Marisca Bakker

From left, Angelika Langen, Northern Lights Wildlife Society; Rose Christie, Spiecapag MSJG; Sophie Perodeau, CGL; Sharelle Lucier, CGL (Contributed photo)

Coastal GasLink and contractors support Smithers wildlife shelter

A $6,000 donation will help Northern Lights Wildlife Society complete new grizzly enclosure

From left, Angelika Langen, Northern Lights Wildlife Society; Rose Christie, Spiecapag MSJG; Sophie Perodeau, CGL; Sharelle Lucier, CGL (Contributed photo)
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Is less more when it comes to toys?

Marisca realizes her house has a Barbie overpopulation problem

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
A lot on Victoria Drive will have a notice on title for violating the building code. (Marisca Bakker photo)

West Fraser Concrete written up for violating building code

Property on Victoria Drive doesn’t comply with today’s rules anymore; owner says it is safe

A lot on Victoria Drive will have a notice on title for violating the building code. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Smithers RCMP are investigating a break and enter to New to You between July 27/July28 (Marisca Bakker photo)

Thrift store broken into and robbed

Several items of value taken from New to You sometime between July 27 -28.

Smithers RCMP are investigating a break and enter to New to You between July 27/July28 (Marisca Bakker photo)
Colin Maskell. (Thom Barker photo)

Kispiox Valley Music Festival

Music returned to the valley after a two year hiatus

Colin Maskell. (Thom Barker photo)
The North West (Zone 7) Triathlon team pulled in 10 medals across three days at the BC Summer Games. (Contributed photo)

The North West Triathlon team makes a splash at BC Summer Games

The team of 4 athletes pulled in 10 medals across three days

The North West (Zone 7) Triathlon team pulled in 10 medals across three days at the BC Summer Games. (Contributed photo)
Steelheads Captain Randall Groot looks on at a puck which would bounce just short of a goal in the second period of their Jan. 5 match against the Prince Rupert Rampage. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

The Smithers Steelheads are returning

The CIHL team is holding tryouts in September

Steelheads Captain Randall Groot looks on at a puck which would bounce just short of a goal in the second period of their Jan. 5 match against the Prince Rupert Rampage. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Tyhee Lake campground. (BC Parks photo)

Thieves rob campers then break into home

Thieves stole someone’s wallet and keys from campground then raided their house near Smithers

Tyhee Lake campground. (BC Parks photo)
Kelly Spurway hands out bag lunches on Main Street in Smithers out of the Salvation Army’s mobile community service unit. (Thom Barker photo)

Food banks feeling the crunch of high grocery prices

More users, less donations in light of inflation

Kelly Spurway hands out bag lunches on Main Street in Smithers out of the Salvation Army’s mobile community service unit. (Thom Barker photo)
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Letting your kids be bored is OK

Marisca learns boredom in children is essential to their mental and emotional development

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
Levi Apperloo. (Billy Labonte photo)

Smithers United places 4th at provincials

Club coach says Smithers has disadvantage not being able to practice year round

Levi Apperloo. (Billy Labonte photo)
Homeless advocate Zolican and his cat Misty have been staying at Tyhee Lake since returning up north but will have to leave soon because of provincial park rules. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Homeless advocate returns to the Bulkley Valley, sets up camp at Tyhee Lake

Zolican and his cat have been living in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park but will have to leave soon

Homeless advocate Zolican and his cat Misty have been staying at Tyhee Lake since returning up north but will have to leave soon because of provincial park rules. (Marisca Bakker photo)
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Buzz off

Marisca is annoyed with a particularly bad mosquito season this summer

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
Jackie Lindsay in her workshop she recently renovated. (Marisca Bakker photo)

From small town crafter to instagram influencer

Jackie Lindsay is constructing a new creative outlet in creating online content

Jackie Lindsay in her workshop she recently renovated. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Kaaren Soby will be part of the upcoming Bulkley Valley Artisan tour during which her paintings will be displayed at Driftwood Lodge and she will be offering original artworks at half-price. (Contributed photo)

Local artist slashes prices for long weekend

Kaaren Soby says she is thankful for the community support she has received over the decades

Kaaren Soby will be part of the upcoming Bulkley Valley Artisan tour during which her paintings will be displayed at Driftwood Lodge and she will be offering original artworks at half-price. (Contributed photo)
Perimeter Trail near Riverside Park in Smithers. (Marisca Bakker

Smithers to create master park and rec plan

Town will work with RDBN to create regional plan

Perimeter Trail near Riverside Park in Smithers. (Marisca Bakker
Babine Lake Road is reopened again. (Facebook/Dawson Road Maintenance - Bulkley Nass)

Babine Lake Road reopens

Bridge washed out at 30 km on Babine Lake Road, near Smithers caused closure earlier this month

Babine Lake Road is reopened again. (Facebook/Dawson Road Maintenance - Bulkley Nass)
Crews from Lyons Landscaping start removal of trees and other landscaping and hardscaping features on Main Street April 25. (Thom Barker photo)

Re-landscaping of Main Street’s budget increases

Irrigation lines need to be replaced

Crews from Lyons Landscaping start removal of trees and other landscaping and hardscaping features on Main Street April 25. (Thom Barker photo)
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Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

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The Tahltan Central Government will target predatory species to protect ungulate populations. (Ivan Hardwick photo)

New Tahltan program targets wolves, grizzlies to protect ungulates

The new program incentivizes Tahltan members to exercise their hunting rights to harvest predators

The Tahltan Central Government will target predatory species to protect ungulate populations. (Ivan Hardwick photo)