Jill Hayward

Barriere Elementary reports they have 15 students advancing from the school’s April Heritage Fair to attend the School District 73 Kamloops-Thompson Regional Heritage Fair in Kamloops on May 12.   Students who will be attending from the school with their heritage projects are Danika Zerr

15 heritage fair projects from Barriere will advance to the Regionals

Fifteen students advancing to SD 73 Kamloops-Thompson Regional Heritage Fair in Kamloops on May 12

Barriere Elementary reports they have 15 students advancing from the school’s April Heritage Fair to attend the School District 73 Kamloops-Thompson Regional Heritage Fair in Kamloops on May 12.   Students who will be attending from the school with their heritage projects are Danika Zerr
Barriere Elementary students (l-r) Haillie Ducharme and Georgia Clough volunteered to run one of the fun activity tables for youngsters during the Festival of Wellness.

Wellness Fair held at Barriere elementary school

Festival of Wellness at Barriere Elementary a wonderful venue for parents with children up to age five

Barriere Elementary students (l-r) Haillie Ducharme and Georgia Clough volunteered to run one of the fun activity tables for youngsters during the Festival of Wellness.
Kamloops’ rider Devon Heck and her mount are quick from the box during the breakaway roping competition at the BC High School Junior Rodeo held in Barriere at the Fall Fair facility last weekend.  The two day event saw young cowboys and cowgirls from throughout B.C. in competition for points and awards.

Youth excel at High School Rodeo in Barriere

BC High School Junior Rodeo held in Barriere at Fall Fair facility last weekend

Kamloops’ rider Devon Heck and her mount are quick from the box during the breakaway roping competition at the BC High School Junior Rodeo held in Barriere at the Fall Fair facility last weekend.  The two day event saw young cowboys and cowgirls from throughout B.C. in competition for points and awards.
There was plenty of action on the soccer fields at Barriere Ridge last Saturday morning when numerous Barriere Youth Soccer U4 to U6 youngsters turned out to learn and practice. If you would like to learn more call (250) 672-0350 or go to Facebook:  Barriere Youth Soccer Association.

Learning the game with Youth Soccer in Barriere

There was plenty of action on the soccer fields at Barriere Ridge

There was plenty of action on the soccer fields at Barriere Ridge last Saturday morning when numerous Barriere Youth Soccer U4 to U6 youngsters turned out to learn and practice. If you would like to learn more call (250) 672-0350 or go to Facebook:  Barriere Youth Soccer Association.
The Apr. 25 luncheon and birthday celebration for Barriere and area babies born in 2016 welcomed some 16 babies to the event.  The youngsters were accompanied by parents

New beginnings for Barriere and area babies of 2016

Luncheon and birthday celebration held for Barriere and area babies born in 2016

The Apr. 25 luncheon and birthday celebration for Barriere and area babies born in 2016 welcomed some 16 babies to the event.  The youngsters were accompanied by parents
All four candidates for the Kamloops-North Thompson riding in the BC Election participated in the Barriere All Candidates Forum held in the Fall Fair Hall the evening of Apr. 27. Pictured (l-r) are Barb Nederpel of the New Democrats

Many topics at all candidates forum

All Candidates Forum hosted by Barriere Chamber for Kamloops North Thompson

All four candidates for the Kamloops-North Thompson riding in the BC Election participated in the Barriere All Candidates Forum held in the Fall Fair Hall the evening of Apr. 27. Pictured (l-r) are Barb Nederpel of the New Democrats
A student at Barriere Elementary reads through some of the information presented at one of the numerous Heritage Fair entries that were judged and displayed in the school gymnasium on Apr. 19.

Learning North Thompson Valley heritage

Barriere Elementary School Heritage Fair entries were judged and displayed on Apr. 19

A student at Barriere Elementary reads through some of the information presented at one of the numerous Heritage Fair entries that were judged and displayed in the school gymnasium on Apr. 19.
Fashion of the 1900s modelled by 2017 graduating class student Felicia Huffman.

Fashion statement made by class of 2017 at Barriere Secondary

Barriere Secondary Graduation Class of 2017 hosted Corsets to Cargos – 100 Years of Fashion

Fashion of the 1900s modelled by 2017 graduating class student Felicia Huffman.
North Thompson Star/Journal editor

Star/Journal presents Barriere Citizen of the Year to Dave Baines

Baines presented with Canada 150 medal by Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod

North Thompson Star/Journal editor
2017 ambassador candidate Emma Hamblin hams it up as she models the apron she created and painted herself in memory of longtime NTFFRA member Dick Ross.  (Below)  2017 ambassador candidate Payden Irving models her hand-painted apron amongst the crowd who were greatly enjoying the bidding process.

Apron auction brings in the dough for youth ambassador program

North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassador Program

2017 ambassador candidate Emma Hamblin hams it up as she models the apron she created and painted herself in memory of longtime NTFFRA member Dick Ross.  (Below)  2017 ambassador candidate Payden Irving models her hand-painted apron amongst the crowd who were greatly enjoying the bidding process.
BC Liberal Kamloops-North Thompson candidate Peter Milobar attended a ‘meet and greet’ in his honour at the Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce office last Saturday.  Attendees enjoyed  good food and refreshments while chatting with Milobar about issues affecting residents within the riding.  Pictured: (l-r)  Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society chair Harley Wright talking with Peter Milobar

Milobar on campaign trail in North Thompson

BC Liberal Kamloops-North Thompson candidate Peter Milobar attends a ‘meet and greet’ in Barriere

BC Liberal Kamloops-North Thompson candidate Peter Milobar attended a ‘meet and greet’ in his honour at the Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce office last Saturday.  Attendees enjoyed  good food and refreshments while chatting with Milobar about issues affecting residents within the riding.  Pictured: (l-r)  Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society chair Harley Wright talking with Peter Milobar
The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association (NTFFRA) reigning Ambassadors and newly crowned Ambassador Candidates for 2017.  (L-r)  NTFFRA 2016/2017 Vice-Ambassador Gerri-Lee Genier

Candidates step forward for North Thompson Fall Fair

North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Ambassador Candidate Program is officially underway for 2017

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association (NTFFRA) reigning Ambassadors and newly crowned Ambassador Candidates for 2017.  (L-r)  NTFFRA 2016/2017 Vice-Ambassador Gerri-Lee Genier
Star/Journal file photo: Barriere First Responders have been on site at Barriere AG Foods a number of times over the past few months asking area residents to sign a petition for paramedics to be fairly paid by being designated Essential Services in rural areas across B.C.  Pictured (seated l-r) First Responders Michelle Connelly and Anika Schultz

Barriere First Responders exceed petition requirements

Have collected signatures form over 10 per cent of registered voters in Kamloops-North Thompson electora

Star/Journal file photo: Barriere First Responders have been on site at Barriere AG Foods a number of times over the past few months asking area residents to sign a petition for paramedics to be fairly paid by being designated Essential Services in rural areas across B.C.  Pictured (seated l-r) First Responders Michelle Connelly and Anika Schultz
The Shire of Ramsgaard is located in the shining Principality of Tir Righ

The Shire of Ramsgaard battles for the Golden Fleece

Shire spends weekend at the North Thompson Fall Fair facility for their annual quest for the Golden Fleece

The Shire of Ramsgaard is located in the shining Principality of Tir Righ
A sign of spring was the heavy equipment working at the Simpcw Resources lots in the Louis Creek Industrial Park Tuesday morning.  Sources report there are plans to mine and crush gravel from the sites. Some of the product will be used for construction of the new Darfield passing lanes on Highway 5 which is scheduled to be completed this year.

Spring brings out the work crews

Heavy equipment at Simpcw Resources in Louis Creek Industrial Park to remove gravel

A sign of spring was the heavy equipment working at the Simpcw Resources lots in the Louis Creek Industrial Park Tuesday morning.  Sources report there are plans to mine and crush gravel from the sites. Some of the product will be used for construction of the new Darfield passing lanes on Highway 5 which is scheduled to be completed this year.
Cattle penning horses take a well earned break between team go-rounds while their riders watch the competition inside the North Thompson Agriplex last weekend.

Double Header cattle penning draws a full house

The BC Team Cattle Penning Association Double Header event in Barriere a sell out for competitors

Cattle penning horses take a well earned break between team go-rounds while their riders watch the competition inside the North Thompson Agriplex last weekend.
A large number Yellowhead 4-H Club members and their parents turned out last Monday afternoon to clean approximately 80 box stalls at the North Thompson Fall Fair facility.  The barn cleaning provided a good fundraiser for the Club

Spring Break spent in the barn for Yellowhead 4-H

4-H members and their parents turn out to clean 80 box stalls as a fundraiser

A large number Yellowhead 4-H Club members and their parents turned out last Monday afternoon to clean approximately 80 box stalls at the North Thompson Fall Fair facility.  The barn cleaning provided a good fundraiser for the Club
North Thompson - Logger Sports Competition and a celebration of all things that are Canadian.

North Thompson – Logger Sports Competition coming to Barriere July 1, 2017

150 years of history remade with Battle of The Axe and and a celebration of all things that are Canadian

North Thompson - Logger Sports Competition and a celebration of all things that are Canadian.
The North Thompson Fall Fair has voted to recognize ‘roosters’ as their theme animal for the annual Labour Day Weekend fall fair in Barriere.  Pictured is a handsome Silver Lace Crested Polish rooster owned by area resident Jayne D’Entremont.

It’s official – roosters take the vote!

The animal theme for the annual North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere this year will be ‘Roosters’

The North Thompson Fall Fair has voted to recognize ‘roosters’ as their theme animal for the annual Labour Day Weekend fall fair in Barriere.  Pictured is a handsome Silver Lace Crested Polish rooster owned by area resident Jayne D’Entremont.
Barriere Legion Ladies Auxiliary president Eileen Miers offers up a delicious looking lemon merengue pie during the Auxiliary’s Pie Sale held last Saturday morning at the Legion.  The annual fundraiser is a popular one for all those who enjoy tasty home baking.

Pie anyone?

Annual fundraiser is a popular one for all those who enjoy tasty home baking

Barriere Legion Ladies Auxiliary president Eileen Miers offers up a delicious looking lemon merengue pie during the Auxiliary’s Pie Sale held last Saturday morning at the Legion.  The annual fundraiser is a popular one for all those who enjoy tasty home baking.