Jill Hayward

Barriere Elementary hosts Halloween dance for students

Halloween came to Barriere Elementary for students last Monday

Purcha reports welder stolen from industrial park shop

Barriere contractor, Murray Purcha, reports that a commercial welder machine was stolen from his shop

Pictured (l-r) is Bullarama arena manager Ed Lebourdias

Planning to “buck in” the New Year in Barriere, B.C.

The fifth annual New Years Eve professional bull riding event and dance in the North Thompson Agriplex

Pictured (l-r) is Bullarama arena manager Ed Lebourdias
Looks like a Halloween cookout is about to get underway at the Kibble residence on Barriere Lakes Road with a happy Fall Fair scarecrow on the menu.  The community is gearing up for Halloween celebrations on Monday

Happy Halloween to everyone!

Halloween cookout is about to get underway at a residence on Barriere Lakes Road

Looks like a Halloween cookout is about to get underway at the Kibble residence on Barriere Lakes Road with a happy Fall Fair scarecrow on the menu.  The community is gearing up for Halloween celebrations on Monday
Antoon Houben

Computer technology lab available at Chamber office in Barriere

Area resident Antoon Houben offering area residents the opportunity to learn more about using a computer

Antoon Houben

Fight influenza – get your annual flu shot!

Flu shot clinics start in Barriere Nov. 10, 9:30 to 3:30 at the Senior's Hall

Staff at the North Thompson Star/Journal were in a whirlwind of sorting through newspaper archives last Monday as they packed everything up in preparation for a move downstairs to the old Barriere Chamber office below the current Star/Journal office.  Staff say they

Star/Journal moving downstairs

No more stairs for Star/Journal customers to climb

Staff at the North Thompson Star/Journal were in a whirlwind of sorting through newspaper archives last Monday as they packed everything up in preparation for a move downstairs to the old Barriere Chamber office below the current Star/Journal office.  Staff say they
The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association (NTFFRA) held a general meeting in the fall fair hall Oct. 19 to hear reports from their convenors and fall fair organizers regarding this year’s Labour Day weekend event.  Top of the agenda however was a visit from the new NTFFRA 2016/2017 Ambassadors.  Ambassadors Sara Sabyan and Vice Ambassador Geri-Lee Genier greeted the membership and gave an overview of the events they have recently attended

Fall Fair members welcome new NTFFRA Ambassadors

North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association (NTFFRA) introduce new Ambassadors to membership

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association (NTFFRA) held a general meeting in the fall fair hall Oct. 19 to hear reports from their convenors and fall fair organizers regarding this year’s Labour Day weekend event.  Top of the agenda however was a visit from the new NTFFRA 2016/2017 Ambassadors.  Ambassadors Sara Sabyan and Vice Ambassador Geri-Lee Genier greeted the membership and gave an overview of the events they have recently attended
The Oct. 20 Barriere Senior’s Wellness Fair at the Ridge was filled with informative speakers

Senior’s Wellness Fair served up useful information along with plenty of good food

The Oct. 20 Barriere Senior’s Wellness Fair at the Ridge was filled with informative speakers

The Oct. 20 Barriere Senior’s Wellness Fair at the Ridge was filled with informative speakers
The Church of St Paul Thrift Shop in Barriere is currently packed to the brim with all manner of gifts

ChurchThrift Store in Barriere planning ‘Blow Out Sale’

Church of St Paul Thrift Shop in Barriere is currently packed to the brim with all manner of items and clothing

The Church of St Paul Thrift Shop in Barriere is currently packed to the brim with all manner of gifts
Barriere IDA staffer Jill Coridor models one of the many Halloween masks and accessories available at the store.  There is also a wide selection of costume necessities and of course plenty of candy for trick or treaters.

Getting ready for Halloween in Barriere

Halloween is just around the corner and so is the Barriere IDA with a large stock of Halloween paraphernalia

Barriere IDA staffer Jill Coridor models one of the many Halloween masks and accessories available at the store.  There is also a wide selection of costume necessities and of course plenty of candy for trick or treaters.
This is a great time of year for using a smoker to put away fish

Are you ready to make jerky in your smoker?

This is a great time of year for using a smoker to put away fish, game or domestic meats

This is a great time of year for using a smoker to put away fish
Looks like the new truck pullout under construction on the Yellowhead Highwayin McLure will also have a toilet.  Work continues on the highway upgrade with minimal delays for commuters.

Pit stop for truckers on the Yellowhead Highway at McLure

Work continues on new highway upgrade with minimal delays for commuters

Looks like the new truck pullout under construction on the Yellowhead Highwayin McLure will also have a toilet.  Work continues on the highway upgrade with minimal delays for commuters.
This young mule deer is just one of many that are out and about at lower elevations in the North Thompson Valley at this time of year.  Drivers are urged to use caution from dusk to dawn when traveling as a number of deer have recently been killed on the highway.  Drive aware –  and stay safe.

They’re out and about

Drivers are urged to use caution from dusk to dawn

This young mule deer is just one of many that are out and about at lower elevations in the North Thompson Valley at this time of year.  Drivers are urged to use caution from dusk to dawn when traveling as a number of deer have recently been killed on the highway.  Drive aware –  and stay safe.

Barriere Community Consultative Group meets Sept. 8 – all welcome

Meetings provide line of direct communication between RCMP detachment and its community

(l-r) Sun Peaks Mayor Al Raine and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake participated in the 67th annual North Thompson Fall Fair Parade and officiated at the opening of the event in the rodeo arena on Saturday

Lake and Raine participate in North Thompson Fall Fair parade

Sun Peaks Mayor Al Raine and MLA Terry Lake participated in the 67th annual North Thompson Fall Fair

(l-r) Sun Peaks Mayor Al Raine and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake participated in the 67th annual North Thompson Fall Fair Parade and officiated at the opening of the event in the rodeo arena on Saturday

Local Legion hosting 2016 passing of the Gavel

Barriere’s Royal Canadian Legion will be hosting the 2016 International Gavel Passing

The Thunder Alley 9th Annual Stomp’n Toy Run waiting to head out from the parking lot in front of AG Foods last Saturday.  Well over 50 bikes took part in the event.

Stomp’n Toy Run brings in $8273

Thunder Alley 9th Annual Stomp’n Toy Run took place in Barriere Aug. 27

The Thunder Alley 9th Annual Stomp’n Toy Run waiting to head out from the parking lot in front of AG Foods last Saturday.  Well over 50 bikes took part in the event.

Splash pad is open in Barriere

The ‘Splash In The Past’ is now open in Barriere after eight years of fundraising

McLeod is pictured using a power point presentation at the meeting.

McLeod holds info meeting in Barriere

Kamloops-Thompson-Caribou Minister of Parliament Cathy McLeod hosts meeting in Barriere

McLeod is pictured using a power point presentation at the meeting.