Local News

Smithers woman awarded $55K in RCMP excessive force suit

Irene Joseph alleged false arrest and assault and battery related to a 2014 incident in Smithers

Cannabis shop soon to open in Witset

Indigenous Bloom shop to be followed by cannabis cultivation facility in closed down sawmill

Police chase suspect denied bail

Accused voiced concerns about COVID-19 in correctional facilities

Council Briefs: Regular meeting May 12, 2020

The business of running the town continues

Concerns raised over use of whole logs at Pinnacle Pellet plant

Co-founder of Bulkley Valley Clean Air Now says public mislead on material being used for pellets

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The BC Community Bat Program’s annual bat count set to kick off in June

B.C. bats have nothing to do with COVID-19, but they are threatened by white-nose syndrome

Lyme disease survivor trying to map out the tick borne illness in Smithers

Tim Tchida wants to raise awareness of ticks in the region

Telkwa Fire Department to start in-person training again

Fire Chief Turney gave an update on the department at the last regular council meeting

Bulkley River Flood Protection Improvement project begins

Village of Telkwa awarded the design and consulting aspect of the project

What happens when there is a wildfire in the northwest?

The Northwest Fire Centre in Smithers is responsible for over a quarter of B.C.’s area

Eight Northwest salmon conservation projects receive funding for grassroots work

Pacific Salmon Foundation awards $1.2 million total to B.C. community-driven initiatives

The BC Community Bat Program’s annual bat count set to kick off in June

B.C. bats have nothing to do with COVID-19, but they are threatened by white-nose syndrome

Skin Tyee members protest signing of rights and title memorandum

Demonstrators from the Burns Lake area gathered outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en this morning

Tulips bloom on cue at BV Christian School

The Dutch Embassy gifted bulbs to 1,100 schools across Canada in 2019 to mark 75 years since VE Day

Coal train derails near Burns Lake

Officials confirm that there was no contamination of a nearby body of water.

Budget, tax rates bylaws passed

Budget adjusted to $12.9 million due to COVID-19 related revenue reduction

Flower grower fights for the right to sell at farmers markets

Farmers markets were declared essential services, but only for food

RDBN’s Outdoor Recreation Survey in its last phase

A final presentation to be made during RDBN’s June meeting

  • May 13, 2020