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Pearl Wall shows off her letter from Queen Elizabeth II during her 100th birthday celebration at The Meadows Sept. 22. (Contributed photo)

Meadows resident celebrates 100th birthday

Pearl Wall was born in and lived most of her life in Smithers

Pearl Wall shows off her letter from Queen Elizabeth II during her 100th birthday celebration at The Meadows Sept. 22. (Contributed photo)
New to You suspends receiving donations due to too much garbage being deposited in bin

New to You suspends receiving donations due to too much garbage being deposited in bin

The hospital fundraising store had to spend more than $1,000 last month to haul “donations” to dump

New to You suspends receiving donations due to too much garbage being deposited in bin
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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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
How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
A black bear similar to this one charged at a Summerland woman bike riding on Conkle Mountain in Summerland (September 2020.) (Black Press file photo)
Smithers kids trying out the obstacle course at the Bike to Work Week kick-off in 2018. Things will look different this year due to COVID-19 health protocols. (File photo)

Next week’s Bike to Work Week still on with limitations

The annual event takes on a do-it-yourself format; prizes available by registering at Town Hall

Smithers kids trying out the obstacle course at the Bike to Work Week kick-off in 2018. Things will look different this year due to COVID-19 health protocols. (File photo)
Lauri Deveau and Myle’ne Labonte’ at Juniper Gym as part of the 2020 Terry Fox Run. (Deb Meisnner photo)

Terry Fox Run 2020

The year 2020 will be known for many things. For the Annual…

  • Sep 24, 2020
Lauri Deveau and Myle’ne Labonte’ at Juniper Gym as part of the 2020 Terry Fox Run. (Deb Meisnner photo)
Spice of Life

A little weight training to keep up arm strength

Brenda attempts to combat “kimono arms” by staying active

  • Sep 24, 2020
Spice of Life
Alice Williams received a plaque for eight years (346 episodes) of her show Shaman’s Fire at the Smithers Community Radio Volunteer Appreciation barbecue Sept. 5. (Contributed photo)

Volunteer appreciation barbecue celebrates locally grown food

Smithers Community Radio event made possible by RDBN Connecting Consumers and Producers grant

Alice Williams received a plaque for eight years (346 episodes) of her show Shaman’s Fire at the Smithers Community Radio Volunteer Appreciation barbecue Sept. 5. (Contributed photo)
Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)
Emily Atkins, 10, takes a whiff of the pineapple she grew in Smithers. (Contributed photo)

Meet the 10-year-old girl who grew a pineapple in northern B.C.

Emily Atkins discovers it takes a lot of patience to grow tropical fruit in a temperate climate

Emily Atkins, 10, takes a whiff of the pineapple she grew in Smithers. (Contributed photo)
People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.

PHOTOS: BC SPCA announces winners in 12th annual wildlife photo contest

From stoats to skunks, bears to bees, amateur photographers capture province at its wildest

People’s Choice winner: Eileen Harris of Kelowna, bumble bee clinging to grass.
View from the Porch column

On her way to Climax (Saskatchewan, that is)

Lorraine announces she is moving to Prince George at the end of September

View from the Porch column
Call 250-846-5095 or email mallory@bulkley.net.

Gratitude for those who reached out in melancholy time

Brenda is thankful for people who got her to the other side of a little bout of depression

  • Sep 17, 2020
Call 250-846-5095 or email mallory@bulkley.net.
Julia Stain. (Deb Meissner photo)

Local sewer creates masks to donate and sell

Julia Strainsaw a need and got to work.

  • Sep 17, 2020
Julia Stain. (Deb Meissner photo)
Michelle Blackett, owner of the New Age Insights shop in downtown Terrace, shows off some of her wares, including a cauldron emblazoned with a pentagram, on Sept. 10. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Skeena Voices | Witchcraft nothing like in Hollywood movies

Owner of New Age Insights shop says Terrace has been a welcoming community

Michelle Blackett, owner of the New Age Insights shop in downtown Terrace, shows off some of her wares, including a cauldron emblazoned with a pentagram, on Sept. 10. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the school year?

How much do you know about schools and education?

In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Kittens Toast (left) and Jersey (right) need support for their medical recovery after falling from highrises. (BC SPCA handout)

Two B.C. Kittens in need medical support after falling from highrises

BC SPCA starts fundraising for kittens in Victoria and Vancouver

Kittens Toast (left) and Jersey (right) need support for their medical recovery after falling from highrises. (BC SPCA handout)
Devon Muhlert

Music teacher from Terrace marks 50 years in industry

Jack of all trades Devon Muhlert celebrates milestone amid COVID-19

Devon Muhlert
Gord and Edith Beerda honoured with reverse parade

Gord and Edith Beerda honoured with reverse parade

The couple are moving to the Lower Mainland to be closer to their kids, grandkids and parents

Gord and Edith Beerda honoured with reverse parade