Dan Mesec

A competitor begins his haul up the Uptrack bike trail on the Bluff on Hudson Bay Mountain Sunday morning trying to capture the coveted C.O.B. Upchuck Cup.

C.O.B asks how much uptrack can you Upchuck?

It was an ironman climb to the top, during the third annual C.O.B. Upchuck race last weekend as Michael Jordan pulled off an incredible win.

A competitor begins his haul up the Uptrack bike trail on the Bluff on Hudson Bay Mountain Sunday morning trying to capture the coveted C.O.B. Upchuck Cup.
Black belts Riley Tchida

Shogun brings home national hardware

Smithers Shogun Dojo was in Quebec last month fighting at the World Karate and Kickboxing Council National championships with some big wins.

Black belts Riley Tchida
Braden Butler practices his slack-line technique at Ranger Park Saturday afternoon. Slack-lining is a growing sport in the valley and Butler hopes one day they will have a dedicated slack-line park.

Walking the line

Braden Butler practices his slack-line technique at Ranger Park last Saturday afternoon.

Braden Butler practices his slack-line technique at Ranger Park Saturday afternoon. Slack-lining is a growing sport in the valley and Butler hopes one day they will have a dedicated slack-line park.

VIMFF leaves impression

The Bulkley Backcountry Ski Society and Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition hosted the VIMFF for the fifth year in Smithers

Morkel wins Kilpatrick tourney

Wouter Morkel took the coveted Norm Kilpatrick Tournament with an overall low gross of 144, four strokes ahead of Dennis Williams.

Smithereens shared their thoughts on proposed changes to employment insurance regulations.

STREETERS: Changes to EI

Smithereens shared their thoughts on proposed changes to employment insurance regulations.

Smithereens shared their thoughts on proposed changes to employment insurance regulations.

Telkwa set for party of the century

The Bulkley Valley Kinsmen are preparing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Telkwa barbeque and the line up is one for the books.

Wayne Goss rockets off a drop on Huckin’ Eh

McBike men’s clinic turns riders from good to great

Smithers McBike held their annual men’s clinic last weekend to help riders advance to the next level of downhill mountain biking.

Wayne Goss rockets off a drop on Huckin’ Eh

Saltos dominate PG Invitational

The Smithers Saltos landed big scores at the Prince George Invitational, setting the stage for their Aloha Invitational meet in June.

Mayors search for solutions

Smithers Mayor, Taylor Bachrach, was in Penticton, B.C. last week for the inaugural BC Mayors’ Caucus.

Mark Perry leads the finale of the 4000 Reasons concert Saturday night at the Della Herman Theater in Smithers.

Smithers celebrates 4000 reasons for no pipeline

How many reasons does it take to invoke change? 100? 500? Or maybe 4,000?

Mark Perry leads the finale of the 4000 Reasons concert Saturday night at the Della Herman Theater in Smithers.

Smithers council approves garden, housing development

The Princess Garden has a new home after a decision by Smithers Council to permit the demonstration garden to be located on town property.

Students from Muheim Elementary School paint salmon cutouts to decorate the fence that circles the school grounds. Strong Start co-ordinator

Fish painting

Students from Muheim Elementary School paint salmon cutouts to decorate the fence that circles the school grounds.

Students from Muheim Elementary School paint salmon cutouts to decorate the fence that circles the school grounds. Strong Start co-ordinator
Finlay Reed helps scientists log and capture a butterfly specimen during the 2012 Bioblitz at the Hunaker Springs near Smithers

Biodiversity blitz hits the Bulkley Valley

The Bulkley Valley’s Bioblitz exploded in Smithers last weekend, as biologists and nature enthusiasts gathered at the Hunaker Springs.

Finlay Reed helps scientists log and capture a butterfly specimen during the 2012 Bioblitz at the Hunaker Springs near Smithers
Smithers Motocross Association members pose for photo on the track during a break at the SMXA’s fun race last weekend in preparation for the CMRC race in July.

SMXA hits it big with first race of the season

The dirt was flying last weekend, as the Smithers Motocross Association held their first race of the season, attracting more than 50 riders.

Smithers Motocross Association members pose for photo on the track during a break at the SMXA’s fun race last weekend in preparation for the CMRC race in July.
Alyssa Margerm of Houston

Smithers track athletes qualify for BC Summer Games

Smithers track stars’ were hard at work last weekend trying to qualify for the BC Summer Games, in Surrey July 19-22.

Alyssa Margerm of Houston
We asked Smithereens if they participated in this year's Relay for Life.

STREETERS: Smithereen participation in Relay for Life

We asked Smithereens if they participated in this year's Relay for Life.

We asked Smithereens if they participated in this year's Relay for Life.
BV Bowman

Jr. Olympic Program takes flight with Bulkley Valley Bowmen

The Bulkley Valley Bowman continue to build the sport of archery as they prepare for another year of the Jr. Olympic Program.

BV Bowman
Camels Kala Hooker protects the ball as she gets driven into a ruck during Humpfest 2011 in Smithers.

Camels Rugby participation growing

The Camels Rugby team is scrumming down for another season of rucks and tries in the Bulkley Valley.

Camels Kala Hooker protects the ball as she gets driven into a ruck during Humpfest 2011 in Smithers.
Adam Veenstra from team Green defends the ball against two attackers from team Blue during U-14 Soccer action at Chandler Park May 17.

Back on the pitch

Soccer pitches around Smithers are once again a beehive of activity.

Adam Veenstra from team Green defends the ball against two attackers from team Blue during U-14 Soccer action at Chandler Park May 17.