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A big congratulations to Barriere Secondary Junior Boys Basketball Team for bring home the Single A West Zone Championship. The Championship was held last weekend at SaHali Secondary in Kamloops. Barriere boys beat South Kamloops Senior Secondary in the final game with a score of 48-26. A great way for the BSS team to finish off their season. Pictured (l-r) are: Assistant coach Mac Corrie, Riley Kempter, Joseph Coughlin, Landon Alward, Brayden York, Ryan Corrie, Ryan DeFelice, Alex Coughlin, Tanner Loewen, Quinn Morin, Logan Jones, Cameron Salle, Andrew Harris, and coach Ron Defelice. (Beth Zerr photo)
Simpcw First Nations signs MOA with Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure
Congratulations to Barriere Secondary Junior Boys Basketball Team on winning the Ashcroft Tournament on Jan.24-25. The team are having a great season with their win in Ashcroft and coming second at the St. Ann's Jr. Boys Tournament. Their playoffs are now just around the corner.
The Barriere Star Journal's Facebook page recently held a 'Show Us Your North Thompson Winter of 2019/2020 Photo Contest'. The winner was determined by the number of 'Likes' that each submitted photograph received from our Facebook page followers. Congratulations to Nancy Walkey of Barriere for being chosen the favourite submission for her photograph of the North Thompson River taken from the shoreline in Rayleigh. The Star/Journal also says a big "thank you" to all those who took the time to share their photographs to our page.
Last weekends Barriere Secondary Cougar Classic on home turf saw Barriere win three out of four of their games (losing against Hope) in the round robin. They then played Hope for top spot and won with a score of 43-35. Due to injured players not being able to compete in the tourney the Barriere Senior Girls had added BSS grade 8 players Bobby-Raye Farrow and Alexis Nelson to the team. Pictured is the BSS Senior Girls winning team. Back row (l-r); assistant coach Angie Rainer, Desiree Andersen, Izabel Morin, Becky Bradley, Hannah Kershaw, Dezi Keller, Cadence Beeton, Haille Johnson, Alexandra Underhill, and Coach Tiffany Bowser. Front row; Alexis Nelson, Meghan Balatti, Monica Lee, and Bobby-Raye Farrow. (Michelle Johnson photo)
Indoor Teddy Bear Picnic at the Ridge, Magician Leif David at Elementary School, fun at the Library
U4 to U13 youngsters excited about Lead Wolf Selects Soccer Academy
District of Barriere CAO Colleen Hannigan announced her retirement to Council on Jan. 20.
Who is making a difference in the conservation of Canadian wildlife? Whose efforts are inspiring great strides in conservation education? Whose project will result in long term conservation benefits to a community? Who is using an artistic platform to stir passions about wildlife conservation? Which youth have taken it upon themselves to do something profoundly impactful for wildlife?
A bitterly cold Arctic ridge of high pressure that moved into the North Thompson Valley last Sunday came with a good dump of snow and plummeting temperatures. Many valley residents brought in their livestock and pets, turned up the heat, and hunkered down to wait out the storm.
Thompson Rivers University is launching a new Trades Assistant program for students with diverse abilities needing additional supports who are interested in working in construction, warehousing or landscaping.
Boating BC is now accepting applications for their 2020 grant and scholarship program that supports not-for-profit organizations who undertake capital infrastructure projects or events and initiatives that help to grow or increase participation in recreational boating.
It was all fun and laughter on Christmas Day when an impromptu hockey game took place in the Armour Mountain Mobile Home Park in Barriere. (Elli Kohnert photo)
First event at North Thompson Agriplex starts Jan. 11
Winter snow storms and extended power outages did nothing to delay the exciting arrival of the first baby of 2020 for the Barriere area. William James Johnson (named after great-grandpa William Alexander) made his appearance at Royal Inland Hospital on Jan. 2, 2020, at 8:57 a.m., almost an hour to the day ahead of his mom's scheduled C-section says happy parents, Jamie and Allen Johnson. William weighed in at seven pounds and 13 ounces.
Heavy wet snow caused power outages of up to 80 hours for many
District of Barriere CAO Colleen Hannigan presented a report from the Thompson Nicola Regional District prepared by Ron Storie, Director of TNRD Community Services as part of her report to mayor and council at the Dec. 16, regular council meeting.
Lighting for Highway 5 intersections in Louis Creek also being looked at
The annual Santa Skate at the North Thompson Sportsplex in Clearwater was a pleasure for all who attended. A large crowd turned out to the event including a number of folks from Darfield and the Barriere area as well. Santa and some of his elves where in attendance, both skating and providing a comfortable spot to chat with the youngsters. Free hot dogs and hot chocolate were available to all courtesy of Century 21 Rison Realty.
Mounties embrace impaired driving CounterAttack campaign