Jill Hayward

Highway 5 was closed in both directions in the North Thompson south of Barriere at Louis Creek from just before 11 p.m. the evening of Friday, May 20, to 6:46 a.m. May 21, due to a police incident involving a shooting. (Photo by Jill Hayward, Barriere Star Journal)

Shots fired, man injured in police altercation on Hwy 5

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) are investigating a…

Highway 5 was closed in both directions in the North Thompson south of Barriere at Louis Creek from just before 11 p.m. the evening of Friday, May 20, to 6:46 a.m. May 21, due to a police incident involving a shooting. (Photo by Jill Hayward, Barriere Star Journal)
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Highway 5 closed in both directions at Louis CreekUPDATE: Highway now open

UPDATE: Highway open in both directions on Saturday, May 21, 6:46 a.m.

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Don’t set your dog up to fail

This week a local rancher reported a small calf in his herd…

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Temporary service change at Barriere and District Health Centre

Interior Health hopes to resume normal operations Monday, May 16, at 8:30 a.m.

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The Allies Mountain Bike Festival has been cancelled (Simpcw First Nation/Facebook)

Allies Mountain Bike Festival has been cancelled

The much anticipated Allies Mountain Bike Festival scheduled to take place this…

The Allies Mountain Bike Festival has been cancelled (Simpcw First Nation/Facebook)
A Fire Engine can be seen being transported on the Little Fort Ferry across the North Thompson River to attend a grass fire on the other side on April 25, 2022.  When there is a fire on the east side of the river, tenders and fire engines from the west side must off-load their water (due to the weight) in order to cross on the ferry, then refill their tanks on the other side before attending the blaze. (Blackpool Fire Rescue photo)

Second fire in two days keep North Thompson firefighters hopping

Dry grass and high wind continue to be a challenge

A Fire Engine can be seen being transported on the Little Fort Ferry across the North Thompson River to attend a grass fire on the other side on April 25, 2022.  When there is a fire on the east side of the river, tenders and fire engines from the west side must off-load their water (due to the weight) in order to cross on the ferry, then refill their tanks on the other side before attending the blaze. (Blackpool Fire Rescue photo)
A dog working cattle during a stock dog competition in Alberta. (Brenda Wilson photo)

Dogs with Jobs coming to Barriere

A showcase of working dogs will be at the Barriere fairgrounds Oct. 15-16.

A dog working cattle during a stock dog competition in Alberta. (Brenda Wilson photo)
North Thompson pioneer Lude Proulx is pictured right at home beside some of the animals on his Boulder Mountain farm in 1983. (Photo by Murray Mitchell)

Valley Voices From The Past: Portrait of a pioneer

Boulder Mountain settler lived a part of Barriere never to be forgotten

North Thompson pioneer Lude Proulx is pictured right at home beside some of the animals on his Boulder Mountain farm in 1983. (Photo by Murray Mitchell)
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Dead person found in river near Barriere River Bridge

BC Coroner Service says the death does not appear to be suspicious

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This large boulder came down with a rock slide today on Dunn Lake Road approximately 30 km north of Barriere.  DriveBC says the road is closed at both ends.  (Submitted Facebook photo)

Rock slide with large boulder closes Dunn Lake Road

UPDATE: Road is now open in both directions

This large boulder came down with a rock slide today on Dunn Lake Road approximately 30 km north of Barriere.  DriveBC says the road is closed at both ends.  (Submitted Facebook photo)
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LETTERS: We must let peace win

Letter to the editor

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Bull riding is always a crowd favourite at the North Thompson Fall Fair and BCRA Championship Rodeo Finals on the Labour Day weekend in September at the fairgrounds in Barriere. (Jill Hayward photo)

North Thompson Fall Fair and BCRA Rodeo Finals on Labour Day weekend

NT Fall Fair and Rodeo announce planning has started for 2022 event

Bull riding is always a crowd favourite at the North Thompson Fall Fair and BCRA Championship Rodeo Finals on the Labour Day weekend in September at the fairgrounds in Barriere. (Jill Hayward photo)
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LETTER : Can we all not do better?

Letter to the editor

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Can you win a staring contest?

Give it a try at StoryWalk® in Fadear Park

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This photograph of Willow Williams playing the strategy game Guess Who? is the winner of the Barriere Literacy Week Photo Contest. William’s grandmother, Pam Rudd, took the picture, which was a unanimous hit with the contest judges. Rudd will be receiving a giant gift basket from Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach for her winning photograph. (Pam Rudd photo)

Guess who’s photo is the winner?

Congratulations to Bariere area resident Pam Rudd on winning the Literacy Week…

This photograph of Willow Williams playing the strategy game Guess Who? is the winner of the Barriere Literacy Week Photo Contest. William’s grandmother, Pam Rudd, took the picture, which was a unanimous hit with the contest judges. Rudd will be receiving a giant gift basket from Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach for her winning photograph. (Pam Rudd photo)
Moose Hide Campaign organizer Cindy Wilgosh is shown here promoting the third annual Clearwater Moose Hide Campaign in February of 2020. Wilgosh is wearing one of the moose hide pins people wear to signify commitment in honouring, respecting, and protecting Indigenous women and children, which is the purpose of the annual campaign which will be held on May 12 in 2022. (Star/Journal file photo)

Annual Moose Hide Campaign postponed to May

This is the fifth year that the North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Centre…

Moose Hide Campaign organizer Cindy Wilgosh is shown here promoting the third annual Clearwater Moose Hide Campaign in February of 2020. Wilgosh is wearing one of the moose hide pins people wear to signify commitment in honouring, respecting, and protecting Indigenous women and children, which is the purpose of the annual campaign which will be held on May 12 in 2022. (Star/Journal file photo)
Dr. Robert Mulligan, DVM, with two of his best friends. (Lyndsay Devick photo)

Dream realized for mobile veterinarian

North Thompson large animal practice opening expected mid-Feburary

Dr. Robert Mulligan, DVM, with two of his best friends. (Lyndsay Devick photo)
(L-r) Mount Olie’s Lions Club president, Bill Foucault presents Udo Wittich who gathered the most pledges with the first place trophy, with Clearwater’s M.C. Bill Mattenly announcing the winners of Snowarama 1982 in Little Fort, B.C. (NT Journal)

VALLEY VOICES: Lions roar in Little Fort, B.C.

Thirty-three riders tackled the Snowarama 100-mile run that took place in Little…

(L-r) Mount Olie’s Lions Club president, Bill Foucault presents Udo Wittich who gathered the most pledges with the first place trophy, with Clearwater’s M.C. Bill Mattenly announcing the winners of Snowarama 1982 in Little Fort, B.C. (NT Journal)
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SD73 advises Agate Bay School Bus not running until further notice

Expected wait up to two weeks unless replacement driver found

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Surveillance video shows the suspect, wearing black clothing, a face mask and an orange high visibility vest, standing next to a white pickup truck at a Barriere Esso gas pump on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at 3:45 p.m. (Photo submitted by Barriere RCMP)

White pickup with key in ignition stolen from Barriere Esso

Police remind drivers to refrain from leaving vehicles unlocked and/or with keys inside

Surveillance video shows the suspect, wearing black clothing, a face mask and an orange high visibility vest, standing next to a white pickup truck at a Barriere Esso gas pump on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at 3:45 p.m. (Photo submitted by Barriere RCMP)