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A new baby and toddler retail store called Rosy Cheeks Boutique is now in downtown Barriere in the building directly south of the Barriere Post Office, at 4614 Barriere Town Road. Proprietors are Sherri and Kris Graham, who also operate Snug Glee Bumz Diaper Service. Pictured in the Boutique is Sherri Graham with their 11 month old daughter Annika. (Graham photo)

Snug Glee Bumz Diaper Service has Barriere babies covered

New cloth diaper service is the talk of the town

A group photo taken at the grand opening of Barriere Library’s permanent StoryWalk® in Fadear Park on Tuesday, Oct. 20, includes representatives from Thompson Nicola Regional Library including Barriere Head Librarian Pam Rudd and assistant Lisa Copely, District of Barriere Acting Mayor Donna Kibble with Councilors Judy Armstrong and Al Fortin, Barriere Literacy Outreach Coordinator Jill Hayward, Visual Science and Awards managing partner Robert Trudeau, plus a number of area library supporters. (Tasha Buchanan Photo)

StoryWalk® installed in Barriere’s Fadear Park

Take a walk, read a book, have an adventure

(Metro Creative photo)

Mammograms save lives

Mobile screening coming to Barriere

UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)

Wreckage of decades-old plane crash discovered on mountain near Harrison Lake

A team of Sts’ailes Community School students helped discover the twisted metal embedded in a glacier

UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)
A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Interior Health records 21 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

Thirty-six cases remain active; two people are in the hospital, one of whom is in intensive care

A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services

Dangerous oasis: The fatal history of a popular Kootenay Lake beach

Six Mile Beach near Nelson is known for its unique sand spit. But locals have feared it for decades

Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services
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Munro’s Clothing and Accessories is a great place for Barriere and area residents to find all the latest in ladies fashions. Trista Stamer was spotted checking out the merchandise at this local small business last Tuesday. (Jill Hayward photo)

Small business owners must have ingenuity, courage, and dedication

Barriere has almost 100 small businesses servicing the area

Munro’s Clothing and Accessories is a great place for Barriere and area residents to find all the latest in ladies fashions. Trista Stamer was spotted checking out the merchandise at this local small business last Tuesday. (Jill Hayward photo)
Barriere Country Feeds is a long time small business in the community, and has been owned by the Petersen family since 1996. Pictured are employees Brenda Jones and Mike Hlewka. (Jill Hayward photo)

Canadian entrepreneurs forging the way forward

BDC Small Business Week ttakes place from Oct. 18 - 24

Barriere Country Feeds is a long time small business in the community, and has been owned by the Petersen family since 1996. Pictured are employees Brenda Jones and Mike Hlewka. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Safety in the woods: Could you get yourself out of a jam?

By Jim Hilton It started out innocently enough, a quick trip on…

  • Oct 16, 2020
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Two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Interior Health (IH) region overnight. (Getty)

Two additional COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region overnight

Twenty-six cases are active, and on isolation, according to Interior Health Authority

Two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Interior Health (IH) region overnight. (Getty)
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Stolen Dodge returned to owner in Blue River

Update from Clearwater RCMP detachment

  • Oct 14, 2020
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Barriere’s Liz Gilbertson has been enthusiastically chairing the Barriere and Area Alzheimer’s Walk since 2008. The grand total raised that first year was $60, but since that time the pot has steadily grown, with the 2020 Walk bringing in the largest amount to date of $15,224. Most importantly though, under Gilbertson’s guidance and dedication, the constant support of volunteers, and the generosity of those donating and/or walking from Barriere, Clearwater, Little Fort and Kamloops, Barriere’s total raised over 13 years comes in at $103,334. (Tammy Frederick photo)

$103,334 raised in 13 years by Barriere and Area Alzheimer’s Walk

Chair Gilbertson thanks Barriere, Clearwater, Little Fort and Kamloops for their constant generosity

  • Oct 14, 2020
Barriere’s Liz Gilbertson has been enthusiastically chairing the Barriere and Area Alzheimer’s Walk since 2008. The grand total raised that first year was $60, but since that time the pot has steadily grown, with the 2020 Walk bringing in the largest amount to date of $15,224. Most importantly though, under Gilbertson’s guidance and dedication, the constant support of volunteers, and the generosity of those donating and/or walking from Barriere, Clearwater, Little Fort and Kamloops, Barriere’s total raised over 13 years comes in at $103,334. (Tammy Frederick photo)

Candidates announce $106 million investment for Kamloops region highways

The announcement includes pushing for $1 million to fix the Clearwater River Road and $30 million to construct three new passing lanes

Clearwater Speedway gets green light

After being closed for almost a couple of decades, the Clearwater Speedway…

Candidates discuss mental health, Indigenous relations during virtual forum

Focus on mental health, poverty reduction and Indigenous relations at virtual forum

Federal NDP looks to criminalize domestic emotional abuse with new law

MP Randall Garrison introduces private member’s bill

Business as usual for District of Barriere

Highlights from Oct. 5, regular council meeting held online

Backyard Astronomy: Mars the Red Planet

Over the past few months, the planet Mars has been steadily brightening…

  • Oct 8, 2020

Where and when to cast your ballot for the B.C. Election in Kamloops-North Thompson Riding

Mark your calendars now for the B.C. Provincial Election that will be…

November 11 will look different this year

November 11 ceremonies are going to be looking very different this year.…