North Thompson Valley

Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)

Province to lift open burning ban in Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and 3 open fires allowed everywhere within the Kamloops Fire Centre on Friday

 

Pictured: (l-r) Mike Adams OFC Fire Advisor for the North Thompson, Jason Tomlin Manager of Fire Protection Services for the TNRD, Little Fort Fire Chief Kam Jim, Blackpool firefighter Doug Braaten, and Blackpool Fire Chief Mike Savage. (Pam Jim/Facebook photo)

Little Fort / Blackpool firefighters recognized for years of service

Members of the Blackpool and Little Fort Volunteer Fire Departments were recognized…

 

Little Fort carpet bowlers are excited that their sport will be getting underway again on Monday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. in the Little Fort Hall. Pictured are Little Fort residents (l-r) Sharon March, Hector Denton, and Linda Verhoeven receiving the silver medal and trophy in 3s from BC Carpet Bowling Association president Patti Randal at the 2019 Provincial Carpet Bowling Championships which were hosted in Little Fort and Barriere. (S/J photo)

Little Fort bowlers looking forward to starting up again Sept. 13

Learn the about fine art and sport of carpet bowling

  • Sep 9, 2021

 

Smoke from the Embleton Mountain wildfire near Whitecroft, B.C., as seen from the trails of Sun Peaks, captured in this photo posted to social media by Twitter user Clientric.

Opinion: At the core of humanity we do know how to do community

I had an urge to write about community because I feel that…

  • Sep 9, 2021
Smoke from the Embleton Mountain wildfire near Whitecroft, B.C., as seen from the trails of Sun Peaks, captured in this photo posted to social media by Twitter user Clientric.
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)
Ladies golf standing head

Chinook Cove Ladies golfed, gabbed, and had fun

By Leslie Stirling We were back to normal (if there really is…

  • Sep 3, 2021
Ladies golf standing head
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)
(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)
(Metro Creative photo)

Valley Voices: A Bear’s Picnic

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

(Metro Creative photo)

Fire by brake check on Hwy 24 quickly extinguished

Jim’s Market proprietor and Little Fort resident, Pam Jim, says a fire…

Helmcken Falls is a popular tourist destination in Wells Gray Park. (File photo)

Recovery in tourism will come with re-opened borders, says Wells Gray tourism manager

Government health officials confirmed that B.C. would be entering Phase 3 of…

Helmcken Falls is a popular tourist destination in Wells Gray Park. (File photo)
A fire next to the CN tracks in Vinsulla was quickly gotten under control the afternoon of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo -Kelsey Kashluba)

Bird starts fire in Vinsulla hayfield next to CN tracks

When a fire started in a hay field next to the CN…

A fire next to the CN tracks in Vinsulla was quickly gotten under control the afternoon of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo -Kelsey Kashluba)
Smoke from the fire near Whitecroft as seen from the trails of Sun Peaks, captured in this photo posted to social media by Twitter user Clientric.

Embleton Mountain wildfire remains out of control

Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality remained on evacuation alert as of Tuesday,…

Smoke from the fire near Whitecroft as seen from the trails of Sun Peaks, captured in this photo posted to social media by Twitter user Clientric.
An air tanker can be seen coming in to drop a load of fire retardant on the fire above Chinook Cove Golf the afternoon of Monday, July 12. (Nancy Walkey photo)

Sharp eyed residents spot fire start above Chinook Cove Monday

Thanks to sharp eyed members of the public spotted a fire starting…

An air tanker can be seen coming in to drop a load of fire retardant on the fire above Chinook Cove Golf the afternoon of Monday, July 12. (Nancy Walkey photo)
Smoke was seen rising from the mountain across the North Thompson River by residents of Barriere just before 2 p.m. today. Barriere and Chu Chua Fire Departments and air support are on it now. (V. Davidovich Facebook photo)

Sharp eyed Barriere residents spot fire starting across the river

Fire under control, forestry crew working on it through the night

Smoke was seen rising from the mountain across the North Thompson River by residents of Barriere just before 2 p.m. today. Barriere and Chu Chua Fire Departments and air support are on it now. (V. Davidovich Facebook photo)
Smoke from the fire near Whitecroft as seen from the trails of Sun Peaks, captured in this photo posted to social media by Twitter user Clientric.

No growth reported on Embleton Mountain wildfire overnight

Sun Peaks remains on evacuation alert, with Whitecroft under evacuation order

  • Jul 12, 2021
Smoke from the fire near Whitecroft as seen from the trails of Sun Peaks, captured in this photo posted to social media by Twitter user Clientric.
The Devick Ranch family, along with their friends and neighbours quickly knocked down the beginnings of a wildfire in the Orchard Lake area of Sullivan Valley and Heffley Creek on Friday, July 2, 2021. (Facebook photo - Robert Mulligan photo)

NT Valley ranchers knock down birth of wildfire

A lightening strike in the Orchard Lake area of Heffley Creek in…

The Devick Ranch family, along with their friends and neighbours quickly knocked down the beginnings of a wildfire in the Orchard Lake area of Sullivan Valley and Heffley Creek on Friday, July 2, 2021. (Facebook photo - Robert Mulligan photo)