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Woman arrested after nurse assaulted at B.C. hospital

Woman arrested after nurse assaulted at B.C. hospital

One of the approximately 98 calls to which 100 Mile RCMP responded in the last week

Woman arrested after nurse assaulted at B.C. hospital
Cynthia Egli. Submitted photo.
Cynthia Egli. Submitted photo.
James Secord, a Barriere resident is encouraging community members to join the area’s block watch.                                 Millar Hill photo.

Barriere block watch seeking more volunteers

‘It is a tool to keep down crime, violence, bullying, theft and ensuring children’s safety in our area’

James Secord, a Barriere resident is encouraging community members to join the area’s block watch.                                 Millar Hill photo.
This was Riley and Madison Dag’s first year showcasing their projects for the 2019 B.C. Agricultural Expo at the Agriplex in Barriere, British Columbia on Saturday, Sept. 28. Millar Hill photo.

BC Agricultural Expo “fabulous” from start to finish

Boys and girls, aged four and up, showcase their projects for trophies, ribbons and cash prizes

This was Riley and Madison Dag’s first year showcasing their projects for the 2019 B.C. Agricultural Expo at the Agriplex in Barriere, British Columbia on Saturday, Sept. 28. Millar Hill photo.
The Barriere Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire on Saturday, Sept. 28 at approximately 5:07 p.m. Crews worked for nine hours to extinguish the blaze that damaged the home.                                 Submitted photo.

Two homes damaged by fire in Barriere

“The house, some trees and one car was on fire”

The Barriere Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire on Saturday, Sept. 28 at approximately 5:07 p.m. Crews worked for nine hours to extinguish the blaze that damaged the home.                                 Submitted photo.
A LEARNING EXPERIENCE                                Kathy Cooper, middle, shared some of her knowledge about trees with Shalom and Gracye Nickel on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Gilbert Smith Forest Products mill in Barriere. The mill held an educational family fun day to give families the opportunity to tour the mill, see what their parents do and learn about workplace safety. See page 13. Millar Hill photo.

Barriere mill opens up to workers’ families

‘All too often, we get asked what we do at work - it’s easier to show than tell’

A LEARNING EXPERIENCE                                Kathy Cooper, middle, shared some of her knowledge about trees with Shalom and Gracye Nickel on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Gilbert Smith Forest Products mill in Barriere. The mill held an educational family fun day to give families the opportunity to tour the mill, see what their parents do and learn about workplace safety. See page 13. Millar Hill photo.
Glenn Reid, left, Eileen Miers and Vern Buker are uncertain of Barriere’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 242 future. The legion has seen fewer people walk through the doors and a decrease in fundraising event attendees. With an uncertain future, the legion is seeking community support to keep it’s doors open.                                 Millar Hill photo.

Barriere Legion seeks support to keep doors open

‘We need to do something in order for us to stay’

Glenn Reid, left, Eileen Miers and Vern Buker are uncertain of Barriere’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 242 future. The legion has seen fewer people walk through the doors and a decrease in fundraising event attendees. With an uncertain future, the legion is seeking community support to keep it’s doors open.                                 Millar Hill photo.
Kathy Scott and Chris McKay’s newest venture, a boutique kennel is set to open the first week of October. The kennel and training facility is located in Louis Creek, British Columbia. Millar Hill Photo.

A kennel worth barking for

‘We want to form a bond with each of the dogs, on an emotional level’

Kathy Scott and Chris McKay’s newest venture, a boutique kennel is set to open the first week of October. The kennel and training facility is located in Louis Creek, British Columbia. Millar Hill Photo.
Barriere RCMP investigate damaged excavator causing thousands in repairs

Barriere RCMP investigate damaged excavator causing thousands in repairs

Damages estimated more than $30,000 to repair

Barriere RCMP investigate damaged excavator causing thousands in repairs
On Monday, Sept. 2, a windstorm blew a tree into an adjacent power line, resulting in it catching on fire and eventually causing the power line to bust. The property owners were advised by the local fire department to stay off the front of the lawn until the situation was resolved. Submitted Photo.

Barriere residents make the best of a busted power line incident

“We were told to stay off the lawn in case there was an electrical shock”

On Monday, Sept. 2, a windstorm blew a tree into an adjacent power line, resulting in it catching on fire and eventually causing the power line to bust. The property owners were advised by the local fire department to stay off the front of the lawn until the situation was resolved. Submitted Photo.
As of Sept. 18, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be permitted within the jurisdiction, as a result of a decreased risk of wildfires in the region. (BC Wildfire Service)

Open burning prohibitions now lifted

As of Sept. 18, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be permitted within the Kamloops jurisdiction

As of Sept. 18, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be permitted within the jurisdiction, as a result of a decreased risk of wildfires in the region. (BC Wildfire Service)
The 39th annual Terry Fox Run in Barriere had a total of 100 participants on Sept. 15, 2019. Margaret Houben photo.

100 participants turn out for annual Barriere Terry Fox Run

Local residents raise more than $12,000 for cancer research

The 39th annual Terry Fox Run in Barriere had a total of 100 participants on Sept. 15, 2019. Margaret Houben photo.
Barriere couple threatened with eviction after TNRD pays visit

Barriere couple threatened with eviction after TNRD pays visit

“How can they expect us to leave our land, livestock and belongings behind, unsecured”

Barriere couple threatened with eviction after TNRD pays visit
Golf Report: Ladies night

Golf Report: Ladies night

Tuesday night I missed golfing. I didn’t miss the prize presentation but…

Golf Report: Ladies night
Audrey Hampton, a Kamloops cowgirl, competes in the Senior Girls Barrels event during the Kamloops Little Britches Rodeo in Barriere, British Columbia, on Saturday, Sept. 7.                                Millar Hill photos

Plenty of wild rides at Little Britches Rodeo

“It was a great weekend overall”

Audrey Hampton, a Kamloops cowgirl, competes in the Senior Girls Barrels event during the Kamloops Little Britches Rodeo in Barriere, British Columbia, on Saturday, Sept. 7.                                Millar Hill photos
Barriere well not collapsed but overpumping

Barriere well not collapsed but overpumping

Water restrictions expected to be lifted by end of month

Barriere well not collapsed but overpumping

Public meeting to be held for potential cannabis dispensary in Barriere

During the last District of Barriere council meeting (Sept. 3) one of…

160 jobs lost as B.C. mill announces indefinite closure

160 jobs lost as B.C. mill announces indefinite closure

Workers and production will be shut down by August

160 jobs lost as B.C. mill announces indefinite closure
Gina Myhill-Jones announces she is seeking nomination for the federal new democratic party for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. Gina Myhill-Jones Photo
Gina Myhill-Jones announces she is seeking nomination for the federal new democratic party for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. Gina Myhill-Jones Photo
Blissed Out Yoga and Fitness Studio raised $2,500 to support a member who recently left a toxic marriage. Karen Peterson photo

B.C. Interior yoga studio raises $2,500 for woman leaving abusive relationship

The 100 Mile House studio held a fundraiser yoga class and accepted donations from members to help the woman

Blissed Out Yoga and Fitness Studio raised $2,500 to support a member who recently left a toxic marriage. Karen Peterson photo