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The collision occurred at about 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)

Three die in fiery truck collision on Highway 3 near Princeton

Icy roads may have contributed to the crash, says BC Highway Patrol

The collision occurred at about 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)
The Similkameen River near Highway 3, approximately 15 east of Princeton. Photo Facebook

Highway 3 east of Princeton starting to flood

‘Any travel tonight could be hazardous for emergency crews and yourself’

The Similkameen River near Highway 3, approximately 15 east of Princeton. Photo Facebook
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EDITORIAL: Keep your head above water – take care of your mental health

The trauma and stress of what the community is experiencing can hit like a tsunami

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Trooper Losier, from Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadian) Regiment, moves sandbags during Operation LENTUS, in Princeton, British Columbia, Nov. 25, 2021. Photo credit: Private Daniel Pereira, 39 CBG Public Affairs, Canadian Armed Forces Photo

Princeton braces for another potential flood

Weather patterns continue to shift, and the worst should be known by Tuesday

Trooper Losier, from Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadian) Regiment, moves sandbags during Operation LENTUS, in Princeton, British Columbia, Nov. 25, 2021. Photo credit: Private Daniel Pereira, 39 CBG Public Affairs, Canadian Armed Forces Photo
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A disaster changes everything, personally

I don’t want to forget what it feels like to be, even temporarily, homeless

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Donations to the fund, so far, range from $10 to $20,000. Spotlight file photo

Princeton Flood Relief Fund raises $167k in less than a week

Valley First Credit Union donates $20,000

Donations to the fund, so far, range from $10 to $20,000. Spotlight file photo
Canadian armed forces prepare for more possible flooding in Princeton, Wednesday, Nov. 24. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Armed forces fill sandbags in Princeton, against threat of another flood

A platoon from Edmonton has been deployed to the town

Canadian armed forces prepare for more possible flooding in Princeton, Wednesday, Nov. 24. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Armed forces members met with Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Soldiers deployed to Princeton for flood relief

Approximately 29 personnel will arrive in the coming days

Armed forces members met with Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne Wednesday, Nov. 24.
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Semi spill closes Highway 5A north of Princeton

All lanes of traffic blocked

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Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne, standing alongside what he calls ‘old-time Princeton farmer ingenuity.’ Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton’s water system hanging – literally – by a fire hose

Municipality is desperate for the province to release funds for emergency repair work

Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne, standing alongside what he calls ‘old-time Princeton farmer ingenuity.’ Photo Andrea DeMeer
Jeff Zmurchyk and Jayme Hnatiuk, both employees of Copper Mountain Mine, conduct a wellness check at a Princeton residence, Saturday Nov. 20. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton volunteers determined to knock on every single door to ensure wellness

Visitors offer assistance including water, food, and heat sources

Jeff Zmurchyk and Jayme Hnatiuk, both employees of Copper Mountain Mine, conduct a wellness check at a Princeton residence, Saturday Nov. 20. Photo Andrea DeMeer
RCMP asking community members to check on others. Photo file Spotlight

RCMP asks Princeton residents to make wellness checks on neighbours

The Emergency Operations Centre will supply basic necessities

RCMP asking community members to check on others. Photo file Spotlight
Residents of Fenchurch Avenue are cleaning up following recent flood damage. The owner of this property said the Tulameen River forced open his front door Sunday night. Photo Andrea DeMeer Nov. 18

Four days after the Princeton flood, in photos: The aftermath

Many are coming forward to help a community devastated by flood

Residents of Fenchurch Avenue are cleaning up following recent flood damage. The owner of this property said the Tulameen River forced open his front door Sunday night. Photo Andrea DeMeer Nov. 18
Donations will go to the community foundation and flow straight through to Princeton. Spotlight File Photo

Flood relief fund established for Princeton

Community Foundation and municipality partner to raise money

Donations will go to the community foundation and flow straight through to Princeton. Spotlight File Photo
Tulameen BC Nov.18. Photo Facebook

Flooding stranded Tulameen residents for days

Coalmont Road has been rebuilt to one lane, allowing people to leave

Tulameen BC Nov.18. Photo Facebook
The majority of Princeton properties remain under evacuation order or alert. Spotlight file photo

‘Let’s all not shower at once’: Princeton mayor urges patience with flooded infrastructure

Fragile infrastructure holding on in community devastated by flood

The majority of Princeton properties remain under evacuation order or alert. Spotlight file photo
Mud and silt from severe flooding three days ago has infiltrated the town’s sewer system. Spotlight file photo

New evacuation alerts issued for Princeton, as sewer system threatens to collapse

The town is also without drinkable water and natural gas, leaving a majority of homes without heat

Mud and silt from severe flooding three days ago has infiltrated the town’s sewer system. Spotlight file photo
The donations are piling up in Veteran’s Square. Photo Facebook, Barb Gould

Heaters, water, firewood and blankets donationed to help Princeton families

Corporations and organizations are stepping up to take care of residents

The donations are piling up in Veteran’s Square. Photo Facebook, Barb Gould
Flooding began Sunday Nov. 14 and caused a break in Princeton’s main water line.

Water crisis threatens Princeton, already beleaguered by floods

Main reservoir is empty and there is no water for fire protection or consumption

Flooding began Sunday Nov. 14 and caused a break in Princeton’s main water line.
Flood waters in Princeton, while not directly impacting Ridgewood Lodge, have forced the evacuation of long-term care residents due to lack of water and heat. File Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton’s most vulnerable residents evacuated by Interior Health, under flood conditions

Long-term care patients moved due to lack of heat and water

Flood waters in Princeton, while not directly impacting Ridgewood Lodge, have forced the evacuation of long-term care residents due to lack of water and heat. File Photo Andrea DeMeer