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Tiger Calcium and Argo Road Maintenance help keep the dust down at Barriere fairgrounds
Tiger Calcium and Argo Road Maintenance help keep the dust down at Barriere fairgrounds
ESS welcomes evacuees with a smile at the Ridge

ESS welcomes evacuees with a smile at the Ridge

The ESS Reception Centre in Barriere was opened at the Ridge School…

ESS welcomes evacuees with a smile at the Ridge
Darfied wind gust launches garage into power line

Darfied wind gust launches garage into power line

Joanne Petersen reports her portable garage (15’x25’) was anchored by eight cement…

Darfied wind gust launches garage into power line
One room school house replica for the museum in Barriere

One room school house replica for the museum in Barriere

District of Barriere councillor and volunteer, Mike Fennell, was spotted early this…

One room school house replica for the museum in Barriere
This will be the 68th year for North Thompson Fall Fair

This will be the 68th year for North Thompson Fall Fair

Old document from the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association archives gives a glimpse into valley lifestyles and happenings ‘back in the day’

This will be the 68th year for North Thompson Fall Fair
District of Barriere CAO report given to council as of June 19, 2017

District of Barriere CAO report given to council as of June 19, 2017

Bradford Park Production Wells Project Update: The second production well in Bradford…

  • Jun 27, 2017
District of Barriere CAO report given to council as of June 19, 2017
Christian Life Assembly Church in Barriere hosts barbeque and yard sale

Christian Life Assembly Church in Barriere hosts barbeque and yard sale

Members of the Christian Life Assembly Church in Barriere served up a…

  • Jun 25, 2017
Christian Life Assembly Church in Barriere hosts barbeque and yard sale
Member of public presents Barriere RCMP with award in thanks for finding a friend

Member of public presents Barriere RCMP with award in thanks for finding a friend

It might not have been fighting crime, but it meant a great…

  • Jun 21, 2017
Member of public presents Barriere RCMP with award in thanks for finding a friend
Oh, those beautiful shiny cars on display in Barriere!

Oh, those beautiful shiny cars on display in Barriere!

I like cars. Especially the older ones… they have such character. On…

  • Jun 20, 2017
Oh, those beautiful shiny cars on display in Barriere!
Students youngsters check out Barriere AG Foods
Students youngsters check out Barriere AG Foods
Westwin keeps it cool at Barriere Food Bank

Westwin keeps it cool at Barriere Food Bank

Barriere Food Bank received air conditioner from Royal Lepage Westwin Realty

  • Jun 8, 2017
Westwin keeps it cool at Barriere Food Bank
Yellowhead 4-H report on April events in the North Thompson Valley

Yellowhead 4-H report on April events in the North Thompson Valley

Another fun Yellowhead 4-H Club event took place on April 23 at…

  • Jun 8, 2017
Yellowhead 4-H report on April events in the North Thompson Valley
New security company making Barriere home

New security company making Barriere home

Long time valley resident starting up Valley Protection services for area residents

  • Jun 8, 2017
New security company making Barriere home
Adam Kveton Photo Ballenas Secondary School 2017 grads head off on the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike, which was in Parksville on Wednesday, May 24. Parksville teams included the grads, the Parksville Chamber Champions and a group called Heart 2 Heart. Together, they raised thousands of dollars for the foundation. Next stops for the bike were Qualicum Beach and Campbell River on Thursday, May 25.
Adam Kveton Photo Ballenas Secondary School 2017 grads head off on the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike, which was in Parksville on Wednesday, May 24. Parksville teams included the grads, the Parksville Chamber Champions and a group called Heart 2 Heart. Together, they raised thousands of dollars for the foundation. Next stops for the bike were Qualicum Beach and Campbell River on Thursday, May 25.
Clearwater Secondary School girls soccer player Keltie Arndt takes the ball up the field during a game against Fort St. James on May 5.

SLIDESHOW: Clearwater hosts girls soccer tournament

Teams from all over B.C. compete in girls soccer tournament at Clearwater Secondary School on May 5/6

Clearwater Secondary School girls soccer player Keltie Arndt takes the ball up the field during a game against Fort St. James on May 5.
Jayne D’Entremont runs The Canny Crofter in Barriere.  She is pictured here with one of 34 goat kids born on the farm this spring.

The Canny Crofter: A wise farmer on a small holding in Barriere, B.C.

Column: Valley Voices from the North Thompson Valley

Jayne D’Entremont runs The Canny Crofter in Barriere.  She is pictured here with one of 34 goat kids born on the farm this spring.
Helping hands:  By boat at the Girard residence in Exlou helpers saved what they could and saw flood victims to dry land

In 1999 the flood waters receded from the North Thompson River and the mop up began

Valley Voices: Remembering the history and events that shaped the North Thompson Valley

Helping hands:  By boat at the Girard residence in Exlou helpers saved what they could and saw flood victims to dry land
Firefighters put out a flaming pile of pallets during a live fire exercise next to Blackpool firehall on Sunday

SLIDESHOW: Live fire

About 40 volunteer firefighters from as far away as Pritchard gather at Blackpool firehall for a live fire practice

Firefighters put out a flaming pile of pallets during a live fire exercise next to Blackpool firehall on Sunday
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SLIDESHOW: Results from Blue River cross-country ski races

Youngsters receive their prizes during awards luncheon at Mike Wiegele Heli-ski Lodge

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Lily Dulaba narrowly beats out Cleo Coates to win first place in her grade division during the Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial races.

SLIDESHOW: Blue River cross-country ski races – Part two

Second of three-part series telling about annual Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial event held Thursday, Feb. 16

Lily Dulaba narrowly beats out Cleo Coates to win first place in her grade division during the Andy Aufschnaiter Memorial races.