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Ready, set, go! Barriere Elementary School students charge across the starting line during the school’s track and field day held on May 11. (Pictured right) Long jumper Erik Fraser heads into his jump. (M. Brogan photos)

Barriere Elementary qualifies 52 for Kamloops Zones

Barriere Elementary School (BES) held their annual track and field day on…

(BSS photo)

Barriere Secondary boys take West Zone Golf Championship

The Barriere Secondary School golf team came out with the gold at…

(Jill Hayward photo)

Line up at Hungry Horse Cafe

The North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere, was a busy place again…

Kathy Matthews and Linda Ransome went home with the 1st place trophy at the 2nd Annual Barriere Pickleball Club Tournament held April 30. (Tracy Sealy submitted photo)
Kathy Matthews and Linda Ransome went home with the 1st place trophy at the 2nd Annual Barriere Pickleball Club Tournament held April 30. (Tracy Sealy submitted photo)

Pickleballers hold annual tournament in Barriere

The 2nd annual Barriere Pickleball Club Tournament was held in the community…

  • May 5, 2022
Kathy Matthews and Linda Ransome went home with the 1st place trophy at the 2nd Annual Barriere Pickleball Club Tournament held April 30. (Tracy Sealy submitted photo)
Kathy Matthews and Linda Ransome went home with the 1st place trophy at the 2nd Annual Barriere Pickleball Club Tournament held April 30. (Tracy Sealy submitted photo)
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Ladies are all smiling to be back on course at Chinook Cove

By Leslie Stirling In the words of Lionel Richie “Hello. Is it…

  • May 4, 2022
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The Allies Mountain Bike Festival has been cancelled (Simpcw First Nation/Facebook)

Allies Mountain Bike Festival has been cancelled

The much anticipated Allies Mountain Bike Festival scheduled to take place this…

The Allies Mountain Bike Festival has been cancelled (Simpcw First Nation/Facebook)
The North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society manage the Gorman Lake Rifle Range north of Barriere. (NTFGCS Facebook photo)

Province reconsiders new restrictions after consultations with BCWF

The B.C. Wildlife Federation report the provincial government has reconsidered and rejected…

The North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society manage the Gorman Lake Rifle Range north of Barriere. (NTFGCS Facebook photo)
A dog working cattle during a stock dog competition in Alberta. (Brenda Wilson photo)

Dogs with Jobs coming to Barriere

A showcase of working dogs will be at the Barriere fairgrounds Oct. 15-16.

A dog working cattle during a stock dog competition in Alberta. (Brenda Wilson photo)
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Fish and Game Club invites all ages to learn the values of the great outdoors

North Thompson Fish and Game Club welcoming new members

  • Apr 17, 2022
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The Thompson Nicola Regional District say the Agate Bay Boat Launch has received some much needed repairs and is now ready for the boating season. (TNRD Facebook photo)

TNRD completes repairs to Agate Bay Boat Launch

Successful repairs are reported as having been completed to the Agate Bay…

The Thompson Nicola Regional District say the Agate Bay Boat Launch has received some much needed repairs and is now ready for the boating season. (TNRD Facebook photo)
Clearwater Stockcar Association public relations person Terry Kerpan, left, and vice-president Rusty Clark accept a $2,000 cheque from Andrew Weir, Bannister Pipeline’s Indigenous, regional, local employment and training manager. The money was presented on Wednesday and will be used to help prepare Clearwater Speedway for its opening double-header on May 7 and 8.

Clearwater Speedway gets financial boost

The Clearwater Speedway was closed for 15 years before local volunteers spent…

  • Apr 16, 2022
Clearwater Stockcar Association public relations person Terry Kerpan, left, and vice-president Rusty Clark accept a $2,000 cheque from Andrew Weir, Bannister Pipeline’s Indigenous, regional, local employment and training manager. The money was presented on Wednesday and will be used to help prepare Clearwater Speedway for its opening double-header on May 7 and 8.
The Barriere Elementary School Boys Basketball Team won the Tier 2 Boys City Championship held in March, which culminated an amazing undefeated season. Pictured back row: (l-r) Coach Tanner Schilling, Hunter Brunner, Jaxon Gourlay, Garrett  Speer, Grayson Simrose, Garren Tweed, Lee Fraser, Macklin Pullen, Kayden Conan, Ben Pringle, Logan Nelson, and Coach Jody Schilling. Front row; Aiden Quiguley and Ayden Hunter. Not pictured are Riley Scheer, Robert Banzaro, and Mason Eaves. (BES photo)

Barriere boys wrap up basketball season undefeated

The Barriere Elementary School Boys Basketball Team won the Tier 2 Boys…

The Barriere Elementary School Boys Basketball Team won the Tier 2 Boys City Championship held in March, which culminated an amazing undefeated season. Pictured back row: (l-r) Coach Tanner Schilling, Hunter Brunner, Jaxon Gourlay, Garrett  Speer, Grayson Simrose, Garren Tweed, Lee Fraser, Macklin Pullen, Kayden Conan, Ben Pringle, Logan Nelson, and Coach Jody Schilling. Front row; Aiden Quiguley and Ayden Hunter. Not pictured are Riley Scheer, Robert Banzaro, and Mason Eaves. (BES photo)
Jamie Iwaschuk rides his snowmobile in Blue River. (Zac Oh photo)

Ski-Doo funds Blue River Powder Packer Society caribou watch

The local organization received $5,000 from Ski-Doo P.A.S.S.

Jamie Iwaschuk rides his snowmobile in Blue River. (Zac Oh photo)
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4-H Club learn about horse massage and chiropractic

Yellowhead Horse 4-H Club members participated in their monthly meeting on March…

(Tracy Allen photo)
The Barriere Skateboard Park will be constructed this year on the south side of the Barriere ball fields and east side of Fadear Park. (Barriere Skatepark Diagram)

Barriere Skatepark rolling into construction

Barriere Skatepark advocate Dustin Doherty announced last Saturday, Mar. 26, that the…

The Barriere Skateboard Park will be constructed this year on the south side of the Barriere ball fields and east side of Fadear Park. (Barriere Skatepark Diagram)
The Toronto Blue Jays Team was the best dressed team at the Curling Fun Bonspiel on Mar. 19 in Barriere. Pictured (l-r) Mervyn Osborne, Irene Klassen, Dawn Reiner and Jill Dunbar. (Bernice Randrup photo)

Barriere Rink holds fun bonspiel to end the curling season

The March 19, Barriere Curling Fun Bonspiel was a skins format one…

The Toronto Blue Jays Team was the best dressed team at the Curling Fun Bonspiel on Mar. 19 in Barriere. Pictured (l-r) Mervyn Osborne, Irene Klassen, Dawn Reiner and Jill Dunbar. (Bernice Randrup photo)
Ryan Conan makes a fast run with a quick horse as he cuts a cow wearing the number ‘1’ out of the herd during the BC Team Cattle Penning Association’s Double Header event held at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, B.C., on Mar. 19-20. The event welcomed 92 competitors, 110 horses, 310 head of cattle, and 500 teams, with a total of $50,000 was paid out to the winners. (Jill Hayward photo)

BC Team Cattle Penners hustle for $50,000 at the North Thompson Agriplex

After two years of shut downs due to COVID-19 health regulations the…

Ryan Conan makes a fast run with a quick horse as he cuts a cow wearing the number ‘1’ out of the herd during the BC Team Cattle Penning Association’s Double Header event held at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, B.C., on Mar. 19-20. The event welcomed 92 competitors, 110 horses, 310 head of cattle, and 500 teams, with a total of $50,000 was paid out to the winners. (Jill Hayward photo)
A rider carries her speed down a trail reinforced by rocks in the Simpcw trail network. (Paul Masukowitz photo)

Allies Mountain Bikes Festival for trail users to show love and support

Festival to include mountain biking, culture, film, will be first of its kind

A rider carries her speed down a trail reinforced by rocks in the Simpcw trail network. (Paul Masukowitz photo)
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
Barriere Secondary School Senior Boys Basketball Team competed last week at the BC School Sports Boys Basketball Provincial Championships in Langley, and is pictured here before one of their games. (BSS submitted photo)

Barriere plays fierce, competitive basketball at Provincials

The Barriere Secondary School Senior Boys Basketball Team competed last week at…

Barriere Secondary School Senior Boys Basketball Team competed last week at the BC School Sports Boys Basketball Provincial Championships in Langley, and is pictured here before one of their games. (BSS submitted photo)