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Natasha Seymour wearing a pair of bead earrings she made. She said learning the traditional art form has been transformational in her healing journey. (Contributed photo)

Court awards sexual battery victim $322K

Natasha Seymour’s civil suit confirms women’s sexual consensual rights

Natasha Seymour wearing a pair of bead earrings she made. She said learning the traditional art form has been transformational in her healing journey. (Contributed photo)
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A great nation, yes, but with a lot of work to do

Something really struck me about what Mel Bazil said at the Dze…

For your consideration - Thom Barker
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Apparently, 160 ukulele players are better than one

Tom overcomes his reluctance to take part in ukulele festival

On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Marcel Dubroy during his time as Smithers gymnastics coach. (Tom Best photo)

Trial of former Smithers gymnastics coach for sexual assault of a minor underway in Saskatchewan

Marcel Dubroy denies having inappropriate contact with former gymnast; trial to resume Sept. 1

Marcel Dubroy during his time as Smithers gymnastics coach. (Tom Best photo)
The new Hampton Lumber sawmill in Fort St. James started to take shape during the winter. (Hampton Lumber Facebook photo)
The new Hampton Lumber sawmill in Fort St. James started to take shape during the winter. (Hampton Lumber Facebook photo)
(Photo: Tom Zytaruk) B.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in Vancouver

Gidimt’en members sue RCMP, Coastal GasLink for harassment, intimidation

Civil claim alleges relentless campaign since February aimed at forcing residents off ancestral land

(Photo: Tom Zytaruk) B.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in Vancouver
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Are we ready for an extended internet outage?

Thom examines how dependent we have become on tech following June 7 internet outage

For your consideration - Thom Barker
“Machine Shop” by Mark Thibeault, 30”x40”, ink and acrylic on canvas.

Local artist with international reputation opens at Smithers Art Gallery

“Populated” exhibition by Mark Thibeault runs until July 9

“Machine Shop” by Mark Thibeault, 30”x40”, ink and acrylic on canvas.
Smithers United’s Levi Apperloo (foreground, red stripes) attacks with Tristan Harris trailing during Northern Cup U13 action against Prince George June 18 in Smithers. Smithers won the game 7-1 en route to qualifying for provincials July 7-10 in Kamloops. (Simon Franklin photo)

Three Smithers soccer teams qualify for provincial B championships

U13, U15 and U18 teams are headed to Kamloops for provincials the first weekend in July

Smithers United’s Levi Apperloo (foreground, red stripes) attacks with Tristan Harris trailing during Northern Cup U13 action against Prince George June 18 in Smithers. Smithers won the game 7-1 en route to qualifying for provincials July 7-10 in Kamloops. (Simon Franklin photo)
At the confluence of the Bulkley and Telkwa rivers, water levels remain high, but Smithers, Telkwa and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako believe flooding danger has passed. (Deb Meissner photo)

Smithers, Telkwa, regional district rescind Bulkley River Hazard Notice

Improvement in weather forecast and expected precipitation reduces danger

At the confluence of the Bulkley and Telkwa rivers, water levels remain high, but Smithers, Telkwa and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako believe flooding danger has passed. (Deb Meissner photo)
Northern Health and the First Nations Health Authority issued a toxic drug alert for the Smithers area this morning (June 17).

Toxic drug alert issued for Smithers area

Dark burgundy/red, chunky, dense substance being sold as “down” causes sudden overdose, NH says

Northern Health and the First Nations Health Authority issued a toxic drug alert for the Smithers area this morning (June 17).
Northern Health and the First Nations Health Authority issued a toxic drug alert for the Smithers area this morning (June 17).

Toxic drug alert issued for Smithers area

Dark burgundy/red, chunky, dense substance being sold as “down” causes sudden overdose, NH says

Northern Health and the First Nations Health Authority issued a toxic drug alert for the Smithers area this morning (June 17).
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Life continues to grow around the grief

Thom reflects on the second anniversary of his dad’s death

For your consideration - Thom Barker
Jewels Berube and her chihuahua Bambi. (Contributed photo)

Pets rule at school for a day

Bulkley Valley Christian School holds annual Pet Parade June 8

Jewels Berube and her chihuahua Bambi. (Contributed photo)
Jules Tersago bolts out of the blocks en route to a bronze medal and Smithers Secondary school record in the Junior Boys 400m at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships in Langley June 9-11. (Cormac Hikisch photo)

Tersago leaps to silver in high jump at provincial track championships

Five Smithers athletes achieved personal best at the B.C. meet in Langley June 9 - 11

Jules Tersago bolts out of the blocks en route to a bronze medal and Smithers Secondary school record in the Junior Boys 400m at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships in Langley June 9-11. (Cormac Hikisch photo)
Smithers courthouse. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Accused in December 2020 Smithers home invasion to plead guilty

Eugene Tom is scheduled to appear in Smithers court June 13

Smithers courthouse. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
A tractor-trailer carrying a load of lumber caught fire near Kitwanga this morning. (Lawrence Wilson photo)

Truck hauling lumber catches fire near Kitwanga

Firefighters from Gitwangak and Gitanyow get blaze under control

A tractor-trailer carrying a load of lumber caught fire near Kitwanga this morning. (Lawrence Wilson photo)
(File photo/Black Press Media)

Social media posts lead to multiple motor vehicle charges for Smithers driver

The 27-year-old man was seen in videos driving aggressively and at excessive speeds

(File photo/Black Press Media)
Smithers Provincial Court. (Interior News file photo)

Suspect in alleged Smithers armed robbery charged

Devin Fuller will appear in court on robbery and possession of a weapon charges June 14

Smithers Provincial Court. (Interior News file photo)
Dave Harris, owner of Bulkley Valley Brewery with the brewery’s second-place trophy from the Canadian Beer Awards and a can and mug of the Ullr Oatmeal Stout that won it. (Thom Barker photo)

BV Brewery wins silver in national beer competition for oatmeal stout

The brewery made up a summer batch of the brew based on demand following win

Dave Harris, owner of Bulkley Valley Brewery with the brewery’s second-place trophy from the Canadian Beer Awards and a can and mug of the Ullr Oatmeal Stout that won it. (Thom Barker photo)