Barriere Star Journal

Clearwater Rotary holds Iceman Days fishing derby

Variable temperatures in late January kept the ice on Dutch Lake sturdy enough for Clearwater Rotary's annual Fishing Derby, held on Feb. 4, to be a successful, enjoyable event.

  • Feb 16, 2020


The Dreamer’s Lover

Reflections: by Rita Joan Dozlaw

  • Feb 14, 2020


Barriere Jr. Boys Basketball Team bring home Single A West Zone Championship

A big congratulations to Barriere Secondary Junior Boys Basketball Team for bring home the Single A West Zone Championship. The Championship was held last weekend at SaHali Secondary in Kamloops. Barriere boys beat South Kamloops Senior Secondary in the final game with a score of 48-26. A great way for the BSS team to finish off their season. Pictured (l-r) are: Assistant coach Mac Corrie, Riley Kempter, Joseph Coughlin, Landon Alward, Brayden York, Ryan Corrie, Ryan DeFelice, Alex Coughlin, Tanner Loewen, Quinn Morin, Logan Jones, Cameron Salle, Andrew Harris, and coach Ron Defelice. (Beth Zerr photo)


It just may be ‘goodbye’ salmon

To the editor;

  • Feb 13, 2020

Valhalla awaits in Clearwater

Barriere residents (l-r) Steve Rainer, Mary MacLennan, Jordan Rainer, Carman Smith and Barb Smith wear Viking costumes while taking part in the Wells Gray Birchleg on Feb. 1. This year 39 people showed up to participate in the event. Photo by Keith McNeill.

  • Feb 13, 2020

Finally, after 40+ years of negotiations, Dunn Lake Road to be improved

Simpcw First Nations signs MOA with Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Clearwater’s Forest View Place recipient of Music and Memory impact grant

As Alzheimer's Awareness Month came to a close, five organizations in the Thompson Okanagan are primed to launch the life-changing Music and Memory program thanks to a grant from Interior Savings.

  • Feb 8, 2020

Canada Summer Jobs 2020 open for employers now

Not-for-profitss, public-sector, private employers with up to 50 employees can apply for funding now

  • Feb 6, 2020

Kamloops MP McLeod undecided on Conservative leadership candidates

Cathy McLeod says she will take her time evaluating the field

  • Feb 6, 2020

Moving closer to becoming Patient Centered Care

Patients are in need of an electronic medical record/virtual communication system

  • Feb 6, 2020

Barriere Junior Boys win Ashcroft Tournament

Congratulations to Barriere Secondary Junior Boys Basketball Team on winning the Ashcroft Tournament on Jan.24-25. The team are having a great season with their win in Ashcroft and coming second at the St. Ann's Jr. Boys Tournament. Their playoffs are now just around the corner.

Candle Creek Half Marathon now open for registration

Race promises to engage locals and visitors

  • Feb 1, 2020

The horse has already bolted

To the editor;

  • Jan 30, 2020

Winner of the Barriere Star Journal’s Facebook Winter Photo Contest announced

The Barriere Star Journal's Facebook page recently held a 'Show Us Your North Thompson Winter of 2019/2020 Photo Contest'. The winner was determined by the number of 'Likes' that each submitted photograph received from our Facebook page followers. Congratulations to Nancy Walkey of Barriere for being chosen the favourite submission for her photograph of the North Thompson River taken from the shoreline in Rayleigh. The Star/Journal also says a big "thank you" to all those who took the time to share their photographs to our page.

Barriere Senior Girls victorious in Cougar Classic 43-35 against Hope

Last weekends Barriere Secondary Cougar Classic on home turf saw Barriere win three out of four of their games (losing against Hope) in the round robin. They then played Hope for top spot and won with a score of 43-35. Due to injured players not being able to compete in the tourney the Barriere Senior Girls had added BSS grade 8 players Bobby-Raye Farrow and Alexis Nelson to the team. Pictured is the BSS Senior Girls winning team. Back row (l-r); assistant coach Angie Rainer, Desiree Andersen, Izabel Morin, Becky Bradley, Hannah Kershaw, Dezi Keller, Cadence Beeton, Haille Johnson, Alexandra Underhill, and Coach Tiffany Bowser. Front row; Alexis Nelson, Meghan Balatti, Monica Lee, and Bobby-Raye Farrow. (Michelle Johnson photo)

Heffley hockey event postponed due to warm temperatures; association advocates for refrigerated ice

Rising temperatures on the weekend in the Kamloops area forced the postponement of the third annual Hockey Night in Heffley event, which was scheduled for Saturday.

  • Jan 29, 2020

Welcome to the new Roaring Twenties

To the editor;

  • Jan 25, 2020