Houston Today

Houston man sentenced to house arrest for assault, trying to disarm cop and mischief

Mario Reutelsterz was charged after allegedly assaulting a woman and setting a cabin on fire

  • Mar 18, 2020

Houston Secondary gets a new roof

Forecast to have a 25-year life

  • Mar 18, 2020

Houston seniors keeping active by curling

Seniors in Houston keep active one way by curling every Thursday from 10 a.m. till noon. It's great exercise and lots of fun and open to any seniors, $10 for drop in and lunch is served after the game. There will be two more dates before the ice goes out so come on out and join in the fun. (Angelique Houlihan photos)

  • Mar 18, 2020

John Rustad visits Houston

John Rustad was in Houston March 12. Although Rustad canceled all his other meeting in his riding, he went ahead with the Houston meeting as there was not enough time to give notice for a cancellation. Main topics of discussion were the recent blockades in the area, the Babine Lake land transfer, COVID-19 and agriculture in the area. He also met with the RCMP and the District of Houston. More info to come in next week's issue of the Houston Today. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

  • Mar 18, 2020

Last year $13,440 in coupons used

Food program backed

  • Mar 18, 2020

District of Houston employees are at work

But facilities and offices are closed to the public

  • Mar 17, 2020

District of Houston closes all facilities

March 17 council meeting to be live streamed

  • Mar 16, 2020

Leisure facility sets restriction on patron numbers

No more than 50 people at a time are allowed in

  • Mar 16, 2020

Arena doors to be replaced

Only one of the four doors now works

  • Mar 11, 2020

Council to seek public opinion on dealing with unsightly, unsafe accommodation

A draft bylaw seeks to improve wellbeing of local residents

  • Mar 11, 2020

Hunting ban bylaw being prepared

Follows safety and other concerns raised by residents

  • Mar 11, 2020

International woman of the year in Houston

The Woman of the Year was awarded to Margaret Murphy at the International Woman's Day annual gathering in Houston on March 8. Approximately 75 women gathered this year for the 10th annual Woman of the Year banquet. Guest speakers in attendance was Constable Debra Goble from the Burns Lake RCMP detachment and guest speaker Dr. Karen Wood, an adjunct professor at the University of Saskatchewan's sociology department and community researcher. Her presentation was called: Shhh... let's dare talk about it: Elephants in the room and gender equality. "International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality," says local event organizer Debi Smith. Also a beautiful gift basket was raffled off worth $400 and Houston Today's very own Angelique Houlihan was the lucky winner. (Angelique Houlihan photos)

  • Mar 11, 2020

Pipeline company to bolster contract opportunities

Idea is to fully engage local companies with information

  • Mar 11, 2020

Recreation open house held in Houston

Recreation open houses held in Houston

  • Mar 11, 2020

Salvation Army in Houston holds open house at new location

The Salvation Army in Houston recently moved locations from Ninth Street now to the Houston Mall. On March 7 they celebrated their new location with a grand opening. Russel Tiljoe was in attendance and he blessed the new location, along with Major Dave Macpherson, area commander from Vancouver. The new location is much larger for food storage and houses the thrift store also. (Angelique Houlihan photos)

  • Mar 11, 2020

School administrators are on the move

Affecting schools in Houston and in Smithers

  • Mar 11, 2020

Shingles and you

Shingles is a painful skin rash that is usually localized on a small area of skin. It is caused by same virus that causes chicken pox called varicella zoster virus. This virus is different from herpes simplex virus that causes painful cold sores on the mouth/lips and genitalia. Shingles can affect all age groups but is more common in those older than 50 years. Lifetime risk of getting shingles is 30 percent; meaning that one in every three Canadians could get shingles. The prevalence of shingles in Canada is rising; a study done in 2012 found that the rate of shingles in British Columbia has increased from 3.2 cases per 1,000 people in 1997 to 4.5 in 2012.

  • Mar 11, 2020

Airshed management society concerned about air quality

The Bulkley Valley and Lakes District Airshed Management Society is always concerned about air quality. But they've recently started up new workshops to help others manage the air quality nearest to them-right in their homes.

  • Mar 4, 2020

Chamber promotes merchant gift certificates

Purchasing them supports local business community

  • Mar 4, 2020

Cool is kind

Bullying is a major problem in schools, workplaces, homes and online. Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of these issues and Twain Sullivan Elementary School wore their pink shirts on Feb. 26 to show their support for the anti bullying day. (Submitted photos)

  • Mar 4, 2020