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Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)

Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

From pets to wildlife, BC SPCA offers animal education programs geared to youth

BC SPCA offering virtual spring break camps, workshops and school presentations

The Barriere Outdoor Club’s ski and snowshoe trails at the Barriere Forks Trails had plenty of snow last week, and thanks to the club’s groomer, Steve Rainer, the trails were reported to be in great shape (Mary MacLennan photo)

Outdoor ski and snowshoe trails ready at Barriere Forks

New signs and freshly groomed ski and snowshoe trails are ready and…

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Heart Stroke takes Heart Month fundraiser 100% online

Door-to-door Canvass goes virtual as pandemic accelerates digital innovations

  • Feb 24, 2021
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Table 1: All Student Completion Rates 2012-2013 to 2019-2020

Completion rates for SD73 students continue to improve

By Diana Skolund School District 73 Completion rates for students in School…

  • Feb 25, 2021
Table 1: All Student Completion Rates 2012-2013 to 2019-2020
There is a pleasing and exciting diversity of lenses waiting for each photographer to choose as they explore and create within the stimulating medium of photography – it’s all about the glass. (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

It’s all about the glass

  • Feb 25, 2021
There is a pleasing and exciting diversity of lenses waiting for each photographer to choose as they explore and create within the stimulating medium of photography – it’s all about the glass. (John Enman photo)
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Holiday lights in West Kelowna
The Kelowna Capital News team plants a tree for Earth Day
Cougar caught on camera in Lake Country
Snow blankets Kelowna
Barriere Anti-Violence Society logo

Barriere Elementary and Anti-Violence Advocates join to bring relationship program to curriculum

Empathy Project guides elementary students down a path of pursuing respectful, healthy relationships

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(L-r) Barriere and District Seniors’ Society president Monica Ireland is shown presenting the $2500 cheque to Jeffery Carl. (Photos by Mary Lou Jones)

$2500 goes to Barriere Seniors’ 50/50 raffle winner

Barriere and District Seniors’ Society 50/50 Fundraiser Raffle winner Jeffery Carl is…

(L-r) Barriere and District Seniors’ Society president Monica Ireland is shown presenting the $2500 cheque to Jeffery Carl. (Photos by Mary Lou Jones)
Within a network of backroads that sprawl across Western Canada, Barriere, B.C. is ground zero for “hotshotting” – moving time sensitive loads as quickly as possible – which brings about a special breed of independent truckers who will haul anything, anywhere, at any time. Big Donny Kleinfelder commands a ragtag crew of drivers who are rough around the edges, but experts at navigating treacherous backroads to reach remote businesses that urgently need their cargo. Stars of the show are: (l-r) Craig Gruden, young Donny Kleinfelder, Donny Kleinfelder, Dale Kristensen, Dave Schwandt, Alyssa Schwandt, Tristan Schwandt, Angela Kirstein. (Photo courtesy Corus Entertainment)

Barriere’s Big Donny Kleinfelder and crew to star in B.C. based TV series Backroad Truckers

Backroad Truckers premieres on Thursday, March 4, at 10 p.m. PT on the History channel

Within a network of backroads that sprawl across Western Canada, Barriere, B.C. is ground zero for “hotshotting” – moving time sensitive loads as quickly as possible – which brings about a special breed of independent truckers who will haul anything, anywhere, at any time. Big Donny Kleinfelder commands a ragtag crew of drivers who are rough around the edges, but experts at navigating treacherous backroads to reach remote businesses that urgently need their cargo. Stars of the show are: (l-r) Craig Gruden, young Donny Kleinfelder, Donny Kleinfelder, Dale Kristensen, Dave Schwandt, Alyssa Schwandt, Tristan Schwandt, Angela Kirstein. (Photo courtesy Corus Entertainment)
Barriere, B.C., hometown guy Dale Kristensen is one of the stars in the new Backroad Truckers TV series which premieres on Thursday, March 4, at 10 p.m. PT on the History Channel. (Photo courtesy of Corus Entertainment)
Barriere, B.C., hometown guy Dale Kristensen is one of the stars in the new Backroad Truckers TV series which premieres on Thursday, March 4, at 10 p.m. PT on the History Channel. (Photo courtesy of Corus Entertainment)
Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)

B.C. man rescues dog that was trapped for 43 hours inside hidden well

At first, Wade Deisman thought his neighbour got a new puppy, but the barking didn’t stop.

Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)
Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 24.

This Pink Shirt Day let’s ‘lift each other up’

Pink Shirt Day, or Anti-Bullying Day, is a campaign to promote anti-bullying…

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 24.
A Barriere Fire Rescue member is shown learning to use one of the team’s new SCBA devices. (BFR photo)

Barriere Fire Rescue set to check smoke alarms and CM detectors in area homes

Barriere Fire Rescue (BFR) announced via social media this week that starting…

A Barriere Fire Rescue member is shown learning to use one of the team’s new SCBA devices. (BFR photo)
Infrared photography on a cold February day provides some interesting contrasts. (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Outdoor photography during the February light

  • Feb 18, 2021
Infrared photography on a cold February day provides some interesting contrasts. (John Enman photo)
Mike Puhallo’s cowboy poetry came from his own real life experiences. (S/J file photo)

Remembering Mike Puhallo, the ‘Meadow Muffin Man’

Many North Thompson Valley newspaper readers will remember the beloved poems of…

Mike Puhallo’s cowboy poetry came from his own real life experiences. (S/J file photo)
Some of the pet pics from the BC SPCA 2021 calendar. Starting on Feb. 11, B.C. residents can submit their favourite pet pictures for consideration for the 2022 calendar. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

SPCA contest looking for pawsitively perfect pet pics

Top 13 vote-getters will win a place in the BC SPCA’s 2022 calendar

  • Feb 18, 2021
Some of the pet pics from the BC SPCA 2021 calendar. Starting on Feb. 11, B.C. residents can submit their favourite pet pictures for consideration for the 2022 calendar. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
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New well for Barriere now being flow tested

Town advises residents may see discoloration in water over the next few weeks

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A free one-on-one tutor program for both youth and adults is available on Thursdays at Yellowhead Community Services in the Barriere Ridge. (Metro Creative photo)

Free one-to-one tutoring for youth and adults every Thursday in Barriere

Reading, writing, math, computer literacy and more now available to learners in the area

A free one-on-one tutor program for both youth and adults is available on Thursdays at Yellowhead Community Services in the Barriere Ridge. (Metro Creative photo)
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A special Valentine and a classy lady at 101

Congratulations to Barriere’s Peggy Armstrong who recently celebrated her 101st birthday while…

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Canadians celebrate Freedom To Read Week

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library, which includes the library in Barriere, is celebrating…

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