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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
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Now is not the time for a federal election

Is the government sending mixed messages, telling Canadans to stay home but going out to vote is OK?

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Telkwa Fire Department.Marisca Bakker photo

Repairs to fire hall in Telkwa complete

Firefighters resume pre-COVID-19 activities

Telkwa Fire Department.Marisca Bakker photo
Telkwa council is currently meeting in an unfinished section of the municipal building. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Pandemic pushes Telkwa to renovate council chambers earlier than anticipated

Council awards contract to give new meeting room a facelift ahead of schedule

Telkwa council is currently meeting in an unfinished section of the municipal building. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Village of Telkwa (File photo)

Telkwa not increasing bylaw officer’s hours

Director of Finance thinks enough time is spent patrolling the village and responding to complaints

Village of Telkwa (File photo)
Fakundo Gaseiazoro was the main painter for the redecoration of the skateboard park as part of the Go Skateboarding event last week.Tom Best photo

Design for skateboard park unveiled at Smithers council

Smithers council on board with new design of park

Fakundo Gaseiazoro was the main painter for the redecoration of the skateboard park as part of the Go Skateboarding event last week.Tom Best photo
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New hospital check-in app safe, easy and fast

Marisca tries out a new app to avoid waiting in line at the hospital

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Joe Bramsleven and partner Tammy Wilson (centre) await election results with campaign manager Scott Groves, right, and his wife Lori Ann Groves at Boston Pizza Oct. 15. (Deb Meissner photo)

Atrill defeats Bramsleven for mayor in landslide

Mika Meyer replaces Atrill as the sixth councillor

Joe Bramsleven and partner Tammy Wilson (centre) await election results with campaign manager Scott Groves, right, and his wife Lori Ann Groves at Boston Pizza Oct. 15. (Deb Meissner photo)
A sign of an upcoming election. Campaign signs line the highway near Queen Street in Smithers.  (Marisca Bakker photo)

Councillor candidates discuss the environment

Views on climate change and electric vehicles vary between the four

A sign of an upcoming election. Campaign signs line the highway near Queen Street in Smithers.  (Marisca Bakker photo)
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New multicultural society organizes virtual concert

Organizers want to promote unity through diversity by showcasing ethnic cultures

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Kids wait to hear the winner of a dance competition held at the 2019 Treat City, which took place at Bovill Square in Smithers on Oct. 31. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Annual Halloween event going on tour

Treat City won’t be happening at Bovill Square this year

Kids wait to hear the winner of a dance competition held at the 2019 Treat City, which took place at Bovill Square in Smithers on Oct. 31. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Keeping the wildlife wild

Keeping the wildlife wild

Marisca wants to teach her children to respect the environment

Keeping the wildlife wild
Campaign signs line the infamous ‘sidewalk to nowhere’ in Smithers. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Smithers Councillor Candidates on keeping the town moving

Four people running for council discuss infrastructure concerns in the Town of Smithers

Campaign signs line the infamous ‘sidewalk to nowhere’ in Smithers. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Nesting Ospreys, sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings. (File photo)

BC Hydro plans power outage to move Osprey nest

Power outage on Oct. 9 afternoon for 576 customers

Nesting Ospreys, sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings. (File photo)
Dr. Mallory Quinn (middle) at her medical school graduation in 2014 with her two sisters, Courtney (left) and Kelsey Quinn. Contributed photo

Local doctors win awards

Pacific Northwest Spirit awards recognize Smithers physicians

Dr. Mallory Quinn (middle) at her medical school graduation in 2014 with her two sisters, Courtney (left) and Kelsey Quinn. Contributed photo
Mayoral candidate Joe Bramsleven introduces himself during the debate while his competitor, Gladys Atrill looks on. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Byelection debate strikes civil tone

Smithers mayoral and councillor candidates cordially duked it out on Thursday night

Mayoral candidate Joe Bramsleven introduces himself during the debate while his competitor, Gladys Atrill looks on. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Candidates for Smithers council (from left) Sam Raven, Randy Bell, Mika Meyer, Colin Bateman. (Interior News graphic)

Council candidates agree Smithers has a housing problem; differ on solutions

Four people vying for the lone council seat weigh in on affordable housing

Candidates for Smithers council (from left) Sam Raven, Randy Bell, Mika Meyer, Colin Bateman. (Interior News graphic)