Chris Gareau

Trapped moose put down

Trapped moose put down

Conservation forced to shoot moose that fell through the thin ice of the Bulkley River by Smithers.

Trapped moose put down
The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30, 2017. (Chris Gareau photo)

Hwy 16 transit use inconsistent

Two years in, bus ridership is down or up since a year ago depending on which community.

The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30, 2017. (Chris Gareau photo)
UPDATE: Winter storm warning

UPDATE: Winter storm warning

Winter storm warning in effect from the Bulkley Valley to the Alberta border. More snow predicted.

UPDATE: Winter storm warning
Members and volunteers of the Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club in 2018-19 after the first Shamrock Cup on Hudson Bay Mountain Jan. 19. (Chris Gareau photo)

First Shamrock Cup of 2019

Full results from Smithers Ski and Snowboard and Club races, plus Abby Award + Shamrock Cup winners.

Members and volunteers of the Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club in 2018-19 after the first Shamrock Cup on Hudson Bay Mountain Jan. 19. (Chris Gareau photo)
Bulkley Valley SD 54 superintendent leaving

Bulkley Valley SD 54 superintendent leaving

Chris van der Mark has been superintendent with SD54 for eight years, and has hands full in Cariboo.

Bulkley Valley SD 54 superintendent leaving
Council wants culture centre referendum

Council wants culture centre referendum

Library/gallery gets extra grant scrutiny for passing $10-million threshold.

Council wants culture centre referendum
The North Matters looks to open Bulkley Valley chapter

The North Matters looks to open Bulkley Valley chapter

Group promoting resource development meets in Smithers.

The North Matters looks to open Bulkley Valley chapter
Marching down Main Street in Smithers. B.C. chiefs gather in Smithers to support Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ position on Unist’ot’en camp and opposition to Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline.

B.C. chiefs show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Chiefs from around B.C. outside the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in Smithers show support.

Marching down Main Street in Smithers. B.C. chiefs gather in Smithers to support Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ position on Unist’ot’en camp and opposition to Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline.
Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. (Chris Gareau photo)

Opinion: Civil disagreement

Knowledge and empathy needed in time of strong disagreement.

Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. (Chris Gareau photo)
After consultations to make sure social media rumours are not true that it has any cultural significance, RCMP take down “tripod” blocking access past Unist’ot’en camp Jan. 11. (Twitter photo)

‘Tripod’ delays access to Unist’ot’en camp

Social media rumours of cultural significance quashed, meaning police “exclusion zones” should end.

After consultations to make sure social media rumours are not true that it has any cultural significance, RCMP take down “tripod” blocking access past Unist’ot’en camp Jan. 11. (Twitter photo)
Real estate sales climbed last year in Kitimat as did the assessed value of homes.

LNG pushes up home values

Kitimat tops northwestern BC single family home value increase list, Telkwa third.

Real estate sales climbed last year in Kitimat as did the assessed value of homes.
Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. Nikal was one of the 14 arrested at the Gitdumden checkpoint Monday.                                (Chris Gareau photo)

Hereditary chiefs negotiate injunction agreement

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs abide by interim injunction, but gate stays up. Still opposed.

Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. Nikal was one of the 14 arrested at the Gitdumden checkpoint Monday.                                (Chris Gareau photo)
Unist’ot’en barrier on Morice River in 2016. (Catherine Matheson photo)

Unist’ot’en open gate

The camp is complying with the temporary injunction allowing natural gas pipeline workers through.

Unist’ot’en barrier on Morice River in 2016. (Catherine Matheson photo)
Smithers councillor voices Wet’suwet’en support

Smithers councillor voices Wet’suwet’en support

Councillor Greg Brown first to put out public statement on natural gas injunction enforcement.

Smithers councillor voices Wet’suwet’en support
Gitxsan hereditary chiefs announce support for Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Gitxsan hereditary chiefs announce support for Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Office of the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs say they support jurisdiction of Office of the Wet’suwet’en.

Gitxsan hereditary chiefs announce support for Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs
International rallies in support of Wet’suwet’en LNG pipeline opposition

International rallies in support of Wet’suwet’en LNG pipeline opposition

Smithers just one of dozens of rallies across Canada, U.S., and even Milan according to organizers.

International rallies in support of Wet’suwet’en LNG pipeline opposition
RCMP enforce pipeline injunction

RCMP enforce pipeline injunction

Police have arrived at the Gitdumden checkpoint south of Houston.

RCMP enforce pipeline injunction
Smoked out at the Alpenhorn

Smoked out at the Alpenhorn

A malfunction in a heating unit caused a stink at the Smithers restaurant, but it’s back in business.

Smoked out at the Alpenhorn
It’s a boy!

It’s a boy!

First 2019 northern B.C. baby born in Smithers.

It’s a boy!
New Hazelton woman missing

New Hazelton woman missing

Search and rescue help RCMP in search for Cynthia Martin.

New Hazelton woman missing