Our Town

From left, Ladies Northern Open winners Hellen Slaney, Loraine Halfe, Dallas Edwards and Lillian Kelly celebrate their Ladies Northern Open victory on the 18th hole at the Smithers Golf and Country Club July 18. (Thom Barker photo)

Houston team eclipses field at Smithers Ladies Northern Open

The women from Houston shot 134 (10 under par) over two rounds July 17 and 18

Kitsault from the top of the residences. (Submitted photo)

Skeena Voices | Time travelling in some of northern B.C.’s exclusive ghost towns

Rob Bryce’s exclusive tours include abandoned mining towns like Kitsault, Anyox and Alice Arm

Bovill Square in Smithers. July 1 (Grant Harris Photo)

Smithers joins together to show support, July 1

Smithers joins together for Day of Reflection on July 1, in Bovill Square

Marie-Eve Arsenault holds a fresh batch of oyster mushrooms on the Smithereens Mushroom farm on Ebenezer Flats. (Thom Barker photo)

A personal medicinal search births a new food business

Smithereens Mushroom hopes to be in full production of a variety of products by the fall

Marie-Eve Arsenault holds a fresh batch of oyster mushrooms on the Smithereens Mushroom farm on Ebenezer Flats. (Thom Barker photo)
Theresa Joyce Michell is still looking for Son PJ Sebastian, Missing since December 26, 2011. (Deb Meissner photo)

The missing men and boys of the Highway of Tears

Raising awareness for the men and boys missing on the Highway of Tears

Theresa Joyce Michell is still looking for Son PJ Sebastian, Missing since December 26, 2011. (Deb Meissner photo)
Poster memorial (Submitted photo)

A community in grief

Submitted by the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre The Dze L K’ant…

Poster memorial (Submitted photo)
The bench on the #1 tee box memorializes Victor Zavaduk. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers golf course memorial bench program nears capacity

There are currently 18 benches on the course memorializing community members who have passed away

The bench on the #1 tee box memorializes Victor Zavaduk. (Thom Barker photo)
The strawberry patch, Giggleberry Farm (submitted photo)

From a little garden and giggling berry to a thriving farm

Alison and Martin Hughes go big and stay home

The strawberry patch, Giggleberry Farm (submitted photo)
Tom Roper on his new property on Ptarmigan Road next to a creek he plans to claim as “Roper Creek.” (Thom Barker photo)

Adventures of an (almost) shoe salesman

Thomas (Tom) Roper is the kind of guy who doesn’t wait for…

Tom Roper on his new property on Ptarmigan Road next to a creek he plans to claim as “Roper Creek.” (Thom Barker photo)
From left: BVCU director Harry Oevering, building contractor John Vandergaag, BVCU president Theo Bandstra, BVCU co-founder Ray Oulton and credit union manager Walter Boissevain break ground for the new headquarters of the Bulkley Valley Credit Union on First Avenue at Queen Street on April 29, 1983. (BV Museum archives)

Bulkley Valley Credit Union celebrates 80 years of “people helping people”

The credit union has grown from 14 members in 1941 to 14,000 and has surpassed $500M in assets

From left: BVCU director Harry Oevering, building contractor John Vandergaag, BVCU president Theo Bandstra, BVCU co-founder Ray Oulton and credit union manager Walter Boissevain break ground for the new headquarters of the Bulkley Valley Credit Union on First Avenue at Queen Street on April 29, 1983. (BV Museum archives)
Jill, husband Lance and their furry pals on a hike in South Africa (Submitted photo)

Finding home: A South African couple puts down roots in the valley

It’s been an adventure tempered by COVID for Jill and Lance Barrowman, but they are loving it

Jill, husband Lance and their furry pals on a hike in South Africa (Submitted photo)
On any given day, Brenda Mallory can be found holding court in her front yard on her acreage near Tyhee Lake. (Thom Barker photo)

Spice of Brenda: Our long-time columnist gets frank (when wasn’t she?)

Brenda Mallory has packed a lot of creativity into her life

On any given day, Brenda Mallory can be found holding court in her front yard on her acreage near Tyhee Lake. (Thom Barker photo)
The reactor room at Chernobyl three days before the explosion and subsequent meltdown.

‘Just Clare’: How a local doctor ended up helping the children of Chernobyl

Clare Moisey spent many years travelling back and forth to Ukraine following the nuclear disaster

The reactor room at Chernobyl three days before the explosion and subsequent meltdown.
Carol and Dan Young in 1971 when the founded Bulkley Valley Glass. (Contributed photo)

Dan Young looks back on 50 years of All-West Glass

Dan and Carol Young founded the company as Bulkley Valley Glass on April 15, 1971

Carol and Dan Young in 1971 when the founded Bulkley Valley Glass. (Contributed photo)
Atrill Pioneer plaque, three kilometres west of Witset on Hwy 16. (Deb Meissner photo)

Atrill children reminisce about family pioneer history

During the “Hungry 30s” the Atrill farm outside Witset was a haven for travellers

Atrill Pioneer plaque, three kilometres west of Witset on Hwy 16. (Deb Meissner photo)
Elena publicity shot for single “Build a Ship.” (photo Lillian Maslen, New York, NY)
Elena publicity shot for single “Build a Ship.” (photo Lillian Maslen, New York, NY)
Harry and Audrey Kruisselbrink (Deb Meissner photo)

A tale of two journeys: Couple united by fate in the Bulkley Valley

Harry and Audrey Kruisselbrink came from different parts of Holland and landed on opposite coasts

Harry and Audrey Kruisselbrink (Deb Meissner photo)
Mark Thibeault in his backyard in Telkwa with his painting “Confluence,” which is featured in the coffee table book Art Folio Annual 2021. (Thom Barker photo)
Mark Thibeault in his backyard in Telkwa with his painting “Confluence,” which is featured in the coffee table book Art Folio Annual 2021. (Thom Barker photo)
Barbara and Bruce Campbell at Tyhee Lake circa 1998. (Contributed photo)

Love at 30-below

Barbara Campbell recounts the story of her honeymoon on a trapline

  • Mar 11, 2021
Barbara and Bruce Campbell at Tyhee Lake circa 1998. (Contributed photo)
Chelsie McCutcheon (Vincent L. Chan Invisionation Photography)

Chelsie McCutcheon a mentor, leader and role-model

Chelsie McCutcheon is a powerful woman, and an extremely busy one. She…

Chelsie McCutcheon (Vincent L. Chan Invisionation Photography)