Jill Hayward

Honour a deserving conservationist by nominating them for a Canadian Conservation Achievement Award

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?

Cold snap puts freeze on North Thompson

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.

TRU launches new program for basic trades skills

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.

Window open from Boating BC for grant and sponsorship opportunities

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.

The good old hockey game

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)

Barriere Riding Club hosting Winter Buckle Series

First event at North Thompson Agriplex starts Jan. 11

Johnson family welcomes first baby of the New Year for Barriere area

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.

North Thompson experiences Snowmageddon

Heavy wet snow caused power outages of up to 80 hours for many

911 call volume for North Thompson shows Barriere at the top of the list

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.

Louis Creek Industrial Park water supply well underway

Lighting for Highway 5 intersections in Louis Creek also being looked at

Santa Skate a fun event at North Thompson Sportsplex

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.

Impaired driving is 100 per cent preventable

Mounties embrace impaired driving CounterAttack campaign

Tyler Schilling, a member of TRU’s WolfPack

Barriere grad Schilling pursuing science degree and playing basketball

Cougars lose to Valleyview in 54-50 nail biter

Barriere Secondary Senior Boys played some great basketball last weekend while hosting the Cougar Classic Basketball Tournament on home turf.

Stuff The Cruiser exceeds all expectations

When Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce came up with the idea of holding a 'Stuff The Cruiser' event to raise donations for Barriere Food Bank Hampers they had no idea just how successful their event would be.

Outdoor hockey rink in Heffley Creek “ready to go”

The regulation size outdoor hockey rink in Heffley Creek, located on Upper Lister Road (behind the school) is reportedly "iced up and ready for action".

Basketball well underway at Barriere Secondary

If you enjoy a good basketball game you might like to stop in at the Barriere Secondary gymnasium when the home teams are playing.

Shopping local is part of a vibrant community

Buying locally is an integral part of what it takes to have a healthy and vibrant community. By encouraging our consumers to do their holiday shopping in locally owned businesses it increases the measurable effect that every dollar spent in a local business has on local economies.

Barriere Curling Club’s 40th celebrated with stories and laughter

The large gathering at the Barriere Curling Club building on Nov. 23, saw many of the past curling club members sharing stories and laughter as they got together to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Curling Club building.

Barriere Secondary athletics fully engaged

The Barriere Secondary athletics program has been fully engaged this fall, and can boast a strong year for their teams.