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Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
This year's Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the grandsons of Barriere Run organizer Kathy Cooper.  "This year’s t-shirt is a vibrant blue with messaging and a design showcasing Terry’s family heritage of English, French and Métis," says Cooper, "Barriere’s Community Terry Fox Run will once again be ‘One Day. Your Way’ due to the current public health orders. Run date is Sept. 19. Run, walk, wheel to fund cancer research!" T-shirts can be ordered by contacting Kathy Cooper at 250-571-3401, or watch for a Terry Fox Run table at Barriere AG Foods. (Kathy Cooper photo)

Are you ready to ‘Walk, Run, Wheel’ for Terry Fox?

This year’s Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the…

This year's Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the grandsons of Barriere Run organizer Kathy Cooper.  "This year’s t-shirt is a vibrant blue with messaging and a design showcasing Terry’s family heritage of English, French and Métis," says Cooper, "Barriere’s Community Terry Fox Run will once again be ‘One Day. Your Way’ due to the current public health orders. Run date is Sept. 19. Run, walk, wheel to fund cancer research!" T-shirts can be ordered by contacting Kathy Cooper at 250-571-3401, or watch for a Terry Fox Run table at Barriere AG Foods. (Kathy Cooper photo)
A photo one of the stamp books in a collection that the RCMP Detachment in Prince George are trying to find the owner of. (RCMP photo)

Found collector’s coin and stamp collection

Prince George Mounties looking for owner of a rare coin and stamp collection

A photo one of the stamp books in a collection that the RCMP Detachment in Prince George are trying to find the owner of. (RCMP photo)
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When it’s hot outside, go inside and build an igloo

When it’s summer outside volunteers at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds are…

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Residents drive past fire crews as they return to Logan Lake on Aug. 19, a week after the community was evacuated because of the Tremont Creek wildfire. (Photo credit: TNRD)

Two major wildfires in B.C.’s southern Interior now classified as ‘being held’

Sparks Lake and Tremont Creek fires not likely to spread beyond boundaries under forecast conditions

Residents drive past fire crews as they return to Logan Lake on Aug. 19, a week after the community was evacuated because of the Tremont Creek wildfire. (Photo credit: TNRD)
Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file

Rising number of Kootenay real estate sales to out of region buyers

Most out of region buyers from Lower Mainland and Alberta

Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file
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Casselman takes the reins for Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Barriere

The Barriere Legion Ladies Auxiliary held their annual election of officers on…

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(L-r) Shane Celesta and Ron Lampreau Jr. shown while working on the Raft River FSR (K22068) fire. (Simpcw First Nation photo)

Indigenous Initial Attack partnership with BC Wildfire

Boots already on the ground protecting Simpcw First Nation territory

(L-r) Shane Celesta and Ron Lampreau Jr. shown while working on the Raft River FSR (K22068) fire. (Simpcw First Nation photo)
(L-r) Michelle Rutschke and Sarah Drey movin’ to the music of The Carbons on Aug. 21, at the ball park in Barriere, B.C. (Rob Fitzgerald photo)

Barriere ‘Rocks The Diamond’ with The Carbons

The day that live rock music returned to Barriere was memorable. After…

(L-r) Michelle Rutschke and Sarah Drey movin’ to the music of The Carbons on Aug. 21, at the ball park in Barriere, B.C. (Rob Fitzgerald photo)
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Photograph By Dave Eagles/KTW file)

Elective surgeries cancelled at Royal Inland Hospital

200 procedures scrubbed due to influx of patients, staffing and operating room availability

  • Aug 25, 2021
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops, at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Photograph By Dave Eagles/KTW file)
The Sparks Lake Wildfire on July 12, 2021. (File photo)

Darfield / McLure evacuation alert downgraded to all clear

Residents asked to remain aware of the wildfire situation

The Sparks Lake Wildfire on July 12, 2021. (File photo)
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Mayor says Barriere continues to monitor Spark’s Lake fire

District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer says he is very pleased that…

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Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., April 14, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward

Clearwater woman to get hearing after renewal for home insurance denied due to medical marijuana

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal member Jessica Derynck on July 29 denied an application by the respondents to have Lorelei Rogers’ complaint dismissed.

Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., April 14, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward
Dr. Michael Flannigan is the new British Columbia Research Chair in Predictive Services, Emergency Management and Fire Science at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. (TRU photo)

Renowned wildfire expert based at TRU

By Michele Young / TRU Dr. Michael Flannigan is the new British…

  • Aug 19, 2021
Dr. Michael Flannigan is the new British Columbia Research Chair in Predictive Services, Emergency Management and Fire Science at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. (TRU photo)
Five participants in the TRU Women In Construction Trades Training Course were recognized with a graduation ceremony on Aug. 13, at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, for successfully completing the 13 week course. Pictured are grads Lisa Dredge, Jobelle Gagnon, Erin Johnson, Cassie Smith and Jessica Sterling. Also in the photo is Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce office manager Leanne Hamblin (fourth from left) who was instrumental in coordinating the program within the community. ( Jill Hayward photo)

TRU Women in Trades course in Barriere holds graduation

A TRU Women In Construction Trades Training Course, provided by the Industry…

Five participants in the TRU Women In Construction Trades Training Course were recognized with a graduation ceremony on Aug. 13, at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, for successfully completing the 13 week course. Pictured are grads Lisa Dredge, Jobelle Gagnon, Erin Johnson, Cassie Smith and Jessica Sterling. Also in the photo is Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce office manager Leanne Hamblin (fourth from left) who was instrumental in coordinating the program within the community. ( Jill Hayward photo)
Ted Fisher is recovering in hospital after being seriously injured in a motorcycle collision with a moose east of Quesnel on the Barkerville Highway. (Brooke L’Heureux/GoFundMe)
Ted Fisher is recovering in hospital after being seriously injured in a motorcycle collision with a moose east of Quesnel on the Barkerville Highway. (Brooke L’Heureux/GoFundMe)
Jesse McCormick is running for the federal Liberals in Kamloops-Thompson Cariboo in 2021.

New Liberal Candidate for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Four days after declaring a candidate for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo in the upcoming federal…

Jesse McCormick is running for the federal Liberals in Kamloops-Thompson Cariboo in 2021.
The Bella Coola River was high at the end of June due to a quick melt caused by a heat wave. (Angie Mindus photo)

Search continues on Bella Coola River for two still missing after fishing boat capsizes

RCMP urges caution to searches as river remains hazardous and there are bears along the shorelines

The Bella Coola River was high at the end of June due to a quick melt caused by a heat wave. (Angie Mindus photo)
The remains of a large structure and vehicles destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire are seen on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lytton, B.C., on Aug. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Cooler conditions offer fractional relief to crews battling nearly 300 B.C. wildfires

Travel complicated by fire closure of the Coquihalla Highway, mudslide severing Highway 1

The remains of a large structure and vehicles destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire are seen on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lytton, B.C., on Aug. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Andrea and Cameron Murdoch were in a guided fishing boat that capsized on the Bella Coola River Aug. 10. (Family photo)

Family mourns Victoria couple lost after guided fishing boat capsizes on Bella Coola River

Andrea and Cameron Murdoch were celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary on the trip

Andrea and Cameron Murdoch were in a guided fishing boat that capsized on the Bella Coola River Aug. 10. (Family photo)