Thom Barker

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)
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Our guaranteed rights and freedoms are not guaranteed at all

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

For your consideration - Thom Barker
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)
The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)

Crown proceeds with criminal charges against 15 Coastal GasLink pipeline opponents

10 more cases under review, 2 dropped for insufficient evidence connected with activity near Houston

The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)
Installation of 200 kilometres of fibre optic cable to connect Dease Lake and Iskut with high-speed internet gets underway May 31 on Tahltan territory. (Submitted photo)

Tahltan, Citywest break ground on project to provide northwest communities with high-speed internet

The $13 million project is expected to be completed in early 2023

Installation of 200 kilometres of fibre optic cable to connect Dease Lake and Iskut with high-speed internet gets underway May 31 on Tahltan territory. (Submitted photo)
Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)

Smithers conservation officer chases down armed robbery suspect

Ron Leblanc says it was ‘just like out of a movie; as he’s running, the cash is falling out of his pocket’

Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)
Rising water levels at the confluence of the Bulkley and Telkwa Rivers in Telkwa, Friday May 27 at noon. (Grant Harris photo)

High streamflow advisory issued for Smithers, Telkwa, Hazelton

River Forecast Centre advises people to stay clear of Bulkley River and tributaries this weekend

Rising water levels at the confluence of the Bulkley and Telkwa Rivers in Telkwa, Friday May 27 at noon. (Grant Harris photo)
Paddy Hirshfield, left, and Patrick Hibbitts with two of their three new BV Taxi minivans that hit the road Aug. 27, 2020. (Facebook photo)

BV Taxi shuts down again

Less than two years after new owners resurrected the service it is once again being discontinued

Paddy Hirshfield, left, and Patrick Hibbitts with two of their three new BV Taxi minivans that hit the road Aug. 27, 2020. (Facebook photo)
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

A day in the life of @percytherescuecat

Instagram sensation Percy the rescue cat fills in for Tom Roper

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

God save the Queen, but not the aristocracy

Too much wealth and power in the hands of too few people is wrong and not sustainable

For your consideration - Thom Barker
Representatives of the Indigenomics Institute’s Top 10 to Watch Indigenous businesses are honoured during the Indigenomics conference at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver May 19-20. (Submitted photo)

Tahltan development corp named to Top 10 to Watch Indigenous businesses list

The Indigenomics Institute annually recognizes 10 leading Indigenous businesses

Representatives of the Indigenomics Institute’s Top 10 to Watch Indigenous businesses are honoured during the Indigenomics conference at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver May 19-20. (Submitted photo)
The women’s/youth ball diamond at Witset will be getting a $150,000 facelift courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays. (Interior News file photo)

Toronto Blue Jays grant Witset $150K for ball field

Field of Dreams grant program helps Canadian communities build or reburbish baseball infrastructure

The women’s/youth ball diamond at Witset will be getting a $150,000 facelift courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays. (Interior News file photo)
For your consideration - Thom Barker

MPs get it way wrong with prayer vote

Starting the House of Commons day with a prayer is unconstitutional

For your consideration - Thom Barker
Smithers (white) attacks against Prince Rupert during the final at zone championships at Chandler Park in Smithers May 7-8. (Contributed photo)

SSS senior girls win zones

The Gryphons now head to Burnaby for provincials June 1-4

Smithers (white) attacks against Prince Rupert during the final at zone championships at Chandler Park in Smithers May 7-8. (Contributed photo)
From left: Tahltans Harlan Inkster; Rick McLean; Hon. Jeanie McLean (Dendys), Yukon minister of education and minister responsible for the women and gender equity directorate; Erin Paul; Chad Thomas; and Jerry Asp accept the Indigenous Business of the Year for Northern B.C. Award on behalf of TNDC at the 5th Annual Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference in Whitehorse, presented by the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed photo)

Tahltan business arm named business of the year

The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation honoured by Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference

From left: Tahltans Harlan Inkster; Rick McLean; Hon. Jeanie McLean (Dendys), Yukon minister of education and minister responsible for the women and gender equity directorate; Erin Paul; Chad Thomas; and Jerry Asp accept the Indigenous Business of the Year for Northern B.C. Award on behalf of TNDC at the 5th Annual Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference in Whitehorse, presented by the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed photo)
Kendra Johnston, president of the Association for Mineral Exploration, speaks at the Mining Month Luncheon at Hudson Bay Lodge May 6. (Thom Barker photo)

Mining luncheon highlights optimistic outlook for Smithers

Smithers tops municipalities in exploration spending, which continues to grow year over year

Kendra Johnston, president of the Association for Mineral Exploration, speaks at the Mining Month Luncheon at Hudson Bay Lodge May 6. (Thom Barker photo)
The Smithers Secondary School Jazz Band performs during the Big Band Dance at St. Joseph’s School, the last time the Big Band Dance was held in 2018. (Archive photo)
(Tom Best photo)

Smithers Big Band Dance roars back to life

Dance features Smithers Secondary Jazz Band and special guests May 14 at the Curling Club

The Smithers Secondary School Jazz Band performs during the Big Band Dance at St. Joseph’s School, the last time the Big Band Dance was held in 2018. (Archive photo)
(Tom Best photo)
Aftermath of a fire that gutted the Willow Dale complex in New Hazelton May 5. (Facebook photo)

Fire that levelled New Hazelton apartment building suspicious: fire chief

The old Willow Dale complex was unoccupied and completely destroyed by the May 5 blaze

Aftermath of a fire that gutted the Willow Dale complex in New Hazelton May 5. (Facebook photo)