Jill Hayward

Young adults wanted to volunteer to stop the spread of invasive species in BC

Young adults aged 15-30 are invited to volunteer with the Invasive Species Council of BC Healthy Habitats project to help prevent the spread of invasive species in British Columbia. Volunteers will benefit from training and leadership opportunities while developing and enhancing skills.

Affordable housing project one step closer to reality for heart of Barriere

The regular meeting of the District of Barriere Municipal Council last Monday, Aug. 12, saw a number of area residents turn out to attend the Public Hearing part of the meeting regarding Zoning Bylaw No. 111, Amendment Bylaw No. 170.

Blown tire causes mishap on Yellowhead

A group of people traveling from Mission to Valemount the evening of July 31, experienced some problems when their motorhome blew a tire on Highway 5 adjacent to the Thuya Creek RV Resort just south of Little Fort. In an effort to get the unit off the road the driver chose a UTV lane beside the highway as a short cut to the Little Fort side of Thuya Creek Road. However, he soon found that decision to be a mistake when the vehicle became stuck as it left the highway. This caused the flatdeck trailer with a pickup truck on board to end up completely blocking the south bound lane of the highway. Fortunately though for the motorhome driver, someone sitting in the long line of traffic waiting for the road to clear offered to pull around the traffic and tow him out.

No experience necessary – Bull of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports

Competitors wanted for Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports at North Thompson Fall Fair, Sept. 1

North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassador Candidates introduced for 2019

North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo welcomes two candidates from Barriere to their 2019 Ambassador Program

Barriere Council votes to spend 0ver $100,000 to get all wells back online

A Special Council Meeting for the District of Barriere was held last Monday, July 29, to approve the re-development of two wells within the municipal water system after recommendations at the July 15, 2019, Council Meeting from Thierry Carriou who presented information regarding the issues with the wells at Bradford Park.

TNRD warns of Mountain Bluet and other invasive ornamentals

Last week the Thompson-Nicola Regional District advised gardeners that Mountain bluet (Centaurea montana) is currently being sold by local retailers in the Thompson-Nicola region.

Canadian Junior Angus Show had a mooing good time in Barriere

Showdown 2019 was an impressive event at North Thompson Agriplex, in Barriere, B.C.

MP McLeod hosts Community event in Barriere

What started out to be a stormy and wet July 17 changed around just in time for a Community Barbecue at the Bandshell in Fadear Park, that was hosted by Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Kamloops-Thompson-Carboo.

“Rock On!” Barriere Jerr – you will be missed

Saying goodbye to a kind friend with a big heart

Barriere Mayor says well shutdown frustrating for everyone

On Tuesday, July 16, the District of Barriere sent out notifications to Barriere residents that the community was once again being put on Stage 2 Watering Restrictions due to a lightning strike which had impacted the entire municipal water system.

Chinook Cove Junior Golf now on course

The first night of the season for youth golf took place at Chinook Cove Golf and RV Resort on July 8 with 20 young people signing up. Youth golfers are split into two age groups, 7 to 14 years, and 14 to 17. Pictured is Chinook Cove's Susan Mitchell (center back) giving a few pointers to the young golfers and family members on the first night of youth golf.

Rita Dozlaw and Dana Ramstedt win 2019 Dr. Robert and Elma Schemenauer Awards

Rita Dozlaw of Kamloops, and Dana Ramstedt of Pritchard received the 2019 Dr. Robert and Elma Schemenauer Writing Awards at the Interior Authors Group summer social held July 6, 2019.

Another gold medal for Barriere Minor Ball

Barriere Minor Ball's teams are on a home-run right now! Most recently their Barriere Bruins U19 team took the gold medal at the Provincial Softball Championships in Terrace the weekend of July 12-14. This win coming immediately after their U16s had taken Provincial gold in Barriere earlier this month.

Another success for Barriere Park Show Shine

The Barriere Park Show & Shine came off perfectly under sunnyskies on Sunday, July 7, in Fadear Park. Two long lines of vehicles drew numerous visitors to check each vehicle and chat with the owners.

Annual Canadian Junior Angus Show at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere

Last year, Showdown 2018 took place in Barrie, Ontario; so perhaps it is only fitting that Showdown 2019, the 20th Annual Canadian Junior Angus Show, will be taking place right here in Barriere at the North Thompson Agriplex this weekend. The event starts on Thursday afternoon and runs right through Saturday.

Squam Bay Fish Derby winners take home the loot

The 64th Annual Squam Bay Fish Derby was held July 14 at Agate Bay with 218 anglers turning out, and only 21 fish weighing in.

“To finish is to win” mantra of Barriere 50 mile endurance ride

'No Bitch'in Barriere Ride-Just Ride' came off for both horses and riders without a hitch

57 young cyclists show up for Barriere Bike Rodeo

The Interior Savings Barriere Bike Rodeo surpassed all expectations this year.

Barriere Giants Provincial U16 Champions

Barriere U16 defends its BC Provincial Softball title and comes out victorious