Community

The BV Community Foundation gives a cheque to Witset First Nation Ball Park Revitalization project organizers. (Submitted photo)

BV Community Foundation awards $100K grant to Witset Ball Park Revitalization project

Improvements to the backstop, dugouts, bleachers, washrooms, fencing, and field will be carried out.

The Ubleis Logging team celebrates securing former NHL star Doug Bodger with a bid of $4,000 during the Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament's Celebrity Auction Aug. 11 at Boston Pizza. (Thom Barker photo)

Celebrity golf tourney celebrity auction breaks record raising $94K for charity

Dan Hamhuis, Cliff Ronning and Paul Haysom tie for top bid at $5,500

Local Smithereen and Photographer Thomas Camus a “wanted criminal” in the Smithers Skatepark Extension project fundraiser on June 18 and 19. (Facebook photo)

Living the dream with an extrodinary eye

From weddings to scenery to animals, Thomas Camus “shoots” it all.

Luke Smith from Smithers crosses the finish line first in the 10 km Totem to Totem (T2T) Marathon held in Haida Gwaii in July 2022.

Ladies and Local Runners from Smithers and Telkwa, shine at Totem to Totem 2022 race

Brooke Haberstock takes the Overall Award, Half marathon, Full marathon in T2T event.

Luke Smith from Smithers crosses the finish line first in the 10 km Totem to Totem (T2T) Marathon held in Haida Gwaii in July 2022.
Freddy and the Fairy, now on display at Walnut Park Elementary School tells the story of a hard-of-hearing fairy and encourages patience. (Thom Barker photo)
Freddy and the Fairy, now on display at Walnut Park Elementary School tells the story of a hard-of-hearing fairy and encourages patience. (Thom Barker photo)
Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jessica MacNiel – is the reigning Miss Teenager World

TODAY IN B.C.: White Rock teen has made it her mission to separate beauty from appearance

Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)
Grammy Award-winner Alex Cuba and his son Owen chat with Facundo Gastiazoro in front of the artist’s in-progress mural of Cuba on the side of the Warehouse One building. (Grant Harris photo)
Grammy Award-winner Alex Cuba and his son Owen chat with Facundo Gastiazoro in front of the artist’s in-progress mural of Cuba on the side of the Warehouse One building. (Grant Harris photo)
The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

QUIZ: A celebration of the fruit harvest

In orchards around British Columbia, fruit pickers are hard at work

The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)
Seymour Lake (Facebook photo)

Seymour Lake commences with traffic pattern change, on a trial basis

Feedback from stakeholders to Ministry regarding one-way traffic trial on Seymour Lake

Seymour Lake (Facebook photo)
British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix looks on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses the media during a news conference at the BC Centre of Disease Control in Vancouver B.C. (File photo)

COVID-19 concerns web poll

What concerns do you have about another potential wave of COVID-19?

  • Aug 4, 2022
British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix looks on as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses the media during a news conference at the BC Centre of Disease Control in Vancouver B.C. (File photo)
Long leaved sundew. (Gail Hampshire, Wikimedia Common)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Aug 4, 2022
Long leaved sundew. (Gail Hampshire, Wikimedia Common)
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

More than just an art gallery

The gallery has three commitments: exhibitions, artist support and education

  • Aug 4, 2022
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Thirteen injured eagles were rescued on Haida Gwaii between December 28, 2021 and July 19, 2022. Volunteer Leila Riddall would like to see more preventative action to stop the injuries. (Photo: supplied)

Eagles being unnecessarily injured on Haida Gwaii

Leila Riddall would like to see more prevention

Thirteen injured eagles were rescued on Haida Gwaii between December 28, 2021 and July 19, 2022. Volunteer Leila Riddall would like to see more preventative action to stop the injuries. (Photo: supplied)
Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Former world figure skating champ Victor Kraatz back coaching in B.C.

TODAY IN B.C.: Skater spent 3 years in Finland teaching hockey players about power and efficiency

Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)
Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)

Missing B.C. dog found after swimming 1 kilometre across Metro Vancouver river

The German shepherd rescue was discovered 10 days after going missing

Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)
The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

To celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, test your knowledge of the province with these 12 questions

The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)

PODCAST: 3 dead, 2 wounded – a look at the 5 hours that shook the Langley community

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporters discuss the chain of events, what is known about the shooter and whether the homeless were targeted.

A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)
The 11th annual Chip Run saw 93 bikes join in on July 23. The 230-kilometre round-trip motorcycle ride is organized annually by Lainie Waterhouse whose brother, Bob, passed away in 2011 from cancer. The ride is a poker ride, and at the end there is a pig roast, auction, and door prizes. There are shirt and patch sales as well. All funds raised go directly to the Community Cancer Care Team (CCCT) in Smithers. While there is no total amount of money raised yet for Saturday’s event, in the past 10 years they have raised $135,000 for the CCCT. (Contributed photo)

11th annual Chip Run

Saturday’s event raised money for cancer research

  • Jul 28, 2022
The 11th annual Chip Run saw 93 bikes join in on July 23. The 230-kilometre round-trip motorcycle ride is organized annually by Lainie Waterhouse whose brother, Bob, passed away in 2011 from cancer. The ride is a poker ride, and at the end there is a pig roast, auction, and door prizes. There are shirt and patch sales as well. All funds raised go directly to the Community Cancer Care Team (CCCT) in Smithers. While there is no total amount of money raised yet for Saturday’s event, in the past 10 years they have raised $135,000 for the CCCT. (Contributed photo)
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

There’s gold in them thar hills

Tom recounts his adventure of travelling to northern B.C. in search of gold

  • Jul 28, 2022
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Cedar Waxwing (Ken White photo)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Jul 28, 2022
Cedar Waxwing (Ken White photo)