Barriere Star Journal

COVID-19 leads to playground closures

School District 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) has closed all play structures at school grounds until further notice.

  • Apr 3, 2020


COVID-19 brings burning ban

No open burning will be allowed in the areas around Barriere, Clearwater and Blue River until April 15.

  • Apr 2, 2020


Eco-depots and transfer stations temporarily limiting accepted materials

Only household garbage and waste being accepted due to COVID-19

  • Apr 2, 2020


Legal grow-op nearing completion

Construction of a cannabis grow operation in the Louis Creek Industrial Park south of Barriere is about four to six weeks behind schedule, according to Smile (Yifan Zhang) of Smile Cultivation Ltd.

  • Apr 2, 2020

Stamer avoids COVID-19 state of emergency

It appears that Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer was a bit ahead of the curve last week when he refused to follow Kamloops, Clearwater and several other municipalities across the province in declaring a local state of emergency.

  • Apr 2, 2020

Chamber of commerce asks people to shop local

A letter to the editor of the Barriere Star / Journal

  • Mar 29, 2020

Barriere responds to Covid-19 crisis

As the sign in the photograph says, all Barriere and District Seniors' Society events have been cancelled until further notice.

  • Mar 28, 2020

LETTER: Barriere Food Bank is there to help

A letter to the editor from the Barriere Food Bank

  • Mar 28, 2020

Mayor disappointed with provincial response

Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer is generally pleased with how the community has responded to the Covid-19 situation.

  • Mar 28, 2020

TNRD closes Kamloops offices due to pandemic

By Kamloops This Week

  • Mar 28, 2020

TNRD introduces new requirement for asbestos disposal

Changes designed to protect landfill workers and public from exposure

  • Mar 28, 2020

Barriere Legion supports community groups

Royal Canadian Legion Br. 242 (Barriere) handed out some generous cheques recently. Barriere Outdoor Club, Barriere First Responders, Barriere and District Food Bank Society, Barriere Hospice and NTAC (North Thompson Activity Centre) each received nearly $2,500 during a ceremony held in early March.

  • Mar 27, 2020

COVID-19 virtual townhall with MLA Peter Milobar and Interior Health Authority

Peter Milobar, MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson, invites constituents and community members to join a virtual townhall with Interior Health Authority (IHA) on Friday, March 27 at 6 p.m.

  • Mar 27, 2020

Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer addresses community

The impact Covid-19 is having on our daily lives is unprecedented, at least in my lifetime. All of us are adjusting to new approaches around social distancing, self-isolation, and how we interact with one another.

  • Mar 23, 2020

A brief history of Birch Island

The following is an excerpt taken from Upper North Thompson Reflections

  • Mar 22, 2020

Clearwater mayor and council move to enact a local state of emergency

State of emergency comes into effect March 23 at noon

  • Mar 22, 2020

Local volunteers prepare for emergencies

By Keith McNeill

  • Mar 21, 2020

New disease revives old traditions

An editorial for the Barriere Star Journal

  • Mar 20, 2020