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The introduction of mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for new Class 1 commercial driver’s licence applicants becomes a prerequisite for Class 1 road testing starting Oct. 18, 2021. (Metro Creative photo)

Mandatory commercial truck driver training for safer highways

B.C.’s highways will be safer for everyone says the province with the…

The introduction of mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for new Class 1 commercial driver’s licence applicants becomes a prerequisite for Class 1 road testing starting Oct. 18, 2021. (Metro Creative photo)
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From the basement to a career in journalism

Looking back on over 25 years with Barriere’s North Thompson Star/Journal

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Morning power outage scheduled for North Thompson this Sunday

BC Hydro are advising that a cancelled planned power outage for Mar.…

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The BC Wildfire Service will be partnering with Simpcw First Nation this month in the implementation of a prescribed burn next to their community of Chu Chua. The controlled burn will be highly visible to Highway 5 and all communities in the immediate area. Pictured is a prescribed burn that took place on the Kanaka Bar Reserve last month in partnership with the Kanaka Bar Band and BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire Service Facebook photo)

Simpcw and BC Wildfire Service to hold controlled burn near Barriere

Burn will be highly visible to Chu Chua, Barriere, Darfield, Chinook Cove, Little Fort and Highway 5

The BC Wildfire Service will be partnering with Simpcw First Nation this month in the implementation of a prescribed burn next to their community of Chu Chua. The controlled burn will be highly visible to Highway 5 and all communities in the immediate area. Pictured is a prescribed burn that took place on the Kanaka Bar Reserve last month in partnership with the Kanaka Bar Band and BC Wildfire Service. (BC Wildfire Service Facebook photo)
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Fake news might not be easy to solve

To the Editor, It appears ex-Prince Harry will be working for the…

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Barriere RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating 31-year-old, Catalin Feraru of Scarborough, Ontario, who is wanted province wide. (RCMP photo)

Barriere RCMP seek public’s help in locating wanted man

Barriere RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating 31-year-old, Catalin…

Barriere RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating 31-year-old, Catalin Feraru of Scarborough, Ontario, who is wanted province wide. (RCMP photo)
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Flash freeze warning for North Thompson issued Sunday, Mar. 28

A flash freeze warning has been issued for Sunday, Mar. 28, by…

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Thompson Rivers University campus is in Kamloops, B.C. (KTW file photo)

TRU campus will be open for students this fall

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has announced they have received the go ahead…

Thompson Rivers University campus is in Kamloops, B.C. (KTW file photo)
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Barriere man charged with break and enter

He is to appear in court April 12

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(L-r) It’s been 10 years since Karina Pelayo stepped up to the microphone with classmate Maegan Huber to give their valedictorian address during commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2011 held in Barriere, on May 27. (Jill Hayward photo)

Valedictorian donates piano to Barriere Secondary for 10-year aniversary

It’s been 10 years since Karina Pelayo stepped up to the microphone…

(L-r) It’s been 10 years since Karina Pelayo stepped up to the microphone with classmate Maegan Huber to give their valedictorian address during commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2011 held in Barriere, on May 27. (Jill Hayward photo)
Ian and Roger Nadeau are shown in front of one of their Thompson Valley Charters coaches. (TVC photo)

Bus from Kamloops to Edmonton coming through North Thompson starting May 3

Stops along the way will include Barriere, Clearwater, Blue River, and Valemount

Ian and Roger Nadeau are shown in front of one of their Thompson Valley Charters coaches. (TVC photo)
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Arrest in Barriere turns up loaded semi-automatic rifle

Report of a suspicious vehicle spotted in Kamloops on Friday, Feb. 26,…

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District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer (S/J File Photo)

Mayor Ward Stamer seeking federal Conservative Party nomination

Barriere’s Mayor Ward Stamer announced on Monday, Mar. 8, that he would…

District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer (S/J File Photo)
"Big Donny" Kleinfelder, is larger than life, and so is his business. Years ago, he bought the old highway maintenance yard in the middle of Barriere, B.C., where he oversees his empire of hotshotting, towing, and recovery, as well as housing his massive fleet of trucks and specialized equipment.  (Jill Hayward photo)

Barriere’s Big Donny Kleinfelder and crew to star in B.C. based TV series Backroad Truckers

Backroad Truckers premieres on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. PT on the History channel

"Big Donny" Kleinfelder, is larger than life, and so is his business. Years ago, he bought the old highway maintenance yard in the middle of Barriere, B.C., where he oversees his empire of hotshotting, towing, and recovery, as well as housing his massive fleet of trucks and specialized equipment.  (Jill Hayward photo)
End of a work day for the BC Parks Student Ranger Program in Garibaldi Park. (BC Parks photo)

Applications open for BC Parks Student Ranger Program

Young adults interested in working outdoors this summer and playing a key…

End of a work day for the BC Parks Student Ranger Program in Garibaldi Park. (BC Parks photo)
Luke Lavigne of Clearwater is the 2020 recipient of the North Thompson Communities Foundation’s Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary, and is shown here on Jan. 23 receiving the $1,500 cheque from NTCF treasurer Cheryl Thomas. (NTCF Facebook photo)

Clearwater’s Luke Lavigne awarded Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary

Congratulations to Luke Lavigne of Clearwater, B.C., on the successful completion of…

Luke Lavigne of Clearwater is the 2020 recipient of the North Thompson Communities Foundation’s Donnie Nicholson Memorial Trades Bursary, and is shown here on Jan. 23 receiving the $1,500 cheque from NTCF treasurer Cheryl Thomas. (NTCF Facebook photo)
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Potential COVID-19 exposure at Barriere Secondary

A potential COVID-19 exposure on Jan. 4, 5, and 8, has taken…

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Empowering seniors in the North Thompson Valley:Carpet bowling welcomes new participants

Carpet bowling is a popular sport with 55+ residents in the North…

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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)