Jill Hayward

Giant clock marks 10 years for District of Barriere

Yellowhead Community Services (YCS) were on hand at Monday night's council meeting to present the District of Barriere with a giant clock to mark the municipality's tenth anniversary which took place in December.

New fire chief hired for Barriere Volunteer Fire Department

Kent Readman has been hired as the new Fire Chief for the Barriere Volunteer Fire Department, and was introduced at the first council meeting of 2018 last Monday where he was welcomed to the community.

Kids taken in seconds when car stolen from parking lot in Barriere

"I just felt dead inside," says mom of kids abducted from Barriere mall

Music recital at Pentecostal Church in Barriere garners applause

There is no better time to see local talent, especially children on stage performing than just before Christmas, and on Dec. 9, Margit's Academy of Music's young students showed their talent in a recital at the Barriere Pentecostal Church.

New Year’s Eve Bull Riding a sellout event

Professional Bull Riding welcomes 2018 in the North Thompson Agriplex, Barriere

Snow and cold moves into North Thompson Valley

On Wednesday, Dec. 27, an Arctic cold front returned to the North Thompsdon Valley accompanied by some good strong snowfalls,

Thompson Valley Players celebrate winter with variety

Thompson Valley Players held a Winter Celebration at the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere on Dec 16 that provided fun for all ages.

Bull riders descending on Barriere Dec. 31, 2017

New Years Eve is just a few days away, with one of the premier events in the region taking place at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere to welcome 2018.

Deer waiting out a December North Thompson snow storm

Once the snow started to fall in the Lower North Thompson Valley on Wednesday, Dec. 20, it continued until Thursday afternoon,leaving valley roads a challenge for travelers.

Slap Shot Santa packs the house for Christmas concert at Barriere Elementary

The Dec. 21 Christmas Concert at Barriere Elementary School was a grand success with everyone enjoying the performance immensely.

“From Canada’s Lakes to the World”: An essay/video contest for IISD-ELA’s 50th anniversary

International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Area is turning 50!

Seasonal music played at Barriere Elementary Strings Concert

The Strings Concert at Barriere Elementary School was attended by students and a good number of parents and family members.

Barriere Star/Journal Christmas Story winners announced

The annual Star/Journal Christmas Story Contest received a wonderful number of entries this year from area youngsters. Two divisions were offered; Division 1 for youth from kindergarten to grade 3, and Division 2 for grade 4 to grade 7. Young writers had the choice of three subject titles to create their 300 words or less submission: The dog who saved Santa, How would you bring Christmas to your community?, or The day after Christmas at our house.

SD73 joins others to help serve Christmas lunch at Barriere Secondary

The annual Christmas Lunch at Barriere Secondary has always been prepared and served by community groups organizations, or members of government. This year School District 73's Superintendent of Schools Alison Sidow participated, as well as SD73 area Trustee Rhonda Kershaw. They joined other organizations such as the Barriere Lions Club, and the Royal Canadian Legion to join with the staff and students in sharing a Christmas meal together.

NTFFRA Volunteer Appreciation Banquet recognized community spirit and generosity

The Volunteer Appreciation Banquet hosted by the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association (NTFFRA) on Dec. 2 in the North Thompson Agriplex Hall was an amazing gathering of some 150 folks who make a difference in their communities. Attendees came from Kamloops to Clearwater to enjoy a delicious buffet supper with mountains of food and good people to share it with.

Barriere woman found deceased in burning home

A Barriere senior was found deceased after a structure fire in her home

Elvis Festival plays to evacuees and dedicated fans

They wore blue suede shoes and sequined jumpsuits when the King returned to Barriere last weekend when 10 Elvis tribute artists gathered for the Canadian Bluemoon Elvis Festival at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds for three days of music and good times.

378 animals evacuated to fairgrounds

Fall Fair Association open their doors to displaced livestock