Thom Barker

Quick Eats is a popular summer food destination that has served Telkwa for the last 10 years. (Contributed photo)

Telkwa raises seasonal vendor fees; Quick Eats back at Flagpole Park

Popular food truck returns to same location after May long weekend with hike in fees/rent

Quick Eats is a popular summer food destination that has served Telkwa for the last 10 years. (Contributed photo)
From left: BVCU director Harry Oevering, building contractor John Vandergaag, BVCU president Theo Bandstra, BVCU co-founder Ray Oulton and credit union manager Walter Boissevain break ground for the new headquarters of the Bulkley Valley Credit Union on First Avenue at Queen Street on April 29, 1983. (BV Museum archives)

Bulkley Valley Credit Union celebrates 80 years of “people helping people”

The credit union has grown from 14 members in 1941 to 14,000 and has surpassed $500M in assets

From left: BVCU director Harry Oevering, building contractor John Vandergaag, BVCU president Theo Bandstra, BVCU co-founder Ray Oulton and credit union manager Walter Boissevain break ground for the new headquarters of the Bulkley Valley Credit Union on First Avenue at Queen Street on April 29, 1983. (BV Museum archives)
Sandra Hinchliffe

Smithers realtor elected president of Northern Real Estate Board

Sandra Hinchliffe is an associate broker with RE/MAX Bulkley Valley with 18 years experience

Sandra Hinchliffe
Dr. Ross Hoffman, recently named professor emiritus by the University of Northern British Columbia, enjoys his retirement on his new property near Topley. (Contributed photo)

Topley author named professor emeritus at University of Northern British Columbia

Ross Hoffman was an indigenous studies professor before retiring in July 2020

Dr. Ross Hoffman, recently named professor emiritus by the University of Northern British Columbia, enjoys his retirement on his new property near Topley. (Contributed photo)
All participants in the Smithers Scavenger Hunt who solve all eight clues are eligible for the grand prize of $100. (Submitted photo)

Smithers community scavenger hunt offers $100 grand prize

Kaitlyn Bailey wanted to host a fun, COVID-friendly event to get people out and about

All participants in the Smithers Scavenger Hunt who solve all eight clues are eligible for the grand prize of $100. (Submitted photo)
Comox Valley medical clinics are all open, including the availability to book face-to-face care (i.e. for a physical examination) as per your clinic’s protocol (most clinics operate a “virtual care first” policy). ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Northern Health launches virtual primary care clinic

Northerners without a family physician or nurse practitioner will now have access to primary care

Comox Valley medical clinics are all open, including the availability to book face-to-face care (i.e. for a physical examination) as per your clinic’s protocol (most clinics operate a “virtual care first” policy). ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Smithers Interior News Editorial

A call to write

With the recent retirement of three community columnists, The Interior News is looking fresh views

Smithers Interior News Editorial
Quick Eats is a popular summer food destination that has served Telkwa for the last 10 years. (Contributed photo)

Food truck owners fight back against being moved away from Telkwa Pub

Al Zittlau says they play by all the rules and it is unfair to blame Quick Eats for the pub’s woes

Quick Eats is a popular summer food destination that has served Telkwa for the last 10 years. (Contributed photo)
For Your Consideration

Getting COVID-19 vaccine fosters sense of relief

Thom is surprised by his reaction to getting vaccinated, sees light at the end of the tunnel

For Your Consideration
From left: Ciril Habjan, Charlie Northrup, Bruce Graff and Thom Barker were the first group off the tee to open the 2021 season at Smithers Golf and Country Club April 27. (John Pierce photo)

Golf season gets underway at Smithers Golf and Country Club

Interior News editor Thom Barker reviews the golf course following his first round on opening day

From left: Ciril Habjan, Charlie Northrup, Bruce Graff and Thom Barker were the first group off the tee to open the 2021 season at Smithers Golf and Country Club April 27. (John Pierce photo)

Telkwa council briefs, regular meeting, April 27, 2021

Financial plan, pickleball and taxes

<em>Interior News</em> publisher Grant Harris gets his COVID-19 vaccination from RN Kathy Davidson at Coast Mountain College. Northern Health is now accepting registrations from all those over 18 years of age and booking appointments for those 30+ years old. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers clinic now vaccinating people aged 30 and older

Dr. Bonnie Henry now says all adult British Columbians will have access to vaccines by mid-June

<em>Interior News</em> publisher Grant Harris gets his COVID-19 vaccination from RN Kathy Davidson at Coast Mountain College. Northern Health is now accepting registrations from all those over 18 years of age and booking appointments for those 30+ years old. (Thom Barker photo)
For Your Consideration

A trillion dollars to consider

Thom argues we should be alarmed by the exploding federal and provincial debts

For Your Consideration
On any given day, Brenda Mallory can be found holding court in her front yard on her acreage near Tyhee Lake. (Thom Barker photo)

Spice of Brenda: Our long-time columnist gets frank (when wasn’t she?)

Brenda Mallory has packed a lot of creativity into her life

On any given day, Brenda Mallory can be found holding court in her front yard on her acreage near Tyhee Lake. (Thom Barker photo)
stamp taxes with red text over white background

Smithers property tax jumps 10 per cent

Overall budget increases by $688,000 for general operations, RCMP, roads and sidewalks

stamp taxes with red text over white background
Dze L K’ant executive director Annette Morgan, right, discusses the issue of Goodacre Place deaths via video chat at Bovill Square April 23. (Thom Barker photo)

Indigenous leaders call for investigation into six deaths at Smithers housing facility

Six Indigenous men have died in the past year at Goodacre Place, the most of any BC Housing facility

Dze L K’ant executive director Annette Morgan, right, discusses the issue of Goodacre Place deaths via video chat at Bovill Square April 23. (Thom Barker photo)
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivers the federal budget in the House of Commons as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on in Ottawa on Monday April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal budget poll

Are you satisfied with the federal budget released this week?

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivers the federal budget in the House of Commons as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on in Ottawa on Monday April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Telkwa Village Office’s main sign. (File photo)

Telkwa council briefs: Regular meeting, April 13, 2021

Village receives Consolidated Financial Statements; closes right of way between First and Second Sts

Telkwa Village Office’s main sign. (File photo)
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Lots of volunteers to recognize and celebrate for volunteer week

Sonja is feeling the spirit of all those who give back to the community

Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
Dave Johnstone of Bulkley Valley Wholesale loads one of 400 meat hampers destined for the Tahltan communities of Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake and Atlin. (Thom Barker photo)

Newcrest Mining provides meat hampers to remote communities

Company established Community Support Fund to help Tahltan people through COVID-19

Dave Johnstone of Bulkley Valley Wholesale loads one of 400 meat hampers destined for the Tahltan communities of Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake and Atlin. (Thom Barker photo)