Houston Today

Shop local on July 25 to support Houston businesses

Mark your calendars and say thank you to our community's backbone

  • Jul 15, 2020

Stop and smell the roses

Houston resident, Charmaine DeTeves captured this beautiful picture of her 7-year-old granddaughter, Cooper quietly enjoying a summer rose.

  • Jul 15, 2020

Community forest supports local groups, activities

Income earned stays within the community

  • Jul 8, 2020

Farmers Market experiencing good vendor turnout despite COVID-19 restrictions

Last Friday the market recently ran its fifth market since reopening

  • Jul 8, 2020

Flood closes Houston Health Centre

Workers now cleaning up facility

  • Jul 8, 2020

Former mayor remembered as a man who would fight for what he believed in

Adrian Meeuwissen passed away on Fathers Day with his family by his side

  • Jul 8, 2020

Houstonites deserve easier access to transparency in setting gas prices

It shouldn't require a background in investigative journalism or familiarity with freedom of information (FOI) requests to learn how gas is priced in B.C.

  • Jul 8, 2020

My mental health and me

Our mental health is as important as our physical health. Disturbances in our mental health could affect our physical health. So, we must take good care of both. Life is complicated and full of ups, downs, pain, joy, twist, turns, setbacks, and triumphs leading to acute mental distress. Acute mental distress is usually short-lasting with complete return to normal mental state. Sometimes in life, everyone experiences mental distress which is a natural way we respond to stress mentally. Mental problem is when mental distress fails to resolve within a reasonable period and often time, is associated with some level of impairment in functions. When not controlled, mental problem could progress to mental illness. Mental illness is a dysfunction involving the brain that negatively affects someone's thoughts, emotions, and/or behaviors and significantly impairs functions and quality of life.

  • Jul 8, 2020

Oh Canada

There was no Canada celebration in Houston but Houston resident, Kevin Moore was still out showing his patronage to the community. While most communities did not have an actual celebration, instead many held virtual celebrations across the country. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

  • Jul 8, 2020

RDBN closer to a solution for ICI cardboard recycling

The Knockholt Landfill cardboard ban gets keyplayers to seek a long-term fix

  • Jul 8, 2020

Silverthorne gets $1.5 million for new daycare facility

West wing will be renovated to include childcare spaces for before and after school

  • Jul 8, 2020

Vancouver man hit by a semi-tractor trailer near Burns Lake

The injured man is in critical condition

  • Jul 8, 2020

Work continues to reduce wildfire risk

An area along Buck Flats Road being cleared

  • Jul 8, 2020

Police investigate July 2 homicide in Houston

Man succumbed to injuries at Pearson Road residence

  • Jul 3, 2020

‘They deserve our best’: HSS teacher retiring after over 30 years at school reflects on career

Ted Beck first began teaching at Houston Secondary in September of 1989

  • Jul 1, 2020

Detour downtown Houston

Downtown Houston might be blocked off to traffic but the stores are still open. Merchants are sorry for the inconvenience but hope still people take the time to come down and shop. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

  • Jul 1, 2020

Friendship centre shifts sights to housing grant for women, children fleeing violence

The organization is shifting it's vision for a building at 3448 10th Street

  • Jul 1, 2020

Houston Christian School celebrates

The Houston Christian School graduates had planned a trip to Edmonton: A play at the Citadel Theatre, Space Science Center, Service Project at the Mustard Seed, Museum. Then Covid19 changed everything and plans got cancelled. The school wanted to do something special and memorable. Ed Kronemeyer said, "I threw out the idea of a helicopter ride to the top of a mountain as a brainstorming starter. It turned out one of our grad parents, Cindy Verbeek is connected to the local helicopter pilot and suddenly it was a reality. The grads got to do a fly around Houston and land up on the top of Morris Mountain to take pictures and hike around a bit. Most of the dads went along with the grads as well. The plan was submitted to Northern Health and we held our breath as we waited permission and confirmation. We also were blessed with the best weather day [June 24]of the month up to that point. On June 25 the celebration continued and the grads had pictures taken at the school instead of Steelhead Park due to rain - generating roots - with kindergartners (See B1), drive by waving and honking at 6:30 p.m. and a drive around escorted parade at 7 p.m. Look for more pictures in the B section - grad supplement. (Submitted photo)

  • Jul 1, 2020

Houston section of CGL pipeline on track for Spring 2021 construction start date

TC Energy representative Tanner Moulton gave council an update at their June 16 meeting

  • Jul 1, 2020