Provincial WildsafeBC coordinator Frank Ritcey and Rhiannon Guerra, the WildsafeBC coordinator for the TNRD, hold a black bear skull and a grizzly bear skull to show their respective sizes. There has been an unusual number of bear sightings in Clearwater for this time of year, Ritcey says. He formerly lived in this community and grew up in Upper Clearwater.

Provincial WildsafeBC coordinator Frank Ritcey and Rhiannon Guerra, the WildsafeBC coordinator for the TNRD, hold a black bear skull and a grizzly bear skull to show their respective sizes. There has been an unusual number of bear sightings in Clearwater for this time of year, Ritcey says. He formerly lived in this community and grew up in Upper Clearwater.

PHOTOS: Fall Fair is fun for all the family

Barriere hosts the 68th annual North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo on the Labor Day weekend

By Keith McNeill

Barriere hosts the 68th annual North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo on the Labor Day weekend

 

Barriere boy Connor Reim rides a mechanical bull during the North Thompson Fall Fair.

Barriere boy Connor Reim rides a mechanical bull during the North Thompson Fall Fair.

Barriere resident Dawn Kobayashi gets ready to compete in barrel-racking on her horse, Tika.

Barriere resident Dawn Kobayashi gets ready to compete in barrel-racking on her horse, Tika.

Bernice Randrup sells a hamburger to Kurt Allen and Mattie Quesnel at the Barriere Curling Club booth.

Bernice Randrup sells a hamburger to Kurt Allen and Mattie Quesnel at the Barriere Curling Club booth.

Sara Francis and her dad, Mike Francis, check out some of the birds in the poultry barn.

Sara Francis and her dad, Mike Francis, check out some of the birds in the poultry barn.

A highly imaginative strawman decorates the entry to the poultry barn.

A highly imaginative strawman decorates the entry to the poultry barn.

Elizabeth Ekins watches as her daughters Eva-Mae, age six, and Kate-Ann, age 4, show off their prize-winning cookies. The girls each won a third place ribbon in the baking events.

Elizabeth Ekins watches as her daughters Eva-Mae, age six, and Kate-Ann, age 4, show off their prize-winning cookies. The girls each won a third place ribbon in the baking events.

North Thompson Fall Fair ambassadors Sara Sabayan (l) and Geri-Lee Genier enjoy the sights at the fair.

North Thompson Fall Fair ambassadors Sara Sabayan (l) and Geri-Lee Genier enjoy the sights at the fair.

Virgel Poffenroth of Riske Creek takes part in the tie-down roping event during the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo in Kamloops on the Labor Day weekend.

Virgel Poffenroth of Riske Creek takes part in the tie-down roping event during the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo in Kamloops on the Labor Day weekend.