North Thompson Valley

New signage on Highway 5 at the north end of town was installed last week by the District of Barriere. A similar sign has been installed on the south side, but it is minus the ‘Home of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo’ sign. (DOB photo)

Barriere focusing on capital projects in 2022

Grant applications being submitted for major sewer system upgrades

 

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Love the outdoors? Join a rod and gun club!

By Paul Bucci Some of the best experiences in life come from…

  • Jan 20, 2022

 

The weight of accumulated snow resulted in the partial collapse of a large greenhouse roof at the Smile Cultivation Ltd. business in the Louis Creek Industrial Park during the second week of January. (Jill Hayward photo)

Snow load damages greenhouse roof in Louis Creek Industrial Park

December’s extremely cold temperatures, with the addition of a number of large…

 

Kamloops Court House. (Kamloops This Week photo)

Trucking company says they have no part in lawsuit against dead Clearwater man

The lawsuit is seeking damages due to an incident in 2020

Kamloops Court House. (Kamloops This Week photo)
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Part 2: B.C.’s community forests are at the heart of sustaining rural regions

An interview with Lower North Thompson Community Forest Association Chair Harley Wright

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Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society Chair Harley Wright (r) is shown here in 2017 presenting a grant from the society for $14,500 to the Simpcw First Nation for the Chu Chu Volunteer Fire Department. (Jill Hayward photo)

B.C.’s community forests are at the heart of sustaining rural regions

An inside look at a community forest in British Columbia

Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society Chair Harley Wright (r) is shown here in 2017 presenting a grant from the society for $14,500 to the Simpcw First Nation for the Chu Chu Volunteer Fire Department. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Booster campaign is our path forward

By Dr. Sue Pollock, Interim Chief Medical Health Officer Interior Health Since…

  • Dec 30, 2021
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The first hockey game in many years took place on the outdoor rink in Barriere, Dec.24, 2021. (Lisa Dredge photo)

The outdoor rink in Barriere is open

It has been many years since the weather was cold enough over…

The first hockey game in many years took place on the outdoor rink in Barriere, Dec.24, 2021. (Lisa Dredge photo)
A page from Paddy Carrolls’ poetry book Ditties of a Dog Musher. (Submitted by Shannon Allen)

VALLEY VOICES: From Hazleton, B.C., to New York City by dog sled

The following was originally published in 1991 by The Western Producer, a…

  • Dec 12, 2021
A page from Paddy Carrolls’ poetry book Ditties of a Dog Musher. (Submitted by Shannon Allen)

LETTER: Don’t let your guard down

Letter to the editor

  • Dec 9, 2021
Calving time at the ranch. (Jill Hayward photo)

Rural Ramblings: How do you say goodbye to a friend?

I thought I was going to have to say goodbye to a…

Calving time at the ranch. (Jill Hayward photo)
Westsyde Road between the McLure Ferry and Barriere had at least two sections where the shoulder had fallen away on the river side (as pictured), the also road had a number of potholes, and area residents were getting very concerned, especially as there were no markers or warning signs in those areas. After a concerted effort on behalf of Barbara MacManus (which included letter writing to this newspaper (Nov. 25, 2021 issue, page 5), McManus says she is happy to report the road has been repaired. (B. MacManus photo)

Westsyde Road North has been repaired

*Editor’s note: Westsyde Road between the McLure Ferry and Barriere had at…

  • Dec 9, 2021
Westsyde Road between the McLure Ferry and Barriere had at least two sections where the shoulder had fallen away on the river side (as pictured), the also road had a number of potholes, and area residents were getting very concerned, especially as there were no markers or warning signs in those areas. After a concerted effort on behalf of Barbara MacManus (which included letter writing to this newspaper (Nov. 25, 2021 issue, page 5), McManus says she is happy to report the road has been repaired. (B. MacManus photo)
District of Clearwater Mayor Merlin Blackwell. (Facebook photo)

Vavenby mine could open in three years: Clearwater mayor

Construction of an open-pit copper mine southwest of Vavenby could begin in…

  • Nov 26, 2021
District of Clearwater Mayor Merlin Blackwell. (Facebook photo)
Cancer fighter Matty Sherdahl is pictured here with his family. (L-r) Tamara, Kinsley, Matty, and Chris Sherdahl. (Go Fund Me page photo))

Help this young fighter kick cancer to the curb

Fundraiser for Matty’s family will take place at Jim’s Food Markets in Little Fort, B.C., on Dec. 8

  • Nov 25, 2021
Cancer fighter Matty Sherdahl is pictured here with his family. (L-r) Tamara, Kinsley, Matty, and Chris Sherdahl. (Go Fund Me page photo))
The Simpcw First Nation cenotaph outside the Simpcw Spiritual Centre in Chu Chua on Remembrance Day 2021. (Allison Green photo)

Simpcw First Nation holds Remembrance Day Ceremony

Simpcw First Nation’s Remembrance Day ceremonies held at the cenotaph located outside…

The Simpcw First Nation cenotaph outside the Simpcw Spiritual Centre in Chu Chua on Remembrance Day 2021. (Allison Green photo)
The Barriere River Bridge on Highway 5 is closed this week for bridge repairs from Nov. 16 - 18, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A short detour route through the community of Barriere takes traffic back to the highway. (DOB photo)

Hwy 5 bridge repair detouring traffic through downtown Barriere

Repairs are scheduled to continue through Thursday of this week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The Barriere River Bridge on Highway 5 is closed this week for bridge repairs from Nov. 16 - 18, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A short detour route through the community of Barriere takes traffic back to the highway. (DOB photo)
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Barriere ready to tackle sewer system problems

CAO says focusing on improving downtown core is now first item on the agenda

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A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

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The bridge over the Barriere River on Highway 5 is currently in need of repair due to damage sustained when it was ‘clipped’ by a low-bed. The bridge was built in 1957 and is the last of three highway bridges of it’s kind in the province. (DOB photo)

Hwy 5 bridge closure in Barriere Nov. 16 -18

Closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with traffic detoured via Barriere Town Road

The bridge over the Barriere River on Highway 5 is currently in need of repair due to damage sustained when it was ‘clipped’ by a low-bed. The bridge was built in 1957 and is the last of three highway bridges of it’s kind in the province. (DOB photo)
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North Thompson Fish and Game Club host successful F-Class match

The North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society hosted a successful F-Class…

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