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The North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo office is now open in Barriere's downtown core five days a week until Aug. 30.
Many areas of the province are currently fighting active wildfires, with evacuation alerts and orders affecting many communities, and sadly, homes and lively-hoods are also being lost.
The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society (LNTCFS) recently held a number of accountability meetings and open houses with a meal included in the communities of McLure, Squam Bay, Barriere, Chu Chua and Little Fort. Residents in the areas were encouraged by the LNTCFS to, "Learn about your community forest, and share your ideas about the Lower North Thompson's future".
The 69th Annual North Thompson Fall Fair coming to Barriere Sept.1-3
Winning the Canadian High School Rodeo Championship Finals Team Roping event held July 27 - 29 in Merritt, B.C., was the icing on the cake for two young Interior cowboys.
Bugle Band marks 76 years
After 25 years of serving the Barriere area Doctor Terry Clare has retired
Deb McDougall was looking for a volunteer painting crew the week of July 17 to help paint over a large amount of graffiti sprayed on the Heffley Creek Hall, and to also do some minor repairs after vandals hit the building.
Jake Bradley is the 2018 B.C. Junior High School Junior Bull Riding Champion and will be competing for the Canadian title next weekend at the Junior High School Finals in Merritt, July 27 -29.
On July 10, 2018 at 0422 hours Barriere RCMP had a report of a theft from a motor vehicle parked in a driveway on Gibbs Road in Barriere.
The North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society's (NTF&G) Open Hous at The Range event held July 8 at their gun range on Gorman Road boasted over 70 people attending, with many new members signing up. The event offered shotgun, handgun, .22 rifle, and archery stations for anyone who wanted to try their hand and/or learn more about firearms or archery. There was also an introductory session for youth eight to 15 years, and of course a concession and cool places to sit and socialize. Currently those interested in archery can meet every Thursday evening at 4901 Dunn Lake Road to learn and practice.
The 6th Annual Canadian Blue Moon Elvis Festival was held once again at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds the weekend of July 13 to 15. By all reports the event was top notch and all those attending had a rockin' and rollin' good time.
6th Annual Canadian Blue Moon Elvis Festival at North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds
The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo are getting the word out to all teamsters who are thinking about entering in the Heavy Horses Section #23 of the annual Fall Fair event. Convenors for this section note that although the section name says Heavy Horses, it is not just about the big guys, but all horses used for driving.
"It was pretty neat! We had a sold out show, and had 45 dancers performing," said an excited Kali Ann as she told about her Just For Kicks Dance Studio Dance Recital held June 14 at the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere.
If you haven't already, marked your calendar for the Labour Day Weekend (Sept.1-3) and the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo you are going to miss one of the best Country Fairs anywhere.
A 29 year old woman who pleaded guilty to a Jan. 2, 2018, theft of a motor vehicle in Barriere, was given a sentence of 30 days in jail during a Kamloops Court appearance June 13.
Barriere Secondary School hosted their 2nd annual 'Shop Class Soap Box Races' on Friday, June 22, under a thundering sky that threatened rain but held off during the event.
Gather up the family, especially the kids and get ready to attend the 10th Annual FREE Kids Learn To Fish Day at Johnson Lake Resort on June 23 (with an option of June 24 as well provided enough children register) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Rural schools played an important part in the communities of the North Thompson Valley," stated Lorene Fennell, MC for the Grand Opening of an 1800's Replica School House which is now a permanent part of the North Thompson Museum on Lilley Road in Barriere.