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Man calls 911 to report RCMP seized his vehicle, stranding him in Princeton

‘Mario Andretti was going from Edmonton to Vancouver’

 

Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)

Heavy snowfall expected on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

A snowfall warning has also been issued for the Central and Eastern Fraser Valley

 

The Scoop for the week of Dec. 10-17. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

The Scoop: News that made headlines this week

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

 

Hayden recovering after surgery. (GoFundMe)

$6,000 raised in 1 day for Princeton girl attacked by dog

The girl was attacked in the face and had to be flown to BC Children’s Hospital

Hayden recovering after surgery. (GoFundMe)
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Strong snow storm forecast for Highway 3

Allison Pass is expected to get between 15 and 20 cm of snow

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Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, and Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne, toured flood areas Friday, Dec. 2. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, and Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne, toured flood areas Friday, Dec. 2. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Rhonda Caron posted this photo to Facebook of the flooding in Princeton on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Over 290 homes were evacuated in Princeton and the entire town of 7,000 residents of Merritt have been evacuated from flooding. (Facebook)

Flood watch remains for areas near Princeton

Additional rainfall expected Nov. 30 to Dec. 1

Rhonda Caron posted this photo to Facebook of the flooding in Princeton on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Over 290 homes were evacuated in Princeton and the entire town of 7,000 residents of Merritt have been evacuated from flooding. (Facebook)
A man's trial was delayed because of the need for a Russian interpreter. (File photo)

Russian interpreter found for Hedley fatal crash trial

The accused is charged with dangerous driving causing death for the 2019 crash

A man's trial was delayed because of the need for a Russian interpreter. (File photo)
Hwy 3 at Frontage Rd on the west side of Princeton, looking south.

Another fatal crash on Highway 3 near Princeton

The highway is now open following the crash

Hwy 3 at Frontage Rd on the west side of Princeton, looking south.
The Similkameen River near Highway 3, approximately 15 east of Princeton. Photo Facebook

Regional district issues flood warning for Tulameen River Sunday night

Tulameen and Similkameen riverbanks are full, warns BC River Forecast Centre

The Similkameen River near Highway 3, approximately 15 east of Princeton. Photo Facebook
Traffic backed up in Hope due to the Highway 3 closure, as seen from the Old Hope Princeton Highway. (Pattie Desjardins - Hope Standard)

UPDATE: Highway 3 incident past Princeton estimated to be clear by midnight

Multiple vehicle incidents have closed the highway since the morning

Traffic backed up in Hope due to the Highway 3 closure, as seen from the Old Hope Princeton Highway. (Pattie Desjardins - Hope Standard)
Highway 3 closed at Hope, vehicles being turned around. (Facebook)

UPDATE: New washout closes Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

There is no detour available at this time

Highway 3 closed at Hope, vehicles being turned around. (Facebook)
Mario Loutef cleans up after his home was flooded in Princeton, B.C., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘We lost everything’: Many residents in Princeton, B.C. still digging out from flood

The Tulameen River destroyed homes, flooded basements and has left residents struggling to rebuild

Mario Loutef cleans up after his home was flooded in Princeton, B.C., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Rescue teams from across the province arrived in Princeton on Nov. 15 to provide assistance (Photo courtesy of Penticton and District Search and Rescue’s Facebook Page)

‘Shocked by the level destruction’: Rescuers in Princeton recap the week it was

Emergency response is now over, time for recovery effort: SAR manager

Rescue teams from across the province arrived in Princeton on Nov. 15 to provide assistance (Photo courtesy of Penticton and District Search and Rescue’s Facebook Page)
Ronda Caron took this photo of the flood in Princeton. (Facebook)

Man rescued after being swept away in Princeton flood waters; caution urged near river banks

Waters continue to rise in Princeton from the Tulameen River

Ronda Caron took this photo of the flood in Princeton. (Facebook)
Cars remain underwater on Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton. Photo Andrea DeMeer.

‘You will drown’: Princeton RCMP warn against driving through flood water

‘Human life is the most important thing’

Cars remain underwater on Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton. Photo Andrea DeMeer.
Debris floats down Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton editor stranded as floods ravage community

Rising waters have turned her road into a river

Debris floats down Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Lance Corporal Thomas Knowles (right) and Sergeant Alec Jack of the 54th Kootenay Battalion. Both men survived the war, becoming officers in the process. They returned to Hedley and were a key part of the Cenotaph Committee in August 1919. Copyright Knowles Family/ Hedley Museum. Photo colourized by Phil McLachlan, Black Press Media.

Remembering the sacrifices of the Hedley boys

52 young men from a small town signed up to fight in the First World War

Lance Corporal Thomas Knowles (right) and Sergeant Alec Jack of the 54th Kootenay Battalion. Both men survived the war, becoming officers in the process. They returned to Hedley and were a key part of the Cenotaph Committee in August 1919. Copyright Knowles Family/ Hedley Museum. Photo colourized by Phil McLachlan, Black Press Media.
Before COVID at least eight hundred residents crowded Veterans’ Square on Nov. 11 each year, for the laying of wreaths and two minutes of silence.  Spotlight file photo

Princeton shows remembrance like few other communities

Per capita and historically, Princeton has one of the highest turnouts on Nov. 11

Before COVID at least eight hundred residents crowded Veterans’ Square on Nov. 11 each year, for the laying of wreaths and two minutes of silence.  Spotlight file photo
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COLUMN: Thankfully, you don’t have to wear a poppy

You can pin it to your cowboy hat or paste it to the back pocket of your blue jeans

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