Alicia Bridges

Staff shortages responsible for early closures at Smithers hospital laboratory

Early closures at the Smithers hospital laboratory in July and August were caused by short-term staff shortages.

Volunteers are planning to survey Smithers residents about bear safety in an effort to prevent dangerous encounters.

Bear safety survey aims to educate Smithers residents, prevent dangerous encounters

A group of volunteers will survey Smithers residents about bear safety in an effort to improve awareness and avoid encounters.

Volunteers are planning to survey Smithers residents about bear safety in an effort to prevent dangerous encounters.

New hire could reduce long delays for Smithers patients waiting to see an eye surgeon

Northern Health is recruiting a second ophthalmologist for Northwest B.C., which could reduce long delays for Smithers residents.

The body of Fort St. James man Mitchell Lazarre Snr

Tragic end to search for missing Fort St. James man

The body of a missing Fort St. James man was located near Fort Babine yesterday.

The body of Fort St. James man Mitchell Lazarre Snr
Hawkair president Jay Dilley.

Hawkair offers discount for Bulkley Valley flyers after Smithers closure

Bulkley Valley residents will receive discounted flights from Hawkair after the carrier closed its Smithers office on August 1.

Hawkair president Jay Dilley.
The young organizers of the Music on Main festival were impressed with the size of the crowd when they launched the event last year.

Music on Main returns

A diverse line-up of indie, alternative, jazz and rock bands have signed on to play the second annual event organized by local musicians.

The young organizers of the Music on Main festival were impressed with the size of the crowd when they launched the event last year.
Double D-Lux Trail Ride and Petting Zoo owner Darlene Helkenberg

Local trail ride business receives SPCA order

Trail ride business owner Darlene Helkenberg says the BC SPCA has given her a deadline to improve the condition of her horses.

Double D-Lux Trail Ride and Petting Zoo owner Darlene Helkenberg
The authors of a report into glacier shrinkage in B.C. and Alberta predict local glaciers such as this one near Hudson Bay Mountain will disappear by 2100.

Smithers glaciers could vanish by 2100

Glaciers are likely to be a thing of the past in the Bulkley Valley area by 2100, according to the authors of a recent report.

The authors of a report into glacier shrinkage in B.C. and Alberta predict local glaciers such as this one near Hudson Bay Mountain will disappear by 2100.
Alpenhorn Bistro & Bar owner Jeremy Roth at the location where his new Commodity Juicery will be built later this year.

Juice, curry on local menu

Dining out options in Smithers are set to increase this summer with the launch of the Northern Fusion Curry House and Commodity Juicery.

Alpenhorn Bistro & Bar owner Jeremy Roth at the location where his new Commodity Juicery will be built later this year.
Bike to Work Week Smithers participants have received a grim reminder to be vigilant on local roads after a local woman was hit by a truck on Highway 16 Tuesday.

Smithers cyclist hit by truck during Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week participants have received a grim reminder about safety on local roads after a Smithers cyclist was hit by a truck.

Bike to Work Week Smithers participants have received a grim reminder to be vigilant on local roads after a local woman was hit by a truck on Highway 16 Tuesday.

Severe thunderstorm alert for Bulkley Valley

Environment Canada forecasts thunderstorms in eastern sections of the Bulkley Valley near Fort St James.

Bike to Work Week participants Irene Waser (left) and Diana Jex from the Changing Gears team enjoy a healthy lunch during an event at Nature's Pantry today.

Bike to Work Week builds momentum in Smithers

The number of registrations for Bike to Work Week Smithers is up by 100 in 2015.

Bike to Work Week participants Irene Waser (left) and Diana Jex from the Changing Gears team enjoy a healthy lunch during an event at Nature's Pantry today.

Smithers loses only walk-in medical clinic

A local doctor expects there will be an influx of patients at the hospital emergency room after he stops taking walk-in appointments.

Glen Kerr with his Shire horses Jay and Duke

Equine giants showcase strength at heavy horse pull

Pairs of draft horses will show off their immense horsepower at the upcoming Smithers Heavy Horse Pull.

Glen Kerr with his Shire horses Jay and Duke
Protestors at an LNG information session in Kispiox this morning.

Protestors air concerns at LNG information session

New Hazelton RCMP was onsite at the Kispiox Hall this morning to supervise a protest at an LNG information session.

Protestors at an LNG information session in Kispiox this morning.

Premier confirms agreement with Pacific NorthWest LNG

The B.C. government has signed a project development agreement with the Pacific NorthWest LNG project.

Northwest Community College elder-in-residence Mabel Forsythe is passing down the leather-working skills she learned from her mother with her workshop on how to make mukluks.

Tradition handed down at college leather-working class

Wet'suwet'en elder Mabel Forsythe is handing down the leather-working skills she learned from her mother with a mukluk-making class at NWCC.

Northwest Community College elder-in-residence Mabel Forsythe is passing down the leather-working skills she learned from her mother with her workshop on how to make mukluks.

Search for Bella Coola fisherman suspended

The search for a fisherman who went missing near Bella Coola last Friday has been suspended.

Laurie Gallant says spruce tips are great in a syrup.

Class explores plant uses

A program teaching traditional plant harvesting and herbal medicine-making is being offered at Bulkley Canyon Ranch.

Laurie Gallant says spruce tips are great in a syrup.
Daisie Skerik hones her needle-felting skills at a children’s art camp at the Smithers Art Gallery.

Swimming with salmon at needle-felting installation

Spurred on by concerns of LNG pipeline projects on salmon populations, artist Lori Knorr developed a project on the fish’s migration.

Daisie Skerik hones her needle-felting skills at a children’s art camp at the Smithers Art Gallery.