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Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Team White defeats Team Red 4-2 at 2023 kubota CHL/NHL top prospects game

Connor Bedard finished with six shots on goal

  • Jan 26, 2023
The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo will be missed. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

End to 30-year era: No more Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo; organizers cite lack of volunteers

Association draws the curtain on springtime rodeo

  • Jan 25, 2023
Savannah Bissat plays goal for the U13 Rep team and the 100 Mile Royals girls’ team. (Photo submitted)

100 Mile goalie, 11, devoted to the game

Savannah Bissat has found a love for tending goal

Caedan Bankier interviewed on TSN after Team Canada won gold at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship hockey tournament in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (Photo: tsn.ca)

Stankoven, Banker of Blazers Gold at World Juniors

Stankoven is first Kamloopsian to win two gold medals at the World Junior Hockey Championship

  • Jan 15, 2023
Caedan Bankier interviewed on TSN after Team Canada won gold at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship hockey tournament in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (Photo: tsn.ca)
Gord Cochran, formerly of Williams Lake, holds the trophy after Team Canada brings home gold at the World Juniors. Cochran served as one of two equipment managers for the team. (Photo submitted)
Gord Cochran, formerly of Williams Lake, holds the trophy after Team Canada brings home gold at the World Juniors. Cochran served as one of two equipment managers for the team. (Photo submitted)
Austin Davies of Barriere going for a try (has ball) with support from Alex Eggie. ( Brett Turvey photo)
Austin Davies of Barriere going for a try (has ball) with support from Alex Eggie. ( Brett Turvey photo)
The PSO Eagles and Barriere Cougars clash below the Cougars’ net in 100 Mile House last week. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

PSO Eagles wins first basketball game of season

100 Mile House faced teams from Williams Lake, Quesnel and Barriere Friday and Saturday

The PSO Eagles and Barriere Cougars clash below the Cougars’ net in 100 Mile House last week. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
(Benson Kua photo)

Canada Winter Games Under 20 Doubles Qualifier in Barriere Dec. 2– 4

Curl BC’s under 20-yearold Mixed Double Teams from across B.C. will be…

(Benson Kua photo)
Sun Peaks resort opened for the winter season on Nov. 9, 2022.  (Sun Peaks Resort photo)

All three mountains are open at Sun Peaks Resort

Skiers and boarders explored their favourite resort in the North Thompson on…

  • Nov 23, 2022
Sun Peaks resort opened for the winter season on Nov. 9, 2022.  (Sun Peaks Resort photo)
Barriere Secondary Sr. Girls Volleyball player Holly Gordon serves during a Sept. 27, game held at Clearwater Secondary against St. Ann’s. (Keith McNeil photo)

Sr. Girls Volleyball Playoffs in Barriere this Tuesday

Barriere Secondary School’s Senior Girls Volleyball team is busy gearing up to…

Barriere Secondary Sr. Girls Volleyball player Holly Gordon serves during a Sept. 27, game held at Clearwater Secondary against St. Ann’s. (Keith McNeil photo)
District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer and Barriere Skatepark Society representative Dustin Doherty were on hand to cut the ribbon to officially open the community’s new skatepark thanks to numerous individuals, groups, organizations and businesses who donated funding of approximately $175,000 raised over a seven year period to see the project become a reality. (Jill Hayward photo)

Barriere Skateboard Park opens with community celebration

Dustin Doherty thanked for skatepark vision and commitment

District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer and Barriere Skatepark Society representative Dustin Doherty were on hand to cut the ribbon to officially open the community’s new skatepark thanks to numerous individuals, groups, organizations and businesses who donated funding of approximately $175,000 raised over a seven year period to see the project become a reality. (Jill Hayward photo)
Barriere Secondary School Coach Travis Repka (r) poses with students who raised over $3,000 from a dunk tank they hosted at the North Thompson Fall Fair this year. The funds are being used to purchase new athletic equipment for the school including volleyballs, soccer balls, basketballs, rugby balls, badminton racquets, and other equipment. (BSS photo)

Barriere Secondary buy equipment with Fall Fair dunk tank income

Barriere Secondary School (BSS) athletics hosted a dunk tank at this year’s…

Barriere Secondary School Coach Travis Repka (r) poses with students who raised over $3,000 from a dunk tank they hosted at the North Thompson Fall Fair this year. The funds are being used to purchase new athletic equipment for the school including volleyballs, soccer balls, basketballs, rugby balls, badminton racquets, and other equipment. (BSS photo)
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Thanks to the community hosting for ‘Dogs With Jobs’

To the editor; We packed up our four working cowdogs and came…

  • Oct 27, 2022
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The Barriere Curling Rink will be the site of Curl BC’s under 20-year-old Mixed Double teams from across B.C., on Dec. 2-4, 2022. The event will be hosted by the Barriere Recreation Society. (Curl BC photo)

Canada Winter Games Mixed Doubles Qualifier coming to Barriere

The Barriere Recreation Society say they are “super excited” to be chosen…

  • Oct 21, 2022
The Barriere Curling Rink will be the site of Curl BC’s under 20-year-old Mixed Double teams from across B.C., on Dec. 2-4, 2022. The event will be hosted by the Barriere Recreation Society. (Curl BC photo)
Pictured (l-r) is Olds College Broncos Coach Guy Kelley, McLure cowgirl Becky Bradley, and Northern Lights College President Todd Bondoroff presenting Bradley with a saddle for the high average win at a college rodeo. (Bradley submitted photo)

McLure cowgirl wins saddle at Alberta rodeo

McLure cowgirl and recent Barriere Secondary Grad, Becky Bradley, who is attending…

Pictured (l-r) is Olds College Broncos Coach Guy Kelley, McLure cowgirl Becky Bradley, and Northern Lights College President Todd Bondoroff presenting Bradley with a saddle for the high average win at a college rodeo. (Bradley submitted photo)
Kelowna’s Simone Lamberton weaves her horse as quickly as she can through a number of poles during competitions at the BC High School Rodeo held at the North Thompson Fall fairgrounds in Barriere on Oct-8-9. (Jill Hayward photo)

High School Rodeo returns to Barriere

It’s been awhile, but BC High School Rodeo-South finally returned to Barriere…

Kelowna’s Simone Lamberton weaves her horse as quickly as she can through a number of poles during competitions at the BC High School Rodeo held at the North Thompson Fall fairgrounds in Barriere on Oct-8-9. (Jill Hayward photo)
Barriere Secondary volleyball player Holly Gordon serves during a game against St. Ann’s at Clearwater on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 27. (Photo by Keith McNeill)

Barriere Secondary Senior Girls bring home a win

Barriere Secondary’s Senior Girls Volleyball Team competed in a play-day at Clearwater…

  • Oct 6, 2022
Barriere Secondary volleyball player Holly Gordon serves during a game against St. Ann’s at Clearwater on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 27. (Photo by Keith McNeill)
Niklas Schmahl is a Work-A-Wayer from Harsefeld, Germany. He is currently staying in the Little Fort area of the North Thompson Valley and learning about everything from farming to playing Pickleball. (Judi Klonz photo)

Pickleball draws German visitor to North Thompson area

Niklas Schmahl is a Work-A-Wayer from Harsefeld (near Hamburg), Germany, and is…

  • Oct 6, 2022
Niklas Schmahl is a Work-A-Wayer from Harsefeld, Germany. He is currently staying in the Little Fort area of the North Thompson Valley and learning about everything from farming to playing Pickleball. (Judi Klonz photo)
Numerous competitions took place during The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere, including an active rapier and sword competition. (Jill Hayward photo)

Modern Middle Ages returns to Barriere

The Shire of Ramsgaard is located in the shining Principality of Tir…

Numerous competitions took place during The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere, including an active rapier and sword competition. (Jill Hayward photo)
The U18 Female Timberwolves wear their orange jerseys at practice to acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake hockey team draws attention to Truth and Reconciliation in sports

WLMHA U18 Female Timberwolves take their message for calls to action to the rink

The U18 Female Timberwolves wear their orange jerseys at practice to acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo submitted)