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(L-r) Bernice Randrup is shown presenting Colleen Christensen, the winner of the North Thompson Fall Fair's Miss Kitty Wheelbarrow Contest in 2021, with a brand new wheelbarrow donated by Bees Blossoms & Garden Art, in memory of Kitty Hurdle. (NTFFRA photo)

Don’t forget to plant your wheelbarrows

Valley gardeners are starting to ready their flower and vegetable beds for…

(L-r) Bernice Randrup is shown presenting Colleen Christensen, the winner of the North Thompson Fall Fair's Miss Kitty Wheelbarrow Contest in 2021, with a brand new wheelbarrow donated by Bees Blossoms & Garden Art, in memory of Kitty Hurdle. (NTFFRA photo)
A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)

Good Samaritan helps family of ducks cross B.C. highway

Duckings follow mother duck navigating six lanes of traffic

A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)
(HCH photo)

Heffley Creek finds smiles and happiness for Easter

“The streets in Heffley Creek were a busy place the morning of…

(HCH photo)
Trans Mountain pipeline twinning work continues in December 2021 near Blue River on B.C. Highway 5, about halfway between Kamloops and Jasper, Alberta. (Trans Mountain photo)

Trans Mountain expansion project celebrates 50% completion

The Trans Mountain expansion project has reached the halfway mark. In a…

Trans Mountain pipeline twinning work continues in December 2021 near Blue River on B.C. Highway 5, about halfway between Kamloops and Jasper, Alberta. (Trans Mountain photo)
An announcement from the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library was accompanied by musicians the Margit Sky Project. (Barbara Roden)

New TNRL program allows library users to borrow a guitar for six weeks

The new program is in collaboration with Riversong Guitars of Kamloops

An announcement from the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library was accompanied by musicians the Margit Sky Project. (Barbara Roden)
(Jo McAvany photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Another fun time at the Vancouver Used Camera Sale

  • Apr 21, 2022
(Jo McAvany photo)
A European rabbit that was turned loose in a city park. (Photo courtesy of ISCBC)

Don’t let the Easter bunny loose!

Don’t be a hare brain. We all know how rabbits breed. “If…

  • Apr 21, 2022
A European rabbit that was turned loose in a city park. (Photo courtesy of ISCBC)
Members of the Clearwater Fire Department work to put out a fire near the Clearwater Eco Depot on Saturday afternoon. (Clearwater Fire Department/Facebook)

Weekend grassfires opportunity to practice fire safety

Local fire departments are reminding residents to take care when burning slash…

Members of the Clearwater Fire Department work to put out a fire near the Clearwater Eco Depot on Saturday afternoon. (Clearwater Fire Department/Facebook)
North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassadors Morgan Bennett (far left), and assisted the Easter Rabbit in delivering chocolate eggs. (Jill Hayward photo)

Lions’ Easter Egg Hunt a sweet time for all

A bright sunny day at the ballparks on Easter Sunday, April 17,…

North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassadors Morgan Bennett (far left), and assisted the Easter Rabbit in delivering chocolate eggs. (Jill Hayward photo)
Barriere Elementary School’s new principal is Mikel Brogan. (BES photo)

Barriere Elementary welcomes a new principal

Barriere Elementary School has a new principal. Mikel Brogan is the new…

Barriere Elementary School’s new principal is Mikel Brogan. (BES photo)
A dog working cattle during a stock dog competition in Alberta. (Brenda Wilson photo)

Dogs with Jobs coming to Barriere

A showcase of working dogs will be at the Barriere fairgrounds Oct. 15-16.

A dog working cattle during a stock dog competition in Alberta. (Brenda Wilson photo)
(NTF&GCS logo)

Fish and Game Club invites all ages to learn the values of the great outdoors

North Thompson Fish and Game Club welcoming new members

  • Apr 17, 2022
(NTF&GCS logo)
Clearwater Stockcar Association public relations person Terry Kerpan, left, and vice-president Rusty Clark accept a $2,000 cheque from Andrew Weir, Bannister Pipeline’s Indigenous, regional, local employment and training manager. The money was presented on Wednesday and will be used to help prepare Clearwater Speedway for its opening double-header on May 7 and 8.

Clearwater Speedway gets financial boost

The Clearwater Speedway was closed for 15 years before local volunteers spent…

  • Apr 16, 2022
Clearwater Stockcar Association public relations person Terry Kerpan, left, and vice-president Rusty Clark accept a $2,000 cheque from Andrew Weir, Bannister Pipeline’s Indigenous, regional, local employment and training manager. The money was presented on Wednesday and will be used to help prepare Clearwater Speedway for its opening double-header on May 7 and 8.
The Thompson Nicola Regional District say the Agate Bay Boat Launch has received some much needed repairs and is now ready for the boating season. (TNRD Facebook photo)

TNRD completes repairs to Agate Bay Boat Launch

Successful repairs are reported as having been completed to the Agate Bay…

The Thompson Nicola Regional District say the Agate Bay Boat Launch has received some much needed repairs and is now ready for the boating season. (TNRD Facebook photo)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater. (File photo)

Staff shortage leads to more closures on ER at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital

The emergency room will be closed overnight both Saturday and Monday

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater. (File photo)
Barriere Elementary celebrated The Day of Sucwentwecw with a number of events including a visit from Neqweyqwelsten School students who provided drumming and singing of the Welcome Song in the gymnasium. (Photo courtesy of Lee Ann Eustache, BES First Nations Worker)

Schools celebrate Day of Sucwentwecw in Barriere

On April 7, Barriere Secondary and Elementary students participated in the Day…

Barriere Elementary celebrated The Day of Sucwentwecw with a number of events including a visit from Neqweyqwelsten School students who provided drumming and singing of the Welcome Song in the gymnasium. (Photo courtesy of Lee Ann Eustache, BES First Nations Worker)
District of Barriere Councilor Judy Armstrong (r) stands with a number of volunteers and points to a pile of garbage bags that they filled in Fadear Park during Barriere’s Spring Clean Up Day the afternoon of Sunday, April 10, during Pitch-In-Week. (DOB photo)

Barriere turns out to clean up their town

Barriere’s Spring Clean Up day took place on Sunday, April 10, with…

District of Barriere Councilor Judy Armstrong (r) stands with a number of volunteers and points to a pile of garbage bags that they filled in Fadear Park during Barriere’s Spring Clean Up Day the afternoon of Sunday, April 10, during Pitch-In-Week. (DOB photo)
The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)

Cariboo Art Beat workshops combine fire and art

Williams Lake workshops help build bridges between First Nations and government

The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)
Volunteer parents and students are busy preparing food for the breakfast program at Clearwater Secondary School (Submitted photo)

Proposed school food guidelines too restrictive: PAC

The guidelines separate foods into two categories: foods to avoid and foods offered, sold or served

Volunteer parents and students are busy preparing food for the breakfast program at Clearwater Secondary School (Submitted photo)
Seven Barriere Secondary students represented their school and community in the Heavy Metal Rocks program held April 6-9, in Kamloops. Pictured are; (l-r) Spencer Schilling, Ryan Corie, Becky Bradley, Jake Bradley, Tanner Schilling, Justice Nystoruk, and Drake Parent. (Wanda Nystoruk photo)

Barriere teens excel at Heavy Metal Rocks

The 14th annual Heavy Metal Rocks program, presented by School District 73’s…

Seven Barriere Secondary students represented their school and community in the Heavy Metal Rocks program held April 6-9, in Kamloops. Pictured are; (l-r) Spencer Schilling, Ryan Corie, Becky Bradley, Jake Bradley, Tanner Schilling, Justice Nystoruk, and Drake Parent. (Wanda Nystoruk photo)