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Salvation Army kettle drive begins Nov. 28

Hamper demand has accelerated this year

A truck slide into the ditch by Broman Lake recently, Fire Chief Jim Daigneault said, “...We see on the highways is people not paying attention to road conditions.” Leave extra time to get to where you are going. (Brent Bishop photo/Houston Today)

The fire department in Houston has seen 58% more calls than usual

17 fire-related calls, 25 medical calls and three motor-vehicle incidents in just two months

9th avenue pole moved

Hydro pole removed on 9th Avenue

The first major snowfall of the year delayed the removal and relocation…

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District works on the revitalization tax exemption bylaw

Hopes to encourage business investment and add to job creation

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Three injured at pellet plant fire

Pinnacle Pellet temporarily suspends operations

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Masks are now mandatory in public places. (File image)

Police take “measured approach” to mandatory mask wearing

Fines can be levied for not complying with provincial order

Masks are now mandatory in public places. (File image)
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Kitchen fires are a leading cause of residential fires in Canada. (Elton Oliver/Unsplash)

Fire precautions needed in the kitchen

Safety tips as holiday baking, cooking season approaches

Kitchen fires are a leading cause of residential fires in Canada. (Elton Oliver/Unsplash)
Joanne Woodbeck with Jude. (Submitted photo/Houston Today)

Resident wants District to improve snowclearing

Call follows terrifying experience for Joanne Woodbeck

Joanne Woodbeck with Jude. (Submitted photo/Houston Today)
Winter has brought a partial halt to the Hwy16 improvement project at Six Mile Summit. Motorists are asked to drive carefully through the construction zone. (Houston Today photo)

Highway project on partial hold for the winter

Passing lanes being added at Six Mile Summit

Winter has brought a partial halt to the Hwy16 improvement project at Six Mile Summit. Motorists are asked to drive carefully through the construction zone. (Houston Today photo)
Houston Light Up - Countrywide Printing

Houston’s Christmas light-up went virtual

Houston & District Chamber of Commerce hosted this year’s Christmas light-up virtually,…

  • Dec 2, 2020
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16 board members and their 10 alternates were paid a total of $495,744.36 in 2019. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

What did the RDBN directors get paid in 2019?

The regional district’s 2019 Schedule of Employee Remuneration and Expenses is out

16 board members and their 10 alternates were paid a total of $495,744.36 in 2019. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Village of Granisle has been undergoing some major developments in 2020. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Houston Today)

Granisle might soon get a 10-unit seniors housing

Safe restart grant allocation, construction update and Christmas updates

Village of Granisle has been undergoing some major developments in 2020. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Houston Today)
Houston gas prices have been higher than other towns along Hwy 16 from Prince George. (Laura Blackwell photo/Houston Today)

Why do people in Houston have to pay more for gas?

A look at gas prices from Prince George to Houston

Houston gas prices have been higher than other towns along Hwy 16 from Prince George. (Laura Blackwell photo/Houston Today)
An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. This is where several employees are isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. This is where several employees are isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
Pellet plants deal with a lot of combustible materials. (File photo)

“Fire-related event” at Houston pellet plant injures three, shuts down operations

Rumours of an associated explosion cannot be confirmed at this time

Pellet plants deal with a lot of combustible materials. (File photo)
Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Masks now mandatory in District facilities

And spectators barred from arena

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Council varies its investment policy

Public monies to remain within local financial institutions

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Large grant to help District cope with COVID-19

Community groups also stand to benefit

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