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Simon Appel is pictured here with his wife Stefanie, and sons Patrick and Niko. (Appel photo)

GoFundMe raises over $46,000 for Louis Creek family

When a husband and father died in a tragic work accident, many have rallied to help his family

  • Jun 15, 2022
Simon Appel is pictured here with his wife Stefanie, and sons Patrick and Niko. (Appel photo)
The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June 11, for the North Thompson River, including tributaries around Barriere and Clearwater. Pictured is the river at Little Fort where the reaction ferry has been removed from the river due to the rising water. (Pam Jim photo)

North Thompson communities of Barriere and Clearwater put on Flood Watch

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June…

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June 11, for the North Thompson River, including tributaries around Barriere and Clearwater. Pictured is the river at Little Fort where the reaction ferry has been removed from the river due to the rising water. (Pam Jim photo)
The TNRD operated two Resiliency Centres in Kamloops last year, including this one at Northills Mall pictured in July 2021. The centres were open for a total of 143 days, while more than 60 TNRD staff logged more than 11,000 hours at the Emergency Operations Centre. (Photo credit: TNRD)

TNRD activates Emergency Operations Centre for the season

Later than usual flood risk could push flooding into fire season and present a challenge

The TNRD operated two Resiliency Centres in Kamloops last year, including this one at Northills Mall pictured in July 2021. The centres were open for a total of 143 days, while more than 60 TNRD staff logged more than 11,000 hours at the Emergency Operations Centre. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A veterinary technology student interacts with a horse at TRU’s farm in Knutsford. (TRU photo)

Campaign for animal simulators nearly doubles goal

Fundraiser for high-tech training tools for TRU’s veterinary technology program extremely successful

  • Jun 11, 2022
A veterinary technology student interacts with a horse at TRU’s farm in Knutsford. (TRU photo)
1948 flood in the Clearwater flats. Pictured is the CTP planer mill yard. (Courtesy of Len Sollows)

VALLEY VOICES FROM THE PAST: River above 1948 mark

This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, June 14, 1972, issue of…

  • Jun 10, 2022
1948 flood in the Clearwater flats. Pictured is the CTP planer mill yard. (Courtesy of Len Sollows)
Pictured presenting a $500 cheque to the Barriere Elementary School Library are; (l-r) Interior Savings Insurance Manager Holly Fenrick, Barriere Elementary School Principal Mikel Brogan, Librarian Jeff Renfrew, and Interior Savings Credit Union Manager Lindsay Arcand. (Interior Savings photo).

$500 for school library from Interior Savings Garage Sale

“Interior Savings is always looking for ways to give back in our…

Pictured presenting a $500 cheque to the Barriere Elementary School Library are; (l-r) Interior Savings Insurance Manager Holly Fenrick, Barriere Elementary School Principal Mikel Brogan, Librarian Jeff Renfrew, and Interior Savings Credit Union Manager Lindsay Arcand. (Interior Savings photo).
Mayor Ward Stamer cuts the ribbon, and officially opens Barriere’s new Dog Park, with (l-r) Councilors Donna Kibble, Judy Armstrong, Amanda Sabyan, Rob Kerslake, Scott Kershaw and Public Works Manager Chris Matthews. Local canines, Russell and Echo, joined in on the excitement while anxiously waiting for the gate to open. The dog park is located along Airfield Road in Community Park, and consists of secure double entry/exit gates and two separate areas – a small dog area and an any size dog area. Residents are asked to help protect this long awaited asset by following the posted facility rules and by being responsible dog owners. (Ellen Monteith photo)
Mayor Ward Stamer cuts the ribbon, and officially opens Barriere’s new Dog Park, with (l-r) Councillors Donna Kibble, Judy Armstrong, Amanda Sabyan, Rob Kerslake, Scott Kershaw and Public Works Manager Chris Matthews. Local canines, Russell and Echo, joined in on the excitement of waiting for the gate to open. The dog park is located along Airfield Road in Community Park, and consists of secure double entry/exit gates and two separate areas – a small dog area and an any size dog area. Residents are asked to help protect this long awaited asset by following the posted facility rules and by being responsible dog owners. (Ellen Monteith photo)

Let the dog games begin – Barriere dog park now open

Mayor Ward Stamer cuts the ribbon, and officially opens Barriere’s new Dog…

Mayor Ward Stamer cuts the ribbon, and officially opens Barriere’s new Dog Park, with (l-r) Councilors Donna Kibble, Judy Armstrong, Amanda Sabyan, Rob Kerslake, Scott Kershaw and Public Works Manager Chris Matthews. Local canines, Russell and Echo, joined in on the excitement while anxiously waiting for the gate to open. The dog park is located along Airfield Road in Community Park, and consists of secure double entry/exit gates and two separate areas – a small dog area and an any size dog area. Residents are asked to help protect this long awaited asset by following the posted facility rules and by being responsible dog owners. (Ellen Monteith photo)
Mayor Ward Stamer cuts the ribbon, and officially opens Barriere’s new Dog Park, with (l-r) Councillors Donna Kibble, Judy Armstrong, Amanda Sabyan, Rob Kerslake, Scott Kershaw and Public Works Manager Chris Matthews. Local canines, Russell and Echo, joined in on the excitement of waiting for the gate to open. The dog park is located along Airfield Road in Community Park, and consists of secure double entry/exit gates and two separate areas – a small dog area and an any size dog area. Residents are asked to help protect this long awaited asset by following the posted facility rules and by being responsible dog owners. (Ellen Monteith photo)
Odette Dempsey-Caputo spoke on behalf of her husband, MP Frank Caputo, and was one of many guests to speak at the TRU event. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Thompson Rivers University unveils donor wall at Wells Gray Research and Education Centre

Dozens of community members and academics gathered for the event on Thurday, June 2

Odette Dempsey-Caputo spoke on behalf of her husband, MP Frank Caputo, and was one of many guests to speak at the TRU event. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)
Pictured is Barriere AG Foods employee Laura (r) drawing the winning tickets for The Barriere District Heritage Society Spring Raffle while society rep Fran Wagstaff holds the basket. (Lorene Fennell photo)
Pictured is Barriere AG Foods employee Laura (r) drawing the winning tickets for The Barriere District Heritage Society Spring Raffle while society rep Fran Wagstaff holds the bucket. (Lorene Fennell photo)

Barriere Heritage Society announces Spring Raffle winners

The Barriere & District Heritage Society Spring Raffle was drawn at Barriere…

Pictured is Barriere AG Foods employee Laura (r) drawing the winning tickets for The Barriere District Heritage Society Spring Raffle while society rep Fran Wagstaff holds the basket. (Lorene Fennell photo)
Pictured is Barriere AG Foods employee Laura (r) drawing the winning tickets for The Barriere District Heritage Society Spring Raffle while society rep Fran Wagstaff holds the bucket. (Lorene Fennell photo)
(John Enman photo)
(John Enman photo)
(Ladies Golf teaser)

Only the brave play golf in the rain

Wowser! That was quite the rain we had the afternoon of Tuesday,…

  • Jun 9, 2022
(Ladies Golf teaser)
The Cops for Cancer - Tour de North finished in Prince Rupert on Sept. 23 with participants jubilant at the success of cycling more than 870 km and battling wicked weather to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Tour de North getting ready to hit the road again to benefit sick kids

Cops for Cancer participants training to cycle more than 800 km, fundraising against pediatric cancer

The Cops for Cancer - Tour de North finished in Prince Rupert on Sept. 23 with participants jubilant at the success of cycling more than 870 km and battling wicked weather to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games on south Vancouver Island

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marks 99 days to the Games

Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.
Barriere First Responders donated and gave out first aid packs to the 1st Barriere Scout Group on May 24 after teaching them how to recognize an emergency thanks to the assistance of BCEHS Community Paramedic Mikael Kjellström. (BAFRS photo)

First Responders share knowledge with 1st Barriere Scouts

Barriere First Responders donated and gave out first aid packs to the…

Barriere First Responders donated and gave out first aid packs to the 1st Barriere Scout Group on May 24 after teaching them how to recognize an emergency thanks to the assistance of BCEHS Community Paramedic Mikael Kjellström. (BAFRS photo)
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Learning to fish takes a good amount of concentration as shown by this youngster during the June 5, GoFish BC Learn to Fish Day hosted at Dixon Lake by Barriere Nature Kids. (C. Staples photo)

Go Fish in the rain at Dixon Lake

“Despite all the rain, our inaugural event went very well,” reported event…

Learning to fish takes a good amount of concentration as shown by this youngster during the June 5, GoFish BC Learn to Fish Day hosted at Dixon Lake by Barriere Nature Kids. (C. Staples photo)
The Little Fort and McLure reaction ferries in the North Thompson Valley are now out of service due to the waters of the North Thompson River continuing to rise. This photo was taken on June 6 showing the Little Fort reaction ferry out of the water until the river has receded. (Pam Jim Photo)

Reaction ferries pulled as North Thompson continues to rise

The Little Fort and McLure reaction ferries in the North Thompson Valley…

  • Jun 8, 2022
The Little Fort and McLure reaction ferries in the North Thompson Valley are now out of service due to the waters of the North Thompson River continuing to rise. This photo was taken on June 6 showing the Little Fort reaction ferry out of the water until the river has receded. (Pam Jim Photo)
The Clearwater River on June 7 before off the Old North Thompson Highway.

TNRD advises residents to prepare for rising waters

Higher-than-normal flows are forecast for the North and South Thompson Rivers

The Clearwater River on June 7 before off the Old North Thompson Highway.