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Smithers students blocked from some social media

Snapchat is completely blocked. Instagram and Facebook are only available when class is not on.

Kermode bear trapped in Terrace and relocated

The kermode that’s been hanging around town has now been returned to the wild

Vancouver Island mayor looking to bring Amazon headquarters to B.C.

New headquarters could bring up to 50,000 jobs and billions of dollars to the local economy

Meetings on proposed recreation restrictions to maintain caribou

Public meeting at Round Lake Hall Thursday night on proposed recreation restrictions.

Famous elk back with new headgear on Vancouver Island

He’s sporting a tarp, an innertube, and windchimes now but he’s the same frisky fellow from last year.

Moricetown moves to return name to Witset

Moricetown Band council also said they’d like to rename lakes and rivers, including Bulkley River.

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Telkwa shed fire Sept. 18

     

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        Smithers Regional Airport upgrading its terminal building

           

          Smithers water testing continues next week

          The work of adding chlorine is done, but testing won’t start until next week after flushing is done.

          VIDEO: Walking the Highway of Tears for a woman who went missing 12 years ago from Prince Rupert

          Gladys Radek walks with family and friends from Prince Rupert to Smithers starting Sept. 21

          Woman rescued from river in Telkwa

          A woman was saved Wednesday afternoon after becoming stranded on a rock in the middle of the river.

          Woman defrauded after giving personal information

          Smithers RCMP warn the public to be careful with personal info after woman loses $4,000.

          • Sep 20th, 2017

          Cullen endorses Jagmeet Singh to lead federal NDP party

          Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen supports Singh’s “progressive vision”

          NWCC decides on new name

          With few more approvals, the northwest college plans to officially request the name change this fall

          Firefighters battle shed fire in Telkwa

          Crews received the call just before 9:30 p.m. Monday.

          Reservoirs likely source of Smithers water contamination: CAO

          The boil water notice is into its third week and will continue as more work and tests are done.

          Recreational halibut fishing closes early for first time in five years

          DFO offers controversial experimental licence for recreational anglers who want to catch halibut.

          Open burning prohibitions rescinded in Northwest

          People in the Northwest can blow things up again after restrictions were lifted Tuesday.

          • Sep 12th, 2017

          Smithers water disinfection begins today

          Schools, businesses and residents affected by second week of Smithers boil water advisory.

          13 people rescued after Kitimat River floods

          Big Spruce area flooded early Monday morning

          Osprey rescued after falling out of nest in Cowichan Bay

          Young bird fell from nest

          • Sep 8th, 2017