Local News

Northern Health saw 14 cases in one day earlier this week, the highest in one day since the beginning of the pandemic. (Image courtesy CDC)

Northern Health sees highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day

Oct. 27 saw 14 cases reported, the biggest single-day total since the beginning of the pandemic

This weapon was seized by Houston RCMP after a traffic stop Oct. 14 (Houston RCMP photo)

Guns, cash and suspected narcotics seized

Seizure follows traffic stop on Oct. 14

Gladys Atrill (Walter Joseph photo)

Atrill becomes only second female mayor of Smithers

The new mayor reflects on Carole Young, the first woman to hold the job back in 1993

Woman getting flu shot

Flu vaccine available soon at public health clinics

Northern Health advising everyone over the age of 6 months to roll up their sleeves

Woman getting flu shot
Telkwa Fire Department.
Marisca Bakker photo

Repairs to fire hall in Telkwa complete

Firefighters resume pre-COVID-19 activities

Telkwa Fire Department.
Marisca Bakker photo
Lest we forget. Smithers remembered the fallen during the annual Rememberance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Veterans Peace Park on Nov. 11, 2019  (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Remembrance Day celebrations go virtual this year on Facebook live

The Smithers Legion is limiting wreaths and asking the public to place them between 12 and 2 p.m.

Lest we forget. Smithers remembered the fallen during the annual Rememberance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Veterans Peace Park on Nov. 11, 2019  (Trevor Hewitt photo)
video
Orange Shirt Day
VIDEO: Suspected dine-and-dasher falls through ceiling of Burnaby restaurant
Wash. state scientists remove 98 'murder hornets'
VIDEO: British Columbians vote for province's next leadership in 2020 election
Bob Gondek of Toronto has a permanent physical reminder of the fighting in the Italian Campaign during the Second World War. (War Amps photo)

Reflections from a Veteran

On Remembrance Day this year, many Canadians will be reflecting on the…

Bob Gondek of Toronto has a permanent physical reminder of the fighting in the Italian Campaign during the Second World War. (War Amps photo)
2020 Student Vote B.C. election results. (Photo submitted)

Student vote in Stikine favours Christian Heritage Party

If it was up to the kids, Rod Taylor would be headed to Victoria

2020 Student Vote B.C. election results. (Photo submitted)
Medical staff at Bulkley Valley District Hospital urge everyone to continue to follow public health guidelines to combat the spread of coronavirus. (File photo)

COVID-19 and influenza update from Bulkley Valley medical staff

Local MDs urge vaccinations and mask wearing to combat virus duo

  • Oct 28, 2020
Medical staff at Bulkley Valley District Hospital urge everyone to continue to follow public health guidelines to combat the spread of coronavirus. (File photo)
This photo of approximately 10 years ago shows Laureen Fabian, on the left, and daughter Caterina Andrews. Fabian went missing last October and her daughter is looking for answers. (Contributed photo)

Laureen Fabian’s disappearance remains a mystery

It’s been a year since she went missing

This photo of approximately 10 years ago shows Laureen Fabian, on the left, and daughter Caterina Andrews. Fabian went missing last October and her daughter is looking for answers. (Contributed photo)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
16 BC Wildfire Service firefighters who tested positive for COVID-19 after being deployed to California are staying in Richmond, B.C. at a quarantine facility. (BC Wildfire Service file photo)
“We have to make a call out to address this now so our people don’t have to feel fearful,” said Tribal Chief Mina Holmes. (Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Facebook photo)
“We have to make a call out to address this now so our people don’t have to feel fearful,” said Tribal Chief Mina Holmes. (Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Facebook photo)
Nathan Cullen. (Facebook photo)

Cullen walks away with Stikine

With 50 of 51 polls reporting Cullen leads by more than the number of mail-in ballots distributed

Nathan Cullen. (Facebook photo)
Stikine provincial election candidates (clockwise from top left): Nathan Cullen, NDP; Darcy Repen, Rural BC Party; Rod Taylor, Christian Heritage; and Gordon Sebastian, BC Liberals. (Black Press Composite Photo)
Stikine provincial election candidates (clockwise from top left): Nathan Cullen, NDP; Darcy Repen, Rural BC Party; Rod Taylor, Christian Heritage; and Gordon Sebastian, BC Liberals. (Black Press Composite Photo)
DNA from Kitwanga River salmon may help researchers from Simon Fraser University and the Gitanyow Fisheries Authority better assess salmon populations in B.C. Black Press file photo.

Gitanyow study using salmon DNA to count annual runs

A successful outcome could have implications across Canadian fisheries

DNA from Kitwanga River salmon may help researchers from Simon Fraser University and the Gitanyow Fisheries Authority better assess salmon populations in B.C. Black Press file photo.
Stikine provincial election candidates (clockwise from top left): Nathan Cullen, NDP; Darcy Repen, Rural BC Party; Rod Taylor, Christian Heritage; and Gordon Sebastian, BC Liberals. (Black Press Composite Photo)
Stikine provincial election candidates (clockwise from top left): Nathan Cullen, NDP; Darcy Repen, Rural BC Party; Rod Taylor, Christian Heritage; and Gordon Sebastian, BC Liberals. (Black Press Composite Photo)
Village of Telkwa (File photo)

Telkwa not increasing bylaw officer’s hours

Director of Finance thinks enough time is spent patrolling the village and responding to complaints

Village of Telkwa (File photo)
Telkwa council is currently meeting in an unfinished section of the municipal building. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Pandemic pushes Telkwa to renovate council chambers earlier than anticipated

Council awards contract to give new meeting room a facelift ahead of schedule

Telkwa council is currently meeting in an unfinished section of the municipal building. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Fakundo Gaseiazoro was the main painter for the redecoration of the skateboard park as part of the Go Skateboarding event last week.
Tom Best photo

Design for skateboard park unveiled at Smithers council

Smithers council on board with new design of park

Fakundo Gaseiazoro was the main painter for the redecoration of the skateboard park as part of the Go Skateboarding event last week.
Tom Best photo
Shea Long roosts in the Shoot Out in the Telkwa Range. (SnoRiders, Houston/Shea Long photo)

Telkwa Range snowmobiling permit lottery opens

Application period is Oct. 20 to Nov. 20 for snowmobiliers and skiers to gain access to Starr Basin

Shea Long roosts in the Shoot Out in the Telkwa Range. (SnoRiders, Houston/Shea Long photo)