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An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)

Something brewing for craft beer aficionados in new year with BC Beer Con

In-person craft beer conference takes place in February in New Westminster, B.C.

Christa LaFontain, Kindergarten teacher at Bulkley Valley Christian School, seen here during the 2020 reverse graduation parade, is a 2021 recipient of a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. (Tom Grasmeyer photo)

Christian school’s Kindergarten teacher honoured with Prime Minister’s Award

Christa LaFontain is the recipient of an award for her relationship-based approach to learning

Carroll Airey turned he Twain Sullivan Grade 5 class’s curiosity about the hardship faced by people in Nicaragua following a hurricane into a charity that continues to help Nicaraguan children to this day. (Tom Roper photo)

A caring woman from palling makes a difference for kids in Nicaragua

Tom chronicles the charity of former Twain Sullivan teacher Carroll Airey

  • Nov 25, 2021
Smithers Interior News Editorial

Don’t panic

In times of shortage we need to think about our neighbours as well as ourselves

Smithers Interior News Editorial
Proposed expansion at Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers includes waterpark. (File photo)
Proposed expansion at Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers includes waterpark. (File photo)
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Story of Gitanmaax child deeply disturbing

The story “Judge rules against province’s appeal to remove Gitanmaax minor from…

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Ceremonies at the brother Pole Raising in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)

Friendship centre raises totem pole in honour of missing boys and men

Artist Mike Dangeli explains the symbolism of the new Brother Pole

Ceremonies at the brother Pole Raising in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)
The Gardener’s Corner

Christmas cactus sets buds to get into spirit of season

Erik muses about his cactus’s intentions and finds a surprise harvest of kale

  • Nov 25, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign with extra flood donation goal

Divisional secretary Mike Leland says this year’s need is ‘through the roof’

  • Nov 22, 2021
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)
The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)

Salvation Army launches emergency response in support of flood victims

Agency on front lines in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna

The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

How I and my rented steed spent our summer vacation

Tom recounts his pack horse trip to Toad River and a rude awakening

  • Nov 18, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
The Gardener’s Corner

Family togetherness: How to make an Advent wreath

Eric reminisces about making wreaths with his mom and shares how they did it

  • Nov 18, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Will COP26 end up being a lot of blowing smoke and solving nothing

Deb suggests world leaders need to start walking the walk not just talking the talk on climate change

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Part of the green burial section of Yates Memorial services in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)

Smithers asked to look at Green Burial sites within the Smithers Cemetery

Green Burial sites requested to be a part of the Smithers Cemetery.

Part of the green burial section of Yates Memorial services in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)
The Bulkley Valley Community Foundation represented by Deb Camenzind, Jill Dunbar and Mike Doogan-Smith, present a cheque to the Grendel Group. From left: Camenzind, Michael Ambery, Dunbar, Thomas Buth, Dmitri Cody, Jay Cody, Anneh Kessels, Matthias Naziel, Brie McAloney and Doogan-Smith.

Community foundation awards $200K to Grendel Group

Money will help Grendel set up residence/activity centre for people with developmental disabilities

The Bulkley Valley Community Foundation represented by Deb Camenzind, Jill Dunbar and Mike Doogan-Smith, present a cheque to the Grendel Group. From left: Camenzind, Michael Ambery, Dunbar, Thomas Buth, Dmitri Cody, Jay Cody, Anneh Kessels, Matthias Naziel, Brie McAloney and Doogan-Smith.
The SD54 building in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

School district buses teachers to Houston

Pilot program for teachers commuting to Houston from Smithers intended to address hiring issues

The SD54 building in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)

Swan gets ‘second-chance at life’ after being rescued near 100 Mile

The swan was unable to migrate south due to an injured wing

Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)
Babine Mountains Provincial Park and Mount McKendrick, in what locals call McKendrick’s Pass, where goats can normally be spotted. (Submitted map)

Province shuts down McKendrick Mountain goat habitat to snowmobilers

The McKendrick goat population has declined from 22 in 2012 to eight in 2021

Babine Mountains Provincial Park and Mount McKendrick, in what locals call McKendrick’s Pass, where goats can normally be spotted. (Submitted map)