Andrea DeMeer

The view from Princeton Grasslands, the former Currie Ranch. Photo Graham Osborne

Millions of dollars invested in protecting former Princeton ranch

The Nature Trust of B.C. is taking responsibility for the grasslands north of Princeton

The view from Princeton Grasslands, the former Currie Ranch. Photo Graham Osborne
Robert's mother marvels at her son's recovery. Photo submitted

Desperately ill Princeton baby makes recovery

Parents Destiny and Cody get ready to bring home their son

Robert's mother marvels at her son's recovery. Photo submitted
The incident allegedly took place Feb. 3. File photo.

Princeton man alleges ‘a-salt’

Unique police complaint will not result in charges

The incident allegedly took place Feb. 3. File photo.
A thief escaped with two bottles of rum from a Princeton wine and beer store, which were later reclaimed by the store manager. (Needpix photo)

How bad can a Princeton liquor store theft actually go?

Suspect smashes bottles, loses loot

A thief escaped with two bottles of rum from a Princeton wine and beer store, which were later reclaimed by the store manager. (Needpix photo)
The band has confirmed five cases of COVID. Photo MCG

COVID sparks state of emergency for Lower Similkameen Indian Band

Band reports five confirmed cases of the virus and enacts broad powers

The band has confirmed five cases of COVID. Photo MCG
Yeah - my coworkers are truly ridiculous. Andrea DeMeer

The importance of being ridiculous

There are crab legs on the roof of the woodshed

Yeah - my coworkers are truly ridiculous. Andrea DeMeer
The fine for passing a school bus when its lights are flashing and a stop sign is extended is $368. Black Press file photo

Girl nearly struck by car passing school bus near Princeton

Police lay four $368 fines for school bus violations in three days

The fine for passing a school bus when its lights are flashing and a stop sign is extended is $368. Black Press file photo
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Driver crashes vehicle twice in one day near Princeton

A 29-year-old Abbotsford woman twice crashed her car near Princeton on Saturday,…

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Four cases of COVID have been reported in Merritt BC school communities so far in January 2021. (Photo THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Merritt schools report four cases of COVID

Attendance drops slightly as parents are notified

Four cases of COVID have been reported in Merritt BC school communities so far in January 2021. (Photo THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Granite Creek Quad Ranch offers guided tours for quading, hiking and snowmobiling. Photo RDOS

Coalmont to get unique subdivision

Special zoning allows for eight homes on Quad Ranch

Granite Creek Quad Ranch offers guided tours for quading, hiking and snowmobiling. Photo RDOS
Ben Tyler was working on a Nicola area ranch when he disappeared. File photo
Ben Tyler was working on a Nicola area ranch when he disappeared. File photo

2 years after his riderless horse was found, police believe Merritt cowboy was killed

Two years after he went missing, Ben Tyner’s family makes video plea for information

Ben Tyler was working on a Nicola area ranch when he disappeared. File photo
Ben Tyler was working on a Nicola area ranch when he disappeared. File photo
Hedley residents are advised to not drink the water until a pump in one of its wells is fixed. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Hedley residents under do-not-consume-water order due to arsenic levels

Residents in Hedley remain under a do-not-consume-water order, due to higher than…

Hedley residents are advised to not drink the water until a pump in one of its wells is fixed. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Copper Mountain Mine is Princeton’s largest employer, with approximately 460 workers. Spotlight file photo.

Princeton Copper Mountain Mine worker tests positive for COVID

Town’s largest employer stresses its commitment to safe practices

Copper Mountain Mine is Princeton’s largest employer, with approximately 460 workers. Spotlight file photo.
When his snowmobile was disabled the man planned to spend the night in his cabin and snow shoe home in the morning. Black Press File Photo.

Snowmobiler found safe after Princeton GSAR takes a midnight ride

He was expected home for dinner at 5:30 p.m and his wife reported he was overdue at approximately 10 p.m.

When his snowmobile was disabled the man planned to spend the night in his cabin and snow shoe home in the morning. Black Press File Photo.
An Abbotsford man was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Highway 3 on Monday, Jan. 18. (Black Press file photo)

Abbotsford man killed in Highway 3 crash near Hedley

Fatality was discovered by passing tow truck driver

An Abbotsford man was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Highway 3 on Monday, Jan. 18. (Black Press file photo)
Constable Ken Jaques broke a window and crawled into a home to rescue an elderly man who had be laying on the floor for days. Jaques was the officer who provided oversight for the 2020 Remembrance Day services and is shown here in a picture with his son. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton cop saves life of elderly man

He broke the glass and crawled into the house, while calling for assistance from BC Ambulance

Constable Ken Jaques broke a window and crawled into a home to rescue an elderly man who had be laying on the floor for days. Jaques was the officer who provided oversight for the 2020 Remembrance Day services and is shown here in a picture with his son. Photo Andrea DeMeer
RCMP received a complaint on Boxing Day about people skating on Allison Lake. (File photo)

Princeton RCMP unable to find skaters reported for breaking COVID rules on frozen lake

Ice fishers found to be in compliance with provincial health orders

RCMP received a complaint on Boxing Day about people skating on Allison Lake. (File photo)
Kim Ruttig English, of Hedley, is having fun researching her family tree. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Hedley woman turns up famous family connections

Kim English is kin to Lawrence Welk and may be related to Canada’s first prime minister

Kim Ruttig English, of Hedley, is having fun researching her family tree. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Celebrate the New Year by all means, but don’t expect it to be a reset. Black Press File Photo

2020 was NOT a bad year, so quit blaming it

Illness, grief and disaster have no respect for astrology

Celebrate the New Year by all means, but don’t expect it to be a reset. Black Press File Photo
Quinisco Blue Coyne was born Dec. 20, 2020, at Penticton General Hospital. Photo contributed

Princeton’s ‘first family’ grows by eight pounds, eight ounces

Quin Blue Coyne already has at least 1,000 relatives

Quinisco Blue Coyne was born Dec. 20, 2020, at Penticton General Hospital. Photo contributed