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After twice have their wedding plans altered due to COVID-19 restrictions, Suzanne Schmidt and Andrew Sturgess got married in Bakerview Park last weekend, with the only guests being their two daughters, Zoey (foreground) and Tessa. (Darren Ripka photo)

From New Zealand to Bakerview Park, B.C. couple weds in ‘backyard’

Twice scaled-down wedding ‘proof that good things still happen during bad times’

This dark blue 2004 Ford 350 truck (with winches and a headache rack) was stolen from a property on Lodgepole Road in Barriere anywhere between the time of 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23. (Myram Facebook photo)

Truck stolen in Barriere last Monday – information sought

“Too much theft going on and no repercussions” says local

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)

Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

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Elder says food is core of culture

“If you’re ambitious you’ll never go hungry – but you must take only what you need”…Ida Matthew

  • Nov 26, 2020
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$2,500 each available for 10 organizations from Local Sport Funding

Pacific Sport Interior BC announced last Monday that they will be providing…

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District of Barriere Utilities Manager reports to council on Barriere wells

District of Barriere Utilities Manager reports to council on Barriere wells

District of Barriere Utilities Manager Ian Crosson presented a verbal report during…

District of Barriere Utilities Manager reports to council on Barriere wells
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Crash on Highway 97C near Brenda Mine
Shuswap BC Liberal candidate Greg Kyllo
Shuswap BC Green Party candidate Owen Madden
Shuswap BC NDP candidate Sylvia Lindgren
Learn to control the exposure of your photographs by learning to use the manual modes on your camera. (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Manual mode gives the photographer control over the camera’s shutter and aperture

  • Nov 26, 2020
Learn to control the exposure of your photographs by learning to use the manual modes on your camera. (John Enman photo)
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Area winter road maintenance now in full gear

Here are some reminders regarding snow removal and winter parking

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Liz Gilbertson recognized for community volunteer efforts

To the editor; On behalf of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. I…

  • Nov 26, 2020
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District of Barriere making long term plans for a sustainable future

Water restrictions remain as Barriere plans to drill new well

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Search and Rescue crews from Shuswap, Kamloops, and Barriere turned out the ????????morning of Nov. 22 to assist in a search for two missing hunters from the Chu Chua community who had been expected home the previous afternoon. (Barriere S&R Facebook photo)

Simpcw hunters found safe and sound

Barriere and area communities turn out in force to help search

Search and Rescue crews from Shuswap, Kamloops, and Barriere turned out the ????????morning of Nov. 22 to assist in a search for two missing hunters from the Chu Chua community who had been expected home the previous afternoon. (Barriere S&R Facebook photo)
Bill Fowler, a well known musician and volunteer in the lower North Thompson has been burned in an accident and is now in need of a little help. (A. Gibson photo)

Time to offer Bill Fowler a helping hand

Fowler is currently recovering from second and third degree burns

Bill Fowler, a well known musician and volunteer in the lower North Thompson has been burned in an accident and is now in need of a little help. (A. Gibson photo)
Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)

B.C. woman who survived Spanish Flu turns 105

Helen Watson has packed a lot into life – including being in two pandemics

Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)
Simpcw First Nation report two hunters have not returned from a Saturday hunting trip.  (L-r) Will Smith and Paul Celesta (who is a diabetic) have been missing since yesterday evening.  Search parties and a helicopter are currently out trying to locate the pair.  (SFN photos)

UPDATE: HUNTERS HAVE BEEN FOUND! Simpcw report two hunters missing – search underway

UPDATE: HUNTERS HAVE BEEN FOUND SAFE! “It is with great happiness we…

Simpcw First Nation report two hunters have not returned from a Saturday hunting trip.  (L-r) Will Smith and Paul Celesta (who is a diabetic) have been missing since yesterday evening.  Search parties and a helicopter are currently out trying to locate the pair.  (SFN photos)
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Please be kind to our Dr. Henry

To the Editor; Please be kind to our Dr. Bonny Henry. What…

  • Nov 22, 2020
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Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

COFI launches Fifth Annual Photo Contest

Use your camera to illustrate the breadth and diversity of B.C.’s forest industry

Dr. Aaron Goodarzi, assistant professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Calgary, says cancer researchers are studying shifting radon exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. (ASP photo)

Canadian home radon exposure on the rise due to pandemic say experts

Evict Radon, a Canadian non-profit organization and team of university scholars dedicated…

  • Nov 22, 2020
Dr. Aaron Goodarzi, assistant professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Calgary, says cancer researchers are studying shifting radon exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. (ASP photo)
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

A good time of year for taking photographs

  • Nov 19, 2020
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