Jill Hayward

Community Food Drive On Wheels will replace Barriere’s Toy Run for 2020

District of Barriere Councillor Al Fortin stopped by the Star/Journal office last week to let us know that because of social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19 there will not be a Thunder Alley Stompin' Toy Run this year in Barriere.

Daring to dream – Barriere building given wings

"The man who has no imagination has no wings." – Muhammad Ali

BC Hydro announces next intake for grassroots community grants

Grant funding available for approved initiatives that will occur from May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022.

Texas Scramble tourney wraps up Junior Golf for season at Chinook Cove

Twenty-two children participated in the end of season event

UPDATED: Thieves hit commercial site at Louis Creek Industrial Park

Barriere RCMP asking public for information

Determined couple save canine stuck on mountain top

Barb Gordon says she goes for a walk every morning with her neighbours Dan and Debra Brookes and their two dogs in the Glen Grove Subdivision area which is just off Agate Bay Road near Barriere. During their morning walk on Sunday, Aug. 9, Barb says they could hear a dog barking consistently from some distance away the entire time that they walked.

Barriere RCMP advise residents to be alert and keep vehicles and valuables secured

Barriere RCMP advise they have been notified by a concerned resident that in the evening hours of Aug. 14, 2020, three to four youth males of unknown further description were observed trying door handles on vehicles at a property in the area of Glentanna and Barriere Town Road. "A local resident scared them off and they are not believed to have departed with any stolen property," reports Cpl. Rob Welsman, "RCMP are asking Barriere residents to be on the lookout for this sort of activity and to secure all vehicles and valuables as part of their 9 p.m. routine.

NT Fish and Game host 700 F class match

The North Thompson Fish and Game Club hosted its first long range target rifle competition at the Gorman FSR range over the August long weekend.

Don’t become complacent, invasive plants are here for the long haul

Invasive Plant Field Day held at fairgrounds in Barriere

“We’re going to get through this together,” says Mayor regarding Barriere water restrictions

The District of Barriere regular council meeting was held at the Barriere Lions Hall on Monday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. to accommodate council, staff with room for social distancing, as well as a few seats for members of the public.

Barriere RCMP are asking, “Do you know who these people are?”

RCMP are hoping someone will recognize the people in these photos who are suspected of theft in Barriere.

Barriere RCMP looking for alleged AG Foods shoplifter

RCMP are requesting help in identifying a woman who departed the AG Foods grocery store in Barriere on Friday, July 31, 2020, with $130 in groceries and merchandise that she did not pay for.

Structure fire in the forest near Barriere gives Glen Grove residents a scare

On the evening of Wednesday, July 29, Barriere Fire Rescue were called out at 10 p.m. for a structure fire in the 3200 block of Agate Bay Road.

Barriere photographer captures 100 year event

Thanks to local photographer, Ellen Monteith, for sharing this memorable capture of the Neowise Comet traveling across the northwest sky over Barriere during the early morning hours of July 13, 2020. Viewing the Neowise Comet through the naked eye is a once in a lifetime experience as it will not be traveling through our solar system again for another 6,800 years.

NT Fall Fair Ambassador Program Banner Night and Apron Auction on Friday, July 24

Come out and support these young people who will serve as ambassadors for Barriere and area

Thompson Rivers University takes lead role in global education accessibility

Micro-courses for people reskilling with post-secondary learning without incurring a lot of debt

Housing Needs Report accepted by District of Barriere Council

On May 6, 2019 Council supported an application to UBCM for funding up to $15,000 towards a Housing Needs Report (HNR) for the District of Barriere and to provide grant management for the overall report; and further, to invite the surrounding Area O of the TNRD to become a partner in the report in order to create an accurate housing needs assessment of Barriere and the surrounding area. The resultant Housing Needs Report has been presented to Council and thereby have formally "received" the report by resolution as required under Local Government Act s.585.31.

Barriere AG Foods shopper wins “Wheel Into Summer’ $25,000 grand prize package for B.C.

Congratulations to Barriere AG Foods shopper Valentine Mattey, the lucky 2020 Wheel into Summer Grand Prize Winner for British Columbia of a new Yamaha Wolverine X4 side-by-side and trailer, a package valued at $25,000. Mattey is pictured here, with husband Jess and son Alex, receiving her prize from Barriere AG Foods owner Ivan Lee. The Mattey family looked pretty excited as they drove away with their brand new Wolverine Side by Side Recreation Vehicle, most likely looking forward to making plans for exciting summer excursions. The Wheel into Summer annual Associated Grocers contest took place at AG Foods stores from May 3 to 30, 2020, with four weekly prizes, and one grand prize each for B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan drawn on June 19 at Associated Grocers in Calgary. (AG Foods photo)

Water restrictions in Barriere to remain at Stage 2 until further notice

"Watering restrictions in the District of Barriere will remain the same until further notice," said Barriere's Mayor Ward Stamer last Monday in an interview with this reporter.

Happy Canada Day from horseback

A very rainy July 1st did not deter the enthusiasm of Barriere area equestrians, (l-r) Catherine Dalfort, Kyra Blackburn, Olivia Greenland, and Cherie Jardine, as they paraded in red attire waving Canadian flags to mark Canada Day in the community.