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Steve Roberts is the 2021 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee in the category of working cowboy. (Photo credit: Submitted)

BC Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2021 inductee in working cowboy category

Cariboo cowboy Steve Roberts is an accomplished cattleman, horse trainer and farrier

  • Jan 16, 2022
Mary MacLennan , a Barriere Outdoor Club hard working volunteer is pictured standing beside one of the snowshoe trail signs at the Barriere Forks Trails that are now groomed and open to the public. (BOC photo)

Snowshoe trails are groomed and ready to use at Barriere Forks

“The Barriere Forks ski and snowshoe trails are ready to go,” advised…

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REFLECTIONS: For the love of books

Edith felt useless when she was laid off. “I have no skills…

  • Jan 16, 2022
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Digital is bringing out the inner artist

  • Jan 13, 2022
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The Cashless Craft Swap in Barriere on Jan. 24, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Barrier Lions Hall is the perfect place to take any craft items you have decluttered from your home. (Metro Creative photo)

Decluttering for 2022 can also benefit the local Cashless Craft Swap

By Margaret Houben January is a month when people think about resolutions.…

  • Jan 13, 2022
The Cashless Craft Swap in Barriere on Jan. 24, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Barrier Lions Hall is the perfect place to take any craft items you have decluttered from your home. (Metro Creative photo)
Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

B.C. university ‘renames’ stairway after alumni Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)
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Investigation finds Tolko followed forest rules

Forest Practices Board look into complaint re: Silver Hills Watershed, say more could have been done

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With audit done at TNRD, criminal probe remains

The RCMP’s investigation of activities at the TNRD may be completed in mid-January

  • Jan 12, 2022
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Frank Caputo is the MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.

Caputo pushes for natural gas for North Thompson

Access to natural gas service is something residents in the North Thompson…

Frank Caputo is the MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.
The BC Homeowners Grant in 2022 will provide in northern or rural areas as much as $770, or up to $1,045 for seniors or people who have a disability. (Metro Creative photo)

Home Owner Grant helps people with property taxes

New threshold ensures that 92 per cent of residential properties are covered by the grant

The BC Homeowners Grant in 2022 will provide in northern or rural areas as much as $770, or up to $1,045 for seniors or people who have a disability. (Metro Creative photo)
DriveBC camera in Little Fort at Highway 5 and Highway 24 junction, looking north, at 10:22 a.m. Jan. 12. (DriveBC)
DriveBC camera in Little Fort at Highway 5 and Highway 24 junction, looking north, at 10:22 a.m. Jan. 12. (DriveBC)
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SD73 advises Agate Bay School Bus not running until further notice

Expected wait up to two weeks unless replacement driver found

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A student walks off the bus at the Bancroft Elementary School in Montreal, on Monday, August 31, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
A student walks off the bus at the Bancroft Elementary School in Montreal, on Monday, August 31, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Surveillance video shows the suspect, wearing black clothing, a face mask and an orange high visibility vest, standing next to a white pickup truck at a Barriere Esso gas pump on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at 3:45 p.m. (Photo submitted by Barriere RCMP)

White pickup with key in ignition stolen from Barriere Esso

Police remind drivers to refrain from leaving vehicles unlocked and/or with keys inside

Surveillance video shows the suspect, wearing black clothing, a face mask and an orange high visibility vest, standing next to a white pickup truck at a Barriere Esso gas pump on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at 3:45 p.m. (Photo submitted by Barriere RCMP)
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BC Assessment values up in the North Thompson region

The average value of residential properties in B.C. increased by 22 per cent

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Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021

BC Dairy thanks the community for over $850,000 flood relief donations, and shines a spotlight on local community heroes

British Columbians have come forward with an incredible show of support for…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021
1937 newspaper clipping from the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph shows the Carrolls and one of their dogs in front of their balloon tired sled. (Western People, Oct. 17, 1991)

Valley Voices of the Past: From Hazleton, B.C. to New York by dog sled

‘Once or twice some small, feisty animal came up to Old Wolf, who would grab it in a lightning flash and throw it nonchalantly over his shoulder to the rest of the team’

  • Jan 9, 2022
1937 newspaper clipping from the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph shows the Carrolls and one of their dogs in front of their balloon tired sled. (Western People, Oct. 17, 1991)
Known as “The Backyard Astronomer”, Gary Boyle is an astronomy educator, guest speaker and monthly columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as well as past president of the Ottawa Centre of the RASC.

The Backyard Astronomer: 2021 Astronomy Year In Review

By Gary Boyle The Backyard Astronomer Looking back to 2021, there were…

  • Jan 9, 2022
Known as “The Backyard Astronomer”, Gary Boyle is an astronomy educator, guest speaker and monthly columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as well as past president of the Ottawa Centre of the RASC.
1937 newspaper clipping from the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph shows the Carrolls and one of their dogs in front of their balloon tired sled. (Western People, Oct. 17, 1991)

Valley Voices of the Past: From Hazleton, B.C. to New York by dog sled

‘Once or twice some small, feisty animal came up to Old Wolf, who would grab it in a lightning flash and throw it nonchalantly over his shoulder to the rest of the team’

  • Jan 8, 2022
1937 newspaper clipping from the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph shows the Carrolls and one of their dogs in front of their balloon tired sled. (Western People, Oct. 17, 1991)
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Part 2: B.C.’s community forests are at the heart of sustaining rural regions

An interview with Lower North Thompson Community Forest Association Chair Harley Wright

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