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RCMP had Coalmine Road in Telkwa closed for several hours on Jan 1. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Police incident in Telkwa closed down road overnight on Dec. 31/Jan. 1

Coalmine Road reopened after being closed during the early morning hours of New Year Day

RCMP had Coalmine Road in Telkwa closed for several hours on Jan 1. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Richard Nelson, who belonged to the Nisga’a Eagle Clan, will be remembered as a loving brother by his family and as a father figure by the Terrace homeless community. (Submitted photo/Diana Guno)

His last words were ‘I love you’: Sister mourns brother found dead in Terrace tent

Richard Nelson, a Tsimshian and Nisga’a man living on the street, was found dead in -20 weather

Richard Nelson, who belonged to the Nisga’a Eagle Clan, will be remembered as a loving brother by his family and as a father figure by the Terrace homeless community. (Submitted photo/Diana Guno)
Dr. Danielle Pichie of New Hazelton, BC accepts an award. (Contributed photo)

2022 Year in Review: May

2022 Year in Review: May

Dr. Danielle Pichie of New Hazelton, BC accepts an award. (Contributed photo)
Houston rider Tori Long on Bling maneuvers tightly around a barrel at one of the events held at the Kispiox Rodeo two weekends ago. (Photo courtesy Marisca Bakker)

2022 Year in Review: June

2022 Year in Review: June

Houston rider Tori Long on Bling maneuvers tightly around a barrel at one of the events held at the Kispiox Rodeo two weekends ago. (Photo courtesy Marisca Bakker)
Nathan Devries was born Jan. 1 at 12:08 p.m. at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital, the first baby of 2022. (Submitted photo)

2022 Year in review: January

NEW YEAR’S BABY BORN JAN. 1 2022 kicked off with a bright…

  • Dec 29, 2022
Nathan Devries was born Jan. 1 at 12:08 p.m. at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital, the first baby of 2022. (Submitted photo)
Smithers town Office (Deb Meissner photo)

Council divided on supporting grants for skate park and Cycle 16

Letters of support were approved, but not unanimously

Smithers town Office (Deb Meissner photo)
Adam Kingsmill of Smithers, displays the silver medal he and teammates won at the World Para Ice Hockey Championships, and was selected last week to Canada’s National Para Hockey Team to compete for gold in Beijing, China in March 2022. (Deb Meissner photo)

2022 Year in Review: March

Telkwa mayor charged for drugs; airport gets $505K; Alex Cuba nominated for Juno

Adam Kingsmill of Smithers, displays the silver medal he and teammates won at the World Para Ice Hockey Championships, and was selected last week to Canada’s National Para Hockey Team to compete for gold in Beijing, China in March 2022. (Deb Meissner photo)
A Feb. 17 attack on a Coastal GasLink worksite near Houston left equipment damaged, living quarters trashed and one RCMP officer injured. (Coastal GasLink photo)

2022 Year in review: February

BREAK AND ENTERS ON THE RISE Two businesses were broken into during…

  • Dec 29, 2022
A Feb. 17 attack on a Coastal GasLink worksite near Houston left equipment damaged, living quarters trashed and one RCMP officer injured. (Coastal GasLink photo)
Smithers singer-songwriter Mark Perry celebrates his upcoming album release concert in front of the beloved backdrop of Hudson Bay Mountain. (Thom Barker photo)

2022 Year in Review: April

2022 Year in Review: April

Smithers singer-songwriter Mark Perry celebrates his upcoming album release concert in front of the beloved backdrop of Hudson Bay Mountain. (Thom Barker photo)
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UPDATE: Dec. 29 edition of Northern Sentinel destroyed in truck rollover

No injuries in single-vehicle crash Saturday, papers were stored next to racks of water cooler jugs

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A helpful crew from A&J Roofing patched up the Terrace Little Theatre on Friday amid high winds. (Submitted photo)

Roofers rescue Terrace Little Theatre as roof blows off in morning blizzard

“It’s humbling and very much in the Christmas spirit,” say theatre staff

A helpful crew from A&J Roofing patched up the Terrace Little Theatre on Friday amid high winds. (Submitted photo)
A Russian bomb lands near Samsung’s headquarters in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Phil Bialobzyski)

Putin’s unwelcome wake up call

Ukraine is now facing an even colder, darker, winter

  • Dec 23, 2022
A Russian bomb lands near Samsung’s headquarters in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Phil Bialobzyski)
Filling vacancies is becoming increasingly difficult for the RCMP amid staff shortages across northwest B.C. (File photo)

Northwest B.C. RCMP struggle to cope with vacancies

Detachment reports from around the northwest underline staffing shortage

Filling vacancies is becoming increasingly difficult for the RCMP amid staff shortages across northwest B.C. (File photo)
Fire at Fort Telkwa. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Former work shop burns, collapses at Fort Telkwa

Telkwa and Smithers fire crews respond under frigid conditions

Fire at Fort Telkwa. (Marisca Bakker photo)
The BVGA and the Dze L K’Ant Affordable Housing Society are working together at the old LB Warner Site. The gym wants to expand and the housing society will be building an affordable housing complex. There may be opportunities to share some construction site costs. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Gymnastics building to expand

The Bulkley Valley Gymnastics Association has plans for a 5,000 sq expansion

The BVGA and the Dze L K’Ant Affordable Housing Society are working together at the old LB Warner Site. The gym wants to expand and the housing society will be building an affordable housing complex. There may be opportunities to share some construction site costs. (Marisca Bakker photo)
December StoryWalk in Smithers, The Night Before Christmas by Barbara Reid. (Facebook photo)

StoryWalk Smithers is The Night Before Christmas for December

Barbara Reid reimagines everyone’s favourite Christmas poem in her own extraordinary style

December StoryWalk in Smithers, The Night Before Christmas by Barbara Reid. (Facebook photo)
Around 300 attend Smithers Climate Rally, voice support for addressing climate change at rally in 2019. (File photo)

Smithers Climate Action group sets implementing plans as priority for town

The Town is showing it takes the climate emergency seriously, the group believes

Around 300 attend Smithers Climate Rally, voice support for addressing climate change at rally in 2019. (File photo)
The kids from Muheim School decided to sell their crafts at their craft fair and donate to the proceeds to BV Cancer Care Team. (Contributed photo)

Muheim Elementary School students donate $2K to cancer care team

Care team representatives impressed and extremely grateful for “beautiful gift to the team”

The kids from Muheim School decided to sell their crafts at their craft fair and donate to the proceeds to BV Cancer Care Team. (Contributed photo)
The Bulkley Valley Emergency Support Services Mobile Response Unit. (Thom Barker photo)

Emergency Support Services seeks $60K in equipment funding

Smithers and Telkwa both support grant application of Bulkley Valley ESS

The Bulkley Valley Emergency Support Services Mobile Response Unit. (Thom Barker photo)
Smithers council talked about mobile food vendors at their Dec. 13 meeting. (Marisca Bakker)

Smithers to create a mobile food vendor policy

Council directed town staff to come up with a policy to streamline food vendor applications

Smithers council talked about mobile food vendors at their Dec. 13 meeting. (Marisca Bakker)
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