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Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Hans Best, 18, of Smithers dresses up as Cody Call from C+ Rodeos in Williams Lake for Halloween. (Lissa Bradley photo)

Smithers teen goes as 150 Mile House C+ Rodeos bull fighter for Halloween

Bull fighter Cody Call, 24, made a lasting impression on Hans Best, 18, last August

Hans Best, 18, of Smithers dresses up as Cody Call from C+ Rodeos in Williams Lake for Halloween. (Lissa Bradley photo)
Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)
A group of local businesses partner to provide a van for Smithers Community Policing, Citizens on Patrol (COP) and the RCMP. Pictured (L - R): Former Smithers RCMP Staff Sgt. Terry Gillespie; Bruce Bobick (COP); Glenn Bandstra, dealer principal, Frontier Chrysler; and Richard Ford, Autoplan Specialist for Bulkley Valley Insurance Services (Retired). Not represented: Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Bandstra Transportation and Randy’s Image Design. (Thom Barker photo)
A group of local businesses partner to provide a van for Smithers Community Policing, Citizens on Patrol (COP) and the RCMP. Pictured (L - R): Former Smithers RCMP Staff Sgt. Terry Gillespie; Bruce Bobick (COP); Glenn Bandstra, dealer principal, Frontier Chrysler; and Richard Ford, Autoplan Specialist for Bulkley Valley Insurance Services (Retired). Not represented: Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Bandstra Transportation and Randy’s Image Design. (Thom Barker photo)
October 14, Pavement rolls on Cycle 16 path between Smithers bridge and Laidlaw Road. (Deb Meissner photo)
October 14, Pavement rolls on Cycle 16 path between Smithers bridge and Laidlaw Road. (Deb Meissner photo)
The Friends of the Smithers Library’s annual book sale is coming up. (File photo)

Second chance for a second hand book

The Friends of the Library’s book sale will be held on Nov. 4 and 5, for the second time this year.

The Friends of the Smithers Library’s annual book sale is coming up. (File photo)
October StoryWalk in Smithers features a Halloween story. (Deb Meissner photo)

October’s Smithers StoryWalk features Halloween theme

Inside a house that is haunted is featured this month at Walnut Park Elementary

October StoryWalk in Smithers features a Halloween story. (Deb Meissner photo)
Eurasian collared dove. (Cree Panta/Wikimedia Commons)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Oct 27, 2022
Eurasian collared dove. (Cree Panta/Wikimedia Commons)
Tom takes the oars and gets to feel like he is the guide during a float trip on the Babine and Skeena Rivers. (Contributed photo)

Running the Babine and Skeena Rivers to Hazelton: Part 2

Tom wraps up his recollection of a ‘trip of a lifetime and all in our backyard’

Tom takes the oars and gets to feel like he is the guide during a float trip on the Babine and Skeena Rivers. (Contributed photo)
Zar,(left) and Tallen (right), half brother and sister wolfdogs will be coming to Smithers Nov. 1, to greet the public. (Delee Dennison photo)

Wolf dogs to visit Smithers

Awareness of B.C. wolf cull brings half brother and sister wolf dogs to Smithers

Zar,(left) and Tallen (right), half brother and sister wolfdogs will be coming to Smithers Nov. 1, to greet the public. (Delee Dennison photo)
Treat City -Theme decorated homes, had many trick-or-treaters and a whole lot of candy and fun. (Deb Meissner photo)

Spooky events happening for Halloween

Treat City returns to Smithers and Telkwa will host pumpkin carving and fireworks

Treat City -Theme decorated homes, had many trick-or-treaters and a whole lot of candy and fun. (Deb Meissner photo)
On the air at C.I.C.K. Radio in Smithers. (Tom Roper photo)
On the air at C.I.C.K. Radio in Smithers. (Tom Roper photo)
Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Camera captures pumpkin-stealing bear in Abbotsford

Thief rolls its find through townhouse complex and then abandons it

Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)
Bruce Cameron. (File photo)

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Bruce Cameron. (File photo)
Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys
The Old Church in Smithers.
The Old Church in Smithers.
One of the many vendor tables at the Smithers Multicultural Event. (Deb Meissner photo)

Third annual Multicultural Event celebrate diversity and the valley’s many vibrant cultures

“Encourage and empower community members to embrace and share our cultural traditions, and to hopefully enjoy and learn to respect each other.”

One of the many vendor tables at the Smithers Multicultural Event. (Deb Meissner photo)
A procession of dozens of emergency vehicles drove through Terrace July 7 in honour of Mike Sorenson, a paramedic and patient care delivery manager based out of Prince Rupert who died recently. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
Lea Lemky. (Contributed photo)

Hazelton paramedic receives Long Service Award of 0ver 25 years

“Lea Lemky is a hard worker, and is totally dedicated to her patients and to the crew members at her station.”

A procession of dozens of emergency vehicles drove through Terrace July 7 in honour of Mike Sorenson, a paramedic and patient care delivery manager based out of Prince Rupert who died recently. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
Lea Lemky. (Contributed photo)
Lois Marleau, 88, poses with her ski gear in hand. She’s been dubbed a ‘Legendary Local’ by the Hudson Bay Mountain Resort where she has been skiing for more than 50 years. (Submitted photo)

In Our Valley: Lois Marleau

For decades she’s been hitting the slopes and making friends

Lois Marleau, 88, poses with her ski gear in hand. She’s been dubbed a ‘Legendary Local’ by the Hudson Bay Mountain Resort where she has been skiing for more than 50 years. (Submitted photo)
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Running the Babine and Skeena rivers to Hazelton: Part 1

Tom recounts his adventure floating the Babine and Skeena rivers

  • Oct 20, 2022
On the Ropes - Tom Roper