Deb Meissner

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)
Smithers Town Hall (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Council Briefs: Regular Meeting, November 24, 2020

Smithers Town Council approves $30,000 in technology upgrades to council chambers from COVID fund

Smithers Town Hall (Trevor Hewitt photo)
The Festival of Trees at Glacier Toyota from their 2018 event. This year the event is being held online and runs from Dec 1 through Dec 12 (File photo)

Smithers Festival of Trees approaches

As a virtual event this year, the festival runs from Dec. 1 through Dec. 12

The Festival of Trees at Glacier Toyota from their 2018 event. This year the event is being held online and runs from Dec 1 through Dec 12 (File photo)
The Smithers District Chamber of Commerce coveted Alpine Man Statue for winners of the 2020 Community and Business Awards Nov 25. (contributed photo)

Smithers Feed Store named Business of the Year

Chamber of Commerce Community and Business Awards handed out in virtual ceremony via Zoom

The Smithers District Chamber of Commerce coveted Alpine Man Statue for winners of the 2020 Community and Business Awards Nov 25. (contributed photo)
Luke Smith, centre, presents cheque to the Bulkley Valley Cancer Care Team. (photo Deb Meissner)

How Luke Smith became the 2020 Citizen/Volunteer of the Year

Smith raised more than $14,500 for Community Cancer Care Team and donated his hair to Wigs for Kids

Luke Smith, centre, presents cheque to the Bulkley Valley Cancer Care Team. (photo Deb Meissner)
Local shoppers who wear plaid and spend more than $10 in a Love Smithers business will have a chance to win a $200 locally-sourced gift basket. (Jim Elliot photo)

Plaid Friday offers local shoppers a chance to win

A locally-sourced gift basket is up for grabs in the annual event promoting Smithers businesses

Local shoppers who wear plaid and spend more than $10 in a Love Smithers business will have a chance to win a $200 locally-sourced gift basket. (Jim Elliot photo)
Randy Bell. File photo.

Former Smithers council candidate arrested for refusing to wear mask

Randy Bell handcuffed and given a warning at Bulkley Valley Credit Union

Randy Bell. File photo.
Smithers Town Hall. (File photo)

Council Briefs: Regular Meeting, Nov. 10, 2020

Council approves $5K for airport marketing, rezones part of 4th Ave for new semi-detached duplexes

Smithers Town Hall. (File photo)
Heavy snowfall warning was issued early this morning and remains in effect throughout the evening. (Deb Meissner photo)

UPDATE: Snowstorm dumps 23 centimetres on Bulkley Valley

Drive BC reports slippery conditions on Hwy 16 from the Hazeltons through Houston

Heavy snowfall warning was issued early this morning and remains in effect throughout the evening. (Deb Meissner photo)
Sarah and Katie Lo perform “Highland Fling” performed by during the recording of Smithers Multicultural Society arts event at the Old Church Nov.7. (Deb Meissner photo)
”Highland Fling” performed by Sarah and Katie Lo

Smithers first Multicultural Event

Smithers first Multicultural Event

Sarah and Katie Lo perform “Highland Fling” performed by during the recording of Smithers Multicultural Society arts event at the Old Church Nov.7. (Deb Meissner photo)
”Highland Fling” performed by Sarah and Katie Lo
In his later years, Andy Howard loved to ride the Harley he bought himself for a retirement present. (Facebook photo)

Smithers mourns the loss of two community stalwarts

Andy Howard died Oct. 9 followed by Dale Chartrand Oct. 13

In his later years, Andy Howard loved to ride the Harley he bought himself for a retirement present. (Facebook photo)
Smithers Art Gallery Shop. (Deb Meissner photo)

Wintergold and One of a Kind Artisan Christmas Market to combine this year

Wintergold and One of a Kind Artisan Christmas Market to combine this year

Smithers Art Gallery Shop. (Deb Meissner photo)