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Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography

Orca pod crashes Quadra Island wedding

‘That’s a pretty good good way to start your marriage off’ — wedding videographer

Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography
Kelowna’s Simone Lamberton weaves her horse as quickly as she can through a number of poles during competitions at the BC High School Rodeo held at the North Thompson Fall fairgrounds in Barriere on Oct-8-9. (Jill Hayward photo)

High School Rodeo returns to Barriere

It’s been awhile, but BC High School Rodeo-South finally returned to Barriere…

Kelowna’s Simone Lamberton weaves her horse as quickly as she can through a number of poles during competitions at the BC High School Rodeo held at the North Thompson Fall fairgrounds in Barriere on Oct-8-9. (Jill Hayward photo)
Brandie Engemoen and Kurtis Rainer are shown getting married at the Rainer Farm in Darfield on Oct. 1, 2022, with marriage commissioner Leslie Stirling officiating. (Photo by MIKAEL KJELLSTROM)

Valley Voices: Time to move on after 238 weddings

Well, I’ve sung this song, but I’ll sing it again of the…

  • Oct 14, 2022
Brandie Engemoen and Kurtis Rainer are shown getting married at the Rainer Farm in Darfield on Oct. 1, 2022, with marriage commissioner Leslie Stirling officiating. (Photo by MIKAEL KJELLSTROM)
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

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  • Oct 13, 2022
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Pictured are 12 of the 13 candidates running for District of Barriere council during a well attended All Candidates Forum hosted by Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce at the Barriere Lions Hall on Oct. 4, and moderated by Harley Wright. Pictured (l-r) Marguerite Dodds, Alan Fortin, Scott Kershaw, Rob Kerslake, Donna Kibble, Louis Lodge, Colin McInnis, Lance Naylor, Michelle Rutschke, Amanda Sabyan, Debbie Sherman, and Robert Veitch. Candidate Judy Armstrong was unable to make the forum due to a flight delay. (Mary-Lou Jones photo)

Remember to cast your vote on Saturday, Oct. 15

Polls be will open for Barriere 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ridge

  • Oct 13, 2022
Pictured are 12 of the 13 candidates running for District of Barriere council during a well attended All Candidates Forum hosted by Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce at the Barriere Lions Hall on Oct. 4, and moderated by Harley Wright. Pictured (l-r) Marguerite Dodds, Alan Fortin, Scott Kershaw, Rob Kerslake, Donna Kibble, Louis Lodge, Colin McInnis, Lance Naylor, Michelle Rutschke, Amanda Sabyan, Debbie Sherman, and Robert Veitch. Candidate Judy Armstrong was unable to make the forum due to a flight delay. (Mary-Lou Jones photo)
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Summer is extended at TNRD Eco-Depots and Transfer Stations

A number of Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) Eco-Depots and Transfer Stations…

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Proposed Bc Electoral Boundaries for the Cariboo-North Thompson region will include Barriere, Clearwater, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake and extend all the way to Anaheim Lake??????????????????????????
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Proposed B.C. Electoral boundary changes puts Barriere and Clearwater with Anahim Lake

The BC Electoral Boundaries Commission published its Preliminary Report on Oct. 3,…

Proposed Bc Electoral Boundaries for the Cariboo-North Thompson region will include Barriere, Clearwater, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake and extend all the way to Anaheim Lake??????????????????????????
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Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.

Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities –…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.
Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins B.C. Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Record holder submitted a small-for-him 1,676 lb. entry

Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo

United Way BC funding goes a long way in boosting local food security

It’s Friday, payday, and you need groceries. You’ve worked out the budget…

  • Oct 10, 2022
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo
Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)
Barriere Secondary volleyball player Holly Gordon serves during a game against St. Ann’s at Clearwater on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 27. (Photo by Keith McNeill)

Barriere Secondary Senior Girls bring home a win

Barriere Secondary’s Senior Girls Volleyball Team competed in a play-day at Clearwater…

  • Oct 6, 2022
Barriere Secondary volleyball player Holly Gordon serves during a game against St. Ann’s at Clearwater on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 27. (Photo by Keith McNeill)
Pictured are members of the Yellowhead 4-H Horse Club after receiving the Top 4-H Horse Club Aggregate trophy at the BC Ag Expo held at the fairgrounds in Barriere Sept. 22-26. Back row (l-r); Jessie-Anne MacArther, Isabella MacDougal, Alexis Nelson, Mackenna Fink. Front row (l-r); Audrina Allen, Isabel Maddocks-Puetz, and Chloe Smith. (Tracy Allen photo)

Yellowhead 4-H Horse Club win top award at BC Ag Expo

Winners of the Top Horse Club Aggregate trophy at last months BC…

Pictured are members of the Yellowhead 4-H Horse Club after receiving the Top 4-H Horse Club Aggregate trophy at the BC Ag Expo held at the fairgrounds in Barriere Sept. 22-26. Back row (l-r); Jessie-Anne MacArther, Isabella MacDougal, Alexis Nelson, Mackenna Fink. Front row (l-r); Audrina Allen, Isabel Maddocks-Puetz, and Chloe Smith. (Tracy Allen photo)
Niklas Schmahl is a Work-A-Wayer from Harsefeld, Germany. He is currently staying in the Little Fort area of the North Thompson Valley and learning about everything from farming to playing Pickleball. (Judi Klonz photo)

Pickleball draws German visitor to North Thompson area

Niklas Schmahl is a Work-A-Wayer from Harsefeld (near Hamburg), Germany, and is…

  • Oct 6, 2022
Niklas Schmahl is a Work-A-Wayer from Harsefeld, Germany. He is currently staying in the Little Fort area of the North Thompson Valley and learning about everything from farming to playing Pickleball. (Judi Klonz photo)
The Pattullo Bridge is a through arch bridge that crosses the Fraser River and links the city of New Westminster to the city of Surrey in B.C. (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Photographing New Westminster lights

  • Oct 6, 2022
The Pattullo Bridge is a through arch bridge that crosses the Fraser River and links the city of New Westminster to the city of Surrey in B.C. (John Enman photo)
Numerous competitions took place during The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere, including an active rapier and sword competition. (Jill Hayward photo)

Modern Middle Ages returns to Barriere

The Shire of Ramsgaard is located in the shining Principality of Tir…

Numerous competitions took place during The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere, including an active rapier and sword competition. (Jill Hayward photo)
Beekeeper John Hoyrup placed sections of a dead snag where honey bees had been living on top of bee boxes in order to rehome the bees whose snag was cut down. (Tara Larocque photo)

Meant to bee? A Cariboo landowner finds honey bee colony on property

Tara Larocque found a wild honey bee colony in a dead snag on her property, or did they find her?

Beekeeper John Hoyrup placed sections of a dead snag where honey bees had been living on top of bee boxes in order to rehome the bees whose snag was cut down. (Tara Larocque photo)
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International Day of Older Persons 2022

To the editor; October 1 was the International Day of Older Persons…

  • Oct 5, 2022
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Kevin Falcon, leader of the B.C. Liberal Party and leader of the Opposition in the provincial legislature made a stop at the Barriere Senior’s Hall on Friday, Sept. 30, for a meet and greet with some 30 residents who turned out for the occasion to hear what he had to say. From there Falcon drove north to Clearwater with Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar to attend the Truth and Reconciliation Day ceremonies at the Dutch Lake Community Centre. Pictured (l-r) B.C. Liberal Party leader Kevin Falcon, event organizer Val Stamer, District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer, and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar. (Mary-Lou Jones photo)

B.C. Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon makes stop in Barriere

“Voters must hold government accountable for their actions,” says Falcon

Kevin Falcon, leader of the B.C. Liberal Party and leader of the Opposition in the provincial legislature made a stop at the Barriere Senior’s Hall on Friday, Sept. 30, for a meet and greet with some 30 residents who turned out for the occasion to hear what he had to say. From there Falcon drove north to Clearwater with Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar to attend the Truth and Reconciliation Day ceremonies at the Dutch Lake Community Centre. Pictured (l-r) B.C. Liberal Party leader Kevin Falcon, event organizer Val Stamer, District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer, and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar. (Mary-Lou Jones photo)
Robert Veitch is a candidate for District of Barriere council. (Submitted photo)

Robert Veitch

Candidate for District of Barriere council

  • Oct 2, 2022
Robert Veitch is a candidate for District of Barriere council. (Submitted photo)