Houston Today

Canfor extends Houston, Plateau mill closures

COVID-19 continues to dampen lumber demand

  • Apr 9, 2020

Bus services taking extra measures because of COVID-19

More cleaning and more disinfecting underway

  • Apr 8, 2020

Bylaw officers can monitor health order compliance relating to COVID-19

But have no powers to detain or impose fines

  • Apr 8, 2020

Creativity and hard work key to providing student instruction

Teachers, staff stepping up at School District 54 schools

  • Apr 8, 2020

Feds announce details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

The federal government announced that is was taking actions to help Canadian businesses, including newspapers, by proposing a wage subsidy that would cover 75 per cent of salary costs.

  • Apr 8, 2020

Lakes District Maintenance reflects on winter season

The Lakes District Maintenance Inc. team has wrapped up another winter season. The team is a highway road and bridge maintenance company that covers the Lakes, Robson, and Stikine areas of northern BC. Mike Philip, general manager at LDM, was able to reflect back on the season in the Houston and Burns Lake area.

  • Apr 8, 2020

Moose near Topley, B.C.

Mark Zagwyn Topley resident and professional photographer captured this beautiful picture of three moose on a beautiful sunny day.

  • Apr 8, 2020

Pastors reaching out to connect with congregations

It'll be a different kind of Easter for churches

  • Apr 8, 2020

Register for a library card in Houston

The Houston Public Library may be closed to the public but it continues to expand its services for residents of Houston and area who are now spending more time at home because of the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Apr 8, 2020

School meals program continue in Houston

Food being packaged up to ensure students have nourishment

  • Apr 8, 2020

A Rocha continues spring and summer event planning

But is taking COVID-19 crisis response measures

  • Apr 1, 2020

Arson suspected in townhouse fire

One unit completely destroyed

  • Apr 1, 2020

Borrowing and return services offered by library during closure

But facility remains closed to public

  • Apr 1, 2020

Cancellation of the 2020 55+ BC Games in Richmond due to COVID-19

The BC Seniors Games Society along with the Richmond Host Society of the 2020 55+ BC Games have cancelled the 55+ BC Games that were to run Sept. 15 to 19 at various venues throughout Richmond.

  • Apr 1, 2020

Funding for laid off workers

The Government of Canada is taking strong, immediate and effective action to protect Canadians and the economy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Apr 1, 2020

Northern Health tightens access to its facilities

Only essential visits considered; screening criteria in place

  • Apr 1, 2020

School district #54 works on school plan

School district officials and teachers are this week communicating plans to resume instruction in some form.

  • Apr 1, 2020

Self isolating in Houston

Self isolating can be fun for your furry friend and also good for your health. Houston resident, Darr and his D.O.G. were out for their daily walk and practicing social distancing. Even outdoors you are to remain two metres from each other unless you live in the same household. Being outside does not make it safer to be close together. It may be good for your mental health to be outside but stay around your municipality, stay close to home and local trails. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

  • Apr 1, 2020

Canfor closes Houston and Plateau mills temporarily

Three-week closure in response to COVID-19 crisis

  • Mar 26, 2020

Airport use fee waiver turned down

Council has denied a request from the regional air component of the Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) to waive the use fee at the municipally-owned Houston Airport for a planned May 29-31 search and rescue exercise involving participants from the northwest and northeast.

  • Mar 25, 2020