Lorraine Doiron

Library Halloween for older goblins and younger ghosts

The Smithers library has spooky stories and treats for younger and big kids Friday.

What happens when the Library lights go out?

Come in costume or as you are to enjoy spine-tingling stories (for older goblins) or slightly spooky stories (for younger ghosts). Halloween treats will also be on hand. Friday, Oct. 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Library. This event is made possible with thanks to the Library Volunteens (with support from School District 54).

The science of sleep: sleep has become widely recognized as playing an important role in our overall health and wellness. Poor sleep can influence dietary choices. Researchers have been learning that not sleeping for long enough or poor quality sleep is associated with increased food intake, a less healthy diet and weight gain. Read the original article at theconversation.com.

There is Poverty Reduction Legislation that was introduced in the Provincial Legislature Oct. 2. Based on the latest statistics available, in 2016 approximately 557,000 people were living in poverty in B.C., including 99,000 children. Between November 2017 and March 2018, government engaged in a province-wide consultation about how to reduce poverty and inequity and provide opportunities for people to be successful. Thousands of people participated in the consultation, more than half had lived experience. To read the legislation: leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/bills-and-legislation. Learn more about B.C.’s commitment to reduce poverty for the people of B.C.: engage.gov.bc.ca/bcpovertyreduction. Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Communications 250-387-6490. Connect with the Province of B.C. at news.gov.bc.ca/connect.

Nov. 2, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Legion: The Fabulous Fall Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Drop off books, DVDs, CDs at the Library by Thursday, Nov. 1. You can also call the Library to arrange for pickup: 250-847-3043.

Science Communication Workshop Friday, Nov. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Library. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with Friderike Moon from Science World. No registration required. Learn tips and techniques on how to share your passion for the sciences, inspiration for school-aged youth with a love for science. Event is sponsored by Scientists and Innovators in Schools and the Wetzin’kwa Community Forest.

On Saturday, Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 at the Library, there will be a fun and free hands-on science activity including experiments with local scientists and a visitor from Science World. This event is suitable for kids ages 8-15, no registration required.

A Mexican dinner … by the lake … followed by sweet music (insert sigh!). Come join us at Round Lake Hall on Saturday, Nov. 3 (doors open at 6 p.m.) for a tasty Mexican dinner ($15) prepared by Quick Eats followed by music at 7:30 p.m. ($5) that features C’est La Vie and 100 Schools of Thought. Moon Dogs will also be performing. To reserve your meal, please email events@roundlakebc.com or give Judy a call at 250-846-5296. Buen provecho!

Closing with: Tergiversation – evasion of straightforward action or clear-cut statement. Desertion of a cause, position, party or faith.

Just Posted

A grand opening for kids

The BV Child Development Centre held its regional centre grand opening Nov. 15.

Taxi airport parking problems

BV Taxi and Smithers Airport conflict on safety, service and security treatment of drivers.

CN signal boxes shot

Information sought after trains forced to stop by Kitwanga signal boxes being shot up.

Telkwa still remembers

Video of Telkwa students and photos from Remembrance Day ceremony.

Smithers remembers

Photos and video of Rev. Doug Campbell’s speech at Veterans’ Peace Park.

VIDEO: People with diabetes meet their alert dogs

A diabetic alert dog is trained to detect low blood sugar in people who have Type 1 diabetes

Hunter who saved B.C. man pinned inside smashed truck says ‘God was sending me to him’

Sayward man describes chance discovery of Duncan Moffat, 23, in northern Vancouver Island woods

Road-weary Canucks thumped 6-2 by Wild

Vancouver hosts the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday

Toronto private school didn’t report alleged sexual assault to police

Police say a sexual assault at an all-boys Catholic institution was not reported to them

China says butt out; Canada calls for release of “arbitrarily” detained Muslims

A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman accused Canada’s envoy of going beyond their diplomatic roles

Dead Saskatoon tattoo artist’s skin removed and preserved

The skin was removed in honour of the well known artist’s work

Province not doing enough for forestry sector, say Liberals

Although Minister of Forests says government working to diversify industry, rural economies

B.C. Realtor suspended after helping intern forge note about sick grandma

Vancouver real estate agent Jaideep Singh Puri has to pay fine, take ethics course

Offensive Facebook post by Okanagan Conservative riding sparks outrage

Post taken down after Conservative MP in neighbouring riding condemns it and demands removal

Most Read