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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 builds momentum in Smithers

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

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.

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.

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.

Premier confirms agreement with Pacific NorthWest LNG

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

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.

Search for Bella Coola fisherman suspended

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

Class explores plant uses

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

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.