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McDonnel Lake Road & The Mountain painting by Mark Tworow

This mountain of ours

An exhibit at Smithers Art Gallery explores Hudson Bay Mtn with paint and prose.

McDonnel Lake Road & The Mountain painting by Mark Tworow
Clubs day for sports curious

Clubs day for sports curious

Sports organizations helped parents and athletes navigate their options.

Clubs day for sports curious
Certainly not the Grand Ole Opry but an entertaining evening was had by those who braved the fall weather for the Brian Doerksen concert. Tom Best photo

Doerksen’s engaging style keeps concert crowd warm

PHOTOS: Rain didn’t keep everyone away from the Fall Fairgrounds concert with the Juno winner.

Certainly not the Grand Ole Opry but an entertaining evening was had by those who braved the fall weather for the Brian Doerksen concert. Tom Best photo
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Terry Fox Run

PHOTOS: Over 200 take part in the Smithers Terry Fox Run

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Women eager to grab a stick and strap on skates

Women eager to grab a stick and strap on skates

A new program in Smithers sees a big response from women who want to try hockey.

Women eager to grab a stick and strap on skates
Almost 25 students are preparing for the Smithers cross country team. Coaching staff are looking forward to another outstanding season. Tom Best photo

School’s in

Fall season brings out a new group of students anxious to support their school in athletic endeavors

Almost 25 students are preparing for the Smithers cross country team. Coaching staff are looking forward to another outstanding season. Tom Best photo
Smithers resident Chantal Gammie (14) is an example of the athletic excellence that the environment of the local sports and recreation environment has continuously produced. Gammie is a top performer with the Thompson Rivers University soccer program.                                 Andrew Snucins photo

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Smithers resident Chantal Gammie (14) is an example of the athletic excellence that the environment of the local sports and recreation environment has continuously produced. Gammie is a top performer with the Thompson Rivers University soccer program.                                 Andrew Snucins photo
Ben Lance (011) and Cameron Stewart (035) charge through a slight uphill section in the Huckin’ Eh downhill bike race Tom Best photo

Downhillers pour it on

A bunch of photos, results and a description of the thrilling Huckin’ Eh mountain bike race.

Ben Lance (011) and Cameron Stewart (035) charge through a slight uphill section in the Huckin’ Eh downhill bike race Tom Best photo
Last year we had a wet Terry Fox Run but that did not deter a good crowd from participating in the annual event. Tom Best photo

Time for Terry Fox Run

Tom tells of being at first year’s run. Smithers, Hazelton and Quick Terry Fox Runs are this Sunday.

Last year we had a wet Terry Fox Run but that did not deter a good crowd from participating in the annual event. Tom Best photo
Electric vehicle potential unveiled

Electric vehicle potential unveiled

There’s a plan to install pay-to-use fast chargers at provincial rest areas on Highway 16

Electric vehicle potential unveiled
Youngsters interested in joining the Otters swim team had a chance to experience the type of training on offer in practices.                                 Submitted photo

Otters gear up for another season

New swimmers find out about some of the different skills

Youngsters interested in joining the Otters swim team had a chance to experience the type of training on offer in practices.                                 Submitted photo
The annual draft horse pull played to full stands at the Fall Fair. Tom Best photo

Heavy horse pull always popular

This year’s BV Exhibition had a rodeo that entertained all those who filled the stands.

The annual draft horse pull played to full stands at the Fall Fair. Tom Best photo
Pool closed for annual maintenance

Pool closed for annual maintenance

Facility will be fully open on Sept. 16

Pool closed for annual maintenance
2018 Fall Fair bull riding

2018 Fall Fair bull riding

This year the bucking and riding was viewed by a packed house in perfect weather.

2018 Fall Fair bull riding
Medal Winner

Medal Winner

Kaylee Richter shows off the medals she won at the recent Special Olympic National Summer Games

Medal Winner
Pirate Party

Pirate Party

It was an afternoon of fun and frolic for the staff and the youngsters.

Pirate Party
Smithers resident Keelor Powers (right) teamed with Rio Liu (left) to score a fifth place result at the National Sea Cadet Regatta in Kingston, Ont. last week. (Lt. Theresa Naluz photo)

Smithers sailor excels at competition

The 18-year-old member of the Sea Cadets placed fifth at the National Sea Cadet Regatta.

Smithers resident Keelor Powers (right) teamed with Rio Liu (left) to score a fifth place result at the National Sea Cadet Regatta in Kingston, Ont. last week. (Lt. Theresa Naluz photo)
The Smithers skatepark expansion got its final design from renowned designer Jim Barnum, and now the group behind it is actively seeking funding, with many local companies and donors already on board.                                 Spectrum Skateparks image

Community support keeps skatepark expansion moving forward

Many local companies and donors are already on board.

The Smithers skatepark expansion got its final design from renowned designer Jim Barnum, and now the group behind it is actively seeking funding, with many local companies and donors already on board.                                 Spectrum Skateparks image
College students bring cricket to Smithers

College students bring cricket to Smithers

International students are introducing Smithereens to a new (old) sport.

College students bring cricket to Smithers
Shannon and Terry Keough formed the Wildfire Gypsies after their home was destroyed in a 2015 forest fire.                                 Tom Best photo

Wildfire Gypsies turn loss into inspiration

The Keoughs have found adventure in the wake of personal tragedy.

Shannon and Terry Keough formed the Wildfire Gypsies after their home was destroyed in a 2015 forest fire.                                 Tom Best photo