Arts and Culture Centre meeting Oct. 19

Smithers town hall forum is on Thursday, Oct. 19 at Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge at 6:30 p.m.

A good friend and neighbour recently passed away. He did make a difference in our neighbourhood. You will be missed Brian, we are poorer with you gone. A saying: “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” –Ghramae Johnson.

Smithers town hall forum, Thursday, Oct. 19 at Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge, 6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to have a look at the plans that the Town of Smithers is contemplating for Central Park and a Arts and Culture Centre. Different groups have been involved in the recent planning sessions. This is your chance to voice your concerns, your ideas, your approval or disapproval. There will be displays from each group and an opportunity to speak to people from the library, the Tourism Information Centre, the museum, the art gallery and CICK, Smithers community radio. For more information

This could be fun! Garth Brooks Tribute/Voices of Legends, Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Legion. Tickets $20. Dancing to follow the show. Tickets available at the Legion and Hetherington and Hooper.

A Rockabilly dance: The Chevys, Friday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., tickets $20. Every Friday: hamburgers, chicken strips or beef dip with various sides, $7, served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All ages welcome. Meat draws and 50/50 held on Fridays, 6:00, 6:30 and 7 p.m., Saturdays 3, 3:30, 4 and 4:30 p.m. with all proceeds going to charity. Members and guests welcome. Website:

Line dancing starts Thursday, Oct. 12, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Pioneer Activity Centre. No experience necessary. For more information call Justina 250-847-2591.

The Wooley Ewe in Telkwa will begin its Saturday classes starting Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Jennifer’s Cowl.” Level is easy, cost $50 plus materials. Each Saturday following there is animal needle felting, basic sock with heel flap, cabled pillow, basic mitten, needle felting with Peggy, thrummed slippers. Class sizes are limited; registration can be done over the phone with your credit card. Tea and light snack will be provided by Foxhole Bakery. More information 250-876-8837,

Something to think about: The Dalton Camp Award. This is an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. One award is open to all eligible entrants, a prize of $10,000 as well as a bronze cast medal by the late Canadian sculptress Dora de Pedery-Hunt. Deadline for entries is Dec. 1, 2017. check out

Closing with: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

Just Posted

VIDEOS and PHOTOS: 20th anniversary of the Delgamuukw/Gisday’wa court decision celebrated

Chiefs and elders from different houses spoke at the feast discussing their memories of the case.

No charges against Smithers RCMP officer for in-custody death

The Independent Investigations Office conducted an investigation into the actions of the officer.

VIDEO: Researchers rely on drones to survey aftermath of B.C. wildfires

UBC researchers are using aerial drones to study the historic 2017 wildfires in the province

Pair of Bulkley Valley Otters named top swimmers

Zach Durnin was bronze medalist in 10 and under. Fergus Hobson, 16, took bronze in the senior boys.

Bulkley Valley energy company receives government grant

The company based near Smithers received a grant for a thermal energy storage system.

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

Most Read