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Smithers RCMP has charged a 20-year-old woman in connection with a stabbing on Tuesday.

Woman, 20, charged after Smithers stabbing

The 27-year-old victim was treated at Bulkley Valley District Hospital Wednesday morning.

Smithers RCMP has charged a 20-year-old woman in connection with a stabbing on Tuesday.
New Hazelton RCMP seized more than 200 marijuana plants from a property near Highway 16 on Feb. 8.

Marijuana plants seized from New Hazelton grow-op

200 marijuana plants, several pounds of dried buds, growing equipment and $2,000 cash were seized from a property near Highway 16.

New Hazelton RCMP seized more than 200 marijuana plants from a property near Highway 16 on Feb. 8.
Syrian refugee Zakaria Ramadan meets members of the Bulkley Valley Refugee Sponsorship Group at the Smithers Regional Airport today.

Smithers meets second Syrian refugee family

A second family of Syrian refugees were greeted at the airport by their local sponsors in Smithers today.

Syrian refugee Zakaria Ramadan meets members of the Bulkley Valley Refugee Sponsorship Group at the Smithers Regional Airport today.
A teenage boy was rescued by his neighbour from a blaze at this unit in Smithers last week.

Daring rescue saves teen from burning unit in Smithers

A male youth and adult female suffered possible burns and smoke inhalation in a blaze at the Hudson Bay Trailer Court on Friday.

A teenage boy was rescued by his neighbour from a blaze at this unit in Smithers last week.
Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach meets Syrian refugees Saied Assaf (left) his wife Eviet Danbar (far right) and their children (from left) Yousef

First Syrian refugees arrive in Smithers

Syrians greeted with hugs and tears by local relatives during Family Day arrival at Smithers airport.

Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach meets Syrian refugees Saied Assaf (left) his wife Eviet Danbar (far right) and their children (from left) Yousef
Bulkley Valley Museum curator Kira Westby says creating a searchable digital archive of the museum's collection will make the past more accessible for future generations.

Smithers museum digitizes the past for a tech-savvy future

A new digital archive will make it possible to search the Bulkley Valley Museum collection online.

Bulkley Valley Museum curator Kira Westby says creating a searchable digital archive of the museum's collection will make the past more accessible for future generations.
Smithers woman Mona Awil and Bulkley Valley Refugee Sponsorship Group spokesperson Pauline Mahoney are preparing for the first Syrian refugees to arrive in Smithers this weekend.

Family Day reunion for Syrian refugee families in Smithers

The first Syrian refugees to arrive in Smithers will be greeted by their local relatives this Family Day long weekend.

Smithers woman Mona Awil and Bulkley Valley Refugee Sponsorship Group spokesperson Pauline Mahoney are preparing for the first Syrian refugees to arrive in Smithers this weekend.

Trial set for Adams’ animal cruelty case

Former Houston mother and daughter will stand trial for animal cruelty relating to 53 animals seized by the SPCA in Alberta last year.

Fuel thieves have been targeting forestry equipment on isolated logging roads

Fuel thieves target logging equipment near Smithers

Forestry companies have been urged to take measures to prevent fuel theft on isolated logging roads.

Fuel thieves have been targeting forestry equipment on isolated logging roads
New Hazelton RCMP is warning the public to beware of phone scammers.

Phone scammers targeting the Hazeltons

Police are warning the public not to give money to phone scammers, who have been posing as police officers and tax workers.

New Hazelton RCMP is warning the public to beware of phone scammers.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Highway 16 between Smithers and Terrace.

Winter storm warning for Smithers to Terrace

Snow and freezing rain are forecast in the Northwest tonight.

A winter storm warning has been issued for Highway 16 between Smithers and Terrace.
Smithers woman Mona Awil (right)

Syrians to get warm welcome to chilly Smithers

The first family of Syrian refugees could arrive in Smithers any day.

Smithers woman Mona Awil (right)
Northern Health Northwest chief operating officer Penny Anguish at a public meeting in New Hazelton today explaining how her organization plans to take over management of the Wrinch Memorial Hospital in April.

Hazelton hospital pharmacy to be sold after Northern Health takeover

Northern Health outlined its plans for taking over Wrinch Memorial Hospital at a public meeting in New Hazelton today.

Northern Health Northwest chief operating officer Penny Anguish at a public meeting in New Hazelton today explaining how her organization plans to take over management of the Wrinch Memorial Hospital in April.
A truck hits the ditch off the road near Telkwa.

Truck hits the ditch near Telkwa

A lane of Highway 16 was closed when a truck hit the ditch near Telkwa.

A truck hits the ditch off the road near Telkwa.
Bulkley Valley School District students from Smithers and Houston toured mausoleums

Overseas class trip gives Bulkley Valley students new Chinese wisdom

High school students from Smithers and Houston say they have returned from a class trip to China with a new appreciation for hard work and education.

Bulkley Valley School District students from Smithers and Houston toured mausoleums
Lynzee West from BC Safetylink shows Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad how to use a smartphone application that could be used when travelling Highway 16.

Eyes in sky could watch Highway 16

People travelling Hwy 16 could register to be monitored if a Gitxsan-run satellite service gets support to expand its coverage.

Lynzee West from BC Safetylink shows Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad how to use a smartphone application that could be used when travelling Highway 16.
People at the Sykaminea transition camp on the island of Lesbos

Smithers man sees hope, disappointment at crowded refugee camps in Lesbos

Benjamin Alles spent an eye-opening two weeks helping Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Greece

People at the Sykaminea transition camp on the island of Lesbos
The B.C. government has announced its plan for safer transportation along Highway 16

Security webcams part of B.C. government plan to make Highway of Tears safer

The B.C. government has revealed a $3-million plan for safer transportation along Highway 16 after a symposium in Smithers last month.

The B.C. government has announced its plan for safer transportation along Highway 16
Gitxsan Development Corporation president Rick Connors (left) and Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad in Hazelton Wednesday.

Gitxsan receive $800,000 for LNG skills training

Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad announced funding for Gitxsan skills training at a meeting in Hazelton Wednesday.

Gitxsan Development Corporation president Rick Connors (left) and Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad in Hazelton Wednesday.
Matilda and Louis Wilson at the Smithers screening of the Highway of Tears documentary in March.

Missing women inquiry must travel to rural, remote communities, say victims’ families

Relatives of Highway of Tears victims have called for rural consultations to be part of a national missing women inquiry, launched today.

Matilda and Louis Wilson at the Smithers screening of the Highway of Tears documentary in March.