Karissa Gall

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

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

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Smithers Public Library director Wendy Wright stands in front of one of two new gender neutral washroom signs that were installed at the library on March 3. (Karissa Gall/Interior News)

Smithers library installs gender neutral washroom signs

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

Smithers Public Library director Wendy Wright stands in front of one of two new gender neutral washroom signs that were installed at the library on March 3. (Karissa Gall/Interior News)
Smithers council has announced it wants public input to make Smithers more accessible for human-powered transportation. (Chris Gareau photo)

Public engagement on active transportation begins April 15

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

Smithers council has announced it wants public input to make Smithers more accessible for human-powered transportation. (Chris Gareau photo)
The Province has set a goal to make all new buildings net-zero energy ready by 2032 and Smithers is considering how to respond. (Interior News file photo)

Council gives consideration to B.C. Step Code

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

The Province has set a goal to make all new buildings net-zero energy ready by 2032 and Smithers is considering how to respond. (Interior News file photo)
Thom Barker named Interior News editor

Thom Barker named Interior News editor

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

Thom Barker named Interior News editor
When Komi Pelawelo went to see if there was anything to salvage at the scene of his Slack Road house fire, he said there were no knobs left on the wood stove to indicate that the stove had caused the blaze. (Submitted photo)

House fire victim has claim denied

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

When Komi Pelawelo went to see if there was anything to salvage at the scene of his Slack Road house fire, he said there were no knobs left on the wood stove to indicate that the stove had caused the blaze. (Submitted photo)
Water and sewer user rates will increase by 10 per cent in Smithers. (Karissa Gall/The Interior News)

Water and sewer rates will increase by 10 per cent

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

Water and sewer user rates will increase by 10 per cent in Smithers. (Karissa Gall/The Interior News)
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Winter tire regulations extended to April 30

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

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Coastal GasLink is building 14 construction camps to house workers along the route of its pipeline. (CGL photo/file)

Smithers Town Council divided over Coastal GasLink

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

Coastal GasLink is building 14 construction camps to house workers along the route of its pipeline. (CGL photo/file)
Northwest leaders at the Northern Capital and Planning Grant announcement on Feb. 16. (Brittany Gervais photo)

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

Northwest leaders at the Northern Capital and Planning Grant announcement on Feb. 16. (Brittany Gervais photo)
Laurie Chan (left) participates in a First Nations Food, Nutrition & Environment Study workshop in Thunder Bay in November 2014. Chan is the corresponding author of a new study on the potential impacts of climate-related seafood decline on coastal B.C. First Nations’ nutrition. (FNFNES Facebook photo)

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

Laurie Chan (left) participates in a First Nations Food, Nutrition & Environment Study workshop in Thunder Bay in November 2014. Chan is the corresponding author of a new study on the potential impacts of climate-related seafood decline on coastal B.C. First Nations’ nutrition. (FNFNES Facebook photo)
Rupert man Greg Butts, a.k.a Lothar the Gregarious, will lead the new Society for Creative Anachronism group in Prince Rupert. Butts moved to Prince Rupert two years ago and has been involved with the SCA for more than two decades. (Karissa Gall/The Northern View)

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

Rupert man Greg Butts, a.k.a Lothar the Gregarious, will lead the new Society for Creative Anachronism group in Prince Rupert. Butts moved to Prince Rupert two years ago and has been involved with the SCA for more than two decades. (Karissa Gall/The Northern View)
Coastal Shellfish CEO Michael Uehara holds up an adult scallop grown at their hatchery. The First Nations-owned company acquired their shellfish processing license this week. (Karissa Gall/The Northern View)

Indigenous-owned sustainable scallop farm gets licence

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

Coastal Shellfish CEO Michael Uehara holds up an adult scallop grown at their hatchery. The First Nations-owned company acquired their shellfish processing license this week. (Karissa Gall/The Northern View)
This June 1, 2018 file photo shows syringes of the opioid painkiller fentanyl in an inpatient pharmacy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

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

This June 1, 2018 file photo shows syringes of the opioid painkiller fentanyl in an inpatient pharmacy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Wiltse area resident Kim Wade says her family cat Mr. Pickles suffered a burn on his lips after going missing for about a month. Wade says several Wiltse residents are reporting similar signs of abuse. (Submitted Photo)

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

Wiltse area resident Kim Wade says her family cat Mr. Pickles suffered a burn on his lips after going missing for about a month. Wade says several Wiltse residents are reporting similar signs of abuse. (Submitted Photo)
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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

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

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

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

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Housing Minister Selina Robinson and Premier John Horgan listen as Makenna Rielly, executive director of the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society, describes the need for second-stage transition housing at the B.C. legislature on Oct. 25, 2018. (Black Press File)

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

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

Housing Minister Selina Robinson and Premier John Horgan listen as Makenna Rielly, executive director of the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society, describes the need for second-stage transition housing at the B.C. legislature on Oct. 25, 2018. (Black Press File)
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WestJet warns of phone scam that’s hit even their own staff

Fraudsters posing as company representatives are asking for credit card information

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