Jill Hayward

Man dies in snowmobile accident during Sun Peaks race

An Alberta man has died as a result of a fatal snowmobile accident on Saturday, Apr. 20, on the mountain at Sun Peaks Resort.

Workshop coming on how to apply for funding and attract volunteers for your non-profit

One of the biggest challenges to community not-for-profits is the ability to fund the programs that they provide, however there is funding out there if you can navigate your way through the application process.

Anne Of Green Gables takes best costume

Barriere Elementary School held their Battle of the Books on Apr. 3 with a fine contingent of entries and costumes present. Best costumes in the grades 3 to 4 group went to Riley Buchanan, Scarlett Wright, and Lex Sterling, all dressed as Anne of Green Gables characters. Scarlett Wright made a fine Anne of Green Gables.

Dogs on leash bylaw being ignored

By Jill Hayward

Rocking Through The Ages with grads of 2019

Barriere Secondary's Class of 2019 presented their show 'Rocking Through The Ages' on Apr. 11 to a most appreciative audience. The event held in the school gymnasium was a grand trip back through time for all attendees, with plenty of nostalgia and laughter along the way. The show was vibrant, and the music got many toes tapping with folks happily singing along as the popular songs rocked on through.

Barriere water system still flowing brown

No relief expected for angry residents until early May

Day of Sucwentwecw celebrated all day at Barriere Elementary

Students at Barriere Elementary on Friday, Apr. 5, celebrated their Day of Sucwentwecw throughout the whole school all day! They started with an assembly at 9 a.m. and then rotated between classrooms the rest of the day to learn from and share knowledge with members of the Simpcw First Nation.

Reconciliation starts with knowing and understanding

Barriere Secondary and Simpcw First Nation join for Day of Sucwentwecw

Looking for Block Watch volunteers

Barriere Block Watch in need of volunteer captains to get program underway

Soaring solo

By Jill Hayward

Horse camp vandalized by “dead beats”

A local horse person shared these photographs taken Mar. 31, 2019, at the Fish Trap Horse Camp which is is just off Westsyde Road, and approximately 12.5 km south of Barriere.

New flagpole and crosswalk for Barriere

District of Barriere CAO Colleen Hannigan reported to council at their regular meeting on Monday, Apr. 1, that after the resignation of an employee in the water/wastewater departments, the District had now found a qualified replacement.

Barriere launches a Blooms Contest

It's time to wake up your green thumb and get ready to "help dress up the town".

Argo sweeper truck rear-ended on Highway 5

This Argo Road Maintenance (Thompson) work crew truck is shown being hauled out of the ditch off Highway 5 near Sun Rivers after it was rear-ended by a semi just before midnight on Monday, Mar. 25. The Argo truck, with the driver inside, was rear-ended while doing highway sweeping. However, the crew had done proper traffic control by using signage and blocking the lane.

The Canadian Cancer Society: Fighting for your life

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. Their vision is to create a world where no Canadian fears cancer.

Survival tips for renters

Here are some do's and don'ts to help you survive the rental process

Barriere Search and Rescue breaths sigh of relief now funding is available

Province has announced $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue groups

Local carpet bowlers qualify for Provincials coming to Little Fort and Barriere

The Provincial Carpet Bowling playoffs for Zone 2 were held Mar. 20 in Little Fort in preparation for the BC Provincials Tournament which will be taking place April 30 to May 3 at the Little Fort Community Hall, and also at the Senior's Hall in Barriere.

Detection dog hired to search out zebra and quagga mussels dead or alive

B.C. Conservation Officer Service adds a second detection dog to their staff

Waiting their turn

Competitors and livestock wait their turn at Cattle Penning in the North Thompson Agriplex