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The Capri Motor Inn could be home to a new supportive housing development. (Marisca Bakker/The Interior News)

Capri Motor Inn slated to turn into supportive housing

BC Housing enters into sale of agreement, conditional on zoning change

The Capri Motor Inn could be home to a new supportive housing development. (Marisca Bakker/The Interior News)
Jonathan Tattersall was last seen on June 21, 2023. (RCMP photo)

RCMP looking for missing man

Jonathan Tattersall was reported missing on June 22

Jonathan Tattersall was last seen on June 21, 2023. (RCMP photo)
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Are hand shakes a thing of the past?

Marisca ponders how to greet each other

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
Smithers Town Hall. . (File photo)

Smithers want to host NCLGA AGM

Town to put in bid along with neighbouring communities as cohosts

Smithers Town Hall. . (File photo)
Things in the works to revive Citzens on Patrol (Staff/Black Press Media)

Things in the works to revive Citzens on Patrol

A meeting last week saw three people step up to start a board

Things in the works to revive Citzens on Patrol (Staff/Black Press Media)
Two people hold up the Pro-Life Society’s flag to show Smithers council what they’d like painted on a crosswalk along Main St. (Marisca Bakker/ The Interior News)

Pro-Life Society would like to fly their flag downtown

Group also requested to paint a crosswalk, similarly to the rainbow one at Second and Main

Two people hold up the Pro-Life Society’s flag to show Smithers council what they’d like painted on a crosswalk along Main St. (Marisca Bakker/ The Interior News)
A homeless encampment at Veterans Peace Park will remain in place until at least next year. (Marisca Bakker/The Interior News)

Veterans Peace Park will temporarily continue to be homeless encampment location

Smithers council will reassess location next spring

A homeless encampment at Veterans Peace Park will remain in place until at least next year. (Marisca Bakker/The Interior News)
Spruce trees. (File)

Climate change and assisted tree migration research begins east of Smithers

Scientists hope trials will receive “experimental project” (protected) status

Spruce trees. (File)
École La Grande-ourse currently located at 3490 Fulton Avenue in a leased building. The school will be moved to the former Chandler Park site. (FILE photo)

Province funds new building for French school in Smithers

École La Grande-ourse gets $5 million to build a prefabricated school and a gymnasium facility

École La Grande-ourse currently located at 3490 Fulton Avenue in a leased building. The school will be moved to the former Chandler Park site. (FILE photo)
Members of northern BC-based artist collective Raven-Tacuara work on the mural on Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Marisca Bakker/The Interior News)
Members of northern BC-based artist collective Raven-Tacuara, Amanda Hugon and Stephanie Anderson, work on the mural on Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Marisca Bakker/The Interior News)

Raven-Tacuara

Northern BC-based artist collective recently finished a mural on BVDH

Members of northern BC-based artist collective Raven-Tacuara work on the mural on Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Marisca Bakker/The Interior News)
Members of northern BC-based artist collective Raven-Tacuara, Amanda Hugon and Stephanie Anderson, work on the mural on Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Marisca Bakker/The Interior News)
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Teaching children good manners is the parents’ role

Marisca is learning that leading by example is the best way to teach kids

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
The first bike rider to officially ride the first phase of the Cycle 16 Multi Use Trail after the ribbon was cut. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Phase one of Smithers to Telkwa trail officially opens

Ceremony held June 10, exactly one year after groundbreaking

The first bike rider to officially ride the first phase of the Cycle 16 Multi Use Trail after the ribbon was cut. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Midsummer Festival in Smithers 2017. (File photo)
Midsummer Festival in Smithers 2017. (File photo)
Cst. Shawn Baird (standing), the Citizens of Patrol liaison for the RCMP in Smithers, answers questions during an informational session at the Sunshine Inn Nov. 3, 2022. (Deb Meissner photo)

Ball still rolling to revive Citizens on Patrol

A meeting is scheduled for Thursday (June 15) to discuss

Cst. Shawn Baird (standing), the Citizens of Patrol liaison for the RCMP in Smithers, answers questions during an informational session at the Sunshine Inn Nov. 3, 2022. (Deb Meissner photo)
Smithers Fire crews return to the scene the following day. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Fire destroys house on Princess Street

Crews from both Telkwa and Smithers were needed to battle the blaze for several hours

Smithers Fire crews return to the scene the following day. (Marisca Bakker photo)
The Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)

New Hazelton RCMP looking for spray painting vandal

Police say someone is tagging other people’s property with derogatory comments

The Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Look but don’t touch

Trying to help a fawn maybe actually be hurting it

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
The town of Smithers is getting some grant money for a project that aims to be an effective, safe integration of multi-modal transportation infrastructure with engagement and input from the community. (Marisca Bakker/The Interior News)

Province paves the way for safer roads

Smithers, Telkwa and Cycle 16 to get grants to improve road safety

The town of Smithers is getting some grant money for a project that aims to be an effective, safe integration of multi-modal transportation infrastructure with engagement and input from the community. (Marisca Bakker/The Interior News)
People flock to the beach at Red Bluff Provincial Park to cool off during an unseasonable warm month of May. (Marisca Bakker /The Interior News)

Smithers sees warmest month of May on record

The mean temperature was 2.8 degrees above normal for the month

People flock to the beach at Red Bluff Provincial Park to cool off during an unseasonable warm month of May. (Marisca Bakker /The Interior News)
Const. Nathan Hokozano of the Prince Rupert RCMP is serving up hotdogs on August 15 2022 at a fundraising barbeque to support law enforcement officers in the Tour de North, Cops for Cancer ride. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Cops for Cancer Tour de North team announced

The 2023 team consists of 13 law enforcement, first responders and guest riders from Northern BC

Const. Nathan Hokozano of the Prince Rupert RCMP is serving up hotdogs on August 15 2022 at a fundraising barbeque to support law enforcement officers in the Tour de North, Cops for Cancer ride. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)