Jill Hayward

Father’s Day Fishing Derby a social success for NT Fish and Game Club

The 11th Annual Father's Day Fishing Derby hosted by the North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society took place on Sunday, June 21, under sunny skies and on area waterways. In previous years this Derby has as many as just under 100 entrants, but for 2020 the event could only be held if it was limited to 49 entrants due to the current BC Health regulations regarding COVID-19.

Be loud and be proud! Don’t miss Barriere Class of 2020 parade on Thursday, June 25

The Barriere Secondary Grads of 2020 Parade will be taking place on Thursday, June 25, starting at the Bandshell in Fadear Park at 7:45 p.m. and then doing a short tour through the heart of the community, before they head over to a private family showing of their graduation ceremonies at the North Thompson Agriplex.

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly

This Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly was spotted in a Lower North Thompson pasture the beginning of June. These are very active butterflies, with the males often being seen congregating at pools and along streams and rivers where they find moisture and minerals by drinking from the water and mud. (Jill Hayward photo)

Housing needs, burning bans, and a new CAO on Council agenda for Barriere

A regular council meeting for the District of Barriere took place via video conferencing on Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m.

My name is Curtis Farrow and this is “My Story”

Young JDRF Ambassador tells about living with Type 1 Diabetes in the North Thompson Valley

All playgrounds are now open in Barriere

District of Barriere Legislative Services Manager, Tasha Buchanan, says that as of June 1, playgrounds are opening in the community.

Story Walk in the works for Barriere

Pam Rudd, the Head Librarian in Barriere, made a presentation to District of Barriere Council during their June 1 online meeting asking for permission to install a 'Story Walk' from the Barriere Library and into and around Fadear Park.

TNRD advises disposal fees back in place at Eco Depot

Disposal fees are now back in place for household garbage at all Thompson Nicola Regional District operated waste facilities.

“Sorry, no Pancakes with June 14 Cowboy Church,” say Fall Fair and Barriere Lions Club

Cowboy Church still a go, but no Lions Breakfast due to COVID-19 regulations says Interior Health

Highway 5, McLure to Louis Creek, gets facelift

More than $85 million is being spent on highway and side road improvements in the Southern Interior of British Columbia in 2020. One of these major resurfacing projects is just now being completed on Highway 5 (Yellowhead) south of Barriere.

Plant veggies and enter Barriere Blooms contest

Victory Garden theme gets residents in the dirt

Social distancing from a bear’s point of view

It's that time of year again when the bears are out and about. Be 'bear smart' if you live in a rural area, and especially so if you plan on heading to the backcountry - be prepared. This is also a good time to make sure you do not leave any bear attractants such as garbage, barbecues, or pet food outside. (Jill Hayward photo)

UPDATED: Missing Barriere senior may be heading for Penticton, Enderby, or Vancouver Island

Members of the public asked to keep their eyes open to help find the grandmother

Vehicle parade connects Barriere schools with their students

Youngsters took advantage of the opportunity to wave at their teachers on Friday, May 1, when Barriere Elementary and Secondary School staff took to their vehicles, started their engines, and completed a parade route around the heart of the community so they could wave and say "hello" to their students. The line of vehicles was long, and the smiles from adults and students were wide. School staff commented on how much they enjoyed the parade and the opportunity to see their students after all B.C. schools from kindergarten to grade 12 were officially closed indefinitely on Mar. 17, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

District of Barriere Utilities Manager reports to council on Barriere wells

District of Barriere Utilities Manager Ian Crosson presented a verbal report during the regular council meeting for the District of Barriere held via audioconference the evening of May 4.

Ringing of the bells in loving tribute

At 2 p.m. April 24,

Antique cars lost in fire at Heffley Creek ranch

"There is a lesson to be learned here", says rancher

Take care of your well-being and walk the dog

Wanda Nystoruk is a member of Barriere Emergency Social Services (ESS) where she works with a great team of volunteers, many having been involved with this ESS team for a number of years. The team participate in a variety of training courses on a regular basis to prepare for any emergency (such as floods and wildfires) that may impact the residents of Barriere and the surrounding area.