Karissa Gall

(Mitchell Smith/Flickr)

Vancouver police officer charged after hitting suspect on bike

The charge relates to a pursuit that took place on Sept. 12, 2018

(Mitchell Smith/Flickr)
The BC Conservation Service tweeted that a moose broke into a Fort St. John school district office on Thursday, Sept. 12. (BC Conservation Service photo)

Moose breaks into Fort St. John school district office

Conservation officers found the animal and determined it was fine, ‘all things considered’

The BC Conservation Service tweeted that a moose broke into a Fort St. John school district office on Thursday, Sept. 12. (BC Conservation Service photo)
Hospital pay parking revenue in B.C. topped $36M last fiscal

Hospital pay parking revenue in B.C. topped $36M last fiscal

Ministry of Health assures patients and visitors parking rates have and will not increase

Hospital pay parking revenue in B.C. topped $36M last fiscal
Homes lay in ruins one week after Hurricane Dorian hit The Mudd neighborhood, in the Marsh Harbor area of Abaco, Bahamas, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Watch for scams when donating to Hurricane Dorian relief, group warns

More than 140 new crowdfunding campaigns related to the storm are already established

Homes lay in ruins one week after Hurricane Dorian hit The Mudd neighborhood, in the Marsh Harbor area of Abaco, Bahamas, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
yutustanaat Mandy Jones (Snuneymuxw First Nation) sharing her Hul’q’umi’num’ language with UVic anthropologist Brian Thom (not in frame) for the “Celebrating Indigenous Languages” Google Earth Voyager project. (Brian Thom/Mandy Jones/Submitted)

Google Earth features B.C. Indigenous language in new audio series

The feature plays sound clips of Indigenous speakers, including voice of Snuneymuxw elder

yutustanaat Mandy Jones (Snuneymuxw First Nation) sharing her Hul’q’umi’num’ language with UVic anthropologist Brian Thom (not in frame) for the “Celebrating Indigenous Languages” Google Earth Voyager project. (Brian Thom/Mandy Jones/Submitted)
A cat took a dip with its owner on Aug. 5 at Glen Lake. (Annie Konopasek/Submitted)

‘This is ironic’: Cat demonstrates dog paddle skills during B.C. Day dip

A swimming cat gave bystanders ‘paws’ at Glen Lake on Aug. 5

A cat took a dip with its owner on Aug. 5 at Glen Lake. (Annie Konopasek/Submitted)
‘Llamas are the trending thing in the wedding industry’ says Victoria photographer

‘Llamas are the trending thing in the wedding industry’ says Victoria photographer

Llama, alpaca overtake the trusty steed or mare in nuptials

‘Llamas are the trending thing in the wedding industry’ says Victoria photographer
RCMP borrow dog crate to rescue bald eagle from B.C. road

RCMP borrow dog crate to rescue bald eagle from B.C. road

Logan Lake RCMP borrowed a dog crate from a cell guard to make the roadside rescue

RCMP borrow dog crate to rescue bald eagle from B.C. road
Community members in Ashcroft getting active as part of the annual Skip’s Run in 2015. (File photo)

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

Community members in Ashcroft getting active as part of the annual Skip’s Run in 2015. (File photo)
(File photo)

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

(File photo)
How to pair hotdogs with wine: Okanagan sommelier

How to pair hotdogs with wine: Okanagan sommelier

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

How to pair hotdogs with wine: Okanagan sommelier
Smithers Town Council voted to cycle out the “sharrows” on Third Avenue at its regular meeting on April 9 by not repainting them. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior News)

Town will cycle out Third Avenue “sharrows”

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

Smithers Town Council voted to cycle out the “sharrows” on Third Avenue at its regular meeting on April 9 by not repainting them. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior News)
(Chris Gareau photo/Smithers Interior News file)

Council discusses uses for $6.2 million grant

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

(Chris Gareau photo/Smithers Interior News file)
A photo Clean Air Now Bulkley Valley posted to Facebook on March 21, inferring that the Pinnacle wood pellet plant is causing smoky conditions. (Clean Air Now - CAN - Bulkley Valley Facebook photo)

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

A photo Clean Air Now Bulkley Valley posted to Facebook on March 21, inferring that the Pinnacle wood pellet plant is causing smoky conditions. (Clean Air Now - CAN - Bulkley Valley Facebook photo)
Owner Toby Walsh poses outside his shoe house. In the window to the left, a fired clay model of the house made by a woman down Kitseguecla Lake Road sits on display. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior News)

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

Owner Toby Walsh poses outside his shoe house. In the window to the left, a fired clay model of the house made by a woman down Kitseguecla Lake Road sits on display. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior News)
Bulkley Valley Aquatic Centre facility manager Tamara Gillis announced April 5 that the pool will be closed on Sundays starting April 14 due to low staffing levels. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior News)

Aquatic Centre pool closed on Sundays (again)

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

Bulkley Valley Aquatic Centre facility manager Tamara Gillis announced April 5 that the pool will be closed on Sundays starting April 14 due to low staffing levels. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior News)
Hungry Hill “phantom” grizzly bear will stay in Smithers

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

Hungry Hill “phantom” grizzly bear will stay in Smithers
The town-owned LB Warner site on Main Street houses the Bulkley Valley Gymnastics Club and the former Ministry of Highways works yard, currently being used for storage. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior News)

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

The town-owned LB Warner site on Main Street houses the Bulkley Valley Gymnastics Club and the former Ministry of Highways works yard, currently being used for storage. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior News)
Peter Haines and Dorothy Giesbrecht were among the performers at the Smithers Public Library coffeehouse and open mic event, held on April 5 to kick off Poetry Month. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior News)

VIDEO: Smithers Public Library kicks off Poetry Month

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

Peter Haines and Dorothy Giesbrecht were among the performers at the Smithers Public Library coffeehouse and open mic event, held on April 5 to kick off Poetry Month. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior News)
The Smithers Public Library hosted a Science Extravaganza non-instructional day program on April 5, a free event that included an augmented reality sandbox. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior News)

Science Extravaganza at Smithers Public Library

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

The Smithers Public Library hosted a Science Extravaganza non-instructional day program on April 5, a free event that included an augmented reality sandbox. (Karissa Gall/Smithers Interior News)