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Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

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Barriere – are you ready to show off your green thumb?

Don’t forget Barriere Blooms Contest entry deadline is Aug. 7

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Is there a better time to go to the dump?

TNRD seeking feedback on hours of operation at waste management facilities

Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer is running for the Conservative Nominee in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. He is pictured here speaking with members of the audience at a Candidate Public Meeting held in the Barriere Lions Hall the evening of July 28. Members of the Conservative Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding will be voting online starting Aug. 6 - 9, 2021, to choose who will be representing them in the next Federal election. (Jill Hayward photo)

Stamer holds public meeting before Conservative Candidate vote set for Aug. 6 -9

Ward Stamer is running to be selected as the Conservative Nominee in…

Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer is running for the Conservative Nominee in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. He is pictured here speaking with members of the audience at a Candidate Public Meeting held in the Barriere Lions Hall the evening of July 28. Members of the Conservative Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding will be voting online starting Aug. 6 - 9, 2021, to choose who will be representing them in the next Federal election. (Jill Hayward photo)
British Columbia roadside workers in a Cone Zone. (Road Safety At Work photo)

Busier roads put roadside workers at greater risk in the North Thompson

“Roadside work is a dangerous job,” says Louise Yako, program director for…

British Columbia roadside workers in a Cone Zone. (Road Safety At Work photo)
Known as “The Backyard Astronomer”, Gary Boyle is an astronomy educator, guest speaker and monthly columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. (Boyle photo)

The Backyard Astronomer: Dog Days of Summer

By Gary Boyle The Backyard Astronomer July and August are typically deemed…

  • Jul 31, 2021
Known as “The Backyard Astronomer”, Gary Boyle is an astronomy educator, guest speaker and monthly columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. (Boyle photo)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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Prizes for pots, pins, putts and placing

I am proof positive that you can have a very bad game…

  • Jul 29, 2021
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North Thompson Valley residents will be able to snap their Buy BC Photo Contest photographs at the North Thompson Fall Fair Drive Thru on Saturday, Sept. 4, at the fairgrounds in Barriere, where they will find numerous opportunities to compose that prize winning photo. (Metro Creative)

BC Fairs launches photo contest with Buy BC

Fairgoers in British Columbia can have some extra fun at B.C. fairs…

North Thompson Valley residents will be able to snap their Buy BC Photo Contest photographs at the North Thompson Fall Fair Drive Thru on Saturday, Sept. 4, at the fairgrounds in Barriere, where they will find numerous opportunities to compose that prize winning photo. (Metro Creative)
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Clearwater RCMP attended highway accidents

A 51-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday, July 24.

  • Jul 29, 2021
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Libraries are so much more than books…

To the Editor: I got this idea from a library journal and…

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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

What about mirrorless cameras?

  • Jul 29, 2021
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The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
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Mounties respond to vehicle theft in progress

Man and woman accused of breaking into cabins and trailers in McLure now charged criminally

  • Jul 28, 2021
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Warren Maclennan and his grandson Tyne Maclennan stand with the tractor and hay baler Maclennan drove to the protest held on July 10, 2006. Maclennan is a local farmer against proposed uranium exploration. (File photo)

Valley residents protest uranium exploration

In 2006, residents of the North Thompson Valley rallied against a proposed…

  • Jul 25, 2021
Warren Maclennan and his grandson Tyne Maclennan stand with the tractor and hay baler Maclennan drove to the protest held on July 10, 2006. Maclennan is a local farmer against proposed uranium exploration. (File photo)
Susan Bondar, Leslee Lucy, Eileen Whitehead and Marie Gray are shown enjoying a Ladies Golf Hawaiian Fun Night at Chinook Cove Ladies Golf July 13. (Leslie Stirling photo)

Ladies have a smokin’ good time

Turkey dinner with all the fixings. What can I say? Wonderful, marvelous,…

  • Jul 24, 2021
Susan Bondar, Leslee Lucy, Eileen Whitehead and Marie Gray are shown enjoying a Ladies Golf Hawaiian Fun Night at Chinook Cove Ladies Golf July 13. (Leslie Stirling photo)
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Good news on the Embleton Mountain wildfire front

Whitecroft residents can return home as evacuation order has been downgraded to an evacuation alert

  • Jul 23, 2021
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New training opportunities for people to help seniors

People in B.C. now have more support to start a career working…

  • Jul 23, 2021
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The continuing heat wave is challenging for the elderly who are more likely to live alone, have possible difficulties drinking lots of water, are less able to detect their body is overheating, may live in a home that does not offer air conditioning or good cross ventilation, have difficulty accessing cool parts of their house such as the basement and have greater overall health frailty. (Metro Creative photo)

Seniors’ Advocate offers tips for managing summer heat

The continuing heat wave is challenging for the elderly who are more…

  • Jul 23, 2021
The continuing heat wave is challenging for the elderly who are more likely to live alone, have possible difficulties drinking lots of water, are less able to detect their body is overheating, may live in a home that does not offer air conditioning or good cross ventilation, have difficulty accessing cool parts of their house such as the basement and have greater overall health frailty. (Metro Creative photo)