District of Barriere

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District of Barriere’s 2020 Water Report now available

Consumption shows considerable reduction since water restrictions applied in 2019

 

Ian and Roger Nadeau are shown in front of one of their Thompson Valley Charters coaches. (TVC photo)

Hwy 5 Kamloops to Edmonton bus run delayed until May 20

Thompson Valley Charters delays start of new route to abide by BC Health travel advisory

 

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North Thompson Fall Fair cancelled for second year

Barriere’s annual Labour Day weekend event put on hold until 2022 due to COVID-19

  • Apr 28, 2021

 

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Flowers galore – all you have to do is plant them

Volunteer Tanya Wong smiles for the camera while cleaning peony plant tubers…

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Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy Mcleod

McLeod disappointed with first federal budget in two years

The 2021 Federal Budget released Monday, April 19 is “disappointing and politically…

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy Mcleod
North Thompson Star/Journal editor Jill Hayward says she was “quite surprised” to receive a recognition certificate, flowers and a Black Press watch in recognition of her 25 years of service at the newspaper in Barriere, B.C. (Bob Hayward photo)

From the basement to a career in journalism

Looking back on over 25 years with Barriere’s North Thompson Star/Journal

North Thompson Star/Journal editor Jill Hayward says she was “quite surprised” to receive a recognition certificate, flowers and a Black Press watch in recognition of her 25 years of service at the newspaper in Barriere, B.C. (Bob Hayward photo)
Xeriscaping a garden with drought tolerant plants will be part of this years Barriere Blooms contest in the District of Barriere. (Metro Creative photo)

Barriere Blooms 2021 contest encouraging drought tolerant plantings

The 2021 Barriere Blooms project will be focusing on encouraging area gardeners…

Xeriscaping a garden with drought tolerant plants will be part of this years Barriere Blooms contest in the District of Barriere. (Metro Creative photo)

Frank Caputo seeks to bring new voice to Ottawa

Crown prosecutor Frank Caputo has declared his intention to run for the…

Ian and Roger Nadeau are shown in front of one of their Thompson Valley Charters coaches. (TVC photo)

Bus from Kamloops to Edmonton coming through North Thompson starting May 3

Stops along the way will include Barriere, Clearwater, Blue River, and Valemount

Ian and Roger Nadeau are shown in front of one of their Thompson Valley Charters coaches. (TVC photo)
(Right) Barriere Resident, Lynda Anne Forsythe, is shown being immunized with the Pfizer vaccine by Public Health Nurse Jade Paul at the Barriere Seniors’ Centre on March 16 as part of Interior Health’s COVID-19 vaccine program. (Photo by Kyra Blackburn)

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic held at Barriere Seniors Hall

The Pfizer vaccine was on the menu for a 55 senior area…

(Right) Barriere Resident, Lynda Anne Forsythe, is shown being immunized with the Pfizer vaccine by Public Health Nurse Jade Paul at the Barriere Seniors’ Centre on March 16 as part of Interior Health’s COVID-19 vaccine program. (Photo by Kyra Blackburn)
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Barriere’s new well ‘coming along nicely’

Municipality reports deep well project on schedule

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Trapping and dumping of cats totally unacceptable

To the Editor; This letter is to the person or persons in…

  • Mar 4, 2021
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The Lillies of the Valley band with Gerda Faber (far right) were a crowd favourite during the official opening and unveiling of the Wildfire Dragon Monument and Spirit Square in Louis Creek, B.C., in July of 2008. (Jill Hayward photo)

Wildfire Dragon Monument and Spirit Square may have to move

District of Barriere hoping to rezone the lot where it sits in Louis Creek Industrial Park

The Lillies of the Valley band with Gerda Faber (far right) were a crowd favourite during the official opening and unveiling of the Wildfire Dragon Monument and Spirit Square in Louis Creek, B.C., in July of 2008. (Jill Hayward photo)
Barriere, B.C., hometown guy Dale Kristensen is one of the stars in the new Backroad Truckers TV series which premieres on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. PT on the History Channel. (Photo courtesy of Corus Entertainment)
Barriere, B.C., hometown guy Dale Kristensen is one of the stars in the new Backroad Truckers TV series which premieres on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. PT on the History Channel. (Photo courtesy of Corus Entertainment)
Within a network of backroads that sprawl across Western Canada, Barriere, B.C. is ground zero for “hotshotting” – moving time sensitive loads as quickly as possible – which brings about a special breed of independent truckers who will haul anything, anywhere, at any time. Big Donny Kleinfelder commands a ragtag crew of drivers who are rough around the edges, but experts at navigating treacherous backroads to reach remote businesses that urgently need their cargo. Stars of the show are: (l-r) Craig Gruden, young Donny Kleinfelder, Donny Kleinfelder, Dale Kristensen, Dave Schwandt, Alyssa Schwandt, Tristan Schwandt, Angela Kirstein. (Photo courtesy Corus Entertainment)
Within a network of backroads that sprawl across Western Canada, Barriere, B.C. is ground zero for “hotshotting” – moving time sensitive loads as quickly as possible – which brings about a special breed of independent truckers who will haul anything, anywhere, at any time. Big Donny Kleinfelder commands a ragtag crew of drivers who are rough around the edges, but experts at navigating treacherous backroads to reach remote businesses that urgently need their cargo. Stars of the show are: (l-r) Craig Gruden, young Donny Kleinfelder, Donny Kleinfelder, Dale Kristensen, Dave Schwandt, Alyssa Schwandt, Tristan Schwandt, Angela Kirstein. (Photo courtesy Corus Entertainment)
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New well for Barriere now being flow tested

Town advises residents may see discoloration in water over the next few weeks

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Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod. (File photo)

MP Cathy McLeod not seeking re-election

After 12 years as MP, McLeod is looking to write a new chapter

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod. (File photo)
Barriere RCMP are searching for 44-year-old Robin Victoria Leigh Alcorn, who is wanted province wide on a warrant for one count of theft under $5,000 (RCMP photo, submitted)

Police asking for public’s help in finding wanted woman

Robin Victoria Leigh Alcorn, 44, is wanted for one count of theft under $5,000.

  • Sep 18, 2020
Barriere RCMP are searching for 44-year-old Robin Victoria Leigh Alcorn, who is wanted province wide on a warrant for one count of theft under $5,000 (RCMP photo, submitted)
District of Barriere considers drilling a new well to provide water to residents. (Black Press Media file photo)

Council considers new well, treatment, for Barriere water supply

The District of Barriere is considering digging another well and developing a long-term water plan.

District of Barriere considers drilling a new well to provide water to residents. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bob Payette says he is settling in to his new role as CAO for the District of Barriere.                                 (Photo by Stephanie Hagenaars)

District of Barriere welcomes new CAO

Bob Payette brings years of public service experience to the table

Bob Payette says he is settling in to his new role as CAO for the District of Barriere.                                 (Photo by Stephanie Hagenaars)