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The Dik Tiy Housing Society would be demolishing old Hill Top bar and building a three-storey, 41-unit affordable housing unit on the old site. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Rezoning for affordable housing complex will go to public hearing

Council passed second reading of the rezoning bylaw at its regular meeting Jan. 12

Copper staining at the Mitchell deposit. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge buys Snowfields gold deposit from Pretivm

The proximity of the deposit to Mitchell greatly simplifies the planning process, Seabridge said.

Main Street, Smithers. (Grant Harris photo)

Shop local campaign paying off

COVID restrictions, community spirit drive surge in local shopping

Main Street, Smithers. (Grant Harris photo)
Cousins Jacob Kort and Rick Meima, both 28, founded the SPYCE food delivery app. They are seen here Nov. 12. (Jake Wray/Black Press)

Smithereens find success with delivery apps

The delivery service took off in Terrace and has since expanded to Smithers and Prince Rupert

Cousins Jacob Kort and Rick Meima, both 28, founded the SPYCE food delivery app. They are seen here Nov. 12. (Jake Wray/Black Press)
The Smithers District Chamber of Commerce coveted Alpine Man Statue for winners of the 2020 Community and Business Awards Nov 25. (contributed photo)

Smithers Feed Store named Business of the Year

Chamber of Commerce Community and Business Awards handed out in virtual ceremony via Zoom

The Smithers District Chamber of Commerce coveted Alpine Man Statue for winners of the 2020 Community and Business Awards Nov 25. (contributed photo)
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The Kutcho Copper project is located 100 km east of Dease Lake (440 km north of Smithers). (Dease River Development Corp graphic)

Northwest high grade copper mine project enters feasibility phase

Kutcho Copper estimates a mine life of 12 years and projects $3.5 million in annual profit

The Kutcho Copper project is located 100 km east of Dease Lake (440 km north of Smithers). (Dease River Development Corp graphic)
The Bulkley Valley Credit Union was named Business of the Year at the annual Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Community and Business Awards gala Nov. 16.

Annual Business and Community Awards to be presented virtually

The Chamber of Commerce says this year it is more important than ever to celebrate business

The Bulkley Valley Credit Union was named Business of the Year at the annual Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Community and Business Awards gala Nov. 16.
Seabridge conduct a KSM site tour in July 2014. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge seeks emergency extension of environmental certificate

A public and First Nations comment period opens Nov. 19 and closes Dec. 3

Seabridge conduct a KSM site tour in July 2014. (Seabridge Gold photo)
Emerenne Saefkow paints the final panels of a mural depicting life in the Bulkley Valley on the side of the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Centre Aug. 12. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers visitor centre gets a facelift

Local artist Emerenne Saefkow was tasked with depicting life in the Bulkley Valley

Emerenne Saefkow paints the final panels of a mural depicting life in the Bulkley Valley on the side of the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Centre Aug. 12. (Thom Barker photo)
“The Big Spend” generates volume for Smithers merchants

“The Big Spend” generates volume for Smithers merchants

The Chamber of Commerce is counting the July 25 event a win for local business

“The Big Spend” generates volume for Smithers merchants
Jill Barrowman will take over Chamber of Commerce manager duties while Sheena Miller is on maternity leave for the next six to 12 months. (Contributed photo)

Chamber hires temp manager for mat leave

Jill Barrowman, former manager of Kitimat Chamber, takes over from Sheena Miller in September

Jill Barrowman will take over Chamber of Commerce manager duties while Sheena Miller is on maternity leave for the next six to 12 months. (Contributed photo)
Ukrainian food is now being served on Main St. (Marisca Bakker photo)

UFO lands on Main Street

Former airport cafe moves to Main Street after pandemic closes it down

Ukrainian food is now being served on Main St. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Anna Gauthier, right, sells fresh cut flowers to customers outside Illyria on Main Street July 10. (Thom Barker photo)

A dairy and beef farm expands into cut flowers

After 11 years in farming Lindsay Heer returns to her passion

Anna Gauthier, right, sells fresh cut flowers to customers outside Illyria on Main Street July 10. (Thom Barker photo)
Wetzin’kwa Community Forest gives out $300K in annual grants

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest gives out $300K in annual grants

Profits from the community forest tenure go back to community

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest gives out $300K in annual grants
Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena gets full control of mine, Barrick gets 12 per cent of Skeena and a one per cent royalty

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek
From left, Mike Scott, Indigenous Bloom (IB); Ron Mitchell, Lax silyu clan; Katherine Naziel, Lax silyu clan; Robert Louie, Chairman, IB; Millie Gunanoot, Lax silyu clan; Carol McQuaide, IB, cut the ribbon on the First Nation’s new Indigenous Bloom cannabis shop July 3. (Grant Harris photo)

VIDEO: Witset cannabis shop officially opens

The store, located at the gas bar on Hwy 16, is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

From left, Mike Scott, Indigenous Bloom (IB); Ron Mitchell, Lax silyu clan; Katherine Naziel, Lax silyu clan; Robert Louie, Chairman, IB; Millie Gunanoot, Lax silyu clan; Carol McQuaide, IB, cut the ribbon on the First Nation’s new Indigenous Bloom cannabis shop July 3. (Grant Harris photo)

Community Futures gets new business liaison position

The new advisor will boost Nadina’s capacity to help businesses through COVID recovery

Smithers Brewing Company hand sanitizer for sale in the brewery’s taproom. (Thom Barker photo)

Brewery adapting to changing times

Smithers Brewing Co. now producing and distributing hand sanitizer

Smithers Brewing Company hand sanitizer for sale in the brewery’s taproom. (Thom Barker photo)
Local brewery seeks to expand outdoor seating area

Local brewery seeks to expand outdoor seating area

Smithers Brewing Company proposes a 13-metre by 4-metre patio in its parking lot

Local brewery seeks to expand outdoor seating area