Local News

Record snow on ground three times average

Environment Canada says there’s 94 cm of snow at the airport. Average for this time of year is 29 cm.

The new reality: Moricetown students and staff adapting well to temporary classrooms

Temporary model may last until the end of the year to complete renovation and remediation work.

  • Feb 15th, 2018

Recycle BC trashing contract with Bulkley Valley Bottle Depot

Depot will explore other options to be able to remain a one-stop shop for recycling

Coastal GasLink responds to RDBN concerns

Answers on emergency response, local hiring, wood fibre utilization, and invasive plants.

  • Feb 13th, 2018

Air quality advisory in effect for Smithers

Woodstoves cannot be used within town unless they are the only heat source during the advisory.

  • Feb 11th, 2018

Snow storm swallows Smithers and surrounding area

Last week’s storm saw nearly double the monthly average snowfall.

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Digital mammography in Smithers
Rare sperm whale spotted in B.C. coastal waters
Boushie's family say they have little faith in justice system
Protesters call for change after Gerald Stanley's acquittal

Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre denied provincial and federal funding

The Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre wants to know why it was denied funding.

MP criticizes CN culture after coal train derailment

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen compares rail regulation to “fox in the hen house.”

B.C. Health Minister announces plan for new hospital in Terrace

“This means more beds, a level three trauma centre, better surgery and better care,” Health Minister Adrian Dix said.

School and clinic locked down while police find distraught man with firearm

A distraught man reported to have a firearm was tracked down by Smithers RCMP Monday.

  • Feb 8th, 2018

Roof collapse at former Chandler school

The Town of Smithers offers tips on clearing snow off roofs.

UPDATE: All NWCC campuses open again following yesterday’s snowstorm

Extended closures for Smithers and Hazelton lifted as of 11 a.m.

Storm causes driving havoc

A crash temporarily closed Hwy 16 between Smithers and Telkwa Wednesday during a winter storm.

Coast Mountains District schools are closed today after reviewing current road and weather conditions

The announcement follows a previous decision made yesterday to keep all district schools open with regular bus service

Highway 16 travel advisory

DriveBC does not recommend travel from 30 km east of Burns Lake to 13 km east of Prince Rupert.

New transit provider scheduling interviews

Employees of current provider have to apply

Snowfall warning into Wednesday night

Environment Canada’s Bulkley Valley snowfall forecast is up to 40 cm by Wednesday night.

Telkwa warehouse roof collapse

Nobody was injured when Bulkley Valley Home Centre’s roof collapsed earlier this week.

Access to naloxone kits made easier

They’re now available from pharmacies

Cougar spotted in Telkwa

Village is asking residents to be aware in the Cottonwood flats area