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Sadie Wright enjoying the year's first outdoor Bulkley Valley Farmers' Market.

Market starts with new hours

The outdoor farmers' market was busy on its first day, but not all are happy with the time change.

Sadie Wright enjoying the year's first outdoor Bulkley Valley Farmers' Market.
A flood watch is in place for the Bulkley River near Smithers and the water is expected to keep rising.

Smithers gets flood-ready as water rises

The public is being warned to stay clear of the Bulkley River as Smithers prepares for possible flooding.

A flood watch is in place for the Bulkley River near Smithers and the water is expected to keep rising.

Lake Babine Nation signs LNG deal

The Lake Babine Nation has signed an agreement with the Province to receive economic benefits from a TransCanada LNG project.

For three weeks of every year Jim Fowler works 24 hours a day to collect

Kispiox producer explains the science of birch syrup

For three weeks of every year Jim Fowler works around the clock to collect, filter and reduce the perfect birch syrup.

For three weeks of every year Jim Fowler works 24 hours a day to collect
McDonald's Smithers workers practice their smiles for the McHappy Day fundraiser today.

McHappy Day raises funds for Smithers child development centre

McDonald's Smithers will donate $1 from every Big Mac, Happy Meal or hot McCafe drink to the BVCDC on McHappy Day today.

McDonald's Smithers workers practice their smiles for the McHappy Day fundraiser today.
A young salmon

Exposing an invisible salmon migration

An “invisible migration” taking place under the surface of northern rivers will be revealed with a series of events starting on May 11.

A young salmon
Lisa Glaim and Ken Aslin will lead a march down Smithers Main Street tomorrow to raise awareness about suicide prevention and treatment.

Suicide survivor leads march to raise awareness about prevention

Smithers woman Lisa Glaim is raising awareness that suicide is preventable and treatment is available.

Lisa Glaim and Ken Aslin will lead a march down Smithers Main Street tomorrow to raise awareness about suicide prevention and treatment.
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine has drafted a bylaw to regulate medical marijuana grow-ops.

Regional District drafts medical marijuana bylaw

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine has drafted a medical marijuana bylaw to keep grow-ops away from schools and daycare centres.

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine has drafted a bylaw to regulate medical marijuana grow-ops.
Smithers Public Library director Wendy Wright and board co-chair Corry Tremblay.

Library staff have big ideas for Smithers cultural centre

The Smithers Public Library building is limiting its ability to expand but staff have big ideas for a planned new cultural centre.

Smithers Public Library director Wendy Wright and board co-chair Corry Tremblay.

Strong winds cut power to more than 200 in Smithers

More than 200 Smithers properties are without power after a wind storm caused outages overnight.

Rueben Buhler charged with second degree murder

A 54-year-old Burns Lake man will appear in court tomorrow charged with three counts of second degree murder.

Wildfires burnt a total 143

Help prevent wildfires as season approaches

Bulkley Valley residents are being urged to help prevent a repeat of last year’s damaging wildfire season.

Wildfires burnt a total 143
Smithers Secondary School students with the biodome that helped win their school $25

Smithers Secondary wins $25,000 in national green initiatives contest

The Smithers Secondary School has been awarded $25,000 for winning a national competition held in conjunction with Earth Day.

Smithers Secondary School students with the biodome that helped win their school $25
Smithers Public Library director Wendy Wright (front) with Sheila Peters (left) and Lynn Shervill from Smithers-based publisher Creekstone Press.

Giving northern writers a voice

The founders of small Smithers publishing company Creekstone Press explain why they stay in the business despite industry pressures.

Smithers Public Library director Wendy Wright (front) with Sheila Peters (left) and Lynn Shervill from Smithers-based publisher Creekstone Press.

Spike in Smithers whooping cough cases

A spike in the number of whooping cough cases in Smithers has prompted Northern Health to encourage more people to consider immunization.

Smithers council wants to build new cultural centre

The Town of Smithers has listed the construction of a new multi-purpose cultural facility as part of its four-year strategic plan.

Public warned to be vigilant after attempted Hazeltons abduction

New Hazelton RCMP is warning the community to be vigilant after an attempted sex assault and abduction on a female youth.

B.C. Book Prize nominees read in Smithers

Lovers of literature can hear local poets and B.C. Book Prize-nominees read their work during two events at the Smithers Public Library.

Derrick Stacey Denholm’s new book Ground Truthing explores the issue of ethical land use.

Northern author explores ground truths in new book

Derrick Stacey Denholm explores how best to live with a respect for the wild in his new book, Ground Truthing.

Derrick Stacey Denholm’s new book Ground Truthing explores the issue of ethical land use.

Tofino delivers on bet with song about Smithers

Watch people from Tofino, whose mayor lost a bet against Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach, sings their praises for Smithers.