Jill Hayward

‘An adventure every time on Backroad Truckers,’ says Barriere’s Dale Kristensen who stars in the show

Barriere resident Dale Kristensen is a hometown guy. Born and raised on his family's ranch, a graduate of Barriere Secondary, and owner of his own hotshotting, excavation, and snowplowing business.

Barriere’s Big Donny Kleinfelder and crew to star in B.C. based TV series Backroad Truckers

Backroad Truckers premieres on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. PT on the History channel

Get Out and Ski video will get you fully stoked

Grade 12 graduation project a labour of fun for North Thompson teen

Veterinarian says Barriere clinic should be ready mid-summer

Excitement has steadily risen in the community after last weeks issue of this newspaper announced Barriere will be welcoming a veterinary practice to the downtown core.

Yellowhead Pioneer Residence Assisted Living have received COVID-19 vaccine

It was a joyous morning on Tuesday, Jan. 19, when tenants and staff of the Yellowhead Pioneer Residence Assisted Living site in the community of Barriere, B.C., received their first COVID-19 vaccinations. Pictured is Yellowhead Pioneer resident Glenn Hall receiving the vaccine. (Pam Simpson photo)

MLA Milobar connects virtually with Barriere Council

Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar and MP Cathy McLeod attended the District of Barriere's Regular Council Meeting held via virtually, on Monday, Jan. 11.

Potential COVID-19 exposure at Barriere Secondary

A potential COVID-19 exposure on Jan. 4, 5, and 8, has taken place at Barriere Secondary advised principal Angela Stott in a letter to student families on Jan. 10.

Has recycling your Christmas tree got your goat?

Elvis, a miniature fainting goat, is shown happily chowing down on discarded Christmas trees at The Canny Crofter Farm in Barriere, B.C.

Hometown woman wins battle with COVID-19 and speaks out about her experience

A young woman from Barriere, B.C., is speaking out about her personal journey in dealing with COVID-19.

Bringing River home for Christmas

Lost dog saved from B.C. wilderness by a community that cared

Lower North Thompson Community Forest makes small mill enterprises work

A webinar, hosted by the BC Community Forest Association took place on Dec. 8 for members only.

Simpcw hunters found safe and sound

Barriere and area communities turn out in force to help search

Time to offer Bill Fowler a helping hand

Fowler is currently recovering from second and third degree burns

North Thompson Fall Fair board members receive national awards

Members of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association report there was great excitement among their ranks the afternoon of Nov. 12, when two hard working board members received national recognition for their ongoing efforts on behalf of the local association. The awards were announced during the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions Awards Gala which was streamed online to maintain COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

North Thompson Fish and Game becoming a prime competitive location in B.C.

The North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society (NTFG) continues to move forward in becoming one of the prime competitive locations in British Columbia.

(L-r) Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society Chairman Harley Wright is shown presenting retiring board member Ron Hindson with a gift of appreciation on behalf of the Society at their office in Barriere. Hindson has served on the LNTCFS Board of Directors since it’s inception in 2003. (LNTCFS photo)

Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society grant intake open now

Ron Hindson retires after 17 years on the Board

(L-r) Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society Chairman Harley Wright is shown presenting retiring board member Ron Hindson with a gift of appreciation on behalf of the Society at their office in Barriere. Hindson has served on the LNTCFS Board of Directors since it’s inception in 2003. (LNTCFS photo)
Paradigm Building Solutions held their official grand opening on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, with a number of dignitaries attending. A grand tour of the manufacturing facility and its robotics at the Louis Creek Industrial Park was provided by (l-r) Paradigm CEO Stefan Maunz and COO Murray Velichko for District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer, incumbent Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar, Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod, incumbent Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone, District of Barriere CAO Bob Payette, and Simpcw First Nation Councilor Jules Phillips. (Jill Hayward photo)

Paradigm – third in the World and first in Canada, opens in Louis Creek Industrial Park, Barriere, B.C.

Unique manufacturing technology for sustainable housing solutions through high-end prefabrication

Paradigm Building Solutions held their official grand opening on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, with a number of dignitaries attending. A grand tour of the manufacturing facility and its robotics at the Louis Creek Industrial Park was provided by (l-r) Paradigm CEO Stefan Maunz and COO Murray Velichko for District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer, incumbent Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar, Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod, incumbent Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone, District of Barriere CAO Bob Payette, and Simpcw First Nation Councilor Jules Phillips. (Jill Hayward photo)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops has received two international honours recognizing its sustainability initiatives. (TRU photo)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops has received two international honours recognizing its sustainability initiatives. (TRU photo)
The annual Barriere food drive event was started by the vision of a young boy and his little red wagon. Nicky Grummet wanted to help the less fortunate families in his community, and in doing so filled his wagon with donations from community members and delivered them to the Food Bank. Unfortunately, Nicky’s life was taken from an unfortunate motorbike accident, but his legacy has annually been carried on by the Thunder Alley Toy Run, and in 2020 it will be carried on by the Community Food Drive On Wheels. Pictured is the custom made plaque that marks the memorial site for Nicky Grummet at the Barriere Food Bank. (Star/Journal photo)

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.

The annual Barriere food drive event was started by the vision of a young boy and his little red wagon. Nicky Grummet wanted to help the less fortunate families in his community, and in doing so filled his wagon with donations from community members and delivered them to the Food Bank. Unfortunately, Nicky’s life was taken from an unfortunate motorbike accident, but his legacy has annually been carried on by the Thunder Alley Toy Run, and in 2020 it will be carried on by the Community Food Drive On Wheels. Pictured is the custom made plaque that marks the memorial site for Nicky Grummet at the Barriere Food Bank. (Star/Journal photo)