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Simpcw First Nation will hold another Health and Career Fair Feb. 8. (File photo - submitted by Ashley Fitger).
Simpcw First Nation will hold another Health and Career Fair Feb. 8. (File photo - submitted).

Simpcw First Nation to host Health and Career Fair

Local buisnesses, universities and health organizations are registered to attend

Simpcw First Nation will hold another Health and Career Fair Feb. 8. (File photo - submitted by Ashley Fitger).
Simpcw First Nation will hold another Health and Career Fair Feb. 8. (File photo - submitted).
Conrad Titus’s mother, Marlene Titus, said she is thankful to live in a community that organizes these kind of events. (Photo: Marlene Titus).

Barriere babies celebrate at birthday bash

The party is a chance for families to learn about out local services, organizer says

Conrad Titus’s mother, Marlene Titus, said she is thankful to live in a community that organizes these kind of events. (Photo: Marlene Titus).
Barriere Senior Secondary’s boys’ basketball team put up a valiant effort and finished fourth in a tournament last weekend in Ashcroft. Back Row (l-r): Coach Mac Corrie, Lucas Jorgenson, Chase Walker, Patrick Appel, Nico Appel, Miles Martens, Cayden Johnson, Logan Abel and assistant coach Haille Johnson. Front row (l-r): Dayton Thalheimer, Trent Meredith, Alex Sim. Missing from photo: Anthony Green. (Photo submitted)

Cougars fought hard at weekend tourney

Team finishes in fourth place

Barriere Senior Secondary’s boys’ basketball team put up a valiant effort and finished fourth in a tournament last weekend in Ashcroft. Back Row (l-r): Coach Mac Corrie, Lucas Jorgenson, Chase Walker, Patrick Appel, Nico Appel, Miles Martens, Cayden Johnson, Logan Abel and assistant coach Haille Johnson. Front row (l-r): Dayton Thalheimer, Trent Meredith, Alex Sim. Missing from photo: Anthony Green. (Photo submitted)
Barrier’s head librarian says she designed the winter program to suit a wide range of age groups and interests. (File photo).

Library launches vinyl retro storytime and manga group

Barriere branch head plays classic stories from personal vinyl collection on Tuesdays

Barrier’s head librarian says she designed the winter program to suit a wide range of age groups and interests. (File photo).
Jennifer Robinson will be the new executive director of the Lower North Thompson Tourism Society starting March 1, 2023. (Photo: Jennifer Robinson).

Valemount tourism marketer to take head of Lower North Thompson Tourism Society

Tourism is about turning moments into memories, the incoming executive director says

Jennifer Robinson will be the new executive director of the Lower North Thompson Tourism Society starting March 1, 2023. (Photo: Jennifer Robinson).
A CN train collided with a low-bed trailer stuck on the tracks at Blue River, B.C. Jan. 14 at 7:30 a.m. (RCMP photo)

CN train collides with low-bed trailer stuck on Blue River rail crossing

Road conditions surrounding the collision scene in Blue River were terrible, RCMP say

A CN train collided with a low-bed trailer stuck on the tracks at Blue River, B.C. Jan. 14 at 7:30 a.m. (RCMP photo)
Declan Nystoruk is participating the lesson as his older brother, Justice Nystoruk volunteers. In background RCMP officer Darin Underhill and curling club member Brian Bondar are leading the lesson. (Photo: Wanda Nystoruk).

Youth curling resumes at Barriere Curling Rink

More than 20 children attended the first two lessons

Declan Nystoruk is participating the lesson as his older brother, Justice Nystoruk volunteers. In background RCMP officer Darin Underhill and curling club member Brian Bondar are leading the lesson. (Photo: Wanda Nystoruk).
Grade 12 students at Barriere Secondary School present Capstone projects on Jan. 17. (Photo: Jill Hayward).

Grade 12 Barriere Secondary School students present passion projects at Capstone Fair

The projects help students see how different subjects and skills connect, teacher says

Grade 12 students at Barriere Secondary School present Capstone projects on Jan. 17. (Photo: Jill Hayward).
Simpcw Health Program Health director Shelley Lampreau with Rural Coordination Centre of BC senior project coordinator Krystal Wong. (Photo: Rural Coordination Centre of BC).

Simpcw Health Program receives exemplary health standards accreditation

Only unmet requirement is sucession plan for herself, health director says

Simpcw Health Program Health director Shelley Lampreau with Rural Coordination Centre of BC senior project coordinator Krystal Wong. (Photo: Rural Coordination Centre of BC).
One of the pieces at Harmony Trommeshauser’s first art show at the Blue Moon Galeria and Cafe on Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Photo submitted)

‘Thriving’ Barriere artist, 16, holds first art show

Harmony Trommeshauser says she is excited about the sale and exhibit

One of the pieces at Harmony Trommeshauser’s first art show at the Blue Moon Galeria and Cafe on Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Photo submitted)
Barriere Senior Secondary sudent Harmony Trommeshauser presented her first art show at the Blue Moon Galeria and Cafe on Wednesday, Jan. 18. See story page A3 (Photo submitted)

Grade 11 Barriere Secondary artist to present her abstract collection at first art show

Harmony Trommeshauser, 16, says she is confident ahead of the sale and exhibit

Barriere Senior Secondary sudent Harmony Trommeshauser presented her first art show at the Blue Moon Galeria and Cafe on Wednesday, Jan. 18. See story page A3 (Photo submitted)
Harmony Trommeshauser will present her first art show at the Blue Moon Galeria and Cafe on Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Photo submitted)

Grade 11 Barriere Secondary artist to present her abstract collection at first art show

Harmony Trommeshauser, 16, says she is confident ahead of the sale and exhibit

Harmony Trommeshauser will present her first art show at the Blue Moon Galeria and Cafe on Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Photo submitted)
A health-care professional at BC Children’s Hospital is with one of the therapy dogs from the hospital’s new pet therapy program for health-care staff. (Photo: BC Children’s Hospital).

BC Children’s Hospital launches pet therapy program tailor-made for health-care staff

Foundation CEO: staff adapt to evolving pandemic to maintain ‘excellent care’ for children

A health-care professional at BC Children’s Hospital is with one of the therapy dogs from the hospital’s new pet therapy program for health-care staff. (Photo: BC Children’s Hospital).
Dining rooms are open again, but B.C. restaurants are still making 25 to 35 per cent of their revenue from delivery orders according to BC Restaurant and Food Services Association CEO Ian Tostenson. (Photo: Givex).

British Columbians still use delivery often months after restaurant dining rooms open

Better packaging maintains quality during delivery, but the plastics ban is on its way

Dining rooms are open again, but B.C. restaurants are still making 25 to 35 per cent of their revenue from delivery orders according to BC Restaurant and Food Services Association CEO Ian Tostenson. (Photo: Givex).
BCGEU president Stephanie Smith addresses members walking the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter).

Industry fears shortages at cannabis, liquor stores amid strike at B.C. distribution centres

Liquor sector advocates say BCGEU’s picketing at the warehouses was a ‘selfish move’

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith addresses members walking the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter).
Local group Yamabiko Taiko of Kelowna performed at the 80th anniversary event, and has been coming to Greenwood since 2018. (Photo: Kayna Murakami Prisnie.)

Event marks 80th anniversary of Japanese Canadian internment which revived Greenwood

‘The internment camp morphed into a community:’ survivor reflects on camaraderie in town

Local group Yamabiko Taiko of Kelowna performed at the 80th anniversary event, and has been coming to Greenwood since 2018. (Photo: Kayna Murakami Prisnie.)
It took roughly five weeks for production company Rhythm Boyz Entertainment to shoot all the scenes for Chhalla Mud Ke Nahi Aya filmed at Barkerville and Cotton House. (Photo submitted).

Barkerville, one of B.C.’s iconic historic towns, backdrops long-awaited Bollywood film

Film portrays Punjab migrant’s experience in B.C. forestry mill, struggle for equality

It took roughly five weeks for production company Rhythm Boyz Entertainment to shoot all the scenes for Chhalla Mud Ke Nahi Aya filmed at Barkerville and Cotton House. (Photo submitted).
Valerii Didenko is seen with Paul Fussell and Cathy Jansen’s dog, named Lucy. (Black Press Media)

Ukrainian couple, daughter land in B.C. with hopes of building a ‘big, happy family’

The Didenkos hope to rent a unit nearby as their 5-year-old daughter enters kindergarten

Valerii Didenko is seen with Paul Fussell and Cathy Jansen’s dog, named Lucy. (Black Press Media)
A sign at a gas station displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline after it reached a new high of $2.28 in Vancouver on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Gasoline prices are showing no signs of letting up as the average price in Canada tops $2 a litre.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Expensive gas not leading to increase in out-of-fuel calls in B.C., towing industry says

Unlike their American neighbours, higher gas prices do not appear to have…

A sign at a gas station displays the price of a litre of regular grade gasoline after it reached a new high of $2.28 in Vancouver on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Gasoline prices are showing no signs of letting up as the average price in Canada tops $2 a litre.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Merritt on Nov. 15, 2021, following torrential downpour for several hours, sparking flooding and evacuation orders. (Photo: Bailee Allen).

B.C. evacuees can now get emergency funding through e-transfers from the province

Emergency Support Services e-transfer registration requires BC Services Card app

Merritt on Nov. 15, 2021, following torrential downpour for several hours, sparking flooding and evacuation orders. (Photo: Bailee Allen).
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