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Antler station. Match the animal to it's antler. (Mary MacLennan photo)

Moose on the loose at Barriere Forks Trails?

On Feb. 3, the Barriere Outdoor Club snowshoed with Barriere Secondary grade…

Antler station. Match the animal to it's antler. (Mary MacLennan photo)
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55+ BC Games in Victoria 2022 releases sports list

The Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games will be held September 13…

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Building an emergency shelter.  (Scouts Canada photo)

Help kids build outdoor skills through winter fun

Cold temperatures, grey skies and unpredictable weather are hallmarks of winter, and…

  • Feb 6, 2022
Building an emergency shelter.  (Scouts Canada photo)
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Outdoor Club provides ski lessons for Barriere students

The Barriere Outdoor Club hosted the first ski lesson of the season…

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The Barriere Curling Rink is a great place to enjoy this fun winter sport with family and friends. Don’t miss the upcoming open house for family curling on Saturday, Feb.5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (E. Pilatzke photo)

Family Open House at Barriere Curling Rink this Saturday

February 5 is National Curling Day, join the celebration from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Barriere Rink

The Barriere Curling Rink is a great place to enjoy this fun winter sport with family and friends. Don’t miss the upcoming open house for family curling on Saturday, Feb.5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (E. Pilatzke photo)
The North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society received a second place plaque in May of 2013 from the BC Wildlife Federation for the 2012 Roderick Haig-Brown Memorial Completed Project Conservation Award plus a cheque for $200. The award was in recognition of the society’s work done on the Gorman Lake Dock project. Pictured in May of 2013 is society past-president Mel Schmidt (r) presenting the award to president Ben Theissen. For more information about the North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society find them on Facebook, or go to https://norththompsonfishandgameclub.ca/ or call 250-672-5890. (S/J file photo)

Nominations now open for BCWF awards

The B.C. Wildlife Federation (BCWF) is British Columbia’s leading conservation organization with…

The North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society received a second place plaque in May of 2013 from the BC Wildlife Federation for the 2012 Roderick Haig-Brown Memorial Completed Project Conservation Award plus a cheque for $200. The award was in recognition of the society’s work done on the Gorman Lake Dock project. Pictured in May of 2013 is society past-president Mel Schmidt (r) presenting the award to president Ben Theissen. For more information about the North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society find them on Facebook, or go to https://norththompsonfishandgameclub.ca/ or call 250-672-5890. (S/J file photo)
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Love the outdoors? Join a rod and gun club!

By Paul Bucci Some of the best experiences in life come from…

  • Jan 20, 2022
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Steve Roberts is the 2021 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee in the category of working cowboy. (Photo credit: Submitted)

BC Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2021 inductee in working cowboy category

Cariboo cowboy Steve Roberts is an accomplished cattleman, horse trainer and farrier

  • Jan 16, 2022
Steve Roberts is the 2021 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee in the category of working cowboy. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Mary MacLennan , a Barriere Outdoor Club hard working volunteer is pictured standing beside one of the snowshoe trail signs at the Barriere Forks Trails that are now groomed and open to the public. (BOC photo)

Snowshoe trails are groomed and ready to use at Barriere Forks

“The Barriere Forks ski and snowshoe trails are ready to go,” advised…

Mary MacLennan , a Barriere Outdoor Club hard working volunteer is pictured standing beside one of the snowshoe trail signs at the Barriere Forks Trails that are now groomed and open to the public. (BOC photo)
The first hockey game in many years took place on the outdoor rink in Barriere, Dec.24, 2021. (Lisa Dredge photo)

The outdoor rink in Barriere is open

It has been many years since the weather was cold enough over…

The first hockey game in many years took place on the outdoor rink in Barriere, Dec.24, 2021. (Lisa Dredge photo)
The pitching of Steve ‘Bear’ Rainer helped the Barriere Bagmen to reach the final game of the fastball tournament held at the Barriere Ball Parks on June 8 and 9, 1991. Those who witnessed the final game claimed the Bagmen were badly burned by poor umping. (Tim Francis photo)

Remember When: Bagmen second in 1991 fastball tourney

From the Yelowhead Star, June 17, 1991 issue. The Barriere Bagmen took…

The pitching of Steve ‘Bear’ Rainer helped the Barriere Bagmen to reach the final game of the fastball tournament held at the Barriere Ball Parks on June 8 and 9, 1991. Those who witnessed the final game claimed the Bagmen were badly burned by poor umping. (Tim Francis photo)
Barriere Senior Boys Basketball team pose for a team photo outside the school the weekend of Dec. 10/11 where they were competing against seven other teams during the 2021 Cougar Classic. They were outside the school between games marketing Christmas Trees as a fundraiser for the team. Pictured (l-r) are: Alandon Alward, Ryan Corrie, Caden Van Nieuwkerk, Tanner Shilling, Spencer Schilling, Andrew Harris, Riley Kempter, Teagan Lawhead, Ryan DeFelice, Justice Nystoruk, Brayden York, Logan Jones, Cameron Salle and BSS Coach Travis Repka. (Wanda Nystoruk photo)

Barriere Senior Boys second in Cougar Classic

The Barriere Secondary Seniors Boys Cougar Classic was held at the school…

Barriere Senior Boys Basketball team pose for a team photo outside the school the weekend of Dec. 10/11 where they were competing against seven other teams during the 2021 Cougar Classic. They were outside the school between games marketing Christmas Trees as a fundraiser for the team. Pictured (l-r) are: Alandon Alward, Ryan Corrie, Caden Van Nieuwkerk, Tanner Shilling, Spencer Schilling, Andrew Harris, Riley Kempter, Teagan Lawhead, Ryan DeFelice, Justice Nystoruk, Brayden York, Logan Jones, Cameron Salle and BSS Coach Travis Repka. (Wanda Nystoruk photo)
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Forty BCHL stars to skate in Top Prospects Game

The all-star showcase will be part of the junior A league’s 60th anniversary weekend in January

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BCHL adopts use of Sporfie video review system

The junior A league experimented with the system at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack in October

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Curling rink members prepared and served the meal. L to R: Cathy McNeil, Susan Bondar, Theresa Robinson, Laurel Cleland, Bernice Randrup, Audrey Rilcoe and Jeannie Webber. (Photo BCC)

Duelling Piano’s strike a cord at curling rink

The musical group Dueling Piano’s played to a full house at the…

Curling rink members prepared and served the meal. L to R: Cathy McNeil, Susan Bondar, Theresa Robinson, Laurel Cleland, Bernice Randrup, Audrey Rilcoe and Jeannie Webber. (Photo BCC)
Kane Peterson, 9, gets his COVID vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Mill Creek, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. A vaccination clinic for children aged 5 to 11 is planned for the Ashcroft HUB on Nov. 30. (Photo credit: Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Children in Interior Health are eligible for vaccines

Children age five to eleven are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine registration

Kane Peterson, 9, gets his COVID vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Mill Creek, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. A vaccination clinic for children aged 5 to 11 is planned for the Ashcroft HUB on Nov. 30. (Photo credit: Kevin Clark/The Herald)
BCHL

BCHL taking out-of-conference games off the schedule for rest of 2021-22 season

The league is shifting to regional matchups with travel still hindered province wide

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Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL adds 24 skaters, 8 goaltenders to online all-star ballot

Voting is open until Tuesday to determine which six skaters and four goalies make the game

Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)
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High school looking for basketball coaches

Barriere Secondary advise they are looking for a grade 7 boys basketball…

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Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL coaches determine initial 18 skaters for three-on-three all-star tournament

Remaining all-stars will be determined through online fan voting

Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)