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The Thompson Valley Players’ recently held their annual student workshop sponsored by Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach at the Barriere Ridge School. The “Acting Up” theatre camp had 16 students ages nine to 15 participate, plus three Teen Coordinators who helped organize and joined in the fun. The group is pictured here after creating their own Hollywood personality, then directing and starring in ‘The Wild and Wacky World of Hollywood Fashion’. Pictured are; Jazmine Saunders, Jayde Nickel, Taya Nickel, Dylan Matthews, Kaydence Harris, Liam Murphy, Cam Murphy, Finn Atticus, Clarieese Bourque, Avery Harris, Forrest Niezen, Jaeben Lacourciere, and Riley Buchanan. (TV Players photo)

Thompson Valley Players ‘Acting Up’ summer camp a literacy success

The Thompson Valley Players recently held their annual student workshop in Barriere.…

  • Aug 11, 2022
Kayaker David Nadin with crewmates Willie and Tater as they paddle down the North Thompson River, an annual event for NAdin and his wife Deleah.(Photo submitted by Deleah Nadin)

Kayaks and canines: Barriere couple reflects on 15 years of adventures on the North Thompson

Paddling down the North Thompson River from Clearwater to McLure

RCMP remind the public to be cautious about new online friendships and relationships. (Metro Creative photo)

Kelowna RCMP warn of potential internet fraud

Learn some of the warning signs regarding online relationships

Ward Stamer announced this week he will be running for a second term as mayor for the District of Barriere. He has served on council since incorporation in 2007, then successfully ran for the mayor’s seat in 2018. He is now running for a second term. (S/J file photo)

Mayor Stamer looking for re-election “to keep moving Barriere forward”

Municipal elections will be taking place this year in British Columbia with…

Ward Stamer announced this week he will be running for a second term as mayor for the District of Barriere. He has served on council since incorporation in 2007, then successfully ran for the mayor’s seat in 2018. He is now running for a second term. (S/J file photo)
Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)

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Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)
Barriere Chevron and Chester’s Chicken drew the lucky winner from their in-store Lucky Draw box for the month of July last week.  First prize is 65 litres of regular gas, second prize is 12 pieces of Chester's chicken with 12 mojos, and third prize is four pieces of Chester's chicken and four mojos. Pictured is store supervisor Urmil drawing the winning ticket for July, being Judy Armstrong, second prize went to Jo Roach, and third was Darcey Woods.  "There is no purchase required to enter the Lucky Draw which will be taking place every month until December," said Urmil, "Just drop your name and telephone number into the Lucky Draw box inside the store." (Jill Hayward photo)

Winners drawn for Barriere Chevron’s Lucky Draw

Barriere Chevron and Chester’s Chicken drew the lucky winner from their in-store…

Barriere Chevron and Chester’s Chicken drew the lucky winner from their in-store Lucky Draw box for the month of July last week.  First prize is 65 litres of regular gas, second prize is 12 pieces of Chester's chicken with 12 mojos, and third prize is four pieces of Chester's chicken and four mojos. Pictured is store supervisor Urmil drawing the winning ticket for July, being Judy Armstrong, second prize went to Jo Roach, and third was Darcey Woods.  "There is no purchase required to enter the Lucky Draw which will be taking place every month until December," said Urmil, "Just drop your name and telephone number into the Lucky Draw box inside the store." (Jill Hayward photo)
The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

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The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)
A hot day on the Salmon Arm Wharf, July 31, 2022. (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

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  • Aug 4, 2022
A hot day on the Salmon Arm Wharf, July 31, 2022. (John Enman photo)
Roland Fowler fondly scratches the necks of Cinch and Tack, a pair of border collies he and his partner Shelley Minato use on their ranch as stock dogs. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Working dogs still rule the range

Dog owners looking forward to competing at ‘Dogs With Jobs’ in Barriere

Roland Fowler fondly scratches the necks of Cinch and Tack, a pair of border collies he and his partner Shelley Minato use on their ranch as stock dogs. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Dozens of kayakers made their way through the Clearwater River rapids during last year’s event. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

Clearwater Kayak Festival more than paddlers in the water, says organizer

The Clearwater Kayak Festival isn’t just kayakers going out paddling, said co-organizer…

Dozens of kayakers made their way through the Clearwater River rapids during last year’s event. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)
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Deep in the Dog Days of summer

By Leslie Stirling The phrase “Dog Days” conjures up the hottest, most…

  • Aug 5, 2022
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The North Thompson Museum and Archives can be found at 343 Lilley Road in Barriere, B.C. (S/J File photo)

North Thompson Museum: The clothing of Chu Chua

By Debora Hernandez North Thompson Museum Summer Student Moccasins: Moccasins were the…

  • Aug 5, 2022
The North Thompson Museum and Archives can be found at 343 Lilley Road in Barriere, B.C. (S/J File photo)
The Bull In The Woods Amateur Logger Sports competition held at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere, B.C., on Sunday, Sept. 4, is a whole lot of fun for folks to cheer on local competitors and teams throughout the day. (S/J File Photo)

Amateur logger sports competitors wanted at Fall Fair in Barriere

Get your entry in for Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports, Sept. 4, at North Thompson Fall Fair

The Bull In The Woods Amateur Logger Sports competition held at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere, B.C., on Sunday, Sept. 4, is a whole lot of fun for folks to cheer on local competitors and teams throughout the day. (S/J File Photo)
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North Thompson Fish & Game Club host BC Provincial FClass Championship

The North Thompson Fish & Game Club Society hosted the BC Provincial…

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Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. (Photo by Stephanie Hagenaars)

Clearwater Emergency Department now on diversion for five nights

Closure will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. starting Wednesday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 7

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. (Photo by Stephanie Hagenaars)
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Barriere Blooms Contest still taking entries

District of Barriere Councilor Donna Kibble is reminding citizens to make sure…

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Less than a month to go for Barriere Fall Fair

Annual North Thompsom Fall Fair and BCRA POLARIS Championship Finals Rodeo Sept. 2-5

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Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)

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Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)
Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)

Missing B.C. dog found after swimming 1 kilometre across Metro Vancouver river

The German shepherd rescue was discovered 10 days after going missing

Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)
The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

To celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, test your knowledge of the province with these 12 questions

The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)