District of Barriere

Frank Caputo of the federal Conservative Party. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Update: Conservatives maintain hold on Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Candidate Frank Caputo ahead of NDP by more than 9,000 votes to succeed Cathy McLeod

 

EV stations slated for Barriere

Construction expected to start next spring

 

Municipal Hall in the District of Barriere. (File photo)

Rezoning proposal clears first hurdle

City council gives first reading to housing proposal

 

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Mounties investigating thefts and mischief to road signs in Barriere

Barriere RCMP advise they have received reports of road signs within the…

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Responsible decisions regarding water conservation is advised for residents of the North Thompson which is currently under a Drought Level 4 as of Aug. 25, 2021. (Metro Creative photo)

Temperatures cool, water conservation stays

North Thompson Basin under Drought Level 4 as of Aug. 25, 2021

  • Sep 8, 2021
Responsible decisions regarding water conservation is advised for residents of the North Thompson which is currently under a Drought Level 4 as of Aug. 25, 2021. (Metro Creative photo)
Grace, played by Charlotte Murray, gives Janet, played by Brittanya Beddington, a piece of her mind while boyfriend Sean, played by Stuart Caulfield tries to explain the situation in the Thompson Valley Players October 2004 production of Jugs. (Jill Hayward photo)

Valley Voices From The Past: Irish pub causes laughs in Barriere

This article by Jill Hayward was published in the Oct. 4, 2004,…

  • Sep 4, 2021
Grace, played by Charlotte Murray, gives Janet, played by Brittanya Beddington, a piece of her mind while boyfriend Sean, played by Stuart Caulfield tries to explain the situation in the Thompson Valley Players October 2004 production of Jugs. (Jill Hayward photo)
This year's Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the grandsons of Barriere Run organizer Kathy Cooper.  "This year’s t-shirt is a vibrant blue with messaging and a design showcasing Terry’s family heritage of English, French and Métis," says Cooper, "Barriere’s Community Terry Fox Run will once again be ‘One Day. Your Way’ due to the current public health orders. Run date is Sept. 19. Run, walk, wheel to fund cancer research!" T-shirts can be ordered by contacting Kathy Cooper at 250-571-3401, or watch for a Terry Fox Run table at Barriere AG Foods. (Kathy Cooper photo)

Are you ready to ‘Walk, Run, Wheel’ for Terry Fox?

This year’s Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the…

This year's Terry Fox Run t-shirts are shown being modeled by the grandsons of Barriere Run organizer Kathy Cooper.  "This year’s t-shirt is a vibrant blue with messaging and a design showcasing Terry’s family heritage of English, French and Métis," says Cooper, "Barriere’s Community Terry Fox Run will once again be ‘One Day. Your Way’ due to the current public health orders. Run date is Sept. 19. Run, walk, wheel to fund cancer research!" T-shirts can be ordered by contacting Kathy Cooper at 250-571-3401, or watch for a Terry Fox Run table at Barriere AG Foods. (Kathy Cooper photo)
Bill in his younger days. (Anne Patterson photo)

Does loving where you live mean sleeping in a truck with a smelly dog?

An inside look at being evacuated from a rural property during wildfire season

  • Sep 1, 2021
Bill in his younger days. (Anne Patterson photo)
School will be back in session on Sept. 7, 2021.  (SD73 image)

Health and safety SD73’s top priority for welcoming students back to school

By Diana Skoglund School District 73 is preparing for school start-up and…

  • Sep 1, 2021
School will be back in session on Sept. 7, 2021.  (SD73 image)
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When it’s hot outside, go inside and build an igloo

When it’s summer outside volunteers at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds are…

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An aerial shot of the Bonaparte Lake area on the morning of Aug. 23. (BC Wildfire Service)
An aerial shot of the Bonaparte Lake area on the morning of Aug. 23. (BC Wildfire Service)
(L-r) Shane Celesta and Ron Lampreau Jr. shown while working on the Raft River FSR (K22068) fire. (Simpcw First Nation photo)

Indigenous Initial Attack partnership with BC Wildfire

Boots already on the ground protecting Simpcw First Nation territory

(L-r) Shane Celesta and Ron Lampreau Jr. shown while working on the Raft River FSR (K22068) fire. (Simpcw First Nation photo)
Interior Health is planning to repatriate care home residents who were evacuated from seven communities, including 100 Mile House. (File photo).

Interior Health starts ‘repatriation’ of long-term care residents

Some 826 people were relocated from seven communities

Interior Health is planning to repatriate care home residents who were evacuated from seven communities, including 100 Mile House. (File photo).
(L-r) Michelle Rutschke and Sarah Drey movin’ to the music of The Carbons on Aug. 21, at the ball park in Barriere, B.C. (Rob Fitzgerald photo)

Barriere ‘Rocks The Diamond’ with The Carbons

The day that live rock music returned to Barriere was memorable. After…

(L-r) Michelle Rutschke and Sarah Drey movin’ to the music of The Carbons on Aug. 21, at the ball park in Barriere, B.C. (Rob Fitzgerald photo)
The Sparks Lake wildfire grew to the northeast over the weekend causing properties from Darfield to McLure, as well as the District of Barriere, to be on evacuation alert. (Screenshot / BC Wildfire Service dashboard)

Overnight rain in Interior welcomed, not enough to stop wildfire behaviour

Precipitation slowed down growth of fires and helped crews to manage and establish guards

The Sparks Lake wildfire grew to the northeast over the weekend causing properties from Darfield to McLure, as well as the District of Barriere, to be on evacuation alert. (Screenshot / BC Wildfire Service dashboard)
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Sparks Lake wildfire on July 12, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service)

Properties in TNRD, District of Barriere on evacuation alert due to Sparks Lake wildfire

The out-of-control wildfire is now estimated to be over 90,000 hectares

Sparks Lake wildfire on July 12, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service)
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Heat warning issued for North Thompson and 100 Mile regions

Daytime highs are expected to be in the mid-30s by Friday.

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Valley Voices: A Bear’s Picnic

The following is a story written by Barriere resident Donna Kibble during…

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How ready is Barriere for a wildfire emergency?

Mayor Ward Stamer says his town “is ready”

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