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A cocktail to-go? mixed drinks with takeout delivery orders

Mixed drinks must be packaged for travel and be ordered with a main course

Bjorn Dihle inspects the acid mine drainage flowing into the Tulsequah River from a containment pond filled by effluent from the Tulsequah Chief Mine in B.C., October 2018. The mine cleanup has been a point of dispute between B.C. and Alaska for many years. (Chris Miller photo)

Northwest B.C. mines safe for salmon, Alaska legislators told

Projects developed in Stikine, Taku, Unuk River watersheds

Smithers town council, from left: John Buikema, Mika Meyer, Greg Brown, Mayor Gladys Atrill, Frank Wray, Casda Thomas and Lorne Benson. (file photo)

Smithers Council Briefs

Smithers town council briefs from regular meeting June 8

The last screw is in and the mural at Betty’z Edje North is up! (Deb Meissner photo)

Northwest businesses in better shape and more optimistic

New survey indicates North Coast and Nechako businesses not as impacted as provincial counterparts

The last screw is in and the mural at Betty’z Edje North is up! (Deb Meissner photo)
Betty’z edje Boutique in Nakusp, B.C. (Facebook photo)

A funky, unique experience at new store in Smithers

Local art, B.C. made products and ladies clothing, local jewelry all coming to a new store in Smithers

Betty’z edje Boutique in Nakusp, B.C. (Facebook photo)
Pictured left to right Anastasia Ledwon, BV SAR and Rob Mauer Community Liaison – Telkwa Coal. Telkwa Coal was happy to donate $500 to help BV SAR to replace recently stolen equipment. Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue is a volunteer group providing important support to our communities.

Mining offers opportunity to build resiliency

Telkwa Coal president offers a perspective on what mining can do for communities

  • May 25, 2021
Pictured left to right Anastasia Ledwon, BV SAR and Rob Mauer Community Liaison – Telkwa Coal. Telkwa Coal was happy to donate $500 to help BV SAR to replace recently stolen equipment. Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue is a volunteer group providing important support to our communities.
Exploration expenditures per year, per type.

Northwest B.C. mining and exploration summary for 2020

Based on a British Columbia Geological Survey report

  • May 25, 2021
Exploration expenditures per year, per type.
Smithers Main Street (Deb Meissner photo)

Smithers Council Briefs, Regular Meeting, May 11, 2021

Mountainview Drive and Sidewalk Improvements Smithers council has awarded the contract for…

Smithers Main Street (Deb Meissner photo)
Tim and co-owner Sherri…. set up a Community Pantry behind their store Heartstrings, which staff donate to and check on everyday. (Deb Meissner photo)

Business couple creates community pantry

The pantry is located behind Heartstrings and contains non-perishable items people may need

Tim and co-owner Sherri…. set up a Community Pantry behind their store Heartstrings, which staff donate to and check on everyday. (Deb Meissner photo)
Sandra Hinchliffe

Smithers realtor elected president of Northern Real Estate Board

Sandra Hinchliffe is an associate broker with RE/MAX Bulkley Valley with 18 years experience

Sandra Hinchliffe
Storage unit complex (Photo courtesy of Pete Kineen)

Rezoning for highway mini storage passes 1st and 2nd readings

80 to 100 units proposed for the property beside the old KFC site

Storage unit complex (Photo courtesy of Pete Kineen)
Picture of an urn used for cremation ashes. (File photo)

Procedural problems and clerical errors lead to crematorium application withdrawal

Application for crematorium withdrawn after six months of problems

Picture of an urn used for cremation ashes. (File photo)
Farm-fresh food, arts and crafts at the Farmers Market, Saturday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (file photo)

May Day was a busy first day of the month around town in Smithers and Telkwa

Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market was one of the many events happening around town.

Farm-fresh food, arts and crafts at the Farmers Market, Saturday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (file photo)
DIV 4

All hands on deck learning about the earth.

Muheim Elementary school gets everyone involved on Earth Day

DIV 4
Dave Johnstone of Bulkley Valley Wholesale loads one of 400 meat hampers destined for the Tahltan communities of Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake and Atlin. (Thom Barker photo)

Newcrest Mining provides meat hampers to remote communities

Company established Community Support Fund to help Tahltan people through COVID-19

Dave Johnstone of Bulkley Valley Wholesale loads one of 400 meat hampers destined for the Tahltan communities of Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake and Atlin. (Thom Barker photo)
<strong>Petition to Incorporate Smithers </strong>
It took months of activism on the part of the Smithers Citizen’ Association, and several local votes on the matter, before the community finally incorporated over a year later in October 1921.

Smithers, B.C.’s first village to Incorporate 100 years ago

100 years since Incorporation, Smithers history on display at Bulkley Valley Museum

<strong>Petition to Incorporate Smithers </strong>
It took months of activism on the part of the Smithers Citizen’ Association, and several local votes on the matter, before the community finally incorporated over a year later in October 1921.
The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tourism spending in Canada dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2020

Tourism-related jobs dropped by almost 29 per cent

The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tahltan themed dump truck tray at Red Chris mine. (Newcrest Mining photo)

Mining and mineral exploration briefs

Tahltan buy into Skeena Resources; Newcrest releases new mineral resource estimate for Red Chris

  • Apr 8, 2021
Tahltan themed dump truck tray at Red Chris mine. (Newcrest Mining photo)
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Survey finds Canada’s hospitality industry has low expectations for year ahead

Almost 87 per cent of businesses in accommodation and food services report lower revenues in 2020

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
The Tahltan are arguably the most mining friendly First Nation in B.C., but have been known to oppose activity when it conflicts with their values as in this 2019 photo of Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day attempting to evict jade miners from the territory. (File photo)

Tahltan want exploration company out of their territory

Central Government president says Doubleview Gold is most disrespectful company he has encountered

The Tahltan are arguably the most mining friendly First Nation in B.C., but have been known to oppose activity when it conflicts with their values as in this 2019 photo of Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day attempting to evict jade miners from the territory. (File photo)