Andrew Hudson

Watchdog orders refund from The Cash Store

B.C.’s consumer protection watchdog has ordered a payday lender with a Smithers location to repay millions in illegal fees.

Green space, green speak, or just a brownfield?

“I’d like to see the town clean up the contaminated site on Main and Broadway, rather than pretty it up and put park benches on it.”

Leuenberger trial winding down

The trial of a Houston accountant accused of defrauding a Moricetown logging company is finally nearing a close.

STREETERS: How do you feel about a two-year cap for environmental reviews?

We asked Smithereens how they felt about the federal government's proposed cap of 24 months for environmental reviews.

Garth Brooks grants fan’s wish in style

Roanne Kalkman son Ryan Blackwell treated like royalty by Barth Brooks at a recent concert in Las Vegas.

Smithers and Telkwa asked to speak up about recycling

Smithers and Telkwa learn latest provincial recycling plan from environmental services director with the regional district.

NWCC’s mining school strikes interest in Nunavik, Yukon

Northwest Community College may find new ground for its mining field school—Nunavik, northern Québec.

Province may relax forestry rules to rebuild Burns Lake mill

Rules protecting scenic corridors, wildlife and old growth may be relaxed to secure timber for a new sawmill in Burns Lake.

Bulkley Valley students share Learning Feast

When Grade 4’s from across the Bulkley Valley gathered in Moricetown for a learning feast last Wednesday.

STREETERS: How does Smithers do on volunteering?

Your take on how the residents of Smithers contribute to the local volunteer base.

Bulkley Valley School District briefs

Full report cards will soon return to the Bulkley Valley School District now that Bill 22 has legislated an end to job action by teachers.

Quilting Queen visits Bulkley Valley

Celebrated quilter Dianne Jannsen gave a trunk show and two-day workshop to Bulkey Valley quilters at Rough Aces Bible Camp last week.

Wise words from “the tallest freestanding fiddle player”

Calligrapher Julie Maloney has penned a collection of sayings from former Smithers fiddler, Oliver Schroer, she called Oli-isms.

Pine beetle impacts snowpack

New research suggests B.C’s beetle-infested forests will see a rise in snowpack as their canopies grow thin.

Northwest community college layoffs in the wind

Deficit driven layoff notices at Northwest Community College have prompted a challenge from the union representing college instructors.

RAMP table gives trails update

Residents who hike, ride or motor on Bulkley backcountry trails are being asked to comment on a summer trails plan.

Snow survey shows elevated flood risk

High snow pack has raised risk of spring flooding in the Skeena and Nass snow basins. Weather in May and June will determine extent.

New geologist digging into Skeena

Jeff Kyba, hired in October, has a mountain of work to do as the new regional geologist.

Rethinking schools in the 21st century

What does it mean to be an educated citizen in the Bulkley Valley? That was the question on the table at a recent education forum.

Wet’suwet’en set to launch child welfare services

A child welfare program run by the Office of the Wet’suwet’en will start supporting aboriginal families.