Keith McNeill

Barrere’s  Alex Underhill takes the ball while Jordan Genier runs defence.

Barriere girls at tourney in Clearwater

Barriere Secondary School soccer girls compete in Clearwater

Barrere’s  Alex Underhill takes the ball while Jordan Genier runs defence.
Clearwater Secondary School girls soccer player Keltie Arndt takes the ball up the field during a game against Fort St. James on May 5.

SLIDESHOW: Clearwater hosts girls soccer tournament

Teams from all over B.C. compete in girls soccer tournament at Clearwater Secondary School on May 5/6

Clearwater Secondary School girls soccer player Keltie Arndt takes the ball up the field during a game against Fort St. James on May 5.
Scott Larsen

Learning the ropes

Third biannual Southern Interior Rope Exercise (SIRE) held on the cliffs above Blackpool

Scott Larsen

Public input sought on Geopark proposal for North Thompson

Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors has approved a public assent process

All rural landowners

Program targets invasive plants

Help stop the environmental damage and economic losses caused by aquatic and terrestrial invasive species

All rural landowners
Flagman Dan Quast controls traffic on Highway 5 as work got underway on the new passing lane at Darfield.

Passing lane underway at Darfield

Work is underway on the new passing lane at Darfield on Highway 5

Flagman Dan Quast controls traffic on Highway 5 as work got underway on the new passing lane at Darfield.
A gaping hole marks the spot where a car crashed into an Abbotsford hotel room on Saturday night. Two Clearwater women were sleeping inside but appear to have suffered only minor injuries.

Car crashes into Abbotsford hotel room, injures two Clearwater women

Mother and daughter appear to have suffered only minor injuries after rude awakening

A gaping hole marks the spot where a car crashed into an Abbotsford hotel room on Saturday night. Two Clearwater women were sleeping inside but appear to have suffered only minor injuries.
(L-r) BC Timber Sales representatives Frank Kolhberger and Jessica Gunn talk about issues with North Thompson Valley resident Larry Young during a forest stewardship plan open house held March 15.

Open house looks at forest stewardship plans

Forestry might be the North Thompson Valley’s biggest industry

(L-r) BC Timber Sales representatives Frank Kolhberger and Jessica Gunn talk about issues with North Thompson Valley resident Larry Young during a forest stewardship plan open house held March 15.
Map gives some of the details of the proposed Trans Mountain expansion project. The pipeline is already twinned through Jasper. A second pipe would be installed from north of Valemount Darfield. An existing second pipe from Darfield to Black Pines would be reactivated.

Pipeline expansion project will have big impact

Trans Mountain expansion project will present major challenges and opportunities for North Thompson businesses

Map gives some of the details of the proposed Trans Mountain expansion project. The pipeline is already twinned through Jasper. A second pipe would be installed from north of Valemount Darfield. An existing second pipe from Darfield to Black Pines would be reactivated.
Kenny Nesbit and Brayden Ive of the Barriere Volunteer Fire Department advance on a burning dumpster fire while Blackpool firefighter Mike Langenhan prepares to support the lid with a pike pole. (Below) Barriere firefighter Jason Ficke of the Barriere Volunteer Fire Department uses a pike pole to hold up a dumpster lid while Blackpool firefighter Mike Langenhan extinguishes the fire inside.

Live fire exercise teaches firefighting skills

40 volunteer firefighters from departments in Pritchard, Barriere, Little Fort, Blackpool, Vavenby and Blue River took part

Kenny Nesbit and Brayden Ive of the Barriere Volunteer Fire Department advance on a burning dumpster fire while Blackpool firefighter Mike Langenhan prepares to support the lid with a pike pole. (Below) Barriere firefighter Jason Ficke of the Barriere Volunteer Fire Department uses a pike pole to hold up a dumpster lid while Blackpool firefighter Mike Langenhan extinguishes the fire inside.
Firefighters put out a flaming pile of pallets during a live fire exercise next to Blackpool firehall on Sunday

SLIDESHOW: Live fire

About 40 volunteer firefighters from as far away as Pritchard gather at Blackpool firehall for a live fire practice

Firefighters put out a flaming pile of pallets during a live fire exercise next to Blackpool firehall on Sunday
Dr. Catherine Tarasoff (l) speaks with North Thompson Valley resident Joan Mumford during a workshop about invasive species during a workshop held at Dutch Lake Community Centre in Clearwater on March 7. Tarasoff is particularly concerned about Japanese knotweed after a patch of it was found near Dutch Lake recently.

Knotweed warning

Japanese knotweed, considered an invasive species, was found near Dutch Lake recently

Dr. Catherine Tarasoff (l) speaks with North Thompson Valley resident Joan Mumford during a workshop about invasive species during a workshop held at Dutch Lake Community Centre in Clearwater on March 7. Tarasoff is particularly concerned about Japanese knotweed after a patch of it was found near Dutch Lake recently.
Blackpool resident Wes Morden (l) talks with Barbara Nederpel

Nederpel calls for fair deal for working people

NDP candidate says Kamloops-North Thompson has the most severe doctor shortage in B.C

Blackpool resident Wes Morden (l) talks with Barbara Nederpel
This photo was taken in the same closed area and shows multiple snowmobile tracks and what appears to be a former caribou bedding ground in the lower right.

Blue River caribou patrols to continue

Patrols looking for snowmobilers going into areas closed for caribou habitat near Blue River will continue

This photo was taken in the same closed area and shows multiple snowmobile tracks and what appears to be a former caribou bedding ground in the lower right.
Two extra-wide loads rest in the pullout near Wolf’s Corner south of Clearwater on Saturday. The two electrical buildings were bound for Merritt. Early Sunday morning they were taken via Highway 24 to Highway 97

Too big for Barriere River bridge

Early Sunday morning extra-wide loads taken via Highway 24 to Highway 97

Two extra-wide loads rest in the pullout near Wolf’s Corner south of Clearwater on Saturday. The two electrical buildings were bound for Merritt. Early Sunday morning they were taken via Highway 24 to Highway 97
Rotary Richard (centre) appears to be ice-fishing on Dutch Lake. In the background are Brendan Chrystall of Barriere and Hunter Loewen of Darfield. The plywood cutout was placed on the lake two weeks ago. People are invited to guess when the ice will go out (as measured by a rock at Richard’s feet falling through

Rotary Richard waiting for spring

Rotary Richard appears to be ice-fishing on Dutch Lake while he waits for the ice to melt

Rotary Richard (centre) appears to be ice-fishing on Dutch Lake. In the background are Brendan Chrystall of Barriere and Hunter Loewen of Darfield. The plywood cutout was placed on the lake two weeks ago. People are invited to guess when the ice will go out (as measured by a rock at Richard’s feet falling through
Barriere curlers show the style that won them second in the C event at the ladies bonspiel in Clearwater last weekend. Pictured are (l-r) Val Aylward

Barriere ladies curl with style

Barriere curlers show the style that won them second in the C event at the ladies bonspiel in Clearwater

Barriere curlers show the style that won them second in the C event at the ladies bonspiel in Clearwater last weekend. Pictured are (l-r) Val Aylward

Kinder Morgan talks about plans for Trans Mountain

Just under 40 people turned out in Barriere on Feb. 21, to hear what Kinder Morgan had to say

Theresa Robinson

Competing at a bonspiel in Clearwater

Theresa Robinson throws the rock as she takes part in the ladies’ bonspiel in Clearwater

Theresa Robinson
Photograph shows the location of an avalanche in the Renshaw area east of McBride that killed five people in January

Avalanche Canada reviews snow-slide fatalities

Outreach program to six communities included on-snow safety demonstrations as well as presentations

Photograph shows the location of an avalanche in the Renshaw area east of McBride that killed five people in January