineca Crescent, Elliot Crescent, Hagman Crescent and small locations in the industrial area are also on the list. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

Thieves strike Granisle arena

More than $28,000 worth of items stolen

Former Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen is filing his final argument this week saying ICBC discriminates against rural drivers when it sets premium rates. (Contributed photo)

Campaign continues for ICBC rate fairness in rural areas

Former Telkwa mayor submits argument to provincial regulator

Former Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen is filing his final argument this week saying ICBC discriminates against rural drivers when it sets premium rates. (Contributed photo)
This year’s District of Houston road program is concentrating on Baggerman Crescent. The contract went to LB Paving, the only company that was interested in taking on the District’s road program this year. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

Baggerman portions to be repaved this year

District awards $513,000 road and sidewalk project package

This year’s District of Houston road program is concentrating on Baggerman Crescent. The contract went to LB Paving, the only company that was interested in taking on the District’s road program this year. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
Butler Ave. is due for some upgrades thanks to a $100,000 boost in its road repairs budget, money that comes from Dungate Community Forest profits. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

Butler Ave. work deferred to next year

Decision pending on what will take place

Butler Ave. is due for some upgrades thanks to a $100,000 boost in its road repairs budget, money that comes from Dungate Community Forest profits. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
Village of Granisle continues efforts to demolish derelict mini-mall. (File photo)

Granisle takes first step toward structure demolition

Former mini-mall owners have failed to comply with order

Village of Granisle continues efforts to demolish derelict mini-mall. (File photo)
Liam and Tyler Spaans (L-R) are two of the lifeguards on staff at the Houston Leisure Facility in 2020. (Houston Leisure Services photo/Houston Today)

Lifeguard training program begins this week

Aim is to increase number of lifeguards at leisure facility

Liam and Tyler Spaans (L-R) are two of the lifeguards on staff at the Houston Leisure Facility in 2020. (Houston Leisure Services photo/Houston Today)
Theresa Tait-Day is seeking the Conservative Party nomination for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

Indigenous economic advocate seeks Conservative nomination in northwest B.C. riding

Theresa Tait-Day says the Indian Act must be abolished

Theresa Tait-Day is seeking the Conservative Party nomination for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)
Water service for the Esso gas station was connected last week. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

District benefits from Esso project

Developer paying for portion of Hwy16 sidewalk

Water service for the Esso gas station was connected last week. (Angelique Houlihan photo)