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OUR TOWN: Bright lights in the valley

Brian Vike is one of the best-known UFO watchers in Canada. Google “red orange light” and his Vike Factor blog pops up.

‘Freedom Train’ rails against Enbridge

Wet’suwet’en and other First Nations leaders protested against Enbridge’s Gateway pipeline project at the company’s shareholders’ meeting.

Off-road riders question summer RAMP

Critics of a Bulkley Valley summer trails plan say its organizers are biased against quads and other off-road vehicles.

Bulkley Valley Christian School presents Seven Brides For Seven Brothers at the Della Herman Theatre May 11

Mountain men find seven’s heaven

This year’s Bulkley Valley Christian School musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, rings with Smithers-style charm.

Bulkley Valley Christian School presents Seven Brides For Seven Brothers at the Della Herman Theatre May 11
Smithereens weigh in on hike in minimum wage.

STREETERS: What do you think of B.C.’s new minimum wage?

We asked Smithereens about the latest hike in minimum wage.

Smithereens weigh in on hike in minimum wage.

Top Toastmaster taps Dr. Seuss to be a better babbler

Perfect speaker, no, but Mark Edwards says he has found a perfect place to practice speaking—the Bulkley Valley Toastmasters club.

Feds cut support for computers

Smithers librarians face hard choices now that the federal government has axed its public computing program.

Wider gas line gets green light

B.C.’s environmental assessment office okayed a wider-diameter pipe for the proposed Pacific Trails Pipeline.

We asked Smithereens if they thought the Northern Gateway pipeline project would receive approval from the NEB.

STREETERS: Will Northern Gateway Pipeline project be approved?

We asked Smithereens if they thought the Northern Gateway Pipeline project would be approved by the National Energy Board.

We asked Smithereens if they thought the Northern Gateway pipeline project would receive approval from the NEB.

Province funds Highway of Tears workshops

Social worker Marlaena Mann says she still meets many young people who hitch-hike along the “Highway of Tears.”

Sue Schaefer

Smithers diabetes clinic a hilarious success

Mrs. Pudding visited Smithers last week to share tips on living with diabetes.

Sue Schaefer

Weak timber supplies worry local politicians

Timber and job loss estimates in confidential ministry report sharpened debate on rules to ease impact of the mountain pine beetle.

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Fashion show to support domestic peace

“Fashion for Peace” hits the catwalks Thursday, Aoril 26 at 7 p.m. and guests are expected to raise lots of money for a good cause.

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We asked you about the changes to Grant's Law.

STREETERS: Do you support the changes to Grant’s Law?

We asked Smithereens what they thought about the recent changes to Grant's Law.

We asked you about the changes to Grant's Law.
Lawry Lund dismisses Dragons and does it his way.

UPDATE Lawry Lund speaks to Smithers’ self-made spirit

Smithers keeps it quiet, says Lawry Lund, but this mountain town is home to some wildly out-of-the-box entrepreneurs.

Lawry Lund dismisses Dragons and does it his way.
Government audit of timber supplies doesn't sit well with RDBN

Audit shows ministry lacks forestry data: RDBN

Troubled by audit of how B.C. government manages timber, mayors and rural directors RDBN seek independent advice on forestry.

Government audit of timber supplies doesn't sit well with RDBN
A chart shows Telkwa’s total expenses for 2012.

Telkwa gears for growth

Telkwa residents will see a small rise in property taxes this year as the village prepares for future growth.

A chart shows Telkwa’s total expenses for 2012.
Staff are ready to welcome job seekers at the new Work BC office.

Work BC rings in one-stop jobs shop in Smithers

Work BC opened its doors April 2 at the corner of Main Street and Highway 16 and the location is paying off already.

Staff are ready to welcome job seekers at the new Work BC office.
Architect Charles Durrett is the author of Creating Co-housing: Building Sustainable Communities and is a recipient of a UN World Habitat Award.

Co-housing seminar builds interest in Smithers

“Co-housing” is a term Charles Durrett invented for something he first saw in Denmark in the 1970s.

Architect Charles Durrett is the author of Creating Co-housing: Building Sustainable Communities and is a recipient of a UN World Habitat Award.

Culture crawl readies to run up and down Bulkley Valley

After five successful summers in Smithers, the Bulkley Valley Museum hopes to expand into the Five Rivers Culture Crawl.