Barriere Star Journal

RV habitation once again a discussion topic for TNRD

"I don't imagine for a moment that we've heard the last of the RV issue"

  • May 27, 2020

Canada’s COVID response not perfect, but good

When I reflect on Canada's response to the COVID-19 epidemic, it's not perfect, but good. Our government has listened to doctors, scientists and public health professionals to develop an emergency response that is getting us through the crisis while minimizing harm to those at greatest risk. Our government is being unprecedentedly agile with rapid responses, accommodating the homeless in improvised shelters, offsetting lost wages and rent, temporarily expanding the social safety net targeting those with most pressing needs, supporting essential services, coordinating healthcare and social services to best respond after years of underfunding, and not insignificantly, listening to Canadians to assess its successes and shortcomings.

  • May 23, 2020

North Thompson residents ready to join online Walk for Alzheimer’s

Dementia doesn't stop and neither does the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

  • May 22, 2020

Social distancing from a bear’s point of view

It's that time of year again when the bears are out and about. Be 'bear smart' if you live in a rural area, and especially so if you plan on heading to the backcountry - be prepared. This is also a good time to make sure you do not leave any bear attractants such as garbage, barbecues, or pet food outside. (Jill Hayward photo)

38 ladies had plenty of room to social distance

A couple of years ago hubby and I purchased 600 (yes, 600) used paving bricks - the interlocking kind. Our plans were to make a nice walkway between our property and the Rudd property next door. Needless to say we procrastinated last year and the bricks remained stacked on our carport. In the meantime Bob had some issues with his knees and now the project was mine. What I thought would take me a week has expanded to taking over my life completely.

  • May 21, 2020

B.C. bats not to blame for COVID-19; in fact, bats need our help

B.C. Annual Bat Count contributes to surveillance for white-nose syndrome across the province

  • May 21, 2020

District staff report to Barriere Council

District of Barriere Utilities Manager, Ian Crosson, reported during the May 19, 2020, online Council meeting regarding the status of Barriere wells.

District staff report to Barriere Council

District of Barriere Utilities Manager, Ian Crosson, reported during the May 19, 2020, online Council meeting regarding the status of Barriere wells.

Invasive Mussel Defence program launches in B.C.

Boat inspection stations are now open at various locations throughout the province to prevent harmful zebra and quagga mussels from hitching a boat ride and entering B.C. waterways. Unlike B.C.'s native mussels, zebra and quagga mussels attach to hard surfaces, allowing them to move between waterbodies by boats and equipment. The mussels multiply rapidly and are extremely difficult to eradicate once they become established in an area.

  • May 21, 2020

Bigger is not always better

To the Editor;

  • May 20, 2020

Man brought up on three charges after holding tow truck driver at knifepoint in Lac la Hache

The suspect produced a knife and held the driver against his will for upwards of 45 minutes

  • May 20, 2020

TRU honours two women who overcame dire childhoods

Elder Mona Jules from the Simcpw First Nation and Vera Schiff have led very different lives

  • May 20, 2020

North Thompson Valley Voices From The Past

The railroad: bridges and mishaps

  • May 18, 2020

Upper Clearwater naturalist helps name national lichen

The votes are in for Canada's proposed national lichen and the Star-tipped Reindeer Lichen has taken the top spot.

  • May 17, 2020

Not business as usual, but golfing again was wonderful

Well, I was certainly feeling like a lucky individual on May 5. No, I didn't have a good golf game. It was actually the pits. But I was lucky because I was able to go golfing. I spent a couple of hours with some good friends - out in the sunshine on a beautiful sunny May day. Ladies' Night was very different than it has been other years but it was Ladies' Night nonetheless.

  • May 16, 2020

UPDATED: Missing Barriere senior may be heading for Penticton, Enderby, or Vancouver Island

Members of the public asked to keep their eyes open to help find the grandmother

Half marathon postponed in Clearwater

To the editor;

  • May 14, 2020

High Streamflow Advisory for North Thompson River tributaries in Barriere and Clearwater areas

Last week, the River Forecast Centre issued a High Streamflow Advisory for tributaries of the North Thompson River in the Barriere and Clearwater areas. This included Fishtrap Creek near McLure which at the time was flowing at a five-year flow(9m3/s) the morning of May 6.

Kamloops Blazers’ president Moores offers feedback after Horgan press conference

Don Moores likened predicting hockey's return date to shovelling fog.

  • May 14, 2020

Kamloops woman dies after her motorcycle hit by vehicle

A motorcycle was struck in the intersection of Highway 5 and Paul Lake Road on May 13

  • May 14, 2020