Thom Barker

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Murder charge laid in February 2020 stabbing death of Smithers man

Michael Egenolf is charged with the second-degree murder of Brodie Cumiskey

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Dave Livesey, right, has been elected as Telkwa councillor defeating Klaus Kraft (middle) and Erik Jacobsen. (Interior News composite photo)

Dave Livesey elected to Telkwa council

Livesey received 60 votes to Klaus Kraft’s 51 and Erik Jacobsen’s 34 in preliminary results

Dave Livesey, right, has been elected as Telkwa councillor defeating Klaus Kraft (middle) and Erik Jacobsen. (Interior News composite photo)
Smithers Local Health Area reported just one new case of COVID-19 from Feb. 14-20. (BC CDC graphic)

Local weekly COVID infections drop to one

The Smithers Local Health Area (Houston to Witset) reported a single case between Feb. 14 and20

Smithers Local Health Area reported just one new case of COVID-19 from Feb. 14-20. (BC CDC graphic)
A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Coastal GasLink begins COVID screening of pipeline workers

Construction is once again ramping up following Northern Health approval of COVID management plan

A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink photo)
Bernadette Ferguson, third from left, with five of her six children on the Kispiox River. From left: Sheila Ferguson, Timothy Ferguson, Colleen Kern, Kathleen Jones and Sean Ferguson. Missing Jim Ferguson. (Contributed photo)

From Ireland to northwest B.C. via London, Alberta, Newfoundland and Saskatchewan

Hazelton’s Bernadette Ferguson reminisces about her long, wonderful life

Bernadette Ferguson, third from left, with five of her six children on the Kispiox River. From left: Sheila Ferguson, Timothy Ferguson, Colleen Kern, Kathleen Jones and Sean Ferguson. Missing Jim Ferguson. (Contributed photo)
Retired ecosystems biologist Len Vanderstar surveys new greenery where old willow was hinged and felled to promote new growth and restore moose habitat. (Contributed photo)

Restoration of moose habitat underway near Smithers landing

The 240-hectare project is just the beginning says BV Rod and Gun Club president

Retired ecosystems biologist Len Vanderstar surveys new greenery where old willow was hinged and felled to promote new growth and restore moose habitat. (Contributed photo)
From left: Erik Jacobsen, Klaus Kraft and Dave Livesey are running for Telkwa councillor in a byelection coming up on Feb. 27. (Interior News composite photo)

Telkwa byelection: The candidates weigh in on village’s pandemic response

Voting takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the community hall

From left: Erik Jacobsen, Klaus Kraft and Dave Livesey are running for Telkwa councillor in a byelection coming up on Feb. 27. (Interior News composite photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Charges laid against two suspects in pre-Christmas home invasion

An 88-year-old woman was hospitalized after being bear-sprayed in the face Dec. 18, 2020

(Black Press file photo)
Junction of Highways 16 and 37 Sunday morning. (Drive BC traffic cam image)

Drive BC reports hazardous road conditions throughout northwest

Advisories include road closure of Hwy 37 for high avalanche risk near Bob Quinn

Junction of Highways 16 and 37 Sunday morning. (Drive BC traffic cam image)
Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack mine, 65 km north of Stewart on Feb. 11, 2021. (Pretivm Photo)
Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack Mine, 65 kilometres north of Stewart on Feb. 11, 2021. (Pretivm Photo)

Northern Health reports 20 more COVID-19 cases in outbreak at Brucejack Mine

So far, 42 people have tested positive, nine cases are active and self-isolating onsite

Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack mine, 65 km north of Stewart on Feb. 11, 2021. (Pretivm Photo)
Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack Mine, 65 kilometres north of Stewart on Feb. 11, 2021. (Pretivm Photo)
Downtown Smithers. (File photo)

Downtown businesses losing sales amid pandemic

Merchants association survey indicates 40 per cent of respondents down by 20 per cent or more

Downtown Smithers. (File photo)
Michael Wilford. (Hailey Krakana photo)

Smithers drummer to release debut single Feb. 25

“Scotch” is a hard-driving, bluesy reflection of life on the road for a touring musician

Michael Wilford. (Hailey Krakana photo)
Telkwa. (File photo)

Telkwa business facade improvement program renewed for 2021

The village received $20,000 from Northern Development Initiative Trust

Telkwa. (File photo)
From left: Erik Jacobsen, Klaus Kraft and Dave Livesey are running for Telkwa councillor in a byelection coming up on Feb. 27. (Interior News composite photo)

Telkwa byelection candidates weigh in on infrastructure and housing

Jacobsen, Kraft and Livesey agree on priorities, but with slightly differing approaches

From left: Erik Jacobsen, Klaus Kraft and Dave Livesey are running for Telkwa councillor in a byelection coming up on Feb. 27. (Interior News composite photo)
Taryn Cutler. (Contributed photo)

Local Tahltan woman honoured by national mining organization

Taryn Cutler is the recipient of Women in Mining Canada’s 2021 Indigenous Student Trailblazer Award

Taryn Cutler. (Contributed photo)
Nadine Cunningham and her five-year-old son Ryker Voss help to sort hampers at the Smithers Community Services Association Christmas food hamper depot in 2019. (Archive photo)

Smithers steps up to meet increased Christmas hamper demand

Despite COVID-19, donations up 30 per cent over 2019

Nadine Cunningham and her five-year-old son Ryker Voss help to sort hampers at the Smithers Community Services Association Christmas food hamper depot in 2019. (Archive photo)
From left: Erik Jacobsen, Klaus Kraft and Dave Livesey. (Interior News composite photo)

Telkwa byelection: The candidates weigh in on attracting business

The W5 on economic development according to Erik Jacobsen, Klaus Kraft and Dave Livesey

From left: Erik Jacobsen, Klaus Kraft and Dave Livesey. (Interior News composite photo)
Torben “Turbo” Schuffert competes in the 200-metre snowshoe race at the Special Olympics national championship in 2019. He won gold. (Contributed photo)

Special Olympics athletes stay active

A combination of local and provincial programs are keeping competitors connected and in shape

Torben “Turbo” Schuffert competes in the 200-metre snowshoe race at the Special Olympics national championship in 2019. He won gold. (Contributed photo)
The Smithers Local Health Area (Houston to Witset) reported nine cases between Feb. 7 and 13. (BC CDC graphic)

Local weekly COVID infections remain in single digits

The Smithers Local Health Area (Houston to Witset) reported nine cases between Feb. 7 and 13

The Smithers Local Health Area (Houston to Witset) reported nine cases between Feb. 7 and 13. (BC CDC graphic)
Smithers Local Health Area reported five new cases from Jan. 24 to 30. (BCCDC graphic)

Weekly new local COVID-19 cases drop to single digits

The Smithers Local Health Area reported five new cases between Jan. 24 and 30

Smithers Local Health Area reported five new cases from Jan. 24 to 30. (BCCDC graphic)