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Deer in water. (Jeff Palm photo/Lakes District News)

Deer rescued from Francois Lake in Burns Lake

In the early morning hours of Mar. 8, a deer was seen…

BC Housing minister David Eby is concerned that Penticton council’s decision to close a local homeless shelter will result in a “tent city” similar to this one in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / Black Press file)

‘Disappointed and baffled’ B.C. housing minister warns of tent city in Penticton

Penticton council’s decision to close a local homeless shelter could create tent city, says David Eby

All classes participated in the pink shirt day activities but in different ways, said Bev Foster, the principal for Silverthorne Elementary School. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Pink day kindness at Houston schools

Silverthorne Elementary School and Houston Secondary celebrated Pink Shirt Day

The village is hoping for a start date in early April with completion as soon as possible. (Granisle Village website photo/Houston Today)
The village is hoping for a start date in early April with completion as soon as possible. (Granisle Village website photo/Houston Today)
A huge milestone for Granisle to reach 50 years, said Mayor. (Village of Granisle photo/Lakes District News)

Granisle’s 50 years anniversary celebration postponed

The celebrations are now set to be held in 2022

A huge milestone for Granisle to reach 50 years, said Mayor. (Village of Granisle photo/Lakes District News)
Topley is part of the 10 projects funded in the north. (Laura Blackwell photo/Houston Today)

Topley to receive economic funding

Part of province’s $20.7 million Climate Adaptation Program

Topley is part of the 10 projects funded in the north. (Laura Blackwell photo/Houston Today)
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Figure skating. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Figure skating club raises over $7,000 in online auction

The first-of-its-kind online auction for the club had 150 active bidders

Figure skating. (Submitted/Houston Today)
Local Canfor workers among those taking government-sponsored early retirement.  (Black Press file photo)

Local workers take up government retirement offer

Program to buffer forest industry closures

Local Canfor workers among those taking government-sponsored early retirement.  (Black Press file photo)
Crews contracted by BC Hydro are relocating power poles at the 6 Mile Summit project between Houston and Burns Lake. (Laurel Blackwell photo)

Hydro poles relocated along 6 Mile Summit project route

Passing lane addition requires poles to be moved

Crews contracted by BC Hydro are relocating power poles at the 6 Mile Summit project between Houston and Burns Lake. (Laurel Blackwell photo)
Close up photo shows the condition of one of the two buildings the Village of Granisle has ordered demolished. (Village of Granisle photo)

Granisle derelict buildings remain standing

Council pondering quotes it has for demolition

Close up photo shows the condition of one of the two buildings the Village of Granisle has ordered demolished. (Village of Granisle photo)
Claude Parish Memorial file photo

Arena lobby addition, renovation details emerge

Provided the money is found, work would enhance user experience

Claude Parish Memorial file photo
Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Coastal GasLink begins COVID screening of pipeline workers

Construction is once again ramping up following Northern Health approval of COVID management plan

A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink photo)
(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
District of Houston file photo

Council ponders tax breaks for residential construction

In response to acknowledged housing shortage

District of Houston file photo
Liam and Tyler Spaans, (L-R), are two of the current lifeguards at the Houston Leisure Facility. (Houston Leisure Services file photo)
Liam and Tyler Spaans, (L-R), are two of the current lifeguards at the Houston Leisure Facility. (Houston Leisure Services file photo)
Residents rank snow removal as a high priority within District boundaries. (Houston Today file photo)

Road work and snow removal ranked as important in citizen survey

But residents also expressed dissatisfaction with each

Residents rank snow removal as a high priority within District boundaries. (Houston Today file photo)
The Topley Fire department will be using the funding towards new gear. (File photo)

Topley Fire Protection Society gets a $100,000 grant

Society among 132 recepients of the province’s Community Gaming Grant

The Topley Fire department will be using the funding towards new gear. (File photo)
Royal Canadian Legion in Houston
The Royal Canadian Legion building in Houston is getting new flooring. (File photo)

Grant given for new flooring at the Legion

Will also improve safety at the facility

Royal Canadian Legion in Houston
The Royal Canadian Legion building in Houston is getting new flooring. (File photo)
RDBN. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Houston Today)

RDBN hoping to get an NDIT intern for 2021

The intern will be hired for the planning department

RDBN. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Houston Today)