Jill Hayward

Police track down stolen scooter for Barriere senior

80-year-old man’s electric scooter stolen from outside senior's residence

This is the season of helping others

Don’t forget the Knitten Mitten Tree

The Knitten Mitten Tree at Interior Savings collects warm hats, gloves, scarves

This is the season of helping others
The Junior Boys Cougar Classic was played in Barriere last weekend with Barriere taking a hard fought third place.  Pictured is Aaron VanSickle with the ball

Barriere Secondary Junior Boys take 3rd in Cougar Classic

The Cougar Classic basketball tournaments at Barriere Secondary started last weekend

The Junior Boys Cougar Classic was played in Barriere last weekend with Barriere taking a hard fought third place.  Pictured is Aaron VanSickle with the ball
Senior Boys Basketball team will be selling fresh cut trees right here in Barriere over the next few weeks.

‘Tis the season to buy a Christmas tree in Barriere

Senior Boys Basketball team will be selling fresh cut trees right here in Barriere

Senior Boys Basketball team will be selling fresh cut trees right here in Barriere over the next few weeks.
(L-r) Jessie Maisonneuve

Brushes of Barriere gather on Fridays at the Ridge

New area group called Brushes of Barriere and are welcoming others to participate

(L-r) Jessie Maisonneuve
Brandon Evans with his young son Luke.

Local man injured in car accident – crowd funding launched

28-year-old Barriere father was seriously injured in a single motor vehicle accident

Brandon Evans with his young son Luke.
A competitor during last Saturday’s Skins Game at the Barriere Curling Club was one of many curling enthusiasts who came out for the day to enjoy the sport and the company.  Some eight teams

Curlers know how to find Barriere

Eight teams, made up of local and Kamloops players turned out for the fun event.

A competitor during last Saturday’s Skins Game at the Barriere Curling Club was one of many curling enthusiasts who came out for the day to enjoy the sport and the company.  Some eight teams
The Barriere Bridge is once again undergoing repairs and causing some delay for Highway 5 travelers.  Expectations are the repair work will be completed by the second week of December.

Construction delays on Barriere bridge

The Barriere Bridge is once again undergoing repairs and causing some delay

The Barriere Bridge is once again undergoing repairs and causing some delay for Highway 5 travelers.  Expectations are the repair work will be completed by the second week of December.
A bullrider hustles to get out of the way after being bucked off an S&E Bucking Bull during the New Year’s Eve Bullarama in 2015 at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere.

40 bulls coming to Barriere to buck in the New Year

Bulls have to be top athletes to buck in a Canadian Bullriders sanctioned event

A bullrider hustles to get out of the way after being bucked off an S&E Bucking Bull during the New Year’s Eve Bullarama in 2015 at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere.
A competitor lines up his rock during last weekend’s Skins Game at the Barriere Curling Rink.  Approximately eight teams participated made up of local and Kamloops players.  A great time was had by all

Lining up the shot

Skins Game well supported at Barriere Curling Rink

A competitor lines up his rock during last weekend’s Skins Game at the Barriere Curling Rink.  Approximately eight teams participated made up of local and Kamloops players.  A great time was had by all

40 bulls arriving in Barriere to buck in the New Year

Bulls and cowboys arriving in Barriere to buck in the New Year in the North Thompson Agriplex

Cemetery fees tabled, and $5000 for tourism

Highlights from the District of Barriere council regular meeting held Nov. 21

Local resident Liz Gilbertson provided a smiling welcome to area women who took advantage of the Screening Mammography Van that was in Barriere Last week on Nov. 9

A welcoming smile at the mammography van

Cheerful volunteer greeted women who took advantage of the Screening Mammography Van in Barriere

Local resident Liz Gilbertson provided a smiling welcome to area women who took advantage of the Screening Mammography Van that was in Barriere Last week on Nov. 9
Pictured (l-r):  MLA Terry Lake presenting to Shawn and Suzie Fadear

Barriere Timber Mart takes Business of the Year Award

Timber Mart owners, Shawn and Suzie Fadear, accompanied by they staff received plaques and awards

Pictured (l-r):  MLA Terry Lake presenting to Shawn and Suzie Fadear

Business as usual at the Star/Journal

New office, computers, telephones, and new ideas to provide quality service to our advertisers, subscribers and constant readers

Pictured is the supermoon over the North Thompson in the Louis Creek area on Nov. 14

Supermoon over the North Thompson Valley

On Monday, Nov. 14, the distance between the Earth and the moon reached its shortest point

Pictured is the supermoon over the North Thompson in the Louis Creek area on Nov. 14
Pictured are (l-r) First responders Steve Brunner and Doug Bourque serving up the spaghetti during the Nov. 7 fundraiser.

Spaghetti for all dished up by Barriere First Responders

Barriere First Responders held a spaghetti fundraiser on Nov. 7, in the Legion basement hall

Pictured are (l-r) First responders Steve Brunner and Doug Bourque serving up the spaghetti during the Nov. 7 fundraiser.
Pictured are members and directors of the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society attending their annual general meeting on Oct. 27 at the Ridge in Barriere.

LNTCFS offering $130,000 in grants and awards

Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society gives back to area communities

Pictured are members and directors of the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society attending their annual general meeting on Oct. 27 at the Ridge in Barriere.
Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Barriere Timber Mart has been voted the 2016 Business of the Year.  Owners Shawn and Suzie Fadear built the store from scratch and opened it in 2010.  The Fadears

Congratulations to Timber Mart, 2016 Barriere Business of the Year

Shawn and Suzie Fadear built the store from scratch and opened it in 2010

Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Barriere Timber Mart has been voted the 2016 Business of the Year.  Owners Shawn and Suzie Fadear built the store from scratch and opened it in 2010.  The Fadears
The Barriere Farmer’s Market has held it’s last outdoor event for the year.  Starting Nov. 19 the market will be moving indoors to the Barriere Senior’s Hall for the months of November through the beginning of April.  Markets will be running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 19

Barriere outdoor Farmer’s Market moving inside for winter

The Barriere Farmer’s Market has held it’s last outdoor event for the year

The Barriere Farmer’s Market has held it’s last outdoor event for the year.  Starting Nov. 19 the market will be moving indoors to the Barriere Senior’s Hall for the months of November through the beginning of April.  Markets will be running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 19