Marisca Bakker

Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign. File photo.

Kettle campaign delayed, kicks off Nov. 27

Salvation Army’s annual fundraiser to look different this year, thanks to COVID, tap option available

Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign. File photo.
Marisca Bakker

Let’s not drag this COVID thing out

Marisca gets on board with mask-wearing and hopes other valley residents will do the same

Marisca Bakker
Telkwa Village Office sign. 
(Marisca Bakker photo)

Telkwa awards contract for backup power for new wastewater project

Almost $113,000 contract for the lift stations’ backup generator supply goes to Cummins

Telkwa Village Office sign. 
(Marisca Bakker photo)
Lower Mainland filmmaker hopes to turn movie released last year about the Hazelton’s legendary Simon Gunanoot into a series. (Screen capture)

The legend of Simon Gunanoot to be turned into a series

Producer hoping to film in the Hazelton region

Lower Mainland filmmaker hopes to turn movie released last year about the Hazelton’s legendary Simon Gunanoot into a series. (Screen capture)
The Bulkley Valley Credit Union was named Business of the Year at the annual Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Community and Business Awards gala Nov. 16.

Annual Business and Community Awards to be presented virtually

The Chamber of Commerce says this year it is more important than ever to celebrate business

The Bulkley Valley Credit Union was named Business of the Year at the annual Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Community and Business Awards gala Nov. 16.
Marisca

A slight shift in thinking

Marisca realizes she gets to do things with her child, she doesn’t have to do them

Marisca
Nadine Cunningham and her five-year-old son Ryker Voss help to sort hampers at the Smithers Community Services Association Christmas food hamper depot last year. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Christmas hamper program ramps up

Organizers still ironing out details, but the 30-year old tradtion will continue

Nadine Cunningham and her five-year-old son Ryker Voss help to sort hampers at the Smithers Community Services Association Christmas food hamper depot last year. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Arthur Tom will be remembered for his smiling face. (Facebook photo)

Freak accident claims life of Arthur Tom

A friendly and familiar face always seen hanging around downtown Smithers has…

Arthur Tom will be remembered for his smiling face. (Facebook photo)
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Rotary Auction on

Club’s biggest fundraiser gets going despite worries about the COVID-19 pandemic’s toll on businesses

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Eli and Wesley tell Santa what they want for Christmas during the 20th Annual Santa’s Breakfast at the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers on Sunday. (Marisca Bakker photo)

UPDATE: Santa’s drive-thru breakfast cancelled

The annual event had been modified to go ahead, but new COVID-19 restrictions prompted cancellation

Eli and Wesley tell Santa what they want for Christmas during the 20th Annual Santa’s Breakfast at the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers on Sunday. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Birch poppies

Wet’suwet’en artist makes poppies out of birch bark

Charrine Lace wants to honour Indigenous veterans

Birch poppies
BVCS X-Country Fun Run. (Marisca Bakker photo)

BVCS X-Country Fun Run

Bulkley Valley Christian School held its annual cross country fun run on…

BVCS X-Country Fun Run. (Marisca Bakker photo)
The Sticky Files.

Getting used to the new normal

Marisca hopes some pandemic attitudes go away while others stick around

The Sticky Files.
Mz. Polly Tooshin, who has also be known as former Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen, was awarded the prize of Mz. Industrious as top fundraiser in 2018. (File photo)

Mz. Judged latest victim to fall to COVID

Ladies’ high heels in larger sizes at local second hand stores are safe for now

Mz. Polly Tooshin, who has also be known as former Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen, was awarded the prize of Mz. Industrious as top fundraiser in 2018. (File photo)
Telkwa Village Office sign. (Marisca Bakker photo)

New subdivision for Telkwa in the works

Developer asks for amendements to bylaws to build a new subdivision in in Tower Road neighbourhood

Telkwa Village Office sign. (Marisca Bakker photo)
The Woodland Ice Rink.(Marisca Bakker photo)

Telkwa hoping for grant money to repair rink

Village has applied for federal gas tax grant to renovate the Woodland Park Rink

The Woodland Ice Rink.(Marisca Bakker photo)
A grizzly that was spotted near Newens Road in Smithers has been captured, tagged and relocated. (photo from Facebook)

Dohler Flats grizzly relocated by Smithers COs

The four-year-old male was relocated a couple of hours south of Houston

A grizzly that was spotted near Newens Road in Smithers has been captured, tagged and relocated. (photo from Facebook)
The Smithers Days for Girls team puts togethers hundreds of reusable feminine hygiene kits to be sent to Africa. (Contributed photo)

Smithers sewers send sanitary pads to African school girls

Feminine hygiene kits can help break the cycle of poverty

The Smithers Days for Girls team puts togethers hundreds of reusable feminine hygiene kits to be sent to Africa. (Contributed photo)
Gladys Atrill (Walter Joseph photo)

Atrill becomes only second female mayor of Smithers

The new mayor reflects on Carole Young, the first woman to hold the job back in 1993

Gladys Atrill (Walter Joseph photo)
Woman getting flu shot

Flu vaccine available soon at public health clinics

Northern Health advising everyone over the age of 6 months to roll up their sleeves

Woman getting flu shot