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Don’t let microchip shortage ruin your holiday shopping

Consumers will be facing supply and demand challenges when it comes to gift giving this year

  • Nov 18, 2021
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Wreaths in memories of those who have served are shown waiting to be placed on the Barriere Legion cenotaph during Nov. 11, 2021, Remembrance Day Ceremonies. (Jill Hayward photo)

Remembering on Nov.11, 2021, at the Barriere Legion

Barriere Legion Branch 242 held a closed Remembrance Day Ceremony this year…

Wreaths in memories of those who have served are shown waiting to be placed on the Barriere Legion cenotaph during Nov. 11, 2021, Remembrance Day Ceremonies. (Jill Hayward photo)
The Simpcw First Nation cenotaph outside the Simpcw Spiritual Centre in Chu Chua on Remembrance Day 2021. (Allison Green photo)

Simpcw First Nation holds Remembrance Day Ceremony

Simpcw First Nation’s Remembrance Day ceremonies held at the cenotaph located outside…

The Simpcw First Nation cenotaph outside the Simpcw Spiritual Centre in Chu Chua on Remembrance Day 2021. (Allison Green photo)
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Interior Health’s new 1-800 number connects community members to health care services

Seniors and those in the Thompson and South Cariboo can connect to…

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The Barriere River Bridge on Highway 5 is closed this week for bridge repairs from Nov. 16 - 18, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A short detour route through the community of Barriere takes traffic back to the highway. (DOB photo)

Hwy 5 bridge repair detouring traffic through downtown Barriere

Repairs are scheduled to continue through Thursday of this week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The Barriere River Bridge on Highway 5 is closed this week for bridge repairs from Nov. 16 - 18, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A short detour route through the community of Barriere takes traffic back to the highway. (DOB photo)
Barriere Outdoor Club member Linda Ransome is an avid pickleball player. (BOC photo)

Pickleball being played at the Ridge

Barriere Outdoor Club representative Mary MacLennan advises that picklball will be alive…

Barriere Outdoor Club member Linda Ransome is an avid pickleball player. (BOC photo)
The Barriere Curling Club’s October Fest Social was held with live country and folk music provided by the local musicians playing violin, guitars and flute, and a number of October Fest guests dressed up for the occasion to enhance the event. Pictured (l-r) are: Bernice Randrup, Harry Eberts Jeannie Webber and Theresa Robinson. (Brian Bondar photo)

Barriere Curling Club lifts October spirits

In October, the Barriere Curling Club hosted a number of local events…

The Barriere Curling Club’s October Fest Social was held with live country and folk music provided by the local musicians playing violin, guitars and flute, and a number of October Fest guests dressed up for the occasion to enhance the event. Pictured (l-r) are: Bernice Randrup, Harry Eberts Jeannie Webber and Theresa Robinson. (Brian Bondar photo)
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Barriere ready to tackle sewer system problems

CAO says focusing on improving downtown core is now first item on the agenda

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A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

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Simpcw First Nation held Remembrance Day Ceremonies at their cenotaph in Chu Chua on Nov. 11, 2020. Pictured is Simpcw Elder Rose Miller beside the cenotaph. (Nystoruk photo)
Simpcw First Nation held Remembrance Day Ceremonies at their cenotaph in Chu Chua on Nov. 11, 2020. It was a small gathering with Simpcw Acting Chief Jules Phillip officiating. Simpcw Elder William Pete presented the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ in the Shuswap language during the ceremony. Recognition of Simpcw veterans was given with the laying of wreaths and crosses on the cenotaph, and then an open microphone was available after the service for those who wished to speak. District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer, Councilor Donna Kibble, and CAO Bob Payette were in attendance at the service. Pictured is Simpcw Elder Rose Miller beside the cenotaph. (Nystoruk photo)

Valley Voices: In war one must stand the high ground

By Kevin Deckert I stand on a steep hill, commanding a view…

  • Nov 11, 2021
Simpcw First Nation held Remembrance Day Ceremonies at their cenotaph in Chu Chua on Nov. 11, 2020. Pictured is Simpcw Elder Rose Miller beside the cenotaph. (Nystoruk photo)
Simpcw First Nation held Remembrance Day Ceremonies at their cenotaph in Chu Chua on Nov. 11, 2020. It was a small gathering with Simpcw Acting Chief Jules Phillip officiating. Simpcw Elder William Pete presented the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ in the Shuswap language during the ceremony. Recognition of Simpcw veterans was given with the laying of wreaths and crosses on the cenotaph, and then an open microphone was available after the service for those who wished to speak. District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer, Councilor Donna Kibble, and CAO Bob Payette were in attendance at the service. Pictured is Simpcw Elder Rose Miller beside the cenotaph. (Nystoruk photo)
Matching up decades old high quality lenses with modern digital cameras is possible with lens adapters and can provide a lot of fun for the photographer. (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Thoughts on lens adapters for photographers

  • Nov 11, 2021
Matching up decades old high quality lenses with modern digital cameras is possible with lens adapters and can provide a lot of fun for the photographer. (John Enman photo)
Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)

Swan gets ‘second-chance at life’ after being rescued near 100 Mile

The swan was unable to migrate south due to an injured wing

Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)
A partial lunar eclipse will be taking place on Nov.18/19.  In the Pacific Time Zone, this partial umbral eclipse will begin at 11:18 p.m. (Nov. 18) when the moon begins to enter the shadow.  The greatest part of the eclipse will be at 1:02 a.m. (Nov. 19), when the moon will be 97 per cent covered, and will end at 2:47 a.m. when the moon completely exits the shadow. (Gary Boyle photo)

The Backyard Astronomer: Here comes the lunar eclipse

Nothing is more magical than viewing a lunar eclipse. A few times…

  • Nov 10, 2021
A partial lunar eclipse will be taking place on Nov.18/19.  In the Pacific Time Zone, this partial umbral eclipse will begin at 11:18 p.m. (Nov. 18) when the moon begins to enter the shadow.  The greatest part of the eclipse will be at 1:02 a.m. (Nov. 19), when the moon will be 97 per cent covered, and will end at 2:47 a.m. when the moon completely exits the shadow. (Gary Boyle photo)
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SD73 employees on vaccination policy

A survey on how people view a vaccine mandate is available for…

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Remembrance matters

Early on a November morning, I awoke with my mind in a…

  • Nov 10, 2021
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The bridge over the Barriere River on Highway 5 is currently in need of repair due to damage sustained when it was ‘clipped’ by a low-bed. The bridge was built in 1957 and is the last of three highway bridges of it’s kind in the province. (DOB photo)

Hwy 5 bridge closure in Barriere Nov. 16 -18

Closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with traffic detoured via Barriere Town Road

The bridge over the Barriere River on Highway 5 is currently in need of repair due to damage sustained when it was ‘clipped’ by a low-bed. The bridge was built in 1957 and is the last of three highway bridges of it’s kind in the province. (DOB photo)
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More delays as forensic audit of TNRD spending now not expected to be finished until December

A forensic audit of spending at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District is expected…

  • Nov 8, 2021
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Poppy Fund supports veterans and their families

Barriere Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary President Pam Casselman was spotted Oct. 28, selling…

  • Nov 5, 2021
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Industrial Park now paying it’s own way announces Barriere CAO

New well for Barriere is almost ready to “hook into the system”

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Pictured (l-r) North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association outgoing 2019-2021 Ambassador Haille Johnson, newly crowned Ambassadors for 2021/2022 Morgan Bennett and Angela Rutschke, and outgoing 2019-2021 Ambassador Jonathan Fennell. (Taylor Johnson photo)

North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Ambassador Coronation a family affair

After a two year delay due to the ongoing pandemic the North…

Pictured (l-r) North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association outgoing 2019-2021 Ambassador Haille Johnson, newly crowned Ambassadors for 2021/2022 Morgan Bennett and Angela Rutschke, and outgoing 2019-2021 Ambassador Jonathan Fennell. (Taylor Johnson photo)