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Volunteer Anne Knight sorts through donations of clothing and footwear. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Baptist Church is the hub of helping during Princeton’s flood crisis

Volunteers organize the giving and receiving of everything from produce to Pamperes and pet food

Volunteer Anne Knight sorts through donations of clothing and footwear. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Area H Director Bob Coyne was busy last week filling sandbags in Princeton with a group of volunteers. “This is community,” he said. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Regional director urges calm, as tempers and tensions escalate in flood ravaged Princeton

Under stress, residents are beginning to look for someone to blame, says Bob Coyne

Area H Director Bob Coyne was busy last week filling sandbags in Princeton with a group of volunteers. “This is community,” he said. 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

‘It’s just unbelievable’: Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth tours Princeton flood

‘I don’t think there are words to describe it’

Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, and Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne, toured flood areas Friday, Dec. 2. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Students will combine classroom and remote learning starting newt week. (Black Press Media files)

Students go back to the classroom part-time in Princeton, starting next week

Vermilion Forks Elementary will serve as town’s educational hub

Students will combine classroom and remote learning starting newt week. (Black Press Media files)
Princeton town crews are working Dec. 1 to reinforce the Similkameen River dike. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton races against time as rivers rise quicker than predicted

Mayor will address the community via video on social media today

Princeton town crews are working Dec. 1 to reinforce the Similkameen River dike. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Highway 3 east of Princeton is flooding for the second time this week. Photo Marcie Anne Roberts

Highway 3 east of Princeton closes as road floods again

Small vehicles are being diverted to Old Hedley Road

Highway 3 east of Princeton is flooding for the second time this week. Photo Marcie Anne Roberts
A screen shot from Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne's interview with the BBC.

Princeton the focus of international media – the story on the story

Reporters from across Canada and around the world converge on flood ravaged town

A screen shot from Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne's interview with the BBC.
Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne watches the approaching weather patterns at his desk in town hall on Nov. 30. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton ‘as ready as it can be’ for the next 24 hours

Severe weather anticipated to arrive Wednesday

Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne watches the approaching weather patterns at his desk in town hall on Nov. 30. Photo Andrea DeMeer
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Vancouver Canucks donate $250,000 to Princeton flood victims

Weyerhaeuser contributes $100k to fund

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The collision occurred at about 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)

Three die in fiery truck collision on Highway 3 near Princeton

Icy roads may have contributed to the crash, says BC Highway Patrol

The collision occurred at about 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)
The Similkameen River near Highway 3, approximately 15 east of Princeton. Photo Facebook

Highway 3 east of Princeton starting to flood

‘Any travel tonight could be hazardous for emergency crews and yourself’

The Similkameen River near Highway 3, approximately 15 east of Princeton. Photo Facebook
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EDITORIAL: Keep your head above water – take care of your mental health

The trauma and stress of what the community is experiencing can hit like a tsunami

Photo Andrea DeMeer
Trooper Losier, from Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadian) Regiment, moves sandbags during Operation LENTUS, in Princeton, British Columbia, Nov. 25, 2021. Photo credit: Private Daniel Pereira, 39 CBG Public Affairs, Canadian Armed Forces Photo

Princeton braces for another potential flood

Weather patterns continue to shift, and the worst should be known by Tuesday

Trooper Losier, from Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadian) Regiment, moves sandbags during Operation LENTUS, in Princeton, British Columbia, Nov. 25, 2021. Photo credit: Private Daniel Pereira, 39 CBG Public Affairs, Canadian Armed Forces Photo
Photo Andrea DeMeer

A disaster changes everything, personally

I don’t want to forget what it feels like to be, even temporarily, homeless

Photo Andrea DeMeer
Donations to the fund, so far, range from $10 to $20,000. Spotlight file photo

Princeton Flood Relief Fund raises $167k in less than a week

Valley First Credit Union donates $20,000

Donations to the fund, so far, range from $10 to $20,000. Spotlight file photo
Armed forces members met with Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Soldiers deployed to Princeton for flood relief

Approximately 29 personnel will arrive in the coming days

Armed forces members met with Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne Wednesday, Nov. 24.
Canadian armed forces prepare for more possible flooding in Princeton, Wednesday, Nov. 24. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Armed forces fill sandbags in Princeton, against threat of another flood

A platoon from Edmonton has been deployed to the town

Canadian armed forces prepare for more possible flooding in Princeton, Wednesday, Nov. 24. Photo Andrea DeMeer
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Semi spill closes Highway 5A north of Princeton

All lanes of traffic blocked

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Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne, standing alongside what he calls ‘old-time Princeton farmer ingenuity.’ Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton’s water system hanging – literally – by a fire hose

Municipality is desperate for the province to release funds for emergency repair work

Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne, standing alongside what he calls ‘old-time Princeton farmer ingenuity.’ Photo Andrea DeMeer
Jeff Zmurchyk and Jayme Hnatiuk, both employees of Copper Mountain Mine, conduct a wellness check at a Princeton residence, Saturday Nov. 20. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton volunteers determined to knock on every single door to ensure wellness

Visitors offer assistance including water, food, and heat sources

Jeff Zmurchyk and Jayme Hnatiuk, both employees of Copper Mountain Mine, conduct a wellness check at a Princeton residence, Saturday Nov. 20. Photo Andrea DeMeer