Josh Casey

The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30. (Chris Gareau photo)

Greyhound could soon depart northern B.C.

Greyhound could soon depart northern B.C. on a one-way ticket

The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30. (Chris Gareau photo)
The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30. (Chris Gareau photo)

Greyhound could soon depart northern B.C. on a one-way ticket

Can’t compete with new $5 Highway 16 transit: Greyhound.

The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30. (Chris Gareau photo)
Bulkley Valley Regional Pool closing for maintenance

Bulkley Valley Regional Pool closing for maintenance

Kids walked the plank as a pirate took over the BV Pool. Maintenance workers take over Friday.

Bulkley Valley Regional Pool closing for maintenance
Petition looks to change the Moricetown Band name

Petition looks to change the Moricetown Band name

‘We don’t want to be called Moricetown anymore…’; Wanda Nikal

Petition looks to change the Moricetown Band name
A crosswalk leads to the sidewalk along Columbia Drive, but there is not sidewalk along Seventh Avenue on either side of it. The Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre must build one along its parking lot that ends at residential homes, which do not need to extend it any further. (Chris Gareau photo)

Smithers could get another ‘sidewalk to nowhere’

Council decided the BV Child Development Centre will pay for a dead-end sidewalk on Seventh Avenue.

A crosswalk leads to the sidewalk along Columbia Drive, but there is not sidewalk along Seventh Avenue on either side of it. The Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre must build one along its parking lot that ends at residential homes, which do not need to extend it any further. (Chris Gareau photo)
Smithers firefighters hone in on their skills with hands on training

Smithers firefighters hone in on their skills with hands on training

Firefighters took part in various structure fire scenarios.

Smithers firefighters hone in on their skills with hands on training
Richard Truscott says small businesses can’t afford to pay their employees more. (MaxPixel)

UPDATE: Small business group says no to B.C.’s $15 minimum wage plan

‘That extra money doesn’t magically appear or disappear for small business owners.’

Richard Truscott says small businesses can’t afford to pay their employees more. (MaxPixel)
Telkwa sign. (Josh Casey photo)

Telkwa council still pondering security cameras

Final report needed before vote on cameras

Telkwa sign. (Josh Casey photo)
Telkwa looks to update animal bylaw

Telkwa looks to update animal bylaw

It hasn’t been changed in over a decade

Telkwa looks to update animal bylaw
Mounties from Smithers being sent to help with wildfires

Mounties from Smithers being sent to help with wildfires

Smithers RCMP could be sending more officers next month to help out…

Mounties from Smithers being sent to help with wildfires
Fire ban has ended for the Town of Smithers

Fire ban has ended for the Town of Smithers

It ended at noon, Tuesday after being put in place in July.

Fire ban has ended for the Town of Smithers
Several crashes last week kept emergency crews busy

Several crashes last week kept emergency crews busy

Only minor injuries in all the crashes.

Several crashes last week kept emergency crews busy
Pioneer Day in Hazelton

Pioneer Day in Hazelton

Hazelton celebrated its community and historic past.

Pioneer Day in Hazelton
Chandler Park to have grand opening

Chandler Park to have grand opening

The ribbon cutting will take place Aug. 22

Chandler Park to have grand opening
One of the proposed areas where the B.V. Arts and Cultural Centre could go.

More discussion needed for $100,000 Arts and Culture Centre feasibility study

Council to debate proposed arts & culture centre $100K feasibility study further before moving ahead

One of the proposed areas where the B.V. Arts and Cultural Centre could go.
Victor Jim elected new chief of Moricetown Band

Victor Jim elected new chief of Moricetown Band

Jim received a total of 83 votes.

Victor Jim elected new chief of Moricetown Band
The Town of Smithers is calling on the province to increase wildfire prevention on crown lands.                                 B.C. Wildfire Service photo

Smithers wants province to play larger role in wildfire protection planning

Communities will voice their concerns at next month’s Union BC conference.

The Town of Smithers is calling on the province to increase wildfire prevention on crown lands.                                 B.C. Wildfire Service photo
Kids and firefighters face off for the Legendary Water Fight

Kids and firefighters face off for the Legendary Water Fight

The soaking fun took last last Thursday outside the BV Recreational Pool.

Kids and firefighters face off for the Legendary Water Fight
Josh Casey can be reached at josh.casey@interior-news.com

Reflecting on smoky Smithers

From seeing the smoke to breathing it in.

Josh Casey can be reached at josh.casey@interior-news.com
Staff Cadet Matt Steventon from the 204 Babine Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a bosun’s mate aboard a navy vessel this summer in the Georgia Strait, training other cadets.                                Contributed photo

Smithers Steventon training others aboard Canadian naval vessel

Matt Steventon is aboard the ORCA training cadets in ship operations, safety and more.

Staff Cadet Matt Steventon from the 204 Babine Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a bosun’s mate aboard a navy vessel this summer in the Georgia Strait, training other cadets.                                Contributed photo