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Michael Mylonas, from left, Nelson William, and Brian Finnie sit atop a peak they climbed during their trip across the Coast Mountains to the coast. (Jimmie Lulua photo)

Spiritual journey marks a return to land and tradition for Chilcotin’s Xeni Gwet’in

Members of Xeni Gwet’in hike across the Coast Mountains to reclaim historic trade route

Michael Mylonas, from left, Nelson William, and Brian Finnie sit atop a peak they climbed during their trip across the Coast Mountains to the coast. (Jimmie Lulua photo)
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Local family practice division responds to new fee structure

Funding changes proposed for BC’s family physicians

  • Oct 31, 2022
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Barriere Legion officially started their 2022 Remembrance Day Poppy Campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 25, when Barriere Legion representative Linn Buker pinned the first symbolic poppy onto the chest of Mayor Ward Stamer in council chambers at the Ridge. (Tasha Buchanan photo)

Poppy campaign underway in Barriere

Barriere Legion officially started their 2022 Remembrance Day Poppy Campaign on Tuesday,…

Barriere Legion officially started their 2022 Remembrance Day Poppy Campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 25, when Barriere Legion representative Linn Buker pinned the first symbolic poppy onto the chest of Mayor Ward Stamer in council chambers at the Ridge. (Tasha Buchanan photo)
Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Former Islamic State member released on bail to live in Chilliwack

Kimberly Polman will live with her sister and she will have to adhere to 25 conditions

Kimberly Polman left Canada in 2014 to join Islamic State. Eight years later she’s being repatriated, and she’ll be living in Chilliwack. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
Open burning prohibition is set to expire for Kamloops Fire Centre Friday at noon on Oct. 28. (Black Press file photo)
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Open burning ban set to expire in time for Halloween within Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be allowed as of noon Friday, Oct. 28

Open burning prohibition is set to expire for Kamloops Fire Centre Friday at noon on Oct. 28. (Black Press file photo)
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A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills in Terrace last November. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills in Terrace last November. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
BC Hydro crews are responding to a power outage Thursday morning, Oct. 27. (BC Hydro map)

BC Hydro restores power to customers north of Barriere

Outage was the result of a motor vehicle incident

BC Hydro crews are responding to a power outage Thursday morning, Oct. 27. (BC Hydro map)
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Thompson Valley Players invites all ages to join Christmas Memories variety show

The Thompson Valley Players are excited to announce they will be hosting…

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A close-up view of one of the firearms showing a bullet in the chamber. (CO Joel Kline photo)

Lower Mainland man fined $2,500 for hunting out of season

Man charged under BC Wildlife Act and Firearms Act for hunting out of season this June

A close-up view of one of the firearms showing a bullet in the chamber. (CO Joel Kline photo)
Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s newest Area O (Lower North Thompson) director is longtime Louis Creek rancher and Barriere Star Journal editor Jill Hayward, pictured here with her husband Bob and two canine companions. (Hayward photo)

Barriere Star Journal editor takes on role of TNRD Area O (Lower North Thompson) director

Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s newest Area O (Lower North Thompson) director is longtime…

Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s newest Area O (Lower North Thompson) director is longtime Louis Creek rancher and Barriere Star Journal editor Jill Hayward, pictured here with her husband Bob and two canine companions. (Hayward photo)
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Williams Lake businesses work together to capture shoplifter spending nights in stores

A suspect was arrested the next day while attempting to steal from the second business

  • Oct 25, 2022
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Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)

Wild B.C. population of critically endangered spotted owl jumps from 1 to 4

Conservation made possible due to partnership between Spuzzum First Nation and provincial government

Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)
Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)

List of B.C.’s ‘scariest and least-wanted trick-or-treaters’ unveiled with actors

Crime Stoppers offers reward of up to $5,000 for anonymous information that leads to an arrest

Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)
In the end, three suspects were arrested following a crime spree that stretched from Quesnel to Williams Lake and points in between on Monday morning, Oct. 24. Some of the damaged included a stolen truck that was rolled several times. (Photo submitted)

Property crime spree ends with dramatic crash on Highway 97 south of Quesnel

Three suspects have been arrested, one suspect fled by swimming across Fraser River

  • Oct 25, 2022
In the end, three suspects were arrested following a crime spree that stretched from Quesnel to Williams Lake and points in between on Monday morning, Oct. 24. Some of the damaged included a stolen truck that was rolled several times. (Photo submitted)
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Clearwater RCMP report: Driver gets 90-day prohibition after rollover on Highway 5

Clearwater RCMP responded to 38 calls for service

  • Oct 24, 2022
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Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)

Night hunting on private property west of Williams Lake leads to 3 arrests

The individuals were hunting with high powered lights

  • Oct 24, 2022
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)
Fall is the perfect time to check that your bat box is well-attached, water-tight and clean, ready to offer a safe roosting site for bats in spring. (Habitat Acquisition Trust photo)

Trick or … a weed pull? Ways to help Cariboo bat populations at risk

Bat-friendly landscaping can help bats at Halloween

  • Oct 22, 2022
Fall is the perfect time to check that your bat box is well-attached, water-tight and clean, ready to offer a safe roosting site for bats in spring. (Habitat Acquisition Trust photo)
Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Submitted photo)

Archaeology crews unearth fire pit, roasting pit at Williams Lake mall excavation site

‘The roasting pit is super significant because we rarely find them,’ said Whitney Spearing.

Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Submitted photo)
In the early morning hours of Nov. 8, 2022, North America will witness the last total lunar eclipse of the year. (Gary Boyle photo)

Total lunar eclipse of the year Nov. 8, 2022

In the early morning hours of Nov. 8, 2022, North America will…

  • Oct 21, 2022
In the early morning hours of Nov. 8, 2022, North America will witness the last total lunar eclipse of the year. (Gary Boyle photo)