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UPDATE: Canfor blaze among biggest Houston fire chief has seen

Nobody was injured in the fire, which destroyed six of the sawmill's kilns.

Chiefs take no-LNG message to the Hill

Two months after Premier Clark was in Ottawa to promote LNG, Northwest First Nations leaders visited Parliament with the opposite message.

Smithers ‘Pay It Forward Day’ encourages random acts of kindness

Bulkley Valley residents challenged to do 3,000 good deeds today.

Rainbow discussion reaches local schools

Since the rainbow crosswalk controversy began, Smithers Secondary's Gender Sexuality Alliance bulletin board has been defaced several times.

Lead levels too high in Bulkley Valley school drinking water

Tests have found too much lead in the drinking water at Twain Sullivan Elementary in Houston, B.C.

RCMP search for missing Smithers woman Jennifer Derbyshire turns to the Okanagan

Police are investigating a reported sighting of Jennifer Derbyshire in Vernon at about 6 a.m. this morning.

Council tackles 2016 budget, Smithers preschool closure, $2M airport loan

An overview of last night's Smithers town council meeting, covering the 2016 budget, Ranger Park Preschool, and a $2M loan.

Wrinch hospital transfer marks end of an era for United Church

Past and present Wrinch Memorial Hospital staff shared fond memories at an event held when it changed hands in March.

Elizabeth Norton leaves final gift to Smithers community

Well-known in Smithers for her generosity, Elizabeth Norton left a parting gift for the homeless.

Smithers RCMP reminds drivers about rules for approaching emergency vehicles

As warm weather brings more traffic to the Bulkley Valley, police are urging motorists to slow down and make room for emergency vehicles.

Telkwa covered by new Highway 16 cell service

Telkwa residents now have cell and wireless Internet access after a new Telus site went live.

Smithers icon ‘Alpine Al’ needs retreat from the elements

The famous Main Street alpenhorn statue will be taken down for repairs this fall.

Tax season phone scams target Bulkley Valley

Smithers RCMP is reminding the public about a common phone scam where the caller claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency.

St. Patrick’s Day gives Smithers a tinge of green

Smithers residents are among Canadians across the nation celebrating St. Patrick's Day today.

Second chance for tiny cubs

Orphaned cubs are being nursed at the Bulkley Valley's Northern Lights Wildlife Society after being rescued.

Smithers council opposes Lelu Island LNG site

Town councillors last night voted to oppose the location of the Pacific Northwest LNG processing facility in a letter to the CEAA.

Former BC Lion calls for courage to speak out against violence

J.R. LaRose will urge the public not to stay silent about violence against women at public events in Moricetown and Gitsegukla this week.

Smithers high school students suspended over pellet gun shooting

A teenager who allegedly shot at his classmates with a BB gun is one of three who have been suspended from Smithers Secondary School.

Smithers affordable housing project aborted due to lack of resources

The Smithers Action Group Association has shut down, ending its decade-long push to build an affordable housing complex in Smithers.

First Nations dance group sharing culture with a beat

The Ewk Hiyah Hozdli Dance Group in Smithers is performing traditional Wet'suwet'en songs and dances to keep their culture strong.