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RDBN director Mark Fisher explains his proposal for a mobile wildfire protection trailer at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon Jan. 24. (Thom Barker photo)

Introduction to RD2: Regional District Reflections and Decisions

Mark Fisher joins the Interior News as regional district correspondent

  • Nov 24, 2022
RDBN director Mark Fisher explains his proposal for a mobile wildfire protection trailer at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon Jan. 24. (Thom Barker photo)
Hazelton resident Marlise Zurbrugg, owner of the Bulkley Browser sits at her desk in her home office. (Tom Roper photo)

It’s all about customer service for Hazelton’s Marlise Zurbrugg

I was down in New Hazelton delivering some pamphlets to the Bulkley…

  • Nov 24, 2022
Hazelton resident Marlise Zurbrugg, owner of the Bulkley Browser sits at her desk in her home office. (Tom Roper photo)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

How to make a joyous holiday season without piling on debt

Deb reflects that being creative for the holidays can lessen stress and increase joy

Daresay - Deb Meissner
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, right, stops Vegas Golden Knights’ Jack Eichel (9) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Monday, November 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: This Vancouver Canuck tire fire is going to be difficult to extinguish

This team is going to be paying the price of previous bad decisions for a long time

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, right, stops Vegas Golden Knights’ Jack Eichel (9) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Monday, November 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jamal Peters breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Dejon Brissett during a practice in Regina, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. The Toronto Argonauts will be playing against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 109th Grey Cup on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

THE MOJ: Catching up on the CFL as the Grey Cup nears kickoff

Given status of Bomber QB Collaros, I’d probably take the Argonauts and the 5 points

Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jamal Peters breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Dejon Brissett during a practice in Regina, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. The Toronto Argonauts will be playing against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 109th Grey Cup on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
For your consideration - Thom Barker

8 billion is a massive number, especially when it’s the number of humans

Thom considers reaching a very significant milestone in human history

For your consideration - Thom Barker
Ravens are curious, smart, playful and have been known to fly upside down and play tricks on people and other animals. (Stephen C. Dickson/Wikimedia Commons)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Nov 17, 2022
Ravens are curious, smart, playful and have been known to fly upside down and play tricks on people and other animals. (Stephen C. Dickson/Wikimedia Commons)
A company from Prince George relocated Tom’s small house from Smithers to Telkwa. (Tom Roper photo)

Sometimes bad karma leads to good luck

Tom recounts a shady real estate situation that ended up turning out for the better

  • Nov 17, 2022
A company from Prince George relocated Tom’s small house from Smithers to Telkwa. (Tom Roper photo)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Remembrance Day seen through the eyes of children

Kids get the importance of remembering, Deb says

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Smithers Interior News Editorial

Siren be gone

It is time to stop blasting the Smithers noon-time siren

  • Nov 17, 2022
Smithers Interior News Editorial
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be a chore

Marisca advocates for shopping locally, and thinking about buying second hand products

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
BC Lions’ quarterback Vernon Adams (8), Bryan Burnham (16) and Alexander Hollins (13) comfort eachother after losing to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL western final in Winnipeg, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

THE MOJ: Pretty safe bet the B.C. Lions will be expecting more than 5 1/2 wins next year

Checking their egos at the door made for a surprising and satisfying year in B.C. Place

BC Lions’ quarterback Vernon Adams (8), Bryan Burnham (16) and Alexander Hollins (13) comfort eachother after losing to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL western final in Winnipeg, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Former Vancouver Canucks linemates Todd Bertuzzi, from left, Brendan Morrison and Markus Naslund, of Sweden, are honoured during a ceremony before the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres play an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday December 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: B.C. still has a special place in the heart of Brendan Morrison

Former Canuck centre has stayed busy since his NHL career came to a close in 2012

Former Vancouver Canucks linemates Todd Bertuzzi, from left, Brendan Morrison and Markus Naslund, of Sweden, are honoured during a ceremony before the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres play an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday December 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A spider’s sheet web glistens in the morning dew. (Ray Chipeniuk photo)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Nov 10, 2022
A spider’s sheet web glistens in the morning dew. (Ray Chipeniuk photo)
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Everyone should support our local Legion

Thom laments the decline of the Royal Canadian Legion

For your consideration - Thom Barker
File photo

Barron: Remembering when gun-toting elementary schoolkids said ‘enough’ to the rats

A half-century ago, school pest-control methods were a little bit different

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Tom rides Rena near Hunter’s Basin and the camel humps just prior to her retirement. (Contributed photo)

Adventures with Rena the wonder horse, part 2

Tom reminisces about one of the best horses he ever knew

  • Nov 10, 2022
Tom rides Rena near Hunter’s Basin and the camel humps just prior to her retirement. (Contributed photo)
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

The hustle culture is not necessarily a virtue

Marisca advocates for slowing down and enjoying life a little bit more

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
Casda Thomas

The best decisions are made when people contribute

Former Smithers councillor encourages public engagement and participation

  • Nov 10, 2022
Casda Thomas