Louis Creek sawmill site transferred to District of Barriere

Dignitaries and representatives from the District of Barriere, the province, and Simpcw First Nation came together on April 14 at the Wildfire Dragon Monument site to officially transfer the land where the Tolko mill once stood at Louis Creek into the hands of the District of Barriere and Simpcw First Nation. Pictured (l-r): Simpcw drummers – Elder Margaret Joseph, band councillor Tina Donald, and Amanda Celesta, Minister of Health and MLA for Kamloops North Thompson Terry Lake, Simpcw councillor and drummer Shelly Loring, Simpcw First Nation Chief Rita Matthew, Barriere Fire Department Chief Al Kirkwood, District of Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys, TNRD Area O director and District of Barriere Councillor Bill Kershaw, retired MLA Kevin Krueger, Simpcw councillor Don Matthew, District of Barriere councillors Pat Paula and Glen Stanley, Barriere CAO Colleen Hannigan, and Kathy Strobbe from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.  - Jill Hayward - Barriere Star/Journal
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