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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.
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Time to photograph spring colours

  • Jun 5, 2022
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Shop safe and watch for scams during baby formula shortage

With panic buying reported in parts of the country, the shortages in…

  • Jun 4, 2022
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Emergency dispatchers can’t track your precise location when you use a cellphone, so be as specific as possible when telling the 9-1-1 dispatcher where you are. (Photo credit: E-Comm 9-1-1)

Take the 9-1-1 Pledge to avoid tying up emergency services

Know when —and when not — to call 9-1-1, and what to do if you accidentally ring them

Emergency dispatchers can’t track your precise location when you use a cellphone, so be as specific as possible when telling the 9-1-1 dispatcher where you are. (Photo credit: E-Comm 9-1-1)
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Join the ladies every Tuesday evening

Warm weather - what a joy! It is so nice to see…

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Dixon Lake is close to Barriere and in the North Thompson Valley. (Facebook photo)

‘Learn To Fish’ day for kids at Dixon Lake, June 5

It’s time to get your fishing rods out, mark your calendar for…

Dixon Lake is close to Barriere and in the North Thompson Valley. (Facebook photo)
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District following up on paramedic concerns for rural ambulance staffing

“Barriere is going to submit a letter of request to meet with…

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Members of the Sagebrush Neighbourhood Association in Kamloops showing off their invasive weed pull spoils in 2020. This year’s Weed Pull Challenge gets underway on June 1 and runs through Aug. 31. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)

Weed Pull Challenge on through Aug. 31 to battle invasive plants

Groups throughout the TNRD encouraged to weed out invasive plants and compete for prizes

Members of the Sagebrush Neighbourhood Association in Kamloops showing off their invasive weed pull spoils in 2020. This year’s Weed Pull Challenge gets underway on June 1 and runs through Aug. 31. (Photo credit: TNIPMC)
Roland and Anne Neave. (TRU photo)
Roland and Anne Neave. (TRU photo)
Royal Inland Hospital (KTW photo)

Liberals calling on Dix to fix RIH crisis

North Thompson Star/Journal As the situation at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) becomes…

  • Jun 2, 2022
Royal Inland Hospital (KTW photo)
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Confusion over multi-use court in Barriere explained

To the editor; This is a response to the skateboarder’s letters on…

  • Jun 2, 2022
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Rural B.C. Emergency Health Services in crisis

To: Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, Victoria, B.C. Re: BC Emergency Health…

  • Jun 2, 2022
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RCMP have video of a suspect attempting to break into the Barriere Liquor Store on Friday, May 20. (RCMP submitted photo)

Police look to identify suspect in attempted break in at Barriere Liquor Store

Police report that on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 1:20 am, Barriere…

RCMP have video of a suspect attempting to break into the Barriere Liquor Store on Friday, May 20. (RCMP submitted photo)
(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo

For the love of animals ‘lock-in’ during BC SPCA fundraiser

BC SPCA hosts their lock-in for love fundraiser this month

(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo
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(L-r) Barriere’s Louise Lodge and Tracy Sealy took the silver in the Women’s Doubles, any age, 3.0 skill level at the Kamloops Open 2022 Pickleball Tournament held last weekend. A total of 297 pickleball enthusiasts competed in the annual event. (Connie Soback photo)

Pickleballers bring home silver from Kamloops Tourney

Impressive achievements were attained for four Barriere pickleball players who competed in…

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(L-r) Barriere’s Louise Lodge and Tracy Sealy took the silver in the Women’s Doubles, any age, 3.0 skill level at the Kamloops Open 2022 Pickleball Tournament held last weekend. A total of 297 pickleball enthusiasts competed in the annual event. (Connie Soback photo)
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Barriere Dog Park almost ready for Fido to enjoy

The much awaited dog park in Barriere is “almost ready to go,”…

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