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The reactor room at Chernobyl three days before the explosion and subsequent meltdown.

‘Just Clare’: How a local doctor ended up helping the children of Chernobyl

Clare Moisey spent many years travelling back and forth to Ukraine following the nuclear disaster

Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Lots of volunteers to recognize and celebrate for volunteer week

Sonja is feeling the spirit of all those who give back to the community

The Gardener’s Corner

Garden preparation shifts into full gear

Erik on early spring trimming of evergreens, prepping of berry beds, and fertilizing and watering

  • Apr 22, 2021
Bulkley Valley Christian School students comb the ditches beside Hwy 16 between Telkwa and Evelyn for debris left behind by melted snow during their annual Litter-athon. (Contributed photo)

Christian school annual Hwy 16 clean-up set for May 6

Students beautify the environment while earning sponsorship cash for extra-curriculars

  • Apr 22, 2021
Bulkley Valley Christian School students comb the ditches beside Hwy 16 between Telkwa and Evelyn for debris left behind by melted snow during their annual Litter-athon. (Contributed photo)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

An encouraging trend: B.C. eager to go electric

Deb likes the prospect of electric vehicles and sees a great future for them

Daresay - Deb Meissner
<strong>Petition to Incorporate Smithers </strong>
It took months of activism on the part of the Smithers Citizen’ Association, and several local votes on the matter, before the community finally incorporated over a year later in October 1921.

Smithers, B.C.’s first village to Incorporate 100 years ago

100 years since Incorporation, Smithers history on display at Bulkley Valley Museum

<strong>Petition to Incorporate Smithers </strong>
It took months of activism on the part of the Smithers Citizen’ Association, and several local votes on the matter, before the community finally incorporated over a year later in October 1921.
The Gardener’s Corner

On the care and pruning of forsythia

Erik looks forward to the exciting emergence of spring colours

  • Apr 15, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
The Bulkley Valley Community Foundation coordinates funds for and distributes money to numerous community organizations as well as giving out annual learning awards. (LaShaina Blair-White Photo)
The Bulkley Valley Community Foundation coordinates funds for and distributes money to numerous community organizations as well as giving out annual learning awards. (LaShaina Blair-White Photo)
Carol and Dan Young in 1971 when the founded Bulkley Valley Glass. (Contributed photo)

Dan Young looks back on 50 years of All-West Glass

Dan and Carol Young founded the company as Bulkley Valley Glass on April 15, 1971

Carol and Dan Young in 1971 when the founded Bulkley Valley Glass. (Contributed photo)
Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue is now fundraising for equipment that was stolen April 7, 2021 (Facebook photo)

Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue fundraising after vital equipment was stolen

Equipment and important communication electronics stolen from Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue

Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue is now fundraising for equipment that was stolen April 7, 2021 (Facebook photo)
Dr. Bruce Archibald of Simon Frasier University at Driftwood Canyon where he found a species of snakefly that raises interesting questions about their evolution. (SFU photo)

Driftwood Canyon fossil raises snakefly mystery

A cold winter insect today, snakeflies used to survive in much warmer climates, study shows

Dr. Bruce Archibald of Simon Frasier University at Driftwood Canyon where he found a species of snakefly that raises interesting questions about their evolution. (SFU photo)
From left, Joey, Anna and David Ziegler enjoy Schnai Day activities in costume April 11. (Contributed photo)

Ski hill season ends with traditional Schnai Day event

Hudson Bay Mountain manager relieved and proud to get through entire season

From left, Joey, Anna and David Ziegler enjoy Schnai Day activities in costume April 11. (Contributed photo)
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Bureaucracy gets it wrong with local restaurants

Sonja questions province-wide blanket government policies

Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
Spice of Life

You have shared your lives with me, you have given me endless topics

Brenda calls it quits after more than 30 years of writing for The Interior News

  • Apr 14, 2021
Spice of Life
Lorna Thornton of the Daffodil Dash committee accepts a generous donation from the Bulkley Valley Credit Union toward this month’s fundraiser. (Contributed photo)

Daffodil Dash kicks off Friday with online auction, scavenger hunt and word scramble

The annual event, which was cancelled last year is back in support of the Canadian Cancer Society

Lorna Thornton of the Daffodil Dash committee accepts a generous donation from the Bulkley Valley Credit Union toward this month’s fundraiser. (Contributed photo)
Photographer Mark West explains the signature photo for his new exhibition "Remarkable People" now showing at the Smithers Art Gallery until May 8. (Thom Barker photo)

International photojournalist discovers Bulkley Valley rife with remarkable people

New Mark West exhibition runs until May 8 at the Smithers Art Gallery

Photographer Mark West explains the signature photo for his new exhibition "Remarkable People" now showing at the Smithers Art Gallery until May 8. (Thom Barker photo)
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The Gardener’s Corner

How to grow and care for a clematis

Several years ago, I started getting into clematis. The clematis is a…

  • Apr 8, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
Artwork for Phil Bulmer’s debut EP “April Rain” which dropped April 1. (Wanda McKay artwork)

Local songwriter Phil Bulmer drops debut EP

The three-track “April Rain” was released April 1 and is available on most streaming services

Artwork for Phil Bulmer’s debut EP “April Rain” which dropped April 1. (Wanda McKay artwork)
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Museum virtual exhibit harkens to the Spanish Flu era

Sonja takes in the “social scenery” and a little Smithers history

  • Apr 8, 2021
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester