Andrea DeMeer

Kylee Forde and Dakota Adam are still waiting to see who wins the Princeton District Teachers Union $2,000 scholarship. The prize goes to the student with the highest marks in Grade 11 and 12, and not all tests and grades have yet been calculated. As of graduation day there was .2 per cent separating the contenders. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton grads pick up nearly $35K in awards and scholarships

Two best students still competing for top prize

Kylee Forde and Dakota Adam are still waiting to see who wins the Princeton District Teachers Union $2,000 scholarship. The prize goes to the student with the highest marks in Grade 11 and 12, and not all tests and grades have yet been calculated. As of graduation day there was .2 per cent separating the contenders. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Grads were on the edge of their seats at the end of commencement, ready for the traditional ‘cap throw.’ Andrea DeMeer photo

Princeton graduates commended for their success during difficult times

Thirty-two students received diplomas

Grads were on the edge of their seats at the end of commencement, ready for the traditional ‘cap throw.’ Andrea DeMeer photo
The Wild Horse Race is one of the oldest rodeo events. Originally a competition between neighbouring ranches, it’s now one of the highlights of any rodeo. (Andrea DeMeer photo)

Wild wild horses in Princeton

Local rodeo returns for great success

The Wild Horse Race is one of the oldest rodeo events. Originally a competition between neighbouring ranches, it’s now one of the highlights of any rodeo. (Andrea DeMeer photo)
Hailey Aitchison celebrated her 2020 grad in COVID style, with a ballgown, flowers and a sweet motorcycle ride. Graduates were part of a “reverse parade” on Bridge Street, a substitute for the traditional “grand march” through downtown. (File photo)

Students excited to get back to ‘traditional’ grad events June 18

Approximately $33,000 in bursaries and scholarships will be awarded.

Hailey Aitchison celebrated her 2020 grad in COVID style, with a ballgown, flowers and a sweet motorcycle ride. Graduates were part of a “reverse parade” on Bridge Street, a substitute for the traditional “grand march” through downtown. (File photo)
Violent crime in Princeton is down, so far, in 2022. (File photo)

Violent crime drops again in Princeton in 2022

Police tackle the problem by targeting drug trafficking

Violent crime in Princeton is down, so far, in 2022. (File photo)
Eighteen properties were placed on alert Friday, June 3. Image RDOS
Streams and the Tulameen River are rising, prompting the evacuation alert from the district. Photo Facebook

Tulameen properties put under evacuation alert by regional district

Residents urged to make preparations for a potential evacuation

Eighteen properties were placed on alert Friday, June 3. Image RDOS
Streams and the Tulameen River are rising, prompting the evacuation alert from the district. Photo Facebook
Left to right are Luc, Levi, Woolly Mammoth’s Legacy, Aimee, and Quinn. Photo contributed

Princeton area ranch breeds some of the world’s most special horses

Gypsy Cobs are well known in the United Kingdom but rare in North America

Left to right are Luc, Levi, Woolly Mammoth’s Legacy, Aimee, and Quinn. Photo contributed
The money raised was handed over Thursday, June 2 at the Princeton Legion. Left to right are Susan Herczku from the Baptist Church, George Bremner, Legion executive, Karen Wittich, Legion office administrator, Damon Bremne, second vice president and entertainment chair for the Legion, Pastor Kyle Nichols, Baptist Curch, Terri Bremner, entertainment coordinator for the event, and Dave Lorimer Legion President. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Musicians raise $104K for Princeton flood relief at 12-hour Legion event

Money donated to Princeton Baptist Church will go directly to victims

The money raised was handed over Thursday, June 2 at the Princeton Legion. Left to right are Susan Herczku from the Baptist Church, George Bremner, Legion executive, Karen Wittich, Legion office administrator, Damon Bremne, second vice president and entertainment chair for the Legion, Pastor Kyle Nichols, Baptist Curch, Terri Bremner, entertainment coordinator for the event, and Dave Lorimer Legion President. Photo Andrea DeMeer
The idea for the new Table Talks program, which aims to bring non-Indigenous and Indigenous community members together to have meaningful conversations about reconciliation, was sparked by a conversation between Kim English (left) and Kelly Terbasket, the Syilx Okanagan director of IndigenEYEZ. (Submitted)

Table Talks aims to bring South Okanagan Similkameen together to talk reconciliation

The project is by IndigenEYEZ and the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen

The idea for the new Table Talks program, which aims to bring non-Indigenous and Indigenous community members together to have meaningful conversations about reconciliation, was sparked by a conversation between Kim English (left) and Kelly Terbasket, the Syilx Okanagan director of IndigenEYEZ. (Submitted)
Black Press File Photo

Witnesses to Highway 3 crash near Manning Park asked to come forward

Someone picked up a seriously injured motorcycle rider and police need more information

Black Press File Photo
Black Press File Photo

Witnesses to Highway 3 crash near Manning Park asked to come forward

Someone picked up a seriously injured motorcycle rider and police need more information

Black Press File Photo
Todd Henderson, a top researcher at Optimi Health, explains the properties of functional mushrooms. (Andrea DeMeer photo)

Canada’s largest magic mushroom plant opens in Princeton

Optimi Health wants to introduce psychedelics to mental health care

Todd Henderson, a top researcher at Optimi Health, explains the properties of functional mushrooms. (Andrea DeMeer photo)
One simple way to support Pride is to fly a rainbow flag. Photo MCG

Regional district encourages participation in Pride month

Amendments to RDOS Official Recognition Policy being considered

One simple way to support Pride is to fly a rainbow flag. Photo MCG
In this Aug. 3, 2007, file photo, psilocybin mushrooms are seen in a grow room at the Procare farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands. Oregon’s attorney general has approved language for a ballot measure to make psychedelic mushrooms legal. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Princeton ‘magic mushroom’ facility holds open house

Community invited for free BBQ and tour

In this Aug. 3, 2007, file photo, psilocybin mushrooms are seen in a grow room at the Procare farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands. Oregon’s attorney general has approved language for a ballot measure to make psychedelic mushrooms legal. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
The motorhome and trailer were destroyed in the collision. Photo contributed
The motorhome and trailer were destroyed in the collision. Photo contributed

“It’s a miracle no one was killed,’ says Princeton RCMP

Motorhome pulling trailer experienced brake failure before collision

The motorhome and trailer were destroyed in the collision. Photo contributed
The motorhome and trailer were destroyed in the collision. Photo contributed
The motorhome and trailer were destroyed in the collision. Photo contributed
The motorhome and trailer were destroyed in the collision. Photo contributed

“It’s a miracle no one was killed,’ says Princeton RCMP

Motorhome pulling trailer experienced brake failure before collision

The motorhome and trailer were destroyed in the collision. Photo contributed
The motorhome and trailer were destroyed in the collision. Photo contributed
Similkameen Spotlight

Similkameen Spotlight honoured at provincial awards

Publisher Andrea DeMeer named top columnist

Similkameen Spotlight
Councillors, staff and family gathered at town hall for the announcement Saturday, May 7. Photo contributed

Princeton’s hopes of Hockeyville glory dashed as prize goes to Sydney, Nova Scotia

Flooded town needed dollars to replace arena roof

Councillors, staff and family gathered at town hall for the announcement Saturday, May 7. Photo contributed
The town is home of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team The Princeton Posse, enjoys a robust minor hockey program and many recreational hockey leagues and events. Spotlight File Photo

Voting for Kraft Hockeyville champ begins Friday May 6 at 6 a.m Pacific Time

Flood ravaged town hopes for $250,000 and an NHL hockey game

The town is home of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team The Princeton Posse, enjoys a robust minor hockey program and many recreational hockey leagues and events. Spotlight File Photo
Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne with a bit of his Star Wars collection. (Contributed)

May the Fourth Be With You

Some surprising people are Star Wars fans

Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne with a bit of his Star Wars collection. (Contributed)