Local News

New Smithers council gets to work

Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach expressed excitement over diversity of ideas with the new council.

Conifex announces a temporary curtailment in operations at Fort St. James mill

Between 180 and 200 people will be affected by the curtailment for at least four weeks

Pipeline company urges rejection of many seeking intervener status in jurisdictional hearings

Those seeking to participate include District of Kitimat and Haisla Nation

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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

SD54 shows design plans for new Walnut Park school

Construction is expected to begin next spring secretary treasurer Dave Margerm said.

Student enrolment stabilizes in Coast Mountain School District

But graduating students still outnumber those starting school

Smithers supportive housing for the homeless done in December

Tenants are expected to start moving in next January according to B.C. Housing.

Late night Telkwa car crash causes power outage for over 1,800 people

Smithers RCMP says speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

Telkwa Coal at EA threshold

Public input, new road and rail costs means more production planned for steel-making coal mine.

Fire destroys Grassy Plains Store

The Grassy Plains Store had been operating for at least 50 years.

Former B.C. woman gets 90 days in jail for latest animal cruelty

Catherine Adams, mother Karin, under 20-year ban on owning animals, stemming from 2014 case in B.C.

Bulkley Valley food producers asked to develop climate change strategy

Registration due Nov. 7 for workshop that will show producers regional climate change projections.

Winter season prompts BC Bus North schedule changes

Schedule changes designed to complete trips along Highway 16 during daylight hours

Housing for women and children fleeing violence

B.C. government funds transition housing for women and children fleeing violence in Smithers.

Southside resident regrets evacuating

Senior resident returns to a damaged, burglarized property