Barriere – a great place to live

letter to the editor from Carl Job Gregory - Barriere - a great place to live

To the editor;

We moved to Barriere a year and a half ago, and as new residents to this community it’s been a positive experience and would like to say thank-you.

Last year we joined the Chinook Cove Golf Club which is a great course to play, well managed and maintained.  We played all summer and are now on a countdown to the new season.

Locally, we went camping, hiking, cycling, canoeing, and fished the many lakes which was marvelous.

This has been our first proper winter, we have enjoyed the snow and cross country skiing in our local area – thanks to the Recreation Societies for keeping the trails well groomed.

Also, thanks to the local dedicated volunteers who keep our ice rink free of snow, where my son has spent many hours skating this winter.

I had my first experience visiting the community local Health Clinic last week, where my care was excellent.

Thanks goes out to our volunteer fire brigade who responded quickly to our call last year; also our merchants who are all so helpful and friendly, and to the librarian who goes out of her way to request books for my son.

My son attends Barriere Elementary, what a great school this is.  Thanks to the dedicated staff and PAC for their commitment to education.

My son is also a member of the Yellowhead 4-H club, which he really enjoys and has learnt many new skills and is looking forward to this year.  I would like to say thank you to all the leaders for all their hard work and time.

We really enjoyed the Fall Fair, so count on me as a volunteer for this coming year.

As winter ends and the skis are packed away, my family and I are looking forward to the spring and summer seasons – we love living in this community and we hope to grow and prosper here.

Thanks Barriere!

Carl Job Gregory

Barriere, B.C.