Jill Hayward

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring is shown holding eagle feather fans up in honour of the people participating in the ‘We Walk For The Children’ journey from Kamloops to Chu Chua on Sunday, Oct 3, 2021.  (Jill Hayward photo)

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring resigns

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring has resigned after submitting her resignation…

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring is shown holding eagle feather fans up in honour of the people participating in the ‘We Walk For The Children’ journey from Kamloops to Chu Chua on Sunday, Oct 3, 2021.  (Jill Hayward photo)
Ontario artist Jeff Jones and his dog Timmie pose in front of the south side wall of the Heffley Creek Community Hall which he has painted an impressive full length historic mural onto.  (Jill Hayward photo)

Ontario artist on the road creating history in B.C.

Deb McDougall is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Heffley Creek Community Recreation Association.…

Ontario artist Jeff Jones and his dog Timmie pose in front of the south side wall of the Heffley Creek Community Hall which he has painted an impressive full length historic mural onto.  (Jill Hayward photo)
Event organizer Ben Leffler of Laughing Loggers is shown presenting Marleen (last name unavailable) with the Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports Champion LumberJill award at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere on Sunday, Sept. 4. (Laughing Logger photo)

Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports a big hit at annual North Thompson Fall Fair

The annual Bull Of The Woods 2022 Amateur Logger Sports Competition held…

Event organizer Ben Leffler of Laughing Loggers is shown presenting Marleen (last name unavailable) with the Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports Champion LumberJill award at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere on Sunday, Sept. 4. (Laughing Logger photo)
The 2022 North Thompson Fall Fair Exhibit Hall (in the Barriere Curling Rink) presented a smorgasbord of rural living in the North Thompson Valley during the Sept. 3-5 event. (Jill Hayward photos)

VALLEY VOICES: NT Fall Fair Exhibit Hall showcases rural lifestyle

The 2022 Annual North Thompson Fall Fair took place at the fairgrounds…

The 2022 North Thompson Fall Fair Exhibit Hall (in the Barriere Curling Rink) presented a smorgasbord of rural living in the North Thompson Valley during the Sept. 3-5 event. (Jill Hayward photos)
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Barriere man in custody after shooting incident

Barriere RCMP report they have one man in custody following a shooting…

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Lightning storm starts blaze in Exlou south of Barriere

Three small wildfires (0.01 hectares) were reported in the Lower North Thompson…

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Baby passes away in Barriere while waiting for ambulance

Mayor calling for action by province to restore ambulance service to small communities

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The Barriere BC Ambulance Services station. (Jill Hayward/News Staff)

8-month-old baby dies in B.C. Interior town while waiting for ambulance

Mayor calling for action by province to restore ambulance service to small communities

The Barriere BC Ambulance Services station. (Jill Hayward/News Staff)
Deleah Nadin taking a selfie of their overnight camp on a sandbar in the middle of the North Thompson River during the Nadin's annual three day paddle down river.  (Photo submitted by Deleah Nadin)

Kayaks and canines – an annual adventure

Paddling down the North Thompson River from Clearwater to McLure

Deleah Nadin taking a selfie of their overnight camp on a sandbar in the middle of the North Thompson River during the Nadin's annual three day paddle down river.  (Photo submitted by Deleah Nadin)
Professional logger sports facilitator Ben Leffler gets ready to throw an axe during one of his Laughing Logger Shows at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere. (S/J File photo)

Amateur logger sports competitors wanted at Fall Fair in Barriere

Get your entry in for Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports, Sept. 4, at North Thompson Fall Fair

Professional logger sports facilitator Ben Leffler gets ready to throw an axe during one of his Laughing Logger Shows at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere. (S/J File photo)
RCMP are reminding the public to be cautious about online acquaintances and relationship. (Metro Creative photo)

Kelowna RCMP warn of potential internet fraud

Learn some of the warning signs regarding online relationships

RCMP are reminding the public to be cautious about online acquaintances and relationship. (Metro Creative photo)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. (Photo by Stephanie Hagenaars)

Clearwater Emergency Department now on diversion for five nights

Closure will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. starting Wednesday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 7

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. (Photo by Stephanie Hagenaars)
Kids lining up to get their pictures taken with two giant Circus Funtastic transformer robots.  (Jill Hayward photo)

Circus Funtastic was all that and more

The circus was in town July 10

Kids lining up to get their pictures taken with two giant Circus Funtastic transformer robots.  (Jill Hayward photo)
(L-r) Long time Barriere residents Bob and Leslie Stirling chat with Minister of Municipal Affairs Nathan Cullen and Mayor Ward Stamer at the Barriere Farmer’s Market on Thursday, July 7. (Jill Hayward photo)

Mayor takes Minister on tour of Barriere

On Thursday, July 7, B.C.’s Minister of Municipal Affairs, Nathan Cullen and…

(L-r) Long time Barriere residents Bob and Leslie Stirling chat with Minister of Municipal Affairs Nathan Cullen and Mayor Ward Stamer at the Barriere Farmer’s Market on Thursday, July 7. (Jill Hayward photo)
Simpcw First Nation Band Councilor Tina Donald is shown just after getting out of the Simpcw canoe on arrival at Mara Lake Provincial Park where they were welcomed to come ashore by the Splatsin Nation during the first leg of the 2022 Pulling Together Canoe Journey. (Photo by Kelly Sinowski /Black Press Media)

Pulling Together Canoe Journey returns after two-year hiatus

The Pulling Together Canoe Journey has returned. More than 400 participants, including…

Simpcw First Nation Band Councilor Tina Donald is shown just after getting out of the Simpcw canoe on arrival at Mara Lake Provincial Park where they were welcomed to come ashore by the Splatsin Nation during the first leg of the 2022 Pulling Together Canoe Journey. (Photo by Kelly Sinowski /Black Press Media)
Brian Dorish and Lynn Desbiens McGravey had fun competing in the first annual Canada Day Pickleball Tournament at the courts in Barriere. (Tracy Sealy photo)

1st Annual Pickleball Challenge welcomed with clear skies and sunshine

The Barriere Outdoor Club and Pickleball Club hosted a very successful first…

Brian Dorish and Lynn Desbiens McGravey had fun competing in the first annual Canada Day Pickleball Tournament at the courts in Barriere. (Tracy Sealy photo)
The building of a Protestant church in Little Fort started in 1944 by a small group of folks who dreamed of having a church in their community. After much fundraising construction began in 1949. The church was consecrated as St. Stephens Church in 1951 and was fully utilized for many years. (S/J File photo)

VALLEY VOICES FROM THE PAST: The end of a dream – St. Stephens in Little Fort

This article appeared in the August 16, 2004, issue of the North…

The building of a Protestant church in Little Fort started in 1944 by a small group of folks who dreamed of having a church in their community. After much fundraising construction began in 1949. The church was consecrated as St. Stephens Church in 1951 and was fully utilized for many years. (S/J File photo)
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Technical Safety BC: Be prepared if you live in a flood zone

British Columbia continues to experience increasingly frequent and severe extreme weather, most…

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Barriere mayor asks for EMRs to be grandfathered in so rural ambulance have full/continuous coverage

Editor’s Note: A letter was sent to Minister of Health Adrian Dix…

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