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Resident wants action on light pollution

A star gazer has some bright ideas to reduce light pollution in Smithers

Francophone School opens in Smithers

Smithers Francophone School will host Nov. 30 movie night to celebrate opening

Bulkley Valley District Hospital Auxiliary (BVDHA) purchases over $315K in equipment for hospital

An imaging scanner intensifier, neonatal incubator and colonoscope were some of the pricier items

Master planning for new hospital nears completion

Northern Health hopes to have the master planning process finished by the end of 2019

Bachrach sworn in as Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP

Bachrach won the race with 16,670 votes compared to Conservative candidate Claire Rattée’s 13,637

Bulkley Valley Critical Incident Response Team enters 25th year

The team offers support for the first responders and community members after a tragic event

  • Nov 27, 2019

Still no solution for Smithers/Telkwa recycling depot

It’s been over half a year since a May 9 fire destroyed the Smithers Recycling Centre on Tatlow Road

Judge reserves sentencing decision in Luke Strimbold sex assault case

The Crown is seeking four to six years federal time; the defence wants 18 months in provincial jail

Former Burns Lake mayor to be sentenced today for sex crimes against minors

Luke Strimbold pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault involving boys in May

Environment Canada issues alert for ‘cold and blustery weather’ this week

Temperatures in the -15 C to -25 C range expected through to the end of the week

Hudson Bay Mountain reschedules opening date to Dec. 4

HBMR said as of Nov. 25 they need approximately 10-15 centimetres more snow to safely run the lifts

Cycle 16 shifts into higher gear with agreement to acquire second right-of-way along route

The society has also asked the Regional District if they’d agree to own the trail

Man awaiting sentencing for attempted murder dies after being struck by vehicle in Fraser Lake

Ron Fowler is still scheduled for sentencing Nov. 29 according to B.C. prosecution service

Regional District says goodbye to Houston Rural director Rob Newell

Newell passed away on Wednesday night at the age of 74

Legal Services Society launches work-to-rule campaign

A spokesperson said legal services at Parents Legal Centre in Smithers should not be affected

CN Rail workers strike in Terrace as part of national movement

Employees say long, unpredictable hours are a public safety concern

Town removes homeless camp at King St and Hwy 16

Four people lost their tents and belongings when the Town brought in heavy equipment last week

Royals fall short to Lakers in five-set nailbiter

After winning the first two sets, the Royals dropped the last three 25-22, 25-20 and 15-13

New Telkwa water tower ready for service

The Trobak Reservoir is now full of water; leakage and water quality tests currently being completed