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Wild rabbits are all over Chilliwack, but people often think they’re someone’s lost pet and try to ‘save’ them. But the owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room says good intentions can have bad consequences for wild animals. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room asks people to leave wild animals in the wild

Amber Quiring says people who think they’re helping are actually doing more harm than good

Jill Mackenzie carefully replaces books on the shelves at the Houston Public Library. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

District approves annual library grant

Craft kits featured for summer reading club

HSS grad 2021

Houston Secondary School graduation

Houston Secondary School held their graduation ceremony June 11 and 12, 2021.…

  • Jun 16, 2021
The tradition of Houston Christian School grads giving Bibles to incoming kindergarten students will take place this year, but outdoors and in a modified fashion. (File photo)

Houston Christian School grad day is June 24

Grads themselves have set tone for the day, says teacher

The tradition of Houston Christian School grads giving Bibles to incoming kindergarten students will take place this year, but outdoors and in a modified fashion. (File photo)
The embedded whole log perimeter around the Steelhead Park playground, judged to be a safety hazard, has now been removed and while the District of Houston waits for a replacement, the playground equipment is off limits. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

Perimeter removed from playground

The embedded whole log perimeter around the Steelhead Park playground, judged to…

The embedded whole log perimeter around the Steelhead Park playground, judged to be a safety hazard, has now been removed and while the District of Houston waits for a replacement, the playground equipment is off limits. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
Scott Richmond will be starting as the new vice principal for HSS and TSE. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Houston gets a new vice principal

Scott Richmond takes over from Dwayne Anderson who moved to Smithers

Scott Richmond will be starting as the new vice principal for HSS and TSE. (Submitted/Houston Today)
The sidewalk along the 10th Ave. location of the Esso gas station under development has been torn up due to construction, but will be replaced. (Houston Today photo)

Esso station developer had eyes on Houston for some time

Expects to open for business in April 2022

The sidewalk along the 10th Ave. location of the Esso gas station under development has been torn up due to construction, but will be replaced. (Houston Today photo)
A Pacific Salmon Foundation grant of $3,000 is going towards the tree plantations. (Cindy Verbeek photo/Houston Today)

550 trees planted in Houston through A Rocha

Houston Christian School students and volunteers help with the tree planting

A Pacific Salmon Foundation grant of $3,000 is going towards the tree plantations. (Cindy Verbeek photo/Houston Today)
Bear 2021. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Bear playtime in Houston

Could bears be having lazy days of summer already? A Houston local…

  • Jun 16, 2021
Bear 2021. (Submitted/Houston Today)
Currently the Houston station has 16 paramedics, two ambulances and one community paramedic vehicle. (File photo)

Retirement of longtime paramedics worries Houston community

“No loss of service,” assures BC Emergency Health Services

Currently the Houston station has 16 paramedics, two ambulances and one community paramedic vehicle. (File photo)
Silent auction paintings for Granisle seniors. (Shirley Plugboer photo/Lakes District News)

Silent auction for Granisle seniors

Local artists come together to raise funds

Silent auction paintings for Granisle seniors. (Shirley Plugboer photo/Lakes District News)
Jason Steinke photo/Lakes District News
Jason Steinke photo/Lakes District News
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Bulkley Valley Credit Union announces finalists for legacy project donation

Community can vote for one of the three finalists from each area

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Locals wanting to receive their COVID vaccine shot at a June 9 pop up clinic waited in the rain for their turn. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

COVID vaccine clinics continue in Houston

Times vary to accommodate as many people as possible

Locals wanting to receive their COVID vaccine shot at a June 9 pop up clinic waited in the rain for their turn. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
A vacant lot close to the leisure center on the corner of Butler and Fifteenth, owned by the provincial government and considered a brownfield site, has been identified as a preferred location for a new community hall. (Houston Today photo)

Community hall land features on council wish list

Council has long list of topics for provincial cabinet ministers

A vacant lot close to the leisure center on the corner of Butler and Fifteenth, owned by the provincial government and considered a brownfield site, has been identified as a preferred location for a new community hall. (Houston Today photo)
B.C. Major Crimes Unit is investigating after a woman’s body was found in Naramata home June 9, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Police discover woman’s body in Okanagan home while investigating double homicide

Police believe all three killings are targeted acts related to drug and gang activities

B.C. Major Crimes Unit is investigating after a woman’s body was found in Naramata home June 9, 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Workers had a busy time today repairing a broken main water line. (District of Houston photo)

Water service being restored

Main line on 13th had broken

Workers had a busy time today repairing a broken main water line. (District of Houston photo)
Broken water main means residents of 13th Street are without water. (Houston Today photo)
Broken water main means residents of 13th Street are without water. (Houston Today photo)
Parm and Revi Klar

Breaking ground for a new business

Breaking ground for a new business in Houston

  • Jun 9, 2021
Parm and Revi Klar
Houston Secondary School Grad 2020. (Houston Today file photo)
Houston Secondary School Grad 2020. (Houston Today file photo)