Barriere Star Journal

Respect neighbours, health-care workers: drive safely

VICTORIA - Many British Columbians are driving much less than they did before the pandemic.

  • Jul 5, 2020


Move at your own pace

Not everyone is going to feel equally comfortable as province re-opens

  • Jul 3, 2020


Seniors Advocate reminds seniors of the Option for Property Tax Deferral

B.C.'s Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie is reminding seniors they can defer paying their property tax through the provincial Property Tax Deferment (PTD) Program.


Time to say good bye

To the Editor:

  • Jul 3, 2020

Barriere welcomes new chiropractic clinic to the community

Barriere's newest business hasn't opened yet, but it is already causing quite a stir with area residents. The stir is one of enthusiasm though as the community welcomes Dr. Zach Paul, DC, who will soon be opening Backwoods Chiropractic within Barriere.

High water and flooding hits Clearwater

Potential for roadblock on Clearwater Valley Road due to potential washouts

  • Jul 2, 2020

Interior Savings announces local Recipients of Community Relief Fund

Interior Savings have announced they have recently given a $150,000 financial boost to non-profit organizations across the Thompson, Okanagan, and Nicola regions. The Credit Union launched its Community Relief Fund last month to help local non-profit organizations in managing the extraordinary expenses they are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Jul 2, 2020

It was a great day to be a Cougar!

Graduating Class of 2020 celebrates with parade through Barriere

Thompson-Okanagan recognized as Safe Travel Destination

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) has been designated by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) as a Safe Travel Destination.

  • Jul 2, 2020

Thunder rolls and the North Thompson River is still rising

With a wet start to summer in the North Thompson area, Environment Canada issued a warning on June 27 that incoming storms would dump heavy rains for the North Thompson, and especially the Kamloops area, with upwards of 15 millimetres of rain over a short period of time. Thunder storms and rain have also been an everyday occurrence since June 26.

Tk’emlups, Simpcw First Nations chiefs call on Tiny House Warriors to leave Blue River protest camp

"The Tiny House Warriors are not from Simpcw, nor are they our guests in our territory."

  • Jul 2, 2020

TNRD launches emergency alert system

Imagine the next time a flood or fire breaks out near your home, business, recreational property or family member's house and a notification is sent to your smartphone or inbox.

  • Jul 2, 2020

Canada Day facts and other fun history

Each year on July 1, we as Canadians celebrate the historical and cultural relevance of our country on Canada Day.

  • Jul 1, 2020

MLK would not approve of the violent protests

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Jun 27, 2020

Boaters reminded to clean, drain and dry your boat

Let's all do our part to protect B.C.'s waters from invasive species

  • Jun 25, 2020

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.

Interior Health scheduled surgeries once again being delivered

By Doug Cochrane, Board Chair, Interior Health

  • Jun 25, 2020

RCMP officer shares personal experiences of racism and discrimination

Right now, people in North America are feeling uncomfortable, angry and afraid. The death of George Floyd while in police custody has ignited civil unrest and protest across the United States and Canada. Some police are reacting in shock, feeling profiled and unfairly scrutinized because of a number of terrible incidents. Many in the public are wrestling for the first time with complex and polarizing issues such as systemic racism, free speech, public protest, and privilege.

  • Jun 25, 2020

Category 2 open burning permitted in Kamloops Fire Centre

KAMLOOPS - Effective at 12 noon on Friday, June 19, 2020, the following are once again permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre's jurisdiction:

  • Jun 24, 2020