Our Town

Remembering Ramona with music and light

Today's memorial for Ramona Wilson will be a little different.

Northern Lights Wildlife shelter needs help with record bear cub count

Smithers animal shelter Northern Lights needs financial help after receiving a record number of bear cubs.

  • Jun 3, 2016

Who Stole the Queen’s Bees in pictures

The Grendel Players' performance was met with a standing ovation.

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Bulkley Valley students show national science fair flair

Smithers and Hazelton students showed a flair for science at the 55th Canada-Wide Science Festival, winning $8,000 in scholarships.

  • May 29, 2016

Smithers Transit celebrates 25 years

A free-fare day, cookies and a bus roadeo to celebrate the bus service's 25 years.

Smithers’ sea cadets’ annual ceremonial review in pictures

The event also marked the 50th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Corps 204 Babine.

Smithers ‘Pay It Forward Day’ encourages random acts of kindness

Bulkley Valley residents challenged to do 3,000 good deeds today.

Daffodil Dash in pictures

The April 24 event raised over $25,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Rainbow discussion reaches local schools

Since the rainbow crosswalk controversy began, Smithers Secondary's Gender Sexuality Alliance bulletin board has been defaced several times.

It’s our heritage – Russions were here ‘fur’ sure

But were the Spanish the first of the probing Europeans

  • Apr 20, 2016

Wrinch hospital transfer marks end of an era for United Church

Past and present Wrinch Memorial Hospital staff shared fond memories at an event held when it changed hands in March.

Farmer seeks brighter future for women

Lindsay Heer’s essay on women in the dairy industry was BC’s winning entry, sending her to the Advancing Women Conference in Calgary.

Elizabeth Norton leaves final gift to Smithers community

Well-known in Smithers for her generosity, Elizabeth Norton left a parting gift for the homeless.

Smithers icon ‘Alpine Al’ needs retreat from the elements

The famous Main Street alpenhorn statue will be taken down for repairs this fall.

St. Patrick’s Day gives Smithers a tinge of green

Smithers residents are among Canadians across the nation celebrating St. Patrick's Day today.

Second chance for tiny cubs

Orphaned cubs are being nursed at the Bulkley Valley's Northern Lights Wildlife Society after being rescued.

Former BC Lion calls for courage to speak out against violence

J.R. LaRose will urge the public not to stay silent about violence against women at public events in Moricetown and Gitsegukla this week.

Muheim makes smiles

Muheim Elementary students are raising money to help kids with cleft lips and palates.

First Nations dance group sharing culture with a beat

The Ewk Hiyah Hozdli Dance Group in Smithers is performing traditional Wet'suwet'en songs and dances to keep their culture strong.

Smithers museum digitizes the past for a tech-savvy future

A new digital archive will make it possible to search the Bulkley Valley Museum collection online.