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Keep your snow tires on until April 30: B.C. transportation ministry

Ministry of Transportation reminds drivers not to change tires early

  • Apr 14, 2021
Raft Mountain Skating Club figure skaters Mia Thompson, left, and Cleo Coates collect bottles from the Trans Mountain site in Vavenby, a project put together by the employees of contractor SA Energy. (Submitted photo)

Raft Mountain Skaintg Club received support through empty bottles

Almost $2,400 was raised over five months

  • Apr 12, 2021
Raft Mountain Skating Club figure skaters Mia Thompson, left, and Cleo Coates collect bottles from the Trans Mountain site in Vavenby, a project put together by the employees of contractor SA Energy. (Submitted photo)
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Seniors are learning new technology as they go online to stay connected. (Metro Creative photo)

B.C. seniors connecting more than ever online, but significant gap still exists

Customer service team available to walk new users through how to use their BC Hydro online tools

Seniors are learning new technology as they go online to stay connected. (Metro Creative photo)
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Adopting a rescue dog? Watch out for scams

This is a timely reminder about the devastation caused by puppy scams.…

  • Apr 12, 2021
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Interior Health adds youth substance use treatment beds in Kamloops

Interior Health has awarded a contract for 10 new youth substance use…

  • Apr 11, 2021
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The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society’s main license area is outlined above. It is situated east of Barriere along Barriere Lakes Road. (LNTCFS graph)

Province provides $5 million to reduce wildfire risks in community forests

Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society awarded $85,096 for 275 hectare project near Barriere

The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society’s main license area is outlined above. It is situated east of Barriere along Barriere Lakes Road. (LNTCFS graph)
The BC Wildfire Service will be partnering with Simpcw First Nation this month in the implementation of a prescribed burn next to their community of Chu Chua. The controlled burn will be highly visible to Highway 5 and all communities in the immediate area. Pictured is a prescribed burn that took place on the Kanaka Bar Reserve last month in partnership with the Kanaka Bar Band and BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire Service Facebook photo)

Simpcw and BC Wildfire Service to hold controlled burn near Barriere

Burn will be highly visible to Chu Chua, Barriere, Darfield, Chinook Cove, Little Fort and Highway 5

The BC Wildfire Service will be partnering with Simpcw First Nation this month in the implementation of a prescribed burn next to their community of Chu Chua. The controlled burn will be highly visible to Highway 5 and all communities in the immediate area. Pictured is a prescribed burn that took place on the Kanaka Bar Reserve last month in partnership with the Kanaka Bar Band and BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire Service Facebook photo)
The introduction of mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for new Class 1 commercial driver’s licence applicants becomes a prerequisite for Class 1 road testing starting Oct. 18, 2021. (Metro Creative photo)

Mandatory commercial truck driver training for safer B.C. highways

B.C.’s highways will be safer for everyone says the province with the…

The introduction of mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for new Class 1 commercial driver’s licence applicants becomes a prerequisite for Class 1 road testing starting Oct. 18, 2021. (Metro Creative photo)
Barriere Secondary grade 7 students are pictured here showing western red cedar bird houses that they recently constructed in a technology education class at the school, with thanks to a generous donation of the wood from Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd in Barriere. (BSS photo)
Barriere Secondary grade 7 students are pictured here showing western red cedar bird houses that they recently constructed in a technology education class at the high school, with thanks to a generous donation of the wood from Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd in Barriere. (BSS photo)

Barriere students learn the importance of western red cedar

The grade 7’s at Barriere Secondary say they recently enjoyed learning about…

Barriere Secondary grade 7 students are pictured here showing western red cedar bird houses that they recently constructed in a technology education class at the school, with thanks to a generous donation of the wood from Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd in Barriere. (BSS photo)
Barriere Secondary grade 7 students are pictured here showing western red cedar bird houses that they recently constructed in a technology education class at the high school, with thanks to a generous donation of the wood from Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd in Barriere. (BSS photo)
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Discovering roadside art through photography

  • Apr 8, 2021
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There’s a word for those who dump illegally

When did people start seeing side roads and Crown land as their…

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Morning power outage scheduled for North Thompson on Sunday, Apr. 11

BC Hydro are advising that a Mar. 28 cancelled planned power outage…

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Are you ready for the scoop on rabbit poop?

Check out the benefits of nitrogen rich rabbit manure for your gardens and lawns

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Positions filled on TNRD’s policy review committee

Committee includes Bill Kershaw (Area O, Lower North Thompson), and Ward Stamer (Barriere mayor)

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When daffodils bloom, hope grows for people affected by cancer

To the Editor; For more than 70 years, the Canadian Cancer Society…

  • Apr 7, 2021
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Barriere StoryWalk® recognizes Day of Sucwentwecw

Visit Fadear Park, April 7-14, to enjoy and celebrate the Day of Sucwentwecw all week long

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SD 73’s Day of Sucwentwecw 2021 winning poster art by Kiona Thompson, grade 12, Norkam. (SD73 photo)

Day of Sucwentwecw to be held virtually on Apr. 7

School District 73’s Day of Sucwentwecw landed on Apr. 7 this year.…

SD 73’s Day of Sucwentwecw 2021 winning poster art by Kiona Thompson, grade 12, Norkam. (SD73 photo)
Gary Boyle is The Backyard Astronomer.  (G. Boyle photo)

Backyard Astronomer: When dinosaurs roamed

Seeing light produced in a galaxy 550 million years ago is possible with amateur telescope

  • Apr 4, 2021
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Are you ready for the Easter Rabbit?

This stylish Easter Rabbit is actually an English Angora bunny who resides…

  • Apr 4, 2021
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