Andrea DeMeer

Mary Allison of Hedley, 19 and a member of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band, died August 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

Mary Allison of Hedley, 19 and a member of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band, died August 5, 2022. Photo contributed
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
Councillors, staff and family gathered at town hall for the announcement Saturday, May 7. Photo contributed

Princeton’s hopes of Hockeyville glory dashed as prize goes to Sydney, Nova Scotia

Flooded town needed dollars to replace arena roof

Councillors, staff and family gathered at town hall for the announcement Saturday, May 7. Photo contributed
The town is home of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team The Princeton Posse, enjoys a robust minor hockey program and many recreational hockey leagues and events. Spotlight File Photo

Voting for Kraft Hockeyville champ begins Friday May 6 at 6 a.m Pacific Time

Flood ravaged town hopes for $250,000 and an NHL hockey game

The town is home of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team The Princeton Posse, enjoys a robust minor hockey program and many recreational hockey leagues and events. Spotlight File Photo
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Princeton RCMP investigate ingrown hair

Police sergeant says it was a very unusual file

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Girls badly burned when gasoline poured on fire at B.C. bush party

Two of the victims face lengthy stays at B.C.’s Children’s Hospital

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Town crews worked to build temporary dikes, in anticipation of a second flood. File photo Andrea DeMeer

It would have cost $30 million to prevent the Princeton flood

Engineer’s report was too little, too late, but mayor says there are reasons for optimism

Town crews worked to build temporary dikes, in anticipation of a second flood. File photo Andrea DeMeer
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Judge declines to view picture of Princeton man’s hernia

Jessie Williams will be sentenced this week on numerous counts

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The Shepherd-Ridgeback cross, known as Red, received approximately 25 stitches at the veterinary clinic in Grand Forks. Photo Ian Orser

Grand Forks man saves dog by kicking attacking cougar in the head

The aging, emaciated cat was reportedly euthanized by conservation officers

The Shepherd-Ridgeback cross, known as Red, received approximately 25 stitches at the veterinary clinic in Grand Forks. Photo Ian Orser
It needs a lot of work, but Kim and Todd Davidson are delighted to be back home. Photo Andrea DeMeer

A hot plate and $70,000 later, Princeton couple is ‘glamping’ in their flood damaged home

‘It’s my own bathtub, my own toilet. I don’t care if it’s unfinished.’

It needs a lot of work, but Kim and Todd Davidson are delighted to be back home. Photo Andrea DeMeer
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Princeton kids sent home from school for refusing to wear masks, says mom

District steps in and welcomes mask-less students back to classroom

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Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne joined MDS volunteers for a coffee break Thursday Feb. 24, with the comforting beverage courtesy of Cool Beanz. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Lower Mainland Mennonite group helps Princeton flood victims rebuild

Nearly 100 volunteers have come to town so far, helping to restore 43 homes

Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne joined MDS volunteers for a coffee break Thursday Feb. 24, with the comforting beverage courtesy of Cool Beanz. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Many homes on Fenchurch Avenue were destroyed and gutted by the flood. Spotlight file photo

Hundreds of Princeton flood victims face homelessness if no government intervention

Province struggles with outdated legislation binding it from funding a recovery camp

Many homes on Fenchurch Avenue were destroyed and gutted by the flood. Spotlight file photo
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Princeton area pig composter gets warning letter from ministry

Report alleges 12 areas of non-compliance

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Compost boss gets hate mail over piles of dead pigs near Princeton

‘I’m not responsible for the pigs’ deaths. I’m responsible for the clean up’

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Princeton woman, 70, pursues purse snatcher through grocery store

Chilliwack man detained by civilians until police arrive

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One of the projects costing Princeton is the drilling of new water lines under the Tulameen River. In the photo above, Mayor Spencer Coyne displays the municipality’s ingenuity in using a series of fire hoses to carry water to the north side of town, before the province approved a more permanent solution.

Princeton residents could face a 70% tax increase in 2022, due to flood bills

The municipality owes $2 million, and is asking for help from the federal government

One of the projects costing Princeton is the drilling of new water lines under the Tulameen River. In the photo above, Mayor Spencer Coyne displays the municipality’s ingenuity in using a series of fire hoses to carry water to the north side of town, before the province approved a more permanent solution.
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Man calls 911 to report RCMP seized his vehicle, stranding him in Princeton

‘Mario Andretti was going from Edmonton to Vancouver’

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Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, and Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne, toured flood areas Friday, Dec. 2. Photo Andrea DeMeer

‘It’s just unbelievable’: Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth tours Princeton flood

‘I don’t think there are words to describe it’

Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, and Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne, toured flood areas Friday, Dec. 2. Photo Andrea DeMeer
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Vancouver Canucks donate $250,000 to Princeton flood victims

Weyerhaeuser contributes $100k to fund

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