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Grant funding approved for caribou rehabilitation in region

A program focused on restoring caribou habitats in British Columbia approved 14…

Barriere and District Health Centre is located at 4537 Barriere Town Road in Barriere, B.C. (Star/Journal file photo)

Emergency room at Barriere clinic to close, lab services one day per week

The changes in service are due to a high number of sick calls in health care

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

The weight of accumulated snow resulted in the partial collapse of a large greenhouse roof at the Smile Cultivation Ltd. business in the Louis Creek Industrial Park during the second week of January. (Jill Hayward photo)

Snow load damages greenhouse roof in Louis Creek Industrial Park

December’s extremely cold temperatures, with the addition of a number of large…

The weight of accumulated snow resulted in the partial collapse of a large greenhouse roof at the Smile Cultivation Ltd. business in the Louis Creek Industrial Park during the second week of January. (Jill Hayward photo)
The North Thompson Communities Foundation have announced that Jessica Sterling is the December 2021 recipient of the Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary. Sterling is a Barriere Secondary alumni, and is currently attending North Island College in Port Alberni where she has just completed her first term in the Furniture Design and Joinery Program. She says her plan is to continue her studies at BCIT after completing her present program, and that she will be working towards becoming a Joinery apprentice. Pictured is North Thompson Communities Foundation Vice President Louise Lodge presenting the bursary to Sterling last December. (NTCF photo)

North Thompson Communities Foundation grows ongoing legacy for valley

2021 Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary presented to Barriere Secondary alumni

The North Thompson Communities Foundation have announced that Jessica Sterling is the December 2021 recipient of the Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary. Sterling is a Barriere Secondary alumni, and is currently attending North Island College in Port Alberni where she has just completed her first term in the Furniture Design and Joinery Program. She says her plan is to continue her studies at BCIT after completing her present program, and that she will be working towards becoming a Joinery apprentice. Pictured is North Thompson Communities Foundation Vice President Louise Lodge presenting the bursary to Sterling last December. (NTCF photo)
New signage on Highway 5 at the north end of town was installed last week by the District of Barriere. A similar sign has been installed on the south side, but it is minus the ‘Home of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo’ sign. (DOB photo)

Barriere focusing on capital projects in 2022

Grant applications being submitted for major sewer system upgrades

New signage on Highway 5 at the north end of town was installed last week by the District of Barriere. A similar sign has been installed on the south side, but it is minus the ‘Home of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo’ sign. (DOB photo)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s family angry and frustrated as her murder remains unsolved

It’s been one year since the Port Moody woman disappeared. Her body was found in Hope weeks later

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
Steve Roberts is the 2021 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee in the category of working cowboy. (Photo credit: Submitted)

BC Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2021 inductee in working cowboy category

Cariboo cowboy Steve Roberts is an accomplished cattleman, horse trainer and farrier

  • Jan 16, 2022
Steve Roberts is the 2021 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee in the category of working cowboy. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Kamloops Court House. (Kamloops This Week photo)
Kamloops Court House. (Kamloops This Week photo)
The BC Homeowners Grant in 2022 will provide in northern or rural areas as much as $770, or up to $1,045 for seniors or people who have a disability. (Metro Creative photo)

Home Owner Grant helps people with property taxes

New threshold ensures that 92 per cent of residential properties are covered by the grant

The BC Homeowners Grant in 2022 will provide in northern or rural areas as much as $770, or up to $1,045 for seniors or people who have a disability. (Metro Creative photo)
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(Nicholas Cool/Unsplash)
DriveBC camera in Little Fort at Highway 5 and Highway 24 junction, looking north, at 10:22 a.m. Jan. 12. (DriveBC)
DriveBC camera in Little Fort at Highway 5 and Highway 24 junction, looking north, at 10:22 a.m. Jan. 12. (DriveBC)
Frank Caputo is the MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.

Caputo pushes for natural gas for North Thompson

Access to natural gas service is something residents in the North Thompson…

Frank Caputo is the MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.
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With audit done at TNRD, criminal probe remains

The RCMP’s investigation of activities at the TNRD may be completed in mid-January

  • Jan 12, 2022
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SD73 advises Agate Bay School Bus not running until further notice

Expected wait up to two weeks unless replacement driver found

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A student walks off the bus at the Bancroft Elementary School in Montreal, on Monday, August 31, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
A student walks off the bus at the Bancroft Elementary School in Montreal, on Monday, August 31, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
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No appointment necessary for rapid COVID-19 tests in Interior Health

Limited supplies are available and reserved for at-risk individuals

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Part 2: B.C.’s community forests are at the heart of sustaining rural regions

An interview with Lower North Thompson Community Forest Association Chair Harley Wright

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