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Mineral exploration spending continues to grow in Northwest

Mineral exploration spending continues to grow in Northwest

Smithers Exploration Group reports ‘good vibe’ at Association for Mineral Exploration Roundup

Mineral exploration spending continues to grow in Northwest
Opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. protest outside the BC Legislature building in Victoria on Jan. 24, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Former UN committee member defends stance on Coastal GasLink pipeline

First Nations LNG Alliance accused UN committee, human rights watchdog of not doing their research

Opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. protest outside the BC Legislature building in Victoria on Jan. 24, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Pretivm buys back offtake

Pretivm buys back offtake

Brucejack mine performance allows accelerated debt repayment

Pretivm buys back offtake
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Site C Turbine in Telkwa / Airika Owen video
Site C turbine at Hungry Hill
B.C.'s top doctor says vaccinating more people sooner will help lift COVID restrictions
Tax changes make claiming home office space easier
Community forest donates $300K to community groups

Community forest donates $300K to community groups

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation saw increased revenues in 2019

Community forest donates $300K to community groups
The series of four offerings (left to right): Smoke on the Water Amber Ale (Fall), Sunset Summer Ale (Summer), Cloudwaters Witbier (Spring) and Old Man Winter Wee Heavy (Winter). (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Smithers Brewing Company celebrates launch of four-beer Skeena Seasonal Series

Each of the unique offerings feature artwork by Roy Henry Vickers and locally-sourced ingredients

The series of four offerings (left to right): Smoke on the Water Amber Ale (Fall), Sunset Summer Ale (Summer), Cloudwaters Witbier (Spring) and Old Man Winter Wee Heavy (Winter). (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Coastal GasLink receives first delivery of pipe sections

Coastal GasLink receives first delivery of pipe sections

Company expects to begin welding and pipe laying in 2020

Coastal GasLink receives first delivery of pipe sections
Liquor licensee association reelects McCreary as president

Liquor licensee association reelects McCreary as president

Former Smithers hotel owner wants to see through initiatives started when he was still in business

  • Nov 20, 2019
Liquor licensee association reelects McCreary as president
Bulkley Valley Credit Union named Best Business of the Year. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Bulkley Valley Credit Union named Best Business of the Year. (Marisca Bakker photo)
The Red Chris open pit mine approximately 80 km south of Dease Lake. (Newcrest Mining photo)

Red Chris reaches full capacity

Imperial Metals reports third quarter production of 19.5 million pounds copper and 8,419 ounces gold

The Red Chris open pit mine approximately 80 km south of Dease Lake. (Newcrest Mining photo)
The Smithers courthouse. (File photo)

Judge reserves sentencing until Dec. 9 in Giesbrecht trial

Crown asks for 12-15 years of parole ineligibility

The Smithers courthouse. (File photo)
Smithers readies to hire economic development officer

Smithers readies to hire economic development officer

Economic development is council’s number one priority, CAO says

Smithers readies to hire economic development officer
Stikine MLA and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson (right) meets with Gidimt’en checkpoint spokesperson Molly Wickham (left) and Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en supporter Mel Bazil in January. Wickham endorsed Green Party candidate Mike Sawyer for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in a video that was posted to Sawyer’s campaign website and Facebook page on Wednesday. (Twitter photo)

Molly Wickham endorses Skeena-Bulkley Valley Green candidate Mike Sawyer

In July, Wickham filed a lawsuit against CGL over the destruction of the Gidimt’en checkpoint camp

Stikine MLA and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson (right) meets with Gidimt’en checkpoint spokesperson Molly Wickham (left) and Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en supporter Mel Bazil in January. Wickham endorsed Green Party candidate Mike Sawyer for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in a video that was posted to Sawyer’s campaign website and Facebook page on Wednesday. (Twitter photo)
Chamber seeks business awards nominations

Chamber seeks business awards nominations

All residents of the Bulkley Valley can nominate their favourite businesses in 12 categories

Chamber seeks business awards nominations
A stretch of Third Avenue in Smithers. The Town recently awarded their most recent Sidewalk and Accessibility Upgrades Contract to MTR Utility Maintenance in the amount of $112,105. (File photo)

Town awards sidewalk upgrades contract

The contract includes repairs to a stretch of Third Avenue between Columbia and Manitoba streets

A stretch of Third Avenue in Smithers. The Town recently awarded their most recent Sidewalk and Accessibility Upgrades Contract to MTR Utility Maintenance in the amount of $112,105. (File photo)
The ore processing mill at the Red Chris copper and gold mine located south of Iskut and east of Hwy 37. (File photo)

Australian gold mining giant acquires Red Chris mine

Newcrest now owns 70 per cent of the mine south of Iskut and operatorship

The ore processing mill at the Red Chris copper and gold mine located south of Iskut and east of Hwy 37. (File photo)
The possible future location of a cannabis retail store on Main Street in Smithers, last occupied by Rudolph’s Sausage. (Chris Gareau photo)

Smithers pot shop delayed

Co-owner Alfred Schaefer said their schedule for opening has moved back to October at the earliest.

The possible future location of a cannabis retail store on Main Street in Smithers, last occupied by Rudolph’s Sausage. (Chris Gareau photo)
A 4-H member collects wax from one of the hives. (Submitted photo)

4-H kids take up beekeeping project

Members getting ready to show off their apicultural skills

A 4-H member collects wax from one of the hives. (Submitted photo)
Coastal GasLink adopts safety tech for pipeline project

Coastal GasLink adopts safety tech for pipeline project

All heavy equipment will be fitted with radar-camera systems to reduce injury and property damage

Coastal GasLink adopts safety tech for pipeline project
Telkwa Coal brings big opportunity to Northern B.C. and beyond

Telkwa Coal brings big opportunity to Northern B.C. and beyond

Mine expected to bring 160 well-paying long-term jobs to Bulkley Valley

  • May 28, 2019
Telkwa Coal brings big opportunity to Northern B.C. and beyond
Scott Allen of Coastal GasLink speaks at the Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon May 16 at Pioneer Place. (Thom Barker photo)

Coastal GasLink introduces pipeline construction subcontractor

Italy’s Bonatti Group to build sections 6 and 7 of pipeline from Burns Lake to Hazelton

Scott Allen of Coastal GasLink speaks at the Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon May 16 at Pioneer Place. (Thom Barker photo)