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Telkwa sign. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Telkwa sets precedent on sea cans

Resident is given OK to place a sea can on residential property, despite bylaw against it

Telkwa sign. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Smithers Town Hall (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Council Briefs: Regular Meeting, November 24, 2020

Smithers Town Council approves $30,000 in technology upgrades to council chambers from COVID fund

Smithers Town Hall (Trevor Hewitt photo)
An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. This is where several employees are isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. This is where several employees are isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
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A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-POOL, Jeff J Mitchell

Officials mum on vaccine roll-out locations for the northwest

First two locations to be in the lower mainland

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-POOL, Jeff J Mitchell
Haley Callison. (Facebook photo)

Former Smithereen frustrated with COVID-deniers following horrific bout with the disease

Haleigh Callison hopes people will follow precautions and tone down the rhetoric

Haley Callison. (Facebook photo)
Pellet plants deal with a lot of combustible materials. (File photo)

“Fire-related event” at Houston pellet plant injures three, shuts down operations

Rumours of an associated explosion cannot be confirmed at this time

Pellet plants deal with a lot of combustible materials. (File photo)
Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Festival of Trees at Glacier Toyota from their 2018 event. This year the event is being held online and runs from Dec 1 through Dec 12 (File photo)

Smithers Festival of Trees approaches

As a virtual event this year, the festival runs from Dec. 1 through Dec. 12

The Festival of Trees at Glacier Toyota from their 2018 event. This year the event is being held online and runs from Dec 1 through Dec 12 (File photo)
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Power is out for 762 BC Hydro customers from Lake Kathlyn to near Witset. (Google Maps image)

UPDATE: Power restored to Lake Kathlyn area

BC Hydro says 762 customers affected, cause was a traffic accident

Power is out for 762 BC Hydro customers from Lake Kathlyn to near Witset. (Google Maps image)
Duane Etzerza from Telegraph Creek is $1 million richer after purchasing a Lotto 6/49 ticket at Shoppers Drug Mart in Smithers for the Nov. 25 draw. (BCLC photo)

UPDATE: Telegraph Creek resident wins $1 million on ticket purchased in Smithers

Duane Etzerza says he will use his winnings to start a business and a new car collection

Duane Etzerza from Telegraph Creek is $1 million richer after purchasing a Lotto 6/49 ticket at Shoppers Drug Mart in Smithers for the Nov. 25 draw. (BCLC photo)
Smithers Crazy Indians chapter founder Michael Balczer (right) and prospect Money Michell say their organization is in Smithers to help and protect vulnerable people. (Thom Barker photo)

‘We’re for the good,’: Crazy Indians chapter forms in Smithers

Michael Balczer wants to dispel rumours there is a new motorcycle gang in Smithers

Smithers Crazy Indians chapter founder Michael Balczer (right) and prospect Money Michell say their organization is in Smithers to help and protect vulnerable people. (Thom Barker photo)
RDBN board meeting. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Thiessen and Parker re-elected chair and vice-chair of RDBN board

The board voted unanimously on Nov. 19 at the regional district meeting in Burns Lake

RDBN board meeting. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Questions around rail safety, firefighter safety, cleanup near the rail yards and tracks, whistle cessation, etc were raised during the RDBN meeting with CN. (File photo)

Regional district frustrated with CN response to grievances

‘A lot of our concerns are still not being heard,’: Houston mayor Shane Brienen

Questions around rail safety, firefighter safety, cleanup near the rail yards and tracks, whistle cessation, etc were raised during the RDBN meeting with CN. (File photo)
Luke Smith, centre, presents cheque to the Bulkley Valley Cancer Care Team. (photo Deb Meissner)

How Luke Smith became the 2020 Citizen/Volunteer of the Year

Smith raised more than $14,500 for Community Cancer Care Team and donated his hair to Wigs for Kids

Luke Smith, centre, presents cheque to the Bulkley Valley Cancer Care Team. (photo Deb Meissner)
Local shoppers who wear plaid and spend more than $10 in a Love Smithers business will have a chance to win a $200 locally-sourced gift basket. (Jim Elliot photo)

Plaid Friday offers local shoppers a chance to win

A locally-sourced gift basket is up for grabs in the annual event promoting Smithers businesses

Local shoppers who wear plaid and spend more than $10 in a Love Smithers business will have a chance to win a $200 locally-sourced gift basket. (Jim Elliot photo)
The Terrace River Kings lost 9-3 to the Quesnel Kangaroos on Mar. 2, 2019 in the final CIHL playoffs. (Lindsay Chung Photo)
The Terrace River Kings lost 9-3 to the Quesnel Kangaroos on Mar. 2, 2019 in the final CIHL playoffs. (Lindsay Chung Photo)
Kitimat RCMP were requesting assistance locating 24-year-old Teah Wilken, who was last seen getting on a bus at City Centre Mall in Kitimat around 6:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 23). Kitimat RCMP Facebook photo.

UPDATE: missing woman found safe at residence

Wilken last seen getting on bus at City Centre Mall in Kitimat around 6:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 23)

Kitimat RCMP were requesting assistance locating 24-year-old Teah Wilken, who was last seen getting on a bus at City Centre Mall in Kitimat around 6:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 23). Kitimat RCMP Facebook photo.
An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. This is where several employees are isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared last Thursday (Nov. 19). (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)

41 positive COVID-19 cases associated with the LNG Canada site outbreak

Thirty-four of the 41 cases remain active, according to Northern Health

An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. This is where several employees are isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared last Thursday (Nov. 19). (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign. File photo.

Kettle campaign delayed, kicks off Nov. 27

Salvation Army’s annual fundraiser to look different this year, thanks to COVID, tap option available

Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign. File photo.