Thom Barker

The Kutcho Copper project is located 100 km east of Dease Lake (440 km north of Smithers). (Dease River Development Corp graphic)

Northwest high grade copper mine project enters feasibility phase

Kutcho Copper estimates a mine life of 12 years and projects $3.5 million in annual profit

The Kutcho Copper project is located 100 km east of Dease Lake (440 km north of Smithers). (Dease River Development Corp graphic)
For Your Consideration

From sea to shining sea, I hope

Thom learns just how close the Second World War came to Smithers

For Your Consideration
Google map showing location of power outage affecting 51 BC Hydro customers.

UPDATE: Power restored to all BC Hydro customers in Hazelton to Telkwa corridor

A total of nearly 1,300 customers were temporarily without power this afternoon

Google map showing location of power outage affecting 51 BC Hydro customers.
Smithers Interior News Editorial

Show a little respect

COVID is going to get worse before it gets better; we can only control how we treat each other

Smithers Interior News Editorial
B.C. Centre for Disease Control graphic of Local Health Area COVID-19 case numbers.

Smithers Local Health Area COVID numbers more than double in October

The local numbers jumped from 19 at the end of Sept. to 42 as COVID transmission accelerates in B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control graphic of Local Health Area COVID-19 case numbers.
Smithers Interior News Editorial

Important to celebrate business

Why the Chamber of Commerce Awards are a valuable exercise, particularly this year

Smithers Interior News Editorial
Members of the Patrick family, whose loved one Jessica Patrick (Balczer) was found dead near Smithers in 2018 participate in a trauma-informed healing workshop two weeks ago. (Thomas Camus photo)
Members of the Patrick family, whose loved one Jessica Patrick (Balczer) was found dead near Smithers in 2018 participate in a trauma-informed healing workshop in July. (Thomas Camus photo)

MMIWG mural project on hold until spring

COVID-19 followed by cold, wet summer and fall responsible for delay in painting

Members of the Patrick family, whose loved one Jessica Patrick (Balczer) was found dead near Smithers in 2018 participate in a trauma-informed healing workshop two weeks ago. (Thomas Camus photo)
Members of the Patrick family, whose loved one Jessica Patrick (Balczer) was found dead near Smithers in 2018 participate in a trauma-informed healing workshop in July. (Thomas Camus photo)
Seabridge conduct a KSM site tour in July 2014. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge seeks emergency extension of environmental certificate

A public and First Nations comment period opens Nov. 19 and closes Dec. 3

Seabridge conduct a KSM site tour in July 2014. (Seabridge Gold photo)
Allan Kindrat, an engineer with WSP and project manager for Cycle 16, oversees geotechnical work required for detailed construction design drawings for a proposed cycling trail between Smithers and Telkwa. (Contributed photo)

The survey says: Cycle 16 project enjoys widespread support

Ninety-seven per cent of the 588 respondents were in favour of a Telkwa-Smithers bike trail

Allan Kindrat, an engineer with WSP and project manager for Cycle 16, oversees geotechnical work required for detailed construction design drawings for a proposed cycling trail between Smithers and Telkwa. (Contributed photo)
For Your Consideration

U.S. election is not something to lose one’s mind over

On election night, I had friends call me concerned I might be…

For Your Consideration
A person perished in the cab of semi at the gas station at the junction of Highways 16 and 37 Nov. 7. (Facebook photo)

Unnamed individual perishes in vehicle fire near Hazeltons

Police are not treating the death as suspicious: RCMP spokesperson

A person perished in the cab of semi at the gas station at the junction of Highways 16 and 37 Nov. 7. (Facebook photo)
For Your Consideration

Change of season a reminder of good fortune

Thom reflects on the importance of safe water and being conservation-minded

For Your Consideration
Annie a 21.2 lb bear cub showed up at the Stewart-Hyder border this morning and was captured and is now settling in at the Smithers Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Canada Border Services Agency photo)

Border jumping bear cub captured, transferred to Smithers wildlife shelter

Angelika Langen said “Annie” is in good health despite being only 21.2 lbs

Annie a 21.2 lb bear cub showed up at the Stewart-Hyder border this morning and was captured and is now settling in at the Smithers Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Canada Border Services Agency photo)
Trustee Angela Brand Danuser, MP Taylor Bachrach and Superintendent Janet Meyer join local families in Stewart, B.C. on Sept. 18, 2020 to call for looser border restrictions between Stewart and Hyder, Ala. (Taylor Bachrach/ Facebook)

Feds exempt Stewart/Hyder from some border restrictions

The integrated communities in B.C. and Alaska have been lobbying for looser rules since March

Trustee Angela Brand Danuser, MP Taylor Bachrach and Superintendent Janet Meyer join local families in Stewart, B.C. on Sept. 18, 2020 to call for looser border restrictions between Stewart and Hyder, Ala. (Taylor Bachrach/ Facebook)
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

UPDATE: Telkwa multi-vehicle collision Oct. 29 involved RCMP vehicle

Two police officers sustain minor to serious injuries, occupants of other vehicles uninjured

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
For Your Consideration

Nevermind changing the oath of citizenship, just get rid of it

Thom argues it’s time to abolish Canada’s oath of citizenship, not change it

For Your Consideration
Bob Gondek of Toronto has a permanent physical reminder of the fighting in the Italian Campaign during the Second World War. (War Amps photo)

Reflections from a Veteran

On Remembrance Day this year, many Canadians will be reflecting on the…

Bob Gondek of Toronto has a permanent physical reminder of the fighting in the Italian Campaign during the Second World War. (War Amps photo)
Editorial

Which is it?

The health authorities are starting to promote flu shots but some of have to pay for it.

Editorial
2020 Student Vote B.C. election results. (Photo submitted)

Student vote in Stikine favours Christian Heritage Party

If it was up to the kids, Rod Taylor would be headed to Victoria

2020 Student Vote B.C. election results. (Photo submitted)
Nathan Cullen. (Facebook photo)

Cullen walks away with Stikine

With 50 of 51 polls reporting Cullen leads by more than the number of mail-in ballots distributed

Nathan Cullen. (Facebook photo)