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Burn ban still in effect for Smithers

Burn ban still in effect for Smithers

Smithers Fire Rescue reminding residents of the ban after several burn complaints.

Burn ban still in effect for Smithers
Girl guides ready to SOAR

Girl guides ready to SOAR

SOAR held their opening ceremony Saturday evening.

Girl guides ready to SOAR
SOARing into Smithers one plane load at a time

SOARing into Smithers one plane load at a time

The over 2,000 guides landed in Smithers on Friday and Saturday for SOAR.

SOARing into Smithers one plane load at a time
Former Smithereen’s home survives Boston Flats fire

Former Smithereen’s home survives Boston Flats fire

Sherrie Fraser describes how her home is still intact among burnt remnants of neighbouring trailers.

Former Smithereen’s home survives Boston Flats fire
Players battle for the ball at last weekend’s tournament. (Josh Casey photo)

Soccer tournament netted a win for the home team

Five teams all played for the grand prize at last weekend’s tournament.

Players battle for the ball at last weekend’s tournament. (Josh Casey photo)
Smithers does well at BC Special Olympics

Smithers does well at BC Special Olympics

Thirteen athletes from the Smithers area competed.

Smithers does well at BC Special Olympics
Skeena watershed reopened to fishing, but with restrictions

Skeena watershed reopened to fishing, but with restrictions

More fingers are being pointed at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Skeena watershed reopened to fishing, but with restrictions
Gitsegukla Band logo

Gitsegukla Band elects chief and council

Willie Blackwater is re-elected as chief.

Gitsegukla Band logo
Wetzin’kwa Community Forest celebrates 10 years

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest celebrates 10 years

Over 30 grants totalling about $200,000 were awarded this year.

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest celebrates 10 years
Mud flies at Moricetown Mud Race

Mud flies at Moricetown Mud Race

The rainy weather Saturday made for a great race, and the first rally race was Sunday. Full results.

Mud flies at Moricetown Mud Race
Election platforms for Moricetown chief

Election platforms for Moricetown chief

Chief and council to be elected on Aug. 10 after election postponed.

Election platforms for Moricetown chief
Kispiox Band election July 20

Kispiox Band election July 20

Voting is taking place at the Community Hall. Two chief candidates spoke with The Interior News.

Kispiox Band election July 20
Bulkley Valley joins wildfire effort

Bulkley Valley joins wildfire effort

Bulkley Valley helps from firefighting and delivering supplies, to emotional and financial support.

Bulkley Valley joins wildfire effort
Volunteers and evacuees are seen outside of the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, B.C. in this undated handout photo. Officials in British Columbia say they are beginning the difficult process of notifying those who have lost homes in the out-of-control wildfires that have prompted a provincial state of emergency. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

No evacuees for Smithers, yet

Smithers still has the possibility to take on evacuees, but raging wildfires driving them south.

Volunteers and evacuees are seen outside of the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, B.C. in this undated handout photo. Officials in British Columbia say they are beginning the difficult process of notifying those who have lost homes in the out-of-control wildfires that have prompted a provincial state of emergency. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Smithers firefighters heading to battle wildfires

Smithers firefighters heading to battle wildfires

Four firefighters, fire truck and support vehicle heading to Cache Creek.

Smithers firefighters heading to battle wildfires
Girl guides prepare to SOAR into Smithers

Girl guides prepare to SOAR into Smithers

Over 2,000 girl guides will arrive in Smithers next week, with 700 landing on 737s at the airport.

Girl guides prepare to SOAR into Smithers
Smoke fills the sky as a wildfire burns near 100 Mile House. Carmen Guidos photo

Local fire departments could send firefighters to help battle wildfires in the province

Smithers and Telkwa Fire Departments could be sending personnel and or resources.

Smoke fills the sky as a wildfire burns near 100 Mile House. Carmen Guidos photo
What Chandler Park field looked like this spring. (Tom Best photo)

Chandler Park field is now open

The field opened Monday, a couple of months later than expected.

What Chandler Park field looked like this spring. (Tom Best photo)
Minor injuries in Sunday afternoon crash

Minor injuries in Sunday afternoon crash

Woman, 35, ticketed for driving without due care and attention.

Minor injuries in Sunday afternoon crash
Blackpress photo

Campfires banned across the province, including Smithers

BC Wildfire Service implements burn ban until further notice.

Blackpress photo