Karissa Gall

Residents in B.C.’s wildfire zone raise cash for fire-ravaged northern Alberta

Community centre in Ashcroft donating proceeds from ParticipACTION walk to fire relief effort

Toddler seriously injured after falling from Okanagan balcony

RCMP are investigating after a two-year-old boy fell from the balcony of an apartment in Kelowna

How to pair hotdogs with wine: Okanagan sommelier

The Happy Gourmand pairs hotdogs with wine for barbecue season in the Okanagan

Town will cycle out Third Avenue “sharrows”

Council decided the bicycle road markings are not effective and removed them from annual repainting

Council discusses uses for $6.2 million grant

A resident requested the sidewalk to nowhere be completed with grant money, kickstarting discussion

Mayor, Pinnacle Pellet COO respond to Clear Air Now concerns

Council also orders staff to draw up lease for permanent air quality monitoring station at Muheim

Sole searching: How the man in the shoe spends his days

Interior News gets rare look inside Kitseguecla shoe house with tour led by owner Toby Walsh

Aquatic Centre pool closed on Sundays (again)

Bulkley Valley Aquatic Centre pool also reduced hours of operation in fall 2018 due to understaffing

Hungry Hill “phantom” grizzly bear will stay in Smithers

Town council voted to increase funding for a new airport diorama rather than ditch the famous bear

Public hearing to be held on rezoning of LB Warner site

Rezoning Main Street site to medium density residential expected to have high remediation costs

VIDEO: Smithers Public Library kicks off Poetry Month

Dorothy Giesbrecht, Grace Hols and Peter Haines performed poetry and song

Science Extravaganza at Smithers Public Library

Final NID program for the school year included the Eclipse Geomatics augmented reality sandbox

Recycling collectors will put Smithers “wish-cyclers” on notice

Enforcement measures adopted after recycling audit finds a contamination rate of 17 per cent

Smithers library installs gender neutral washroom signs

News signs were installed on March 3 to make the public library more inclusive

Public engagement on active transportation begins April 15

Residents will be invited to respond to a survey, submit photos and attend an Ideas Fair

Council gives consideration to B.C. Step Code

Building inspector Morgan Widen recommends creating a Step Code facilitator position for the north

Thom Barker named Interior News editor

Thom Barker plans to bring weekly editorial on local issues to the newspaper

House fire victim has claim denied

Komi Pelawelo wants to “go viral” now that insurance company Aviva has denied his claim

Water and sewer rates will increase by 10 per cent

Council voted unanimously to increase the rates at their March 26 meeting

Winter tire regulations extended to April 30

Highway 16 included in areas where winter tires will be required one month longer