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Councillor Lorne Benson (left), Mayor Gladys Atrill (right) present Adam Kingsmill with a certificate of recognition for his work with War Amps of Canada (contributed photo)

Adam Kingsmill was given a certificate of recognition by Smithers Town Council for his work with War Amps of Canada

Smithers Town Council recognized Adams Kingsmill for his work with War Amps of Canada.

Future CNIB Guide Dog (CNIB photo)

With border closures, people in need of a Guide Dog are looking for a “made in Canada” solution.

Need for Guide Dogs up 300% during COVID-19 according to Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

Ken Penner’s new book Community in the Face of Tragedy (Interior News and E. Bennett photos)

Ken Penners’ book Community in the Face of Tragedy is a faith based book based on a true story of tragedy and triumph

Ken Penners’ book Community in the Face of Tragedy is a faith based book based on a true story of tragedy and triumph

Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
Fireworks in Witset Jan 2 (Rodney Mitchell photo)

New Year’s Fireworks delayed a day in Witset, show goes on Jan 2

Normally the residents in Witset and surrounding communities ring in the new…

Fireworks in Witset Jan 2 (Rodney Mitchell photo)
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Granny makes memories for the time of COVID

Brenda recounts the impact of a chance positive encounter while shopping

  • Jan 7, 2021
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Site C turbine at Hungry Hill
Alberta ramps up COVID-19 shots, paramedics added to priority list
Pelosi signs second Trump impeachment
Canada secures more vaccine doses from Pfizer
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Mom proud of daughter’s tireless giving

Haleigh Callison spoke out about COVID, but is also all about charity

  • Jan 7, 2021
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
Gardeners Corner

A way to have cauliflower throughout the season

Erik dishes on a special kind of cauliflower seeds

  • Jan 7, 2021
Gardeners Corner
The Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign is about $14,000 short of its goal. File photo

Kettle campaign rings in fewer annual donations in kettle campaign

Salvation Army now needs to find another source for funding or risks reducing services

The Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign is about $14,000 short of its goal. File photo
Barred owls, such as this one spotted just east of Smithers, were among six owl species counted during the annual Smithers Christmas Bird Count Dec. 24-30. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Christmas bird count highlighted by six owl species

Birders counted 52 species and 6,524 individuals during count week from Dec. 24 to 30

  • Jan 7, 2021
Barred owls, such as this one spotted just east of Smithers, were among six owl species counted during the annual Smithers Christmas Bird Count Dec. 24-30. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Zisel “Zeesy” Feinberg was the first Smithers baby of 2021 born on Jan. 2. (Lisa Feinberg photo)

‘It’s a girl!’; Smithers welcomes first baby of 2021

Zisel Frida Feinberg born to proud parents Ezra Teitel and Lisa Feinberg

Zisel “Zeesy” Feinberg was the first Smithers baby of 2021 born on Jan. 2. (Lisa Feinberg photo)
The Gardener’s Corner

Tips for wintering geraniums, daffodils and tulips

Erik looks forward to 2021 and enjoying the spring flowers

  • Dec 30, 2020
The Gardener’s Corner
Spice of Life

Sometimes peace is better than being right

Brenda looks back and forward, hopes 2021 will be a better year

  • Dec 30, 2020
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Night Watch

Brenda’s story becomes her own

  • Dec 24, 2020
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The Gardener’s Corner

Enjoying the fruits of your labour

Erik reminds gardeners like himself to slow down every once in a while

  • Dec 24, 2020
The Gardener’s Corner
The Smithers Public Library (SPL) pictured on the afternoon of Jan. 16, 2020 during snowfall. The Library is encouraging anyone seeking relief from the cold to drop by this week and is serving hot beverages and treats for the entire week. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Library closing its doors but still offering take out services

The Smithers Public Library is closing its doors to the public once…

The Smithers Public Library (SPL) pictured on the afternoon of Jan. 16, 2020 during snowfall. The Library is encouraging anyone seeking relief from the cold to drop by this week and is serving hot beverages and treats for the entire week. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror

Impaired driving survivor implores people to not drink and drive this holiday season

Campbell River man looks back on 37th anniversary of life-changing incident

Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror
Spice of Life

O Christmas Tree, O COVID vaccine

Brenda reminisces about Christmas trees past and looks forward to being vaccinated

  • Dec 17, 2020
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Sonja Lester - Hard Copy

Buy second hand for savings and for the good of the Earth

Sonja is concerned about all the stuff going unnecessarily into landfills

  • Dec 17, 2020
Sonja Lester - Hard Copy
The Gardener’s Corner

Composting: Planning toward the future

Over the years, Erik has created his own layer of topsoil

  • Dec 17, 2020
The Gardener’s Corner