Our Town

Bernadette Ferguson, third from left, with five of her six children on the Kispiox River. From left: Sheila Ferguson, Timothy Ferguson, Colleen Kern, Kathleen Jones and Sean Ferguson. Missing Jim Ferguson. (Contributed photo)

From Ireland to northwest B.C. via London, Alberta, Newfoundland and Saskatchewan

Hazelton’s Bernadette Ferguson reminisces about her long, wonderful life

Betty Chapman turns 100 March 10, 2021 (Deb Meissner photo)

100 years young: A ranch mother recalls the early days of Smithers

Betty Chapman came to the Bulkley Valley as an infant and has been here most of her life

Win Hobson retired in Telkwa after travelling the world doing engineering projects (Watershed Resources Ltd. photo)

Telkwa’s Win Hobson’s amazing career started with the Avro Arrow

Engineering took Hobson around the world to eventually settling in the Bulkley Valley

Ismail Alismail has embraced the Bulkley Valley since arriving here in September 2016 from a refugee camp in Lebanon. (Contributed photo)

Smithereen and former Syrian refugee hopes to be reunited with sister

Ismail Alismail has not seen sister Aisha, now a refugee in Turkey, for seven years

Ismail Alismail has embraced the Bulkley Valley since arriving here in September 2016 from a refugee camp in Lebanon. (Contributed photo)
Jane Hoek, right, and Debbie Courtliff from the Canadian Cancer Society during the first Daffodil Dash (File)
Jane Hoek and Debbie Courtliff from the Canadian Cancer Society during the first Daffodil Dash (file photo)

After 50 years in the Bulkley Valley, Jane Hoek is saying farewell

After 50 years in the Bulkley Valley, Jane Hoek is saying farewell

Jane Hoek, right, and Debbie Courtliff from the Canadian Cancer Society during the first Daffodil Dash (File)
Jane Hoek and Debbie Courtliff from the Canadian Cancer Society during the first Daffodil Dash (file photo)
Traffic controllers Hayley Stevens (left) and Hector Blackwater (right) have been recognized by drivers for their friendly waves, smiles and dance moves while working south of Terrace. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Skeena Voices| Positivity is just part of being a flagger

Hector Blackwater and Hayley Stevens have been drawing attention on social media

Traffic controllers Hayley Stevens (left) and Hector Blackwater (right) have been recognized by drivers for their friendly waves, smiles and dance moves while working south of Terrace. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
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BraveFace mask fundraiser raises $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon
Tips for Wrapping Christmas Presents
Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Luke Smith, centre, presents cheque to the Bulkley Valley Cancer Care Team. (photo Deb Meissner)

How Luke Smith became the 2020 Citizen/Volunteer of the Year

Smith raised more than $14,500 for Community Cancer Care Team and donated his hair to Wigs for Kids

Luke Smith, centre, presents cheque to the Bulkley Valley Cancer Care Team. (photo Deb Meissner)
In his later years, Andy Howard loved to ride the Harley he bought himself for a retirement present. (Facebook photo)

Smithers mourns the loss of two community stalwarts

Andy Howard died Oct. 9 followed by Dale Chartrand Oct. 13

In his later years, Andy Howard loved to ride the Harley he bought himself for a retirement present. (Facebook photo)
Laurie Cooper (Contributed photo)

Smithers resident honoured with human rights award

Laurie Cooper was inspired by publication of a picture of a dead Kurdish boy on a beach in Turkey

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Laurie Cooper (Contributed photo)
Shawn Bradford Photo by Deb Meissner

Telkwa Volunteer Fireman Shawn Bradford

Shawn Bradford’s dedicated service to his community

Shawn Bradford Photo by Deb Meissner
Some of Collins preparations from her Riverside Kitchen Co.

Brandi Collins: A world-renowned, hidden gem in the Bulkley Valley

Local chef and business owner keeps her focus in a very busy life

Some of Collins preparations from her Riverside Kitchen Co.
Loraine Hartley, author, former Smithers resident. (Contributed photo)

Former Smithers resident authors first book

Loraine Hartley will be in Smithers Oct 10-20 signing copies of My Delightfully Dysfunctional Family

Loraine Hartley, author, former Smithers resident. (Contributed photo)
Lorraine Doiron sits on a bench outside the Smithers Public Library, her main passion since she arrived in Smithers in 2003. After 17 years in the valley, Doiron is moving to Prince George to be closer to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (Thom Barker photo)

A fond farewell to a our long time community columnist and Smithers booster extraordinaire

Lorraine Doiron is moving to Prince George after 17 years in the valley to be closer to family

Lorraine Doiron sits on a bench outside the Smithers Public Library, her main passion since she arrived in Smithers in 2003. After 17 years in the valley, Doiron is moving to Prince George to be closer to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (Thom Barker photo)
One of the first changes new owners, Steve and Angie Westgate, made to Canadian Tire in Smithers is expand the hours. (Marisca Bakker photo)

New Canadian Tire owners expand opening hours

Steve and Angie Westgate are loving the mountain town

One of the first changes new owners, Steve and Angie Westgate, made to Canadian Tire in Smithers is expand the hours. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Jennifer and DJ Mio, the new owners of Calderwood Realty. (Contributed photo)

Young owners breathe new life into an almost century old brokerage

DJ and Jennifer Mio have taken over Calderwood Realty

Jennifer and DJ Mio, the new owners of Calderwood Realty. (Contributed photo)
Sam Raven, president of the Terrace Kitimat District Labour Council (TDLC), says labour activism is her way of strengthening the community around her. (Photo courtesy Sam Raven)

The reluctant activist: Smithers woman follows in dad’s union footsteps

Sam Raven could never understand why her father spent so much time helping others; now she does

Sam Raven, president of the Terrace Kitimat District Labour Council (TDLC), says labour activism is her way of strengthening the community around her. (Photo courtesy Sam Raven)
Cache, left, and Carter Harris discuss what they’re going to do with a travel trailer they just found out they are getting from the Make-a-Wish Foundation. (Thom Barker photo)

Raising Carter: A family’s journey of healing

Smithers eight-year-old brims with joy and optimism despite severe medical issues

Cache, left, and Carter Harris discuss what they’re going to do with a travel trailer they just found out they are getting from the Make-a-Wish Foundation. (Thom Barker photo)
The deck of the “Obsession” which Ron Smith plans to sail through the Northwest Passage in 2021 or 2022. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers contractor refurbishes sailboat for Northwest Passage adventure

Ron Smith, who has been working on the “Obsession” for 12 years, will put her in the water this week

The deck of the “Obsession” which Ron Smith plans to sail through the Northwest Passage in 2021 or 2022. (Thom Barker photo)
Members of the Patrick family, whose loved one Jessica Patrick (Balczer) was found dead near Smithers in 2018 participate in a trauma-informed healing workshop two weeks ago. (Thomas Camus photo)

Friendship Centre optimistic MMIWG mural will be painted this year

Following trauma-informed healing workshops, project is now in the design phase

Members of the Patrick family, whose loved one Jessica Patrick (Balczer) was found dead near Smithers in 2018 participate in a trauma-informed healing workshop two weeks ago. (Thomas Camus photo)
Richard Darko is the new economic development officer for the Village of Telkwa. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Richard Darko is the new economic development officer for the Village of Telkwa. (Marisca Bakker photo)