Deb Meissner

Ceremonies at the brother Pole Raising in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)

Friendship centre raises totem pole in honour of missing boys and men

Artist Mike Dangeli explains the symbolism of the new Brother Pole

Ceremonies at the brother Pole Raising in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)
Proposed expansion at Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers includes waterpark. (File photo)

Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge to build a wing with waterpark

Waterpark coming to Smithers hotel

Proposed expansion at Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers includes waterpark. (File photo)
Dozens of trucks participated in a rally through the streets of Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals. (Thom Barker photo)

Forest Industry poll

Poll: Do you appreciate the role the forestry industry plays in our local economy?

Dozens of trucks participated in a rally through the streets of Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals. (Thom Barker photo)
Smithers Secondary production of All That Jazz in 2018. The school’s drama department lost years worth of costumes and jewellery in a theft Nov. 18.

Smithers Secondary drama department ransacked and robbed

Thieves made off with the school’s costume and jewelry collections Nov. 18

Smithers Secondary production of All That Jazz in 2018. The school’s drama department lost years worth of costumes and jewellery in a theft Nov. 18.
Bunkhouse for people living in tents in Veterans Park in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)

VIDEO: Bunkhouse for unsheltered people replaces tents in Veterans Peace Park

The temporary shelter is being funded by BC Housing pending a more permanent solution

Bunkhouse for people living in tents in Veterans Park in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)
Smithers Town Hall. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Town of Smithers implements COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Town forced to comply with federal rules for town workers who work in federal facilities

Smithers Town Hall. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Part of the green burial section of Yates Memorial services in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)

Smithers asked to look at Green Burial sites within the Smithers Cemetery

Green Burial sites requested to be a part of the Smithers Cemetery.

Part of the green burial section of Yates Memorial services in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)
The Smithers Steelheads get ready for a face-off against the Hazelton Wolverines at the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre on Oct. 5. The Steelheads won the game 5-0 bringing their total record to 1-1 after dropping their first game to the Prince Rupert Rampage in September. The Steelheads will get another crack at the Rampage at their first home game of the season Oct. 26 at the Smithers Civic Centre Arena. Puck drop is 7 p.m. (Facebook photo)

Upper Skeena Recreation Centre wins two prestigious architectural awards

The centre in Hazelton an ‘inviting building that is a source of local pride’: awards committee

The Smithers Steelheads get ready for a face-off against the Hazelton Wolverines at the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre on Oct. 5. The Steelheads won the game 5-0 bringing their total record to 1-1 after dropping their first game to the Prince Rupert Rampage in September. The Steelheads will get another crack at the Rampage at their first home game of the season Oct. 26 at the Smithers Civic Centre Arena. Puck drop is 7 p.m. (Facebook photo)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Will COP26 end up being a lot of blowing smoke and solving nothing

Deb suggests world leaders need to start walking the walk not just talking the talk on climate change

Daresay - Deb Meissner
The SD54 building in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

School district buses teachers to Houston

Pilot program for teachers commuting to Houston from Smithers intended to address hiring issues

The SD54 building in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Request to the Regional District for a zoning change to allow for a crematorium on 3844 Henry Road in Smithers. (Submitted photo)

Crematorium proposed for Hwy 16 west of Smithers

Regional District to consider rezoning application for property on Henry Road

Request to the Regional District for a zoning change to allow for a crematorium on 3844 Henry Road in Smithers. (Submitted photo)
“Kiera’s Kupcakes” raised over $700 for Kiera McKenna’s “giving to the community” project. (Kiera McKenna with fundraising items.) (Submitted photo)

Pint-size Smithers resident gives big

Smithers youth sells 400 cupcakes to help others

“Kiera’s Kupcakes” raised over $700 for Kiera McKenna’s “giving to the community” project. (Kiera McKenna with fundraising items.) (Submitted photo)
Babine Mountains Provincial Park and Mount McKendrick, in what locals call McKendrick’s Pass, where goats can normally be spotted. (Submitted map)

Province shuts down McKendrick Mountain goat habitat to snowmobilers

The McKendrick goat population has declined from 22 in 2012 to eight in 2021

Babine Mountains Provincial Park and Mount McKendrick, in what locals call McKendrick’s Pass, where goats can normally be spotted. (Submitted map)
School bus vandalism will not be tolerated, SD54 says. (Black Press file photo)

Vandalism runs rampant on SD54 buses

District says bus runs are in danger of being cancelled; offenders will be charged

School bus vandalism will not be tolerated, SD54 says. (Black Press file photo)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Why can’t we still play the “why” game as adults?

Deb takes the lead from her grandkids and asks why, why, why, why, why

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Castle Bulkley Valley Home Centre in Telkwa wins national award. (Submitted photo)

Castle-Bulkley Valley Home Centre wins national award

The Outstanding Retailer Award recognizes community involvement, staff and customer satisfaction

Castle Bulkley Valley Home Centre in Telkwa wins national award. (Submitted photo)
Treat City -Theme decorated homes, had many trick-or-treaters and a whole lot of candy and fun. (Deb Meissner photo)
Treat City -Even the parents got in on the dress up fun. (Deb Meissner photo)

Halloween Treat City becomes a tour for 2021

Smithers homeowners go all out with elaborate decorations

Treat City -Theme decorated homes, had many trick-or-treaters and a whole lot of candy and fun. (Deb Meissner photo)
Treat City -Even the parents got in on the dress up fun. (Deb Meissner photo)
Cenotaph with field of wreaths at Smithers Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 11. (Deb Meissner photo)

Our veterans: They deserve our respect every day

Deb remembers her father-in-law and reflects on the meaning of Remembrance Day

Cenotaph with field of wreaths at Smithers Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 11. (Deb Meissner photo)
Plaque presented to the town of Smithers on the 100th anniversary of Incorporation. The plaque is on display at the town office. (Deb Meissner photo)

Smithers unveils plaque marking 100 years since incorporation

A 100th year celebration is being put off due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Plaque presented to the town of Smithers on the 100th anniversary of Incorporation. The plaque is on display at the town office. (Deb Meissner photo)
(Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News photo)

Christmas shopping poll

Are you starting your Christmas shopping early due to supply chain shortages?

(Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News photo)