Barriere Star Journal

When the sun was out it was hot, and then it was not

To say the weather on Tuesday June 30 was unsettled would be quite the understatement. While golfing the second and third holes which takes less than 10 minutes Deb Rainer wore shorts; put her long pants on over her shorts; put her jacket on; put on her rain pants; put on her rain coat and then took them all off (except the shorts) in reverse order. Lois McInnis took to using her beads to count Deb's changes instead of counting her strokes. When the sun was out it was hot. When it wasn't out it was not. We did, however, manage to play our round without getting excessively wet which is always a plus. When it came time to eat on the patio we were happy that there was no wind so we kept reasonably warm.

  • Jul 12, 2020

Take the BC SPCA’s No Hot Pets pledge to keep pets safe this summer

It doesn't take long to put a pet in a harmful situation when left in a vehicle on a warm or hot day

  • Jul 11, 2020

Relationships key to success for youth in care

By Kimberly Alaric

  • Jul 10, 2020

We’ve done well on COVID, we must do the same on climate change

We have proven on a national and international scale that we humans can mobilize vast efforts

  • Jul 10, 2020

Happy Canada Day from horseback

A very rainy July 1st did not deter the enthusiasm of Barriere area equestrians, (l-r) Catherine Dalfort, Kyra Blackburn, Olivia Greenland, and Cherie Jardine, as they paraded in red attire waving Canadian flags to mark Canada Day in the community.

North Thompson reacts from heavy rains and snow melt

The North Thompson River had its ups and downs this past week as heavy rains continued to swell area streams and waterways, and the last of high country snow melt finds its way down to valley bottoms. The region has seen significant rainfall over the past few weeks, which is continuing prompt warnings and watches from the BC River Forecast Centre for Interior rivers.

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