Opinion

Spice of Life column

Nasty act ill-informed or racist

Brenda wakes up annoyed to the news of a Confederate flag strung across Main Street in Smithers

  • Oct 15, 2020
Sonja Lester returns to The Interior News this week as a community columnist. (Thom Barker photo)

Local and Texas pals united by licence plates

The new friends that Howard and Lorraine Duff met, Clinton and Connie…

  • Oct 15, 2020
Tichelle Reay was one of three $1,000 Lions Club university student bursary recipients. (Contributed photo)

2020: Why volunteerism is more important than ever

Trichelle Reay’s bursary-winning essay on volunteering pre-pandemic, during COVID and beyond

  • Oct 15, 2020
For Your Consideration

Lack of political will to repatriate Canadians is disgusting

Thom argues Canada has a constitutional obligation under to bring Canadians home from Syria

For Your Consideration
The Sticky Files.

Feeling alone after a miscarriage

Oct. 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

  • Oct 15, 2020
The Sticky Files.
Smithers Interior News Editorial

Look for the bright side

Despite 2020, we have much to be thankful for; let’s pay it forward

  • Oct 15, 2020
Smithers Interior News Editorial
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Orange Shirt Day
NDP demands COVID-19 bailout for airlines
Company providing air tankers in Western Canada busy despite drop in fires
Provinces need to fight racism in health care: PM
Stikine provincial election candidates (clockwise from top left): Nathan Cullen, NDP; Darcy Repen, Rural BC Party; Rod Taylor, Christian Heritage; and Gordon Sebastian, BC Liberals.

Poll on voting style

Do you decide how to vote based on the party and it’s platform, or based on the local candidates?

  • Oct 15, 2020
Stikine provincial election candidates (clockwise from top left): Nathan Cullen, NDP; Darcy Repen, Rural BC Party; Rod Taylor, Christian Heritage; and Gordon Sebastian, BC Liberals.

GUEST VIEW: Confederate flag sends wrong message for Smithers

Smithers acting mayor and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP denounce flag raised over Main Street

  • Oct 7, 2020

OPINION: Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during 2nd wave of COVID-19

Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products this year

  • Oct 8, 2020

Keeping the wildlife wild

Marisca wants to teach her children to respect the environment

GUEST VIEW: Do not let Highway of Tears moniker become white noise

Lisa deWitt urges the community to keep missing women and girls top-of-mind

  • Oct 8, 2020

Hallowe’en Poll

Are you planning to hand out candy this Halloween?

  • Oct 8, 2020

Remote failure incites musing on how far humans can go

Thom marvels at the tech progress even in his own lifetime

Omission in tribute to Lorraine Doiron

Letter writer reminds Smithers Doiron was a dedicated marriage commissioner for years

  • Oct 8, 2020

Garbage in, garbage out

An appalling lack of respect forced the hospital auxiliary to suspend donations to its thrift store

  • Oct 8, 2020

Hard-copy it: putting the happy, the sad, the fleeting in print

New columnist Sonja Lester finds things just go by too fast on social media

  • Oct 8, 2020

Thankful to be a Canadian this week

A few words of thankfulness could do us all a little good, Brenda writes

  • Oct 8, 2020

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020

Province should learn from Witset

The First Nation authorities did the right thing in divulging local COVID-19 infection numbers

  • Oct 1, 2020