Jill Hayward

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring is shown holding eagle feather fans up in honour of the people participating in the ‘We Walk For The Children’ journey from Kamloops to Chu Chua on Sunday, Oct 3, 2021.  (Jill Hayward photo)

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring resigns

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring has resigned after submitting her resignation…

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring is shown holding eagle feather fans up in honour of the people participating in the ‘We Walk For The Children’ journey from Kamloops to Chu Chua on Sunday, Oct 3, 2021.  (Jill Hayward photo)
Young Declan Nystoruk with a big smile while carrying the official Terry Fox Run flag at the annual Run in Barriere on Sept. 18. (Wanda Nystoruk photo)

42nd Terry Fox Run reaches over $200,000 raised by Barriere

Barri ere hosted its 42nd Annual Terry Fox Run on Sept. 18.…

Young Declan Nystoruk with a big smile while carrying the official Terry Fox Run flag at the annual Run in Barriere on Sept. 18. (Wanda Nystoruk photo)
The Barriere Emergency Services Golf Tournament (previously called the Barriere 911 Emergency Services Golf Tournament) was held at Chinook Cove Golf and RV on Aug. 20, after a four year shut down. Over the past 10 years, this tournament has provided over $42,000 in donations and bursaries to fund numerous youth groups and organizations from Clearwater south to Kamloops. (BES Golf Tournament photo)

Barriere Emergency Services Golf Tournament returns to raise funds for youth

RCMP Cpl. Darin Underhill is more than happy with the great support…

The Barriere Emergency Services Golf Tournament (previously called the Barriere 911 Emergency Services Golf Tournament) was held at Chinook Cove Golf and RV on Aug. 20, after a four year shut down. Over the past 10 years, this tournament has provided over $42,000 in donations and bursaries to fund numerous youth groups and organizations from Clearwater south to Kamloops. (BES Golf Tournament photo)
Ontario artist Jeff Jones and his dog Timmie pose in front of the south side wall of the Heffley Creek Community Hall which he has painted an impressive full length historic mural onto.  (Jill Hayward photo)

Ontario artist on the road creating history in B.C.

Deb McDougall is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Heffley Creek Community Recreation Association.…

Ontario artist Jeff Jones and his dog Timmie pose in front of the south side wall of the Heffley Creek Community Hall which he has painted an impressive full length historic mural onto.  (Jill Hayward photo)
Event organizer Ben Leffler of Laughing Loggers is shown presenting Marleen (last name unavailable) with the Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports Champion LumberJill award at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere on Sunday, Sept. 4. (Laughing Logger photo)

Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports a big hit at annual North Thompson Fall Fair

The annual Bull Of The Woods 2022 Amateur Logger Sports Competition held…

Event organizer Ben Leffler of Laughing Loggers is shown presenting Marleen (last name unavailable) with the Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports Champion LumberJill award at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere on Sunday, Sept. 4. (Laughing Logger photo)
The 2022 North Thompson Fall Fair Exhibit Hall (in the Barriere Curling Rink) presented a smorgasbord of rural living in the North Thompson Valley during the Sept. 3-5 event. (Jill Hayward photos)

VALLEY VOICES: NT Fall Fair Exhibit Hall showcases rural lifestyle

The 2022 Annual North Thompson Fall Fair took place at the fairgrounds…

The 2022 North Thompson Fall Fair Exhibit Hall (in the Barriere Curling Rink) presented a smorgasbord of rural living in the North Thompson Valley during the Sept. 3-5 event. (Jill Hayward photos)
Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo Member of Parliament Frank Caputo is shown speaking during a meet and greet gathering of community members at the Barriere Seniors’ Hall on Thursday, Aug. 18. (Jill Hayward photo)

Caputo says “no regrets” in becoming an MP

Kamloops-Thompson Cariboo MP Frank Caputo recently stopped in at the Barriere Seniors…

Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo Member of Parliament Frank Caputo is shown speaking during a meet and greet gathering of community members at the Barriere Seniors’ Hall on Thursday, Aug. 18. (Jill Hayward photo)
Barriere will have been hosting a Terry Fox Run for 42 years in 2022. (Kathy Cooper photo)

Are you ready to run for Terry in Barriere Sept. 18?

It’s time to mark your calendars to participate in the 42nd Terry…

Barriere will have been hosting a Terry Fox Run for 42 years in 2022. (Kathy Cooper photo)
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Barriere man in custody after shooting incident

Barriere RCMP report they have one man in custody following a shooting…

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Fire hydrant testing in Barriere starts Sept. 5

The District of Barriere is advising they will be conducting fire hydrant…

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Ben and Linda, from the Netherlands flank Louise Lodge in the driveway of her Barriere home on Aug. 27. The couple enjoyed overnight hospitality at the Lodge home as they continue on their world cycling tour fundraiser. (Louise Lodge submitted photo)

Open your door, open your heart

By Louise Lodge Do you think you could arrive in a town,…

Ben and Linda, from the Netherlands flank Louise Lodge in the driveway of her Barriere home on Aug. 27. The couple enjoyed overnight hospitality at the Lodge home as they continue on their world cycling tour fundraiser. (Louise Lodge submitted photo)
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Barriere emergency department advises closed through Wednesday

Barriere and area residents are being advised again of temporary changes to…

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The North Thompson Museum and Archives hosted a Heritage Tour in Barriere on Thursday Aug.18. Although the day was a hot one, participants managed to find a shadey spot while they dicsussed the Barriere Flying Club and the airfield that it used where Fadear ParK sits today. The airfield was open from 1949, until its closure in 1985 due to the encrouchment of infrastructure in the immediate area. (Jill Hayward photo)

NT Museum Heritage Tour stirs memories of airport and Flying Club

Submitted by North Thompson Museum Barriere Flying Club was formed in 1948.…

The North Thompson Museum and Archives hosted a Heritage Tour in Barriere on Thursday Aug.18. Although the day was a hot one, participants managed to find a shadey spot while they dicsussed the Barriere Flying Club and the airfield that it used where Fadear ParK sits today. The airfield was open from 1949, until its closure in 1985 due to the encrouchment of infrastructure in the immediate area. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Baby passes away in Barriere while waiting for ambulance

Mayor calling for action by province to restore ambulance service to small communities

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Lightning storm starts blaze in Exlou south of Barriere

Three small wildfires (0.01 hectares) were reported in the Lower North Thompson…

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Test driving an electric Ford Mustang Mach-Eto at the Barriere Bandshell on Aug. 12  (Tasha Buchanan photo)

Locals test drive electric Ford Mustang Mach-Eto

Bandshell Friday in Fadear Park on Aug. 12, saw attendees enjoying the…

Test driving an electric Ford Mustang Mach-Eto at the Barriere Bandshell on Aug. 12  (Tasha Buchanan photo)
Williams Lake competitor Madison Paquette and her horse, Dyna, dig in rounding a barrel during the BC Barrel Racing Association Finals held at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo facility in Barriere the weekend of Aug. 19 -21. (Jill Hayward photo)

250 barrel racers attend BCBRA Finals in Barriere

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Williams Lake competitor Madison Paquette and her horse, Dyna, dig in rounding a barrel during the BC Barrel Racing Association Finals held at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo facility in Barriere the weekend of Aug. 19 -21. (Jill Hayward photo)
Isobel Maddocks is shown working in a garden created by herself and sister Alayah and entered into the Barriere Blooms Contest. The sisters took the first place award in the Kid’s Garden category. (Jill Hayward photo)

Kid’s gardens get judged for 2022 Barriere Blooms Contest

The annual Barriere Blooms Contest was a grand success in 2022 with…

Isobel Maddocks is shown working in a garden created by herself and sister Alayah and entered into the Barriere Blooms Contest. The sisters took the first place award in the Kid’s Garden category. (Jill Hayward photo)
Barriere Blooms winners received their awards the evening of Friday, Aug. 12, at the Barriere Bandshell. Pictured (l-r) are Laurie Buis winner of Resident Container Gardening, Jane Milburn accepting first prize on behalf of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association in the Churches and Non-Profit division, Vicki Maddocks winner of the Most Unique Container, and Kid’s Garden winners Isabel and Alayah Maddock. (Submitted photo)

Barriere Blooms 2022 Contest announces the winners

The annual Barriere Blooms Contest winners were announced at the Barriere Bandshell…

Barriere Blooms winners received their awards the evening of Friday, Aug. 12, at the Barriere Bandshell. Pictured (l-r) are Laurie Buis winner of Resident Container Gardening, Jane Milburn accepting first prize on behalf of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association in the Churches and Non-Profit division, Vicki Maddocks winner of the Most Unique Container, and Kid’s Garden winners Isabel and Alayah Maddock. (Submitted photo)
Canada Post officially marked the Barriere post office as serving 100 years in the community on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. The event was marked by the unveiling of a commemorative stamp, and post office staff dressed in period costume for the occasion, serving up tea and cake. (S/J file photo)

Barriere Heritage Tour inviting folks to join them Aug. 20

The North Thompson Museum and Archives held their first Barriere Heritage Tour…

Canada Post officially marked the Barriere post office as serving 100 years in the community on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. The event was marked by the unveiling of a commemorative stamp, and post office staff dressed in period costume for the occasion, serving up tea and cake. (S/J file photo)