Michael Grace-Dacosta

After 27 years Mike Wyllie says goodbye to Smithers Transit. (Contributed photo)

Wyllie retires from Smithers and District Transit

The community may know Wyllie as Mr. Transit after 27 years on the job.

After 27 years Mike Wyllie says goodbye to Smithers Transit. (Contributed photo)
One person dies after single-vehicle accident on Old Babine Lake Road

One person dies after single-vehicle accident on Old Babine Lake Road

Another person is in serious but stable condition.

One person dies after single-vehicle accident on Old Babine Lake Road
Natural resource workers and supporters show their support for Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Rally in support of resource industry

Natural resource workers rally to show their support for the industry and TransMountain pipeline.

Natural resource workers and supporters show their support for Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Kira Westby shows off the museum’s new shelves.

Smithers museum on display

New shelves paid for by $28,000 grant and digitization give more space for history.

Kira Westby shows off the museum’s new shelves.
The pride celebration draws a big crowd.

Smithers celebrates Pride

Smithereens gather at rainbow crosswalk to cross into acceptance and celebration.

The pride celebration draws a big crowd.
Serge Mazerand wins Nautilus Silver Award

Serge Mazerand wins Nautilus Silver Award

Serge Mazerand is many things—pianist, composer, and now an award-winning author.

Serge Mazerand wins Nautilus Silver Award
Skeena natural resource officers show off their new threads. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)

Natural Resource officers new uniforms stand out

The style update meant for clear identification finally has women’s uniforms and cost B.C. $195,000.

Skeena natural resource officers show off their new threads. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)
A biker rides from Telkwa to Smithers on the shoulder of Highway 16. Cycle 16 is planning on building a bike path along the route to make it safer and more enjoyable for cyclists and pedestrians.

First Smithers-Telkwa trail phase presented soon

The first phase of feasibility study is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

A biker rides from Telkwa to Smithers on the shoulder of Highway 16. Cycle 16 is planning on building a bike path along the route to make it safer and more enjoyable for cyclists and pedestrians.
Smithers launches emergency notification system

Smithers launches emergency notification system

The system will alert residents to various emergencies such fires, floods and other events.

Smithers launches emergency notification system
Gatik Malhotra (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)

International students land in Smithers

There are 20 people who came from the other side of the world to study in Smithers.

Gatik Malhotra (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)
Bump in the road doesn’t stop United Way tour

Bump in the road doesn’t stop United Way tour

Applications for funding from the United Way of Northern BC are open until June 15.

Bump in the road doesn’t stop United Way tour
Former Burns Lake mayor Luke Strimbold is facing multiple sex-related criminal charges. (File photo)

Former Burns Lake mayor trial pushed back with more accusers

The case is rescheduled for June 19 in Smithers after RCMP says there may be more victims.

Former Burns Lake mayor Luke Strimbold is facing multiple sex-related criminal charges. (File photo)
Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre denied provincial and federal funding

Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre denied provincial and federal funding

The Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre wants to know why it was denied funding.

Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre denied provincial and federal funding
Natalie Pole

Hazelton Secondary student receives national scholarship

Pole is one of 85 students from across Canada to be selected for the scholarship.

Natalie Pole
The portion of sidewalk the Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre must build is at the end of this crosswalk pictured on the left. It crosses over the parking lot and ends at the edge a residential yard on Seventh Avenue. There is no current plan to extend it any further.                                 Chris Gareau photo

Smithers wins back-to-back Paperweight awards

Smithers got the award for its infamous sidewalk bylaw.

The portion of sidewalk the Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre must build is at the end of this crosswalk pictured on the left. It crosses over the parking lot and ends at the edge a residential yard on Seventh Avenue. There is no current plan to extend it any further.                                 Chris Gareau photo
Bulkley Valley Wedding & Women’s Expo returns

Bulkley Valley Wedding & Women’s Expo returns

Fashion show and a trunk show new additions this year.

Bulkley Valley Wedding & Women’s Expo returns
Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen (centre) speaks at the District Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Thursday (story page A5).                                 Michael Grace-Dacosta photo

Telkwa mayor on why he’s not seeking a second term

‘Good chance’ at attempt for future in provincial politics.

Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen (centre) speaks at the District Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Thursday (story page A5).                                 Michael Grace-Dacosta photo
Chamber president Colin Bateman, Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach, Regional District Area A Director Mark Fisher and Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)

Local leaders give state of the valley addresses

A 4,000-square-foot, $465,000 fire storage building should be completed by the end of the year.

Chamber president Colin Bateman, Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach, Regional District Area A Director Mark Fisher and Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)
Smithers adds money to wood stove exchange program

Smithers adds money to wood stove exchange program

Residents of Smithers can receive up to $750 or $1,500 from the Town for switching out an old stove.

Smithers adds money to wood stove exchange program
Just having fun (Michael Grace-Dacosta)

Shamrock Cup results

The Cup took place on Hudson Bay Mountain.

Just having fun (Michael Grace-Dacosta)