Barriere Star Journal

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

No Fall Fair – no income for Barriere

One more blow thanks to COVID-19

  • May 14, 2020

Clearwater RCMP seeks public’s help

Police are trying to identify persons related to an active investigation

  • May 10, 2020

Prevention costs far less than cure

Epidemics such as the Biblical plagues, Black Death, cholera, smallpox, syphilis, influenza, louse-borne typhus, HIV, SARS, and now COVID-19 are not inevitable. Epidemics require (1) a virulent pathogen, (2) a susceptible host, and (3) environmental conditions suited to the spread of disease. Without any one of these three ingredients, epidemics fizzle.

  • May 8, 2020

Barriere Fire Department called out 22 times in last two months

Calls included eight burning complaints and five road rescue

CAO for District of Barriere retires

District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer with Councilor Judy Armstrong (r) are shown presenting CAO Colleen Hannigan with a gift on her retirement after 10 years of service to the municipality, with physical distancing also being practiced during the presentation on Apr. 30. It was noted that Hannigan has officially retired as CAO, but she will still be serving as the District's Subdivision Approving Officer for the time being. (DOB photo)