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Sammy Robinson in his workshop with some of the art that will be on sale starting Sept. 24 at Kakhan Arts & Crafts shop in Kitamaat Village. (Thom Barker photo)

A lifetime of carving and bringing Haisla culture to the world

Sammy Robinson prepares for his biggest and final art sale

her name is Edzūdzah: Peter Morin and Janell Morin showing until Oct. 6 a the Smithers Art Gallery.(Contributed photo)

A story of a Tāhłtān Matriarch and Tāhłtān art at the art gallery

her name is Edzūdzah: Peter Morin and Janell Morin showing until Oct. 6

  • Sep 22, 2022
Alex Cuba performs with Ian Olmstead during the Grammy Block Party held in his honour at Bovill Square Sept. 17. (Thom Barker photo)

It takes a village to raise a Grammy Award winner

Smithers honours Alex Cuba with downtown party

The building at 1425 Main Street houses both the Smithers Art Gallery and Bulkley Valley Museum. (file photo)

Art Gallery 6×6 auction back

Gallery’s biggest fundraiser is now open for submissions

The building at 1425 Main Street houses both the Smithers Art Gallery and Bulkley Valley Museum. (file photo)
Grammy Award-winner Alex Cuba and his son Owen chat with Facundo Gastiazoro in front of the artist’s in-progress mural of Cuba on the side of the Warehouse One building. (Grant Harris photo)
Grammy Award-winner Alex Cuba and his son Owen chat with Facundo Gastiazoro in front of the artist’s in-progress mural of Cuba on the side of the Warehouse One building. (Grant Harris photo)
Leah Pipe (File photo)

Leah Pipe at Smithers Art Gallery this month

Hazelton artist featured along side Prince Rupert artist Chris Fraser

  • Aug 18, 2022
Leah Pipe (File photo)
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

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

Kispiox Valley Music Festival

Music returned to the valley after a two year hiatus

Colin Maskell. (Thom Barker photo)
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

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)
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.