Andrea DeMeer

Piles of flood debris on Princeton streets are littered with personal items and memories. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Disaster tourism – it’s a thing in Princeton

Surely the town could make money off this by selling tickets

Piles of flood debris on Princeton streets are littered with personal items and memories. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Laila Bird, serving a homemade pie at her home near Allison Creek. Spotlight file photo
Laila Bird, entertaining friends at her home near Allison Creek. Spotlight file photo Art Martens

Beloved Princeton volunteer Laila Bird remembered for her wit, hard work and courage

“She never stopped moving, and what a grin and a laugh she had.”

Laila Bird, serving a homemade pie at her home near Allison Creek. Spotlight file photo
Laila Bird, entertaining friends at her home near Allison Creek. Spotlight file photo Art Martens
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Naked and nervous in the grocery store

Masks remain a choice for everyone

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Volunteers with Mennonite Disaster Services work to move a Fenchurch Avenue home back onto its foundation. Photo Andrea DeMeer

MLA Russell promises Princeton flood victims will not be homeless

Still no word on proposed interim housing camp at Industrial Park

Volunteers with Mennonite Disaster Services work to move a Fenchurch Avenue home back onto its foundation. Photo Andrea DeMeer
It needs a lot of work, but Kim and Todd Davidson are delighted to be back home. Photo Andrea DeMeer

A hot plate and $70,000 later, Princeton couple is ‘glamping’ in their flood damaged home

‘It’s my own bathtub, my own toilet. I don’t care if it’s unfinished.’

It needs a lot of work, but Kim and Todd Davidson are delighted to be back home. Photo Andrea DeMeer
A bronze cougar guards the entrance to town hall, and more statues are on their way. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Princeton sees increase in tourism, despite devastating flood

Municipality credits bronze statues as a draw, and more are on the way

A bronze cougar guards the entrance to town hall, and more statues are on their way. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne takes questions in the museum regarding some of the area’s Indigenous roots. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Storm drain the star of the show for Princeton kids on municipal tour

Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne spent a day with Grade One students

Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne takes questions in the museum regarding some of the area’s Indigenous roots. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Princeton courtroom. (File photo)
Princeton courtroom. (File photo)
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People not even living in Princeton and area applied for thousands of dollars in flood relief

‘Times like these bring out the best in people, and also sometimes the worst.’

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Princeton kids sent home from school for refusing to wear masks, says mom

District steps in and welcomes mask-less students back to classroom

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The trestle on the KVR was seriously damaged from the flooding that occurred in November 2021. (Contributed)

Province has no plans to replace KVR trestle near Princeton

Bridge crossing the Tulameen River was severely damaged by the 2021 flood

The trestle on the KVR was seriously damaged from the flooding that occurred in November 2021. (Contributed)
Kim English, working with the Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen, initiated a fund that has raised nearly $1 million for Princeton flood victims. Spotlight file photo

March 8 is International Wonder Women’s Day

Many women, striving in 2022, didn’t grow up even imagining they’d qualify for success in business or politics. So they just don’t try.

Kim English, working with the Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen, initiated a fund that has raised nearly $1 million for Princeton flood victims. Spotlight file photo
The town owns approximately 80 acres of developable land near the airport. Photo Town of Princeton

Town of Princeton pitches housing boom at airport

Developers are being courted to build more than 160 units in $100 million project

The town owns approximately 80 acres of developable land near the airport. Photo Town of Princeton
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Princeton children send heartfelt thanks to local cops

Messages arrive at local detachment

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Rebuilding continues on Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton, while evacuation orders for the area have been lifted. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Without imminent threat, evac orders and alerts lifted for Princeton

Hundreds in town can still not enter their homes

Rebuilding continues on Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton, while evacuation orders for the area have been lifted. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Dan Albas speaks in the House of Commons earlier this week.

MP Albas calls out Trudeau over lack of flood relief for Princeton

Dan Albas applauded by his colleagues for standing with town

Dan Albas speaks in the House of Commons earlier this week.
The Town of Princeton has ambitious plans for 2022. File photo

Princeton proposes $42 million budget for 2022

If approved, taxes will rise five per cent, approximately $35 per household

The Town of Princeton has ambitious plans for 2022. File photo
Evacuees are being housed in hotels and motels, but that it set to change at the end of March. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Hundreds of Princeton flood victims face homelessness if no government intervention

Province struggles with outdated legislation binding it from funding a recovery camp

Evacuees are being housed in hotels and motels, but that it set to change at the end of March. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Approximately 50 people attended a rally at the Princeton arena Saturday Feb. 12. Photo Andrea DeMeer
Approximately 50 people attended a rally at the Princeton arena Saturday Feb. 12. Photo Andrea DeMeer