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Premier David Eby announces state of emergency in B.C. on Aug. 18, 2023. (Black Press Media graphic)

BREAKING: B.C. declares state of emergency over wildfires

The declaration comes as the province sees its worst wildfire season on record

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022, ahead of the funeral service for the late Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Trudeau meets with UK prime minister, other world leaders ahead of queen’s funeral

PM brushed off question around reconsidering Canada’s ties to the monarchy

(The Canadian Press)

B.C. VOTES 2020 MAP: Provincial election results, riding by riding

B.C. likely won’t know which party – NDP, Liberals or Greens – will be leading the province for weeks

BC Liberals Leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC Greens Sonia Furstenau, BC NDP John Horgan (The Canadian Press photos)
BC Liberals Leader Andrew Wilkinson, BC Greens Sonia Furstenau, BC NDP John Horgan (The Canadian Press photos)
What are Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates and campaigns up to?

What are Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates and campaigns up to?

We check in with the candidates to see what they are up to

What are Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo candidates and campaigns up to?
(Elections Canada photo)

Polls now open in Canada’s 2019 federal election

Which party will be chosen to form the next government?

(Elections Canada photo)
Advance votes up 33.6 per cent in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo
Advance votes up 33.6 per cent in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo
Bill Kershaw                                File photo:
Bill Kershaw                                File photo:
After serving on council for the District of Barriere since 2007, Ward Stamer will now be sitting in the mayor’s chair.                                File photo:

Ward Stamer wins Barriere mayor’s seat with 70 per cent of the votes

District of Barriere mayor and council elected for a four year term on Saturday, Oct 20, 2018

After serving on council for the District of Barriere since 2007, Ward Stamer will now be sitting in the mayor’s chair.                                File photo:
Voting day is Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Barriere Ridge 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

ELECTION DAY: Polls are closed in Barriere

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
Voting day is Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Barriere Ridge 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Infrastructure, housing and attracting businesses were major themes at Barriere’s All Candidates Forum

Infrastructure, housing and attracting businesses were major themes at Barriere’s All Candidates Forum

Dozens of Barriere area residents poured in the North Thompson Fall Fair…

Infrastructure, housing and attracting businesses were major themes at Barriere’s All Candidates Forum
Councillor Mike Fennell is running for mayor in Barriere. File photo.

Mike Fennell is running for mayor in Barriere

‘I have no agenda other than doing what is best for Barriere’

Councillor Mike Fennell is running for mayor in Barriere. File photo.
Councillor Ward Stamer is running for mayor of Barriere. Submitted photo.

Ward Stamer is running for mayor in Barriere

‘Make Barriere a better place to live’

Councillor Ward Stamer is running for mayor of Barriere. Submitted photo.
Candidates officially declared for District of Barriere, TNRD and School District 73

Candidates officially declared for District of Barriere, TNRD and School District 73

Official candidates for the District of Barriere, for the Thompson-Nicola Regional District…

Candidates officially declared for District of Barriere, TNRD and School District 73
Wells Gray Search and Rescue volunteers Sharon Dhillon (l) and Rowena Muglich prepare to evacuate. Note the large wheel attached underneath the stretcher.

Search and Rescue extricates injured hiker

Dislocated kneecap leaves well-known Clearwater hiker waiting to be rescued

Wells Gray Search and Rescue volunteers Sharon Dhillon (l) and Rowena Muglich prepare to evacuate. Note the large wheel attached underneath the stretcher.
Blackpool Fire Department says thanks for the support

Blackpool Fire Department says thanks for the support

The worst of times brings out the best in our communities

  • Aug 10, 2017
Blackpool Fire Department says thanks for the support
Clearwater RCMP warn of scammers

Clearwater RCMP warn of scammers

People going door-to-door, claiming to be peace officers

Clearwater RCMP warn of scammers
BC Hydro repairs equipment and credits bills

BC Hydro repairs equipment and credits bills

BC Hydro is working to repair more than 900 pieces of equipment damanged in wildfires.

BC Hydro repairs equipment and credits bills
A tongue of the Thuya Lake fire southwest of Little Fort works its way downhill on Friday afternoon, getting perilously close to the BC Hydro power-line that services the upper North Thompson Valley. During the wildfires of 2003 the power-line was cut south of Barriere, leaving the valley without power for some time. Now it is being threatened with being cut south of Little Fort. Having adequate electricity would be important for keeping Clearwater’s and other water systems charged to help combat any fire inside a community. In the foreground is one of two helicopters that were dropping buckets of water on the blaze. The photo was taken from the Little Fort ferry using a telephoto lens.

UPDATED: Fire threatens valley’s lifeline

The only power-line into the upper North Thompson Valley threatened by Thuya Lake fire

A tongue of the Thuya Lake fire southwest of Little Fort works its way downhill on Friday afternoon, getting perilously close to the BC Hydro power-line that services the upper North Thompson Valley. During the wildfires of 2003 the power-line was cut south of Barriere, leaving the valley without power for some time. Now it is being threatened with being cut south of Little Fort. Having adequate electricity would be important for keeping Clearwater’s and other water systems charged to help combat any fire inside a community. In the foreground is one of two helicopters that were dropping buckets of water on the blaze. The photo was taken from the Little Fort ferry using a telephoto lens.
Clearwater resident Jim Jones is a forest protection officer.

Fire information meeting warns of winds this weekend

Cold front forecast to pass over much of B.C. on Saturday afternoon

Clearwater resident Jim Jones is a forest protection officer.