Jill Hayward

Elvis Festival plays to evacuees and dedicated fans

They wore blue suede shoes and sequined jumpsuits when the King returned to Barriere last weekend when 10 Elvis tribute artists gathered for the Canadian Bluemoon Elvis Festival at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds for three days of music and good times.

378 animals evacuated to fairgrounds

Fall Fair Association open their doors to displaced livestock

BC Hydro offers assistance to wildfire evacuees

VANCOUVER – BC Hydro today introduced a Wildfire Evacuee Assistance Program that will provide bill credits to customers who have been evacuated due to the wildfires in the Central and Southern Interior. Over the past week, wildfires in the region have led to evacuations in several communities.

Senseless vandalism at Leonie Lake near Barriere

The large wood marlin that someone put a lot of work into, and kindly mounted on the dock at Leonie Lake, has been torn down and burned. This is shameful vandalism and the fishing and recreation community who use that area are extremely upset. If you have any information about this senseless vandalism please contact Crimestoppers or the RCMP.

Squam Bay readying for 62nd annual Fish Derby on July 9

The Squam Bay Fish Derby on Adams Lake is in its 62nd year and still going strong.

Do you have a yen to be a lumberjack or lumberjill?

If you do, now is the time to enter the Best Locals Competition at the July1, Bull In The Woods Regional Logging Competition in Barriere, by June 28

Johnson Lake Resort hosting 8th Annual Kids Learn To Fish Weekend

Mark your calendars for the June 24 and 25, 8th Annual Kids Learn To Fish Program at Johnson Lake Resort.

Second production well in Bradford Park is nearing completion in Barriere

Second well producing about 40 per cent more flow than the first well

Fire prohibitions to expand in Kamloops Fire Centre

Effective at noon on June 15, 2017, the size of open fires will be restricted at all elevations

Birthday celebrated at Ladies Night Golf in Chinook Cove

Ladies Night Golf Report from Chinook Cove Golf Resort

Canada 150 Selfie Scavenger Hunt is happening right now in the community of Barriere

Winner will be drawn July 1 at Canada 150 Celebration and Bull In The Woods Logging Competition in Barriere, B.C.

Dashing for cash

By Jill Hayward

Cougar picking off house cats in Glengrove / Agate Bay Road area of Louis Creek

Cougars causing problems for local pet owners still in the area

Cougar picking off house cats in Glengrove / Agate Bay Road area of Louis Creek

One resident has lost a number of house cats to what could be two cougars over the past few weeks

Dashing for cash in Barriere

BCBRA sanctioned Dash For Cash event at North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere

Gilbert Smith mill celebrates safety with staff at annual barbecue in Barriere

Gilberts Smith Forest Products Ltd in Barriere employer for more than 55 years in community