Local News

Hungry Hill “phantom” grizzly bear will stay in Smithers

Town council voted to increase funding for a new airport diorama rather than ditch the famous bear

Public hearing to be held on rezoning of LB Warner site

Rezoning Main Street site to medium density residential expected to have high remediation costs

Benefit concert to build dormitory in Africa

Smithers family has special ties to Kenyan special needs and girls schools

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Smithers Secondary climate rally

Former Burns Lake mayor to plead guilty in sex assault case

Luke Strimbold scheduled for guilty pleas May 6

Recycling collectors will put Smithers “wish-cyclers” on notice

Enforcement measures adopted after recycling audit finds a contamination rate of 17 per cent

50 million year-old bird comes home to roost

Simon Fraser prof tracks down Smithers area fossil in Germany, brings it back to B.C. to study

Likhts’amisyu clan vows to build new blockade

Conflict continues between pipeline company and Wet’suwet’en

Public engagement on active transportation begins April 15

Residents will be invited to respond to a survey, submit photos and attend an Ideas Fair

Council gives consideration to B.C. Step Code

Building inspector Morgan Widen recommends creating a Step Code facilitator position for the north

Fisheries seeks public’s help in illegal crab dump

Large amount of Dungeness crab discarded off highway near China Creek

Annita McPhee joins race for NDP nomination

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP hopeful is a three-term president of the Tahltan Central Government

NDIT announces new housing programs for Northern B.C.

The programs will help local governments create new, market-based housing units

PNG kicks in $5K for new culture centre

Fundraising for library/art gallery reaches nearly $700,000

Telkwa hikes water/sewer five per cent

Council voted unanimously to raise water/sewer fees to get ahead on asset management

Greg Brown makes it three

The Smithers councillor joins Mayor Bachrach and Amanda Ramsay in the race to replace Cullen

Chamber reflects on $280,000 of work promoting business in Smithers

Smithers District Chamber of Commerce posts $21K operating deficit for 2018.

Giesbrecht murder trial concludes

Judge will set a date for his verdict on April 8

Province kicks in $1.75M for Telegraph Creek housing

Money will be split between projects in Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake

Water and sewer rates will increase by 10 per cent

Council voted unanimously to increase the rates at their March 26 meeting

Winter tire regulations extended to April 30

Highway 16 included in areas where winter tires will be required one month longer