Barriere Star Journal

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Opinion: Charging ahead safely

The following does not contain any mention of the provincial election. You're welcome.

  • Oct 16, 2020
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Sing with song sparrows, dance with bumblebees

We can't avoid adult responsibility to address sadness, neither can we permit sadness to consume us

  • Oct 10, 2020
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Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops has received two international honours recognizing its sustainability initiatives. (TRU photo)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops has received two international honours recognizing its sustainability initiatives. (TRU photo)
Paul MacNeill (Submitted photo)

Local newspapers will be there

When COVID turned our world upside down, 'local' became more than a promotional buzzword. We learned the power of one local job as Main Streets shuttered. We learned the importance of one locally owned, independent business as community fundraising dried up. And we learned the relevance of trusted, local information as individuals, families, schools, organizations, councils, and communities struggled to navigate this new, virus reality.

  • Oct 4, 2020
Paul MacNeill (Submitted photo)
Pilot D.K. ‘Deke’ Orr lifts his Bell 47B-3 (CF-FZX) off the top of Azure Mountain in Wells Gray Park, on Sept. 23, 1950, as he transports Forestry lookout Albert D. Flowers to Kamloops hospital for medical care.  This was possibly the first mountain rescue by helicopter in Canada.  (Facebook photo: by Gerald Flowers)

Valley Voices From The Past: Wells Gray Park helicopter rescue makes history in 1950

Historical rescue of man from Azure Mt. Fire lookout documented by his son

  • Oct 3, 2020
Pilot D.K. ‘Deke’ Orr lifts his Bell 47B-3 (CF-FZX) off the top of Azure Mountain in Wells Gray Park, on Sept. 23, 1950, as he transports Forestry lookout Albert D. Flowers to Kamloops hospital for medical care.  This was possibly the first mountain rescue by helicopter in Canada.  (Facebook photo: by Gerald Flowers)
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The umpire is not blind?

To the Editor;

  • Oct 1, 2020
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Susan Brown, president and CEO of Interior Health (Submitted photo).

Keep your bubbles small this fall

Fewer contacts and smaller bubbles will help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Sep 23, 2020
Susan Brown, president and CEO of Interior Health (Submitted photo).
‘Community Food Drive on Wheels’ was held last weekend in Barriere. (Ellen Monteith photo)

Wheels for meals: Community food drive rolls through Barriere

Food Drive on Wheels collected 330 pounds of food and about $5,000 for the food bank.

  • Sep 19, 2020
‘Community Food Drive on Wheels’ was held last weekend in Barriere. (Ellen Monteith photo)
Barriere RCMP are searching for 44-year-old Robin Victoria Leigh Alcorn, who is wanted province wide on a warrant for one count of theft under $5,000 (RCMP photo, submitted)

Police asking for public’s help in finding wanted woman

Robin Victoria Leigh Alcorn, 44, is wanted for one count of theft under $5,000.

  • Sep 18, 2020
Barriere RCMP are searching for 44-year-old Robin Victoria Leigh Alcorn, who is wanted province wide on a warrant for one count of theft under $5,000 (RCMP photo, submitted)
in 1923 Leonard Sadler-Brown went to Calgary, Alberta, to join the Lord Strathcona Horse Regiment. From their he received an appointment to the B.C. Provincial Police, and was eventually posted to 100 Mile House in May of 1929. That summer he met his wife to be, Miss Margaret Cunningham of 74 Mile House. (P. Brown submitted photo)

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Pioneers of community: The Sadler-Browns of McLure, B.C.

  • Sep 4, 2020
in 1923 Leonard Sadler-Brown went to Calgary, Alberta, to join the Lord Strathcona Horse Regiment. From their he received an appointment to the B.C. Provincial Police, and was eventually posted to 100 Mile House in May of 1929. That summer he met his wife to be, Miss Margaret Cunningham of 74 Mile House. (P. Brown submitted photo)
The annual Barriere food drive event was started by the vision of a young boy and his little red wagon. Nicky Grummet wanted to help the less fortunate families in his community, and in doing so filled his wagon with donations from community members and delivered them to the Food Bank. Unfortunately, Nicky’s life was taken from an unfortunate motorbike accident, but his legacy has annually been carried on by the Thunder Alley Toy Run, and in 2020 it will be carried on by the Community Food Drive On Wheels. Pictured is the custom made plaque that marks the memorial site for Nicky Grummet at the Barriere Food Bank. (Star/Journal photo)

Community Food Drive On Wheels will replace Barriere’s Toy Run for 2020

District of Barriere Councillor Al Fortin stopped by the Star/Journal office last week to let us know that because of social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19 there will not be a Thunder Alley Stompin' Toy Run this year in Barriere.

The annual Barriere food drive event was started by the vision of a young boy and his little red wagon. Nicky Grummet wanted to help the less fortunate families in his community, and in doing so filled his wagon with donations from community members and delivered them to the Food Bank. Unfortunately, Nicky’s life was taken from an unfortunate motorbike accident, but his legacy has annually been carried on by the Thunder Alley Toy Run, and in 2020 it will be carried on by the Community Food Drive On Wheels. Pictured is the custom made plaque that marks the memorial site for Nicky Grummet at the Barriere Food Bank. (Star/Journal photo)
Just a few of the many wings recently painted on the side of the Liquor Store building in the heart of Barriere’s downtown core are done so in such a way that you can pose between them for a photograph or a selfie. Become one with the wings, and let your imagination take you into the sky. (Jill Hayward photo)

Daring to dream – Barriere building given wings

"The man who has no imagination has no wings." – Muhammad Ali

Just a few of the many wings recently painted on the side of the Liquor Store building in the heart of Barriere’s downtown core are done so in such a way that you can pose between them for a photograph or a selfie. Become one with the wings, and let your imagination take you into the sky. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Growing up is hard enough already without having to live through a pandemic

University students share their feelings on an uncertain future

  • Sep 3, 2020
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BC Hydro will be providing over $18,000 in grassroots grants to support community organizations in the Thompson/Okanagan/Columbia region this year. (BC Hydro image)

BC Hydro announces next intake for grassroots community grants

Grant funding available for approved initiatives that will occur from May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022.

BC Hydro will be providing over $18,000 in grassroots grants to support community organizations in the Thompson/Okanagan/Columbia region this year. (BC Hydro image)
(L-r) Justice Nystoruk and Conner Farrow are two of many avid young golfers who play at Chinook Cove Golf and Rv near Barriere. (Wanda Nystoruk photo)

Texas Scramble tourney wraps up Junior Golf for season at Chinook Cove

Twenty-two children participated in the end of season event

(L-r) Justice Nystoruk and Conner Farrow are two of many avid young golfers who play at Chinook Cove Golf and Rv near Barriere. (Wanda Nystoruk photo)
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Three nights of Ladies Golf coming in September

Plenty of time yet to enjoy the greens at Chinook Cove Golf

  • Aug 26, 2020
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Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE
Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES/KTW FILE
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UPDATED: Thieves hit commercial site at Louis Creek Industrial Park

Barriere RCMP asking public for information

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Forty-three enjoy golfing, dining and chatting with friends

Only five Ladies' Nights left in the 2020 season. The weeks have just flown by. There was talk on Tuesday, Aug. 11, about a storm descending on us but it didn't happen until we were all safe at home. Forty-three ladies came out to golf, win prizes, dine and chat with friends.

  • Aug 22, 2020
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