Municipal Election

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Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s newest Area O (Lower North Thompson) director is longtime Louis Creek rancher and Barriere Star Journal editor Jill Hayward, pictured here with her husband Bob and two canine companions. (Hayward photo)

Barriere Star Journal editor takes on role of TNRD Area O (Lower North Thompson) director

Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s newest Area O (Lower North Thompson) director is longtime…

Pictured are 12 of the 13 candidates running for District of Barriere council during a well attended All Candidates Forum hosted by Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce at the Barriere Lions Hall on Oct. 4, and moderated by Harley Wright. Pictured (l-r) Marguerite Dodds, Alan Fortin, Scott Kershaw, Rob Kerslake, Donna Kibble, Louis Lodge, Colin McInnis, Lance Naylor, Michelle Rutschke, Amanda Sabyan, Debbie Sherman, and Robert Veitch. Candidate Judy Armstrong was unable to make the forum due to a flight delay. (Mary-Lou Jones photo)

Remember to cast your vote on Saturday, Oct. 15

Polls be will open for Barriere 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ridge

  • Oct 13, 2022
Robert Veitch is a candidate for District of Barriere council. (Submitted photo)

Robert Veitch

Candidate for District of Barriere council

  • Oct 2, 2022
Robert Veitch is a candidate for District of Barriere council. (Submitted photo)
Amanda Sabyan is a candidate for District of Barriere council. (Submitted photo)

Amanda Sabyan

Candidate for District of Barriere council

  • Oct 2, 2022
Amanda Sabyan is a candidate for District of Barriere council. (Submitted photo)
Judy Armstrong is a candidate for District of Barriere council. (Submitted photo)

Judy Armstrong

Candidate for District of Barriere council

  • Oct 1, 2022
Judy Armstrong is a candidate for District of Barriere council. (Submitted photo)
Colin McInnis is a candidate for District of Barriere council. (Submitted photo)

Colin Mcinnis

Candidate for District of Barriere council

  • Sep 30, 2022
Colin McInnis is a candidate for District of Barriere council. (Submitted photo)
Louis Lodge is running for a position on Barriere Council. (Submitted photo)

Louise Lodge

Candidate for District of Barriere council

  • Sep 30, 2022
Louis Lodge is running for a position on Barriere Council. (Submitted photo)
Rob Kerslake seeks another term as District of Barriere councillor. (Submitted photo)

Robert Kerslake

Candidate for District of Barriere town council

  • Sep 30, 2022
Rob Kerslake seeks another term as District of Barriere councillor. (Submitted photo)
Al Fortin is running for council member with the District of Barriere. (Photo submitted)

Al Fortin

Candidate for Barriere town council

Al Fortin is running for council member with the District of Barriere. (Photo submitted)
Marguerite Dodds is running for council member with the District of Barriere. (Photo submitted)

Marguerite Dodds

Candidate for Barriere town council

  • Sep 29, 2022
Marguerite Dodds is running for council member with the District of Barriere. (Photo submitted)
Debbie Sherman is running to be a member of Barriere’s town council. (Photo submitted)

Debbie Sherman

Debbie Sherman is running to be a member of Barriere’s town council.

  • Sep 29, 2022
Debbie Sherman is running to be a member of Barriere’s town council. (Photo submitted)
Donna Kibble is running as a council member with the District of Barriere.
(Photo submitted)

Donna Kibble

Candidate for Barriere town council

Donna Kibble is running as a council member with the District of Barriere.
(Photo submitted)
Lance Naylor is seeking election as a Barriere council member. (Photo submitted)

Lance Naylor

Candidate for District of Barriere council

  • Sep 29, 2022
Lance Naylor is seeking election as a Barriere council member. (Photo submitted)
Michelle Rutschke is running for election to the Barriere town council. 
(Photo submitted)

Michelle Rutschke

Candidate for Barriere town council

  • Sep 29, 2022
Michelle Rutschke is running for election to the Barriere town council. 
(Photo submitted)
Ward Stamer announced this week he will be running for a second term as mayor for the District of Barriere. He has served on council since incorporation in 2007, then successfully ran for the mayor’s seat in 2018. He is now running for a second term. (S/J file photo)

Mayor Stamer looking for re-election “to keep moving Barriere forward”

Municipal elections will be taking place this year in British Columbia with…

Ward Stamer announced this week he will be running for a second term as mayor for the District of Barriere. He has served on council since incorporation in 2007, then successfully ran for the mayor’s seat in 2018. He is now running for a second term. (S/J file photo)
The Thompson Nicola Regional District Board consists of 26 Directors. The next General Local Election in British Columbia will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Chris Ortner announces candidacy for TNRD Area ‘O’ Director

Chris Ortner says he has spent more than 50 years in and…

The Thompson Nicola Regional District Board consists of 26 Directors. The next General Local Election in British Columbia will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022. (Black Press file photo)
Challenger Harry Gough and incumbent Cindy Fortin were tied in votes following a recount of the Oct 20 Peachland mayoral election result. So a B.C. judge had to draw the name of the winner and she drew Fortin’s name. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Incumbent’s name drawn to settle who will be Peachland’s next mayor

B.C. judge draws incumbent Cindy Fortin’s name to settle tied mayoral vote

Challenger Harry Gough and incumbent Cindy Fortin were tied in votes following a recount of the Oct 20 Peachland mayoral election result. So a B.C. judge had to draw the name of the winner and she drew Fortin’s name. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News
Bill Kershaw                                File photo:
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After serving on council for the District of Barriere since 2007, Ward Stamer will now be sitting in the mayor’s chair.                                File photo:

Ward Stamer wins Barriere mayor’s seat with 70 per cent of the votes

District of Barriere mayor and council elected for a four year term on Saturday, Oct 20, 2018

After serving on council for the District of Barriere since 2007, Ward Stamer will now be sitting in the mayor’s chair.                                File photo: