Barriere Star Journal

If boxes of unordered merchandise with no return address except that of Amazon suddenly start arriving at your doorstep, doorstep, it might sound like a big win, but be warned that there is a scary downside to this unexpected delivery. (Metro Creative photo)

Free merchandise delivered from Amazon to your doorstep could be bad news

Free merchandise from Amazon delivered right to your doorstep might sound like a big win. However, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers that there is a scary downside to this recent scam, where phony companies benefit from your delivery jackpot.

  • Jul 24, 2020
If boxes of unordered merchandise with no return address except that of Amazon suddenly start arriving at your doorstep, doorstep, it might sound like a big win, but be warned that there is a scary downside to this unexpected delivery. (Metro Creative photo)
Reggie Wood recovers in BC Children’s Hospital shortly after his operation for Perthes disease. The Wood family has designed t-shirts to raise money for Reggie’s Fun Fund, as he’ll have to use a wheelchair and crutches for 12 to 18 months during his recovery and won’t be able to play like he’s used to. Photo submitted

Rocket Man Reg comes home from surgery

Reggie Wood has finished his surgery at BC Children's Hospital, where he underwent a procedure for Perthes disease, a condition he was diagnosed with shortly after his eighth birthday in April.

  • Jul 24, 2020
Reggie Wood recovers in BC Children’s Hospital shortly after his operation for Perthes disease. The Wood family has designed t-shirts to raise money for Reggie’s Fun Fund, as he’ll have to use a wheelchair and crutches for 12 to 18 months during his recovery and won’t be able to play like he’s used to. Photo submitted
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Problem with travellers must be addressed

To the editor;

  • Jul 23, 2020
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The comet Neowise passing over Barriere, B.C. in the pre-dawn hours of July 13, 2020. (Ellen Monteith Photo)

Barriere photographer captures 100 year event

Thanks to local photographer, Ellen Monteith, for sharing this memorable capture of the Neowise Comet traveling across the northwest sky over Barriere during the early morning hours of July 13, 2020. Viewing the Neowise Comet through the naked eye is a once in a lifetime experience as it will not be traveling through our solar system again for another 6,800 years.

The comet Neowise passing over Barriere, B.C. in the pre-dawn hours of July 13, 2020. (Ellen Monteith Photo)
The North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Association Ambassadors for 2019/2020 are Haille Johnson and Jonathan Fennell. (Jill Hayward photo)

NT Fall Fair Ambassador Program Banner Night and Apron Auction on Friday, July 24

Come out and support these young people who will serve as ambassadors for Barriere and area

The North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Association Ambassadors for 2019/2020 are Haille Johnson and Jonathan Fennell. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Thompson Rivers University takes lead role in global education accessibility

Micro-courses for people reskilling with post-secondary learning without incurring a lot of debt

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One of the latest is the discussion about face masks being mandatory or voluntary. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

FOREST INK: Using observations until detailed results are available

Reliable test results often includes thousands of subjects and many years of observations.

  • Jul 17, 2020
One of the latest is the discussion about face masks being mandatory or voluntary. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
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Housing Needs Report accepted by District of Barriere Council

On May 6, 2019 Council supported an application to UBCM for funding up to $15,000 towards a Housing Needs Report (HNR) for the District of Barriere and to provide grant management for the overall report; and further, to invite the surrounding Area O of the TNRD to become a partner in the report in order to create an accurate housing needs assessment of Barriere and the surrounding area. The resultant Housing Needs Report has been presented to Council and thereby have formally "received" the report by resolution as required under Local Government Act s.585.31.

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Join the the Great Canadian Seniors Challenge

To the editor;

  • Jul 16, 2020
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Barriere AG Foods shopper wins “Wheel Into Summer’ $25,000 grand prize package for B.C.

Congratulations to Barriere AG Foods shopper Valentine Mattey, the lucky 2020 Wheel into Summer Grand Prize Winner for British Columbia of a new Yamaha Wolverine X4 side-by-side and trailer, a package valued at $25,000. Mattey is pictured here, with husband Jess and son Alex, receiving her prize from Barriere AG Foods owner Ivan Lee. The Mattey family looked pretty excited as they drove away with their brand new Wolverine Side by Side Recreation Vehicle, most likely looking forward to making plans for exciting summer excursions. The Wheel into Summer annual Associated Grocers contest took place at AG Foods stores from May 3 to 30, 2020, with four weekly prizes, and one grand prize each for B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan drawn on June 19 at Associated Grocers in Calgary. (AG Foods photo)

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The B.C. Fraser Basin Council Youth Program works with youth aged 16-30 to engage in sustainability initiatives, deepen their understanding of complex issues, gain skills, and access opportunities to take on leadership roles to serve their communities. (FBC photo)

New opportunity for youth to help build a sustainable future

Youth across B.C. are being invited to apply before July 12 for this exciting program

  • Jul 15, 2020
The B.C. Fraser Basin Council Youth Program works with youth aged 16-30 to engage in sustainability initiatives, deepen their understanding of complex issues, gain skills, and access opportunities to take on leadership roles to serve their communities. (FBC photo)
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Water restrictions in Barriere to remain at Stage 2 until further notice

"Watering restrictions in the District of Barriere will remain the same until further notice," said Barriere's Mayor Ward Stamer last Monday in an interview with this reporter.

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The Province has announced the addition of 495 long-term care beds will provide seniors in the Interior Health region with the ability to continue to receive care where they live, as well as providing more opportunities for jobs in health care. (Metro Creative photo)
The Province has announced the addition of 495 long-term care beds will provide seniors in the Interior Health region with the ability to continue to receive care where they live, as well as providing more opportunities for jobs in health care. (Metro Creative photo)
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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
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A BC SPCA staff member is shown rescuing a dog from a hot car. During the month of July, animal lovers are being encouraged to take a No Hot Pets pledge to keep their pets safe this summer and to warn others of the dangers of leaving animals in their vehicles. (BC SPCA photo)

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
A BC SPCA staff member is shown rescuing a dog from a hot car. During the month of July, animal lovers are being encouraged to take a No Hot Pets pledge to keep their pets safe this summer and to warn others of the dangers of leaving animals in their vehicles. (BC SPCA photo)
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Relationships key to success for youth in care

By Kimberly Alaric

  • Jul 10, 2020
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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
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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.

(Wanda Nystoruk photo)