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A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fundraiser to search more B.C. residential schools tops $100,000

Indigenous leaders hope to use radar technology to search for lost children on Vancouver Island

A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
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More child care spaces coming for Barriere

Local families to benefit from provincial support for child care centre

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BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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Complaint of mischief at Trans Mountain site in Clearwater

Submitted by G.D. Simpson May 22 At about 1:00 a.m., Cst. Klassen…

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Commencement Ceremonies 2021 and news from Barriere Secondary

The Kamloops Thompson School District 73 says it is important to SD73…

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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Catching a family swim back at the pond

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Humming on the golf course

Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky − stormy…

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Kamloops Thompson School District 73 Board Chair Rhonda Kershaw (r), and Transportation Manager Sherry Kristjanson are shown with the new electric school bus that has joined the fleet in Kamloops. (SD73 photo)

Electric school bus now running in Kamloops-Thompson

A new electric school bus is now part of the fleet in…

  • Jun 3, 2021
Kamloops Thompson School District 73 Board Chair Rhonda Kershaw (r), and Transportation Manager Sherry Kristjanson are shown with the new electric school bus that has joined the fleet in Kamloops. (SD73 photo)
(L-r) Former Chief of the Bonaparte Indian Band, Terry Porter (a Kamloops Indian Residential School survivor), Wanda Nystoruk, and Bonaparte Indian Band Chief Frank Antoine are shown at the May 28, 2021, sacred drumming ceremonies held at the former KIRS site on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. (Nystoruk photo)

Daughter of a Kamloops residential school survivor speaks from her heart

When the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the…

(L-r) Former Chief of the Bonaparte Indian Band, Terry Porter (a Kamloops Indian Residential School survivor), Wanda Nystoruk, and Bonaparte Indian Band Chief Frank Antoine are shown at the May 28, 2021, sacred drumming ceremonies held at the former KIRS site on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. (Nystoruk photo)
Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. government announces $1.5 million in pandemic relief for struggling Legion branches

Property tax exemption is what Legions really need, Victoria branch president says

Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Barriere kids remember 215 children with personal art and love

The Nickel family in Barriere were busy earlier this week as their…

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Apply now for Trans Mountain Adult Education Bursary

If you are an adult, 19 years or older, reside within the…

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BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)

B.C. Cancer Foundation canvassers going door-to-door

Residents asked to support monthly donor program, but warned canvassers do not take cash

BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)
Sweatin’ for Science participants have collectively clocked 90,000+ kilometres during the fundraiser – the equivalent of more than one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon.

Sweatin’ for Science group collectively travels the distance of one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon

Funds will make science fairs more accessible for those who might not otherwise be able to take part

  • May 31, 2021
Sweatin’ for Science participants have collectively clocked 90,000+ kilometres during the fundraiser – the equivalent of more than one lap around the perimeter of BC and Yukon.
Clearwater and District Highway Rescue Unit Chief, Garry Ruston, was very happy when the new 1995 Chevy crewcab one-ton arrived from Red Deer, Alta. This photo first appeared in the Times’ Oct. 3, 1995 issue.

Valley Voices: Emergency services in the North Thompson

The following is an excerpt from the Upper North Thompson Reflections Clearwater…

  • May 30, 2021
Clearwater and District Highway Rescue Unit Chief, Garry Ruston, was very happy when the new 1995 Chevy crewcab one-ton arrived from Red Deer, Alta. This photo first appeared in the Times’ Oct. 3, 1995 issue.
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Join Walk For Alzheimer’s online celebration, Sunday, May 30

This coming Sunday, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. will be joining Alzheimer…

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Thursday, May 20, was a hot one in the Louis Creek/Barriere area with some residents reporting 27°C - 30°C on their decks. Around 4 p.m. gusts of wind from the north came through the Louis Creek Industrial Park and quickly stirred up large clouds of dust from the construction sites that all but obscured the Yellowhead Highway to travelers. Pictured here are homes on the south side of the industrial park, and slightly east of the Yellowhead which is totally obscured by the dust storm. (Jill Hayward photo)

Louis Creek dust storm totally obscures Hwy 5

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Thursday, May 20, was a hot one in the Louis Creek/Barriere area with some residents reporting 27°C - 30°C on their decks. Around 4 p.m. gusts of wind from the north came through the Louis Creek Industrial Park and quickly stirred up large clouds of dust from the construction sites that all but obscured the Yellowhead Highway to travelers. Pictured here are homes on the south side of the industrial park, and slightly east of the Yellowhead which is totally obscured by the dust storm. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Summer Fishing Challenge returns this summer

Youth throughout B.C. enthusiastically taking up the sport

  • May 27, 2021
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Refit of Barriere Ridge playground starting to take place

In April, the Kamloops Thompson School District 73 removed the swings from…

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Chief Ashley Wohlgemuth points to the name ‘Jerry’ on the side of Barriere Fire Rescue’s new fire engine. (Jill Hayward photo)

Firefighter ‘Barriere Jerr’ remembered on town’s new fire engine

Barriere’s new fire engine has two special decals on the body that…

Chief Ashley Wohlgemuth points to the name ‘Jerry’ on the side of Barriere Fire Rescue’s new fire engine. (Jill Hayward photo)