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SAINTS farm in Mission is a sanctuary for animals deemed unadoptable due to age, size, disabilities, and medical issues. /Dillon White photo

Unadoptable animals find home in BC with SAINTS

The nonprofit provides shelter and medical aid to 127 animals of different backgrounds in Mission

Anthony Hopkins, left, worked on a scene which included William Belleau, during filming of Killers of the Flower Moon in Vernon, B.C. The young actor has another project, The English, now streaming on Prime. (Photo submitted)

Esk’etemc actor living his dream working in film and television

William Belleau is taking it all in as he continues to land roles in big projects

Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Santa’s sleigh and reindeer will be arriving at the North Thompson Fall Fair facility in Barriere Dec. 16. (Jill Hayward photo)

NT Fall Fair and Rodeo hold AGM and prepare for Christmas At The Fair

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association (NTFFRA) are truly back…

  • Nov 30, 2022
Santa’s sleigh and reindeer will be arriving at the North Thompson Fall Fair facility in Barriere Dec. 16. (Jill Hayward photo)
John Enman standing head

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

A modernist’s way to a view of photography

  • Dec 1, 2022
John Enman standing head
Mars occultation. (Graphic submitted by Gary Boyle)

Backyard Astronomer: The Mars Show

The night before on Dec. 7, you will see a Full Cold Moon cover Mars

  • Dec 1, 2022
Mars occultation. (Graphic submitted by Gary Boyle)
Barriere RCMP detachment commander Cpl. Rob Welsman is shown taking part in the 2020 ‘Stuff The Cruiser’ event held in the Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce parking lot on Barriere Town Road. (Jill Hayward photo)

Stuff The Cruiser event in Barriere set for Friday, Dec. 9

All food and cash donations will go directly to the Barriere Food Bank

Barriere RCMP detachment commander Cpl. Rob Welsman is shown taking part in the 2020 ‘Stuff The Cruiser’ event held in the Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce parking lot on Barriere Town Road. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Loving where we live

Strange as it may seem, when you live in a big metropolitan…

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Ken Beck, a forestry worker, is pictured igniting debris piles using propane and a tiger torch. ( Mike Francis photo)

Wildfire mitigation underway in Lower North Thompson

Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society to reduce wildfire risk and enhance forest health

  • Dec 1, 2022
Ken Beck, a forestry worker, is pictured igniting debris piles using propane and a tiger torch. ( Mike Francis photo)
The Thompson Region Division of Family Practice has launched a new fundraising initiative to help attract new family doctors to the Kamloops-Thompson Region. (Metro Creative photograph)

Help attract new family doctors to Kamloops-Thompson Region

Corporate donations sought to boost recruitment efforts

  • Dec 1, 2022
The Thompson Region Division of Family Practice has launched a new fundraising initiative to help attract new family doctors to the Kamloops-Thompson Region. (Metro Creative photograph)
Lead singer Peter Bodin of Peter & The Wolves Trio belts out a tune at a Clearwater Ski Hill fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 26. (Image courtesy of Camille, Earth & Bloom Photography)

Having fun for the sake of the Clearwater Ski Hill

Several ‘FUNdraising’ events are taking place

  • Nov 29, 2022
Lead singer Peter Bodin of Peter & The Wolves Trio belts out a tune at a Clearwater Ski Hill fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 26. (Image courtesy of Camille, Earth & Bloom Photography)
(Metro Creative photo)

Hey kids, time to submit your North Thompson Christmas Story Contest entry

Prizes for the winners in each division; kindergarten to grade 3, and grade 4 to 7

(Metro Creative photo)
Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Taking land out of direct food production?

Recent news concerning climate change mitigation suggests that taking land out of…

  • Nov 25, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
(Benson Kua photo)

Canada Winter Games Under 20 Doubles Qualifier in Barriere Dec. 2– 4

Curl BC’s under 20-yearold Mixed Double Teams from across B.C. will be…

(Benson Kua photo)
Boreal owl spotted in the North Thompson Valley community of Louis Creek. (Jill Hayward photo)

Who-o-o are you?

Look what a Louis Creek resident found perched on a tree branch…

Boreal owl spotted in the North Thompson Valley community of Louis Creek. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

What is a good lens for portraiture?

  • Nov 24, 2022
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Bill Kershaw has been a Barriere resident since 1968. (Star Journal file photo)
Bill Kershaw has been a Barriere resident since 1968. (Star Journal file photo)