Lisa Carleton

Ross Ferguson (left) will stay on as a consultant for Mario Martins, the new owner/operator of JR Contracting, the company that operates the recycling depot and landfill for the Town of Princeton.

JR Contracting changes hands

New owner Mario Martins is former operations manager

Ross Ferguson (left) will stay on as a consultant for Mario Martins, the new owner/operator of JR Contracting, the company that operates the recycling depot and landfill for the Town of Princeton.

Register now for Arthritis information session

Penticton Arthritis Service will present “Tips Tricks and Tools for Living Well with Arthritis.”

On Friday,  July 25, Gary Appleton was the first customer to use the new postal outlet services at Shoppers Drug Mart in Princeton. The Copper Mountain Postal Outlet is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Copper Mountain Postal Outlet opens in Shoppers Drug Mart

The Copper Mountain Postal Outlet opened officially on Friday, July 25.

On Friday,  July 25, Gary Appleton was the first customer to use the new postal outlet services at Shoppers Drug Mart in Princeton. The Copper Mountain Postal Outlet is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dr. Eva and his wife Queen, along with three of their five children cut the cakes prepared by Jeanie Williams and April Earle. Cake and refreshments were enjoyed by approximately 100 in attendance of the farewell party held  for Dr. Eva on Wednesday, July 23.

SOHC hosts farewell party for Dr. Eva

Approximately 100 residents attended a farewell party for Dr. Eva, hosted by the Support Our Health Care group. (SOHC)

Dr. Eva and his wife Queen, along with three of their five children cut the cakes prepared by Jeanie Williams and April Earle. Cake and refreshments were enjoyed by approximately 100 in attendance of the farewell party held  for Dr. Eva on Wednesday, July 23.
Appreciation for years of service to community: Mayor Frank Armitage presents Dawn Johnson with a large bouquet of flowers and a plaque on behalf of the Town of Princeton. The presentation was made to acknowledge and give thanks to Johnson for her years of dedicated service to the community as a volunteer.

Dawn Johnson honoured at Council

Dawn Johnson was honoured by Mayor and Council at the regular meeting of council, held Monday, July 21.

Appreciation for years of service to community: Mayor Frank Armitage presents Dawn Johnson with a large bouquet of flowers and a plaque on behalf of the Town of Princeton. The presentation was made to acknowledge and give thanks to Johnson for her years of dedicated service to the community as a volunteer.
Ed Muckle is Princeton’s FREE Gold Commissioner. he has set up a historical mining display including an ‘official panning station’ to teach locals and tourists about recreational panning in Princeton’s Recreational Panning Reserve.

Meet the Princeton FREE Gold Commissioner

“It’s about time we started to promote our natural assets, not just to the tourists but to the locals as well.”

Ed Muckle is Princeton’s FREE Gold Commissioner. he has set up a historical mining display including an ‘official panning station’ to teach locals and tourists about recreational panning in Princeton’s Recreational Panning Reserve.

Council receives yearly report

During the Special Meeting of Council, July 16, council adopted the Fire Chief’s response plan for the 2014 fire season.

The VBS Diggers from Penticton are the 2014 Princeton Ball Buster Tournament Champs and were rewarded with the top prize of $1,000.

VBS Diggers win Princeton Ball Buster Tournament

The VBS Diggers won the tournament around 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

The VBS Diggers from Penticton are the 2014 Princeton Ball Buster Tournament Champs and were rewarded with the top prize of $1,000.
The Apex Mountain Fire, Boot Hill and Jura fires have crews working night and day to get them under control. Photo is of the closest fire in the area, the Jura Fire that began Wednesday afternoon.

Area residents on alert due to Jura wildfire

Within our area, three fires have forestry and fire crews working day and night.

The Apex Mountain Fire, Boot Hill and Jura fires have crews working night and day to get them under control. Photo is of the closest fire in the area, the Jura Fire that began Wednesday afternoon.
The Trubador, Allan Kovaltsenko and  Corry Oerlemans opened concert season at Veterans Square in the gazebo on Saturday, July 5. About a dozen residents enjoyed the afternoon of music under the shade of the trees in Veterans Park.

Summer concerts begin in Veterans Square

Each Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m., during July and August an outdoor concert will be held at the gazebo in Veterans Square.

The Trubador, Allan Kovaltsenko and  Corry Oerlemans opened concert season at Veterans Square in the gazebo on Saturday, July 5. About a dozen residents enjoyed the afternoon of music under the shade of the trees in Veterans Park.
Mary Sol shares not only her Bronze medal, but a huge smile at the excitement of receiving her first national medal. Mary and her team won Bronze in Bocce at the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games 2014.  Mary has also earned two Provincial Gold medals in Bocce. Congratulations Mary and the Penticton Pirates!

Mary Sol brings home Bronze from Special Olympics Canada Summer Games 2014

Princeton's Mary Sol shares not only her Bronze medal, but a huge smile at the excitement of receiving her first national medal.

Mary Sol shares not only her Bronze medal, but a huge smile at the excitement of receiving her first national medal. Mary and her team won Bronze in Bocce at the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games 2014.  Mary has also earned two Provincial Gold medals in Bocce. Congratulations Mary and the Penticton Pirates!
Slowly, consistently and with extreme caution, crane operator Grant Davies lifts a 33 tonne piece of conveyor which will feed rock to the largest cone crusher in western Canada. The lift is the biggest that has taken place on the Copper Mountain Mine site to date. Davies is accompanied by a crew of two in motorized lifts and four on the ground to assist with the lift process.

Thirty-three ton lift takes place at mine

The biggest single lift for the Copper Mountain Mine is a 33 ton conveyor which will feed the largest cone crusher in western Canada.

Slowly, consistently and with extreme caution, crane operator Grant Davies lifts a 33 tonne piece of conveyor which will feed rock to the largest cone crusher in western Canada. The lift is the biggest that has taken place on the Copper Mountain Mine site to date. Davies is accompanied by a crew of two in motorized lifts and four on the ground to assist with the lift process.
Thrift store manager, Penny Davidson shows the lock that was ripped right out of the door and frame via a crowbar. Lower photo shows damage to the store door frame.

Multiple break and enters occur in Princeton

Residents should be aware that break and enters are most certainly on the rise, including theft of property.

Thrift store manager, Penny Davidson shows the lock that was ripped right out of the door and frame via a crowbar. Lower photo shows damage to the store door frame.
The eighty riders including Wen, Wesley and Sharon Wong (front) enjoyed supper compliments of the Princeton Baptist Church and an overnight campout at Memorial Park. (beside Centennial Pool)

Love in Motion Tour appreciates Princeton

A group of 80 riders made the decent into Princeton during the afternoon of July 3.

The eighty riders including Wen, Wesley and Sharon Wong (front) enjoyed supper compliments of the Princeton Baptist Church and an overnight campout at Memorial Park. (beside Centennial Pool)
Allen, Ruby and Sharon pose for photo with president Paul Bedard and with the truck donated to the PXA. The truck restored and freshly painted John Deer Green will continue to serve in memory of John.

A special dedication is held during Princeton Racing Days weekend

Princeton Exhibition and Racing Days Associations honour the memory of long time member and former president, John Bey.

Allen, Ruby and Sharon pose for photo with president Paul Bedard and with the truck donated to the PXA. The truck restored and freshly painted John Deer Green will continue to serve in memory of John.
During the Princeton Racing Days events this past weekend, Lana Anderson, Jen Gibson, Karrie Crucil and Cindy Rouchon provided spectators with their version of the Klootchman Race ~ winner was Cindy Rouchon.

Racing Days hosts family fun weekend

Although there was no thoroughbred racing held this year, the Princeton Racing Days Association hosted a weekend full of great events.

During the Princeton Racing Days events this past weekend, Lana Anderson, Jen Gibson, Karrie Crucil and Cindy Rouchon provided spectators with their version of the Klootchman Race ~ winner was Cindy Rouchon.
Inspired by the natural landscape of the area, Mark and Bettina Wong created the design for the first sidewalk patio in Princeton. The Wong’s worked with the Town in order to adhere to safety standards and came up with an idea that was suitable and that both Thomasina and Jerome say they, “just love.”

Princeton’s first sidewalk patio opens at Thomasina’s Shoppe

Local artists, Mark and Bettina Wong were enlisted to create a patio design suitable for Thomasina’s and the Town of Princeton.

Inspired by the natural landscape of the area, Mark and Bettina Wong created the design for the first sidewalk patio in Princeton. The Wong’s worked with the Town in order to adhere to safety standards and came up with an idea that was suitable and that both Thomasina and Jerome say they, “just love.”
Team 2014: (l) Kassidy McCutcheon, is Princeton’s Vice Ambassador. (r) Princeton’s Youth Ambassador is Alex Burke, who also received the Friendship Ambassador title for 2014.

Youth Ambassadors chosen for 2014

On Friday, June 27 coronation night was held at the Riverside Centre Theatre.

Team 2014: (l) Kassidy McCutcheon, is Princeton’s Vice Ambassador. (r) Princeton’s Youth Ambassador is Alex Burke, who also received the Friendship Ambassador title for 2014.

Council endorse Satellite Boundary Extension

Town Council is pursuing a satellite boundary extension to include the properties of Copper Mountain Mine into the Town of Princeton.

Similkameen River claims life of local man

The swift moving water of the Similkameen River claimed the life of 23 year old Scott Fechner

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