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Highway 5 was closed in both directions in the North Thompson south of Barriere at Louis Creek from just before 11 p.m. the evening of Friday, May 20, to 6:46 a.m. May 21, due to a police incident involving a shooting. (Photo by Jill Hayward, Barriere Star Journal)

Shots fired, man injured in police altercation on Hwy 5

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) are investigating a…

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Highway 5 closed in both directions at Louis CreekUPDATE: Highway now open

UPDATE: Highway open in both directions on Saturday, May 21, 6:46 a.m.

Kenton Moore has moved back to his family farm to start Bone Hill Meadery in McLure, B.C.. (Photo submitted)

Bone Hill Meadery inspired by COVID-19 lockdown

Kenton Moore to continue family tradition in McLure, B.C.

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Barriere Secondary boys take West Zone Golf Championship

The Barriere Secondary School golf team came out with the gold at…

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Two roads in Barriere to be resurfaced

District of Barriere mayor and council have given the go ahead with…

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Learning how to save a life

North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassador Angela Rutschke is shown…

  • May 20, 2022
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Johan Raes, owner of Helmcken Finest Homemade Belgian Chocolates, returned to the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market last week to sell his beloved chocolates. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Chocolatier offers sweet deal at farmers’ market

Johan Raes learned the secrets of chocolate making in his homeland of Belgium

Johan Raes, owner of Helmcken Finest Homemade Belgian Chocolates, returned to the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market last week to sell his beloved chocolates. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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Don’t set your dog up to fail

This week a local rancher reported a small calf in his herd…

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People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
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Temporary service change at Barriere and District Health Centre

Interior Health hopes to resume normal operations Monday, May 16, at 8:30 a.m.

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Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
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Amuse yourself at the spring fair

An Amusement Fair is a fun place to practice street-type photography

  • May 13, 2022
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At home in the Weyerhaeuser subdivision, these Weyerhaeuser employees have been together for 27 years off the job, an almost 25 years on the job. Lisa Skubovius photo

Valley Voices of the Past: Stacking the years (and the wood) together

Most couples go separate ways when the workday begins, but not the Toths.

  • May 12, 2022
At home in the Weyerhaeuser subdivision, these Weyerhaeuser employees have been together for 27 years off the job, an almost 25 years on the job. Lisa Skubovius photo
En Canto - Hunter Bloomfield (Marabell - Mexican girl), Hannah Kershaw (Felix - dancing), Becky Bradley (Pepa - dancing) during the BSS grad fashion show. (Wanda Nystoruk)

Disney comes alive at grad fashion show

Barriere Secondary School students strut their stuff on stage

En Canto - Hunter Bloomfield (Marabell - Mexican girl), Hannah Kershaw (Felix - dancing), Becky Bradley (Pepa - dancing) during the BSS grad fashion show. (Wanda Nystoruk)
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
A Statistics Canada building and sign is pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Census figures show local communities are getting older

Percentage of residents 65 or older has increased in Clearwater and Barriere

A Statistics Canada building and sign is pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
There are many reasons to avoid wildflower seed mixes. Help keep our region free of invasive plants and ‘Plant Wise’. (C. Tarasoff submitted photo)

Wildflower seed mix…friend or foe?

Wildflower seed mix…friend or foe?

  • May 7, 2022
There are many reasons to avoid wildflower seed mixes. Help keep our region free of invasive plants and ‘Plant Wise’. (C. Tarasoff submitted photo)
The Ministry of Environment says there are many causes for algal blooms in freshwaters and it is often difficult to pinpoint specific reasons why a bloom forms. In many cases, a set of unique environmental conditions occur in a waterbody, which can lead to a particular species dominating and triggering a bloom. While bloom formation is waterbody specific, the most common factors for bloom formation are timing, nutrients, temperature, light, and stable conditions. (Ministry Of Environment)

What you need to know about algae blooms

Spring is here and the warmer weather means algae can start growing…

  • May 7, 2022
The Ministry of Environment says there are many causes for algal blooms in freshwaters and it is often difficult to pinpoint specific reasons why a bloom forms. In many cases, a set of unique environmental conditions occur in a waterbody, which can lead to a particular species dominating and triggering a bloom. While bloom formation is waterbody specific, the most common factors for bloom formation are timing, nutrients, temperature, light, and stable conditions. (Ministry Of Environment)
Yellowhead 4-H Club winners from the club’s April demos and speak and shows. (Ashley Salle photo)

Yellowhead 4-H public speaking teams off to Regionals

By Tessa Salle and Grace Farrow Yellowhead 4-H Club Reporters Not only…

  • May 6, 2022
Yellowhead 4-H Club winners from the club’s April demos and speak and shows. (Ashley Salle photo)
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Line up at Hungry Horse Cafe

The North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere, was a busy place again…

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