VIEW FROM THE PORCH: Bears and graduation all part of spring

If you see a bear remain calm and don’t panic. Never approach a bear and do not run from it either.

Bears are coming out of hibernation, the 24-hour hotline to conservation officer services: 1-877-952-7277.

Each year nearly 950 black bears and 50 grizzly bears are destroyed due to conflicts between people and bears. Bear proof your home: keep garbage in the house, garage or shed until dump day; don’t add meat products or cooked food to compost; pick ripe and fallen fruit daily; use birdfeeders only in winter; clean BBQ grill after each use; bring pet dishes inside, clean up any spillage.

It is an offence to feed or leave attractants available to dangerous wildlife.

If you see a bear: remain calm; don’t panic (hah!); never approach a bear, do not run from it either: warn others of the bear’s presence, without yelling. (wouldn’t be able to!). Not sure if we are a “Bear Smart” Community.

A conservation strategy that encourages efforts by the community to reduce bear-human conflicts.  Visit, or, for more information.

Time again to show off quilting talents of the Bulkley Valley. Jewels in July: A Quilting Gem,  July 3 – 28, opening night July 6, 7 – 9pm. Registrations still accepted, extended deadline May 31,

Also looking for a couple of volunteers to be in charge of hanging the show Monday, July 2. Contact Gail Nicholson 847-3433 or the Art Gallery 847-3898.

Pick up a horseshoe for luck, protection against witches, evil. Nail it to the house door, two ends uppermost so the luck does not “run out”.

Food Secure Canada is calling for a national food policy based on recommendations in Resetting the Table: A People’s Food Policy for Canada.

There are staggering statistics about food insecurity, health issues, outrageous food costs in remote and Northern regions.

Food is a basic human right; Canada is failing in its obligations to fulfill this right.  For information:

Went to Prince George for my granddaughter’s graduation. Almost 400 students graduating at the ceremony held in the CN Centre.

Even with that many, everything was so scripted, controlled, we were only there a little over 2 hours. It was wonderful, uplifting, joyful. Came home on the train, beautiful trip.

The train travels at 45 miles per hour, a safe form of transportation.

During the trip one lady spoke of being in Prince George for her granddaughter’s graduation, we compared experiences and pictures.

New rules for driving: once you turn 80 you are required to have a doctor certify you are safe to drive then you have to go to Prince George and take a test on a computer

If you are not familiar with computers someone will sit with you.

Also, it appears B.C. and Ontario are the only provinces that make seniors pay for medical coverage. Check out, tons of information for seniors.



Just Posted

WATCH: Sparks fly as two people speak out during Oct. 12 North Matters event in Smithers

The First-Nations led pro-LNG community celebration took place Oct. 12 at Bovill Square

Judge reserves sentencing until Dec. 9 in Giesbrecht trial

Crown asks for 12-15 years of parole ineligibility

Advance voting in 2019 federal election begins

Voting at advance polling stations has become a popular choice in Canada over the years

‘The end of an era’: Town thanks Director of Finance Leslie Ford for 20 years of service

Ford first came onto the Town’s staff in 1999 as a Financial Administrator.

Vandals tag Telkwa

Several places in the Village were sprayed with graffiti over the weekend.

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

PHOTOS: Kipchoge becomes first runner to dip under 2 hours for marathon

Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocks 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds

Most Read