Thompson Nicola Regional District

Shackan Indian Band Chief Arnold Lampreau. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)

Thompson-Nicola Indigenous bands still reeling from flood that destroyed highway

About 20 hectares of agricultural land lost to November 2021 flood

 

The Judges Choice Award went to UBC Okangan Nechako Commons and was built by Sawchuk Developments Co. Ltd

UBC Okanagan, Nechako Commons tops Thompson Okanagan Commercial Building Awards

The awards were held Sept. 15 in Kelowna

  • Sep 21, 2022

 

Time Winery in Penticton is one of the finalists in this year’s Thompson Okanagan Kootenay Commercial Building awards. Photo courtesy Time Winery

The Thompson Okanagan Commercial Building Awards are back

The event will be help Sept. 15 in Kelowna

  • Aug 23, 2022

 

Flash floods at Monte Lake June 28. (Jamie Swakum/ Facebook)

Community of Monte Lake hit by flash floods

Monte Lake was devastated by flames a year ago and is now contending with flood waters

Flash floods at Monte Lake June 28. (Jamie Swakum/ Facebook)
Chase RCMP reported about 1:35 p.m. April 7 that Chelsey Christian, 37, who her family reported as missing, has been located. (Chase RCMP image)

UPDATE: Chase RCMP report the woman missing earlier on April 7 has been located

Police express appreciation for everyone who called in tips regarding her whereabouts

Chase RCMP reported about 1:35 p.m. April 7 that Chelsey Christian, 37, who her family reported as missing, has been located. (Chase RCMP image)
Visual view reveals the extent of the flooding caused by the severe precipitation that occurred last Sunday and Monday in Merritt. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s city staff in Merritt to assist with water systems following flood

City crews are working to get Merritt’s water systems running again

Visual view reveals the extent of the flooding caused by the severe precipitation that occurred last Sunday and Monday in Merritt. (Contributed)
The TNRD has issued an evacuation order for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Evacuation order issued for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge

Floodwaters threaten several properties and have severely damaged infrastructure along highway

The TNRD has issued an evacuation order for 37 properties along Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: TNRD)
View above Merritt of flooding. (Facebook)

Merritt residents fleeing floods evacuate to Kelowna

Interior Health has closed the Nicola Valley Hospital

View above Merritt of flooding. (Facebook)
View above Merritt. (

Access to Merritt prohibited, care homes evacuated as flooding continues

Interior Health has closed the Nicola Valley Hospital

View above Merritt. (
Interior Savings downtown location in Kelowna B.C. (Contributed)

$50,000 up for grabs for Okanagan non-profits

One week left for local non-profits to apply for Interior Savings grants

Interior Savings downtown location in Kelowna B.C. (Contributed)
The White Rock Lake wildfire makes its way down to Westside Road near Vernon on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. (Contributed)

Did resources sit idle? BC Wildfire Service, province questioned about wildfire response

TNRD informed one goal is to have more communities do FireSmart prevention work

  • Oct 25, 2021
The White Rock Lake wildfire makes its way down to Westside Road near Vernon on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. (Contributed)
Approximate area where the body was found according to a witness. (Google)

RCMP major crime unit investigating suspicious death near Merritt

A body was discovered Tuesday morning off Highway 5A

Approximate area where the body was found according to a witness. (Google)
Smoke from a controlled burn in a portion of the Lytton Creek fire east of Spences Bridge on Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)

VIDEO: After helping hundreds fleeing wildfires, Merritt faces evacuations of its own

United Way helps with Nicola Valley Food Bank in Merritt

Smoke from a controlled burn in a portion of the Lytton Creek fire east of Spences Bridge on Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has opened a resiliency centre for wildfire evacuees at Northills Mall in Kamloops. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Resiliency centre for all B.C. wildfire evacuees now open in Kamloops

Centre is open seven days a week and provides a variety of support services

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has opened a resiliency centre for wildfire evacuees at Northills Mall in Kamloops. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Taxpayer-funded, two-drink maximum gets nod from Thompson-Nicola Regional Board

Taxpayer-funded, two-drink maximum gets nod from Thompson-Nicola Regional Board

There was much debate over how many drinks and what types of alcohol should be funded by taxpayers

  • Jul 28, 2020
Taxpayer-funded, two-drink maximum gets nod from Thompson-Nicola Regional Board