Marisca Bakker

Residents of Creston gather in a grocery store parking lot July 6 for a drive-in movie shown on the side of the STEAM truck. (Facebook photo)

STEAM Truck brings Repair Cafe, drive-in movie to Smithers

Tour provides hands-on activities for children and youth within its mobile makerspace

Residents of Creston gather in a grocery store parking lot July 6 for a drive-in movie shown on the side of the STEAM truck. (Facebook photo)
A couple in Telkwa enjoy the river. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Telkwa launches parks master plan

Survey available to gather public feedback on village’s parks and recreation spaces

A couple in Telkwa enjoy the river. (Marisca Bakker photo)
To keep up with the latest feeding fads or not is the question

To keep up with the latest feeding fads or not is the question

Marisca ponders meal times and tries not to feel guilty about her parenting

To keep up with the latest feeding fads or not is the question
Ukrainian food is now being served on Main St. (Marisca Bakker photo)

UFO lands on Main Street

Former airport cafe moves to Main Street after pandemic closes it down

Ukrainian food is now being served on Main St. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Man, 23, struck and killed by train in Smithers

Man, 23, struck and killed by train in Smithers

Smithers RCMP calling it a tragic accident at this point but are continuing to investigate

Man, 23, struck and killed by train in Smithers
Air Canada is holding its annual general meeting on Thursday. The airline has been bleeding millions of dollars a day this quarter as border shutdowns and minuscule travel demand batter airlines around the globe. CP photo

Air Canada Smithers cancellations extended to end of August

The airline cites like of demand for delay of return to YYD

Air Canada is holding its annual general meeting on Thursday. The airline has been bleeding millions of dollars a day this quarter as border shutdowns and minuscule travel demand batter airlines around the globe. CP photo
The annual humpy run has been cancelled this year. (Contributed photo)

Fundraiser for Kitwanga Ambulance station moves online

Annual Humpy Run cancelled but online fundraiser being held instead

The annual humpy run has been cancelled this year. (Contributed photo)
The Bulkley Valley Soccer Society is offering an alternative summer program after the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled their spring season. (Marisca Bakker photos)

Soccer makes a return in Smithers

Bulkley Valley Youth Soccer starting up practises again

The Bulkley Valley Soccer Society is offering an alternative summer program after the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled their spring season. (Marisca Bakker photos)
The Sticky Files.
The Sticky Files.
Wetzin’kwa Community Forest gives out $300K in annual grants

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest gives out $300K in annual grants

Profits from the community forest tenure go back to community

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest gives out $300K in annual grants
The ribbon is cut at the grand opening of the Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre regional headquarters’ in Smithers. Chris Gareau photo

Community Coupon books canceled

Fundraiser for the child development centre and hospice society not happening this year

The ribbon is cut at the grand opening of the Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre regional headquarters’ in Smithers. Chris Gareau photo
Do you think wearing a non-medical mask should be mandatory when going out in public?
Do you think wearing a non-medical mask should be mandatory when going out in public?
Air Canada delays return to YYD

Air Canada delays return to YYD

Flights were supposed to resume July 1 but are now scheduled for August 1

Air Canada delays return to YYD
How do we unplug our children?

How do we unplug our children?

Marisca discusses kids shows

How do we unplug our children?
Charlotte Apperloo volunteers at New to You. (Contributed photo)

Member of the local hospital auxiliary recognized for 50 years of service

Charlotte Apperloo is the only volunteer to be awarded a lifetime membership pin

Charlotte Apperloo volunteers at New to You. (Contributed photo)
Photos from last year’s annual fall fair parade that kicks off the Bulkley Valley Exhibition. Due to COVID-19 the fair and parade has been cancelled but Jessy Taggart is trying to start a reverse parade. (Trevor Hewitt photos)

Smithers resident hoping to drum up support for a reverse parade

Taggart wants to do something in place of the fall fair parade, which was cancelled due to COVID-19

Photos from last year’s annual fall fair parade that kicks off the Bulkley Valley Exhibition. Due to COVID-19 the fair and parade has been cancelled but Jessy Taggart is trying to start a reverse parade. (Trevor Hewitt photos)
Dana Atagi presents the low gross trophy to Senior Men’s Open champion Dennis Williams Sunday. (Contributed photo)

Williams takes Senior Men’s Open

Only 38 men participated in the event this year

Dana Atagi presents the low gross trophy to Senior Men’s Open champion Dennis Williams Sunday. (Contributed photo)
Thursday’s blackout likely caused by vandalism

Thursday’s blackout likely caused by vandalism

Power was out for 10,000 customers from Quick to the Hazeltons for almost 11 hours

Thursday’s blackout likely caused by vandalism
The Telkwa Village Office located at 1415 Hankin Ave. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Telkwa not willing to delay 2020 tax sale

Province enables village to postpone tax sale for delinquent taxes but they pass on the offer

The Telkwa Village Office located at 1415 Hankin Ave. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Canada is a great place to raise a family

Canada is a great place to raise a family

Marisca reflects on why the Great White North is a great country in which to have a baby

Canada is a great place to raise a family