North Thompson Valley

Numerous pickleball enthusiasts turned out July 1 at the courts in Barriere to participate in the first annual Canada Day Pickleball Challenge hosted by the Barriere Outdoor Club and Pickleball Club. Pictured are (l-r) Cathy McNeil, Zelda Copley, Karen Smith, Sue Syfchuck, Louise Lodge, Trina Gregson, and Connie Sobchack. (Tracy Sealy photo)

Barriere Pickleball Challenge welcomed with clear skies and sunshine

The Barriere Outdoor Club and Pickleball Club hosted a very successful first…

 

The North Thompson Museum can be found in the community of Barriere, B.C. (Facebook photo)

North Thompson Museum hosts the return of Demo Day

By Lorene Fennell The Barriere and District Heritage Society held a Demo…

  • Jul 7, 2022

 

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Police respond to collisions in Little Fort

On July 1, at 11:57 a.m., Clearwater RCMP recieved an abandoned 911…

 

Mike Wiegele and event organizer Kasey Quinn chow down on some cupcakes at the Blue River Canada Day celebrations in 2019. (File photo)

Valley Voices From The Past:

Blue River celebrates its 100th anniversary on Canada Day

  • Jul 7, 2022
Mike Wiegele and event organizer Kasey Quinn chow down on some cupcakes at the Blue River Canada Day celebrations in 2019. (File photo)
Barriere resident Annie Reinhard is shown cooking up a meal, something she will be doing on a regular basis for others in the area when she launches her new business ‘Guten Evening Dinner Is Done’. (Submitted photo)

Dinner is done and delivered to front doors in Barriere

On July 7 a new business will be starting up in Barriere…

Barriere resident Annie Reinhard is shown cooking up a meal, something she will be doing on a regular basis for others in the area when she launches her new business ‘Guten Evening Dinner Is Done’. (Submitted photo)
Riders enjoying the IYMBP-built trails in the Simpcw trail network. (Matthew Clark photo)
Riders enjoying the IYMBP-built trails in the Simpcw trail network. (Matthew Clark photo)

First-ever Allies Mountain Bike Festival back on for Simpcw near Barriere

After being cancelled in April, the festival is rescheduled for late September

Riders enjoying the IYMBP-built trails in the Simpcw trail network. (Matthew Clark photo)
Riders enjoying the IYMBP-built trails in the Simpcw trail network. (Matthew Clark photo)
Circus Funtasik is bringing A SUPERHERO ADVENTURE to the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere on July 10. (Circus Funtastic photo)

Circus Funtastic coming July 10 to North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere

Calling all superheroes, it’s time to mark Sunday, July 10, on your…

Circus Funtasik is bringing A SUPERHERO ADVENTURE to the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere on July 10. (Circus Funtastic photo)
The Military Police National Motorcycle Relay (MPNMR) are coming to the Barriere Legion on July 19 as they start the first leg of their coast to coast relay. (MPNMR submitted photo)

Military Police National Motorcycle Relay stopping in Barriere

Barriere Legion ready to welcome coast to coast motorcycle fundraiser for blind children

The Military Police National Motorcycle Relay (MPNMR) are coming to the Barriere Legion on July 19 as they start the first leg of their coast to coast relay. (MPNMR submitted photo)
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PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Come Be Healed

Leprosy was the most dreaded disease in all of Israel because of…

  • Jun 30, 2022
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Barriere Secondary’s graduating class of 2022 is shown being treated to a mystery tour that culminated in a Grad Walk through the hallways of Barriere Elementary (BES) while BES students and staff held up large congratulations signs and the school PA played Tina Turner’s song ‘Simply The Best’. 
(Mikal Brogan photo)

Surprise BSS Grad Walk a success at Barriere Elementary

“The Grad Walk was a tremendous success,” reported Barriere Elementary School (BES)…

Barriere Secondary’s graduating class of 2022 is shown being treated to a mystery tour that culminated in a Grad Walk through the hallways of Barriere Elementary (BES) while BES students and staff held up large congratulations signs and the school PA played Tina Turner’s song ‘Simply The Best’. 
(Mikal Brogan photo)
Barriere is now is now on the Voyent Alert! emergency notification system. (DOB photo)

Barriere is encouraging citizens to register with Voyent Alert!

As of June 21, 2022, the District of Barriere is now on…

Barriere is now is now on the Voyent Alert! emergency notification system. (DOB photo)
A car is shown hung up on a cement abutment on the west side of Highway 5 just north of the Agate Bay Road turnoff the afternoon of Saturday, June 25, while one lane traffic moves through the area. (Aireal Greene/Facebook photo)

How did this happen?

Accident on Yellowhead just south of Barriere

A car is shown hung up on a cement abutment on the west side of Highway 5 just north of the Agate Bay Road turnoff the afternoon of Saturday, June 25, while one lane traffic moves through the area. (Aireal Greene/Facebook photo)
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Motorcycle crash with deer results in tragedy

Kamloops This Week A crash in the 700-block of Tod Mountain Road…

  • Jun 29, 2022
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The building of a Protestant church in Little Fort started in 1944 by a small group of folks who dreamed of having a church in their community. After much fundraising construction began in 1949. The church was consecrated as St. Stephens Church in 1951 and was fully utilized for many years. (S/J File photo)

VALLEY VOICES FROM THE PAST: The end of a dream – St. Stephens in Little Fort

This article appeared in the August 16, 2004, issue of the North…

The building of a Protestant church in Little Fort started in 1944 by a small group of folks who dreamed of having a church in their community. After much fundraising construction began in 1949. The church was consecrated as St. Stephens Church in 1951 and was fully utilized for many years. (S/J File photo)
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…

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

Area Restriction Order in force near Heffley Creek

Barriere Star Journal The BC Wildfire Service has implemented an Area Restriction…

  • Jun 25, 2022
Evergreen area restriction order map
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

Kamloops Fire Centre prohibition map (Kamloops Fire Centre)
(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)
(Black Press/Patrick Davies photo)

Be prepared if you live in a flood zone

British Columbia continues to experience increasingly frequent and severe extreme weather, most…

  • Jun 23, 2022
(Black Press/Patrick Davies photo)
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)