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Tyrell Giroux was arrested by Williams Lake RCMP on Sunday, Oct. 25. (Facebook video screenshot)
Tyrell Giroux was arrested by Williams Lake RCMP on Sunday, Oct. 25. (Facebook video screenshot)
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COVID-19 safety protocols continue in Kamloops-North Thompson schools

Sports activities back in SD73 schools, although they may look a bit different

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A sign on a locked gate at the pickleball/tennis courts in Barriere advises the facility is now closed from dusk until dawn. A number of Barriere residents say they are not happy about locking teens out of one of the few recreational areas available to them. (T.M. Rusk photo)

Pickleball/tennis court open 24/7 again in Barriere

When a lock appeared on the gate into the Barriere pickleball/tennis court…

A sign on a locked gate at the pickleball/tennis courts in Barriere advises the facility is now closed from dusk until dawn. A number of Barriere residents say they are not happy about locking teens out of one of the few recreational areas available to them. (T.M. Rusk photo)
Total cumulative COVID-19 cases from January 2020 to September 2021. The North Thompson LHa has seen 46 COVID-19 cases in this time period. (BC Centres for Disease Control)

Four new COVID-19 cases in North Thompson LHA as numbers continue to rise across Interior

The recent numbers bring the total to eight since the beginning of August

Total cumulative COVID-19 cases from January 2020 to September 2021. The North Thompson LHa has seen 46 COVID-19 cases in this time period. (BC Centres for Disease Control)
Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

BC Search and Rescue groups warning against use of What3Words app

UK-based app uses three words, instead of longitude and latitude, to locate someone

Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
The Tiny House Warriors protest group painted the streets, put up signs and blocked off logging trucks as they made their way from a worker’s camp in Blue River on Sept. 15. Red dresses were also hung at the camp to represent the hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. An alleged violent altercation between THW members and Trans Mountain workers broke out later in the day, leading to injuries and arrests. (@KanahusFreedom/Twitter)

TNRD director calls on Premier to take action against Tiny House Warriors group

A alleged violent altercation on Sept. 15 led the director to suggest reaching out to the province again

The Tiny House Warriors protest group painted the streets, put up signs and blocked off logging trucks as they made their way from a worker’s camp in Blue River on Sept. 15. Red dresses were also hung at the camp to represent the hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. An alleged violent altercation between THW members and Trans Mountain workers broke out later in the day, leading to injuries and arrests. (@KanahusFreedom/Twitter)
BC Ag Expo Group of 5 Market Steers class being judged in the North Thompson Agriplex at the Fairgrounds in Barriere during the September 2021 annual 4-H event. (Facebook photo)

Game plan changed, but BC Ag Expo pulled it off

‘Learn to do by doing’ was the motto at 2021 4-H in-person event

BC Ag Expo Group of 5 Market Steers class being judged in the North Thompson Agriplex at the Fairgrounds in Barriere during the September 2021 annual 4-H event. (Facebook photo)
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TRU study offers suggestions to improve wildfire communications

KAMLOOPS– A study of BC’s wildfire communications practices during the 2017-18 seasons…

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Financial audit of TNRD spending will take longer than anticipated

By Jessica Wallace Kamloops This Week The Thompson-Nicola Regional District says its…

  • Oct 6, 2021
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Barriere Emergency Department closed today

Barriere Health Centre remains open for other services, including booked physician appointments

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Senior residents at the Yellowhead Pioneer Residence wave as Bob George and his wife Carol from Barriere they drive by in their classic car on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Krista Thomas photo)

Cruisin Clearwater gives Barriere seniors a drive-by

The Cruisin Clearwater Car Club’ met up in Barriere with area hot…

Senior residents at the Yellowhead Pioneer Residence wave as Bob George and his wife Carol from Barriere they drive by in their classic car on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Krista Thomas photo)
Indigenous Elders and community leaders and members sing an honour song. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Clearwater honours first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Ceremonies were held on Sept. 30 to recognize Orange Shirt Day, as well as the 215 residential school graves in Kamloops

Indigenous Elders and community leaders and members sing an honour song. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
Coach Earl Celesta doing what he enjoys - coaching the Barriere Chiefs. (Celesta Submitted photo)

Valley Voices: Earl Celesta recognized during National Coaches Week

In recognition of National Coaches Week in British Columbia and across Canada…

Coach Earl Celesta doing what he enjoys - coaching the Barriere Chiefs. (Celesta Submitted photo)
A group of supporters pictured at the encampment located just before the RCMP access control checkpoint at kilometre 27 of the Morice West Forest Service Road from Feb. 5, 2020 show their support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their fight against CGL. (File photo/Houston Today)

Protests renewed along CGL pipeline near Houston

Two people have been arrested; protesters continue to block construction work

A group of supporters pictured at the encampment located just before the RCMP access control checkpoint at kilometre 27 of the Morice West Forest Service Road from Feb. 5, 2020 show their support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their fight against CGL. (File photo/Houston Today)
Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)

First Nations Leadership Council frustrated by former Kelowna social worker’s plea deal

Robert Riley Saunders pleaded guilty to stealing from and harming at-risk youth in his care, many of whom are Indigenous

Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)
A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic at Evraz Place in Regina on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Mark Taylor/The Canadian Press)

Vaccination rates continue slow rise in North Thompson LHA

Interior Health vaccination clinics will be closed Thursday, Sept. 30

A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic at Evraz Place in Regina on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Mark Taylor/The Canadian Press)
Robert Riley Saunders. (File)

Former Kelowna social worker pleads guilty to defrauding youth in his care

Saunders is accused of stealing money from at-risk youth in his care, many of whom are Indigenous

Robert Riley Saunders. (File)
A black bear doing a good job of fattening up for his winter hibernation. (Jill Hayward photo)

Hungry bears shouldn’t have to end up dead due to human carelessness

Clean up your attractants – bears are on the prowl as they ready for hibernation

A black bear doing a good job of fattening up for his winter hibernation. (Jill Hayward photo)
Violinist Glen Andrews performs live at the Barriere Farmers Market. (Photo submitted)

New growth at Barriere Farmers’ Market

Some 18 vendors participated this year

Violinist Glen Andrews performs live at the Barriere Farmers Market. (Photo submitted)
Overall, students who took part in Student Vote Canada "elected" NDP Bill Sundhu over Conservative Frank Caputo. (Student Vote Canada)

Students in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo ‘elect’ NDP Bill Sundhu

The Student Vote Canada program sees NDP candidate take riding over Conservative Frank Caputo by 165 votes

Overall, students who took part in Student Vote Canada "elected" NDP Bill Sundhu over Conservative Frank Caputo. (Student Vote Canada)