Andrea DeMeer

Not sending firefighters to medical emergencies could cost lives: B.C. fire chief

New system for dispatching 911 calls means first responders aren’t always deployed

B.C. town finally lifts curfew for teenagers

B.C. town finally lifts curfew for teenagers

Previously parents faced fines of up to $5 for having children out after dark

B.C. town finally lifts curfew for teenagers
Approximately 25 loads of compressed natural gas are being shipped daily from Princeton to Aldergrove. Photo courtesy of Fortis

Truck hauling compressed gas for ‘virtual pipeline’ crashes on B.C. highway

Driver charged and highway closed for nine hours - containers did not rupture

Approximately 25 loads of compressed natural gas are being shipped daily from Princeton to Aldergrove. Photo courtesy of Fortis
B.C. ranchers take Christmas hamper rejects for farm animals

B.C. ranchers take Christmas hamper rejects for farm animals

Barn cats love cream of mushroom soup and the livestock dines on Kraft Dinner

B.C. ranchers take Christmas hamper rejects for farm animals
Photo courtesy Fortis B.C.

FortisBC tests ‘virtual pipeline’ following Enbridge explosion

Compressed natural gas is being shipped by truck from Princeton to Aldergrove B.C.

Photo courtesy Fortis B.C.
Photo of suspects courtesy of Princeton RCMP.

B.C. merchants warned against accepting fake U.S. bills

Can you identify these suspects?

Photo of suspects courtesy of Princeton RCMP.
Proposed law could treat serious offenders lightly

Proposed law could treat serious offenders lightly

If Bill C-75 passes in its present form, criminals of various kinds will almost certainly be heartened and emboldened by the prospect of lighter penalties.

Proposed law could treat serious offenders lightly
Bears that frequent residential neighborhoods pose safety concerns.

4 bears trapped in small B.C. town and killed

“It’s not something that we want to do or look to do”

Bears that frequent residential neighborhoods pose safety concerns.
B.C. hunters slapped with hefty fine after illegal kill

B.C. hunters slapped with hefty fine after illegal kill

Two Lower Mainland hunters were fined $1,000 last week near Princeton.

B.C. hunters slapped with hefty fine after illegal kill
Some stories are too painful to follow, and this is a million of them

Some stories are too painful to follow, and this is a million of them

Women in the 1980’s accepted sexual violence as an unfortunate byproduct of a social life

Some stories are too painful to follow, and this is a million of them
B.C. man serves jail sentence in courtroom - denied lunch, cigarette and cookie

B.C. man serves jail sentence in courtroom – denied lunch, cigarette and cookie

Judge issues time out for probation breach

B.C. man serves jail sentence in courtroom - denied lunch, cigarette and cookie
Thieves escape after man claims his wife is giving birth

Thieves escape after man claims his wife is giving birth

RCMP searching for suspects in brazen daytime break in

Thieves escape after man claims his wife is giving birth
BC blazes cool and army reservists head back to their day jobs

BC blazes cool and army reservists head back to their day jobs

Every soldier on the fire lines volunteered to come

BC blazes cool and army reservists head back to their day jobs
Canadian Armed Forces personnel made camp near the Princeton Airport Friday.

Military arrives in Princeton to help mop up Cool Creek wildfire

Soldiers have also worked on the Gottfriedsen Mountain and Juliet Creek fires

Canadian Armed Forces personnel made camp near the Princeton Airport Friday.
The transport moved some of the bridge’s supports, and repairs are expected to cost $20,000. Photo Bob Marsh

Racism runs wild online after truck driver damages B.C. bridge

Princeton residents deal with fallout from racists rants posted to local Facebook group

The transport moved some of the bridge’s supports, and repairs are expected to cost $20,000. Photo Bob Marsh
Witnesses at the scene observed a man sitting in the car shortly before it burst into flames. Photo Credit Andrea DeMeer

Small town firefighters rise above stress at grisly scene

“We were not informed there was a body there. We were informed there was a grass fire.”

Witnesses at the scene observed a man sitting in the car shortly before it burst into flames. Photo Credit Andrea DeMeer
Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook

DeMeer: Cats and dogs are reigning – and it’s wrong

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook
$21.5 million medical pot plant to be built in B.C.

$21.5 million medical pot plant to be built in B.C.

The facility is to be built in Princeton

$21.5 million medical pot plant to be built in B.C.
Heroes in the sky - fighting BC wildfires from the air

Heroes in the sky – fighting BC wildfires from the air

With all those helicopters in the air at once, and no radio control tower equipped with radar to track them, communication becomes key in keeping pilots safe.

Heroes in the sky - fighting BC wildfires from the air
Manning Park full when fire breaks out over long weekend

Manning Park full when fire breaks out over long weekend

Blaze may have been human caused

Manning Park full when fire breaks out over long weekend