Margaret Houben

Handwriting, still an important skill

Handwriting is still very much a skill that is worth cultivating

Canada’s 150th birthday is filled with possibilities

Have you made any plans to celebrate this great event?

2016 Year In Review

A brief review of what the Star/Journal covered during 2016

Snow fort built in Barriere subdivision

Someone with imagination made this great snow fort

Little ones collect for food bank

Barriere Elementary students and staff collect goods for Food Bank Christmas Hampers

Nicky’s Red Wagon supporting Barriere Food Bank since 2005

Nicholas “Nicky” Robert Grummett passed away in 2005 at the age of 15

Giant craft fair at senior’ hall in Barriere

The parking lot was full to overflowing at the Senior’s Craft Fair in Barriere on Nov. 26

Local Barriere groups raise funds at No Host Bazaar

Annual event draws 22 booths and a concession for group fundraiser

What happened to the cell service in Little Fort?

Sunday, Nov. 6, the residents of Little Fort started experiencing really poor cell service

40 Days For Life

On Oct. 30, members of St. George’s Catholic Church in Barriere took part in a peaceful demonstration

Samaritan’s Purse shoe box gifts to be constructed on Nov. 12

To date distributed over 100 million shoe box gifts worldwide

Genealogy 101: Exploring Legacy Family Tree 8.0

Genealogy 101: Exploring Legacy Family Tree 8.0 - by Margaret Houben

Lofty Ambitions for Alternative Heating

B&B Alternative Heating to become LA Alternative Heating under new owners

Young writer receives her prize

Lauren Ficke was delighted to find out she’d won the top prize in the Barriere Writer’s Group

Artists invited to World Wide Paint Out in Barriere on Sept. 10, 11

Some of the area’s most talented painters will bring their paint boxes and easels to Fadear Park

Adult Summer Reading Program runs to end of August at Barriere library

Adult program open to adults age 18 and over who are members of Thompson Nicola Regional District

International Picnic Day – a good excuse to get outside with family

International Picnic Day is celebrated around the world every year on June 18

Local museum created by dedicated volunteers

Barriere & District Heritage Society and the North Thompson Museum and Archives began in 1984

Dancing to the James Gang Band for Valentines Day

Over 60 people turned out for the Feb. 13 Valentine’s Dance at the Little Fort Community Hall

Genealogy 101: Celebrating significant family dates

You may discover that a not too distant relative is about to celebrate a significant milestone