Thom Barker

(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

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“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

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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)
Confluence of the Bulkley and Telkwa Rivers. The BC River Forecast Centre is predicting high streamflow this weekend (June 3-5) and advising people to stay clear of the rivers and their banks. (Deb Meissner photo)

High streamflow advisory issued for Skeena watershed including Bulkley and tributaries

Terrace activates emergency operations centre, breaks out the sandbags

Confluence of the Bulkley and Telkwa Rivers. The BC River Forecast Centre is predicting high streamflow this weekend (June 3-5) and advising people to stay clear of the rivers and their banks. (Deb Meissner photo)
Joe Hug celebrates the land in his garden plot at Healthy Hugs Organics farm just east of Smithers. (Thom Barker photo)

Back to the land: Organic farmer reconnects with his roots

Joe Hug turned his land inheritance into a thriving organic veggie business

Joe Hug celebrates the land in his garden plot at Healthy Hugs Organics farm just east of Smithers. (Thom Barker photo)
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Our guaranteed rights and freedoms are not guaranteed at all

Thom takes exception to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ notwithstanding clause

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Smithers rolled out the red carpet May 18 at Smithers Secondary School for the premiere of Project Element: Once Upon a Time in Smithers. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers rolls out red carpet for film premiere

The short movie was a collaboration between Smithers students and professional Vancouver filmmakers

Smithers rolled out the red carpet May 18 at Smithers Secondary School for the premiere of Project Element: Once Upon a Time in Smithers. (Thom Barker photo)
Bulkley River (left) and the Telkwa River (right) meet in Telkwa, increasing the river flow. High water advisories have been issued for the weekend (June 3-5) warning people to stay clear of the rivers and their banks. (Deb Meissner photo)

Evacuation alert over flooding in low-lying areas issued in Smithers

Alert impacts Riverside Drive, Riverside Park Campground and Fall Fair grounds

Bulkley River (left) and the Telkwa River (right) meet in Telkwa, increasing the river flow. High water advisories have been issued for the weekend (June 3-5) warning people to stay clear of the rivers and their banks. (Deb Meissner photo)