Marisca Bakker

Growing a garden dream dashed

Growing a garden dream dashed

Marisca tries to keep the hope alive during a pandemic for her children’s sake

Growing a garden dream dashed
Salmon Glacier, near Stewart, B.C. Must credit Fiona Anderson and contain a to https://www.facebook.com/triumphsocial/

Pretivm lobbies for relaxed rules at Hyder/Stewart border

Resource company says border closure hampering exploration efforts

Salmon Glacier, near Stewart, B.C. Must credit Fiona Anderson and contain a to https://www.facebook.com/triumphsocial/
Club director Lara Collingwood shows off the old pieces of foam from the foam pit. The club has recently purchased all new foam pieces for the pit. However, because of current health protocols, the foam pit can’t be used. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Smithers Saltos Gymnastics Club renovates gym

Inside and outside of building gets facelift and new equipment has been purchased

Club director Lara Collingwood shows off the old pieces of foam from the foam pit. The club has recently purchased all new foam pieces for the pit. However, because of current health protocols, the foam pit can’t be used. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Smithers kids trying out the obstacle course at the Bike to Work Week kick-off in 2018. Things will look different this year due to COVID-19 health protocols. (File photo)

Next week’s Bike to Work Week still on with limitations

The annual event takes on a do-it-yourself format; prizes available by registering at Town Hall

Smithers kids trying out the obstacle course at the Bike to Work Week kick-off in 2018. Things will look different this year due to COVID-19 health protocols. (File photo)
Predicting gender in pregnancy

Predicting gender in pregnancy

Marisca examines old wives’ tales for guessing the gender of in-utero babies

Predicting gender in pregnancy
Telkwa sign. (Josh Casey photo)

Telkwa considers sealcoating Skillhorn

There is movement to fix up a pot hole filled road

Telkwa sign. (Josh Casey photo)
Emily Atkins, 10, takes a whiff of the pineapple she grew in Smithers. (Contributed photo)

Meet the 10-year-old girl who grew a pineapple in northern B.C.

Emily Atkins discovers it takes a lot of patience to grow tropical fruit in a temperate climate

Emily Atkins, 10, takes a whiff of the pineapple she grew in Smithers. (Contributed photo)
Councillor Rick Fuerst (far right) speaks at the Remembrance Day ceremony in 2018. (File photo)

Another Telkwa councillor calls it quits

Councillor Rick Fuerst is the second Telkwa council member to hang up his hat since the 2018 election

Councillor Rick Fuerst (far right) speaks at the Remembrance Day ceremony in 2018. (File photo)
Commercial Air Canada flights return to Smithers Regional Airport Oct. 1.

Air Canada officially back to Smithers Oct. 1

The airline will operate four flights per week on smaller planes

Commercial Air Canada flights return to Smithers Regional Airport Oct. 1.
One of the first changes new owners, Steve and Angie Westgate, made to Canadian Tire in Smithers is expand the hours. (Marisca Bakker photo)

New Canadian Tire owners expand opening hours

Steve and Angie Westgate are loving the mountain town

One of the first changes new owners, Steve and Angie Westgate, made to Canadian Tire in Smithers is expand the hours. (Marisca Bakker photo)
BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre (File photo)

Pool and Rec Centre reopens with precautions in place

Facilty is reopened but that doesn’t mean you can pop in for a quick swim.

BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre (File photo)
Women spend more money than men, but it isn’t really their fault
Women spend more money than men, but it isn’t really their fault
Jessica Patrick’s grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. (File photo)

Jessica Patrick’s family still looking for answers

Patrick’s body was found on Sept. 15 2018, two weeks after she was last seen alive.

Jessica Patrick’s grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. (File photo)
Skate Jam

Skate Jam

Photos from Monday’s skateboarding competition

Skate Jam
Supporting breastfeeding during the pandemic

Supporting breastfeeding during the pandemic

Marisca stands behind nursing mamas but not keyboard warriors

Supporting breastfeeding during the pandemic
Jennifer and DJ Mio, the new owners of Calderwood Realty. (Contributed photo)

Young owners breathe new life into an almost century old brokerage

DJ and Jennifer Mio have taken over Calderwood Realty

Jennifer and DJ Mio, the new owners of Calderwood Realty. (Contributed photo)
Fundraiser adapts to changing times

Fundraiser adapts to changing times

Smithers mom and daughter team up to raise money for Make a Wish

Fundraiser adapts to changing times
Gathering to worship, but at what cost?

Gathering to worship, but at what cost?

Do you remember the nursery rhyme where you put your hands together…

Gathering to worship, but at what cost?
BC Hydro sign in front of their building on Keith Ave., Terrace B.C. on May 28, 2020. (Ben Bogstie)

Grants allow for programs to expand and continue during COVID

BC Hydro gives money to support local youth

BC Hydro sign in front of their building on Keith Ave., Terrace B.C. on May 28, 2020. (Ben Bogstie)
Cyclists ride to a fundraiser for Cycle 16. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Recent Hwy 16 cyclist death underscores need for safe biking solution

Cycle 16 continues fundraising, planning for a dedicated paved trail from Smithers to Telkwa

Cyclists ride to a fundraiser for Cycle 16. (Marisca Bakker photo)