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Nadine Cunningham and her five-year-old son Ryker Voss help to sort hampers at the Smithers Community Services Association Christmas food hamper depot last year. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Christmas hamper program ramps up

Organizers still ironing out details, but the 30-year old tradtion will continue

Nadine Cunningham and her five-year-old son Ryker Voss help to sort hampers at the Smithers Community Services Association Christmas food hamper depot last year. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Arthur Tom will be remembered for his smiling face. (Facebook photo)

Freak accident claims life of Arthur Tom

A friendly and familiar face always seen hanging around downtown Smithers has…

Arthur Tom will be remembered for his smiling face. (Facebook photo)
Members of the Patrick family, whose loved one Jessica Patrick (Balczer) was found dead near Smithers in 2018 participate in a trauma-informed healing workshop two weeks ago. (Thomas Camus photo)
Members of the Patrick family, whose loved one Jessica Patrick (Balczer) was found dead near Smithers in 2018 participate in a trauma-informed healing workshop in July. (Thomas Camus photo)

MMIWG mural project on hold until spring

COVID-19 followed by cold, wet summer and fall responsible for delay in painting

Members of the Patrick family, whose loved one Jessica Patrick (Balczer) was found dead near Smithers in 2018 participate in a trauma-informed healing workshop two weeks ago. (Thomas Camus photo)
Members of the Patrick family, whose loved one Jessica Patrick (Balczer) was found dead near Smithers in 2018 participate in a trauma-informed healing workshop in July. (Thomas Camus photo)
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Sarah and Katie Lo perform “Highland Fling” performed by during the recording of Smithers Multicultural Society arts event at the Old Church Nov.7. (Deb Meissner photo)
”Highland Fling” performed by Sarah and Katie Lo

Smithers first Multicultural Event

Smithers first Multicultural Event

Sarah and Katie Lo perform “Highland Fling” performed by during the recording of Smithers Multicultural Society arts event at the Old Church Nov.7. (Deb Meissner photo)
”Highland Fling” performed by Sarah and Katie Lo
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Valley soldier honoured by South Korea

Eugene Bekar travelled back to the country where he fought in the 1950s in 2018

  • Nov 12, 2020
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Birch poppies

Wet’suwet’en artist makes poppies out of birch bark

Charrine Lace wants to honour Indigenous veterans

Birch poppies
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Retiree turns to woodworking for COVID relief

Sonja’s weekly roundup of Bulkley Valley anecdotes

  • Nov 5, 2020
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The Gardener's Corner

Tips for growing your own annuals

Erik says it is time to get your seeds if you want petunias for June

  • Nov 5, 2020
The Gardener's Corner
Laurie Cooper (Contributed photo)

Smithers resident honoured with human rights award

Laurie Cooper was inspired by publication of a picture of a dead Kurdish boy on a beach in Turkey

  • Nov 5, 2020
Laurie Cooper (Contributed photo)
Mz. Polly Tooshin, who has also be known as former Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen, was awarded the prize of Mz. Industrious as top fundraiser in 2018. (File photo)

Mz. Judged latest victim to fall to COVID

Ladies’ high heels in larger sizes at local second hand stores are safe for now

Mz. Polly Tooshin, who has also be known as former Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen, was awarded the prize of Mz. Industrious as top fundraiser in 2018. (File photo)
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Michelle Stoney carved this pumpkin on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at her brother's home where their family gathers each year to carve pumpkins for Halloween. (Michelle Stoney, Gitxsan Artist Facebook photo)

Gitxsan artist carves culture in Halloween pumpkin

Michelle Stoney spent more than three hours on her latest holiday creation

Michelle Stoney carved this pumpkin on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at her brother's home where their family gathers each year to carve pumpkins for Halloween. (Michelle Stoney, Gitxsan Artist Facebook photo)
The Smithers Days for Girls team puts togethers hundreds of reusable feminine hygiene kits to be sent to Africa. (Contributed photo)

Smithers sewers send sanitary pads to African school girls

Feminine hygiene kits can help break the cycle of poverty

The Smithers Days for Girls team puts togethers hundreds of reusable feminine hygiene kits to be sent to Africa. (Contributed photo)
Shawn Bradford Photo by Deb Meissner

Telkwa Volunteer Fireman Shawn Bradford

Shawn Bradford’s dedicated service to his community

Shawn Bradford Photo by Deb Meissner
Allan Kilpatrick, divisional superintendent for Grand Trunk Railroad in Smithers in 1920 was the first Worshipful Master for the Omineca Lodge. (Contributed photo)

Freemasons put 100th anniversary on hold

Oct. 19 marked 100 years since masons first met in Smithers

  • Oct 29, 2020
Allan Kilpatrick, divisional superintendent for Grand Trunk Railroad in Smithers in 1920 was the first Worshipful Master for the Omineca Lodge. (Contributed photo)
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Tower gardens, the Dohler Flats grizzly and community roll call

Sonja pays tribute to community members recently lost

  • Oct 29, 2020
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The Gardener's Corner

Time to get on with winter preparations

Introducing new Interior News gardening columnist Erik Jacobsen

  • Oct 29, 2020
The Gardener's Corner
Spice of Life

Cats: A refuge from the misery of life

Brenda reflects on the joy her rescues have brought her over the years

  • Oct 29, 2020
Spice of Life
Entrance to Central Mountain Air's Haunted Workplace  photo by Deb Meissner

Central Mountian Air hosts virtual Haunted Workplace tour

The CMA administrative offices are decked out with creepy decorations a la Stranger Things TV series

Entrance to Central Mountain Air's Haunted Workplace  photo by Deb Meissner
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied