Andrea DeMeer

Hedley residents are advised to not drink the water until a pump in one of its wells is fixed. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Hedley residents under do-not-consume-water order due to arsenic levels

Residents in Hedley remain under a do-not-consume-water order, due to higher than…

Hedley residents are advised to not drink the water until a pump in one of its wells is fixed. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Copper Mountain Mine is Princeton’s largest employer, with approximately 460 workers. Spotlight file photo.

Princeton Copper Mountain Mine worker tests positive for COVID

Town’s largest employer stresses its commitment to safe practices

Copper Mountain Mine is Princeton’s largest employer, with approximately 460 workers. Spotlight file photo.
When his snowmobile was disabled the man planned to spend the night in his cabin and snow shoe home in the morning. Black Press File Photo.

Snowmobiler found safe after Princeton GSAR takes a midnight ride

He was expected home for dinner at 5:30 p.m and his wife reported he was overdue at approximately 10 p.m.

When his snowmobile was disabled the man planned to spend the night in his cabin and snow shoe home in the morning. Black Press File Photo.
An Abbotsford man was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Highway 3 on Monday, Jan. 18. (Black Press file photo)

Abbotsford man killed in Highway 3 crash near Hedley

Fatality was discovered by passing tow truck driver

An Abbotsford man was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Highway 3 on Monday, Jan. 18. (Black Press file photo)
Constable Ken Jaques broke a window and crawled into a home to rescue an elderly man who had be laying on the floor for days. Jaques was the officer who provided oversight for the 2020 Remembrance Day services and is shown here in a picture with his son. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton cop saves life of elderly man

He broke the glass and crawled into the house, while calling for assistance from BC Ambulance

Constable Ken Jaques broke a window and crawled into a home to rescue an elderly man who had be laying on the floor for days. Jaques was the officer who provided oversight for the 2020 Remembrance Day services and is shown here in a picture with his son. Photo Andrea DeMeer
RCMP received a complaint on Boxing Day about people skating on Allison Lake. (File photo)

Princeton RCMP unable to find skaters reported for breaking COVID rules on frozen lake

Ice fishers found to be in compliance with provincial health orders

RCMP received a complaint on Boxing Day about people skating on Allison Lake. (File photo)
Kim Ruttig English, of Hedley, is having fun researching her family tree. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Hedley woman turns up famous family connections

Kim English is kin to Lawrence Welk and may be related to Canada’s first prime minister

Kim Ruttig English, of Hedley, is having fun researching her family tree. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Celebrate the New Year by all means, but don’t expect it to be a reset. Black Press File Photo

2020 was NOT a bad year, so quit blaming it

Illness, grief and disaster have no respect for astrology

Celebrate the New Year by all means, but don’t expect it to be a reset. Black Press File Photo
Quinisco Blue Coyne was born Dec. 20, 2020, at Penticton General Hospital. Photo contributed

Princeton’s ‘first family’ grows by eight pounds, eight ounces

Quin Blue Coyne already has at least 1,000 relatives

Quinisco Blue Coyne was born Dec. 20, 2020, at Penticton General Hospital. Photo contributed
They must have been ordered from a catalogue - Avon probably - in the 1950's or 60's. Photo Andrea DeMeer 2020

There is no such thing as the perfect Christmas

Look for the joy in disastrous dinners and melted wax figures

They must have been ordered from a catalogue - Avon probably - in the 1950's or 60's. Photo Andrea DeMeer 2020
The dogs and puppies seized from the property included Labrador retrievers, Dalmatians, Corgis, Great Pyrenees, King Charles spaniels, Yorkies, Maltese, Poodles and Australian cattle dogs. Photo SPCA

SPCA refuses to return seized animals to Princeton area breeder

Review board finds owner liable for $250k in society costs

The dogs and puppies seized from the property included Labrador retrievers, Dalmatians, Corgis, Great Pyrenees, King Charles spaniels, Yorkies, Maltese, Poodles and Australian cattle dogs. Photo SPCA
Even light load activities can trigger an avalanche. Black Press file photo

Avalanche closes Coalmont Road

There is no specified time for reopening

Even light load activities can trigger an avalanche. Black Press file photo
The recovered animals are waiting for their forever homes. Photo BC SPCA

Horses seized near Princeton suffered cruelly: BC SPCA

Society still looking for families to adopt the surviving, recovered animals

The recovered animals are waiting for their forever homes. Photo BC SPCA
It's the second time a Princeton resident has been targeted by a man calling himself David Vincent. File photo
It's the second time a Princeton resident has been targeted by a man calling himself David Vincent. File photo
Jordan Naterer, 25, was last seen Saturday, Oct. 10. He planned a hike in the Manning Park area, and has not been seen since. (Facebook photo)

Two months later, family, friends of missing Manning Park hiker continue to search

Jordan Naterer’s mother believes 25-year-old will be found alive

Jordan Naterer, 25, was last seen Saturday, Oct. 10. He planned a hike in the Manning Park area, and has not been seen since. (Facebook photo)
An off-duty RCMP Sgt. Robert Hughes, masking at a fundraising event in September. Spotlight file photo

Princeton RCMP respond to conflicts over masks

So far police are trying to educate offenders and gain compliance

An off-duty RCMP Sgt. Robert Hughes, masking at a fundraising event in September. Spotlight file photo
Vermilion Court has operated as the town's only assisted-living facility since for 16 years. Spotlight file photo

Princeton seniors complex eliminating services beginning this week

Funding for Vermilion Court, as promised by the NDP during the election, has yet to come through

Vermilion Court has operated as the town's only assisted-living facility since for 16 years. Spotlight file photo
Tara Bowie was killed November 6, 2020 in an accident near Cawston. Tara Bowie Facebook
Tara Bowie was killed November 6, 2020 in an accident near Cawston. Tara Bowie Facebook
Robert Gibson, born November 24, 2020 is in BC Children’s Hospital. Photo contributed

Princeton baby fights for his life, with parents at his side

A Go Fund Me campaign has been started to help family with expenses

Robert Gibson, born November 24, 2020 is in BC Children’s Hospital. Photo contributed
By this time next year, the BC Green Pharmadeuticals cannabis growing facility in Princeton is expected to employ at least 150 people, according to the owner. (File photo)

Princeton cannabis plant thriving despite lawsuit and bad press, says owner

Company expects to hire 30 more employees in the next two months

By this time next year, the BC Green Pharmadeuticals cannabis growing facility in Princeton is expected to employ at least 150 people, according to the owner. (File photo)