Trevor Hewitt

Contractors with LB Paving were busy in Houston last week conducting compaction tests to ensure that the gravel and materials are completely settled and won’t cause issues in the future. Ongoing construction is taking place during the summer as part of the District’s downtown revitalization project. (District of Houston photo)

Council directs staff to apply for Phase Two of downtown revilitization

Houston is one step closer to getting funding for phase two of…

Contractors with LB Paving were busy in Houston last week conducting compaction tests to ensure that the gravel and materials are completely settled and won’t cause issues in the future. Ongoing construction is taking place during the summer as part of the District’s downtown revitalization project. (District of Houston photo)
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Council holding off on decision regarding 2019 Dungate Community Forest disbursement

Houston Council voted at their July 7 meeting to refer their discussion…

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Over the past few months, several By-Mac park users have been seen accessing the river through non-official launch areas. This resulted in vehicles driving directly into the river and being partially submerged. (Houston Today file photo)

Houston reopens Bymac campground

If you’ve been missing Bymac Park, this news should make you a…

Over the past few months, several By-Mac park users have been seen accessing the river through non-official launch areas. This resulted in vehicles driving directly into the river and being partially submerged. (Houston Today file photo)
A memorial set up in remembrance of Houston resident Henry Reitsma’s late wife was vandalized for the second time in two years after an individual or individuals removed the heads of a plaque set up at the location representing the couple. (Submitted photo)
A memorial set up in remembrance of Houston resident Henry Reitsma’s late wife was vandalized for the second time in two years after an individual or individuals removed the heads of a plaque set up at the location representing the couple. (Submitted photo)
The Houston Farmers market on June 26. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Farmers Market experiencing good vendor turnout despite COVID-19 restrictions

Last Friday the market recently ran its fifth market since reopening

The Houston Farmers market on June 26. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Adrian Meeuwissen (pictured, lower row, middle). (District of Houston photo)

Former mayor remembered as a man who would fight for what he believed in

Adrian Meeuwissen passed away on Fathers Day with his family by his side

Adrian Meeuwissen (pictured, lower row, middle). (District of Houston photo)
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Houstonites deserve easier access to transparency in setting gas prices

It shouldn’t require a background in investigative journalism or familiarity with freedom…

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Silverthorne Elementary School. (Houston Today file photo)

Silverthorne gets $1.5 million for new daycare facility

West wing will be renovated to include childcare spaces for before and after school

Silverthorne Elementary School. (Houston Today file photo)
Ted Beck, who is retiring after over 30 years as a teacher at Houston Secondary School, took the above photo on his first day of the 2020 year after deciding to retire at the end of the year. (Contributed photo)

‘They deserve our best’: HSS teacher retiring after over 30 years at school reflects on career

Ted Beck first began teaching at Houston Secondary in September of 1989

Ted Beck, who is retiring after over 30 years as a teacher at Houston Secondary School, took the above photo on his first day of the 2020 year after deciding to retire at the end of the year. (Contributed photo)
This District of Houston vacant lot at 3448 10th St. could one day be the spot for a Dze L’Kant Friendship Centre affordable housing project and childcare location now that the District is to enter into negotiations for a long-term lease with the centre. Closest to the parking sign is a residence and across the street is Pharmasave. Behind the house is the Sunshine Inn. (District of Houston photo)

Friendship centre shifts sights to housing grant for women, children fleeing violence

The organization is shifting it’s vision for a building at 3448 10th Street

This District of Houston vacant lot at 3448 10th St. could one day be the spot for a Dze L’Kant Friendship Centre affordable housing project and childcare location now that the District is to enter into negotiations for a long-term lease with the centre. Closest to the parking sign is a residence and across the street is Pharmasave. Behind the house is the Sunshine Inn. (District of Houston photo)
Houston section of CGL pipeline on track for Spring 2021 construction start date

Houston section of CGL pipeline on track for Spring 2021 construction start date

TC Energy representative Tanner Moulton gave council an update at their June 16 meeting

Houston section of CGL pipeline on track for Spring 2021 construction start date

Northern Health issues alert over rise in illicit Benzodiazepines contaminating street drugs

Healthcare provider has previously said COVID-19 could have impacted drug supply

Regional District approved for business liaison grant to assist with COVID-19 recovery

Regional District approved for business liaison grant to assist with COVID-19 recovery

Grant offers each of the northern development regions up to $75,000 in funding

Regional District approved for business liaison grant to assist with COVID-19 recovery
Amelia Meints stares into a cup of coho fry during a June 13 release into the Buck Creek in Houston. Over 40 participated in the event, while the day saw over 5,000 Buck Creek Canfor hatchery fry released into both the Buck Creek and Bulkley River. More on page 12.(Regina Meints photo)

Over 40 participate in annual fry release into Buck Creek

Around 5,000 Buck Creek Canfor hatchery fry released in total throughout day

Amelia Meints stares into a cup of coho fry during a June 13 release into the Buck Creek in Houston. Over 40 participated in the event, while the day saw over 5,000 Buck Creek Canfor hatchery fry released into both the Buck Creek and Bulkley River. More on page 12.(Regina Meints photo)
Irrigation Lake in Houston. (District of Houston photo)

RDBN to consider next steps after Parks and Outdoor Recreation Study at June 18 meeting

Report to District highlights growing demand for outdoor recreation opportunities in region

Irrigation Lake in Houston. (District of Houston photo)
Carroll Airey (left) and volunteer Nora Wale handed out over 100 cupcakes and gift bags to workers across the region who work with elders, predominantly in the healthcare industry, as a way of saying thanks and acknowledging June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Community Response Network says thanks to healthcare workers on World Elder Abuse Day

Houston coordinator Carroll Airey surprised over 100 workers with cupcakes and goodies

Carroll Airey (left) and volunteer Nora Wale handed out over 100 cupcakes and gift bags to workers across the region who work with elders, predominantly in the healthcare industry, as a way of saying thanks and acknowledging June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Poulton and 9th intersection closed until completion of downtown beautification

Poulton and 9th intersection closed until completion of downtown beautification

The District is entering into its third week of a 20-week long downtown revitalization project

Poulton and 9th intersection closed until completion of downtown beautification
The Houston Leisure Centre. (File photo)

District reopens Fitness Centre; users must book appointments in advance

Facility was closed on March 16 to prevent spread of COVID-19

The Houston Leisure Centre. (File photo)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward                                 Drug overdose deaths have jumped dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Northwest B.C. had three deaths attributed to drug overdoses.

Illicit overdose deaths on the rise during COVID-19: Northern Health

March 2020 saw a 61 per cent increase in illicit overdose deaths province-wide compared to February

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward                                 Drug overdose deaths have jumped dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Northwest B.C. had three deaths attributed to drug overdoses.
IIO BC is a civilian oversight agency that investigates incidents involving police officers that result in death or serious harm to determine whether or not an officer may have committed an offence. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. police watchdog group investigating after June 1 death of Kitimat man

The man was reported to have fallen a number of times while in police custody on May 30

IIO BC is a civilian oversight agency that investigates incidents involving police officers that result in death or serious harm to determine whether or not an officer may have committed an offence. (Black Press Media file photo)