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Yellowhead 4-H members were successful in many divisions at the 2021 BC Ag Expo held at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, B.C. (Yellowhead 4-H photo)

Yellowhead 4-H club reports on BC AG Expo 2021

By Tessa Salle and Grace Farrow Yellowhead 4-H Club reporters This year…

  • Nov 4, 2021
Yellowhead 4-H members were successful in many divisions at the 2021 BC Ag Expo held at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, B.C. (Yellowhead 4-H photo)
Shoppers during the October 2021 Vancouver Used Camera Sale. (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Annual Vancouver used camera sale

  • Nov 4, 2021
Shoppers during the October 2021 Vancouver Used Camera Sale. (John Enman photo)
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SD73 revisits inter-school sports decision

By Diana Skoglund School District 73 Elementary Sports Council has reconsidered their…

  • Nov 4, 2021
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Scouts Canada is the country’s leading co-ed youth organization, offering programming for children and youth aged 5-26. Over 50,000 youth participate across the country, in multiple languages and reflecting Canada’s multicultural landscape, kids and youth in Scouts chart their own path of discovery. (Black Press file photo)

1st Barriere Scouts now open for business

It has been many years since the community of Barriere had an…

Scouts Canada is the country’s leading co-ed youth organization, offering programming for children and youth aged 5-26. Over 50,000 youth participate across the country, in multiple languages and reflecting Canada’s multicultural landscape, kids and youth in Scouts chart their own path of discovery. (Black Press file photo)
The launch of the annual Legion Poppy Campaign took place on the last Friday of October when Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer was formally pinned in council chambers with a Remembrance Day Poppy by Legion Branch 242 representative Linn Buker. Poppies will now be on sale throughout the community until Nov. 11, Remembrance Day. (Tasha Buchanan photo)

Poppy campaign now underway in Barriere

The launch of the annual Legion Branch 242 Poppy Campaign took place…

The launch of the annual Legion Poppy Campaign took place on the last Friday of October when Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer was formally pinned in council chambers with a Remembrance Day Poppy by Legion Branch 242 representative Linn Buker. Poppies will now be on sale throughout the community until Nov. 11, Remembrance Day. (Tasha Buchanan photo)
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Pictured is a costumed Laura Chambers posing with Halloween party goer Ralph Scheer dressed in an impressive clown outfit during Chambers’ outdoor neighbourhood party held at a home in Barriere Oct. 30 (Lisa Dredge photo)

Cops and clowns for Halloween

The Chambers family of Barriere hosted a fun outdoor Halloween party on…

Pictured is a costumed Laura Chambers posing with Halloween party goer Ralph Scheer dressed in an impressive clown outfit during Chambers’ outdoor neighbourhood party held at a home in Barriere Oct. 30 (Lisa Dredge photo)
School District 73 office in Kamloops. (Kamloops This Week)

Kamloops-Thompson school district to create committee to discuss vaccine mandate

The B.C. government has decided against imposing a provincewide mandate and has delegated the task of deciding whether to impose such a measure to individual districts

  • Nov 3, 2021
School District 73 office in Kamloops. (Kamloops This Week)
Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)

Kelowna residents rally behind Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)
Known as “The Backyard Astronomer”, Gary Boyle is an astronomy educator, guest speaker and monthly columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. (Boyle submitted photo)

The Backyard Astronomer: A sky full of planets

By Gary Boyle; The Backyard Astronomer For thousands of years, the night…

  • Oct 30, 2021
Known as “The Backyard Astronomer”, Gary Boyle is an astronomy educator, guest speaker and monthly columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. (Boyle submitted photo)
Ready to pay their money and take their chances, participants lined up on Sunday, Sept. 29, 1991, to sign up for events at the Little Fort Recreation Society’s turkey shoot. The noon-to-dusk event brought out an estimated 40 participants and a total crowd of approximately 100. (Ann Piper photo)

Valley Voices: Little Fort Turkey Shoot draws crowd

The following article appeared in the Monday, October 7, 1991, edition of…

Ready to pay their money and take their chances, participants lined up on Sunday, Sept. 29, 1991, to sign up for events at the Little Fort Recreation Society’s turkey shoot. The noon-to-dusk event brought out an estimated 40 participants and a total crowd of approximately 100. (Ann Piper photo)
Beginning in January 2022, the Seamless Day Kindergarten program will be delivered in SD73 at the Arthur Hatton Elementary School in one classroom by a team that consists of a kindergarten teacher and two Early Childhood Educators with the hopes the program can possibly expand into other schools within the district. (SD73 photo)

SD73 embraces Seamless Day Kindergarten pilot program

The Kamloops-Thompson School District announced last week that its youngest learners and…

  • Oct 28, 2021
Beginning in January 2022, the Seamless Day Kindergarten program will be delivered in SD73 at the Arthur Hatton Elementary School in one classroom by a team that consists of a kindergarten teacher and two Early Childhood Educators with the hopes the program can possibly expand into other schools within the district. (SD73 photo)
The colourfully lighted ninety-foot sails atop the iconic Canada Place in Vancouver.(John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

‘Night Moves’ in photography

  • Oct 28, 2021
The colourfully lighted ninety-foot sails atop the iconic Canada Place in Vancouver.(John Enman photo)
Interior Savings staff cleaned up the Lions Hall in Barriere on their Oct. 21, Day of Difference. Lions Hall kitchen cleaners pictured are (l-r) Tammy Frederick, Angela Hazelton and Carleen Stamer. (Lindsay Arcand photo)

Interior Savings staff make a positive difference in Barriere

Interior Savings Day of Difference took place on Thursday, Oct. 21. This…

Interior Savings staff cleaned up the Lions Hall in Barriere on their Oct. 21, Day of Difference. Lions Hall kitchen cleaners pictured are (l-r) Tammy Frederick, Angela Hazelton and Carleen Stamer. (Lindsay Arcand photo)
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Lower North Thompson Community Forest reports $240K going towards supporting local communities

The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society (LNTCFS) was founded in 2003…

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Caped crusader has some help

With Halloween fast approaching, Batgirl Riley McInnis patrols Green Tree Estates to…

(Elise McInnis photo)
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North Thompson Fish and Game Club host successful F-Class match

The North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society hosted a successful F-Class…

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Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP-elect meets with Barriere

Mayor and area stakeholders hold active discussion with MP-elect Frank Caputo

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Chamber president says “community growth is a positive” in Barriere

The Barriere & Area Chamber of Commerce building can be found in…

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Backwoods Chiropractic’s Zacharry Paul says he will be adding Thai massage to his Barriere location, and his Backwoods Chiropractic Clearwater clinic has teamed up with Lattin Massage (of Barriere) to offer both chiropractic and RMT services to the Clearwater community. (Jill Hayward photo)

Backwoods Chiropratic expands from Barriere to Clearwater

It was only a few years ago when chiropractor Zacharry Paul moved…

Backwoods Chiropractic’s Zacharry Paul says he will be adding Thai massage to his Barriere location, and his Backwoods Chiropractic Clearwater clinic has teamed up with Lattin Massage (of Barriere) to offer both chiropractic and RMT services to the Clearwater community. (Jill Hayward photo)