District of Barriere

North Thompson residents can expect smokey skies and hot temperatures this week, July 12 to 15. The skyline was smoky as seen from Adams Lake on Saturday, July 10. (Stephanie Hagenaars / Clearwater Times)

North Thompson heads into ‘less aggressive’ heat wave, smoky skies to kick off work week

Clearwater and Barriere areas under heat warning, special air quality statement

 

Smoke was seen rising from the mountain across the North Thompson River by residents of Barriere just before 2 p.m. today. Barriere and Chu Chua Fire Departments and air support are on it now. (V. Davidovich Facebook photo)

Sharp eyed Barriere residents spot fire starting across the river

Fire under control, forestry crew working on it through the night

 

Area of Evacuation Alert issued by TNRD on July 10, 2021, 5:30 p.m. is highlighted in yellow.  (TNRD map)

Evacuation Alert upgraded to Order for Whitecroft, Heffley/Louis Creek Road area

UPDATED: 10:00 a.m. The Embleton Mountain Fire southwest of Sun Peaks Resort…

 

The North Thompson is now under a severe thunderstorm warning. (Screenshot / Environment Canada)

UPDATE: North Thompson under severe thunderstorm warning

The earlier watch for interior regions was upgraded into a warning Wednesday afternoon.

The North Thompson is now under a severe thunderstorm warning. (Screenshot / Environment Canada)
Storm clouds moved into the Cariboo region Tuesday night, setting the area up for a soaking throughout Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1. (David Fait photo)

North Thompson Valley under severe thunderstorm watch

The area is also under a heat warning with an air quality statement.

Storm clouds moved into the Cariboo region Tuesday night, setting the area up for a soaking throughout Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1. (David Fait photo)
Many areas in B.C. are under a heat warning, storm watch or air quality statement. (Screenshot / Environment Canada)

North Thompson Valley under severe thunderstorm watch

The area is also under a heat warning with an air quality statement.

Many areas in B.C. are under a heat warning, storm watch or air quality statement. (Screenshot / Environment Canada)
A Heffley Creek peacock caught not one - but two - lifts on a logging truck this month. (Deb McDougall - photo submitted)

Heffley Creek-area peacock hops logging trucks in search of love

Peacock hitched two lifts in the past month

A Heffley Creek peacock caught not one - but two - lifts on a logging truck this month. (Deb McDougall - photo submitted)
Barriere RCMP nabbed two suspects who were allegedly breaking into cabins in McLure. (File photo)

Thieves nabbed by Barriere Mounties during McLure break-ins

Police Service Dog Kody instrumental in making the arrest

Barriere RCMP nabbed two suspects who were allegedly breaking into cabins in McLure. (File photo)
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Lost family of three found near Barriere

Successful effort by Barriere and Kamloops Search and Rescue brings those lost home

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Ian and Roger Nadeau are shown in front of one of their Thompson Valley Charters coaches. (TVC photo)

Hwy 5 Kamloops to Edmonton bus run delayed until May 20

Thompson Valley Charters delays start of new route to abide by BC Health travel advisory

Ian and Roger Nadeau are shown in front of one of their Thompson Valley Charters coaches. (TVC photo)
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North Thompson Fall Fair cancelled for second year

Barriere’s annual Labour Day weekend event put on hold until 2022 due to COVID-19

  • Apr 28, 2021
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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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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)
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod. (File photo)

MP Cathy McLeod not seeking re-election

After 12 years as MP, McLeod is looking to write a new chapter

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod. (File photo)