Jill Hayward

Barriere Search and Rescue mobilized to help injured jet skiers

Barriere SAR received an emergency call out from BC Ambulance the afternoon of Aug. 11, 2016

Pictured is volunteer teddy bear doctor  Beverly Murphy checking out a much loved  stuffie

Waiting for the teddy bear doctor to make her diagnosis

Over 30 youngsters turned out for the free Teddy Bear Picnic at the North Thompson Fairgrounds in Barriere

Pictured is volunteer teddy bear doctor  Beverly Murphy checking out a much loved  stuffie
Youngsters found the hula hoop station at the Teddy Bear Picnic on the fairgrounds in Barriere last Saturday to be great entertainment. According to Wikipedia

Hula hooping at the Teddy Bear picnic in Barriere

Teddy Bear Picnic on the North Thompson fairgrounds in Barriere draws families

Youngsters found the hula hoop station at the Teddy Bear Picnic on the fairgrounds in Barriere last Saturday to be great entertainment. According to Wikipedia

Barriere residents speak out about their community

Time for local officials such as the municipality and local police, to sit up and take notice

Work is well underway on Highway 5 between McLure and Vinsulla for construction of a 2.2-kilometre northbound passing lane and a commercial vehicle pullout with  toilet facilities.  The $2.63 million project will improve safety and traffic flow along this corridor.  During construction

Slow down in construction zone on Highway 5 near McLure and Vinsulla

The $2.63 million project will improve safety and traffic flow along this corridor

Work is well underway on Highway 5 between McLure and Vinsulla for construction of a 2.2-kilometre northbound passing lane and a commercial vehicle pullout with  toilet facilities.  The $2.63 million project will improve safety and traffic flow along this corridor.  During construction
The North Thomson Fall Fair and Rodeo runs Sept. 3 - 5

Zucchini races featured at Fall Fair entry office kick-off event on Aug. 18 in Barriere

Get into the North Thompson Fall Fair mood with hot dogs, balloons, zucchini races

The North Thomson Fall Fair and Rodeo runs Sept. 3 - 5

Surprise party for Carman Smith’s 80th held at Barriere Forks Park

Smith and his wife have lived in Barriere since they were married 52 years ago

Emergency responders start to clean up the site of a two vehicle head on crash in Louis Creek Friday

No fatalities reported in Louis Creek accident July 29

Serious head on accident on Highway 5 at Louis Creek south of Barriere

Emergency responders start to clean up the site of a two vehicle head on crash in Louis Creek Friday
This appears to be a Half-Black Bumble Bee (Bombus Vagans) photographed at Barriere Forks Park on July 23

Are you counting bumble bees?

Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count are asking people to photograph bees in their communities

This appears to be a Half-Black Bumble Bee (Bombus Vagans) photographed at Barriere Forks Park on July 23
Clearwater residents Keith McNeil and Jean Nelson completed their first leg of a 350km carbon cycle at the Bear Radio Station in Barriere the afternoon of Wednesday

First stop on 350km carbon cycle is Barriere

Cycling to promote a nationwide carbon fee-and-dividend to help control global warming

Clearwater residents Keith McNeil and Jean Nelson completed their first leg of a 350km carbon cycle at the Bear Radio Station in Barriere the afternoon of Wednesday

Staying safe is a lot tougher than it used to be on our highways

Travellers are far from entertained by the crazy antics of people who supposedly hold a current drivers licence

Get your entries in early to NT Fall Fair – win your entry fees back

One lucky exhibitor at the annual North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere will be receiving their entry fees back in cash

Roadwork to create passing lanes on the Yellowhead Highway was getting started last Thursday.  Travelers are advised that there will be some delays as work progresses for those commuting back and forth from Kamloops.

Roadwork started on Yellowhead at McLure

Roadwork to create passing lanes on the Yellowhead Highway was getting started last Thursday

Roadwork to create passing lanes on the Yellowhead Highway was getting started last Thursday.  Travelers are advised that there will be some delays as work progresses for those commuting back and forth from Kamloops.
Thompson Valley Players drama week summer camp facilitator Natasha Hollowaychuk

Drama week at Summer Camp thanks to Thompson Valley Players

Summer Camp program runs at the Barriere Ridge, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., until Aug. 12

Thompson Valley Players drama week summer camp facilitator Natasha Hollowaychuk
The new well being installed for the District of Barriere in Bradford Park was being tested last week for the condition of the water and the amount of water (gallons per minute) as per Interior Health requirements.  Just one more step in the process of installing this new addition to the community’s water supply.

New Barriere well under construction

New well being installed for District of Barriere in Bradford Park

The new well being installed for the District of Barriere in Bradford Park was being tested last week for the condition of the water and the amount of water (gallons per minute) as per Interior Health requirements.  Just one more step in the process of installing this new addition to the community’s water supply.
Well known Elvis tribute artist

Listen to the music of Elvis

The Canadian Bluemoon Elvis Festival returned to Barriere for the second year in a row

Well known Elvis tribute artist
Freshly painted white and yellow lines along Barriere Town Road

Line painting goes awry for District of Barriere

What started out to be a regular work week for District of Barriere staff soon took a crooked turn

Freshly painted white and yellow lines along Barriere Town Road
A young bald eagle clings to the top of a tall tree in the wind during one of the thunder storms the area has been experiencing over the past few weeks.

Any place in a storm good enough for young eagle

Bracing against the wind during one of the thunder storms this area has been experiencing recently

A young bald eagle clings to the top of a tall tree in the wind during one of the thunder storms the area has been experiencing over the past few weeks.
Kidz Camp youth learning to kayak July 14  on Latremouille Lake

Fish and Game Society teach kids more than fishing

North Thompson Fish and Game Society partner with BC Wildlife Federation for Kidz Camp

Kidz Camp youth learning to kayak July 14  on Latremouille Lake
Virginia Laveau

Barriere resident wins writing award presented at the Interior Authors Group summer social

Virginia Laveau, of Barriere, has received one of two Dr. Robert and Elma Schemenauer Writing Awards

Virginia Laveau