Jill Hayward

This dark blue 2004 Ford 350 truck (with winches and a headache rack) was stolen from a property on Lodgepole Road in Barriere anywhere between the time of 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23. (Myram Facebook photo)

Truck stolen in Barriere last Monday – information sought

“Too much theft going on and no repercussions” says local

This dark blue 2004 Ford 350 truck (with winches and a headache rack) was stolen from a property on Lodgepole Road in Barriere anywhere between the time of 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23. (Myram Facebook photo)
Simpcw First Nation report two hunters have not returned from a Saturday hunting trip.  (L-r) Will Smith and Paul Celesta (who is a diabetic) have been missing since yesterday evening.  Search parties and a helicopter are currently out trying to locate the pair.  (SFN photos)

UPDATE: HUNTERS HAVE BEEN FOUND! Simpcw report two hunters missing – search underway

UPDATE: HUNTERS HAVE BEEN FOUND SAFE! “It is with great happiness we…

Simpcw First Nation report two hunters have not returned from a Saturday hunting trip.  (L-r) Will Smith and Paul Celesta (who is a diabetic) have been missing since yesterday evening.  Search parties and a helicopter are currently out trying to locate the pair.  (SFN photos)
Peter Milobar, BC Liberal candidate for the Kamloops-North Thompson has been elected for a second term. Milobar is pictured here with his wife Lianne. (Facebook photo)

Milobar takes Kamloops – North Thompson for a second term

Peter Milobar, the BC Liberal candidate for the Kamloops-North Thompson has been…

Peter Milobar, BC Liberal candidate for the Kamloops-North Thompson has been elected for a second term. Milobar is pictured here with his wife Lianne. (Facebook photo)
Barriere Secondary principal Angela Stott. (Barriere Secondary Photo)

Barriere Secondary principal spotted wearing Clearwater Raiders uniform

Barriere Secondary (BSS) and Clearwater Secondary (CSS) joined forces this year to…

Barriere Secondary principal Angela Stott. (Barriere Secondary Photo)
These two people are suspected of theft in Barriere on Friday, July 3, 2020. Anyone with information relating to the identity of these individuals is asked to call the Barriere RCMP at 250-672-9918 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477. (RCMP submitted photo)

Barriere RCMP are asking, “Do you know who these people are?”

RCMP are hoping someone will recognize the people in these photos who…

These two people are suspected of theft in Barriere on Friday, July 3, 2020. Anyone with information relating to the identity of these individuals is asked to call the Barriere RCMP at 250-672-9918 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477. (RCMP submitted photo)
Barriere RCMP are requesting the public’s help in identifying a woman who departed the AG Foods grocery store on Friday, July 31, 2020, with $130 in groceries and merchandise that she did not pay for. (RCMP submitted photo)

Barriere RCMP looking for alleged AG Foods shoplifter

RCMP are requesting help in identifying a woman who departed the AG…

Barriere RCMP are requesting the public’s help in identifying a woman who departed the AG Foods grocery store on Friday, July 31, 2020, with $130 in groceries and merchandise that she did not pay for. (RCMP submitted photo)
Tucker Creek flows into the North Thompson River at Louis Creek. (Jill Hayward photo)
Tucker Creek flows into the North Thompson River at Louis Creek. (Jill Hayward photo)
One of six teams who took part in the Barriere Walk For Alzheimer’s on May 5, 2019. (Star/Journal file photo)

Use your electronic device this year to Walk For Alzheimer’s

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s 2020 will be held online on Sunday, May 31

One of six teams who took part in the Barriere Walk For Alzheimer’s on May 5, 2019. (Star/Journal file photo)
Traffic was stopped on Highway 5 in both directions on Wed. Feb. 5 for approximately four hours due to a double fatality as a result of a head on collision between a transport truck and a passenger vehicle. (DriveBC photo)

Double fatal collision near Darfield, B.C., takes lives of two men from Clearwater area

Investigation into the cause of the collision is still open, RCMP say

Traffic was stopped on Highway 5 in both directions on Wed. Feb. 5 for approximately four hours due to a double fatality as a result of a head on collision between a transport truck and a passenger vehicle. (DriveBC photo)
BREAKING NEWS: Police hunt on for man who tried to grab young girl in Barriere

BREAKING NEWS: Police hunt on for man who tried to grab young girl in Barriere

Police are searching for a man who attempted to grab a young…

BREAKING NEWS: Police hunt on for man who tried to grab young girl in Barriere
BREAKING NEWS: Police hunt on for man who tried to grab young girl in Barriere

BREAKING NEWS: Police hunt on for man who tried to grab young girl in Barriere

Update: Police have received info and tips but investigation still active

BREAKING NEWS: Police hunt on for man who tried to grab young girl in Barriere
Trophy winners at the 2019 Squam Bay Fish Derby.                                Submitted photo.

Valley Voices: Squam Bay Fishing Derby held since 1995

It began with only 10 participants to more than 200 hundred participating in the 2019 derby

Trophy winners at the 2019 Squam Bay Fish Derby.                                Submitted photo.
Mel Schmidt shown exhibiting at the 1951 North Thompson Fall Fair as a member of the 4-H Barriere Beef Club.                                (NTFFRA Archives)

North Thompson Fall Fair celebrating 70 years

The importance of agriculture to everyday living

Mel Schmidt shown exhibiting at the 1951 North Thompson Fall Fair as a member of the 4-H Barriere Beef Club.                                (NTFFRA Archives)
Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, Cathy McLeod, recently held a barbecue in Barriere, which featured live music. She also took the stage to speak and answer questions from constituents.

Cathy McLeod hosts gathering in Barriere

More than 60 people attended the event

Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, Cathy McLeod, recently held a barbecue in Barriere, which featured live music. She also took the stage to speak and answer questions from constituents.
Karen Ellis riding her Arabian horse WMA Burning Fire was elated as she crossed the finish line in first place to win the 50 mile miler, coming in with a time of 6 hours and 47 minutes.                                Photo by Geof Dolejsi.

“To finish is to win” mantra of Barriere 50 mile endurance ride

‘No Bitch’in Barriere Ride-Just Ride’ came off for both horses and riders without a hitch

Karen Ellis riding her Arabian horse WMA Burning Fire was elated as she crossed the finish line in first place to win the 50 mile miler, coming in with a time of 6 hours and 47 minutes.                                Photo by Geof Dolejsi.
Fire prohibitions in place

Fire prohibitions in place

Prohibition does not ban campfires (a half-metre high by a half-metre wide) and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes

Fire prohibitions in place
Simpcw question why Canfor’s $60 million sale of timber to Interfor

Simpcw question why Canfor’s $60 million sale of timber to Interfor

“We will not hesitate to take appropriate action to ensure our rights are protected”– Chief Loring

Simpcw question why Canfor’s $60 million sale of timber to Interfor
The McLure Ferry. (Star/Journal file photo)

McLure Ferry celebrating 100 years of service in 2019

Year of celebration for the history and tradition of one of British Columbia’s last reaction ferries.

The McLure Ferry. (Star/Journal file photo)
Winners of the gold medal in the 4s, at the Provincial Carpet Bowling Championships went to area residents (l-r) Sharon March, Pete and Linda Verhoeven, and Hector Denton. Submitted photo:

Communities come together to host Carpet Bowling Provincials

It took several villages to bring everyone together for the 2019 Provincial…

Winners of the gold medal in the 4s, at the Provincial Carpet Bowling Championships went to area residents (l-r) Sharon March, Pete and Linda Verhoeven, and Hector Denton. Submitted photo:
Night prowling thief arrested and charged in Barriere

Night prowling thief arrested and charged in Barriere

26-year-old man already in custody on other charges before the courts

Night prowling thief arrested and charged in Barriere