Jill Hayward

North Thompson Fall Fair office is now open in downtown Barriere Aug 14 to 30

The North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo office is now open in Barriere's downtown core five days a week until Aug. 30.

Wildfire smoke fills North Thompson Valley – people advised to be mindful of their health

Many areas of the province are currently fighting active wildfires, with evacuation alerts and orders affecting many communities, and sadly, homes and lively-hoods are also being lost.

Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society holds accountability meeting and tour in Barriere

The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society (LNTCFS) recently held a number of accountability meetings and open houses with a meal included in the communities of McLure, Squam Bay, Barriere, Chu Chua and Little Fort. Residents in the areas were encouraged by the LNTCFS to, "Learn about your community forest, and share your ideas about the Lower North Thompson's future".

“Beefin’ It Up” with cowboy boots and country roots

The 69th Annual North Thompson Fall Fair coming to Barriere Sept.1-3

Young B.C. cowboys return home with a Canadian High School Rodeo Finals Championship

Winning the Canadian High School Rodeo Championship Finals Team Roping event held July 27 - 29 in Merritt, B.C., was the icing on the cake for two young Interior cowboys.

Cranbrook Bugle Band stops off in Barriere

Bugle Band marks 76 years

Thanks Doctor Clare – Barriere will miss you!

After 25 years of serving the Barriere area Doctor Terry Clare has retired

Failed break-in at Heffley Creek Hall – graffiti left instead

Deb McDougall was looking for a volunteer painting crew the week of July 17 to help paint over a large amount of graffiti sprayed on the Heffley Creek Hall, and to also do some minor repairs after vandals hit the building.

McLure cowboy and cowgirl qualify for Canadian Junior High School Finals July 27-29 in Merritt

Jake Bradley is the 2018 B.C. Junior High School Junior Bull Riding Champion and will be competing for the Canadian title next weekend at the Junior High School Finals in Merritt, July 27 -29.

Barriere RCMP say keep vehicles locked

On July 10, 2018 at 0422 hours Barriere RCMP had a report of a theft from a motor vehicle parked in a driveway on Gibbs Road in Barriere.

North Thompson Fish and Game Club hold open house

The North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society's (NTF&G) Open Hous at The Range event held July 8 at their gun range on Gorman Road boasted over 70 people attending, with many new members signing up. The event offered shotgun, handgun, .22 rifle, and archery stations for anyone who wanted to try their hand and/or learn more about firearms or archery. There was also an introductory session for youth eight to 15 years, and of course a concession and cool places to sit and socialize. Currently those interested in archery can meet every Thursday evening at 4901 Dunn Lake Road to learn and practice.

Remembering Elvis at festival in Barriere

The 6th Annual Canadian Blue Moon Elvis Festival was held once again at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds the weekend of July 13 to 15. By all reports the event was top notch and all those attending had a rockin' and rollin' good time.

Elvis in Barriere this weekend

6th Annual Canadian Blue Moon Elvis Festival at North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds

Teamsters can win wagon at upcoming North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo are getting the word out to all teamsters who are thinking about entering in the Heavy Horses Section #23 of the annual Fall Fair event. Convenors for this section note that although the section name says Heavy Horses, it is not just about the big guys, but all horses used for driving.

Just For Kicks Dance Recital a magical performance in Fall Fair Hall, Barriere

"It was pretty neat! We had a sold out show, and had 45 dancers performing," said an excited Kali Ann as she told about her Just For Kicks Dance Studio Dance Recital held June 14 at the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere.

Entry Catalogues are out for North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere

If you haven't already, marked your calendar for the Labour Day Weekend (Sept.1-3) and the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo you are going to miss one of the best Country Fairs anywhere.

Woman who took car with children in from Barriere mall gets 30 days

A 29 year old woman who pleaded guilty to a Jan. 2, 2018, theft of a motor vehicle in Barriere, was given a sentence of 30 days in jail during a Kamloops Court appearance June 13.

Zoom zoom – soap box racers in Barriere

Barriere Secondary School hosted their 2nd annual 'Shop Class Soap Box Races' on Friday, June 22, under a thundering sky that threatened rain but held off during the event.

Free Kids Learn To Fish Day this weekend at Johnson Lake

Gather up the family, especially the kids and get ready to attend the 10th Annual FREE Kids Learn To Fish Day at Johnson Lake Resort on June 23 (with an option of June 24 as well provided enough children register) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1800’s replica school house now open at the North Thompson Museum in Barriere

"Rural schools played an important part in the communities of the North Thompson Valley," stated Lorene Fennell, MC for the Grand Opening of an 1800's Replica School House which is now a permanent part of the North Thompson Museum on Lilley Road in Barriere.