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(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo

For the love of animals ‘lock-in’ during BC SPCA fundraiser

BC SPCA hosts their lock-in for love fundraiser this month

(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo
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(L-r) Barriere’s Louise Lodge and Tracy Sealy took the silver in the Women’s Doubles, any age, 3.0 skill level at the Kamloops Open 2022 Pickleball Tournament held last weekend. A total of 297 pickleball enthusiasts competed in the annual event. (Connie Soback photo)

Pickleballers bring home silver from Kamloops Tourney

Impressive achievements were attained for four Barriere pickleball players who competed in…

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(L-r) Barriere’s Louise Lodge and Tracy Sealy took the silver in the Women’s Doubles, any age, 3.0 skill level at the Kamloops Open 2022 Pickleball Tournament held last weekend. A total of 297 pickleball enthusiasts competed in the annual event. (Connie Soback photo)
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Barriere Dog Park almost ready for Fido to enjoy

The much awaited dog park in Barriere is “almost ready to go,”…

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Barriere Senior’s hosting World Elder Abuse Awareness Day luncheon

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day takes place on Wednesday, June 15. To…

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Pictured (l-r): Les Cunnington, bus driver for North River Coach Lines, and Marina and Bill Palmer (the fourth man (at right) is unidentified) look over damage to a North Thompson Valley road at Darlington Creek in Darfield during the Flood of ’48. <em>(Photo courtesy of North Thompson Museum)</em>

Valley Voices From The Past: North Thompson River

The North Thompson River has flooded in the spring a number of…

Pictured (l-r): Les Cunnington, bus driver for North River Coach Lines, and Marina and Bill Palmer (the fourth man (at right) is unidentified) look over damage to a North Thompson Valley road at Darlington Creek in Darfield during the Flood of ’48. <em>(Photo courtesy of North Thompson Museum)</em>
Yellowhead 4-H members Joy Rainer and Tessa Salle were both recognized for top judging scores at the 4-H Field Day held May 1, at the BraeDee Ranch. Pictured (l-r) are Joy Rainer who won 1st place in the junior heifer judge division, and Tessa Salle who won the 1st place feeder lambs judge award, as well as the overall sheep aggregate judge award.(Ashley Salle photo)

4-H clubs turn out for judging field day

All of 4-H projects have been practicing our judging skills since we…

  • May 27, 2022
Yellowhead 4-H members Joy Rainer and Tessa Salle were both recognized for top judging scores at the 4-H Field Day held May 1, at the BraeDee Ranch. Pictured (l-r) are Joy Rainer who won 1st place in the junior heifer judge division, and Tessa Salle who won the 1st place feeder lambs judge award, as well as the overall sheep aggregate judge award.(Ashley Salle photo)
Area resident Arlee-Jo Corrie took this brilliant photograph during a thunderstorm over the community of Barriere on Thursday, May 26. The rainbow appears to be sitting in the middle of the Yellowhead Highway and Hall Road intersection, with a ‘twinned’ rainbow showing a little further to the right. (Photograph by Arlee-Jo Corrie)

Rainbow on the Yellowhead

Seeing a primary rainbow with another in close proximity is often called…

Area resident Arlee-Jo Corrie took this brilliant photograph during a thunderstorm over the community of Barriere on Thursday, May 26. The rainbow appears to be sitting in the middle of the Yellowhead Highway and Hall Road intersection, with a ‘twinned’ rainbow showing a little further to the right. (Photograph by Arlee-Jo Corrie)
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

How to make that night photo better

  • May 26, 2022
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Pictured is the West Zone Champion Barriere/Clearwater grade 8-9 boys rugby team. Barriere Secondary players are; (far left back row) Richard Blanke, (behind him l-r) is Linden Ransome and Chase Walker, holding the banner in the middle is Austin Davis, (middle right row l-r) Connor Siebold and Luke Jones, and front left is Chase York. Unfortunately the names of the Clearwater players were not available at press time. (BSS submitted photo)

Barriere/Clearwater boys rugby team win Zone Championship

The Barriere/Clearwater grade 8-9 boys combined rugby team won their West Zone…

Pictured is the West Zone Champion Barriere/Clearwater grade 8-9 boys rugby team. Barriere Secondary players are; (far left back row) Richard Blanke, (behind him l-r) is Linden Ransome and Chase Walker, holding the banner in the middle is Austin Davis, (middle right row l-r) Connor Siebold and Luke Jones, and front left is Chase York. Unfortunately the names of the Clearwater players were not available at press time. (BSS submitted photo)
Pictured at the signing of an MOU that establishes a framework for the three signing parties to identify opportunities for cooperation, joint ventures and shared decision making within the North Thompson and Interior of British Columbia. Picturted (l-r) are Hal Hanlon Woodtone Specialties (WSI) , Chief Lynn Kenoras Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB), and Greg Smith, RPF, President of Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd. (GSFP) in Barriere. (GSFP photo)

MOU with Gilbert Smith Forest Products will strengthen Secwepemc value-added supply chain

Barriere mill partners with Adams Lake Indian Band and Woodstone Specialties out of Armstrong

Pictured at the signing of an MOU that establishes a framework for the three signing parties to identify opportunities for cooperation, joint ventures and shared decision making within the North Thompson and Interior of British Columbia. Picturted (l-r) are Hal Hanlon Woodtone Specialties (WSI) , Chief Lynn Kenoras Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB), and Greg Smith, RPF, President of Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd. (GSFP) in Barriere. (GSFP photo)
Ready, set, go! Barriere Elementary School students charge across the starting line during the school’s track and field day held on May 11. (Pictured right) Long jumper Erik Fraser heads into his jump. (M. Brogan photos)

Barriere Elementary qualifies 52 for Kamloops Zones

Barriere Elementary School (BES) held their annual track and field day on…

Ready, set, go! Barriere Elementary School students charge across the starting line during the school’s track and field day held on May 11. (Pictured right) Long jumper Erik Fraser heads into his jump. (M. Brogan photos)
Highway 5 was closed in both directions in the North Thompson south of Barriere at Louis Creek from just before 11 p.m. the evening of Friday, May 20, to 6:46 a.m. May 21, due to a police incident involving a shooting. (Photo by Jill Hayward, Barriere Star Journal)

Shots fired, man injured in police altercation on Hwy 5

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) are investigating a…

Highway 5 was closed in both directions in the North Thompson south of Barriere at Louis Creek from just before 11 p.m. the evening of Friday, May 20, to 6:46 a.m. May 21, due to a police incident involving a shooting. (Photo by Jill Hayward, Barriere Star Journal)
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Highway 5 closed in both directions at Louis CreekUPDATE: Highway now open

UPDATE: Highway open in both directions on Saturday, May 21, 6:46 a.m.

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Learning how to save a life

North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassador Angela Rutschke is shown…

  • May 20, 2022
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Kenton Moore has moved back to his family farm to start Bone Hill Meadery in McLure, B.C.. (Photo submitted)

Bone Hill Meadery inspired by COVID-19 lockdown

Kenton Moore to continue family tradition in McLure, B.C.

Kenton Moore has moved back to his family farm to start Bone Hill Meadery in McLure, B.C.. (Photo submitted)
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Barriere Secondary boys take West Zone Golf Championship

The Barriere Secondary School golf team came out with the gold at…

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Johan Raes, owner of Helmcken Finest Homemade Belgian Chocolates, returned to the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market last week to sell his beloved chocolates. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Chocolatier offers sweet deal at farmers’ market

Johan Raes learned the secrets of chocolate making in his homeland of Belgium

Johan Raes, owner of Helmcken Finest Homemade Belgian Chocolates, returned to the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market last week to sell his beloved chocolates. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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Two roads in Barriere to be resurfaced

District of Barriere mayor and council have given the go ahead with…

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Don’t set your dog up to fail

This week a local rancher reported a small calf in his herd…

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