Thom Barker

Town adjusts budget to reflect $800K revenue reduction due to COVID-19

Staff deals with shortfall with transfers from reserves and project deferrals

Birds brighten the gloom of social distancing

Hummingbirds should be on the scene soon.

Finally fed up with vitriolic memes

Thom starts purging Facebook friends who make nasty posts and misinformation

Woman served eviction notice from homeless camp receives a reprieve

Brenda Shaffer will have another 24 hours to properly apply for residency

Bylaw officer patrols town to engage and educate

Matt Davey says he does not have the authority to fine or detain, but is reminding people to comply

Proulx: Diversion or rabbit hole of uncomfortable introspection?

Is regret a wasted emotion or an opportunity for self-realization?

Coronavirus pandemic shuts down Witset Mud Races

Organizers say loss of event pales in comparison to other events people are missing due to COVID-19

Midsummer Music Festival cancelled due to COVID-19

Folk Music Society hopeful it will be able to plan an alternative event

Gitxsan leader Neil J. Sterritt dies at 79

Sterrit played an instrumental role in preparing the landmark Delgamuukw court case

Northern B.C. singer debuts COVID-19 video asking people to ‘Flatten out the Curve’

Smithers artist Mark Perry’s video “Flatten out the Curve” features dancers from around the world

“Flatten out the Curve”: Mark Perry debuts COVID-19 video single

Smithers singer-songwriter’s video features dancers from around the world

Smithers History Quiz

How well do you know our town?

Smithers relocates downtown homeless population

Bylaw officer Matt Davey says the move was made with buy-in from the affected people

It’s a great time to be an introvert

Thom muses on personality types in dealing with physical distancing and self-isolation

Museum sees uptick in online visitors

Staff adds new features and plans more web programs

Province, feds reject Library-Art Gallery grant application

Project proponents adament the project is not dead, will seek alternative funding opportunities

Girl Guide cookies available at No Frills

The annual door-to-door sales campaign was cancelled due to COVID-19

North District RCMP see massive spike in domestic calls

Connection to COVID-19 pandemic likely for reduced call volume, increased severity

Some Smithers businesses may re-open sooner rather than later

Weekly Chamber of Commerce video conference focuses on business concern amid COVID-19

Red Chris, Tahltan collaborate on COVID-19 safety

Mine continues to operate with several new measures aimed at stopping spread of virus