Jill Hayward

(L-r) Barriere Fire Rescue Chief Ashley Wholgemuth and a volunteer firefighter are shown delivering Fire Prevention Week packages to Barriere residences that include a new smoke/CO detector. (Barriere Fire Rescue photo)

Smoke/CO detectors delivered to Barriere residences by firefighters

Barriere Fire Rescue was out in the community earlier this month during…

(L-r) Barriere Fire Rescue Chief Ashley Wholgemuth and a volunteer firefighter are shown delivering Fire Prevention Week packages to Barriere residences that include a new smoke/CO detector. (Barriere Fire Rescue photo)
Pictured giving a thumbs up for the Barriere Fire Department are Strong Start facilitator Miette Koenemen, twin sisters Iris and Sophia Maloney, and brothers Levi and Wes Stewart. (Strong Start photo)

Strong Start gives a thumbs up for Barriere Fire Department

Barriere Strong Start facilitator Miette Koeneman says, “I was wanting to get…

Pictured giving a thumbs up for the Barriere Fire Department are Strong Start facilitator Miette Koenemen, twin sisters Iris and Sophia Maloney, and brothers Levi and Wes Stewart. (Strong Start photo)
SD73 teaser

COVID-19 safety protocols continue in Kamloops-North Thompson schools

Sports activities back in SD73 schools, although they may look a bit different

SD73 teaser
A sign on a locked gate at the pickleball/tennis courts in Barriere advises the facility is now closed from dusk until dawn. A number of Barriere residents say they are not happy about locking teens out of one of the few recreational areas available to them. (T.M. Rusk photo)

Pickleball/tennis court open 24/7 again in Barriere

When a lock appeared on the gate into the Barriere pickleball/tennis court…

A sign on a locked gate at the pickleball/tennis courts in Barriere advises the facility is now closed from dusk until dawn. A number of Barriere residents say they are not happy about locking teens out of one of the few recreational areas available to them. (T.M. Rusk photo)
Barriere Secondary students shown celebrating their successful fundraising for the 2021 Terry Fox Run. (BSS photo)

Barriere Secondary raises over $1200 for Terry

Barriere Secondary students were proud to announce their annual Terry Fox Run…

Barriere Secondary students shown celebrating their successful fundraising for the 2021 Terry Fox Run. (BSS photo)
BC Ag Expo Group of 5 Market Steers class being judged in the North Thompson Agriplex at the Fairgrounds in Barriere during the September 2021 annual 4-H event. (Facebook photo)

Game plan changed, but BC Ag Expo pulled it off

‘Learn to do by doing’ was the motto at 2021 4-H in-person event

BC Ag Expo Group of 5 Market Steers class being judged in the North Thompson Agriplex at the Fairgrounds in Barriere during the September 2021 annual 4-H event. (Facebook photo)
TRU logo

TRU study offers suggestions to improve wildfire communications

KAMLOOPS– A study of BC’s wildfire communications practices during the 2017-18 seasons…

TRU logo
Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring is shown holding eagle feather fans up in honour as the people participating in the ‘We Walk For The Children’ journey from Kamloops to Chu Chua start out on the third and final day of their trek from Barriere to Chu Chua on Sunday, Oct. 3. Loring stated she waited for every single person who was going to be walking to pass by. “To insure that they were all brushed off in a good way so that they were all blessed with health and happiness, and safety and protection on their journey, and also pulling away any negativity, any hurt, any pain – giving it back to Mother Earth, and to the four directions. To never be seen or heard from again, never hurt, harm or injure anyone. I raised my arms and used those fans to fan everybody off and clean them up for the journey that they were embarking upon.” (Jill Hayward photo)

Walking to bring the children home

Simpcw First Nation’s ‘We Will Walk For The Children’ completes the last leg of their journey

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring is shown holding eagle feather fans up in honour as the people participating in the ‘We Walk For The Children’ journey from Kamloops to Chu Chua start out on the third and final day of their trek from Barriere to Chu Chua on Sunday, Oct. 3. Loring stated she waited for every single person who was going to be walking to pass by. “To insure that they were all brushed off in a good way so that they were all blessed with health and happiness, and safety and protection on their journey, and also pulling away any negativity, any hurt, any pain – giving it back to Mother Earth, and to the four directions. To never be seen or heard from again, never hurt, harm or injure anyone. I raised my arms and used those fans to fan everybody off and clean them up for the journey that they were embarking upon.” (Jill Hayward photo)
Library Logo

Barriere Library celebrating Canadian Library Month

“Libraries are unique and welcoming community spaces where people of all ages…

Library Logo
Interior health logo

Barriere Emergency Department closed today

Barriere Health Centre remains open for other services, including booked physician appointments

Interior health logo
Senior residents at the Yellowhead Pioneer Residence wave as Bob George and his wife Carol from Barriere they drive by in their classic car on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Krista Thomas photo)

Cruisin Clearwater gives Barriere seniors a drive-by

The Cruisin Clearwater Car Club’ met up in Barriere with area hot…

Senior residents at the Yellowhead Pioneer Residence wave as Bob George and his wife Carol from Barriere they drive by in their classic car on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Krista Thomas photo)
Coach Earl Celesta doing what he enjoys - coaching the Barriere Chiefs. (Celesta Submitted photo)

Valley Voices: Earl Celesta recognized during National Coaches Week

In recognition of National Coaches Week in British Columbia and across Canada…

Coach Earl Celesta doing what he enjoys - coaching the Barriere Chiefs. (Celesta Submitted photo)
(Jill Hayward photo)

Hurray for the Baby Party!

Thirteen month old Blake Ellingson shows great joy while enjoying birthday cake…

(Jill Hayward photo)
A black bear doing a good job of fattening up for his winter hibernation. (Jill Hayward photo)

Hungry bears shouldn’t have to end up dead due to human carelessness

Clean up your attractants – bears are on the prowl as they ready for hibernation

A black bear doing a good job of fattening up for his winter hibernation. (Jill Hayward photo)
Pictured: (l-r) Mike Adams OFC Fire Advisor for the North Thompson, Jason Tomlin Manager of Fire Protection Services for the TNRD, Little Fort Fire Chief Kam Jim, Blackpool firefighter Doug Braaten, and Blackpool Fire Chief Mike Savage. (Pam Jim/Facebook photo)

Little Fort / Blackpool firefighters recognized for years of service

Members of the Blackpool and Little Fort Volunteer Fire Departments were recognized…

Pictured: (l-r) Mike Adams OFC Fire Advisor for the North Thompson, Jason Tomlin Manager of Fire Protection Services for the TNRD, Little Fort Fire Chief Kam Jim, Blackpool firefighter Doug Braaten, and Blackpool Fire Chief Mike Savage. (Pam Jim/Facebook photo)
RCMP teaser

Mounties investigating thefts and mischief to road signs in Barriere

Barriere RCMP advise they have received reports of road signs within the…

RCMP teaser
This year's Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the grandsons of Barriere Run organizer Kathy Cooper.  "This year’s t-shirt is a vibrant blue with messaging and a design showcasing Terry’s family heritage of English, French and Métis," says Cooper, "Barriere’s Community Terry Fox Run will once again be ‘One Day. Your Way’ due to the current public health orders. Run date is Sept. 19. Run, walk, wheel to fund cancer research!" T-shirts can be ordered by contacting Kathy Cooper at 250-571-3401, or watch for a Terry Fox Run table at Barriere AG Foods. (Kathy Cooper photo)

Are you ready to ‘Walk, Run, Wheel’ for Terry Fox?

This year’s Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the…

This year's Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the grandsons of Barriere Run organizer Kathy Cooper.  "This year’s t-shirt is a vibrant blue with messaging and a design showcasing Terry’s family heritage of English, French and Métis," says Cooper, "Barriere’s Community Terry Fox Run will once again be ‘One Day. Your Way’ due to the current public health orders. Run date is Sept. 19. Run, walk, wheel to fund cancer research!" T-shirts can be ordered by contacting Kathy Cooper at 250-571-3401, or watch for a Terry Fox Run table at Barriere AG Foods. (Kathy Cooper photo)
A photo one of the stamp books in a collection that the RCMP Detachment in Prince George are trying to find the owner of. (RCMP photo)

Found collector’s coin and stamp collection

Prince George Mounties looking for owner of a rare coin and stamp collection

A photo one of the stamp books in a collection that the RCMP Detachment in Prince George are trying to find the owner of. (RCMP photo)
NTFFRA logo

When it’s hot outside, go inside and build an igloo

When it’s summer outside volunteers at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds are…

NTFFRA logo
Legion logo

Casselman takes the reins for Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Barriere

The Barriere Legion Ladies Auxiliary held their annual election of officers on…

Legion logo