District of Barriere

Thompson Valley Players have been holding theatre workshops for youth with great success for many years within the Barriere community. (Black Press File photo)

‘Acting Up’ Theatre Workshop in Barriere for youth 9-14 years

The Thompson Valley Players (TVP) are pleased to announce they will be…

 

Kamloops Fire Centre prohibition map (Kamloops Fire Centre)

Category 3 fires banned throughout Kamloops Fire Centre

As of noon on June 30, Category 3 fires are not allowed

 

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All ages welcome for Summer Reading Club at Barriere Library

The Summer Reading Club at the Barriere Library is a free literacy…

 

(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

(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)
A map shows proposed changes to federal ridings in southern B.C., including the new riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Lytton, which would include Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet, Barriere, Clearwater, and most of the City of Kamloops. (Photo credit: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)

Commissioners hear feedback on proposed federal riding changes

New Kamloops-Thompson-Lytton riding would include Highway 1 communities from Lytton to 70 Mile

  • Jun 23, 2022
A map shows proposed changes to federal ridings in southern B.C., including the new riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Lytton, which would include Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet, Barriere, Clearwater, and most of the City of Kamloops. (Photo credit: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)
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)
The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association’s fairgounds and Agriplex facility is the home of the Yellowhead 4-H Club. Pictured are Yellowhead 4-H members in front of the Agriplex in 2014. (Yellowhead 4-H photo)

Sponsors provide for repair on North Thompson Agriplex cooler

If you have been to the fairgrounds facility in Barriere you may…

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association’s fairgounds and Agriplex facility is the home of the Yellowhead 4-H Club. Pictured are Yellowhead 4-H members in front of the Agriplex in 2014. (Yellowhead 4-H photo)
The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassador Program introduced their 2022 candidates on Saturday, June 11, at a Banner Night and Apron Auction in the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere. Pictured are current reigning 2021/2022 Ambassadors Angela Rutshke (l) and Morgan Bennett (r), shown with newly crowned candidates, Jesimae Harrison (center left) sponsored by Armco Construction Ltd., and Devyn Bloomfield (centre right) sponsored by TNL Cattle & Contracting, with tiaras, banners and flowers . A third candidate, Makayla Akey, sponsored by Sam’s Pizza and Rib House was unfortunately unable to attend the event but will be receiving her tiara and banner at a later date. (Jill Hayward photo)

North Thompson Fall Fair welcome new candidates to Ambassador Program

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association’s Ambassador program is now…

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassador Program introduced their 2022 candidates on Saturday, June 11, at a Banner Night and Apron Auction in the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere. Pictured are current reigning 2021/2022 Ambassadors Angela Rutshke (l) and Morgan Bennett (r), shown with newly crowned candidates, Jesimae Harrison (center left) sponsored by Armco Construction Ltd., and Devyn Bloomfield (centre right) sponsored by TNL Cattle & Contracting, with tiaras, banners and flowers . A third candidate, Makayla Akey, sponsored by Sam’s Pizza and Rib House was unfortunately unable to attend the event but will be receiving her tiara and banner at a later date. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Retired BCAS Unit Chief asks for a fact check

To the editor; I am writing in response to Mayor Stamer’s recent…

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Employee Brian Dorish was the lucky winner of an E-Bike during a Safety BBQ at Gilbert Smith Forest Products Limited, all part of celebrations held at the mill during Safety and Health Week, May 1-7. (D. Woods photo)

Gilbert Smith Forest Products celebrates safety at their Barriere mill

Safety is marked as a key value at Gilbert Smith Forest Products…

Employee Brian Dorish was the lucky winner of an E-Bike during a Safety BBQ at Gilbert Smith Forest Products Limited, all part of celebrations held at the mill during Safety and Health Week, May 1-7. (D. Woods photo)
Jill Hayward and husband of almost 50 years, Bob, standing behind the Platinum Jubilee cake at Thompson Rivers University on Sunday, June 12. (Submitted photo)

North Thompson residents awarded Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pin

The honours were handed out during a ceremony at TRU on Sunday

Jill Hayward and husband of almost 50 years, Bob, standing behind the Platinum Jubilee cake at Thompson Rivers University on Sunday, June 12. (Submitted photo)
Ten Barriere and nine Chu Chua volunteer firefighters attended two structure fires that took place side by side in the DeeJay RV Park in Barriere the evening of Sunday, June 12. (Bob Hayward photo)

Two homes lost to fire at DeeJay RV Park in Barriere

Two homes were lost to fire in Barriere’s Dee- Jay RV Park…

Ten Barriere and nine Chu Chua volunteer firefighters attended two structure fires that took place side by side in the DeeJay RV Park in Barriere the evening of Sunday, June 12. (Bob Hayward photo)
Simon Appel is pictured here with his wife Stefanie, and sons Patrick and Niko. (Appel photo)

GoFundMe raises over $46,000 for Louis Creek family

When a husband and father died in a tragic work accident, many have rallied to help his family

  • Jun 15, 2022
Simon Appel is pictured here with his wife Stefanie, and sons Patrick and Niko. (Appel photo)
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UPDATE: Hwy 5 now open south of Little Fort

The highway had been closed since late Wednesday

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The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June 11, for the North Thompson River, including tributaries around Barriere and Clearwater. Pictured is the river at Little Fort where the reaction ferry has been removed from the river due to the rising water. (Pam Jim photo)

North Thompson communities of Barriere and Clearwater put on Flood Watch

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June…

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June 11, for the North Thompson River, including tributaries around Barriere and Clearwater. Pictured is the river at Little Fort where the reaction ferry has been removed from the river due to the rising water. (Pam Jim photo)
Pictured presenting a $500 cheque to the Barriere Elementary School Library are; (l-r) Interior Savings Insurance Manager Holly Fenrick, Barriere Elementary School Principal Mikel Brogan, Librarian Jeff Renfrew, and Interior Savings Credit Union Manager Lindsay Arcand. (Interior Savings photo).

$500 for school library from Interior Savings Garage Sale

“Interior Savings is always looking for ways to give back in our…

Pictured presenting a $500 cheque to the Barriere Elementary School Library are; (l-r) Interior Savings Insurance Manager Holly Fenrick, Barriere Elementary School Principal Mikel Brogan, Librarian Jeff Renfrew, and Interior Savings Credit Union Manager Lindsay Arcand. (Interior Savings photo).
Pictured is Barriere AG Foods employee Laura (r) drawing the winning tickets for The Barriere District Heritage Society Spring Raffle while society rep Fran Wagstaff holds the basket. (Lorene Fennell photo)
Pictured is Barriere AG Foods employee Laura (r) drawing the winning tickets for The Barriere District Heritage Society Spring Raffle while society rep Fran Wagstaff holds the bucket. (Lorene Fennell photo)

Barriere Heritage Society announces Spring Raffle winners

The Barriere & District Heritage Society Spring Raffle was drawn at Barriere…

Pictured is Barriere AG Foods employee Laura (r) drawing the winning tickets for The Barriere District Heritage Society Spring Raffle while society rep Fran Wagstaff holds the basket. (Lorene Fennell photo)
Pictured is Barriere AG Foods employee Laura (r) drawing the winning tickets for The Barriere District Heritage Society Spring Raffle while society rep Fran Wagstaff holds the bucket. (Lorene Fennell photo)
Mayor Ward Stamer cuts the ribbon, and officially opens Barriere’s new Dog Park, with (l-r) Councilors Donna Kibble, Judy Armstrong, Amanda Sabyan, Rob Kerslake, Scott Kershaw and Public Works Manager Chris Matthews. Local canines, Russell and Echo, joined in on the excitement while anxiously waiting for the gate to open. The dog park is located along Airfield Road in Community Park, and consists of secure double entry/exit gates and two separate areas – a small dog area and an any size dog area. Residents are asked to help protect this long awaited asset by following the posted facility rules and by being responsible dog owners. (Ellen Monteith photo)
Mayor Ward Stamer cuts the ribbon, and officially opens Barriere’s new Dog Park, with (l-r) Councillors Donna Kibble, Judy Armstrong, Amanda Sabyan, Rob Kerslake, Scott Kershaw and Public Works Manager Chris Matthews. Local canines, Russell and Echo, joined in on the excitement of waiting for the gate to open. The dog park is located along Airfield Road in Community Park, and consists of secure double entry/exit gates and two separate areas – a small dog area and an any size dog area. Residents are asked to help protect this long awaited asset by following the posted facility rules and by being responsible dog owners. (Ellen Monteith photo)

Let the dog games begin – Barriere dog park now open

Mayor Ward Stamer cuts the ribbon, and officially opens Barriere’s new Dog…

Mayor Ward Stamer cuts the ribbon, and officially opens Barriere’s new Dog Park, with (l-r) Councilors Donna Kibble, Judy Armstrong, Amanda Sabyan, Rob Kerslake, Scott Kershaw and Public Works Manager Chris Matthews. Local canines, Russell and Echo, joined in on the excitement while anxiously waiting for the gate to open. The dog park is located along Airfield Road in Community Park, and consists of secure double entry/exit gates and two separate areas – a small dog area and an any size dog area. Residents are asked to help protect this long awaited asset by following the posted facility rules and by being responsible dog owners. (Ellen Monteith photo)
Mayor Ward Stamer cuts the ribbon, and officially opens Barriere’s new Dog Park, with (l-r) Councillors Donna Kibble, Judy Armstrong, Amanda Sabyan, Rob Kerslake, Scott Kershaw and Public Works Manager Chris Matthews. Local canines, Russell and Echo, joined in on the excitement of waiting for the gate to open. The dog park is located along Airfield Road in Community Park, and consists of secure double entry/exit gates and two separate areas – a small dog area and an any size dog area. Residents are asked to help protect this long awaited asset by following the posted facility rules and by being responsible dog owners. (Ellen Monteith photo)
(Ladies Golf teaser)

Only the brave play golf in the rain

Wowser! That was quite the rain we had the afternoon of Tuesday,…

  • Jun 9, 2022
(Ladies Golf teaser)
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