District of Barriere

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

 

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

 

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…

 

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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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UPDATE: Hwy 5 now open south of Little Fort

The highway had been closed since late Wednesday

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The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June 11, for the North Thompson River, including tributaries around Barriere and Clearwater. Pictured is the river at Little Fort where the reaction ferry has been removed from the river due to the rising water. (Pam Jim photo)

North Thompson communities of Barriere and Clearwater put on Flood Watch

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June…

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch on Saturday, June 11, for the North Thompson River, including tributaries around Barriere and Clearwater. Pictured is the river at Little Fort where the reaction ferry has been removed from the river due to the rising water. (Pam Jim photo)
A map showing the areas included in a recent high streamflow advisory for the North Thompson and Cariboo Mountains. (B.C. River Forecast Centre map)

High streamflow advisory for Cariboo Mountains and North Thompson

B.C. River Forecast Centre advises it could be one, two or more weeks before rivers peak

A map showing the areas included in a recent high streamflow advisory for the North Thompson and Cariboo Mountains. (B.C. River Forecast Centre map)
Pictured at the signing of an MOU that establishes a framework for the three signing parties to identify opportunities for cooperation, joint ventures and shared decision making within the North Thompson and Interior of British Columbia. Pictured (l-r) are Hal Hanlon Woodtone Specialties (WSI) , Chief Lynn Kenoras Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB), and Greg Smith, RPF, President of Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd. (GSFP) in Barriere. (GSFP photo)

MOU with Gilbert Smith Forest Products will strengthen Secwepemc value-added supply chain

Barriere mill partners with Adams Lake Indian Band and Woodstone Specialties out of Armstrong

Pictured at the signing of an MOU that establishes a framework for the three signing parties to identify opportunities for cooperation, joint ventures and shared decision making within the North Thompson and Interior of British Columbia. Pictured (l-r) are Hal Hanlon Woodtone Specialties (WSI) , Chief Lynn Kenoras Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB), and Greg Smith, RPF, President of Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd. (GSFP) in Barriere. (GSFP photo)
Pictured at the signing of an MOU that establishes a framework for the three signing parties to identify opportunities for cooperation, joint ventures and shared decision making within the North Thompson and Interior of British Columbia. Picturted (l-r) are Hal Hanlon Woodtone Specialties (WSI) , Chief Lynn Kenoras Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB), and Greg Smith, RPF, President of Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd. (GSFP) in Barriere. (GSFP photo)

MOU with Gilbert Smith Forest Products will strengthen Secwepemc value-added supply chain

Barriere mill partners with Adams Lake Indian Band and Woodstone Specialties out of Armstrong

Pictured at the signing of an MOU that establishes a framework for the three signing parties to identify opportunities for cooperation, joint ventures and shared decision making within the North Thompson and Interior of British Columbia. Picturted (l-r) are Hal Hanlon Woodtone Specialties (WSI) , Chief Lynn Kenoras Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB), and Greg Smith, RPF, President of Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd. (GSFP) in Barriere. (GSFP photo)
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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A map from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows the snowpack levels throughout the province as of May 1, 2022. (Photo credit: B.C. River Forecast Centre)

Colder than usual spring temperatures increase flood risks

Above-average snowpacks in many regions could lead to flooding if weather heats up fast

A map from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows the snowpack levels throughout the province as of May 1, 2022. (Photo credit: B.C. River Forecast Centre)
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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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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)
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)
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)
Ashcroft Hospital and Health site (Journal files)

TNRD frustrated with lack of communication from Interior Health Authority

Board members were taken off guard after announcement of change to health care services

Ashcroft Hospital and Health site (Journal files)
Cross-country skis rest stuck in the snow in front of Wells Gray Outdoors Club’s cabin next to the Candle Creek Trails. The trails and many parts of Clearwater could get another thick layer of snow this weekend. (File photo)

UPDATE: Snowfall weather alert issued for North Thompson changed to winter warning

Communities wihtin the North Thompson could see up to 30 cm this weekend

Cross-country skis rest stuck in the snow in front of Wells Gray Outdoors Club’s cabin next to the Candle Creek Trails. The trails and many parts of Clearwater could get another thick layer of snow this weekend. (File photo)
The Barriere River Bridge on Highway 5 is closed this week for bridge repairs from Nov. 16 - 18, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A short detour route through the community of Barriere takes traffic back to the highway. (DOB photo)

Hwy 5 bridge repair detouring traffic through downtown Barriere

Repairs are scheduled to continue through Thursday of this week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The Barriere River Bridge on Highway 5 is closed this week for bridge repairs from Nov. 16 - 18, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A short detour route through the community of Barriere takes traffic back to the highway. (DOB photo)
The bridge over the Barriere River on Highway 5 is currently in need of repair due to damage sustained when it was ‘clipped’ by a low-bed. The bridge was built in 1957 and is the last of three highway bridges of it’s kind in the province. (DOB photo)

Hwy 5 bridge closure in Barriere Nov. 16 -18

Closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with traffic detoured via Barriere Town Road

The bridge over the Barriere River on Highway 5 is currently in need of repair due to damage sustained when it was ‘clipped’ by a low-bed. The bridge was built in 1957 and is the last of three highway bridges of it’s kind in the province. (DOB photo)