Population: 3,005 as of 2006
First Languages of Immigrants:
Chinese – 40
Punjabi – 30
Tagalog – 10
Visible minority population – 100
680 West Athabaska Street, Kamloops
Mastering Aboriginal Inclusion: Creating Workplaces-of-Choice for Aboriginal Talent
Questions to Help Guide Development of an Aboriginal Inclusion Strategy
As I Am, by Nadia Myre, 2010, National Film Board of Canada
Differences Between Traditional Aboriginal Culture and Mainstream Western Culture
Simpcw First Nation
Barriere Farmers’ Market
4307 Yellowhead South HWY 5, Barriere
Open from the first Thursday in May to the last Thursday in October, 10 am until 2 pm
250-672-5159: ask for Jerdon
It offers organic produce, arts and crafts.
School District # 73 (Kamloops/ Thompson)
Principal: Mrs. Shelley Ewashina
Phone: (250) 672-9916
Fax (250) 377-2230
4475 Airfield Road, Barriere
Principal: Mr. Ken Rife
PO Box 130, 4811 Barriere Town Road, Barriere, BC V0E 1E0
Phone: 250-672-9943 Fax: 250-377-2254
Kamloops Infant Development Society (KIDS)
801 McGill Road, Kamloops
This free program is for children from birth to three years old who are experiencing or are at risk for developmental delays. The program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. It is completely confidential.
Barriere Medical Clinic
The Barriere Medical Clinic and Doctors’ office is located at the centre of Barriere. There are two full-time physicians, an emergency centre, lab, and other services available.
Barriere Community Health Centre
Barriere Doctors’ Office
Continuing Education for Adults
Thompson Rivers University has operated in Barriere since 1994. The TRU Community Coordinator, Susan Ross, lives in the community and recognizes and appreciates the unique nature and quality of life this area has to offer.
It is the goal of the community coordinator to provide quality education and training by bringing as many of the TRU services, courses and programs to the community as it is able to support.
An Advisory Committee of local residents with many diverse interests and ideas meets yearly to assist the coordinator. Susan also works closely with the Barriere Employment Services office and has the support of the Barriere Chamber of Commerce.
Susan Ross – Coordinator
Address: 4629 Barriere Town Rd, Barriere
Tuesday & Thursday
10 am – 2 pm
4511 Barriere Town Road, Barriere
Phone: (250) 672-5811
Days/ Hours Open:
PAL (Partner Assisted Learning)
PAL is a community partnership program that provides free one-to-one adult literacy tutoring. PAL supports up to 20 adults, from non-readers to Grade 12 level. They generally have challenges with the literacy skills that are needed for everyday life. Scheduling is arranged to suit the learner and the tutoring focuses on individual needs. Support is available for those with ESL challenges. All inquiries are confidential. PAL is run in partnership with Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, Thompson Rivers University and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.
Contact: Jill Hayward, email@example.com ; 250-319-8023
Youth Against Violence Line
This is a 24-hour help line. You do not have to tell them your name, and the information that you give them is confidential. You can report crimes and violence, and get help. Anyone can call for information about gangs, bullying or other problems.
This service is available in 130 languages.
Phone: 1-800-680-4264; Text: 604-836-6381
24/7 – in your language – anonymous – confidential.
Barriere Youth Sports
Kathy Cooper, 250-672-5758
We suggest that you take a little time to experience the following website in order to learn more about intercultural Canada:
Start your session with The Intercultural Coach!
In some countries, it is customary to give gifts or bribes to government officials in order to get a business license. This is not the way that we do things in Canada. Find out the proper procedures for dealing with institutions and learn how to ask for help or guidance.
District of Barriere
4936 Barriere Town Road, Barriere, BC V0E 1E0
Barriere Employment Services
4629 Barriere Town Road, Barriere
Ph. 250-672-0036 F. 250-672-2159
Chamber of Commerce
Lorne Richardson, Manager/Marketing Coordinator
#3 – 4353 Conner Road
PO Box 1190, Barriere, BC V0E 1E0
Monthly business get-togethers have been a great success! Members and non-members come to network their businesses, ideas and concerns in a casual setting.
Check the Community Futures (Kamloops) Lower North Thompson Community Profile:
District of Barriere and TNRD Areas O & P
OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN (OCP):
It is a long-range plan that is used by towns to guide their growth and development over a period of time. An OCP must contain policy statements and map designations which include the following:
(a) Residential development and housing needs over a period of at least five years;
(b) Commercial, industrial and institutional and other types of land uses;
(c) The location and area of sand and gravel deposits suitable for future extraction;
(d) Restrictions on the use of environmentally sensitive and hazardous lands;
(e) The approximate location and phasing of any major road and infrastructure systems; and
(f) The location and type of present and proposed public facilities. The OCP provides guidance to:
• economic, environmental, physical design and development;
• economic, environmental, and social well-being; and
• provision of amenities, services and transportation systems.
Barriere has considered the interests of the individual landowners and residents. It has balanced those interests with the needs of the community as a whole. The OCP provides guidance on land use and development issues within the plan area using a 25-year planning period, with 5-year reviews.
District of Barriere Official Community Plan:
• Development Permit Area Map
• Land Use Area Map
• Trail Map
• Sensitive EcoSystem Map
Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
Small Business BC
Doing Business in BC
Business and Investing
Business and Community Incentives
Starting Your Business
Business Plans & Templates
Innovation Resource Centre
Barriere Food Bank:
(donated food that is free to people in need at no cost)
Most food banks do not receive money from the government. They depend on donations from the community and volunteers. Emergency food supplies are available every two to four weeks and last for two to three days.
Anne Genier (250-672-9295) or Brenda Lavis (250-672-2432)
Places of Worship:
Anglican Church of Canada
Church of the Redeemer, Barriere
Rev. Greg Frazer (250) 672-5699
2nd and 4th Sundays – 9:30 am
Barriere United Church
Rev. Karen Medland
Office: (250) 672-5653
Services – Sundays 9:00 am; Sunday School – 10:00 am
Bethany Baptist Church
4604 Barriere Town Road
Sunday Service – 11 a.m.
Christian Life Assembly
Pastor: Lance Naylor
4818 Annesty Road (across from the high school)
10:30 am Sunday Service and Children’s Church
10:00am Tuesday Prayer
12:30 Wednesday Youth discussion time
3:00 pm Thursday Kid’s Klub (6 – 12)
Youth and Children’s programs available. More info at www.clabarriere.org
Church Of St. Paul
A worshipping community of Anglicans, United and Lutherans.
4464 Barriere Town Road
Sunday Worship – 11 a.m.
For more information contact:
St. George’s Roman Catholic Church
5024 Barriere Town Road
Sunday Mass – 9 a.m. every Sunday
Weekday Mass – 9 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Fr. Donal O’Reilly
Barriere offers skiing and snowboarding at Sun Peaks resort. We have lovely trails if you enjoy cross country skiing: Barriere Heritage Society’s un-groomed cross country circuit or the groomed trails at Sun Peaks.
Our lakes are clean, cool and full of fish! The shallow bay of East Barriere Lake is good for beach activities and swimming. Barriere offers: ball-parks, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, rodeo grounds and a curling rink. Enjoy the Chinook Cove Golf Course off of Highway 5, north of the town centre.
On the first weekend in September, the entire community comes together for an event that attracts participants from all over Canada! It is the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo, celebrating its 64th year!
Contact Jill Hayward, 250-672-0055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alzheimer Investor’s Group Walk For Memories
Army Cadets RCAC Corp #2941
Barriere & District Chamber Of Commerce
Barriere & District Food Bank Society
Barriere & District Heritage Society
Barriere & District Hospice Society
Barriere & District Riding Club
Barriere & District Senior’s Society
Barriere Cancer Society
Barriere Community Quilters
Barriere Crime Stoppers
Barriere Curling Club
Barriere Drop In Art
Barriere Elementary Parent Advisory Committee
Barriere Emergency Support Services
Barriere Fibre Arts
Barriere Genealogy Group
Barriere Lady Lions
Barriere Lions Club
Barriere Minor Fastball Association
Barriere Photography Club
Barriere Prickly Pear Appliqué Group
Barriere Red Hat Ladies
Barriere Royal Canadian Legion Branch #242
Barriere Royal Canadian Legion Branch #242 Ladies Auxiliary
Barriere Rural Crime Watch
Barriere Search & Rescue & Highway Rescue
Barriere Secondary Parent Advisory Committee & Booster Club
Barriere Volunteer Fire Department
Community Consultative Group to the Barriere RCMP
First Barriere Beavers, Cubs & Scouts
Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall
Jesus Christ Disciple’s Youth Group
Little Fort Recreation Society
Little Fort Volunteer Fire Department
Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society
Lower North Thompson Learning & Literacy
McLure Volunteer Fire Department
McLure Wildfire Monument Society
North Thompson Arts Council
North Thompson Communities Foundation
North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Association
North Thompson Fish & Game Club
North Thompson Food Action Network
North Thompson Pony Club
North Thompson Recreation Society
North Thompson Valley Garden Club
North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society
North Thompson Volunteer & Information Centre
Open Door Fellowship
Parks & Trails
Pentecostal Christian Life Assembly
Seventh Day Adventists
Simpcwetkwe Youth Group
Thompson Valley Players Society
Yellowhead 4-H Club
Yellowhead Artists Cooperative
Yellowhead Community Services
Yellowhead Pioneer Residence Society
British Columbia immigration: www.britishcolumbiacanada.com/immigration
Canadian citizenship site: www.cic.gc.ca
Canadian citizenship information: www.mavis.ca
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