North Thompson Valley

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Don’t set your dog up to fail

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

 

Yearling bulls are shown being brought in for evaluation during the 70th anniversary of the Little Fort Herefords ranch. The July 10, 2013, event was held on the ranch in conjunction with the Thompson Valley Hereford Breeders’ annual Field Day and Junior Show. (Jill Hayward photo)

VALLEY VOICES: Little Fort Herefords celebrated 70 years in 2013

The Jim family and Little Fort Herefords continue today, marking 80 years in 2023.

  • May 2, 2022

 

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…

 

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)
The view from the top of Gold Peak looking east. In the distance is Gordon Horne Peak while in front of it is Ruddock Creek, site of a proposed zinc mine. (Photo by Keith McNeill)

Valley Voices: Mountain near Tumtum Lake provides challenge

People driving east along Highway 5 past Mad River might have noticed…

  • Mar 5, 2022
The view from the top of Gold Peak looking east. In the distance is Gordon Horne Peak while in front of it is Ruddock Creek, site of a proposed zinc mine. (Photo by Keith McNeill)
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)
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)
Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)

Province to lift open burning ban in Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and 3 open fires allowed everywhere within the Kamloops Fire Centre on Friday

Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)
Pictured: (l-r) Mike Adams OFC Fire Advisor for the North Thompson, Jason Tomlin Manager of Fire Protection Services for the TNRD, Little Fort Fire Chief Kam Jim, Blackpool firefighter Doug Braaten, and Blackpool Fire Chief Mike Savage. (Pam Jim/Facebook photo)

Little Fort / Blackpool firefighters recognized for years of service

Members of the Blackpool and Little Fort Volunteer Fire Departments were recognized…

Pictured: (l-r) Mike Adams OFC Fire Advisor for the North Thompson, Jason Tomlin Manager of Fire Protection Services for the TNRD, Little Fort Fire Chief Kam Jim, Blackpool firefighter Doug Braaten, and Blackpool Fire Chief Mike Savage. (Pam Jim/Facebook photo)
Bill in his younger days. (Anne Patterson photo)

Does loving where you live mean sleeping in a truck with a smelly dog?

An inside look at being evacuated from a rural property during wildfire season

  • Sep 1, 2021
Bill in his younger days. (Anne Patterson photo)
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Valley Voices: A Bear’s Picnic

The following is a story written by Barriere resident Donna Kibble during…

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A fire next to the CN tracks in Vinsulla was quickly gotten under control the afternoon of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo -Kelsey Kashluba)

Bird starts fire in Vinsulla hayfield next to CN tracks

When a fire started in a hay field next to the CN…

A fire next to the CN tracks in Vinsulla was quickly gotten under control the afternoon of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo -Kelsey Kashluba)
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

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)
The Devick Ranch family, along with their friends and neighbours quickly knocked down the beginnings of a wildfire in the Orchard Lake area of Sullivan Valley and Heffley Creek on Friday, July 2, 2021. (Facebook photo - Robert Mulligan photo)

NT Valley ranchers knock down birth of wildfire

A lightening strike in the Orchard Lake area of Heffley Creek in…

The Devick Ranch family, along with their friends and neighbours quickly knocked down the beginnings of a wildfire in the Orchard Lake area of Sullivan Valley and Heffley Creek on Friday, July 2, 2021. (Facebook photo - Robert Mulligan photo)
The North Thompson Local Health Area, which runs from just south of Clearwater to north of Blue River, is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 for the second week in a row dated April 18 to 24. The BC CDC’s map of new cases per LHA is updated every Wednesday afternoon. (Screenshot / BC Centre for Disease Control)

Half of those eligible in North Thompson get shots

Over 1.5 million of eligible people in Interior Health have their first shots.

The North Thompson Local Health Area, which runs from just south of Clearwater to north of Blue River, is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 for the second week in a row dated April 18 to 24. The BC CDC’s map of new cases per LHA is updated every Wednesday afternoon. (Screenshot / BC Centre for Disease Control)
Kamloops first annual float the river, Facebook.

Kamloops residents concerned over river floating event amid COVID-19

About 800 people are interested in the open invitation to float down the river

  • Jul 28, 2020
Kamloops first annual float the river, Facebook.
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RCMP ready to respond to any criminal activity at site of North Thompson protests

The province made the announcement in an email statement from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

  • Jul 27, 2020
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Antique irons, such as the one pictured here from the North Thompson Museum, had to be heated in the fire or, if you were lucky, by placing hot coals inside. Many modern day-to-day items may have a similar look but operate very differently today. (Submitted photo)

Remembering the tools of yesteryear

Barriere and District Heritage Society talks mundane modern tasks once laborous and time consuming

  • Feb 25, 2020
Antique irons, such as the one pictured here from the North Thompson Museum, had to be heated in the fire or, if you were lucky, by placing hot coals inside. Many modern day-to-day items may have a similar look but operate very differently today. (Submitted photo)