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Ken Brown gives a thumbs up after after adjusting the transmission levels at The BEAR 93.1 which has greatly extended the reach of their signal. (Facebook photo)

Barriere radio station The BEAR 93.1 radio extends reach to Little Fort

The BEAR 93.1 radio station in Barriere was off line for a…

Ken Brown gives a thumbs up after after adjusting the transmission levels at The BEAR 93.1 which has greatly extended the reach of their signal. (Facebook photo)
Matthew Lee of Barriere AG Foods is shown drawing the winning tickets for the Barriere and District Heritage Society's annual fundraising Meat Draw on Jan. ??????? (BDHS photo)

Heritage Society annual meat draw winners announced

The Barriere and District Heritage Society’s annual fundraising Meat Draw saw the…

Matthew Lee of Barriere AG Foods is shown drawing the winning tickets for the Barriere and District Heritage Society's annual fundraising Meat Draw on Jan. ??????? (BDHS photo)
Dr. Rhonda Nixon has been appointed new superintendent and CEO for the School District 73. (SD73 photo)

SD73 Board of Education announces new superintendent

A new superintendent and CEO has been hired for SD73. The Board…

Dr. Rhonda Nixon has been appointed new superintendent and CEO for the School District 73. (SD73 photo)
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Who was Santa’s little helper?

During the month of December seasonal displays started mysteriously turning up outside…

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3rd Annual Barriere Community Christmas Dinner much more than that

Barriere has always prided itself on being a community for everyone, a…

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Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar is shown speaking to District of Barriere Mayor and Council during a virtual regular council meeting held Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Jill Hayward photo)

MLA Milobar connects virtually with Barriere Council

Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar and MP Cathy McLeod attended the District…

Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar is shown speaking to District of Barriere Mayor and Council during a virtual regular council meeting held Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Registering kids for SD73 kindergarten looks different this year

For Kamloops-Thompson parents with children turning five before Dec. 31, 2021, it’s…

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Sam’s Pizza Rib House in Barriere, B.C., had reason to celebrate this Christmas after they won the Barilla Western Canada contest for the region, which came with a cheque for $5,000. Pictured are Sam’s proprietors, Chef Chris Wohlgemuth and wife Ashley. (Morgan Wohlgemuth photo)

Sam’s Pizza Rib House win $5000 prize

Sam’s Pizza & Rib House received some exciting news at Christmas when…

Sam’s Pizza Rib House in Barriere, B.C., had reason to celebrate this Christmas after they won the Barilla Western Canada contest for the region, which came with a cheque for $5,000. Pictured are Sam’s proprietors, Chef Chris Wohlgemuth and wife Ashley. (Morgan Wohlgemuth photo)
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Barriere Elementary advises COVId-19 school exposure

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, Barriere Elementary School advised school families that a…

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Potential COVID-19 exposure at Barriere Secondary

A potential COVID-19 exposure on Jan. 4, 5, and 8, has taken…

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Elvis, who is a miniature Fainting Goat, thoroughly enjoys recycling discarded Christmas trees at the Canny Crofter Farm in Barriere. 
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Elvis, who is a miniature fainting goat, thoroughly enjoys recycling discarded Christmas trees at the Canny Crofter Farm in Barriere, B.C. (Jayne D’Entremont photo)

Has recycling your Christmas tree got your goat?

Elvis, a miniature fainting goat, is shown happily chowing down on discarded…

Elvis, who is a miniature Fainting Goat, thoroughly enjoys recycling discarded Christmas trees at the Canny Crofter Farm in Barriere. 
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Elvis, who is a miniature fainting goat, thoroughly enjoys recycling discarded Christmas trees at the Canny Crofter Farm in Barriere, B.C. (Jayne D’Entremont photo)
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Decrease in impaired driving over New Years report Barriere RCMP

Barriere RCMP report there was a noted decrease in drinking and driving…

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Seasonal light displays that included cows, tractors, hay bales, horses, trains, and much more all contributed to the magical Christmas at the Fair Drive Thru event hosted by the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association at the fairgrounds in Barriere, Dec. 19 - 23, 2020. (Jill Hayward photo)

‘Christmas At The Fair’ was a magical event

The Christmas At The Fair Drive Thru Light Show hosted at the…

Seasonal light displays that included cows, tractors, hay bales, horses, trains, and much more all contributed to the magical Christmas at the Fair Drive Thru event hosted by the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association at the fairgrounds in Barriere, Dec. 19 - 23, 2020. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Temporary closure of Barriere Return-It cited due to current volatility of COVID-19

To the Editor; Due to the rising risk and concerns of COVID-19…

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Bill Fowler, a well known musician and entertainer in the North Thompson Valley, is currently recuperating at home in Little Fort from severe burns to his legs and left hand after a mishap with a bonfire.  Fowler is shown at home recently gently strumming Christmas tunes on his guitar, which also provide therapy for his burned left hand.  (A. Gibson photo)

Outpouring of generosity helps Little Fort man to recuperate

Bill Fowler’s healing journey has been made easier thanks to family, friends and a Go Fund Me page

Bill Fowler, a well known musician and entertainer in the North Thompson Valley, is currently recuperating at home in Little Fort from severe burns to his legs and left hand after a mishap with a bonfire.  Fowler is shown at home recently gently strumming Christmas tunes on his guitar, which also provide therapy for his burned left hand.  (A. Gibson photo)
Barriere Elementary First Nations Education Worker Leeann Eustache is pictured at the school with Owen Scheske making beaded Christmas ornaments. (Tiffany Hawkins photo)

Christmas crafts at Barriere Elementary

Barriere Elementary students Teagan Allen, Georgia Fitzpatrick-Fisher, and Sadie Mackin show off…

Barriere Elementary First Nations Education Worker Leeann Eustache is pictured at the school with Owen Scheske making beaded Christmas ornaments. (Tiffany Hawkins photo)
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Thank you Barriere, you filled Nicky’s Red Wagon many times over

Interior Savings Insurance in Barriere annually collects dry goods and Christmas gifts…

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Barriere RCMP detachment commander Cpl. Rob Welsman is shown taking part in the ‘Stuff The Cruiser ‘event held at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot on Friday, Dec. 11. The event collected 845 pounds of food and over $1000 in cash for the local food bank. (Jill Hayward photo)

‘Stuff The Cruiser’ a resounding success in Barriere

Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual ‘Stuff The Cruiser’ event for…

Barriere RCMP detachment commander Cpl. Rob Welsman is shown taking part in the ‘Stuff The Cruiser ‘event held at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot on Friday, Dec. 11. The event collected 845 pounds of food and over $1000 in cash for the local food bank. (Jill Hayward photo)
Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach Coordinator Jill Hayward (r) gives a thumbs up, along with Lana Laskovic as she handed Hayward a donation cheque of $560.35 from the Barriere Lions Club from the proceeds of their annual Used Book Sale held Nov. 5-6. The funds will go towards supporting youth and family literacy programs in the Barriere area. (Lisa Quiding photo)

Barriere Lions Club donates to youth and family literacy

Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach Coordinator Jill Hayward (r) gives a thumbs…

Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach Coordinator Jill Hayward (r) gives a thumbs up, along with Lana Laskovic as she handed Hayward a donation cheque of $560.35 from the Barriere Lions Club from the proceeds of their annual Used Book Sale held Nov. 5-6. The funds will go towards supporting youth and family literacy programs in the Barriere area. (Lisa Quiding photo)
Deanna Kristensen is a Barriere, B.C., hometown girl who currently lives and works in Kelowna. Kristensen is well known for her outstanding photography and photo journalism. (Facebook photo)

Hometown woman wins battle with COVID-19 and speaks out about her experience

A young woman from Barriere, B.C., is speaking out about her personal…

Deanna Kristensen is a Barriere, B.C., hometown girl who currently lives and works in Kelowna. Kristensen is well known for her outstanding photography and photo journalism. (Facebook photo)