Andrea DeMeer

Birch Parlee is one of approximately 132,000 transgender people living across the nation, according to Statistics Canada. Photo submitted

Transgender in a small town – Princeton B.C.

“I buried it. I pushed it down. I lived a lie.”

Birch Parlee is one of approximately 132,000 transgender people living across the nation, according to Statistics Canada. Photo submitted
Glen Lennon now resides in a neat and fully serviced unit in the Silver Crest Retirement Home, managed by Princeton and District Community Social Services. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton RCMP and social workers find new home for elderly accident victim

“I love the sun and the sun shines on my patio here. I can go out and walk around.”

Glen Lennon now resides in a neat and fully serviced unit in the Silver Crest Retirement Home, managed by Princeton and District Community Social Services. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Princeton GSAR responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2020 the crew was called out 34 times, and members spent 721 hours on calls, and 683 hours training. Photo Princeton GSAR Facebook

Teen missing in Manning Park found after 24 hours

Young man spends night on mountain and survives with just a few scrapes

Princeton GSAR responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2020 the crew was called out 34 times, and members spent 721 hours on calls, and 683 hours training. Photo Princeton GSAR Facebook
GSAR is employing helicopters in the search for missing teen in Manning Park. File photo

Another young man missing in Manning Park

GSAR employs helicopters to locate 19-year-old

GSAR is employing helicopters in the search for missing teen in Manning Park. File photo
The Bay City Rollers, 1976. Photo Wikipedia.

Bye Bye Baby, Baby Goodbye

The death of Leslie McKeown, lead singer of the Bay City Rollers, was announced without fanfare

The Bay City Rollers, 1976. Photo Wikipedia.
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)
The BC Coroners Service has started an investigation. File photo

Searchers recover body of woman who crashed into river near Keremeos

BC Coroners Service has launched an investigation into Amy Sabean’s death.

The BC Coroners Service has started an investigation. File photo
This boat was stolen May 26 in Keremeos before being later located in Penticton. (RCMP photo)

Keremeos RCMP searching for boat theft witnesses

The boat was recovered at a dock in Penticton

This boat was stolen May 26 in Keremeos before being later located in Penticton. (RCMP photo)
Char O'Neil met Jason Momoa many times when she worked at a Vancouver airport bar and grill in 2019. Momoa, most famous for his role Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, "liked his Guinness." Photo contributed

Princeton residents share their brushes with the stars

From rock stars to rocket men, we’ve seen it all

Char O'Neil met Jason Momoa many times when she worked at a Vancouver airport bar and grill in 2019. Momoa, most famous for his role Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, "liked his Guinness." Photo contributed
Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne was on hand Monday morning, May 31, to observe the lowering of the flags at town hall. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton honours residential school children discovered in mass grave

Mayor Spencer Coyne expresses deep grief over crimes against Indigenous families

Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne was on hand Monday morning, May 31, to observe the lowering of the flags at town hall. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Jordan Naterer, 25, was last seen Saturday Oct. 10. He planned a hike in the Manning Park area, and has not been seen since. Photo Facebook.

Specialist team with canines will join the search for missing Manning Park hiker

Jordan Naterer’s mother makes plea for local volunteers

Jordan Naterer, 25, was last seen Saturday Oct. 10. He planned a hike in the Manning Park area, and has not been seen since. Photo Facebook.
The Princeton Lacrosse Association currently has about 20 players. (File photo)
The Princeton Lacrosse Association currently has about 20 players. File photo

Princeton lacrosse players make pitch for $325,000 box

Facility could be used for pickleball, floor hockey and other sports

The Princeton Lacrosse Association currently has about 20 players. (File photo)
The Princeton Lacrosse Association currently has about 20 players. File photo
Court heard the man began abusing his first victim when she was less than 10 years old, in the late 1970’s. File photo

Elderly Princeton man jailed for child sex crimes

Offender pleaded guilty, but claims to have no memory of the abuse

Court heard the man began abusing his first victim when she was less than 10 years old, in the late 1970’s. File photo
Motorists breaking travel rules can be fined $230 for failing to follow instructions or $575 if the reason for travel violates the essential travel health order, at this Highway 3 check area near Manning Park. Photo RCMP

RCMP begin checking drivers on BC highways

Four check points are set up Thursday May 6 around the province

Motorists breaking travel rules can be fined $230 for failing to follow instructions or $575 if the reason for travel violates the essential travel health order, at this Highway 3 check area near Manning Park. Photo RCMP
A picture of Shirley Ann Soosay was rendered from a postmortem photograph and circulated on social media. Image DDP

Princeton woman key to naming victim in 40 year old murder

In July 1980, Shirley Ann Soosay was raped and stabbed to death

A picture of Shirley Ann Soosay was rendered from a postmortem photograph and circulated on social media. Image DDP
We’d like to tell you where this lake is…but we can’t. MCG

Oh the lies that fishermen tell

There was an uncomfortable moment at a recent Princeton council meeting when…

We’d like to tell you where this lake is…but we can’t. MCG
B.C.’s public health restrictions on non-essential travel are reinforced by orders effective April 23, 2021 to stay within your own regional health authority except for essential travel such as work and medical appointmens. (B.C. government)

Princeton-area cabin owners consider defying travel ban

“I’m planning to go up. If anyone doesn’t like it I invite them to stay out of my yard.”

B.C.’s public health restrictions on non-essential travel are reinforced by orders effective April 23, 2021 to stay within your own regional health authority except for essential travel such as work and medical appointmens. (B.C. government)
Princeton RCMP Sgt. Rob Hughes is reminding off-road vehicle riders to renew their permits.
(Spotlight file photo)

Police urge off-road vehicle riders in Tulameen to renew permits before the end of April

About 400 permits, which are free, need to be renewed

Princeton RCMP Sgt. Rob Hughes is reminding off-road vehicle riders to renew their permits.
(Spotlight file photo)
As the snow in Manning Park melts, searchers are able to get a little farther each day. Photo submitted

Family resumes search for son missing in B.C.’s Manning park since October

‘This is our child, and we don’t give up on our children,’ said mother of Jordan, Josie Naterer

As the snow in Manning Park melts, searchers are able to get a little farther each day. Photo submitted
Peyton Slind enjoys the fruits of his labour. Photo submitted

B.C. youngster builds hammock out of 900 plastic bags

“I’m going to enjoy it until it splits in half.”

Peyton Slind enjoys the fruits of his labour. Photo submitted