Karissa Gall

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

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

Smithers Town Council divided over Coastal GasLink

Councillors voiced differing opinions during a March 26 discussion with TransCanada reps

Smithers receives more than $6.2 million for infrastructure needs

The province announced $6,218,000 in funds for the town’s infrastructure needs on March 27

B.C. First Nations’ intake of essential nutrients could drop by 31%: study

Professors project the nutrient decrease by 2050 if climate change mitigation continues as is

Medieval-minded Rupertites request independence from Tir Bannog (Smithers)

Greg Butts a.k.a Lothar the Gregarious brings Society for Creative Anachronism to Prince Rupert