Barriere Star Journal

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

Interior Health issues drug alert in Kamloops for cocaine laced with fentanyl and phenacetin

Warning comes on the heels of multiple reports on social media of two teens in Westsyde overdosing

  • Jun 24, 2020

Be loud and be proud! Don’t miss Barriere Class of 2020 parade on Thursday, June 25

The Barriere Secondary Grads of 2020 Parade will be taking place on Thursday, June 25, starting at the Bandshell in Fadear Park at 7:45 p.m. and then doing a short tour through the heart of the community, before they head over to a private family showing of their graduation ceremonies at the North Thompson Agriplex.

A force for good

Relationships with fathers can be complicated, but generally we're better off with them than without

  • Jun 21, 2020

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly

This Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly was spotted in a Lower North Thompson pasture the beginning of June. These are very active butterflies, with the males often being seen congregating at pools and along streams and rivers where they find moisture and minerals by drinking from the water and mud. (Jill Hayward photo)

Some rare good news from the oilpatch

To the Editor;

  • Jun 21, 2020

Life long goal to graduate achieved by 68-year-old

Lorna Thomas started working towards her life-long goal at age 65

  • Jun 20, 2020

Drive for show and putt for dough

Wow! Time is certainly flying by. Just finished our sixth week of Ladies' Golf. I hate to see it go by so fast because winter lasts a long time. We still had an excellent turnout on June 9 of 27 ladies despite Mother Nature tossing rain our way. We did manage to play our whole round without getting wet but some of the other ladies weren't quite so lucky.

  • Jun 19, 2020

Housing needs, burning bans, and a new CAO on Council agenda for Barriere

A regular council meeting for the District of Barriere took place via video conferencing on Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m.

Predator scat study in Chilcotin could inform future moose management

The program is in its second year to determine relationship between predators and calf moose

  • Jun 19, 2020

BC Ag Expo goes virtual for 2020 due to COVID-19

The annual 4-H market auction to fill home freezers will also take place online

More pandemic help for seniors this summer

To the editor;

  • Jun 18, 2020

StrongStart families say “thank you” to North Thompson Fall Fair

To the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association;

  • Jun 18, 2020