Keith McNeill

Three snow plow trucks work together to plow a section of highway near Kamloops.

Argo hosts winter awareness meeting in Little Fort

Drivers face a $173 ticket plus three penalty points for failing to slow down and move over

Three snow plow trucks work together to plow a section of highway near Kamloops.
Barriere Secondary Senior Girls Volleyball team played at CSS in Clearwater on Nov. 10.  Pictured is Barriere’s Kiera Eustache returning the ball during play.

BSS Senior Girls play at Clearwater Secondary

Barriere Secondary Senior Girls Volleyball team played at CSS in Clearwater on Nov. 10

Barriere Secondary Senior Girls Volleyball team played at CSS in Clearwater on Nov. 10.  Pictured is Barriere’s Kiera Eustache returning the ball during play.
The Barriere Secondary Junior Girls Volleyball Team competed in Clearwater on Monday. Nov. 7.  Pictured is Barriere’s Alexandra Underhill making a serve. Coach Tiffany Bowser says the junior volleyball team have lost a few girls to the senior girls volleyball team and that Underhill was recently named the new captain of the junior girls team. “She’s shown great commitment and dedication to the team

Eyes on the ball

Underhill was recently named the new captain of the Barriere Secondary junior girls volleyball team

The Barriere Secondary Junior Girls Volleyball Team competed in Clearwater on Monday. Nov. 7.  Pictured is Barriere’s Alexandra Underhill making a serve. Coach Tiffany Bowser says the junior volleyball team have lost a few girls to the senior girls volleyball team and that Underhill was recently named the new captain of the junior girls team. “She’s shown great commitment and dedication to the team
Triple Decker Falls is one of the lesser-known and less visited falls in Wells Gray Park.

Successful season winds up for Wells Gray Riders

Wells Gray Riders Association is one of the largest clubs in the upper North Thompson

Triple Decker Falls is one of the lesser-known and less visited falls in Wells Gray Park.
Jared Bordeleau cuts a board as he helps construct a new firehall next to Little Fort Hall. The community presently houses its two firetrucks in two separate buildings

Little Fort getting new firehall

North Thompson community presently houses its two firetrucks in two separate buildings

Jared Bordeleau cuts a board as he helps construct a new firehall next to Little Fort Hall. The community presently houses its two firetrucks in two separate buildings
Barriere senior girls competed in Clearwater recently.  Pictured is Barriere’s Meghan Balatti (#5) returning the ball while team captain Kiera Eustache #12 looks on.

Barriere wins two

Barriere senior girls competed in Clearwater against CSS and Kamloops Christian School on Oct. 13

Barriere senior girls competed in Clearwater recently.  Pictured is Barriere’s Meghan Balatti (#5) returning the ball while team captain Kiera Eustache #12 looks on.

Forest managers seek to avoid unintended consequences

The moose population in the headwaters of the North Thompson River has declined to less than 100

Jake Bradley of McLure has a hard time holding on as he competes in the junior steer riding event during the North Thompson Fall Fair BCRA rodeo on the Labour Day weekend in Barriere.

Trying to make eight seconds

McLure youngster competes in the junior steer riding event at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo

Jake Bradley of McLure has a hard time holding on as he competes in the junior steer riding event during the North Thompson Fall Fair BCRA rodeo on the Labour Day weekend in Barriere.
Estelle Cleeggett of Little Fort cuddles her grand championshipwinning Netherland dwarf rabbit buck. She and her husband

Cuddles for a champion bunny

Grand championship winning Netherland dwarf rabbit buck is one of the stars at the North Thompson Fall Fair

Estelle Cleeggett of Little Fort cuddles her grand championshipwinning Netherland dwarf rabbit buck. She and her husband
Shelley Sim (l)

North Thompson trustees work together

SD73 holds school board meeting at Vavenby Primary School Oct. 3

Shelley Sim (l)
Clearwater Midget Nathen Weninger (#11) closes on the Salmon Arm goal.

Ice Hawks take on Salmon Arm

Clearwater Midgets win game at North Thompson Sportsplex 9-5.

Clearwater Midget Nathen Weninger (#11) closes on the Salmon Arm goal.
Some of the organizers of an interpretative program (l-r) Tina Donald

Barriere Elementary School students learn about nature

350 youngsters from Raft River Elementary, Barriere Elementary and Chu Chua’s Neqweyqwelsten School took part

Some of the organizers of an interpretative program (l-r) Tina Donald
Youngsters show the speed they used while taking part in the kids’ event during the Well Gray Man Tracker in Upper Clearwater the last weekend in August. Pictured are (front

Trackers seek their prey

Wells Gray Man Tracker in Upper Clearwater the last weekend in August

Youngsters show the speed they used while taking part in the kids’ event during the Well Gray Man Tracker in Upper Clearwater the last weekend in August. Pictured are (front
Dave Stutt of Chu Chua takes part in a heavy horse event during the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo. This particular event simulates horse logging and requires the team to back up and walk sideways as they thread their way through a line of pylons while pulling a load of logs.

Heavy Horse competitions held at North Thompson Fall Fair

Heavy horses show their stuff at Barriere Fall Fair

Dave Stutt of Chu Chua takes part in a heavy horse event during the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo. This particular event simulates horse logging and requires the team to back up and walk sideways as they thread their way through a line of pylons while pulling a load of logs.
Okotoks cowboy Colt Smith takes a dive in the mud during the saddle bronc event.  Heavy rain on Friday dampened the arena for most of the weekend.

SLIDESHOW: Rodeo action at the North Thompson Fall Fair

Cowboys and cowgirls from across western Canada compete at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo in Barriere on the Labour Day weekend

Okotoks cowboy Colt Smith takes a dive in the mud during the saddle bronc event.  Heavy rain on Friday dampened the arena for most of the weekend.
Hanna Wadlegger with Joey.

SLIDESHOW: North Thompson Fall Fair 2016

People from all over the southern Interior take part in the the North Thompson Fall Fair 2016 in Barriere during the Labour Day weekend

Hanna Wadlegger with Joey.

Clusko gets go-ahead for temporary logging camp in Clearwater

Clusko Properties Ltd. to build a logging camp on land it owns near Camp Two Road

Times editor Keith McNeill (l) and longtime North Thompson Valley resident Jean Nelson plan to cycle from Clearwater to Kelowna in August to promote e-Petition 297

Clearwater duo plan carbon cycle

Online petition to parliament calls for nationwide carbon fee-and-dividend to help control global warming

Times editor Keith McNeill (l) and longtime North Thompson Valley resident Jean Nelson plan to cycle from Clearwater to Kelowna in August to promote e-Petition 297

New electoral system requires referendum, says MP McLeod

73 per cent of Canadians think the federal government should not make electoral change without a national referendum

Edible horsehair lichen (left) is brown in color and was an important winter food for some First Nations groups.  Tortured horsehair lichen (right) is yellow and poisonous. The only difference appears to be a yeast that lives with the fungus and alga that make up the organism.

Three’s a company: a new look at Wila

North Thompson connection regarding study on lichens

Edible horsehair lichen (left) is brown in color and was an important winter food for some First Nations groups.  Tortured horsehair lichen (right) is yellow and poisonous. The only difference appears to be a yeast that lives with the fungus and alga that make up the organism.