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The Bulkley Valley Regional Pool and Recreation Centre hopes to reopen Sept. 14. (Facebook photo)

Pool announces target reopening date

The Bulkley Valley Regional Pool and Recreation Centre hopes to be open Sept. 14

The Bulkley Valley Regional Pool and Recreation Centre hopes to reopen Sept. 14. (Facebook photo)
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Lapse in Trump avoidance causes upset stomach

Brenda bends her TV news policy and ends up with a case of Trumpitis

  • Aug 12, 2020
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A group of local businesses presented a new van to Smithers Community Policing, Smither Auxiliary Police, Citizens on Patrol (COP) and the RCMP Aug. 5. Pictured (L - R): RCMP Staff Sgt. Terry Gillespie; Bruce Bobick (COP); Glenn Bandstra, dealer principal, Frontier Chrysler; and Richard Ford, Autoplan Specialist for Bulkley Valley Insurance Services. Not represented: Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Bandstra Transportation and Randy’s Image Design. (Thom Barker photo)

Local businesses donate van to community policing

The vehicle has a variety of uses, including Citizens on Patrol, victims’ services and D.A.R.E.

A group of local businesses presented a new van to Smithers Community Policing, Smither Auxiliary Police, Citizens on Patrol (COP) and the RCMP Aug. 5. Pictured (L - R): RCMP Staff Sgt. Terry Gillespie; Bruce Bobick (COP); Glenn Bandstra, dealer principal, Frontier Chrysler; and Richard Ford, Autoplan Specialist for Bulkley Valley Insurance Services. Not represented: Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Bandstra Transportation and Randy’s Image Design. (Thom Barker photo)
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The Janze brothers present a cheque to their sister-in-law Grace Janze, Lay Reader in charge at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in honour of their parents Lorna and Eric Janze. From left: Louis Janze, Grace Janze, Seth Janze and Gottfrid Janze. (Contributed photo)

Sons of prominent Hazelton couple donate $1.2K to church in Memorium

Lorna and Eric Janze are remembered for their lifetimes of exemplary community service

The Janze brothers present a cheque to their sister-in-law Grace Janze, Lay Reader in charge at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in honour of their parents Lorna and Eric Janze. From left: Louis Janze, Grace Janze, Seth Janze and Gottfrid Janze. (Contributed photo)
In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)

QUIZ: Do you know the truth?

In what has been described as a post-truth era, how much do you know about truth and lies?

In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)
Mary Chernowas celebrated her 100th birthday July 24 with her family on the other side of the window at the Bulkley Lodge. (Contributed photo)

Bulkley Lodge resident turns 100

Mary Chernowas was born in rural Manitoba in 1920 and came to Smithers in 1986

Mary Chernowas celebrated her 100th birthday July 24 with her family on the other side of the window at the Bulkley Lodge. (Contributed photo)
Jacob Moffat, front, and Pranjali Pande from BelowBC photograph rock samples at the Smithers Exploration Group office in Smithers. (Thom Barker photo)

Geotour goes high tech

Visiting geologists use the latest photography techniques to document local geological features

Jacob Moffat, front, and Pranjali Pande from BelowBC photograph rock samples at the Smithers Exploration Group office in Smithers. (Thom Barker photo)
Every day is a gift to be celebrated

Every day is a gift to be celebrated

Brenda eschews birthday celebrations, but believes every day should be celebrated

  • Aug 5, 2020
Every day is a gift to be celebrated
New book celebrates Terry Fox in letters

New book celebrates Terry Fox in letters

Lorraine’s weekly virtual tour update, musings and roundup of all things Bulkley Valley

  • Aug 5, 2020
New book celebrates Terry Fox in letters
Don Carter, a BCHBC North West member from Fraser Lake guides his horse through a water box obstacle during a friendly competition July 29 on his way to a second place finish. Story Page A22. (Thom Barker photo)

Local Horsemen welcome small group of club members from other chapters

The five-day visit was full of camaraderie and exploring the trails around the club’s new Telkwa camp

Don Carter, a BCHBC North West member from Fraser Lake guides his horse through a water box obstacle during a friendly competition July 29 on his way to a second place finish. Story Page A22. (Thom Barker photo)
Jim Bolster was an avid fisherman and is being remembered by his friends for his kind nature after leaving a legacy gift of $1 million to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. (Facebook photo)

Smithers man leaves $1 million to children’s hospital

Jim Bolster wanted to help out children with health problems like his own

Jim Bolster was an avid fisherman and is being remembered by his friends for his kind nature after leaving a legacy gift of $1 million to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. (Facebook photo)
British Columbia claims some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Do you know the name of the highest mountain entirely within British Columbia? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

On this B.C. Day long weekend, put your knowledge of our province to the test

British Columbia claims some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Do you know the name of the highest mountain entirely within British Columbia? (Pixabay)
Research on Canadian artists proves inspiring

Research on Canadian artists proves inspiring

Lorraine makes some suggestions of people to check on on the internet

  • Jul 29, 2020
Research on Canadian artists proves inspiring
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Can you teach an old dog a new diet

Brenda tries to manage her old dog’s weight along with her own

  • Jul 29, 2020
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The entrance to Back Country Horsemen of BC North West Chapter Coalmine Camp near Telkwa. (Facebook photo)

Back Country Horsemen of B.C. North West honoured for Outstanding Project and Volunteer of the year

A local group of horseback riding enthusiasts has been recognized by its…

The entrance to Back Country Horsemen of BC North West Chapter Coalmine Camp near Telkwa. (Facebook photo)
Summer tutoring program moves to online platform amid pandemic

Summer tutoring program moves to online platform amid pandemic

Step Up helps students keep up their reading skills over the summer months

Summer tutoring program moves to online platform amid pandemic
A chest of drawers full of baked goods in the driveway at Rustica Bakery on Old Babine Lake Road has been part of a fundraiser for Cycle 16 for the past few months on Saturday mornings. In August, they are taking the dresser on the road in an event dubbed the “Tour de Croissant.” (Facebook photo)

Smithers-Telkwa bicycle path picks up momentum

A number of major steps forward, has Cycle 16 Trail Society feeling optimistic about project

A chest of drawers full of baked goods in the driveway at Rustica Bakery on Old Babine Lake Road has been part of a fundraiser for Cycle 16 for the past few months on Saturday mornings. In August, they are taking the dresser on the road in an event dubbed the “Tour de Croissant.” (Facebook photo)
B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)

QUIZ: A summer’s day on the water

How much do you know about boats and other watercraft?

B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)
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Impending visit causes nervousness, gets cancelled

Brenda muses about all things COVID

  • Jul 22, 2020
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Tina Turner, O Canada and Alice Munro celebrate milestones

Tina Turner, O Canada and Alice Munro celebrate milestones

Lorraine dishes on some birthdays and upcoming events

  • Jul 22, 2020
Tina Turner, O Canada and Alice Munro celebrate milestones