Marisca Bakker

The Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign is about $14,000 short of its goal. File photo

Kettle campaign rings in fewer annual donations in kettle campaign

Salvation Army now needs to find another source for funding or risks reducing services

The Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign is about $14,000 short of its goal. File photo
Linda Stephens wins $126,500 playing an online slot game. (BCLC Media Relations photo)

New Hazelton business owner wins big

Linda Stephens hits jackpot playing online slot game just before Christmas

Linda Stephens wins $126,500 playing an online slot game. (BCLC Media Relations photo)
Marisca

Stop whining about wearing a mask

As real human rights abuses proliferate, Marisca is fed up with the anti-mask movement at home

Marisca
The Sticky Files

Maternity leave is not a vacation

Heading into her third maternity leave Marisca realizes that all moms work

The Sticky Files
SD 54 building, Smithers. (File photo)

School district allocates $700K for SSS cooking facility upgrade

Smithers Secondary wants to offer professional level cooking certification

SD 54 building, Smithers. (File photo)
The Smithers Public Library (SPL) pictured on the afternoon of Jan. 16, 2020 during snowfall. The Library is encouraging anyone seeking relief from the cold to drop by this week and is serving hot beverages and treats for the entire week. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Library closing its doors but still offering take out services

The Smithers Public Library is closing its doors to the public once…

The Smithers Public Library (SPL) pictured on the afternoon of Jan. 16, 2020 during snowfall. The Library is encouraging anyone seeking relief from the cold to drop by this week and is serving hot beverages and treats for the entire week. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Telkwa Village Office's main sign. (File photo)

Telkwa calls byelection

Village needs to replace former Councillor Rick Fuerst who resigned in September

Telkwa Village Office's main sign. (File photo)
The Sticky Files

How to not ruin the magic of Christmas for your child

Marisca tries to avoid questions about Santa and needs ideas for teachers’ Christmas gifts

The Sticky Files
Mike Grace-Dacosta (L) discusses basics with instructor Frankie Tam (R) before strapping on his snowboard. Citing warm temperatures and rain, Hudson Bay Mountain Resort (HBMR) is holding off on its scheduled Nov. 22 opening. In a Nov. 14 email to The Interior News HBMR said that its new scheduled opening date is now set for Nov. 29. (File photo)

Hudson Bay Mountain officially has a new manager

Interm general manager Lex Rei-Jones given the job.

Mike Grace-Dacosta (L) discusses basics with instructor Frankie Tam (R) before strapping on his snowboard. Citing warm temperatures and rain, Hudson Bay Mountain Resort (HBMR) is holding off on its scheduled Nov. 22 opening. In a Nov. 14 email to The Interior News HBMR said that its new scheduled opening date is now set for Nov. 29. (File photo)
Saanich has opened nominations for the 2020 Enviromental Awards on March 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation spends big dollars on road building

Despite capital investment, community forest still dolls out $300,000 for projects and charities

Saanich has opened nominations for the 2020 Enviromental Awards on March 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
Adopt a Senior program aims to bring some cheer. (File photo)

Adopt a Senior program needs more seniors

More people have volunteered to send a gift to a senior than there are seniors participating

Adopt a Senior program aims to bring some cheer. (File photo)
The 2020 Christmas Hamper program is seeing an increase in demand and a decrease in donations. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Christmas Hamper program sees increase in applications

Depot is now open at the corner of Main St. and Hwy 16.

The 2020 Christmas Hamper program is seeing an increase in demand and a decrease in donations. (Marisca Bakker photo)
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Hudson Bay Mountain Resort opens

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort is officially open. The ski hill welcomed back…

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Cst. Shawn Baird joined the Smithers RCMP detachment approximately two months ago. (Thom Barker photo)

Meet Smithers newest RCMP officer Cst. Shawn Baird

Also: Kevin Christensen promoted to sergeant, will remain in Smithers another 3-4 years

Cst. Shawn Baird joined the Smithers RCMP detachment approximately two months ago. (Thom Barker photo)
marisca

Pregnancy after loss during a pandemic

Marisca worries about giving birth with COVID-19 cases climbing

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RCMP will be out in force for the next four weeks looking for drunk and drug-impaired drivers. (Black Press file photo)

Smithers RCMP counter attack campaign starts

Additional officers and roadblocks will be on the streets throughout the holidays

RCMP will be out in force for the next four weeks looking for drunk and drug-impaired drivers. (Black Press file photo)
Kelly Spurway hands out bag lunches on Main Street in Smithers out of the Salvation Army’s mobile community service unit earlier this year. (Thom Barker photo)

Christmas food donations threatened as demand soars

Cancelled Santa’s Breakfast usually a big help to fill the shelves, Sally Ann looks to other events

Kelly Spurway hands out bag lunches on Main Street in Smithers out of the Salvation Army’s mobile community service unit earlier this year. (Thom Barker photo)
Marisca

Coronovirus crisis hitting women harder than men

Marisca feels the weight of the pandemic as a woman

Marisca
Telkwa Fire Department. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Telkwa fire truck to be repaired almost six months after breaking

Telkwa council ups budget to cover costs

Telkwa Fire Department. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Telkwa sign. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Telkwa sets precedent on sea cans

Resident is given OK to place a sea can on residential property, despite bylaw against it

Telkwa sign. (Marisca Bakker photo)