Andrea DeMeer

A noisy rooster brought the issue of bylaw compliance to a head. Photo MCG

Princeton rooster, Ricky, threatened with eviction

Town bylaw prohibits roosters, even on land for agricultural use

A noisy rooster brought the issue of bylaw compliance to a head. Photo MCG
There has been a 30 per cent increase in alcohol consumption since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo MCG

Princeton resident finds success eliminating cravings for alcohol with new approach

Participants do not require abstinence, and have the power to choose how much they want to consume

There has been a 30 per cent increase in alcohol consumption since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo MCG
The Silvercrest apartment building for seniors was devastated by the 2021 flood. Spotlight file photo
The Silvercrest apartment building for seniors was devastated by the 2021 flood. Spotlight file photo
Shelley Wold, a resident for 22 years, spent the entire winter along on the shores of the Similkameen River. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton’s homeless suffer harassment

Tiny tent city sprouts on Similkameen River

Shelley Wold, a resident for 22 years, spent the entire winter along on the shores of the Similkameen River. Photo Andrea DeMeer
The KVR between Princeton and Tulameen has been unusable since the November 2021 flood.

Province promises to hire engineers to look at the cost of repairing KVR

The trail between Princeton and Tulameen was destroyed in the November 2022 flood

The KVR between Princeton and Tulameen has been unusable since the November 2021 flood.
Low temperatures, and winds and higher humidity, are reducing fire activity. Photo BC Wildfire Sept. 6.
Low temperatures, and winds and higher humidity, are reducing fire activity. Photo BC Wildfire Sept. 6.
The Independent Investigations Office of BC has been notified, and is investigating the actions of police. (Tracey Henderson Facebook)

One dead, one injured, in police incident near Keremeos

Man allegedly pulls gun as RCMP attempt to serve warrants

The Independent Investigations Office of BC has been notified, and is investigating the actions of police. (Tracey Henderson Facebook)
Northwest area of Heather Lake fire on Sept. 7. Photo BC Wildfire.
Northwest area of Heather Lake Fire. Photo BC Wildfire.

Heather Lake fire balloons to more than 10,000 hectares

Eastgate properties remain under evacuation alert as blaze grows on Canadian side of border

Northwest area of Heather Lake fire on Sept. 7. Photo BC Wildfire.
Northwest area of Heather Lake Fire. Photo BC Wildfire.
Randy Folk, outside Princeton circuit court, Thursday, Sept. 8. Photo Similkameen Spotlight

Princeton man charged with assaulting a Mountie claims he will sue RCMP

‘They are lying,’ said Randy Folk, former Princeton businessman

Randy Folk, outside Princeton circuit court, Thursday, Sept. 8. Photo Similkameen Spotlight
Wildfire officials in British Columbia say they are working with BC Parks and the Transportation Ministry to prepare for the spread of a blaze that has already charred 19 square kilometres of bush in Manning provincial park, as shown in this recent handout image provide by the BC Wildfire Service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service

Eastgate under evacuation alert as blaze near Princeton gets aggressive

Wind and temperatures working against fire crews

Wildfire officials in British Columbia say they are working with BC Parks and the Transportation Ministry to prepare for the spread of a blaze that has already charred 19 square kilometres of bush in Manning provincial park, as shown in this recent handout image provide by the BC Wildfire Service. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service
Heavy smoke has made it difficult to measure the size of the Heather Lake fire. Photo BC Wildfire

Heather Lake fire triples in size and burns close to Manning Park

Six trails under evacuation order and other park areas under evacuation alert

Heavy smoke has made it difficult to measure the size of the Heather Lake fire. Photo BC Wildfire
The campground and trail at Lightning Lake are both under evacuation alert. Spotlight file photo

Manning Park under evacuation alert due to Heather Lake wildfire

Some trails are closed as a precaution, but most of the park is operating as normal

The campground and trail at Lightning Lake are both under evacuation alert. Spotlight file photo
GSAR found the vehicle and family at about 11 p.m. Spotlight file photo

Family stranded on Copper Mountain for six hours

Father took knife and bear spray to look for alternative route

GSAR found the vehicle and family at about 11 p.m. Spotlight file photo
Terry Lacey. Photo Facebook

Missing camper found deceased near Princeton

Terry Lacey’s truck was identified from media photos

Terry Lacey. Photo Facebook
Image BC Wildfire

Wildfire sparks at MacKenzie Lake near Princeton

Lightning is the suspected cause

Image BC Wildfire
Terry Lacey is familiar with the mountains, and a good horseman. Photo contributed

Okanagan woman desperately searches for missing ex-husband

Terry Lacey last made contact June 26 from Copper Mountain area

Terry Lacey is familiar with the mountains, and a good horseman. Photo contributed
An Abbotsford woman was taken by helicopter to a Lower Mainland hospital after sustaining injuries in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 3 last Friday. (File photo)

Driver airlifted off Highway 3 after serious crash near Similkameen Falls

Multiple vehicles involved in collision

An Abbotsford woman was taken by helicopter to a Lower Mainland hospital after sustaining injuries in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 3 last Friday. (File photo)
Coalmont Road was closed for several hours Saturday Aug. 20. Image BC Wildfire

Crews action two fires near Tulameen from air and ground

Coalmont area also experienced flooding and mudslides

Coalmont Road was closed for several hours Saturday Aug. 20. Image BC Wildfire
RCMP confirms active investigation. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton RCMP investigate incident at hospital that left one doctor injured

An alleged altercation sent a doctor into surgery, according to reports

RCMP confirms active investigation. Photo Andrea DeMeer
In the past few weeks many of the MDS volunteers have been families taking a work vacation. Aidric Bellefeuille, 9, and Daniel Reist, 10, must be two of the youngest. Bellefeuille is from Alberta and Reist is from Ontario. Some of the jobs they did in Princeton were building a fence, clearing debris and pounding in pegs. They both said they were happy to be in town and happy to help others. (Andrea DeMeer photo)Photo Andrea DeMeer

Mennonite volunteers work through punishing heatwave to landscape flood damaged properties

Nearly eight months since they arrived in Princeton, Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS)…

In the past few weeks many of the MDS volunteers have been families taking a work vacation. Aidric Bellefeuille, 9, and Daniel Reist, 10, must be two of the youngest. Bellefeuille is from Alberta and Reist is from Ontario. Some of the jobs they did in Princeton were building a fence, clearing debris and pounding in pegs. They both said they were happy to be in town and happy to help others. (Andrea DeMeer photo)Photo Andrea DeMeer
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