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Screen shot of a cabin somewhere in the Bulkley Valley from rare 1955 film footage of the area.

VIDEO: More rare film footage of the Bulkley Valley in 1955

Can you help identify the locations and/or people in these videos

Screen shot of a cabin somewhere in the Bulkley Valley from rare 1955 film footage of the area.
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
Katie O’Neill, second from right, and her family. (Thomas Camus photo)

O’Neill humbled by community fundraiser

Facebook auction helping Smithers resident Katie O’Neill

Katie O’Neill, second from right, and her family. (Thomas Camus photo)
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Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020
British Columbia's provincial health officer offers some words of encouragement to the grads of 2020
Screen capture from vintage 1955 Fall Fair Parade footage showing the Bulkley Hotel float.

VIDEO: Vernon videographer digs up rare footage of Smithers in 1955

The 8mm reel included an incredible two minutes of the 1955 Fall Fair parade on Main Street

Screen capture from vintage 1955 Fall Fair Parade footage showing the Bulkley Hotel float.
Vernon’s Francois Arseneault first started collecting old reels of film in the mid-’80s and its grown to nearly 2,000 from around the world. (Caitlin Clow - Black Press Media)

Vernon videographer an ‘accidental historian’

Film collector Francois Arseneault has more than 2,000 reels and took it upon himself to preserve the history

Vernon’s Francois Arseneault first started collecting old reels of film in the mid-’80s and its grown to nearly 2,000 from around the world. (Caitlin Clow - Black Press Media)
Sonja Lester returns to The Interior News this week as a community columnist. (Thom Barker photo)

Local and Texas pals united by licence plates

The new friends that Howard and Lorraine Duff met, Clinton and Connie…

  • Oct 15, 2020
Sonja Lester returns to The Interior News this week as a community columnist. (Thom Barker photo)
Noa was one of the winners of a local prize during Bike to Work Week at Town Hall. She won a stainless steel mug from Bulkley Valley Credit Union. (Contributed photo)

Smithers riders log 2,316 km during Bike to Work Week

With no public events held participation in 2020 was way down

Noa was one of the winners of a local prize during Bike to Work Week at Town Hall. She won a stainless steel mug from Bulkley Valley Credit Union. (Contributed photo)
Some of Collins preparations from her Riverside Kitchen Co.

Brandi Collins: A world-renowned, hidden gem in the Bulkley Valley

Local chef and business owner keeps her focus in a very busy life

Some of Collins preparations from her Riverside Kitchen Co.
Museum curator Kira Westby displays artifacts from Smithers Lions Club now stored in a vault at the Bulkley Valley Museum. (Deb Meissner photo)

Lions Club artifacts now housed at the BVM

Banner, Bell and Documents of closed Smithers Lions Club now housed at BVM

Museum curator Kira Westby displays artifacts from Smithers Lions Club now stored in a vault at the Bulkley Valley Museum. (Deb Meissner photo)
Jam Pail Curling was just one of the many activities supported by the Smithers Lions Club over the service organization’s 56-year history. (File photo)
Jam Pail Curling was just one of the many activities supported by the Smithers Lions Club over the service organization’s 56-year history. (File photo)
Wild turkey tom. Jill Hayward photographer (bobjillh@gmail.com) Photo can be used by Black Press Media only

HAPPY THANKSGIVING: 10 fun facts about turkeys

A wild turkey can run up to 19 kilometres per hour

  • Oct 12, 2020
Wild turkey tom. Jill Hayward photographer (bobjillh@gmail.com) Photo can be used by Black Press Media only
Kids wait to hear the winner of a dance competition held at the 2019 Treat City, which took place at Bovill Square in Smithers on Oct. 31. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Annual Halloween event going on tour

Treat City won’t be happening at Bovill Square this year

Kids wait to hear the winner of a dance competition held at the 2019 Treat City, which took place at Bovill Square in Smithers on Oct. 31. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Sonja Lester returns to The Interior News this week as a community columnist. (Thom Barker photo)

Interior News welcomes back Sonja Lester

Lester worked for the paper for years in typesetting and sales and wrote columns from 2005-2009

Sonja Lester returns to The Interior News this week as a community columnist. (Thom Barker photo)
Loraine Hartley, author, former Smithers resident. (Contributed photo)

Former Smithers resident authors first book

Loraine Hartley will be in Smithers Oct 10-20 signing copies of My Delightfully Dysfunctional Family

Loraine Hartley, author, former Smithers resident. (Contributed photo)
Hard-copy it: putting the happy, the sad, the fleeting in print

Hard-copy it: putting the happy, the sad, the fleeting in print

New columnist Sonja Lester finds things just go by too fast on social media

  • Oct 8, 2020
Hard-copy it: putting the happy, the sad, the fleeting in print
Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)

QUIZ: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The week of Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Have you made your will?

Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)
Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)

Confronting their addictions to make way for healing — a B.C. love story

‘I think what’s helped us is that we had to understand our past and move forward’

Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)
Lorraine Doiron sits on a bench outside the Smithers Public Library, her main passion since she arrived in Smithers in 2003. After 17 years in the valley, Doiron is moving to Prince George to be closer to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (Thom Barker photo)

A fond farewell to a our long time community columnist and Smithers booster extraordinaire

Lorraine Doiron is moving to Prince George after 17 years in the valley to be closer to family

Lorraine Doiron sits on a bench outside the Smithers Public Library, her main passion since she arrived in Smithers in 2003. After 17 years in the valley, Doiron is moving to Prince George to be closer to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (Thom Barker photo)
A farewell: “This community has been so good to me and for me”

A farewell: “This community has been so good to me and for me”

Lorraine reflects on things she loves and says so long to Smithers

A farewell: “This community has been so good to me and for me”
Spice of Life

Respect for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg

Brenda is pleased to have lived in the time of the great women and human rights advocate

  • Oct 1, 2020
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