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Meteor show over North Thompson Valley and Barriere

!The 2015 Perseid meteor shower peaked on Aug. 11 - 13, with a new moon on Aug. 14 creating perfect conditions for watching the meteor shower, and of course for photography.  Made of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus. This is because the direction, or radiant, from which the shower seems to come in the sky lies in the same direction as the constellation Perseus, which can be found in the north-eastern part of the sky.  While the skies light up several times a year by other meteor showers , the Perseids are widely sought after by astronomers and stargazers. This is because at its peak, one can see 60 to a 100 meteors in an hour from a dark place.  This photo by Mikael Kjellström shows some of the hundreds of meteors that zipped across the sky over the North Thompson last week.  - Mikael Kjellstrom, www.pixdesk.ca
  • posted Aug 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The 2015 Perseid meteor shower peaked on Aug. 11 - 13, with a new moon on Aug. 14

Friday night at the Barriere Bandshell proved a special treat last week

  • posted Aug 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM

The Silvertones from Blackpool, with lead singer and MC, Jack Perry, brought their music to town

Spirit of Elvis is alive and well in Barriere

  • posted Jul 22, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Canadian Blue Moon Elvis Festival held at North Thompson Fairgrounds in Barriere

Summer day camps – just $2 per day

  • posted Jul 8, 2015 at 10:00 PM

Day camps for kids for just a twoonie a day at the Ridge in Barriere throughout July

Smooth riding at RCMP’s 4th Annual Bike Rodeo

  • updated Jul 8, 2015 at 10:01 PM

It was a beautiful day with temperatures reaching the high 30’s!

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