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North Thompson Fall Fair cancelled for second year

Barriere’s annual Labour Day weekend event put on hold until 2022 due to COVID-19

  • Apr 28, 2021
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This is a photo of one of the vehicles that were stolen during a break in into a property on the west end of Agate Bay Road the early very morning hours of April 23, 2021, which was perpetrated by more than one person using a black Dodge pickup truck with vehicle tint. Police are requesting the public’s assistance to be on alert for suspicious persons and motor vehicles on Agate Bay Road and to report any suspicious activity to the RCMP. (Facebook photo)

Theft of vehicles, vandalism of buildings near Barriere

Agate Bay Road break-in one of many reported in the area

This is a photo of one of the vehicles that were stolen during a break in into a property on the west end of Agate Bay Road the early very morning hours of April 23, 2021, which was perpetrated by more than one person using a black Dodge pickup truck with vehicle tint. Police are requesting the public’s assistance to be on alert for suspicious persons and motor vehicles on Agate Bay Road and to report any suspicious activity to the RCMP. (Facebook photo)
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Flowers galore – all you have to do is plant them

Volunteer Tanya Wong smiles for the camera while cleaning peony plant tubers…

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Barriere caregivers are in the spotlight for the 2021 annual Walk For Alzheimer’s fundraiser (<a href="http://www.alzheimerbc.org" target="_blank">www.alzheimerbc.org</a>)

Barriere Walk for Alzheimer’s to honour all caregivers

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is encouraging Barriere and other North Thompson…

Barriere caregivers are in the spotlight for the 2021 annual Walk For Alzheimer’s fundraiser (<a href="http://www.alzheimerbc.org" target="_blank">www.alzheimerbc.org</a>)
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Just scooting around

Barriere’s Elli Kohnert says she no longer has a car for transportation,…

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Prize money for winners of Barriere Blooms Contest

Drought tolerant gardening is the focus for the annual Barriere Blooms contest…

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Got a little mud on your tires?

By Catherine Tarasoff It’s been a long winter and many of us…

  • Apr 23, 2021
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Strong winds forecasted across the Kamloops Fire Centre

Gusts up to 50 to 60 km expected, businesses and public asked to postpone outdoor burning

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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Grab the camera – Spring is finally starting

  • Apr 22, 2021
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A District of Barriere sign board on Barriere Town Road, just north of the firehall, now provides public information and education from the municipality. (Jill Hayward photo)

Street lighting improvements and signage for Barriere

The District of Barriere advise they will be upgrading or installing new…

A District of Barriere sign board on Barriere Town Road, just north of the firehall, now provides public information and education from the municipality. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Volunteers – the value of one, the power of many

This is National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, 2021

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Barriere Lions Club raise over $4100 to support local Legion

(L-r) Barriere Legion Branch 242 president Al Fortin is shown accepting a…

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Kevin Roche was the Barriere Fire Chief in 1991. He is shown here handing Tammy Beddington a uniform helmet and congratulating her on being their newest member, and the only woman firefighter in the department. (Yellowhead Star/Pamela Russell photo)

Valley Voices From The PastOctober 1991 – Barriere’s first fire woman

Reprinted from the Yellowhead Star, Oct. 21, 1991 By Pamela Russell Tammy…

  • Apr 18, 2021
Kevin Roche was the Barriere Fire Chief in 1991. He is shown here handing Tammy Beddington a uniform helmet and congratulating her on being their newest member, and the only woman firefighter in the department. (Yellowhead Star/Pamela Russell photo)
Little Fort Volunteer Fire Department assisted Blackpool Fire Rescue the evening on Apr. 2, in a scheduled controlled burning along the Old North Thompson Highway and Highway 5 as part of annual Fire Smart Prevention projects.  (Facebook: Blackpool Fire Rescue photo)(BFR Facebook photo)

Enhanced water storage for Blackpool and Little Fort firefighting

Blackpool Fire Rescue and Little Fort Volunteer Fire Department enhanced water storage…

  • Apr 17, 2021
Little Fort Volunteer Fire Department assisted Blackpool Fire Rescue the evening on Apr. 2, in a scheduled controlled burning along the Old North Thompson Highway and Highway 5 as part of annual Fire Smart Prevention projects.  (Facebook: Blackpool Fire Rescue photo)(BFR Facebook photo)
This black bear wreaked some havoc on Fawn Rd. on Sept. 12, 2020. It damaged a plum tree and ate all of its fruit. (Submitted photo)

The bear are awake: Secure your food and waste

Conservation Officer Service reminds the public and business owners to secure attractants as bears emerge from hibernation

  • Apr 16, 2021
This black bear wreaked some havoc on Fawn Rd. on Sept. 12, 2020. It damaged a plum tree and ate all of its fruit. (Submitted photo)
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Teaching photography using video conferencing

  • Apr 15, 2021
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The show Altered Perspectives, the artwork of Tim Francis, is on now at The Vic at 4th and Victoria, downtown Kamloops through May 1.

Altered Perspectives: Tim Francis’ one man art show in Kamloops

The show Altered Perspectives, the artwork of Tim Francis, is on now…

The show Altered Perspectives, the artwork of Tim Francis, is on now at The Vic at 4th and Victoria, downtown Kamloops through May 1.
Carlos Sigurnjak was found near where his blue hatchback was found. (Facebook photo)

Missing man found after two days

A man from Kelowna who went missing the afternoon of April 6…

Carlos Sigurnjak was found near where his blue hatchback was found. (Facebook photo)
In a ceremony held in front of the Barriere Secondary on Apr. 7, education coordinator Alison Green accepted a ceremonial twin drum on behalf of the Simpcw community to recognize the connection between the two communities.  Pictured with the cereminial twin drums are (l-r): Barriere Secondary former Aboriginal education worker Don Bowser, education worker and now 'Keeper Of The Drum' Alison Green, Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring, BSS students Ava Jules, Cassidy Calahasen, Corban Williams, and BSS principal Angela Stott. (Barriere Secondary photo)

Celebrating differences on Day of Sucwentwecw

Barriere Secondary gifts twin drum to the Simpcw Community

  • Apr 15, 2021
In a ceremony held in front of the Barriere Secondary on Apr. 7, education coordinator Alison Green accepted a ceremonial twin drum on behalf of the Simpcw community to recognize the connection between the two communities.  Pictured with the cereminial twin drums are (l-r): Barriere Secondary former Aboriginal education worker Don Bowser, education worker and now 'Keeper Of The Drum' Alison Green, Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring, BSS students Ava Jules, Cassidy Calahasen, Corban Williams, and BSS principal Angela Stott. (Barriere Secondary photo)
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Barriere’s new well is on track and expected to have plenty of water

“We want to make sure we maximize the quality and quantity of water,” says CAO

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