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Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)
Project complete. Members of Lyons Landscaping help current and former Smithers town councillors, cut the ribbon for the grand re-opening of Main Street. (Grant Harris photo)
Project complete. Members of Lyons Landscaping help current and former Smithers town councillors, cut the ribbon for the grand re-opening of Main Street. (Grant Harris photo)
Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development, announced that Smithers Skate Park Society would be receiving more than $450,000 in funding for their expansion project. Pictured are Sarah Fitzmaurice, Smithers Skate Park Society project manager, Minister Sajjan, Jimmy Fitzmaurice, and Taylor Bachrach, MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Smithers’ Skate Park Society lands more than $450K from Feds

Phase 1 of the expasion should be ready by Oct. 20

Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development, announced that Smithers Skate Park Society would be receiving more than $450,000 in funding for their expansion project. Pictured are Sarah Fitzmaurice, Smithers Skate Park Society project manager, Minister Sajjan, Jimmy Fitzmaurice, and Taylor Bachrach, MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Rufous hummingbird at a feeder. (Lukas Muzila/Wikimedia Common)

The Nature Nut

Now is the time to take the hummingbird feeders down

  • Aug 25, 2022
Rufous hummingbird at a feeder. (Lukas Muzila/Wikimedia Common)
Telkwa Village Office sign. 
(Marisca Bakker photo)

Telkwa moves ahead with Green Burial Site

During the Regular Meeting of Telkwa Council held on April 26, Council…

Telkwa Village Office sign. 
(Marisca Bakker photo)
The winners of the Vanderhoof Golfer’s Association annual scramble fundraiser, with low gross, Sydney Siemens, Ashley Howe and Randi Kuharchuk. (Photo courtesy Cindy Daley)
The winners of the Vanderhoof Golfer’s Association annual scramble fundraiser, with low gross, Sydney Siemens, Ashley Howe and Randi Kuharchuk. (Photo courtesy Cindy Daley)
The winners of the Vanderhoof Golfer’s Association annual scramble fundraiser, with low gross, Sydney Siemens, Ashley Howe and Randi Kuharchuk. (Photo courtesy Cindy Daley)
The winners of the Vanderhoof Golfer’s Association annual scramble fundraiser, with low gross, Sydney Siemens, Ashley Howe and Randi Kuharchuk. (Photo courtesy Cindy Daley)
New Vice Principal at Muheim Elementary School, Mary Neto. (Submitted photo)

Muheim Elementary School in Smithers has a new Vice-Principal

Mary Neto appointed as V.P., at Muheim Elementary School

New Vice Principal at Muheim Elementary School, Mary Neto. (Submitted photo)
Porter Family. (submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: The Porter Family – Flying around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: They hope to raise $1 million for charity during the 14 month trip

Porter Family. (submitted photo)
Smithers Main Street re-opening celebration. (FB photo)

Main Street Re-opening Party planned in Smithers

The Town of Smithers invites you to attend

Smithers Main Street re-opening celebration. (FB 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)
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)
Partners for Literacy, runs several programs to help adults and seniors learn to navigate computers and online apps. (Melissa Smalley photo)
Lory Rochon, of Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for LIteracy, runs several programs to help seniors learn to navigate computers and online apps. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Telkwa receives computers for adult and senior digital learning programs

Federal program intended to help Telkwa adults and seniors out of social isolation

Partners for Literacy, runs several programs to help adults and seniors learn to navigate computers and online apps. (Melissa Smalley photo)
Lory Rochon, of Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for LIteracy, runs several programs to help seniors learn to navigate computers and online apps. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Could be we tolerate each other’: Shuswap couple to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Humour part of the glue that’s kept Cathy and Ernie Baynes together

  • Aug 18, 2022
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Mating earthworms. Their introduction to and proliferation in North America poses a dilemma. (Jack Hynes photo/Wikimedia Common)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Aug 18, 2022
Mating earthworms. Their introduction to and proliferation in North America poses a dilemma. (Jack Hynes photo/Wikimedia Common)
Smithers gateway statue of a fisherman landing a steelhead. (Tom Roper photo)

Smithers: A Town for all Statues

Tom goes digging for a little historical context for the town’s gateway statues

  • Aug 18, 2022
Smithers gateway statue of a fisherman landing a steelhead. (Tom Roper photo)
Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament winners from Double A Ventures from Houston and their celebrity partner Tommy Greene (former MLB baseball star and broadcaster) hoist the trophy following an 18-under par round Aug. 13 at the Smithers Golf and Country Club. From left, emcee Steve Darling, Kevin Leffers, Andrew Leffers, Tommy Greene, Arlene Leffers and Ryan Leffers. (Thom Barker photo)

Former Phillies pitcher and Houston timber company win 2022 celebrity golf tourney

Tommy Greene and Double A Ventures combine for an 18-under-par 54 at Smithers golf course

Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament winners from Double A Ventures from Houston and their celebrity partner Tommy Greene (former MLB baseball star and broadcaster) hoist the trophy following an 18-under par round Aug. 13 at the Smithers Golf and Country Club. From left, emcee Steve Darling, Kevin Leffers, Andrew Leffers, Tommy Greene, Arlene Leffers and Ryan Leffers. (Thom Barker photo)
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
Bella Coola RCMP responded to a 52-year-old woman in cardiac distress on July 23 when no paramedics were available. RCMP then transported her body to the morgue in the back of a police vehicle. (Photo: Angie Mindus)

Dead Bella Coola woman transported to morgue in back of police truck

No ambulance staff were available to assist cardiac arrest call

Bella Coola RCMP responded to a 52-year-old woman in cardiac distress on July 23 when no paramedics were available. RCMP then transported her body to the morgue in the back of a police vehicle. (Photo: Angie Mindus)
This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The 442 Squadron Search and Rescue Cormorant was called to assist in search for missing hunter. (File photo)

BV Search and Rescue calls in the 442 Squadron to aid in search

The Cormorant helicopter was able to travel at night, which was key to the success in finding missing hunter

The 442 Squadron Search and Rescue Cormorant was called to assist in search for missing hunter. (File photo)