Dan Mesec

The Northwest Premium Meat Co-op is changing all of that. Their vision of a locally sustainable abattoir has become a reality. By building a government inspected facility

NWPMC an essential asset for Smithers producers

The Northwest Premium Meat Co-op has opened the door to markets local farmers couldn’t have imagined.

The Northwest Premium Meat Co-op is changing all of that. Their vision of a locally sustainable abattoir has become a reality. By building a government inspected facility
Dan Hamhuis signs an autograph for former Smithers Councillor Lorne Benson during last year’s Smithers Charity Golf Tournament gala at the Smithers Golf and Country Club.

Smithers Rotary set to host 21st Charity Golf Tournament

The 21st Smithers Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by Smithers’ number one Canuck, Dan Hamhuis, is teeing off June 14-16.

Dan Hamhuis signs an autograph for former Smithers Councillor Lorne Benson during last year’s Smithers Charity Golf Tournament gala at the Smithers Golf and Country Club.
Gryphons forward Cassidy Elliot pushes the ball into Terrace territory as Danielle Irvine and Jenna Elliot look on during game play at Chandler Park Saturday May 12.

Gryphons and Royals prepare for zone championships

It was a clear sign of spring as girls soccer kicked off the first playday of the season at Chandler Park, Saturday morning.

Gryphons forward Cassidy Elliot pushes the ball into Terrace territory as Danielle Irvine and Jenna Elliot look on during game play at Chandler Park Saturday May 12.
Mayor Taylor Bachrach rings the market bell to kick off the first Bulkley Farmers Market of the year.

Market goers ring in a new season

Bulkley Valley Farmers Market of the season was in full swing Saturday morning with vendors selling fresh produce and other goods.

Mayor Taylor Bachrach rings the market bell to kick off the first Bulkley Farmers Market of the year.

Public hearings bring concerns back to table

Last Tuesday Smithers Council moved ahead with the rezoning of the airport, Walnut Drive and an A-1 zoning amendment.

Participants of the McBike Mother’s Day Run start their first lap of the day on Main Street

Smithers Run for Mother’s Day a family affair

McBike held their annual Mother’s Day Fun Run to support the Canadian Diabetes Association and had one of the largest turnouts on record.

Participants of the McBike Mother’s Day Run start their first lap of the day on Main Street
(Back row) Alastair McLellan

A classical performance

Bulkley Valley musicians recently picked up a number of prestigious awards at music festivals throughout the northwest.

(Back row) Alastair McLellan
Angelica Langen of the Northern Lights Wildlife Society takes notes and prepares to tag one of the newly rescued bear cubs at their animal shelter in Driftwood May 12.

Orphaned cubs welcomed in Smithers

Two gun shots, no witnesses, a dead bear. Now three cubs call Northern Lights Wildlife Society home.

Angelica Langen of the Northern Lights Wildlife Society takes notes and prepares to tag one of the newly rescued bear cubs at their animal shelter in Driftwood May 12.

Bouldering competition stretches climbers to their limits in Smithers

The Bulkley Valley Regional Pool hosted a bouldering competition with climbers young and old trying to conquer the knuckle busting routes.

Ambleside agreement means more housing

The Town of Smithers signed a 10-year agreement with Ambleside Projects Ltd. to develop land in the Willowvale subdivision.

Pamela Porter and Charlotte Gill pose with their books nominated for the 2012 BC Book Prize while on tour in Smithers.

Nominees for the BC Book Prize hit Smithers

BC Book Prize nominees Charlotte Gill and Pamela Porter were showing off their beautiful home grown stories in Smithers last week.

Pamela Porter and Charlotte Gill pose with their books nominated for the 2012 BC Book Prize while on tour in Smithers.
The Smithers Secondary Gryphons Boys Rugby Team attempts to score another try against Prince Rupert during playday action at SSS.

Smithers Gryphons seek victory

The Gryphons Sr. Boys Rugby team was back at it again last weekend taking on the local rivals from Terrace, Prince Rupert and Houston.

The Smithers Secondary Gryphons Boys Rugby Team attempts to score another try against Prince Rupert during playday action at SSS.
Harmony TaeKwon-Do First Dan Ed Withers  lands a point from a strike against his opponent during the first TaeKwon-Do provincials to be held in Smithers. Whithers competed in the Black Belt sparing division at Smithers Secondary May 5.

Smithers hosts to TaeKwon-Do Provincials

Harmony TaeKwon-Do hosted the 2012 ITF TaeKwon-Do provincial championships last weekend, a first for Smithers.

Harmony TaeKwon-Do First Dan Ed Withers  lands a point from a strike against his opponent during the first TaeKwon-Do provincials to be held in Smithers. Whithers competed in the Black Belt sparing division at Smithers Secondary May 5.

ORDER FROM THE MESS: Interests of Canadians not a Tory priority

Throughout the JRP hearings the potential economic benefits for Canada and northern B.C. of the Gateway pipeline were largely unheard.

Judo is one of the oldest form of Martial Art and has grown its following in the northwest.

Smithers secondary school Gryphon girls strike hard

The Gryphon Girls Rugby Team was tied up in playday action last weekend, taking on their northern counterparts from Terrace and Houston.

Judo is one of the oldest form of Martial Art and has grown its following in the northwest.

Second sheet of ice project just around the corner for Smithers

Smithers council is one step closer to realizing the dream of a second sheet of ice after receiving a complete schematic design.

Claire Schley

Schley displays art at Heavenly Grinds

Claire Schley, 5 displayed her original paintings at Heavenly Grinds, Saturday May 5. The paintings hang through to the end of May.

Claire Schley
Judo is one of the oldest form of Martial Art and has grown its following in the northwest.

Smithers Judo throws down at PG Open

The Smithers Judo Club participated at the Prince George Open Judo Tournament April 21 and landed some promising results.

Judo is one of the oldest form of Martial Art and has grown its following in the northwest.
Members of the Smithers secondary golf team took to the links in Prince Rupert a few weeks ago to kick off a new season.  From left to right: Kaleb Gorbahn

Smithers Secondary Gryphons drive it home

The Smithers secondary Gryphons golf team were on the fairway a couple weeks ago kicking off the season in Prince Rupert.

Members of the Smithers secondary golf team took to the links in Prince Rupert a few weeks ago to kick off a new season.  From left to right: Kaleb Gorbahn

C.O.B.: Get on your bikes and ride!

The 5th Annual C.O.B. Mass Bike Ride took over Main Street last weekend and officially started another season of riding in Smithers.