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Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter

Paramedics make house calls in rural program

80 full-time and half-time positions to keep paramedics in small B.C. towns, and patients out of emergency

Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter
Two snowmobilers are missing after they went into the Salmon River north of Prince George on Monday.

Search continues for two snowmobilers at river near Prince George

'It was just risky behaviour. It’s tragic,' says RCMP

Two snowmobilers are missing after they went into the Salmon River north of Prince George on Monday.
Boaz Joseph from the Surrey Leader is a finalist for the award for Feature Photo Award

More than 30 Black Press newspapers named finalists in B.C. awards

Black Press journalists named in writing, photography and online categories.

Boaz Joseph from the Surrey Leader is a finalist for the award for Feature Photo Award

RDBN tax freeze defeated

The motion, seconded by Smithers Rural Director Mark Fisher, proposed staff bring forward a budget with a zero per cent tax increase.

A total of 16 bursaries are available for athletes participating at the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games.

Youth Bursary program launched

Coast Capital Savings and BC Games Society team up again for 2016 BC Games

A total of 16 bursaries are available for athletes participating at the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games.

Gitxsan soldier’s story of love, war and the value of remembrance

Kitwanga man Alex Morgan tells the story of his father, Raymond, a soldier of Gitxsan descent who fought in the Second World War.

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford

TIMELINE: Key moments of the federal election campaign

From the economy and debates to niqabs and protest songs, we recap the election issues and antics with this interactive timeline

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford
US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.
Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs

Moricetown Mud Bogs

Moricetown gets loud and dirty with its Mud Races.

A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21

WILDFIRE WATCH: Be ‘very, very cautious’ in B.C. backcountry over Long Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says there have been 1,342 wildfires since April 1, 2015, burning 276,000 hectares

A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21

Sargent leaving town CAO job

Town of Smithers Chief Administrative Officer Deborah Sargent is leaving, going to Campbell River as city manager

Rheanna Robinson

Smithers woman joins UNBC as First Nations advisory

Métis scholar and UNBC graduate Rheanna Robinson, originally from Smithers, is the new senior advisor on aboriginal relations

Rheanna Robinson

Real estate volume steady, prices up

The real estate market in Smithers this year has, so far, been about on par with 2014.

Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.

Time to enter B.C.’s amateur photographer contest

The 3rd annual 'Your Best Shot' contest is open to amateur photographers. Sponsored by London Drugs, Abbotsford Airshow & Black Press

Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.
BC Cowboy Heritage Society

BC Government proclaims “Cowboy Heritage Week” March 8 to15

"The history of the cowboy and his way of life needs to be told": MLA Donna Barnett

BC Cowboy Heritage Society

Figure skating club competes at regionals

The Smithers Figure Skating Club picked up medals at the CNCR regionals in Quesnel this weekend.

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.

Olivia, Liam top lists of new baby names in B.C.

Also popular were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava for girls, and Mason, Ethan, Lucas and Benjamin for boys (With interactive charts)

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.
UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.

#UsedHelps: Connecting Business with Canadian Charities

It's a first for Canadian buy and sell websites, where sellers can donate the proceeds of their sales directly to national, local charities.

UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.
Chicago Creek Environmental Enhancement Society president Ian Johnston with one of more than 1500 coho salmon captured at a volunteer-run fish fence at Mission Creek near South Hazelton this year. The fence allows volunteers to transport the captured fish around a man-made impasse to their spawning grounds at Waterfall Creek

Bumper year for Hazelton coho recovery

Volunteers in the Hazeltons have revived a struggling coho salmon population.

Chicago Creek Environmental Enhancement Society president Ian Johnston with one of more than 1500 coho salmon captured at a volunteer-run fish fence at Mission Creek near South Hazelton this year. The fence allows volunteers to transport the captured fish around a man-made impasse to their spawning grounds at Waterfall Creek