Elli Kohnert

There is no mistake that spring has arrived when bikers take to the open road.  A large number of motorcycles were recently spotted parked in front of Little Fort’s Hi Five Diner.  Inside the riders filled the restaurant

Great weather for riding a motorcycle

There is no mistake that spring has arrived when bikers take to the open road

There is no mistake that spring has arrived when bikers take to the open road.  A large number of motorcycles were recently spotted parked in front of Little Fort’s Hi Five Diner.  Inside the riders filled the restaurant
Barriere Elementary School students were spotted last week exercising on the oval at Fadear Park in readiness for upcoming competitions.  The girls take their exercising seriously and say they enjoy being able to do it in the outdoors now that the snow and ice is long gone.

Students get stretching for sports and fitness

Barriere Elementary School students were spotted last week exercising in Fadear Park

Barriere Elementary School students were spotted last week exercising on the oval at Fadear Park in readiness for upcoming competitions.  The girls take their exercising seriously and say they enjoy being able to do it in the outdoors now that the snow and ice is long gone.
Jayne D’Entremont runs The Canny Crofter in Barriere.  She is pictured here with one of 34 goat kids born on the farm this spring.

The Canny Crofter: A wise farmer on a small holding in Barriere, B.C.

Column: Valley Voices from the North Thompson Valley

Jayne D’Entremont runs The Canny Crofter in Barriere.  She is pictured here with one of 34 goat kids born on the farm this spring.
Thirty-four ladies and their spinning wheels get together in Barriere Apr. 1

Barriere Spin-In brings out 34 ladies

34 ladies gathered to spend a day spinning and meeting with old and new friends

Thirty-four ladies and their spinning wheels get together in Barriere Apr. 1
District of Barriere Mayor Virginia Smith is pictured last Friday at AG Foods selling potted daffodils to the municipality’s first mayor and now a councillor

Daffodil sales support Barriere & District Cancer Society

The annual fundraiser is now underway throughout the month of April.

District of Barriere Mayor Virginia Smith is pictured last Friday at AG Foods selling potted daffodils to the municipality’s first mayor and now a councillor
Saturday’s snow storm in the Lower North Thompson area reportedly dumped anywhere from six to 12 inches of snow in some places.  It was short lived though – temperatures started to rise on Sunday

Snow storm in town

Saturday’s snow storm in the Lower North Thompson area dumped up to a foot of snow in some areas

Saturday’s snow storm in the Lower North Thompson area reportedly dumped anywhere from six to 12 inches of snow in some places.  It was short lived though – temperatures started to rise on Sunday
Barriere First Responders were at AG Foods on Saturday asking area residents to sign a petition for paramedics to be fairly paid by being designated Essential Services in rural areas across B.C. Paramedics are our only help line on evenings and weekends.  They will be back at AG on Saturday

Signing for paramedics

Sign a petition for paramedics to be fairly paid by being designated Essential Services in rural B.C

Barriere First Responders were at AG Foods on Saturday asking area residents to sign a petition for paramedics to be fairly paid by being designated Essential Services in rural areas across B.C. Paramedics are our only help line on evenings and weekends.  They will be back at AG on Saturday
(Above) Entertainer Bill Fowler was a welcome addition to the Farmer’s Market last Saturday at the Barriere Senior’s Hall.  The hall was packed with merchants and shoppers

Minstral at the Barriere Farmer’s Market

Entertainer Bill Fowler was a welcome addition to the Farmer’s Market last Saturday

(Above) Entertainer Bill Fowler was a welcome addition to the Farmer’s Market last Saturday at the Barriere Senior’s Hall.  The hall was packed with merchants and shoppers
Since the Christmas shopping season came to an end

Facelift underway at Sweetnam’s store in Barriere

Major renovations are taking place at Sweetnam's little bit of everything store

Since the Christmas shopping season came to an end
Family Day on Monday

Kids love exercise equipment even in the snow

Fadear Park provides youngsters with a great time on the outdoor exercise equipment

Family Day on Monday
Volunteers in the kitchen during the Pasta For Paws Spaghetti Dinner held Jan. 30

Pasta for Paws helps Rescue

Pasta for Paws Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser held for Pommy and Pals Dog Rescue

Volunteers in the kitchen during the Pasta For Paws Spaghetti Dinner held Jan. 30
A ‘Coffee and Company’ gathering takes place in the Church of St Paul activity room every Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Church offers coffee and good company every Tuesday

A ‘Coffee and Company’ gathering takes place in the Church of St Paul activity room every Tuesday

A ‘Coffee and Company’ gathering takes place in the Church of St Paul activity room every Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Bergstrands from Sun Hills Apiaries at Heffley Creek had their honey for sale

Local Winter Farmer’s Market offers quality products

Barriere Farmer’s Market at the Senior’s Hall provides select and quality products for area residents

The Bergstrands from Sun Hills Apiaries at Heffley Creek had their honey for sale
The setting sun on Dec. 27

A winter sunset over Barriere

Photographer catches the last brilliance of the sun before it set

The setting sun on Dec. 27
Maureen Williams wants your stamps.

Save your used stamps and support cancer patients

Funds are raised collecting used postage stamps that are turned into the Kamloops Chapter of the Cancer Society

Maureen Williams wants your stamps.
Last week the Interior Savings Knitten Mitten Tree was so heavy with all the warm and colourful handmade hats

Loaded with giving

Interior Saving Knitten Mitten Tree loaded with warm accessories for Christmas Hampers at the Food Bank

Last week the Interior Savings Knitten Mitten Tree was so heavy with all the warm and colourful handmade hats
Barriere Secondary’s Senior Boys basketball team were onsite last Sunday selling fresh cut Christmas trees from the parking lot in front of AG Foods.  Pictured; (l-r) sitting in front of the fire are Dustin Pawloff

Barriere basketball team selling Christmas trees

Boys basketball team selling fresh cut Christmas trees from the parking lot in front of AG Foods

Barriere Secondary’s Senior Boys basketball team were onsite last Sunday selling fresh cut Christmas trees from the parking lot in front of AG Foods.  Pictured; (l-r) sitting in front of the fire are Dustin Pawloff
Now that the weather is getting cooler

Indoor walking for everyone during the winter months in Barriere

Those who wish to take part in the healthy activity of walking are able to do it indoors twice a week

Now that the weather is getting cooler
Area resident Bruce Wolfwer’s garden was still producing strawberries on Nov. 13. He says the plants have not stopped producing since early summer.  Other locals report they have budding shrubs

Strawberries still producing in November

A Barriere gardener says his strawberries have produced from early summer until mid-November

Area resident Bruce Wolfwer’s garden was still producing strawberries on Nov. 13. He says the plants have not stopped producing since early summer.  Other locals report they have budding shrubs
Andrea and Dale Kristensen were spotted in Barriere AG Foods on Oct. 31

Baby all dressed up for Halloween

Shoppers in Barriere AG Foods have youngster all decked out for Halloween

Andrea and Dale Kristensen were spotted in Barriere AG Foods on Oct. 31