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Barriere ready to tackle sewer system problems

CAO says focusing on improving downtown core is now first item on the agenda

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Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
A partial lunar eclipse will be taking place on Nov.18/19.  In the Pacific Time Zone, this partial umbral eclipse will begin at 11:18 p.m. (Nov. 18) when the moon begins to enter the shadow.  The greatest part of the eclipse will be at 1:02 a.m. (Nov. 19), when the moon will be 97 per cent covered, and will end at 2:47 a.m. when the moon completely exits the shadow. (Gary Boyle photo)

The Backyard Astronomer: Here comes the lunar eclipse

Nothing is more magical than viewing a lunar eclipse. A few times…

  • Nov 10, 2021
A partial lunar eclipse will be taking place on Nov.18/19.  In the Pacific Time Zone, this partial umbral eclipse will begin at 11:18 p.m. (Nov. 18) when the moon begins to enter the shadow.  The greatest part of the eclipse will be at 1:02 a.m. (Nov. 19), when the moon will be 97 per cent covered, and will end at 2:47 a.m. when the moon completely exits the shadow. (Gary Boyle photo)
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SD73 employees on vaccination policy

A survey on how people view a vaccine mandate is available for…

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The bridge over the Barriere River on Highway 5 is currently in need of repair due to damage sustained when it was ‘clipped’ by a low-bed. The bridge was built in 1957 and is the last of three highway bridges of it’s kind in the province. (DOB photo)

Hwy 5 bridge closure in Barriere Nov. 16 -18

Closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with traffic detoured via Barriere Town Road

The bridge over the Barriere River on Highway 5 is currently in need of repair due to damage sustained when it was ‘clipped’ by a low-bed. The bridge was built in 1957 and is the last of three highway bridges of it’s kind in the province. (DOB photo)
Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province requires proof of vaccination for acute care visitors as of Nov. 9

Children under 12, those with medical exemptions excluded from requirement

Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)
RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)

Snowbirds line up overnight at Osoyoos-U.S. border to be first across

Canadians wanting to spend winter in warmer parts of the U.S. have waited 20 months to cross

RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)
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More delays as forensic audit of TNRD spending now not expected to be finished until December

A forensic audit of spending at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District is expected…

  • Nov 8, 2021
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Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)

Inquest into northern B.C. police shooting death recommends creating community crisis intervention teams

Shirley and Jovan Williams were killed by RCMP in Granisle following a conflict with neighbours

Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)
Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

BC plans to phase out mink farming industry by 2025

The government is doing this over four years to allow farmers and workers a transition period

Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two Vancouver Island men sentenced to 6 years for fatal hammer attack on friend

Nathen Monsour, Lee Hart pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2018 death of Shawn Campbell

Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Poppy Fund supports veterans and their families

Barriere Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary President Pam Casselman was spotted Oct. 28, selling…

  • Nov 5, 2021
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Jocelyne Crate (RCMP handout)
Jocelyne Crate (RCMP handout)
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Industrial Park now paying it’s own way announces Barriere CAO

New well for Barriere is almost ready to “hook into the system”

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Pictured (l-r) North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association outgoing 2019-2021 Ambassador Haille Johnson, newly crowned Ambassadors for 2021/2022 Morgan Bennett and Angela Rutschke, and outgoing 2019-2021 Ambassador Jonathan Fennell. (Taylor Johnson photo)

North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Ambassador Coronation a family affair

After a two year delay due to the ongoing pandemic the North…

Pictured (l-r) North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association outgoing 2019-2021 Ambassador Haille Johnson, newly crowned Ambassadors for 2021/2022 Morgan Bennett and Angela Rutschke, and outgoing 2019-2021 Ambassador Jonathan Fennell. (Taylor Johnson photo)
Yellowhead 4-H members were successful in many divisions at the 2021 BC Ag Expo held at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, B.C. (Yellowhead 4-H photo)

Yellowhead 4-H club reports on BC AG Expo 2021

By Tessa Salle and Grace Farrow Yellowhead 4-H Club reporters This year…

  • Nov 4, 2021
Yellowhead 4-H members were successful in many divisions at the 2021 BC Ag Expo held at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, B.C. (Yellowhead 4-H photo)
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SD73 revisits inter-school sports decision

By Diana Skoglund School District 73 Elementary Sports Council has reconsidered their…

  • Nov 4, 2021
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Scouts Canada is the country’s leading co-ed youth organization, offering programming for children and youth aged 5-26. Over 50,000 youth participate across the country, in multiple languages and reflecting Canada’s multicultural landscape, kids and youth in Scouts chart their own path of discovery. (Black Press file photo)

1st Barriere Scouts now open for business

It has been many years since the community of Barriere had an…

Scouts Canada is the country’s leading co-ed youth organization, offering programming for children and youth aged 5-26. Over 50,000 youth participate across the country, in multiple languages and reflecting Canada’s multicultural landscape, kids and youth in Scouts chart their own path of discovery. (Black Press file photo)
School District 73 office in Kamloops. (Kamloops This Week)

Kamloops-Thompson school district to create committee to discuss vaccine mandate

The B.C. government has decided against imposing a provincewide mandate and has delegated the task of deciding whether to impose such a measure to individual districts

  • Nov 3, 2021
School District 73 office in Kamloops. (Kamloops This Week)
Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)

Interior Health remains mum on capacity restrictions

Many businesses in the region are demanding answers from the health authority

Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)