Volunteers build bug-free garden zone

June 3, 2020
The Blue River Community Garden has a new feature: a mosquito-free zone in the form of a screened gazebo.
The Blue River Volunteer Fire department donated their time and expertise to build the gazebo, say garden coordinators Lee Onslow and Aimee Venor, […]

Researcher with McBride ties helps design biodegrable mask

June 3, 2020
Researchers in the BioProducts Institute at the University of British Columbia have designed what could be the very first N95 mask that can be sourced and made entirely in Canada. It’s also possibly the world’s first fully compostable and biodegradable medical mask. Johan Foster, a former McBride resident is part of the research team. […]

Minister for Labour speaks out on BC’s reopening regs

June 1, 2020
Minister of Labour Harry Bains and WorkSafeBC’s Al Johnson hosted a town hall on Thursday evening to answer questions about returning to work during B.C.’s restart plan.
Earlier in the day, the minister addressed working conditions and regulations after the first few days of phase two of the reopening program. […]

Tiny House Warriors call for campground to close

May 31, 2020
On Sunday, May 25 at approximately 8:45 am the Tiny House Warriors began asking campers to leave Blue River Campground due to their concerns about COVID-19. The Tiny House Warriors used a megaphone to broadcast their message. […]


Library patrons can now get “take-out” books

May 23, 2020
One of the things that people turn to during times of isolation and slow living is reading. So for McBide’s newly-appointed Library Director, Abi Ward, figuring out a way to get books into the hands of the Valley residents has been important. After a week of trial runs, Friday May 15, marked their first official book take-out day. […]


So long, Wayne!

June 1, 2020
Wayne Schnell is leaving Valemount for Kamloops. His son Daniel arranged a send-off on Monday morning at 9 am. About 30 people showed up to see Wayne off, including many members of the Valemount Volunteer Fire Department. Schnell served on the fire department for 13 years from 1989 until 2002. […]

Tiny Houses loom large

May 31, 2020
The Tiny House Warriors had no idea why locals had gathered near them last Sunday on the road to Murtle Lake. As Kanahus Manuel filmed the residents, more than 60 metres away, she guessed why they were there and what they were doing. […]

Ice Cream season!

Petr and Petra Herstik, along with daughters Valerie and Olivia visited Crazy Cones in McBride on Friday May 15, their opening day for 2020. Owners Kevin and Jenny Taphorn (behind the counter) have made adjustments to the venue and some of their procedures to comply with current restrictions in order to open for the Long Weekend. They hope to be open every day 11-5. […]

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