Karissa Gall

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

Indigenous-owned sustainable scallop farm gets licence

Prince Rupert-based Coastal Shellfish scallops will be sold live in B.C.

B.C. organ donors who tested positive for fentanyl up 26%

Donors who tested positive for the drug increased by nearly a quarter in 2018

Cat was starved, burned and dumped alleges Okanagan woman

Penticton resident Kim Wade took to social media after her cat Mr. Pickles was found with burned lips

Team BC uniforms will include a totem puzzle pin for all athletes

A total of 251 B.C. athletes will sport the ceremonial winter gear at the Games

More than a third of westerners would vote for a hypothetical ‘Western Canada Party’: poll

Desire for regional party seems rooted in belief the region is treated unfairly

Flying squirrels found to glow pink in the dark, including two from B.C.

Squirrels from Hope and Abbotsford were included in the biologists’ database

More help for women, children fleeing domestic violence in Prince George

The community is the third in northern B.C. to get transition housing