Opinion

Carroll Airey turned he Twain Sullivan Grade 5 class’s curiosity about the hardship faced by people in Nicaragua following a hurricane into a charity that continues to help Nicaraguan children to this day. (Tom Roper photo)

A caring woman from palling makes a difference for kids in Nicaragua

Tom chronicles the charity of former Twain Sullivan teacher Carroll Airey

  • Nov 25, 2021
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We can have both a white and a green Christmas

Marisca offers some tips on how to create a healthier holiday for the planet

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Story of Gitanmaax child deeply disturbing

The story “Judge rules against province’s appeal to remove Gitanmaax minor from…

The Gardener’s Corner

Christmas cactus sets buds to get into spirit of season

Erik muses about his cactus’s intentions and finds a surprise harvest of kale

  • Nov 25, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

How I and my rented steed spent our summer vacation

Tom recounts his pack horse trip to Toad River and a rude awakening

  • Nov 18, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
The Gardener’s Corner

Family togetherness: How to make an Advent wreath

Eric reminisces about making wreaths with his mom and shares how they did it

  • Nov 18, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Will COP26 end up being a lot of blowing smoke and solving nothing

Deb suggests world leaders need to start walking the walk not just talking the talk on climate change

Daresay - Deb Meissner
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker

Giving up is so much easier now that literally means figuratively

Thom literally draws a line in the sand, but not on the figurative use of literally

For Your Consideration - Thom Barker
Interior News Editorial

Bravo for Repen

Former Telkwa mayor continues to fight for regional equity for northern ICBC rate payers

Interior News Editorial
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker

The more things change the more they stay the same

Thom considers the Oxford Dictionary’s choice of the word ‘vax’ as word of the year

  • Nov 10, 2021
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Why can’t we still play the “why” game as adults?

Deb takes the lead from her grandkids and asks why, why, why, why, why

Daresay - Deb Meissner
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Why not give skijoring a try?

Tom reminisces about the time dog sled and skijoring races came to Telkwa

  • Nov 10, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
The Gardener’s Corner

What to do about deer “ring barking” your trees

Eric introduces his Mailbag; write to him with questions related to gardening

  • Nov 10, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
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Smithers needs connection, communication and healing

Letter writer seeks to bridge the growing gulf in the community

  • Nov 10, 2021
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Smithers Interior News Editorial

A solemn time of remembrance

Remembrance Day, on Nov. 11, is the day set aside to remember…

  • Nov 10, 2021
Smithers Interior News Editorial
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker

Welcome to the cast and crew of The Mother

Having a major Hollywood production is a big deal for a town like Smithers

  • Nov 4, 2021
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker
The Gardener’s Corner

Germinating plants from seeds could be for you

Erik describes the process and the satisfaction of growing flowers in the winter

  • Nov 4, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
Cenotaph with field of wreaths at Smithers Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 11. (Deb Meissner photo)

Our veterans: They deserve our respect every day

Deb remembers her father-in-law and reflects on the meaning of Remembrance Day

Cenotaph with field of wreaths at Smithers Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 11. (Deb Meissner photo)
Barb Walker. (Submitted photo)

An extraordinary woman: Barb Walker’s fascinating journey

Hard work, tragedy and multiple careers from Alberta to Mission to the Bulkley Valley

  • Nov 4, 2021
Barb Walker. (Submitted photo)