Much coming up in Bulkley Valley

Looking for work? The Groundbreakers Collective is seeking a Harvest Box coordinator. Groundbreakers will be selling harvest boxes for the fall and winter and the coordinator will work with producers to ensure a quality product, work with the community to sell and distribute boxes to the public and social service agencies. Closing date is May 9, and  information can be found by e-mailing or visiting

Remember: get your tickets for the fundraising dinner at the Glenwood Hall May for 7. They’re available at Calderwood Realty on Main St. Enough good food to satisfy the toughest appetite along with dessert, a silent auction and entertainment by The Boys from the Bush. Hall opens at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.

The next Brown Bag Lunch Health Series, the last for this season, is on May 5, noon at the Healthy Living Centre. Bev Busby, Positive Living Northwest Educator will speak about how Hepatitis A, B and C are different.

Still looking for a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift? Remember the lunch gift certificates available at the Seniors Activity Centre. Purchase during Wednesday lunches: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Good for three lunches. It’s $25, sure to please that special person.

In Our Backyard is a series of free monthly presentations covering a diverse range of activities happening in the community. Monday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Library, take in “To Market, To Market: a look behind the scenes at the Bulkley Valley Farmers Market”. Find out how the market operates, its goals, plans, innovative mentorship program, and how you can become a vendor.

A group of retired teachers are forming a local association called the Bulkley Valley Retired Teachers Association, taking in the Hazeltons, Smithers, Quick, Telkwa and Houston. All of School District 54 plus Hazelton. Having the Hazeltons join this group makes it an easier travel to come to Smithers for events. Their first official social will be May 27 at the Golf Club and will give everyone a chance to get re-acquainted, to reconnect. They do not want to leave anyone out. More information is available from Elaine Thompson at 847-3285.

I attended the all candidates’ forum and a comment made by one candidate struck a chord; he said “We are fortunate to be living in a country where decisions are made by a ballot and not a bullet”. Another comment I heard on TV was that one candidate, in the last election, won by 22 votes. If you think your vote does not count think of winning by just 22 votes. We are fortunate to be free and I hope everyone was able to get out and vote.

Closing with: We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results. Herman Melville.

Lorraine Doiron writes the weekly View from the Porch column.