Michael Grace-Dacosta

Smithers and Hazelton get new buses

Smithers and Hazelton get new buses

The new buses, ARBOC Spirit of Mobility buses, have between 17 to 23 seats.

Smithers and Hazelton get new buses
An emergency management company, Safeguard, was deployed to help at the Shovel Lake fire then sent home three days later by BC Wildfire Service. (Photo Black Press)

B.C. 2018 wildfire season may be coming to an end

As of Aug 30, the total cost of fire suppression for the BC Wildfire Service is $360 million.

An emergency management company, Safeguard, was deployed to help at the Shovel Lake fire then sent home three days later by BC Wildfire Service. (Photo Black Press)
Parlour Panther brings positive vibes to Smithers

Parlour Panther brings positive vibes to Smithers

The band’s newest album Hot Magic is available on all streaming platforms.

Parlour Panther brings positive vibes to Smithers
(Cassidy Muir photo)

2018 Fair Fall Photos

Everyone had a great time at this year’s fall fair.

(Cassidy Muir photo)
Smoke rises from an area burned by the Shovel Lake wildfire near Endako, B.C. (Darryl Dyck photo)

Bulkley Valley wildfires show slight improvement

Four members of Smithers Fire and Rescue were sent to Burns Lakes on the weekend.

Smoke rises from an area burned by the Shovel Lake wildfire near Endako, B.C. (Darryl Dyck photo)
Anne Glover calls family folk dance at Bovill Square.                                 Michael Grace-Dacosta photo

Spirit of the North Photos

Photos from Spirit of the North’s story time at the library and family folk dance at Bovill Square.

Anne Glover calls family folk dance at Bovill Square.                                 Michael Grace-Dacosta photo
(Left to right) Darren McMillan, Caitllan McMillian, Sheona Sikkes and Brian Sikkes

Paul’s Bakery celebrates its 60th anniversary

Despite everything around it changing, the bakery has remained a family affair.

(Left to right) Darren McMillan, Caitllan McMillian, Sheona Sikkes and Brian Sikkes
(Left to right) Joe Lattie, Greg Wright, Vincent Moore, and Mike Johnson. (Mike Johnson Facebook photo)

Men’s health fair comes to Hazelton

Men can get footcare and free haircuts at the fair.

(Left to right) Joe Lattie, Greg Wright, Vincent Moore, and Mike Johnson. (Mike Johnson Facebook photo)
Dairy Queen’s 16th annual miracle treat day

Dairy Queen’s 16th annual miracle treat day

Dairy Queen has raised over $135 million for the Children’s Miracle Network to date.

Dairy Queen’s 16th annual miracle treat day
(Left to right) Emma Lindsay, Bryar Lindsay and Graydi Lindsay (Emma’s two cousins). (Submitted photo)

Local family raises funds for Make-A-Wish foundation

This will be Lindsay’s second year fundraising for Make-A-Wish foundation.

(Left to right) Emma Lindsay, Bryar Lindsay and Graydi Lindsay (Emma’s two cousins). (Submitted photo)
Volunteers Colleen Crossley (left), Ann Whitford and Angie George show off some of the pink parapheralia people could buy for a donation to the Tough Enough to Wear Pink funds.

The Rodeo Club hosts BBQ for Smithers Community Cancer Care Team.

The Community Care Cancer Team provides funds for travel, medicine, and more for cancer patients.

Volunteers Colleen Crossley (left), Ann Whitford and Angie George show off some of the pink parapheralia people could buy for a donation to the Tough Enough to Wear Pink funds.
A happy camper. (Submitted photo)

Salvation Army hosts BBQ and concert at Bovill Square

Children from the Salvation Army’s Mountainview music camp will perform at the concert.

A happy camper. (Submitted photo)
Bramslevens try to turn personal tragedy into hope for others

Bramslevens try to turn personal tragedy into hope for others

Joe and Tammy Bramsleven’s son, Kelel, passed away in their arms from a rare disorder.

Bramslevens try to turn personal tragedy into hope for others

No Northwest regional geologist for close to two years

The position has been vacant since December 2016.

Smithers author Andrhea Goertzen releases debut novel

Smithers author Andrhea Goertzen releases debut novel

The book has a unique mix of romance, political intrigue, tribal warfare and biblical themes.

Smithers author Andrhea Goertzen releases debut novel
Telkwa residents will be permitted to water their lawns once a week during stage two water restrictions.                                  File photo

Stage 2 water restrictions in effect for Telkwa

Watering lawns, trees, flowers and vegetables is now limited to once a week.

Telkwa residents will be permitted to water their lawns once a week during stage two water restrictions.                                  File photo
Civeo Corporation has recently announced that it will partner with Stellat’en First Nation to build a workforce camp in the Burns Lake area. (TransCanada image)

Smithers resident launches jurisdictional challenge of LNG pipeline

If successful the future of the project would be in doubt.

Civeo Corporation has recently announced that it will partner with Stellat’en First Nation to build a workforce camp in the Burns Lake area. (TransCanada image)
Telkwa pot could supply Saskatchewan

Telkwa pot could supply Saskatchewan

Maple Leaf Green World enters non-binding agreement with potential Saskatchewan cannabis wholesaler

Telkwa pot could supply Saskatchewan
Paramedics tend to a motorcyclist’s wounds. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)

Motorcyclist taken to the hospital after collision downtown

The motorcyclist was unconscious for a few minutes after the collision in Smithers.

Paramedics tend to a motorcyclist’s wounds. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)
Participants rode in sweltering heat on Saturday. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)

2018 Chip Run

Participants rode in sweltering heat from Smithers to Kitwanga for a good cause on Saturday.

Participants rode in sweltering heat on Saturday. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)