Local News

Police watchdog recommends charges in 2017 in-custody death of Witset man

Dale Culver was pepper-sprayed by RCMP in Prince George and died later in hospital

Northern Health bus service resumes standard passenger eligibility

Patients with non-essential medical appointments can ride starting June 1

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Smithers rainbow flag raising
Smithers Black an Indigenous Lives Matter Rally
Alaska 'queue jumpers' not welcome to stop in B.C.
Taking on student-volunteer program a mistake, Kielburgers say

Town grants Chamber $20K

Chamber estimates up to $65K in lost revenue, turns to council for help

COVID-19 highlights lack of connectivity in First Nations communities

Many don’t have access required to utilize online platforms, says First Nations Technology Council

Northern Women’s Recovery House Society calls for public engagement

Society aims to plans to bring the first women’s recovery house to northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink pipeline work ramps up

With spring thaw ending, workers start to arrive for summer season

Feds approve new First Nations Policing officer for Smithers

Hiring has been delayed by a pandemic moratorium

Reopening of RCMP public services delayed by PPE supply

Crime stats relatively stable for first quarter of 2020 compared to last year

Restaurants grapple with reopening under new regulations

Some food establishments allowing for dine-in with social distancing in mind

Patios, landscaping plans create uncertainty for downtown businesses

Town, Chamber and merchants grapple with phase 2 of “B.C. Restart Plan”

Library accepts returns and offers take out service soon

Book worms can borrow items using the library’s online catalogue

Coast Mountain College to move primarily to online learning in the fall

Campuses to focus on distance learning wherever possible

Dr. Bonnie Henry given a Gitxsan name: ‘one who is calm among us’

The provincial health officer was honoured in a May 22 ceremony at elementary school in Hazelton

Still a lot of work to do to fully connect regional district

Draft strategy shows dependence on on single fibre optic cable route, poor cellular service on roads

Smithers woman awarded $55K in RCMP excessive force suit

Irene Joseph alleged false arrest and assault and battery related to a 2014 incident in Smithers

Cannabis shop soon to open in Witset

Indigenous Bloom shop to be followed by cannabis cultivation facility in closed down sawmill

Police chase suspect denied bail

Accused voiced concerns about COVID-19 in correctional facilities