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Pool back open Sundays

The hours are still reduced, and a 10-day extension is being offered for members.

  • Nov 30, 2018

Coastal GasLink applies for injunction against Unist’ot’en

LNG company applied to enforce access to Morice River bridge and roads blocked by Unist’ot’en camp.

Witset low-income apartment funding

26 homes for elders and low-income singles

Welcoming chiefs to Wet'suwet'en territory
Molly Wickham explains flag
Smithers march for Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs
Wet'suwet'en chiefs Unist'ot'en negotiations 2

Web poll: CT scanner variance

Did Smithers council make the right decision on the hospital variance?

  • Nov 29, 2018

Public input wanted on salmon management

Engagement sessions part of strategy put forth by new Wild Salmon Advisory Council

CT scanner ‘paused’ after council denies variance

Northern Health warned CT scanner may not come if variance on off-site works denied.

Locals get taste of pipeline construction benefits

The meeting outlined contract opportunities for Coastal GasLink pipeline

Tyhee Market applies to sell alcohol

Rural Agency Stores sell spirits, wine, beer, cider and coolers.

  • Nov 27, 2018

Doctor drawn back to hometown

Smithers-raised Dr. Neithammer sees returning med students as key to recruitment.

  • Nov 27, 2018

LNG pipeline hiring as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs resist

Province lobbies chiefs on Coastal GasLink as company turned away from site by camp.

206 homes for Indigenous people in the North Coast and Skeena region

B.C. government plans to build more than 280 homes across nine communities in the north

  • Nov 26, 2018

Man rescued from Terrace area mountain after snowmobile injury

Helicopter used to transport snowmobiler from Trapper Mountain over the weekend

Smithers RCMP not currently using THC testing device

Officers are trained in roadside THC detection, but zero arrests since legalization.

  • Nov 26, 2018

Smithers pot hearing

Pot buffer zone leaves out half of downtown. A public hearing will be held soon on zoning.

Advocacy grows for midwifery services in Prince Rupert

Residents in the group say that having access to a midwife should be a mother’s choice

New Telkwa council holds first meeting

Outside of committee appointments it was a light schedule for the inaugural meeting.

  • Nov 24, 2018

Nisga’a committee awarded for response to violence against women

The Nisga’a Violence Against Women in Relationships Committee was singled out as this year’s winner.

Researchers on state of B.C. salmon in warm water blob

DFO and Ocean Networks Canada on above average temperatures in the northeast Pacific