Barriere Star Journal

Petition to keep Wells Gray murderer in jail garners 39K signatures and counting

Family and friends compiling victim impact statements to keep David Ennis behind bars.

  • Mar 5, 2021


‘An adventure every time on Backroad Truckers,’ says Barriere’s Dale Kristensen who stars in the show

Barriere resident Dale Kristensen is a hometown guy. Born and raised on his family's ranch, a graduate of Barriere Secondary, and owner of his own hotshotting, excavation, and snowplowing business.


Barriere’s Big Donny Kleinfelder and crew to star in B.C. based TV series Backroad Truckers

Backroad Truckers premieres on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. PT on the History channel


Drivesmart column: Be prepared for trouble!

Do I really need to make this trip?

  • Feb 26, 2021

At one-year mark of pandemic, tourism sector hoping for light at the end of the tunnel

Hopefully businesses can survive long enough to get past this difficult period, regroup and move forward

  • Feb 25, 2021

Drivesmart column: Those blinding blue headlights

It appears that it may be the blue tendency that bothers drivers

  • Feb 12, 2021

“Canadian Mosaic” artist makes stop in the North Thompson Valley

The Canadian photographer has travelled to over 1,400 communities

  • Feb 11, 2021

Painful Truth: Predicting the post-COVID future is no easy task

Small changes are gathering steam, and no one saw all of them coming

  • Feb 11, 2021

Get Out and Ski video will get you fully stoked

Grade 12 graduation project a labour of fun for North Thompson teen

The triumph of science

I confess that I teared up a little when I saw pictures on social media showing health care workers in Ashcroft getting their COVID-19 vaccinations. In a space of months, something that had been an abstract concept (a vaccination for COVID-19) became a reality, administered to people around the world. Even then, however, it was something far removed, until I saw people I knew getting the vaccine in my own town. It was no longer a distant thing: it was here, and it was being given to friends and neighbours.

  • Feb 4, 2021

Watching the birds help us fight ‘Midwinter Jickers’

Guest column: Marianne Van Osch

  • Jan 30, 2021

Chris Wilkinson column: Time to slow down to speed up

In a society where we learn (are forced?) to multitask like crazy

  • Jan 29, 2021

Veterinarian says Barriere clinic should be ready mid-summer

Excitement has steadily risen in the community after last weeks issue of this newspaper announced Barriere will be welcoming a veterinary practice to the downtown core.

A banner year for the English lexicon

Thom hopes 2021 will not yield such a bevy of new terms and phrases

  • Jan 22, 2021

He shoots, he scores!

Mason scores a sweet goal during scrimmage practice at the Sportsplex on Saturday (Jan. 9) morning, with a little support from Eric. While engaged in the game of scrimmage, the pre-novice (under age 6) and novice (aged 7 & 8) players worked on their shots, aiming for the pylon in net. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

  • Jan 21, 2021

Overcoming unimaginable odds in health care

By Susan Brown, President and CEO, Interior Health

  • Jan 21, 2021

Yellowhead Pioneer Residence Assisted Living have received COVID-19 vaccine

It was a joyous morning on Tuesday, Jan. 19, when tenants and staff of the Yellowhead Pioneer Residence Assisted Living site in the community of Barriere, B.C., received their first COVID-19 vaccinations. Pictured is Yellowhead Pioneer resident Glenn Hall receiving the vaccine. (Pam Simpson photo)

“American” Democracy

By Gwynne Dyer

  • Jan 14, 2021

MLA Milobar connects virtually with Barriere Council

Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar and MP Cathy McLeod attended the District of Barriere's Regular Council Meeting held via virtually, on Monday, Jan. 11.