Deb Meissner

Almost frozen Burns Lake. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue advises ice awareness

Unusually warm and fluctuating temperatures make ice conditions suspect on area lakes and ponds

Almost frozen Burns Lake. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Matt Davey (far right) presents LB Paving representative Jeremy Beaubien (second from right) with a plaque recognizing the 23 years of support LB Paving has given to the Crimestoppers program. Board members Bruce Bobick (second from left) and Steve May (far left) look on. (Deb Meissner photo)

Crimestoppers recognizes 23 year sponsorship from LB Paving

Crimestoppers reorganizes administration centres

Matt Davey (far right) presents LB Paving representative Jeremy Beaubien (second from right) with a plaque recognizing the 23 years of support LB Paving has given to the Crimestoppers program. Board members Bruce Bobick (second from left) and Steve May (far left) look on. (Deb Meissner photo)
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Exasperation and hope: Seniors in the midst of COVID

Deb recounts what she found talking to older people

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An announcement regarding the recycling program is in the works for the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (file photo)

Smithers Mayor highlights Town accomplishments for 2020

Gladys Atrill reports to Chamber of Commerce in annual Mayoral Outlook meeting

An announcement regarding the recycling program is in the works for the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (file photo)
Telkwa’s Fritz Pfeiffer gave $1.6 million to the Bulkley Valley Health Care & Hospital Foundation for a CT scanner in Smithers. (Chris Duncan photo)

Two years after his death Fritz Pfeiffer’s legacy lives on

Pfeiffer donations continue to help community members with CT scans and endowment interest

Telkwa’s Fritz Pfeiffer gave $1.6 million to the Bulkley Valley Health Care & Hospital Foundation for a CT scanner in Smithers. (Chris Duncan photo)
The Dik Tiy Housing Society would be demolishing old Hill Top bar and building a three-storey, 41-unit affordable housing unit on the old site. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Rezoning for affordable housing complex will go to public hearing

Council passed second reading of the rezoning bylaw at its regular meeting Jan. 12

The Dik Tiy Housing Society would be demolishing old Hill Top bar and building a three-storey, 41-unit affordable housing unit on the old site. (Marisca Bakker photo)
A coffin is cremated in the crematorium in Meissen, Germany, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The crematorium would typically have 70 to 100 caskets on site at this time of year, now it has 300 bodies waiting to be cremated and more are brought to the crematorium every day. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Rezoning request of Smithers Town Council for a Crematorium heads to public hearing

Crematorium applicant looking for suitable land in Smithers

A coffin is cremated in the crematorium in Meissen, Germany, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The crematorium would typically have 70 to 100 caskets on site at this time of year, now it has 300 bodies waiting to be cremated and more are brought to the crematorium every day. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Smithers Town Council (file photo)

Smithers town council briefs, Jan. 12, 2021

SITUATION TABLE Council has agreed to apply as the lead agency for…

Smithers Town Council (file photo)
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Town misses the mark on sign bylaw enforcement

Deb thinks businesses have more to worry about than sign compliance

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(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)
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Seditious president unworthy of respect

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

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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)