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Regulating home-based businesses. (Stock photo)

Home based businesses in for home insurance increase

Home based businesses require changes to home owner insurance

Regulating home-based businesses. (Stock photo)
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Bibles found in Houston

Local residents trying to return personalized bibles to original owners

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Paramedic Specialists Brian Twaites and David Hilder of B.C. Ambulance debrief after responding to a drug overdose in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Over the past several years the drug overdoses not only across British Columbia but throughout Canada have but grown. On June, 23, 2021 for instance B.C. Ambulance paramedics responded to 140 overdose calls across the province with 42 of those being just in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Smithers paramedics responded to 42 overdose calls in 2021

Call volume down from 52 in 2020, but seven deaths recorded between January and August

Paramedic Specialists Brian Twaites and David Hilder of B.C. Ambulance debrief after responding to a drug overdose in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Over the past several years the drug overdoses not only across British Columbia but throughout Canada have but grown. On June, 23, 2021 for instance B.C. Ambulance paramedics responded to 140 overdose calls across the province with 42 of those being just in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
School administration officials, including principals, make decisions about closing in-person classes. (pixabay photo)

School district says Hazelton Secondary School closed as a result of illness

Two B.C. schools move to ‘functional closure’ after holiday break, says ministry

School administration officials, including principals, make decisions about closing in-person classes. (pixabay photo)
Real estate sales climbed in Terrace in 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward.)

Real estate prices continue to rise across northwest B.C.

In 2021, 190 properties sold in Kitimat worth $68 million

Real estate sales climbed in Terrace in 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward.)
Hazelton Secondary School is closed today, Jan. 10, due to a heating issue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Hazelton Secondary School closed due to heating issue

School is expected to reopen tomorrow, Jan. 11

Hazelton Secondary School is closed today, Jan. 10, due to a heating issue. (Black Press Media file photo)
According to BC Assessment, a typical single-family residence in Smithers is now worth $438,000. (Ben Bogstie/Black Press Media)

Smithers single-family home values increase by 21% for 2022

Highest valued property in Smithers area is a 137-acre property on Telkwa Highroad worth $1.41M

According to BC Assessment, a typical single-family residence in Smithers is now worth $438,000. (Ben Bogstie/Black Press Media)
Schools are fully reopening again and with enhanced safety protocols. (File photo)

Houston, Smithers schools prepare for full opening next week

Measures in place to limit Omicron variant spread

Schools are fully reopening again and with enhanced safety protocols. (File photo)
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Northern Health has expanded clinic hours as new COVID cases surge in B.C. (File photo)

Northern Health expands COVID-19 vaccination clinic hours

The health authority has added Fridays to its Smithers clinic schedule for the remainder of January

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Northern Health has expanded clinic hours as new COVID cases surge in B.C. (File photo)
More people are working now in northwestern B.C. than a year ago, indicate figures released Jan. 7 by Statistics Canada. (The Canadian Press)

Labour force grows in northwest B.C.

Region continues to recover from pandemic

More people are working now in northwestern B.C. than a year ago, indicate figures released Jan. 7 by Statistics Canada. (The Canadian Press)
Tips given to Northern BC Crime Stoppers led to nine arrests in 2021. (Pixabay image)

Northern BC Crime Stoppers tips led to $15,000 in drug and cash seizures last year

The group received nearly 1,000 tips in 2021, only lagging 2020’s totals

Tips given to Northern BC Crime Stoppers led to nine arrests in 2021. (Pixabay image)
Smithers recorded 159 new COVID-19 cases during the week of Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, 2022. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases skyrocket in Smithers Local Health Area

Case numbers jump in most of Northwest; Omicron variant driving rise in infections province-wide

Smithers recorded 159 new COVID-19 cases during the week of Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, 2022. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Smithers New Year’s baby, Nathan Devries, was born Jan.1 at 12:08 p.m. at Bulkley Valley District Hospital weighing in at 8.6 pounds. Mom Arianne and big brother Lucas were delighted to welcome the newest member to the family.

Smithers welcomes New Year’s baby

Nathan Devries was born at 12:08 p.m. on New Year’s day in…

Smithers New Year’s baby, Nathan Devries, was born Jan.1 at 12:08 p.m. at Bulkley Valley District Hospital weighing in at 8.6 pounds. Mom Arianne and big brother Lucas were delighted to welcome the newest member to the family.

Top 10 news stories of 2021

As is tradition at the end of one year and the beginning…

Kevin Cunin, left, competes in the team roping event at the Bulkley Valley Rodeo Aug. 28 five years after a bareback bronc riding accident at the same rodeo left him paralyzed from the chest down. (Thom Barker photo)

Top 10 sports stories of 2021

Smithers Secondary named campus of elite sports school

Kevin Cunin, left, competes in the team roping event at the Bulkley Valley Rodeo Aug. 28 five years after a bareback bronc riding accident at the same rodeo left him paralyzed from the chest down. (Thom Barker photo)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon), right, cuts a cake during a 2017 celebration at Hagwilget Hall of the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision. (Taylor Bachrach photo)

Legendary Gitxsan Indigenous rights leader dies at age 85

Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon) was the named plaintiff in the landmark court case and a renowned artist

Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon), right, cuts a cake during a 2017 celebration at Hagwilget Hall of the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision. (Taylor Bachrach photo)
Melonie Eva is the primary complainant in the human rights case against the owner of Spruce Hills Resort and Spa. File photo.

South Cariboo resort owner’s discrimination appeal dismissed

Kin Wa Chan, owner of Spruce Hills Resort, will have to pay out $173,000 to seven former employees

Melonie Eva is the primary complainant in the human rights case against the owner of Spruce Hills Resort and Spa. File photo.
Phased in school openings have been announced by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, in background, and education minister Jennifer Whiteside. (File photo)

Limited opening for schools in Bulkley Valley this week

Province seeks to limit and assess Omicron virus impact with staggered school start

Phased in school openings have been announced by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, in background, and education minister Jennifer Whiteside. (File photo)
A cow that allegedly succumbed to starvation. (Submitted photo)

Welfare of two Hazelton area cattle herds under investigation

Neighbours have jumped in to help feed and water 2 cattle herds allegedly in distress

A cow that allegedly succumbed to starvation. (Submitted photo)