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Aerial shot of new Burfield Chair, early 1960. (Courtesy of Kristen Passmore)

Sun Peaks Historical Society a reality

A group of citizens have created the Sun Peaks Historical Society, saying…

  • Sep 11, 2021
Aerial shot of new Burfield Chair, early 1960. (Courtesy of Kristen Passmore)
Known as “The Backyard Astronomer”, Gary Boyle is an astronomy educator, guest speaker and monthly columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. (S/J File Photo)

The Backyard Astronomer: Cassiopeia The Queen

By Gary Boyle The Backyard Astronomer As the sun sets in the…

  • Sep 10, 2021
Known as “The Backyard Astronomer”, Gary Boyle is an astronomy educator, guest speaker and monthly columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. (S/J File Photo)
Little Fort carpet bowlers are excited that their sport will be getting underway again on Monday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. in the Little Fort Hall. Pictured are Little Fort residents (l-r) Sharon March, Hector Denton, and Linda Verhoeven receiving the silver medal and trophy in 3s from BC Carpet Bowling Association president Patti Randal at the 2019 Provincial Carpet Bowling Championships which were hosted in Little Fort and Barriere. (S/J photo)

Little Fort bowlers looking forward to starting up again Sept. 13

Learn the about fine art and sport of carpet bowling

  • Sep 9, 2021
Little Fort carpet bowlers are excited that their sport will be getting underway again on Monday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. in the Little Fort Hall. Pictured are Little Fort residents (l-r) Sharon March, Hector Denton, and Linda Verhoeven receiving the silver medal and trophy in 3s from BC Carpet Bowling Association president Patti Randal at the 2019 Provincial Carpet Bowling Championships which were hosted in Little Fort and Barriere. (S/J photo)
Pictured: (l-r) Mike Adams OFC Fire Advisor for the North Thompson, Jason Tomlin Manager of Fire Protection Services for the TNRD, Little Fort Fire Chief Kam Jim, Blackpool firefighter Doug Braaten, and Blackpool Fire Chief Mike Savage. (Pam Jim/Facebook photo)

Little Fort / Blackpool firefighters recognized for years of service

Members of the Blackpool and Little Fort Volunteer Fire Departments were recognized…

Pictured: (l-r) Mike Adams OFC Fire Advisor for the North Thompson, Jason Tomlin Manager of Fire Protection Services for the TNRD, Little Fort Fire Chief Kam Jim, Blackpool firefighter Doug Braaten, and Blackpool Fire Chief Mike Savage. (Pam Jim/Facebook photo)
Smoke from the Embleton Mountain wildfire near Whitecroft, B.C., as seen from the trails of Sun Peaks, captured in this photo posted to social media by Twitter user Clientric.

Opinion: At the core of humanity we do know how to do community

I had an urge to write about community because I feel that…

  • Sep 9, 2021
Smoke from the Embleton Mountain wildfire near Whitecroft, B.C., as seen from the trails of Sun Peaks, captured in this photo posted to social media by Twitter user Clientric.
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Mounties investigating thefts and mischief to road signs in Barriere

Barriere RCMP advise they have received reports of road signs within the…

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Responsible decisions regarding water conservation is advised for residents of the North Thompson which is currently under a Drought Level 4 as of Aug. 25, 2021. (Metro Creative photo)

Temperatures cool, water conservation stays

North Thompson Basin under Drought Level 4 as of Aug. 25, 2021

  • Sep 8, 2021
Responsible decisions regarding water conservation is advised for residents of the North Thompson which is currently under a Drought Level 4 as of Aug. 25, 2021. (Metro Creative photo)
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Four Paws Food Bank-Barriere closing

To the Editor; Four Paws Food Bank-Barriere, after much discussion, has made…

  • Sep 8, 2021
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Teri Mooring is president of the BC Teachers Federation.  (Twitter/BCTF)

Open letter to B.C. parents from BCTF president Teri Mooring

Dear parents; September is a time of great excitement for students and…

  • Sep 8, 2021
Teri Mooring is president of the BC Teachers Federation.  (Twitter/BCTF)
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Season almost done – join in the fun

Judging from recent temperatures the Dog Days of Summer are over. Days…

  • Sep 5, 2021
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Grace, played by Charlotte Murray, gives Janet, played by Brittanya Beddington, a piece of her mind while boyfriend Sean, played by Stuart Caulfield tries to explain the situation in the Thompson Valley Players October 2004 production of Jugs. (Jill Hayward photo)

Valley Voices From The Past: Irish pub causes laughs in Barriere

This article by Jill Hayward was published in the Oct. 4, 2004,…

  • Sep 4, 2021
Grace, played by Charlotte Murray, gives Janet, played by Brittanya Beddington, a piece of her mind while boyfriend Sean, played by Stuart Caulfield tries to explain the situation in the Thompson Valley Players October 2004 production of Jugs. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Chinook Cove Ladies golfed, gabbed, and had fun

By Leslie Stirling We were back to normal (if there really is…

  • Sep 3, 2021
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Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Steveston, B.C. (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Photography in the coastal village of Steveston

  • Sep 2, 2021
Steveston, B.C. (John Enman photo)
This year's Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the grandsons of Barriere Run organizer Kathy Cooper.  "This year’s t-shirt is a vibrant blue with messaging and a design showcasing Terry’s family heritage of English, French and Métis," says Cooper, "Barriere’s Community Terry Fox Run will once again be ‘One Day. Your Way’ due to the current public health orders. Run date is Sept. 19. Run, walk, wheel to fund cancer research!" T-shirts can be ordered by contacting Kathy Cooper at 250-571-3401, or watch for a Terry Fox Run table at Barriere AG Foods. (Kathy Cooper photo)

Are you ready to ‘Walk, Run, Wheel’ for Terry Fox?

This year’s Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the…

This year's Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the grandsons of Barriere Run organizer Kathy Cooper.  "This year’s t-shirt is a vibrant blue with messaging and a design showcasing Terry’s family heritage of English, French and Métis," says Cooper, "Barriere’s Community Terry Fox Run will once again be ‘One Day. Your Way’ due to the current public health orders. Run date is Sept. 19. Run, walk, wheel to fund cancer research!" T-shirts can be ordered by contacting Kathy Cooper at 250-571-3401, or watch for a Terry Fox Run table at Barriere AG Foods. (Kathy Cooper photo)
Bill in his younger days. (Anne Patterson photo)

Does loving where you live mean sleeping in a truck with a smelly dog?

An inside look at being evacuated from a rural property during wildfire season

  • Sep 1, 2021
Bill in his younger days. (Anne Patterson photo)
A photo one of the stamp books in a collection that the RCMP Detachment in Prince George are trying to find the owner of. (RCMP photo)

Found collector’s coin and stamp collection

Prince George Mounties looking for owner of a rare coin and stamp collection

A photo one of the stamp books in a collection that the RCMP Detachment in Prince George are trying to find the owner of. (RCMP photo)
School will be back in session on Sept. 7, 2021.  (SD73 image)

Health and safety SD73’s top priority for welcoming students back to school

By Diana Skoglund School District 73 is preparing for school start-up and…

  • Sep 1, 2021
School will be back in session on Sept. 7, 2021.  (SD73 image)
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When it’s hot outside, go inside and build an igloo

When it’s summer outside volunteers at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds are…

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Lady golfers raise $5,712.50 for Cancer research

By Leslie Stirling This small community of ours is in my books…

  • Aug 26, 2021
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