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Sgt. Rob Welsman thanking Simpcw First Nation councillor, Tina Donald and all of those attending on behalf of RCMP regarding the Memorandum of Understanding signing between Simpcw and B.C. RCMP on July 25 at Chu Chua. (Photo by: Hettie Buck)

Simpcw First Nation signs MOU with RCMP

Working in partnership in Simpcw Territory

Located 15 km. (9.3 mi.) northwest of the community of Barriere. From the city of Kamloops travel north on Hwy. #5 (Yellowhead Hwy.). Pass through Barriere on Hwy. #5 and turn west (left) onto Petersen Cr. Road and follow it to Gorman Lake. (Photo by: Ellen Monteith of Barriere, B.C.)

Beautiful fall day near Barriere visiting Gorman Lake

Beautiful fall day near Barriere visiting Gorman Lake

Barriere's Detachment Commander, Cpl. Kyle Camalush (Photo by: Hettie Buck)

Barriere RCMP Report, ‘dine and dash’ in Barriere at local restaurant – suspects sought

On Saturday, Sept. 23, a server at a local restaurant called the…

A firefighter with the Blackpool Fire Department, Don, installed this smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector in the North Thompson Trailer Park on Oct. 14. (Submitted photo)

North Thompson fire prevention projects, advice and accomplishments

North Thompson fire prevention initiatives, mitigation, and safety tips

A firefighter with the Blackpool Fire Department, Don, installed this smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector in the North Thompson Trailer Park on Oct. 14. (Submitted photo)
District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer says he’s ‘hopeful’ following the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver, thanks to ‘positive progress’ and partnerships in the North Thompson. (District of Barriere photo)

Barriere mayor feeling hopeful following productive UBCM

Ward Stamer says partners all working together for good of the valley

District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer says he’s ‘hopeful’ following the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver, thanks to ‘positive progress’ and partnerships in the North Thompson. (District of Barriere photo)
George Lampreau, Kúkpi7 of Simpcw First Nation is leading the way establishing strong North Thompson partnerships with the mayors of Barriere, Clearwater, Valemount and McBride - working together for the good of all. A MOU will be signed between all of the partners in the upcoming First Nations Leaders convention in Vancouver in November, 2023. (Simpcw First Nation photo)

Simpcw Kúkpi7, valley mayors present a united front at UBCM

George Lampreau, Kúkpi7 of Simpcw First Nation, is building partnerships in North Thompson Valley

George Lampreau, Kúkpi7 of Simpcw First Nation is leading the way establishing strong North Thompson partnerships with the mayors of Barriere, Clearwater, Valemount and McBride - working together for the good of all. A MOU will be signed between all of the partners in the upcoming First Nations Leaders convention in Vancouver in November, 2023. (Simpcw First Nation photo)
A sandhill crane spends time in a field during a Cariboo summer. (Jamie Crego)

Cariboo Chilcotin a summer breeding ground for sandhill cranes

Sandhill cranes are an ancient species, susceptible to human impacts, yet resilient

  • Oct 2, 2023
A sandhill crane spends time in a field during a Cariboo summer. (Jamie Crego)
In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Silver Creek Elementary School (SCEC) will be hosting the Project Heart Canoe — a canoe of student created artwork that honours residential school survivors and expresses a message of healing. (Project Heart Canoe)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the history of Canada’s residential schools?

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on Sept. 30, is a sombre time for reflection

In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Silver Creek Elementary School (SCEC) will be hosting the Project Heart Canoe — a canoe of student created artwork that honours residential school survivors and expresses a message of healing. (Project Heart Canoe)
Shelley Minato demonstrates how to train your dogs to carry a pull sled at the Dogs with Jobs competition in Barrierre. (Photo submitted)

Dogs With Jobs – July 29 & 30 at the NT Fall Fair grounds

The second annual ‘Dogs with Jobs’ event will take place in Barriere…

Shelley Minato demonstrates how to train your dogs to carry a pull sled at the Dogs with Jobs competition in Barrierre. (Photo submitted)
Rose Archie has been skateboarding for most of her life. (Tristan Henry photo)

Secwépemc woman inspires Indigenous youth across North America through skateboarding

Rose Archie brings mental health initiative to Cariboo Orange Shirt celebrations

Rose Archie has been skateboarding for most of her life. (Tristan Henry photo)
Mount Robson during Simpcw First Nations, first Simpcw Days over the weekend of Sept. 14 - 17, 2023. (Simpcw Days FB photo)

Simpcw Days weekend – a ‘Living Simpcwly’ weekend Sept. 14 – 17

The event took place at Mt. Robson

  • Sep 27, 2023
Mount Robson during Simpcw First Nations, first Simpcw Days over the weekend of Sept. 14 - 17, 2023. (Simpcw Days FB photo)
Walt McKirdy from Barriere wins second place at Cariboo Stock Dog Trials in Quesnel on Sept. 23-24 (Photo by: Rob Mulligan)

Barriere ferrier places 2nd in Cariboo Stock Dog Trials

Walt McKirdy has a new passion for using his three border collies,…

Walt McKirdy from Barriere wins second place at Cariboo Stock Dog Trials in Quesnel on Sept. 23-24 (Photo by: Rob Mulligan)
TNRD Director for Area ‘A’ (Wells Gray Country) Usoff Tsao (Photo: TNRD Staff Photo)

Letter to the editor thanks Simpcw First Nation Chief Lampreau

Editor: I would like to thank Chief Lampreau of Simpcw First Nation…

TNRD Director for Area ‘A’ (Wells Gray Country) Usoff Tsao (Photo: TNRD Staff Photo)
Barriere’s Detachment Commander, Cpl. Kyle Camalush (Photo by: Hettie Buck)

Hacker warning and traffic complaint info from Barriere RCMP

By Cpl. Kyle Camalush Barriere RCMP Detachment An organizer of a local…

Barriere’s Detachment Commander, Cpl. Kyle Camalush (Photo by: Hettie Buck)
Hadley Lampreau from Chinook Country 4-H club with her Grand Champion market lamb, AJ on Sept.24, 2023 at the BC Ag Expo. (Photo by: Hettie Buck)

BC Ag Expo 2023 a year of hard work for 4-H kids

BC Ag Expo 2023 was a rewarding experience for hard working 4-H clubs

Hadley Lampreau from Chinook Country 4-H club with her Grand Champion market lamb, AJ on Sept.24, 2023 at the BC Ag Expo. (Photo by: Hettie Buck)
Barriere community walks for ParticipACTION (Photo: DOB)

A walk in the park in Barriere during ‘Barriere Walks Program’

What I learned this summer walking in the park during ‘Barriere Walks’

Barriere community walks for ParticipACTION (Photo: DOB)
Golf Club Champion, Marian Wallace, low net winner, Leslie Stirling and captain, Debbie Rainer during Sept. 16 championship at Chinook Cove Resort near Barriere. (Photo submitted by: Chinook Resort Ladies Golf)

Chinook Resort Ladies Club Championship Report

I know. I know. I know. I said last week was my…

Golf Club Champion, Marian Wallace, low net winner, Leslie Stirling and captain, Debbie Rainer during Sept. 16 championship at Chinook Cove Resort near Barriere. (Photo submitted by: Chinook Resort Ladies Golf)

Through the eyes of a child -thankful for children in this busy world

I’ll never forget how my Grandma never spoke down to me or…

Monday Sept. 25 Live Auction for BC Ag Expo at the North Thompson Fall Fair Agriplex. (Submitted by: BC Ag Expo)

BC Ag Expo Auction takes place Sept. 25 in Barriere

BC Agriculture Expo Live Auction wraps up the weekend in Barriere on Sept. 25

Monday Sept. 25 Live Auction for BC Ag Expo at the North Thompson Fall Fair Agriplex. (Submitted by: BC Ag Expo)
Jennifer Chrumkam Thompson-Nicola Regional Libray Writer in Residence. (File photo)

TNRL Writer in residence, Jennifer Chrumka visits libraries in the NTV

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL) welcomes its second Writer in Residence, Jennifer…

Jennifer Chrumkam Thompson-Nicola Regional Libray Writer in Residence. (File photo)