Dan Mesec

Brett Zollen trains at the BV Pool on Thursday April 5

Bulkley Valley Otters heating up the competition

The Bulkley Valley Otters Swim Club are making waves as two of their top competitors continue to rank among some of the best in the West.

Brett Zollen trains at the BV Pool on Thursday April 5
The SSS Gryphons boys rugby team runs drills at the SSS gymnasium. Despite no outside play as of yet the Gryphons are moving ahead with pre-season training for the 2012 season.

Gryphons rugby rucking over

The Smithers Secondary school boys rugby team is gearing up for another year, despite lingering winter conditions on the playing fields.

The SSS Gryphons boys rugby team runs drills at the SSS gymnasium. Despite no outside play as of yet the Gryphons are moving ahead with pre-season training for the 2012 season.

Digital story a first for Smithers

The Smithers Library is home to author Josh Martin’s new online and interactive book, Run, in which readers can shape the plot.

Grace Allen

Smithers Saltos Gymnastics Club springs to podium

The Smithers Saltos Gymnastics Club had a busy March, collecting a number of podium finishes at two competitions.

Grace Allen
Wolfgang Loschberger performs with Recorda Borealis at a charity concert.

Recorda Borealis brings Baroque to Smithers

Recorda Borealis host a spectacular musical experience, Saturday April 7, at the Logpile Lodge, featuring Renaissance and Baroque music.

Wolfgang Loschberger performs with Recorda Borealis at a charity concert.

Smithers council moves to rezone airport, park

With the future economic viability of the Smithers Airport in mind, council approved rezoning of the airport grounds.

Speed demon Claire Challen

Smithers skiers show speed at Schuss Boomer Cup

Skiers, from far and wide vied for the coveted Schuss Boomer Cup last weekend on Hudson Bay Mountain.

Speed demon Claire Challen
Backcountry skiers pass an avalanche chart as they go into the Hankin-Evelyn Recreation Area.

Lack of consultation leads to Hankin-Evelyn misunderstanding

The Hankin-Evelyn recreation area has Evelyn residents speaking out about the side-effects of the growing project.

Backcountry skiers pass an avalanche chart as they go into the Hankin-Evelyn Recreation Area.
Precious Powder Pigs

Dress up time at Schuss Boomer

Besides racing, the 28th Annual Schuss Boomer at Hudson Bay Mountain was an opportunity to get all dressed up.

Precious Powder Pigs
With the snow melting and Spring right around the corner The Bulkley Valley Canoe and Kayak Club started to hold rolling sessions every two weeks at the BV Pool. Last weekend saw 20 boats in the pool getting a feel for the water after a long winter. Some instructors were on hand to help anyone who might need some refreshers on rolling technique and safety. After  washing off the dust paddlers took part in a game of kayak polo despite the tight boundaries of the pool.   The BVCKC will continue to hold sessions April 1 and April 15. For more information contact the BV Canoe and Kayak Club at paddlebv@gmail.com.

Prep your kayaks

The Bulkley Valley Canoe and Kayak Club is holding rolling sessions every two weeks at the BV Pool.

With the snow melting and Spring right around the corner The Bulkley Valley Canoe and Kayak Club started to hold rolling sessions every two weeks at the BV Pool. Last weekend saw 20 boats in the pool getting a feel for the water after a long winter. Some instructors were on hand to help anyone who might need some refreshers on rolling technique and safety. After  washing off the dust paddlers took part in a game of kayak polo despite the tight boundaries of the pool.   The BVCKC will continue to hold sessions April 1 and April 15. For more information contact the BV Canoe and Kayak Club at paddlebv@gmail.com.
Bulkley Valley biathlete Angus Tweedie reloads his rifle during zone competition at the BV biathlon target range in January. Tweedie picked up three gold medals at the BC Winter Games.

Tweedie picks up crown at BC winter games

Bulkley Valley biathlete, Angus Tweedie had an outstanding performance at the BC Winter Games with three first-place finishes.

Bulkley Valley biathlete Angus Tweedie reloads his rifle during zone competition at the BV biathlon target range in January. Tweedie picked up three gold medals at the BC Winter Games.
Haleigh Callison poses during a photo shoot for the Toronto Furies. This will mark Callison’s second year with the Toronto franchise.

Haleigh Callison of Smithers makes her mark in pro women’s hockey

Haleigh Callison of Smithers laced up for the Toronto Furies last weekend in Clarkson Cup action.

Haleigh Callison poses during a photo shoot for the Toronto Furies. This will mark Callison’s second year with the Toronto franchise.

Smithers on track to reduce emissions

Smithers council discussed potential future plans for reducing green house gas emissions during a Committee of a Whole meeting last week.

Hudson Bay Mountain kicked off Spring break with Shiverfest last week

Shiverfest heats up Hudson Bay Mountain

Hudson Bay Mountain kicked off Spring break with Shiverfest last week, offering a number of activities throughout the week.

Hudson Bay Mountain kicked off Spring break with Shiverfest last week

ORDER FROM THE MESS: Teachers are invaluable to society

Dan Mesec shares his view on the importance of teachers for the future of our country.

Mediation going to be critical for BCTF and province

Since the BC Government passed Bill-22, putting a halt to a teachers union strike two weeks ago, tensions are still high on both sides.

Tony Greco presents Dawn Fehr from the Salvation Army with a cheque flanked by Bob Henderson from the Brain Injury Society and Dave Wilford from the BV Hospice Society.

Freemasons look to build a better future for Smithers

The Freemasons of Smithers recently donated funds to a number of community organizations, that depend on groups like the Freemasons.

Tony Greco presents Dawn Fehr from the Salvation Army with a cheque flanked by Bob Henderson from the Brain Injury Society and Dave Wilford from the BV Hospice Society.
Hankin-Evelyn Backcountry Recreation Area attracts approximately 4

Hankin-Evelyn: a new breed of backcountry skiing

The Hankin-Evelyn Backcountry Recreation Area is getting media attention this month looking to share the Bulkley Valley gem with the world.

Hankin-Evelyn Backcountry Recreation Area attracts approximately 4

Legacy project takes the next step, more R-3 still needed

he empty corner at Main and Broadway could soon look much different if funding is received for a planned town square style green space.

BC Hockey Senior Male Director

Smithers Steelheads capture Coy Cup

The Smithers Steelheads hoisted the Coy Cup high Saturday after a stunning 3-1 victory over the host Kitimat Ice Demons.

BC Hockey Senior Male Director