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At home in the Weyerhaeuser subdivision, these Weyerhaeuser employees have been together for 27 years off the job, an almost 25 years on the job. Lisa Skubovius photo

Valley Voices of the Past: Stacking the years (and the wood) together

Most couples go separate ways when the workday begins, but not the Toths.

  • May 12, 2022
At home in the Weyerhaeuser subdivision, these Weyerhaeuser employees have been together for 27 years off the job, an almost 25 years on the job. Lisa Skubovius photo
En Canto - Hunter Bloomfield (Marabell - Mexican girl), Hannah Kershaw (Felix - dancing), Becky Bradley (Pepa - dancing) during the BSS grad fashion show. (Wanda Nystoruk)

Disney comes alive at grad fashion show

Barriere Secondary School students strut their stuff on stage

En Canto - Hunter Bloomfield (Marabell - Mexican girl), Hannah Kershaw (Felix - dancing), Becky Bradley (Pepa - dancing) during the BSS grad fashion show. (Wanda Nystoruk)
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
There are many reasons to avoid wildflower seed mixes. Help keep our region free of invasive plants and ‘Plant Wise’. (C. Tarasoff submitted photo)

Wildflower seed mix…friend or foe?

Wildflower seed mix…friend or foe?

  • May 7, 2022
There are many reasons to avoid wildflower seed mixes. Help keep our region free of invasive plants and ‘Plant Wise’. (C. Tarasoff submitted photo)
The Ministry of Environment says there are many causes for algal blooms in freshwaters and it is often difficult to pinpoint specific reasons why a bloom forms. In many cases, a set of unique environmental conditions occur in a waterbody, which can lead to a particular species dominating and triggering a bloom. While bloom formation is waterbody specific, the most common factors for bloom formation are timing, nutrients, temperature, light, and stable conditions. (Ministry Of Environment)

What you need to know about algae blooms

Spring is here and the warmer weather means algae can start growing…

  • May 7, 2022
The Ministry of Environment says there are many causes for algal blooms in freshwaters and it is often difficult to pinpoint specific reasons why a bloom forms. In many cases, a set of unique environmental conditions occur in a waterbody, which can lead to a particular species dominating and triggering a bloom. While bloom formation is waterbody specific, the most common factors for bloom formation are timing, nutrients, temperature, light, and stable conditions. (Ministry Of Environment)
A Statistics Canada building and sign is pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Census figures show local communities are getting older

Percentage of residents 65 or older has increased in Clearwater and Barriere

A Statistics Canada building and sign is pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Yellowhead 4-H Club winners from the club’s April demos and speak and shows. (Ashley Salle photo)

Yellowhead 4-H public speaking teams off to Regionals

By Tessa Salle and Grace Farrow Yellowhead 4-H Club Reporters Not only…

  • May 6, 2022
Yellowhead 4-H Club winners from the club’s April demos and speak and shows. (Ashley Salle photo)
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Line up at Hungry Horse Cafe

The North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere, was a busy place again…

(Jill Hayward photo)
(John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

What’s it to be, JPG or RAW?

  • May 5, 2022
(John Enman photo)
Kathy Matthews and Linda Ransome went home with the 1st place trophy at the 2nd Annual Barriere Pickleball Club Tournament held April 30. (Tracy Sealy submitted photo)
Kathy Matthews and Linda Ransome went home with the 1st place trophy at the 2nd Annual Barriere Pickleball Club Tournament held April 30. (Tracy Sealy submitted photo)

Pickleballers hold annual tournament in Barriere

The 2nd annual Barriere Pickleball Club Tournament was held in the community…

  • May 5, 2022
Kathy Matthews and Linda Ransome went home with the 1st place trophy at the 2nd Annual Barriere Pickleball Club Tournament held April 30. (Tracy Sealy submitted photo)
Kathy Matthews and Linda Ransome went home with the 1st place trophy at the 2nd Annual Barriere Pickleball Club Tournament held April 30. (Tracy Sealy submitted photo)
The District of Barriere will be able to move to Stage 1 Water Restrictions on May 31 of this year as a result of municipality’s new well has come online. (Metro Creative photo)

Barriere moving to Stage 1 Water Restrictions May 31

Water restrictions were on the agenda at the District of Barriere Council…

The District of Barriere will be able to move to Stage 1 Water Restrictions on May 31 of this year as a result of municipality’s new well has come online. (Metro Creative photo)
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Ladies are all smiling to be back on course at Chinook Cove

By Leslie Stirling In the words of Lionel Richie “Hello. Is it…

  • May 4, 2022
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Barriere is seeking volunteers to serve on Recreation Committee

The DOB but only those selected will be contacted.

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(Jill Hayward photo)

‘Dogs’ for donations at Interior Savings garage sale

Interior Savings Service Representative Tanya Speer was in charge of serving up…

(Jill Hayward photo)
(Jill Hayward photo)

Dunn Lake Road access to Clearwater closed daily until May 9

A sign at the corner of Barriere Town Road and Dunn Lake…

(Jill Hayward photo)
The Allies Mountain Bike Festival has been cancelled (Simpcw First Nation/Facebook)

Allies Mountain Bike Festival has been cancelled

The much anticipated Allies Mountain Bike Festival scheduled to take place this…

The Allies Mountain Bike Festival has been cancelled (Simpcw First Nation/Facebook)
The Chilliwack Tulip Festival fields feature some 30 different varieties of tulips. (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Photography at the Tulip Festival

  • Apr 28, 2022
The Chilliwack Tulip Festival fields feature some 30 different varieties of tulips. (John Enman photo)
North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association president Jill Hayward (r) presents a “limited edition hammer” to the Jim family in recognition of their financial help in building the North Thompson Agriplex at the fairgrounds in Barriere in 2012. Pictured with her are (l-r) are Kee, Kam, Kyn, Kym and Marie (center) Jim. (Keith McNeil photo)

VALLEY VOICES: Little Fort Herefords celebrated 70 years in 2013

This article ran in the Aug. 15, 2013, issue of the North…

  • Apr 28, 2022
North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association president Jill Hayward (r) presents a “limited edition hammer” to the Jim family in recognition of their financial help in building the North Thompson Agriplex at the fairgrounds in Barriere in 2012. Pictured with her are (l-r) are Kee, Kam, Kyn, Kym and Marie (center) Jim. (Keith McNeil photo)
The North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society manage the Gorman Lake Rifle Range north of Barriere. (NTFGCS Facebook photo)

Province reconsiders new restrictions after consultations with BCWF

The B.C. Wildlife Federation report the provincial government has reconsidered and rejected…

The North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society manage the Gorman Lake Rifle Range north of Barriere. (NTFGCS Facebook photo)
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Celebrate the fifth annual Moose Hide Campaign

To the Editor; Last year, we hosted an online colouring contest and…

  • Apr 27, 2022
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