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On June 24 - 30, 2019, Legion Week will be celebrated in communities throughout the BC/Yukon Command.
There is a hidden gem in the North Thompson Valley, and it can be found nestled on a quiet road in the community of Barriere.
Thanks to the very generous support from many area businesses and organizations, the May 28, 8th Annual Early Childhood Check-up Day held at the Barriere Elementary School in conjunction with Ready Set Learn was once again a very successful community event.
Barriere RCMP report they responded to a serious three vehicle collision on the Yellowhead Highway 5 at Hall Road the morning of June 6.
The Barriere Babies of 2018 Birthday Party held at the Ridge on June 7, 2019, was a great celebration of families coming together to sing "Happy Birthday" to 13 babies born in 2018.
By Jill Hayward
"We will not hesitate to take appropriate action to ensure our rights are protected"- Chief Loring
Prohibition does not ban campfires (a half-metre high by a half-metre wide) and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes
It only takes eight seconds, but it can seem like a lifetime when you are sitting on top of the best bucking bull in the province and he is giving you some moves that shake, rattle and roll you into the dirt, or up to the pay window.
Thanks to the Thompson Nicola Regional District and TNRD Area 'O' Gas Tax funding, the Light Horse Arena at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere will be getting a new sprinkler system.
The Junior High School Rodeo Finals for British Columbia were held at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds the weekend of May 17-19. The event was first class and youth from all over B.C. came to compete and share good times with others involved in the sport. The All Around Cowboy was won by Korbin Mills of Pink Mountain, and the All Around Cowgirl was taken home by Fallon Jones of Prince George.
The evening of Monday, June 3, just after 7 p.m., a tractor trailer unit landed on its side across both lanes of traffic on Highway 5, just south of the Barriere Esso Station.The highway was closed both ways until just after 9 p.m. when it opened to one lane alternating traffic. The tractor was towed from the scene and the semi then pushed onto the roadside which opened both lanes. The driver reportedly had minor injuries and was transported to Royal Inland Hospital by ambulance. RCMP say cause of the accident has not yet been determined, but charges may be pending. Barriere First Responders, Barriere Ambulance, and Barriere Fire Rescue attended, along with Barriere RCMP and members from the South East Traffic Division.
On May 29, 2019, Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd. (GSFP) celebrated over one-year accident free in their sawmill, and 17 years accident free in the Woodlands department with employees, retirees, and friends at the company's annual safety barbecue at their Barriere sawmill.
The North Thompson Show and Shine filled the lawns at Sam's Pizza and Rib House on Sunday, May 26, in Barriere.
Residents of Barriere more than happy this morning to hear dark water on the way out
The annual North Thompson Communities Foundation awareness barbecue held at the Barriere Forks Trail on Sunday, May 26 could not have had better weather if it had been specially ordered. Although the turnout was not as large as expected, those who did attend were treated to a lovely afternoon and a scrumptious meal with baked salmon, steak and black forest cake. Foundation chair Franz Friesinger MC'd the event, and entertainment was provided by Friesinger and musician Bill Fowler.
The May 21, 2019, District of Barriere Committee of the Whole meeting received a reported from Fire Chief Ashley Wohlgemuth in regards to the current status of the District's fire trucks and fire hall.
The Governor General's Award was presented last Friday to Little Fort's Will Dana. Dana graduated in 2018 from Barriere Secondary. He was presented with the award by Barriere Secondary School vice-principal Mark McVittie during the Barriere Secondary School's 2019 Graduation Commencement Ceremonies held in the Curling Rink on May 24, 2019.
Barriere Secondary's Convocation Ceremonies on May 24, 2019, included a special presentation to past BSS graduate Trevor Moore. The Wall of Distinction award recognized Moore, who, after graduating from Barriere Secondary to become a helicopter pilot, then established a helicopter charter company called CC Helicopters. Moore stepped forward in 2010 by committing his company and his team to demonstrate and prove the need for a dedicated air ambulance program to serve the Interior of British Columbia; one that would be based out of Kamloops. Following an eight week pilot project, as well as much lobbying of the provincial government, CC Helicopters was awarded the government contract in 2012 for a dedicated helicopter air ambulance service. Since 2012 this air ambulance service has proven time and again that saving precious time really does equate to saving lives for people within this area. Pictured (r-l) is Trevor Moore being presented with the Wall of Distinction Award from Barriere Secondary's vice-principal Mark McVittie.
Residents on the system are asked to notify District if still getting "dark water"