Houston Today

CGL claims to have 80 per cent local hires for Burns Lake and Houston sections of pipeline

Urges local indigenous and non-indigenous community to apply

  • Jul 22, 2020

Community garden program expansion proposed

The District of Houston is applying for a grant in partnership with the Houston Harm Reduction Committee to expand what's offered at the existing community gardens.

  • Jul 22, 2020

Council directs staff to apply for Phase Two of downtown revilitization

Houston is one step closer to getting funding for phase two of its Downtown revitalization project after council directed staff at their July 7 meeting to apply for project funding under the Rural and Northern Communities Funding Stream of the "Investing in Canada" Infrastructure Program.

  • Jul 22, 2020

District lays out schedule to re-open rec facilities

The plan is for limited pool opening in mid-September

  • Jul 22, 2020

District renews efforts for Benson Ave. crossing improvements

Making an application for a federal grant

  • Jul 22, 2020

Houston gets lessons in roping

The first week of July in Houston, from July 3 to 5 saw a roping clinic take place at the Bell family arena by Cody Braaten. There were a total of fifteen participants for the clinic. Braaten has been roping and participating in rodeos for 20 years and has been teaching roping since past five years. "This is not my full time job, but I teach lessons from my home arena based in 150 Mile House. I found that there weren't many opportunities for new ropers to start out. That is how I started giving lessons which eventually turned into some clinics," said Braaten. This was the first clinic for Braaten's school this year due to Covid and his first ever clinic in Houston. He also said that he has had a high level of interest from people in the area after his Houston clinic and "there is talk of me returning to the Smithers or Houston area to give another clinic this fall." (Skannon Skeels photography)

  • Jul 22, 2020

Houston long-term care and assisted living facilities allow visitation

Restrictions will still be implemented for resident-safety

  • Jul 22, 2020

How is Houston’s business health?

The Chamber of Commerce shares some insights

  • Jul 22, 2020

Just fun, no competitions this year for Houston’s Pleasant Valley Horse Club

No drop-ins, riding would be restricted to club members

  • Jul 22, 2020

Houston RCMP search for man, woman

Concerned for their well-being following July 20 report

  • Jul 21, 2020

Council holding off on decision regarding 2019 Dungate Community Forest disbursement

Houston Council voted at their July 7 meeting to refer their discussion on disbursement of the 2019 Dungate Community Forest fund to a future Committee of the Whole meeting.

  • Jul 15, 2020

Fuel mitigation project described as complex

Pandemic had stalled work along Buck Flats Road

  • Jul 15, 2020

Granisle on track to grow deciduous trees around the village

The project is expected to be completed by spring 2021

  • Jul 15, 2020

Granisle Public Library Digitization Project to record village history

The digital record to be made public for Granisle's 50th anniversary in 2021

  • Jul 15, 2020

Houston reopens Bymac campground

If you've been missing Bymac Park, this news should make you a happy camper.

  • Jul 15, 2020

Lake Babine Nation’s biomass project in Fort Babine takes off

A $779,000 funding from Natural Resource Canada provides the impetus

  • Jul 15, 2020

Making Houston look beautiful

Houston resident, Rachelle holds the maintenance and gardening contract for the Steelhead Park. Today she has helpers Penelope and Jubal working on this display 'Houston". (Angelique Houlihan photo)

  • Jul 15, 2020

Northern Health records no new Covid cases in a month

Laboratory services return with fewer restrictions

  • Jul 15, 2020

RCMP still looking into the Nicole Hoar disappearance

Hopes for public help in the Highway of Tears investigation

  • Jul 15, 2020

Real estate sales down in Bulkley-Nechako and northwest region

Sales expected to be low through rest of 2020

  • Jul 15, 2020