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Mutinus caninus (dog stinkhorn). (Gemeine Hundsrute/Wikimedia Commons)
Mutinus caninus (dog stinkhorn). (Gemeine Hundsrute/Wikimedia Commons)
Matching seniors willing to garden with available area garden spaces, is a goal of Better at Home program. (Black Press file photo)

Looking to share a garden? Better at Home has a program for you

Sharing the harvest, and feeling a part of the community are benefits

Matching seniors willing to garden with available area garden spaces, is a goal of Better at Home program. (Black Press file photo)
A thousand gallon cistern, a strong pump and 300 feet of fire hose, equipment needed to fight any fires around new resident Donna Goodenough’s rural property. (Deb Meissner photo)

New resident is prepared for a wildfire, hoping to never have to deal with one

Equipment costs are worth the peace of mind to new resident

A thousand gallon cistern, a strong pump and 300 feet of fire hose, equipment needed to fight any fires around new resident Donna Goodenough’s rural property. (Deb Meissner photo)
Taylor Bachrach with Dolly Alfred in Smithers. (Submitted photo)

A full circle moment of a lifetime

Dolly Alfred teaches the Witsuwit’en language in remarkable ways

Taylor Bachrach with Dolly Alfred in Smithers. (Submitted photo)
Greeted by cheering staff, Tour de North participants gather outside Canadian Tire in Williams Lake as they complete their ride. The tour, which started in Fort St. John, saw several challenges including a route change due to the Hudson’s Hope wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Greeted by cheering staff, Tour de North participants gather outside Canadian Tire in Williams Lake as they complete their ride. The tour, which started in Fort St. John, saw several challenges including a route change due to the Hudson’s Hope wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sammy Robinson in his workshop with some of the art that will be on sale starting Sept. 24 at Kakhan Arts & Crafts shop in Kitamaat Village. (Thom Barker photo)

A lifetime of carving and bringing Haisla culture to the world

Sammy Robinson prepares for his biggest and final art sale

Sammy Robinson in his workshop with some of the art that will be on sale starting Sept. 24 at Kakhan Arts & Crafts shop in Kitamaat Village. (Thom Barker photo)
Overhead view of the Smithers Skatepark. (Adrian Forsyth photo)

Smithers skatepark holds soft opening of expanded facility

Features are open and phase 1 of the skatepark expansion expected to be completed ahead of schedule

Overhead view of the Smithers Skatepark. (Adrian Forsyth photo)
Langley’s Travis Rempel is a top local competitor at cutting horse shows. (Black Press file photo)

Northern Saddle Club looking to generate interest in local horse shows

Two day horse show will include Western, English, Hunter and Jumper classes

Langley’s Travis Rempel is a top local competitor at cutting horse shows. (Black Press file photo)
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

A boy from Ohio and a girl from Vancouver make a life in Smithers

Tom’s search for RV parts leads him to Eric and Brynn Gustafson

  • Sep 22, 2022
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Sunflower season. Mark Fisher sells his farm goods at the Smithers Farmers Market on earlier this month. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Back to the land: Mark Fisher takes a break from local government

The former regional district director wants to spend more time nurturing his expanding farm

Sunflower season. Mark Fisher sells his farm goods at the Smithers Farmers Market on earlier this month. (Marisca Bakker photo)
An example of a Grab-And-Go-Bag by speaker Matt Herzog. (Deb Meissner photo)
An example of a Grab-And-Go-Bag by speaker Matt Herzog. (Deb Meissner photo)
Warm-ups before the Terry Fox Run in Smithers on Sunday, Sept.18. (Deb Meissner photo)

Terry Fox Run

Sunday’s event suprasses organizers’ goal

Warm-ups before the Terry Fox Run in Smithers on Sunday, Sept.18. (Deb Meissner photo)
Community Services Meals on Wheels. (Black Press file photo)
Community Services Meals on Wheels. (Black Press file photo)
The Terry Fox Run in Smithers traditionally attracts kids of all ages and with all sorts of ways to go around the course. (File photo)
The Terry Fox Run in Smithers always attracts kids of all ages and with all sorts of ways to go around the course. (Black Press file photo)

Terry Fox Run to be held in person

Organizers still looking for some live music and more volunteers.

The Terry Fox Run in Smithers traditionally attracts kids of all ages and with all sorts of ways to go around the course. (File photo)
The Terry Fox Run in Smithers always attracts kids of all ages and with all sorts of ways to go around the course. (Black Press file photo)
(Marisca Bakker photo)

Toy drive

Annual Harley toy drive kicks off Christmas hamper season

(Marisca Bakker photo)
Original church under construction in 1955. (Submitted photo)

70 years of service and faith in the Bulkley Valley

Telkwa Community Church has a long history in the Bulkley Valley.

Original church under construction in 1955. (Submitted photo)
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

African adventure cut short by tainted food

Tom recounts desert travels prior to getting sick with hepatitis

  • Sep 15, 2022
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Alpine clubmoss growing on Hudson Bay Mountain (“the prairie”). (Jim Pojar photo)
Alpine clubmoss growing on Hudson Bay Mountain (“the prairie”). (Jim Pojar photo)
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
The building at 1425 Main Street houses both the Smithers Art Gallery and Bulkley Valley Museum. (file photo)

Art Gallery 6×6 auction back

Gallery’s biggest fundraiser is now open for submissions

The building at 1425 Main Street houses both the Smithers Art Gallery and Bulkley Valley Museum. (file photo)