Deb Meissner

(BC Hydro photo)

BC Hydro planned power outages to darken downtown Smithers for most of day Sunday, Jan 17

Replacement of poles will affect approximately 250 customers in downtown core from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(BC Hydro photo)
Councillor Lorne Benson (left), Mayor Gladys Atrill (right) present Adam Kingsmill with a certificate of recognition for his work with War Amps of Canada (contributed photo)

Adam Kingsmill was given a certificate of recognition by Smithers Town Council for his work with War Amps of Canada

Smithers Town Council recognized Adams Kingsmill for his work with War Amps of Canada.

Councillor Lorne Benson (left), Mayor Gladys Atrill (right) present Adam Kingsmill with a certificate of recognition for his work with War Amps of Canada (contributed photo)
Ken Penner’s new book Community in the Face of Tragedy (Interior News and E. Bennett photos)

Ken Penners’ book Community in the Face of Tragedy is a faith based book based on a true story of tragedy and triumph

Ken Penners’ book Community in the Face of Tragedy is a faith based book based on a true story of tragedy and triumph

Ken Penner’s new book Community in the Face of Tragedy (Interior News and E. Bennett photos)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Seditious president unworthy of respect

As an American by birth Deb is sickened by events in her homeland

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Future CNIB Guide Dog (CNIB photo)

With border closures, people in need of a Guide Dog are looking for a “made in Canada” solution.

Need for Guide Dogs up 300% during COVID-19 according to Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

Future CNIB Guide Dog (CNIB photo)
A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Smithers vaccination program to begin next week

Smithers mayor reports to council BVDH will be getting the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Jan. 9 protesters gather at the Rail Car in Smithers (Deb Meissner photo)

Protesters once again gather in downtown Smithers opposing COVID-19 restrictions

This is the second rally in Smithers in the past two months

Jan. 9 protesters gather at the Rail Car in Smithers (Deb Meissner photo)
Fireworks in Witset Jan 2 (Rodney Mitchell photo)

New Year’s Fireworks delayed a day in Witset, show goes on Jan 2

Normally the residents in Witset and surrounding communities ring in the new…

Fireworks in Witset Jan 2 (Rodney Mitchell photo)
Smithers from Hudson Bay Mountain (contributed photo)

Search and rescue responds to trio of incidents on ski hill

Two rescues of lost skiers and one ambulance assist for BVSAR in less than a week

Smithers from Hudson Bay Mountain (contributed photo)
Zisel “Zeesy” Feinberg was the first Smithers baby of 2021 born on Jan. 2. (Lisa Feinberg photo)

‘It’s a girl!’; Smithers welcomes first baby of 2021

Zisel Frida Feinberg born to proud parents Ezra Teitel and Lisa Feinberg

Zisel “Zeesy” Feinberg was the first Smithers baby of 2021 born on Jan. 2. (Lisa Feinberg photo)
Roads and highways are difficult to navigate with compact snow reported from west of Witset to east of Telkwa. (Deb Meissner photo)

Snow is expected to ring in the New Year for Bulkley Valley residents

Snow is expected to ring in the New Year for Bulkley Valley residents

Roads and highways are difficult to navigate with compact snow reported from west of Witset to east of Telkwa. (Deb Meissner photo)

Small business COVID recovery grant program expands

Sole proprietorships and seasonal businesses now eligible for money

Ski lift operators get the early birds going up hill on Hudson Bay Mountain. Chris Gareau photo

Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue called out Monday night (Dec 28)

Successful Rescue on Hudson Bay Mountain

Ski lift operators get the early birds going up hill on Hudson Bay Mountain. Chris Gareau photo
From left: Catherine Olmstead, executive director SCSA; Doug Donaldson, Stikine MLA; Chief Timber Wolf; Taylor Bachrach, Smithers mayor; and Kevin Read, Nomodic CEO cut the ribbon to officially open Goodacre Place. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers Housing Assessment Report points out critical needs

Critical needs identified in Smithers Housing Assessment Report

From left: Catherine Olmstead, executive director SCSA; Doug Donaldson, Stikine MLA; Chief Timber Wolf; Taylor Bachrach, Smithers mayor; and Kevin Read, Nomodic CEO cut the ribbon to officially open Goodacre Place. (Thom Barker photo)
Heather Lee Centre, Superintendent of SD#54 left, Mike Mcdiarmid, and Smithers Secondary Principal Julie Krall right (Matthew Monkman photo)

Smithers Secondary drama teacher receives distinguished service award

Heather Lee was honour by the Association of British Columbia Drama Educators

Heather Lee Centre, Superintendent of SD#54 left, Mike Mcdiarmid, and Smithers Secondary Principal Julie Krall right (Matthew Monkman photo)
Approximately 200 people gathered in Smithers Dec. 12 to demonstrate against COVID restrictions. (Deb Meissner photo)

Large group rallies in Smithers against COVID-19 restrictions

Approximately 200 people gathered Dec. 12 for “Unmasking our Freedoms” event

Approximately 200 people gathered in Smithers Dec. 12 to demonstrate against COVID restrictions. (Deb Meissner photo)
Smithers Home Hardware Building deemed to pose a potential safety risk to the public. (Deb Meissner photo)

Town council orders remedial action on Home Hardware building for potential public safety risk

A safety audit triggerd by investigation of original engineer revealed significant structural issues

Smithers Home Hardware Building deemed to pose a potential safety risk to the public. (Deb Meissner photo)
Jane Hoek, right, and Debbie Courtliff from the Canadian Cancer Society during the first Daffodil Dash (File)
Jane Hoek and Debbie Courtliff from the Canadian Cancer Society during the first Daffodil Dash (file photo)

After 50 years in the Bulkley Valley, Jane Hoek is saying farewell

After 50 years in the Bulkley Valley, Jane Hoek is saying farewell

Jane Hoek, right, and Debbie Courtliff from the Canadian Cancer Society during the first Daffodil Dash (File)
Jane Hoek and Debbie Courtliff from the Canadian Cancer Society during the first Daffodil Dash (file photo)
Music in the Barn. (contributed photo)

Bulkley Valley Concert Association to present Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes

Bulkley Valley Concert Association to present Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes

Music in the Barn. (contributed photo)
New restaurant in Smithers draft images (contributed photo)

Council approves development application for new Smithers restaurant

The two story building on the Frontage Road at Main Street will also include micro-suites

New restaurant in Smithers draft images (contributed photo)