Chris Gareau

Town of Smithers Official Community Plan (OCP) map with the proposed multi-family housing development.

Multi-family housing zoning passed

The way is partly paved for 11 new multi-family strata buildings to go up in Smithers

Town of Smithers Official Community Plan (OCP) map with the proposed multi-family housing development.
Smithers spring cleaning

Smithers spring cleaning

Ryder, 6, and Kalia, 5, Vandergaag help clean up Smithers.

Smithers spring cleaning
Dust advisory from Smithers to Burns Lake

Dust advisory from Smithers to Burns Lake

Smithers, Houston and Burns Lake dusty enough to warrant an air quality advisory.

Dust advisory from Smithers to Burns Lake
Jinny Sims is B.C.’s Minister of Citizens Services.

B.C. minister says rural internet is ‘railroad of the 21st century’

Jinny Sims talks details about the $50-million provincial and possible $750-million federal funds

Jinny Sims is B.C.’s Minister of Citizens Services.
The statue of Jean Caux, known as Cataline, at the Hazeltons visitors’ centre. He and his packing horse are one of 23 historic francophone destinations put on a road map to mark International Francophonie Day. (Chris Gareau photo)

Francophone road map features Cataline

Hazeltons’ figure the northernmost destination on new francophone destination map.

The statue of Jean Caux, known as Cataline, at the Hazeltons visitors’ centre. He and his packing horse are one of 23 historic francophone destinations put on a road map to mark International Francophonie Day. (Chris Gareau photo)
Kolbie Doodson and Adison Labonte performing to Grease. (Camus Photography)

Music through the ages

Smithers Figure Skating Club performed its annual carnival on ice at the Smithers Civic Centre.

Kolbie Doodson and Adison Labonte performing to Grease. (Camus Photography)
WANTED: Five sought by RCMP

WANTED: Five sought by RCMP

Police asking for public’s assistance finding five people on outstanding warrants.

WANTED: Five sought by RCMP
Smithers Secondary on Hudson Bay Mountain with their medals and banners from the B.C. High School Provincial Championships March 6. (Chris Gareau photo)

Smithers provincial snowboard sweep

Smithers Secondary win snowboard banners at BC High School Sports provincials on Hudson Bay Mtn.

Smithers Secondary on Hudson Bay Mountain with their medals and banners from the B.C. High School Provincial Championships March 6. (Chris Gareau photo)
Northern Cup draws big field to BV Nordic Centre

Northern Cup draws big field to BV Nordic Centre

Full results and over 40 photos from the Northern Cup hosted in Smithers.

Northern Cup draws big field to BV Nordic Centre
Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen announces at Riverside Park in Smithers that he is not running in the 2019 federal election. (Chris Gareau photo)

Nathan Cullen not seeking re-election

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls it quits after 15 years, at least for now.

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen announces at Riverside Park in Smithers that he is not running in the 2019 federal election. (Chris Gareau photo)
Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen announces at Riverside Park in Smithers that he is not running in the 2019 federal election. (Chris Gareau photo)

Nathan Cullen not seeking re-election

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls it quits after 15 years

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen announces at Riverside Park in Smithers that he is not running in the 2019 federal election. (Chris Gareau photo)
Fine particulates in wood smoke can cause a range of health issues. (Contributed photo)

Bulkley Valley air quality advisory

Smithers and Houston ban wood stove use during advisories if they aren’t primary heat source.

Fine particulates in wood smoke can cause a range of health issues. (Contributed photo)
Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.

Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.

Jamie Hilbach, 47, of Hazelton is wanted for escaping lawful custody, among other things.

Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.
Historic meeting of Nisga’a and Tahltan strengthen ties during Hobiyee

Historic meeting of Nisga’a and Tahltan strengthen ties during Hobiyee

Lots of video from alliance affirmation meant to boost economies and protect land

Historic meeting of Nisga’a and Tahltan strengthen ties during Hobiyee
The possible future location of a cannabis retail store on Main Street in Smithers, last occupied by Rudolph’s Sausage.                                 (Chris Gareau photo)

Trying to open the door on Smithers pot retail

Three Bulkley Valley men look to open Smithers’ first cannabis store on Main Street.

The possible future location of a cannabis retail store on Main Street in Smithers, last occupied by Rudolph’s Sausage.                                 (Chris Gareau photo)
Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB

Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB

It could happen again without a different way to inspect trains

Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB
New SD54 superintendent named

New SD54 superintendent named

Assistant superintendent Michael McDiarmid promoted to fill vacancy of outgoing Chris van der Mark.

New SD54 superintendent named
A CN train collided with a road grader at the Lawson Road crossing on Feb. 19. This photo was taken from the northeast side of the train, between the track and Bulkley River. (Grant Harris photo)

Train hits grader near Quick

The collision put the driver in critical condition. GoFundMe page raises over $10,000.

A CN train collided with a road grader at the Lawson Road crossing on Feb. 19. This photo was taken from the northeast side of the train, between the track and Bulkley River. (Grant Harris photo)
Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs lead a march in mid-January down Smithers Main Street in opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)

Province, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs announce reconciliation process

A potlatch feast will be held in March by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to discuss with clans.

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs lead a march in mid-January down Smithers Main Street in opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)
Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation

Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation

A potlatch feast will be held in March by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to discuss with clans.

Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation