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Emerald City Fireworks are now available in Barriere, B.C. (Emerald City Fireworks Ltd photo)

Emerald City Fireworks opens in the North Thompson Valley

New outlet just off Highway 5 in Barriere will be open from now until Halloween

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Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP-elect meets with Barriere

Mayor and area stakeholders hold active discussion with MP-elect Frank Caputo

More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)

Pandemic sparked puppy boom in B.C., but no spike in pet returns: BC SPCA

More people are looking to adopt pets due to pandemic, SPCA

Cashless Craft Swap in Barriere on Oct. 29, 2018. (Margaret Houben photo)

Cashless Craft Swap in Barriere Oct. 25

You don’t have to bring something to take something

  • Oct 21, 2021
Cashless Craft Swap in Barriere on Oct. 29, 2018. (Margaret Houben photo)
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North Thompson Fish and Game Club host successful F-Class match

The North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society hosted a successful F-Class…

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Chamber president says “community growth is a positive” in Barriere

The Barriere & Area Chamber of Commerce building can be found in…

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Backwoods Chiropractic’s Zacharry Paul says he will be adding Thai massage to his Barriere location, and his Backwoods Chiropractic Clearwater clinic has teamed up with Lattin Massage (of Barriere) to offer both chiropractic and RMT services to the Clearwater community. (Jill Hayward photo)

Backwoods Chiropratic expands from Barriere to Clearwater

It was only a few years ago when chiropractor Zacharry Paul moved…

Backwoods Chiropractic’s Zacharry Paul says he will be adding Thai massage to his Barriere location, and his Backwoods Chiropractic Clearwater clinic has teamed up with Lattin Massage (of Barriere) to offer both chiropractic and RMT services to the Clearwater community. (Jill Hayward photo)
Directly adjacent to the Yellowhead Highway, new Chevron station in Barriere also offers a Chester's Chicken outlet and a convenience store. (Jill Hayward photo)

Barriere Chevron and Chester’s Chicken now open

UPDATE: The Barriere Chevron and Chester’s Chicken opened on Wednesday, Oct. 21,…

Directly adjacent to the Yellowhead Highway, new Chevron station in Barriere also offers a Chester's Chicken outlet and a convenience store. (Jill Hayward photo)
Clearwater resident Sawarn Kailley received his first COVID-19 vaccine shot, administered by Interior Health nurse Barb Wadlegger. (File photo)

Clearwater residents feeling effects of hospital shortages

Medical staff shortages have led to numerous closures of Dr. Helmcken Memorial…

Clearwater resident Sawarn Kailley received his first COVID-19 vaccine shot, administered by Interior Health nurse Barb Wadlegger. (File photo)
The Heffley Creek coffee house is back Oct 23. (Facebook photo)

Heffley Creek Coffee House opens Oct. 23

This Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Heffley Creek Hall, the microphone will…

The Heffley Creek coffee house is back Oct 23. (Facebook photo)
The Sparks Lake wildfire on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

2021 wildfires could impact 2022 Property Assessments

If you live in British Columbia and your property was impacted by…

  • Oct 21, 2021
The Sparks Lake wildfire on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Barriere Secondary Students Logan grad students (l-r) Logan Anderson, James Celesta, and  Justice Nystoruk were super busy on Saturday, Oct. 16, picking up and sorting numerous truck loads of donated cans and bottles to assist with their 2022 graduation celebration fundraising.   (Wanda Nystoruk Photo)

Bottle drive brings windfall for Barriere grad class

A windfall in bottles and cans were collected by the Barriere Secondary…

Barriere Secondary Students Logan grad students (l-r) Logan Anderson, James Celesta, and  Justice Nystoruk were super busy on Saturday, Oct. 16, picking up and sorting numerous truck loads of donated cans and bottles to assist with their 2022 graduation celebration fundraising.   (Wanda Nystoruk Photo)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. File photo

Clearwater emergency department closed Tuesday night due to staff shortages

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital emergency department will close at 5 p.m. Oct. 19

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. File photo
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. File photo

Clearwater emergency department closed over weekend due to staffing shortages

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital emergency department closed 4 p.m. Oct. 15

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. File photo
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October is Drive Relative to Conditions Month

As summer and autumn fade from our rear view mirrors, the BC…

  • Oct 17, 2021
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(L-r) Barriere Fire Rescue Chief Ashley Wholgemuth and a volunteer firefighter are shown delivering Fire Prevention Week packages to Barriere residences that include a new smoke/CO detector. (Barriere Fire Rescue photo)

Smoke/CO detectors delivered to Barriere residences by firefighters

Barriere Fire Rescue was out in the community earlier this month during…

(L-r) Barriere Fire Rescue Chief Ashley Wholgemuth and a volunteer firefighter are shown delivering Fire Prevention Week packages to Barriere residences that include a new smoke/CO detector. (Barriere Fire Rescue photo)
University of Alberta researcher Graham Plastow (l) is leading a team developing the analytic 'armchair rancher' mobile app. (University of Alberta photo)

‘Armchair rancher’ app helps beef producers get ahead of trends

Mixes agriculture with AI to help ranchers make better business decisions

  • Oct 14, 2021
University of Alberta researcher Graham Plastow (l) is leading a team developing the analytic 'armchair rancher' mobile app. (University of Alberta photo)
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SD73 Board pleased with additional mask mandate

Open letter from School District 73 Board of Education On October 1,…

  • Oct 14, 2021
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Just retired? Photography is the perfect hobby

  • Oct 14, 2021
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Pictured giving a thumbs up for the Barriere Fire Department are Strong Start facilitator Miette Koenemen, twin sisters Iris and Sophia Maloney, and brothers Levi and Wes Stewart. (Strong Start photo)

Strong Start gives a thumbs up for Barriere Fire Department

Barriere Strong Start facilitator Miette Koeneman says, “I was wanting to get…

Pictured giving a thumbs up for the Barriere Fire Department are Strong Start facilitator Miette Koenemen, twin sisters Iris and Sophia Maloney, and brothers Levi and Wes Stewart. (Strong Start photo)