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Roxi Dykstra, artistic director, Spirit of the North Classicial Music Festival Director. (File photo)

Classical music festival returns to the Bulkley Valley

Spirit of the North Classical Music Festival runs Aug. 10 - 14 in Smithers and Prince George

Colin Maskell. (Thom Barker photo)

Kispiox Valley Music Festival

Music returned to the valley after a two year hiatus

Kaaren Soby will be part of the upcoming Bulkley Valley Artisan tour during which her paintings will be displayed at Driftwood Lodge and she will be offering original artworks at half-price. (Contributed photo)

Local artist slashes prices for long weekend

Kaaren Soby says she is thankful for the community support she has received over the decades

Library Director Wendy Wright shows the contents of a new literacy box that is available for anyone to take out at the Smithers Public Library. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Literacy kits available at the Smithers Public Library

Boxes of curated books on specific topics to help parents teach their children new things

Library Director Wendy Wright shows the contents of a new literacy box that is available for anyone to take out at the Smithers Public Library. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Photo from last year’s Canada Day celebrations in Smithers. (File photo)

Canada Day roundup

A list of things to do on July 1 in the Bulkley Valley

Photo from last year’s Canada Day celebrations in Smithers. (File photo)
“Machine Shop” by Mark Thibeault, 30”x40”, ink and acrylic on canvas.

Local artist with international reputation opens at Smithers Art Gallery

“Populated” exhibition by Mark Thibeault runs until July 9

“Machine Shop” by Mark Thibeault, 30”x40”, ink and acrylic on canvas.
(Marisca Bakker photo)

Grampa’s Tractors

The Grand Opening of Grampa’s Tractors on the Bulkley Valley Exhibition Grounds…

(Marisca Bakker photo)
John McLachlan. (Photo by Zsofin Sheehy)

BV Concert Association concert series returns

John McLachlan’s Early Morning Rain: The Songs of Gordon Lightfoot comes to Della Herman June 4

  • Jun 2, 2022
John McLachlan. (Photo by Zsofin Sheehy)
Authors Debi Lyn Smith (left), Jeannette Malkow, Dirk Mendel (technical and layout specialist), Connie Scott and Lynn MacNeil. (Contributed photo)

Book on history of ski hill is available again

A Mountain of Change 1960-2020 sold out when it was first released two years ago

Authors Debi Lyn Smith (left), Jeannette Malkow, Dirk Mendel (technical and layout specialist), Connie Scott and Lynn MacNeil. (Contributed photo)
Perry Rath, Smithers Secondary School Gender-Sexuality Alliance teacher liaison, left at the Pride booth during a previous Pride celebration. (File photo)

Pride returns to in-person event

Festival to celebrate diversity to be held at Bovill Square with music and vendors June 4

Perry Rath, Smithers Secondary School Gender-Sexuality Alliance teacher liaison, left at the Pride booth during a previous Pride celebration. (File photo)
Smithers rolled out the red carpet May 18 at Smithers Secondary School for the premiere of Project Element: Once Upon a Time in Smithers. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers rolls out red carpet for film premiere

The short movie was a collaboration between Smithers students and professional Vancouver filmmakers

Smithers rolled out the red carpet May 18 at Smithers Secondary School for the premiere of Project Element: Once Upon a Time in Smithers. (Thom Barker photo)
Smithers Art Gallery hosts the public during the artist opening for Dave Denson, and Evelyn Stevens, May 13. (Deb Meissner photo)

Gallery features 17-year-old Smithers student this month

Art Gallery opens new show May 13, in Smithers Featuring Evelyn Stevens and Dave Denson.

Smithers Art Gallery hosts the public during the artist opening for Dave Denson, and Evelyn Stevens, May 13. (Deb Meissner photo)
The Smithers Secondary School Jazz Band performs during the Big Band Dance at St. Joseph’s School, the last time the Big Band Dance was held in 2018. (Archive photo)
(Tom Best photo)

Smithers Big Band Dance roars back to life

Dance features Smithers Secondary Jazz Band and special guests May 14 at the Curling Club

The Smithers Secondary School Jazz Band performs during the Big Band Dance at St. Joseph’s School, the last time the Big Band Dance was held in 2018. (Archive photo)
(Tom Best photo)
This photo from the Novice Roughstock event at the Kispiox Valley Rodeo in 2019 earned Thom Barker Gold in the Sports Photo category at the 2020 B.C.-Yukon Community Newspaper Association Ma Murray Awards.

Kispiox Rodeo is back in the saddle

No bull, the event is returning after a two year hiatus

This photo from the Novice Roughstock event at the Kispiox Valley Rodeo in 2019 earned Thom Barker Gold in the Sports Photo category at the 2020 B.C.-Yukon Community Newspaper Association Ma Murray Awards.
Kristin Ormiston. (Submitted photo)

Smithers resident Kristin Ormiston to release double-track special for Mother’s Day

Release features sisters singing backup in a song that pays tribute to their mother

Kristin Ormiston. (Submitted photo)
Americana/bluegrass band Rose’s Pawn Shop traveled from Los Angeles to perform at the Kispiox Music Festival in 2019. (Cassidy Muir)

Kispiox Music Festival back

Annual event returns after two year break due to COVID

Americana/bluegrass band Rose’s Pawn Shop traveled from Los Angeles to perform at the Kispiox Music Festival in 2019. (Cassidy Muir)
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)
Automotive journalist Stephen Elmer does the wrap-up at Glacier Toyota in Smithers for a daily YouTube video chronicling Truck King’s epic journey from Vancouver to Tuktoyaktuk. (Thom Barker photo)

Automotive YouTubers visit Smithers en route to Tuktoyaktuk

The Truck King channel is putting Toyota pickups to the test on epic Arctic journey

Automotive journalist Stephen Elmer does the wrap-up at Glacier Toyota in Smithers for a daily YouTube video chronicling Truck King’s epic journey from Vancouver to Tuktoyaktuk. (Thom Barker photo)
Cedar Snag with Audience of Ferns 48x36 oil on canvas $2500. Mayanne Wettlaufer

Two artists, two very different views of nature

The Smithers Art Gallery is currently exhibiting a unique collection by a…

Cedar Snag with Audience of Ferns 48x36 oil on canvas $2500. Mayanne Wettlaufer
Smithers singer-songwriter Mark Perry celebrates his upcoming album release concert in front of the beloved backdrop of Hudson Bay Mountain. (Thom Barker photo)

Much-anticipated Mark Perry album release concert coming to Della Herman

Smithers singer-songwriter will be joined on stage by Mark Thibeault, Ian Olmstead and Richard Jenne

Smithers singer-songwriter Mark Perry celebrates his upcoming album release concert in front of the beloved backdrop of Hudson Bay Mountain. (Thom Barker photo)