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Barriere Legion officially started their 2022 Remembrance Day Poppy Campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 25, when Barriere Legion representative Linn Buker pinned the first symbolic poppy onto the chest of Mayor Ward Stamer in council chambers at the Ridge. (Tasha Buchanan photo)

Poppy campaign underway in Barriere

Barriere Legion officially started their 2022 Remembrance Day Poppy Campaign on Tuesday,…

Barriere Legion officially started their 2022 Remembrance Day Poppy Campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 25, when Barriere Legion representative Linn Buker pinned the first symbolic poppy onto the chest of Mayor Ward Stamer in council chambers at the Ridge. (Tasha Buchanan photo)
Barriere Secondary School Coach Travis Repka (r) poses with students who raised over $3,000 from a dunk tank they hosted at the North Thompson Fall Fair this year. The funds are being used to purchase new athletic equipment for the school including volleyballs, soccer balls, basketballs, rugby balls, badminton racquets, and other equipment. (BSS photo)

Barriere Secondary buy equipment with Fall Fair dunk tank income

Barriere Secondary School (BSS) athletics hosted a dunk tank at this year’s…

Barriere Secondary School Coach Travis Repka (r) poses with students who raised over $3,000 from a dunk tank they hosted at the North Thompson Fall Fair this year. The funds are being used to purchase new athletic equipment for the school including volleyballs, soccer balls, basketballs, rugby balls, badminton racquets, and other equipment. (BSS photo)
Banchi Hanuse, on left, Season 6: Episode 5 and 6 of Moosemeat & Marmalade director, stands with Art Napoleon, producer and host of the show, during filming in Bella Coola, Nuxalkulmc. (Olivia Vanderwal, photo).

Moosemeat & Marmalade episodes filmed in Bella Coola showing on APTN

The docuseries filmed two episodes in Nuxalkulmc last year, both directed by Banchi Hanuse

Banchi Hanuse, on left, Season 6: Episode 5 and 6 of Moosemeat & Marmalade director, stands with Art Napoleon, producer and host of the show, during filming in Bella Coola, Nuxalkulmc. (Olivia Vanderwal, photo).
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Thanks to the community hosting for ‘Dogs With Jobs’

To the editor; We packed up our four working cowdogs and came…

  • Oct 27, 2022
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Are you ready for Halloween? (Black Press Media photo)

Editorial: Be visible for safe, outdoor fun this Halloween

A favourite special event for many, Halloween is just around the corner.…

  • Oct 27, 2022
Are you ready for Halloween? (Black Press Media photo)
Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Camera captures pumpkin-stealing bear in Abbotsford

Thief rolls its find through townhouse complex and then abandons it

Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)
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Little Fort says population expected to double when Craft Fair happens Oct. 30

By Judi Klontz Little Fort residents say the population is expected to…

  • Oct 26, 2022
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Thompson Valley Players invites all ages to join Christmas Memories variety show

The Thompson Valley Players are excited to announce they will be hosting…

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Bruce Cameron. (File photo)

PODCAST.: Turnout for B.C. 2022 municipal elections down from 2018

TODAY IN B.C.: Voting online, campaign issues and mayoralty races discussed

Bruce Cameron. (File photo)
Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s newest Area O (Lower North Thompson) director is longtime Louis Creek rancher and Barriere Star Journal editor Jill Hayward, pictured here with her husband Bob and two canine companions. (Hayward photo)

Barriere Star Journal editor takes on role of TNRD Area O (Lower North Thompson) director

Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s newest Area O (Lower North Thompson) director is longtime…

Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s newest Area O (Lower North Thompson) director is longtime Louis Creek rancher and Barriere Star Journal editor Jill Hayward, pictured here with her husband Bob and two canine companions. (Hayward photo)
Fall is the perfect time to check that your bat box is well-attached, water-tight and clean, ready to offer a safe roosting site for bats in spring. (Habitat Acquisition Trust photo)

Trick or … a weed pull? Ways to help Cariboo bat populations at risk

Bat-friendly landscaping can help bats at Halloween

  • Oct 22, 2022
Fall is the perfect time to check that your bat box is well-attached, water-tight and clean, ready to offer a safe roosting site for bats in spring. (Habitat Acquisition Trust photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Will ranches become more and more for the rich and those with outside incomes?

Recruiting young people to replace the current generation of ranchers is a tough task

  • Oct 22, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Infrared photography in Salmon Arm. (John Enman photo)

Shooting infrared in Salmon Arm

Every eight weeks (or-there-abouts) I make the drive to Salmon Arm so…

  • Oct 22, 2022
Infrared photography in Salmon Arm. (John Enman photo)
Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys
Margo Kadlun-Jones and Howie Jones reminisce as they look at a photo album from their times growing up in Canada’s North. (Times photo by Keith McNeill)

Valley Voices: Couple says inclusivity is best

Keith McNeill Clearwater Times “I always tell my kids it’s a good…

  • Oct 21, 2022
Margo Kadlun-Jones and Howie Jones reminisce as they look at a photo album from their times growing up in Canada’s North. (Times photo by Keith McNeill)
In the early morning hours of Nov. 8, 2022, North America will witness the last total lunar eclipse of the year. (Gary Boyle photo)

Total lunar eclipse of the year Nov. 8, 2022

In the early morning hours of Nov. 8, 2022, North America will…

  • Oct 21, 2022
In the early morning hours of Nov. 8, 2022, North America will witness the last total lunar eclipse of the year. (Gary Boyle photo)
The Barriere Curling Rink will be the site of Curl BC’s under 20-year-old Mixed Double teams from across B.C., on Dec. 2-4, 2022. The event will be hosted by the Barriere Recreation Society. (Curl BC photo)

Canada Winter Games Mixed Doubles Qualifier coming to Barriere

The Barriere Recreation Society say they are “super excited” to be chosen…

  • Oct 21, 2022
The Barriere Curling Rink will be the site of Curl BC’s under 20-year-old Mixed Double teams from across B.C., on Dec. 2-4, 2022. The event will be hosted by the Barriere Recreation Society. (Curl BC photo)
Barriere Elementary student Alex Johnson prepares to give his Principal Mikel Brogan a pie in the face for cancer research after the students accepted Brogan’s challenge of raising over $500 for the Terry Fox Run and cancer research. (BES photo)

Principal takes pie in face for a good cause

Barriere Elementary students rise to the challenge

  • Oct 21, 2022
Barriere Elementary student Alex Johnson prepares to give his Principal Mikel Brogan a pie in the face for cancer research after the students accepted Brogan’s challenge of raising over $500 for the Terry Fox Run and cancer research. (BES photo)
Chloe Friesen and Jaidyn Lange share a laugh as they take to the skies for the first time together. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Youth soar high above the South Cariboo

Clear and sunny skies for the 10th annual Junior Aviator Day

Chloe Friesen and Jaidyn Lange share a laugh as they take to the skies for the first time together. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Pictured (l-r) is Olds College Broncos Coach Guy Kelley, McLure cowgirl Becky Bradley, and Northern Lights College President Todd Bondoroff presenting Bradley with a saddle for the high average win at a college rodeo. (Bradley submitted photo)

McLure cowgirl wins saddle at Alberta rodeo

McLure cowgirl and recent Barriere Secondary Grad, Becky Bradley, who is attending…

Pictured (l-r) is Olds College Broncos Coach Guy Kelley, McLure cowgirl Becky Bradley, and Northern Lights College President Todd Bondoroff presenting Bradley with a saddle for the high average win at a college rodeo. (Bradley submitted photo)