Local News

Smithers relocates downtown homeless population

Bylaw officer Matt Davey says the move was made with buy-in from the affected people

Petition calls government to restrict non-essential travel to B.C.’s north, central coasts

More than 800 have signed the Change.org petition

Gas prices in Smithers lower but remain higher than surrounding communities

Analyst says a lot goes into determining gas prices

Airport cancels Cafe contract

Town of Smithers says financial impact of COVID-19 and future uncertainty made termination necessary

Smithers single family home sales up in first quarter of 2020

Real Estate board predicts decline in second quarter due to COVID-19

Canfor extends Houston, Plateau mill closures

COVID-19 continues to dampen lumber demand

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Animal shelter still operating and matching new pets with families during public health emergency

Feeling lonely? Consider adopting a pet …. but remember it is a lifetime commitment.

Bus services taking extra measures because of COVID-19

More cleaning and more disinfecting underway

A new method of getting medicine to moose shut down

Volunteer says he was told to stop by Ministry of Environment

Community group creates masks, gowns, face shields

The group has mobilized volunteers in Smithers and throughout the Northwest

Coastal GasLink gives $100K to United Way efforts in Northern B.C.

Organization’s COVID-19 Relief Fund benefits seniors in isolation, among others

Northern Health says it’s ready for possibility of COVID-19 surge

Health authority confident with inventory of ventilators

Province, feds reject Library-Art Gallery grant application

Project proponents adament the project is not dead, will seek alternative funding opportunities

Girl Guide cookies available at No Frills

The annual door-to-door sales campaign was cancelled due to COVID-19

North District RCMP see massive spike in domestic calls

Connection to COVID-19 pandemic likely for reduced call volume, increased severity

Update from the medical community in Smithers, April 3rd, 2020

Local M.D.s grateful for public’s efforts during COVID-19 pandemic, urge continued vigilance

  • Apr 3, 2020

School meals program continues

SD54 schools now providing bag breakfast, lunch and snacks for students and hampers for families

Skeena Bulkley Valley MP calling for halt on sport fishing licenses to out-of-province fishers

Bachrach and Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns co-signed the letter to the Minister of Fisheries

Kitimat LNG Canada worker tests positive for COVID-19

The company announced the positive case to its workers on March 28

Coast Mountain College sets up student emergency fund

It’ll provide grocery store gift cards for students affected by COVID-19 crisis