North Thompson Valley

Open burning prohibition is set to expire for Kamloops Fire Centre Friday at noon on Oct. 28. (Black Press file photo)
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Open burning ban set to expire in time for Halloween within Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be allowed as of noon Friday, Oct. 28

 

Margo Kadlun-Jones and Howie Jones reminisce as they look at a photo album from their times growing up in Canada’s North. (Times photo by Keith McNeill)

Valley Voices: Couple says inclusivity is best

Keith McNeill Clearwater Times “I always tell my kids it’s a good…

  • Oct 21, 2022

 

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring is shown holding eagle feather fans up in honour of the people participating in the ‘We Walk For The Children’ journey from Kamloops to Chu Chua on Sunday, Oct 3, 2021.  (Jill Hayward photo)

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring resigns

Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring has resigned after submitting her resignation…

 

Ontario artist Jeff Jones and his dog Timmie pose in front of the south side wall of the Heffley Creek Community Hall which he has painted an impressive full length historic mural onto.  (Jill Hayward photo)

Ontario artist on the road creating history in B.C.

Deb McDougall is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Heffley Creek Community Recreation Association.…

Ontario artist Jeff Jones and his dog Timmie pose in front of the south side wall of the Heffley Creek Community Hall which he has painted an impressive full length historic mural onto.  (Jill Hayward photo)
Event organizer Ben Leffler of Laughing Loggers is shown presenting Marleen (last name unavailable) with the Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports Champion LumberJill award at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere on Sunday, Sept. 4. (Laughing Logger photo)

Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports a big hit at annual North Thompson Fall Fair

The annual Bull Of The Woods 2022 Amateur Logger Sports Competition held…

Event organizer Ben Leffler of Laughing Loggers is shown presenting Marleen (last name unavailable) with the Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports Champion LumberJill award at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere on Sunday, Sept. 4. (Laughing Logger photo)
The 2022 North Thompson Fall Fair Exhibit Hall (in the Barriere Curling Rink) presented a smorgasbord of rural living in the North Thompson Valley during the Sept. 3-5 event. (Jill Hayward photos)

VALLEY VOICES: NT Fall Fair Exhibit Hall showcases rural lifestyle

The 2022 Annual North Thompson Fall Fair took place at the fairgrounds…

The 2022 North Thompson Fall Fair Exhibit Hall (in the Barriere Curling Rink) presented a smorgasbord of rural living in the North Thompson Valley during the Sept. 3-5 event. (Jill Hayward photos)
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Barriere man in custody after shooting incident

Barriere RCMP report they have one man in custody following a shooting…

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Lightning storm starts blaze in Exlou south of Barriere

Three small wildfires (0.01 hectares) were reported in the Lower North Thompson…

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Baby passes away in Barriere while waiting for ambulance

Mayor calling for action by province to restore ambulance service to small communities

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The Barriere BC Ambulance Services station. (Jill Hayward/News Staff)

8-month-old baby dies in B.C. Interior town while waiting for ambulance

Mayor calling for action by province to restore ambulance service to small communities

The Barriere BC Ambulance Services station. (Jill Hayward/News Staff)
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

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)
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

Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. (Photo by Stephanie Hagenaars)
Grace Fennell in 1991 in front of the little red schoolhouse that first brought her to Chu Chua in 1951. (Ann Piper photo)

Valley Voices From The Past: Little Red School House brimming with history

This article was published in the Yellowhead Star of July 8, 1991.…

  • Jul 21, 2022
Grace Fennell in 1991 in front of the little red schoolhouse that first brought her to Chu Chua in 1951. (Ann Piper photo)
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…

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)
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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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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)
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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