Chris Gareau

Premier John Horgan (right) cutting the cake at a celebration with LNG Canada and Haisla Nation in Kitimat. (John Horgan Facebook photo)

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say no to approved LNG pipeline

Rundown of support, opposition and what $40-billion LNG investment means for BC and Bulkley Valley.

Premier John Horgan (right) cutting the cake at a celebration with LNG Canada and Haisla Nation in Kitimat. (John Horgan Facebook photo)
A draft concept design for what a new combined Smithers library and art gallery could look like at Alfred Avenue and Aldous Street.

Concept design for new $15.87-million library/art gallery

A new Smithers library and art gallery has a design and business case to chase 90% grant.

A draft concept design for what a new combined Smithers library and art gallery could look like at Alfred Avenue and Aldous Street.
All candidates forums start tonight

All candidates forums start tonight

Telkwa is the first to host a candidates forum. Smithers is Wednesday, and school board Thursday.

All candidates forums start tonight
Tsetsaut Ventures Ltd’s George Simpson (left) with Pretivm president, CEO and director Joseph Ovsenek in 2013, before the Brucejack Mine was developed. (Indigenous Business and Investment Council photo)

172 layoff notices for Hazelton company

Pretivm extends jobs invite to Tsetsaut employees contracted for Brucejack Mine.

Tsetsaut Ventures Ltd’s George Simpson (left) with Pretivm president, CEO and director Joseph Ovsenek in 2013, before the Brucejack Mine was developed. (Indigenous Business and Investment Council photo)
Chief Wah tah K’eght (Henry Alfred) at the Walk to Witset feast in September 2018. (Walter Joseph Photography)

Chief Wah Tah K’eght leaves a legacy

Chief Wah Tah K’eght (Henry Alfred) from Witset was reported to have passed away on Sunday morning.

Chief Wah tah K’eght (Henry Alfred) at the Walk to Witset feast in September 2018. (Walter Joseph Photography)
RCMP confirm death of Jessica Patrick

RCMP confirm death of Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

RCMP confirm death of Jessica Patrick
The feeling that too many women and girls have gone been lost along Highway 16, dubbed by some as the Highway of Tears, was evident as Jessica Patrick’s body came home Thursday. Chris Gareau photo

Jessica comes home

Northern B.C. showed their support by lining Hwy 16 as Jessica Patrick’s body returned to Smithers.

The feeling that too many women and girls have gone been lost along Highway 16, dubbed by some as the Highway of Tears, was evident as Jessica Patrick’s body came home Thursday. Chris Gareau photo
Council and school board candidates declared

Council and school board candidates declared

A list of all the people running to represent their communities from the Hazeltons to Telkwa.

Council and school board candidates declared
Vigil for Jessica Patrick

Vigil for Jessica Patrick

VIDEOS: Hundreds honour a young mother who lost her life. Jessica Patrick was 18.

Vigil for Jessica Patrick
Human remains found

Human remains found

RCMP will not give more information as they work to identify human remains that were found.

Human remains found
The BV Pool and Recreation Centre will be closed for it annual maintenance shutdown from Sept 3-16. Tom Best photo

Staff shortage closes pool on Sundays

The Bulkley Valley Regional Pool and Recreation Centre needs more lifeguards.

The BV Pool and Recreation Centre will be closed for it annual maintenance shutdown from Sept 3-16. Tom Best photo
Special Bulkley Valley cold weather statement

Special Bulkley Valley cold weather statement

Environment Canada put out a special weather statement calling for frost the next few nights.

Special Bulkley Valley cold weather statement
Smithers fire ban over

Smithers fire ban over

Cool and rain makes campfires cool again.

Smithers fire ban over
The evacuation order (red) and alert (orange) area as of Thursday afternoon. (RDBN map)

People ignoring evacuation order warned of extreme fire behaviour

BC Wildfire Service warns wind makes situation in Lakes District even more dangerous next 24 hours.

The evacuation order (red) and alert (orange) area as of Thursday afternoon. (RDBN map)
Smithers survey on future of pot plan

Smithers survey on future of pot plan

B.C. towns are in charge of where pot may be consumed, and where and how it may be sold.

Smithers survey on future of pot plan
File photo

Marine chinook fishing increases as river ban stays

There are no signs of DFO lifting its ban on recreational chinook in the Skeena River.

File photo
Three ideas for gallery/library Arts and Culture Centre

Three ideas for gallery/library Arts and Culture Centre

VIDEO: Three layout ideas for a $10-million Smithers library/art gallery presented.

Three ideas for gallery/library Arts and Culture Centre
Smithers, Telkwa, New Hazelton also implement fire bans

Smithers, Telkwa, New Hazelton also implement fire bans

Communities have the option to not enforce the Northwest ban. Their bans also start noon Friday.

Smithers, Telkwa, New Hazelton also implement fire bans
Northwest fire ban starts Friday

Northwest fire ban starts Friday

Campfires and other open burning is prohibited starting noon ahead of the long weekend.

Northwest fire ban starts Friday
Witset’s Kyah RV Park and Campground ready for visitors

Witset’s Kyah RV Park and Campground ready for visitors

$1.3-million in upgrades meant to attract regional and international tourists off Highway 16.

Witset’s Kyah RV Park and Campground ready for visitors