Outdoors

(L-r) Paul Dykstra and his son Kylar hold up the good looking trout they caught on Sunday, June 19, during the annual North Thompson Fish and Game Club’s Father’s Day Fishing Derby. Paul Dykstra won the Largest Fish with his 4.96 lb. rainbow, while son Kylar came in a close second with his 4.07 lb. rainbow. (Kathy Campbell photo)

Anglers got rained on but the fish obliged

North Thompson Fish Derby made great memories for Father’s Day

The Ministry of Environment says there are many causes for algal blooms in freshwaters and it is often difficult to pinpoint specific reasons why a bloom forms. In many cases, a set of unique environmental conditions occur in a waterbody, which can lead to a particular species dominating and triggering a bloom. While bloom formation is waterbody specific, the most common factors for bloom formation are timing, nutrients, temperature, light, and stable conditions. (Ministry Of Environment)

What you need to know about algae blooms

Spring is here and the warmer weather means algae can start growing…

  • May 7, 2022
The North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society manage the Gorman Lake Rifle Range north of Barriere. (NTFGCS Facebook photo)

Province reconsiders new restrictions after consultations with BCWF

The B.C. Wildlife Federation report the provincial government has reconsidered and rejected…

The Thompson Nicola Regional District say the Agate Bay Boat Launch has received some much needed repairs and is now ready for the boating season. (TNRD Facebook photo)

TNRD completes repairs to Agate Bay Boat Launch

Successful repairs are reported as having been completed to the Agate Bay…

The Thompson Nicola Regional District say the Agate Bay Boat Launch has received some much needed repairs and is now ready for the boating season. (TNRD Facebook photo)
Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow have expanded their successful Accessibility Mapping Program to all 13 provinces and territories. (Trans Canada Trail photo)

Make informed decisions about safe, accessible experiences on the Trans Canada Trail

Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow announced Feb. 14, 2022, that they have…

  • Feb 26, 2022
Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow have expanded their successful Accessibility Mapping Program to all 13 provinces and territories. (Trans Canada Trail photo)
Barriere Search and Rescue member Marc Tremblay (center) is shown in this photo taking part in an Avalanche Canada’s “Avalanche Skills Training” (AST1) course put on by Colwest Alpine Adventures the weekend of Jan. 15-16. (KSAR photo)

SAR from Barriere and Kamloops learn avalanche skills

Training and learning new skills took on a whole new dimension for…

Barriere Search and Rescue member Marc Tremblay (center) is shown in this photo taking part in an Avalanche Canada’s “Avalanche Skills Training” (AST1) course put on by Colwest Alpine Adventures the weekend of Jan. 15-16. (KSAR photo)
Do you know someone who is contributing to conservation efforts in Canada? If so, the Canadian Wildlife Federation is inviting you to nominate them for their Canadian Conservation Achievement Awards Program. (Metro Creative photo)

Honour a deserving conservationist by nominating them for a Canadian Conservation Achievement Award

Who is making a difference in the conservation of Canadian wildlife? Whose…

Do you know someone who is contributing to conservation efforts in Canada? If so, the Canadian Wildlife Federation is inviting you to nominate them for their Canadian Conservation Achievement Awards Program. (Metro Creative photo)
Window open from Boating BC for grant and sponsorship opportunities

Window open from Boating BC for grant and sponsorship opportunities

Boating BC is now accepting applications for their 2020 grant and scholarship…

Window open from Boating BC for grant and sponsorship opportunities