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Hudson Bay Mountain Resort in Smithers will open Dec. 3. (File photo)

Hudson Bay Mountain to open next week

Upgrades to the chair lift were made in the off season for more reliable trip to the top this year

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort in Smithers will open Dec. 3. (File photo)
Pictured from left to right, David Wilford, Karen Wilson, Cornelia Huisman, Werner Eichstadter. (Submitted photo)

Karen Wilson honoured for her 25+ years of service to BV Critical Incident Response Team in Smithers

The team offers support for the first responders and community members after a tragic event

Pictured from left to right, David Wilford, Karen Wilson, Cornelia Huisman, Werner Eichstadter. (Submitted photo)
Emily Bulmer, left, and Edward Quinlan participate in the Smithers Talks event Nov. 12 at town hall. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers Talks event exceeds organizers expectations

38 people signed up for conversations with others of differing political perspectives

Emily Bulmer, left, and Edward Quinlan participate in the Smithers Talks event Nov. 12 at town hall. (Thom Barker photo)
A house on Alfred Avenue caught on fire just before 6 p.m. on Oct. 18 in Smithers, B.C. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Smithers Interior News)
911 services were down during recent fire call out Oct. 18 on Alfred Avenue in Smithers, due to cell phone outage. (Kaitlyn Bailey photo)

911 Dispatch has been disrupted three times in six months

Telus and Rogers carriers have both been disrupted at different times

A house on Alfred Avenue caught on fire just before 6 p.m. on Oct. 18 in Smithers, B.C. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Smithers Interior News)
911 services were down during recent fire call out Oct. 18 on Alfred Avenue in Smithers, due to cell phone outage. (Kaitlyn Bailey photo)
School District 54 trustees gathered for their first business meeting Nov. 15 since the October elections. From the left, Priscilla Michell, Jennifer Williams (Chair), Jason Krauskopf, Frank Farrell, Floyd Krishan, Les Kearns (vice chair), and Kristina Graham. (Cindy McDiarmid photo/School District 54)

Houston trustees named chair, vice chair of school district 54

Jennifer Williams and Les Kearns to serve for one year

School District 54 trustees gathered for their first business meeting Nov. 15 since the October elections. From the left, Priscilla Michell, Jennifer Williams (Chair), Jason Krauskopf, Frank Farrell, Floyd Krishan, Les Kearns (vice chair), and Kristina Graham. (Cindy McDiarmid photo/School District 54)
Smithers new Prevention and Community Safety Officer, Perry Lewin. (Deb Meissner photo)

Town and new bylaw officer part ways

No reasons were given for Perry Lewin’s departure less than two months after assuming the role

Smithers new Prevention and Community Safety Officer, Perry Lewin. (Deb Meissner photo)
Prince Rupert woman, Patty Forman, 52 has been identified by family and friends as the victim of a murder-suicide at the Ocean Centre Mall on Nov. 21 (Photo: Facebook)

Mother, 52, identified as victim of Prince Rupert murder-suicide

Ocean Centre Mall shooter was a CBSA employee, the agency confirms

Prince Rupert woman, Patty Forman, 52 has been identified by family and friends as the victim of a murder-suicide at the Ocean Centre Mall on Nov. 21 (Photo: Facebook)
3:16 p.m. The trawler MV Raw Spirit is docked at Berth 2 at the Port Alberni Port Authority while a log barge passes in the middle of the Alberni Inlet. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
3:16 p.m. The trawler MV Raw Spirit is docked at Berth 2 at the Port Alberni Port Authority while a log barge passes in the middle of the Alberni Inlet. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Steven Dahnert with his grandson in 2020 before the Penticton Okanagan College instructor was killed in a head-on collision where a driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 33 in Kelowna on Thanksgiving Day 2020. (Submitted)

Widow of Penticton man reacts to $2K fine levied against driver who killed her husband

Steve Dahnert’s family got a life sentence and the driver has a year to pay her fine, said wife

Steven Dahnert with his grandson in 2020 before the Penticton Okanagan College instructor was killed in a head-on collision where a driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 33 in Kelowna on Thanksgiving Day 2020. (Submitted)
From left: Amanda Hugon, Facundo Gastiazoro and Travis Hebert stand in front of a mural they worked on during Terrace’s first ever salmon arts festival in 2018. (File photo/Terrace Standard)

Terrace arts festival takes home Lieutenant Governor’s award

The Skeena Salmon Arts Festival Society has spawned a culture of public art in northwest B.C.

From left: Amanda Hugon, Facundo Gastiazoro and Travis Hebert stand in front of a mural they worked on during Terrace’s first ever salmon arts festival in 2018. (File photo/Terrace Standard)
David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

Light at the end of the tunnel for Terrace landslide victims

McConnell Crescent landslide fix to cost nearly $2.5 million

David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
Daybreak Farms in Terrace broke ground on a new barn that owner Kieran Christison estimates will house 95 per cent of her growing flock or about 37,000 chickens. (Staff/Terrace Standard)

Terrace egg producer Daybreak Farms breaks ground on upgrades

Improvements bring certainty to northwest B.C. egg industry

Daybreak Farms in Terrace broke ground on a new barn that owner Kieran Christison estimates will house 95 per cent of her growing flock or about 37,000 chickens. (Staff/Terrace Standard)
Two dogs are sick from eating the meat of a humpback whale carcass just south of Masset in Haida Gwaii. (Photo: supplied)

2 dogs in Haida Gwaii sick after eating meat from decaying humpback whale

DFO warns people to not ingest meat or let animals eat meat of dead marine animals

Two dogs are sick from eating the meat of a humpback whale carcass just south of Masset in Haida Gwaii. (Photo: supplied)
Dze L K’ant Housing Society Project slated for the old LB Warner site on Main Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues in Smithers. (Contributed photo)

Affordable housing project on Main Street drawn up

Town approves the design in principle for the Dze L K’ant Housing Society’s affordable housing project

Dze L K’ant Housing Society Project slated for the old LB Warner site on Main Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues in Smithers. (Contributed photo)
Mayor Leroy Dekens is sworn into office by Judge Wendy Bernt, Nov. 8, in Telkwa. (Deb Meissner photo)

The new Village of Telkwa Mayor and Council sworn in Nov. 8

Family and friends packed the Village of Telkwa chambers to witness swearing in ceremonies.

Mayor Leroy Dekens is sworn into office by Judge Wendy Bernt, Nov. 8, in Telkwa. (Deb Meissner photo)
Angie Neiser’s class planned, organized and led the assembly for Remembrance Day at Muheim School in Smithers Nov 10. (Deb Meissner photo)

Muheim Elementary School’s Remembrance Day ceremonies in Smithers

All students participate for Remembrance Day at Muheim School

Angie Neiser’s class planned, organized and led the assembly for Remembrance Day at Muheim School in Smithers Nov 10. (Deb Meissner photo)
Steven Dubas photo

Bulkley Valley Bruisers roller derby team’s first home game in the works

After four years of recruitment and training the local team finally has enough of its own players

Steven Dubas photo
BV Taxi (File photo)

Town seeks input on taxi and ridesharing services for Smithers

Town hall meeting scheduled for Nov. 24 from 1 to 2 p.m.

BV Taxi (File photo)
Aqua North’s new building has been recognized by the Town of Smithers for the best commercial/industrial/institutional project in 2022. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Two new construction projects to be given awards

Town of Smithers picks winners of 2022 Awards of Excellence

Aqua North’s new building has been recognized by the Town of Smithers for the best commercial/industrial/institutional project in 2022. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Smithers Cenotaph 2022. (Deb Meissner photo)

Smithers honours Canadian veterans and those still serving

Approximately 1,000 people attend Remembrance Day ceremonies in Smithers.

Smithers Cenotaph 2022. (Deb Meissner photo)