Thom Barker

Witset in lockdown following three confirmed COVID-19 cases

Band office, health centre and KWES facilities closed until further notice

UPDATE: Search continues for Thomas (Tommy) Dennis missing from near Kitwanga

Tommy Dennis was last seen Sept 16 wearing blue jeans, black cap, rubber boots, grey checked sweater

Single-engine aircraft crashes near Telkwa

Two occupants of the plane sustained minor injuries and were transported to hospital

Arena users frustrated with ice time situation

From the Steelheads to U7, delay of Civic Centre Opening and COVID restrictions cause concern

Fire department takes over Lions Club raffle

While the club is dissolving at the end of the year, its major fundraiser will live on

Four candidates will try for vacant Smithers council seat

Colin Bateman, Sam Raven, Randy Bell and Mika Meyer all submitted nomination papers last week

On her way to Climax (Saskatchewan, that is)

Lorraine announces she is moving to Prince George at the end of September

Fourth candidate enters council race

Mika Meyer joins Colin Bateman, Randy Bell and Sam Raven for Smithers councillor

Council race expands with entry of Bell, Raven

Businessman Randy Bell and union activist Sam Raven join Colin Bateman to contest vacated seat

Disappointing couple of weeks for Smithers golf pro in Ontario

Kaleb Gorbahn comes in 59th place and misses cut in two Canada Life MacKenzie tour events

Gord and Edith Beerda honoured with reverse parade

The couple are moving to the Lower Mainland to be closer to their kids, grandkids and parents

Arson suspected in Alpine Court Fire

Smithers Fire Rescue responded to the blaze around 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9; investigation ongoing

Gun club opens small arms range

A new firing is nearing completion at the Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club (BVRG).

Northern Health launches remote check-in app for lab appointments

The health authority hopes the app will help with physical distancing and eliminate wait times

PEP Air North West Zone director honoured by Province

Lynn Van Cadsand is the first Emergency Management BC volunteer to receive the recognition twice

Continued remediation of diesel spill no cause for concern: Town

Ministry of Environment says backfilling delay was the result of waiting on confirmatory samples

Colin Bateman announces intention to run for Smithers council

Aspen Inn manager believes council diversity required to rebound from COVID

Smithers summer rainfall shatters previous record

The town received 239.2mm of rain from June 1 to Aug. 31, double the normal amount

Maybe I’m just too dumb or too pedantic for social media

Thom descends into a rabbit hole of analytical semantics with a silly Facebook logic game

Smithers businessman will challenge for mayor’s chain

Joe Bramsleven announces his intent to run for mayor of Smithers in the upcoming byelection