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Infrared photography. ( John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Casual drive home with an infrared camera

  • Oct 7, 2021
Infrared photography. ( John Enman photo)
BC Ag Expo Group of 5 Market Steers class being judged in the North Thompson Agriplex at the Fairgrounds in Barriere during the September 2021 annual 4-H event. (Facebook photo)

Game plan changed, but BC Ag Expo pulled it off

‘Learn to do by doing’ was the motto at 2021 4-H in-person event

BC Ag Expo Group of 5 Market Steers class being judged in the North Thompson Agriplex at the Fairgrounds in Barriere during the September 2021 annual 4-H event. (Facebook photo)
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TRU study offers suggestions to improve wildfire communications

KAMLOOPS– A study of BC’s wildfire communications practices during the 2017-18 seasons…

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Barriere Secondary students shown celebrating their successful fundraising for the 2021 Terry Fox Run. (BSS photo)

Barriere Secondary raises over $1200 for Terry

Barriere Secondary students were proud to announce their annual Terry Fox Run…

Barriere Secondary students shown celebrating their successful fundraising for the 2021 Terry Fox Run. (BSS photo)
Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring is shown holding eagle feather fans up in honour as the people participating in the ‘We Walk For The Children’ journey from Kamloops to Chu Chua start out on the third and final day of their trek from Barriere to Chu Chua on Sunday, Oct. 3. Loring stated she waited for every single person who was going to be walking to pass by. “To insure that they were all brushed off in a good way so that they were all blessed with health and happiness, and safety and protection on their journey, and also pulling away any negativity, any hurt, any pain – giving it back to Mother Earth, and to the four directions. To never be seen or heard from again, never hurt, harm or injure anyone. I raised my arms and used those fans to fan everybody off and clean them up for the journey that they were embarking upon.” (Jill Hayward photo)

Walking to bring the children home

Simpcw First Nation’s ‘We Will Walk For The Children’ completes the last leg of their journey

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring is shown holding eagle feather fans up in honour as the people participating in the ‘We Walk For The Children’ journey from Kamloops to Chu Chua start out on the third and final day of their trek from Barriere to Chu Chua on Sunday, Oct. 3. Loring stated she waited for every single person who was going to be walking to pass by. “To insure that they were all brushed off in a good way so that they were all blessed with health and happiness, and safety and protection on their journey, and also pulling away any negativity, any hurt, any pain – giving it back to Mother Earth, and to the four directions. To never be seen or heard from again, never hurt, harm or injure anyone. I raised my arms and used those fans to fan everybody off and clean them up for the journey that they were embarking upon.” (Jill Hayward photo)
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Financial audit of TNRD spending will take longer than anticipated

By Jessica Wallace Kamloops This Week The Thompson-Nicola Regional District says its…

  • Oct 6, 2021
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Barriere Library celebrating Canadian Library Month

“Libraries are unique and welcoming community spaces where people of all ages…

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Barriere Emergency Department closed today

Barriere Health Centre remains open for other services, including booked physician appointments

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Senior residents at the Yellowhead Pioneer Residence wave as Bob George and his wife Carol from Barriere they drive by in their classic car on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Krista Thomas photo)

Cruisin Clearwater gives Barriere seniors a drive-by

The Cruisin Clearwater Car Club’ met up in Barriere with area hot…

Senior residents at the Yellowhead Pioneer Residence wave as Bob George and his wife Carol from Barriere they drive by in their classic car on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Krista Thomas photo)
Indigenous Elders and community leaders and members sing an honour song. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Clearwater honours first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Ceremonies were held on Sept. 30 to recognize Orange Shirt Day, as well as the 215 residential school graves in Kamloops

Indigenous Elders and community leaders and members sing an honour song. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
Coach Earl Celesta doing what he enjoys - coaching the Barriere Chiefs. (Celesta Submitted photo)

Valley Voices: Earl Celesta recognized during National Coaches Week

In recognition of National Coaches Week in British Columbia and across Canada…

Coach Earl Celesta doing what he enjoys - coaching the Barriere Chiefs. (Celesta Submitted photo)
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Hurray for the Baby Party!

Thirteen month old Blake Ellingson shows great joy while enjoying birthday cake…

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The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor
Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. Senior, 101, takes first flying lesson

It was a birthday present for ‘adventurous’ Walter Martens

Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A black bear doing a good job of fattening up for his winter hibernation. (Jill Hayward photo)

Hungry bears shouldn’t have to end up dead due to human carelessness

Clean up your attractants – bears are on the prowl as they ready for hibernation

A black bear doing a good job of fattening up for his winter hibernation. (Jill Hayward photo)
Violinist Glen Andrews performs live at the Barriere Farmers Market. (Photo submitted)

New growth at Barriere Farmers’ Market

Some 18 vendors participated this year

Violinist Glen Andrews performs live at the Barriere Farmers Market. (Photo submitted)
Paintings at the Van Gogh Exhibit in Vancouver.  (John Enman photo - submitted).

Photo adventure at Van Gogh exhibit

John Enman photography column

  • Sep 24, 2021
Paintings at the Van Gogh Exhibit in Vancouver.  (John Enman photo - submitted).
Patti Morin, daughter of the late Ted Smith, under the archway dedicated to her father in Fadear Park. (Kris Luison
photo - submitted).

Terry Fox Run raises over $7,000 in Barriere

Fifty-eight people registered for the annual run

  • Sep 22, 2021
Patti Morin, daughter of the late Ted Smith, under the archway dedicated to her father in Fadear Park. (Kris Luison
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Dot Smith and Ted Smith proudly hold the banner for Barriere’s Terry Fox Run several years ago. Ted, who passed away in 2020, is being honoured with a memorial archway in Faedear Park which the banner will be hung every year from here on out. (Photo submitted)

Run, walk or wheel for Terry Fox

Special cedar archway set up in Fadear Park to remember volunteer Ted Smith.

Dot Smith and Ted Smith proudly hold the banner for Barriere’s Terry Fox Run several years ago. Ted, who passed away in 2020, is being honoured with a memorial archway in Faedear Park which the banner will be hung every year from here on out. (Photo submitted)