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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Speed likely a factor in motorcycle fatality on Highway 3 near Princeton

“One of the worst and most dangerous highways is between Princeton and Manning Park.”

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AMary Allison of Hedley, 19, and a member of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band, died Aug. 5, 2022. Photo contributed

Hedley teen killed in Highway 3 crash remembered for charity and kindness

Family watches over fire, lit after learning of Mary Allison’s death

AMary Allison of Hedley, 19, and a member of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band, died Aug. 5, 2022. Photo contributed
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Impaired driving suspected in death of Hedley teen

BC Highway Patrol launches criminal investigation

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One person killed in Highway 3 crash near Princeton

Accident occurred at about 2:45 a.m. Friday August 5

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A private security company has been hired after threats made towards town hall. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Threats against Princeton town hall force private security measures

Mayor Spencer Coyne stated the threats were credible, and staff was on edge

A private security company has been hired after threats made towards town hall. Photo Andrea DeMeer
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Princeton businessman charged with multiple counts of assaulting police

Randy Folk appeared in provincial court this week

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Temperatures in the area are expected to rise in the coming days.

Fire sparks in Southern Interior, between Tulameen and Kamloops

Wildfire BC reports blaze at .01 hectares

Temperatures in the area are expected to rise in the coming days.
Tulameen Days during a different time back in 2019. (Spotlight file photo)

Increased police presence planned for Tulameen Days

Princeton RCMP sergeant stresses the event is meant for families

Tulameen Days during a different time back in 2019. (Spotlight file photo)
Princeton’s arena roof is being held together with tarps and tires. File photo

Princeton receives $871k to fix its arena

While the town lost Kraft Hockeyville this year, it won with the federal government

Princeton’s arena roof is being held together with tarps and tires. File photo
Jordan Naterer, with his parents Greg and Josie, who never gave up hope of finding their son. (File photo)

The search for Jordan Naterer came to a tragic end a year ago in Manning Park

Naterer’s family searched relentlessly for him, for nine months

Jordan Naterer, with his parents Greg and Josie, who never gave up hope of finding their son. (File photo)
Grand Forks councillor Everett Baker. File Photo

Grand Forks councillor running for mayor pardoned for sex offences involving youth

Everett Baker pleaded guilty in 1997 to four counts of indecent assault

Grand Forks councillor Everett Baker. File Photo
Pro-choice protest organizers speaking to a large crowd across from Kelowna City Hall July 4, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Abortion ban: It can’t happen here, right?

Since 1987 there have been 47 private members bills introduced to restrict or ban abortion in Canada

Pro-choice protest organizers speaking to a large crowd across from Kelowna City Hall July 4, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
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Many Princeton residents will have to boil water for the next year

Council approves spending $4.5M to move wells and build new treatment centre, following 2021 flood

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The entire property at Riverside Cabins was decimated in the November 2021 flood. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Flood destroyed a tiny but important part of Princeton

Owners of Riverside Cabins managed to get 12 guests to safety the night of the November 2021 flood

The entire property at Riverside Cabins was decimated in the November 2021 flood. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Violent crime in Princeton is down, so far, in 2022. (File photo)

Violent crime drops again in Princeton in 2022

Police tackle the problem by targeting drug trafficking

Violent crime in Princeton is down, so far, in 2022. (File photo)
Eighteen properties were placed on alert Friday, June 3. Image RDOS
Streams and the Tulameen River are rising, prompting the evacuation alert from the district. Photo Facebook

Tulameen properties put under evacuation alert by regional district

Residents urged to make preparations for a potential evacuation

Eighteen properties were placed on alert Friday, June 3. Image RDOS
Streams and the Tulameen River are rising, prompting the evacuation alert from the district. Photo Facebook
Left to right are Luc, Levi, Woolly Mammoth’s Legacy, Aimee, and Quinn. Photo contributed

Princeton area ranch breeds some of the world’s most special horses

Gypsy Cobs are well known in the United Kingdom but rare in North America

Left to right are Luc, Levi, Woolly Mammoth’s Legacy, Aimee, and Quinn. Photo contributed
The money raised was handed over Thursday, June 2 at the Princeton Legion. Left to right are Susan Herczku from the Baptist Church, George Bremner, Legion executive, Karen Wittich, Legion office administrator, Damon Bremne, second vice president and entertainment chair for the Legion, Pastor Kyle Nichols, Baptist Curch, Terri Bremner, entertainment coordinator for the event, and Dave Lorimer Legion President. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Musicians raise $104K for Princeton flood relief at 12-hour Legion event

Money donated to Princeton Baptist Church will go directly to victims

The money raised was handed over Thursday, June 2 at the Princeton Legion. Left to right are Susan Herczku from the Baptist Church, George Bremner, Legion executive, Karen Wittich, Legion office administrator, Damon Bremne, second vice president and entertainment chair for the Legion, Pastor Kyle Nichols, Baptist Curch, Terri Bremner, entertainment coordinator for the event, and Dave Lorimer Legion President. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Todd Henderson, a top researcher at Optimi Health, explains the properties of functional mushrooms. (Andrea DeMeer photo)

Canada’s largest magic mushroom plant opens in Princeton

Optimi Health wants to introduce psychedelics to mental health care

Todd Henderson, a top researcher at Optimi Health, explains the properties of functional mushrooms. (Andrea DeMeer photo)