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COVID-19 highlights lack of connectivity in First Nations communities

Many don’t have access required to utilize online platforms, says First Nations Technology Council

Plant veggies and enter Barriere Blooms contest

Victory Garden theme gets residents in the dirt

Barriere RCMP hit the trail with BC Conservation Officer Service

Barriere RCMP Detachment Commander, Cpl. Robert Welsman, says he took to back…

  • May 27, 2020
The lakeside busker who writes poems
AlleyCats Alliance needs a donation of a small space
Penticton brush fire
Houseboat catches fire on Mara Lake in the Shuswap

Fall Fair group and Barriere Lions Club teaming up for ‘Pancakes & Cowboy Church’

Due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations numerous community events have had to…

Social distancing from a bear’s point of view

It’s that time of year again when the bears are out and…

4-H photographers producing world class shots

Yellowhead 4-H announces Motion Photo Contest winners

  • May 21, 2020

District staff report to Barriere Council

District of Barriere Utilities Manager, Ian Crosson, reported during the May 19,…

B.C. bats not to blame for COVID-19; in fact, bats need our help

B.C. Annual Bat Count contributes to surveillance for white-nose syndrome across the province

  • May 21, 2020

TRU honours two women who overcame dire childhoods

Elder Mona Jules from the Simcpw First Nation and Vera Schiff have led very different lives

  • May 20, 2020

Injured pelican found near death in B.C. heads to Williams Lake after rehab

The bird, found near Oliver, underwent seven months of rehabilitation

Barriere giving residents clear totes for recyclable curbside collection

The District of Barriere is advising residents that curbside collection service as…

Kamloops Blazers’ president Moores offers feedback after Horgan press conference

Don Moores likened predicting hockey’s return date to shovelling fog. “There is…

  • May 14, 2020

High Streamflow Advisory for North Thompson River tributaries in Barriere and Clearwater areas

Last week, the River Forecast Centre issued a High Streamflow Advisory for…

Clearwater RCMP seeks public’s help

Police are trying to identify persons related to an active investigation

Hunting and angling included in Essential Services

The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) and partners have been engaged with various…

  • May 7, 2020

CAO for District of Barriere retires

District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer with Councilor Judy Armstrong (r) are…

Interior Savings Pledges $150,000 to help non-profits through pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create financial, social and emotional challenges…

  • May 7, 2020

Vehicle parade connects Barriere schools with their students

Youngsters took advantage of the opportunity to wave at their teachers on…