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Smithers Transit then and now

Smithers Transit celebrates 25 years

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

Smithers Transit then and now

Smithers’ sea cadets’ annual ceremonial review in pictures

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

Buying coffee for strangers and giving gifts are among the random acts of kindness taking place in Smithers for Pay It Forward Day today.

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

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

Buying coffee for strangers and giving gifts are among the random acts of kindness taking place in Smithers for Pay It Forward Day today.
Daffodil Dashers braved the rain to raise money for a cancer charity.

Daffodil Dash in pictures

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

Daffodil Dashers braved the rain to raise money for a cancer charity.
Joanne Tsung (left) and Meghan Brady talk about gender

Rainbow discussion reaches local schools

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

Joanne Tsung (left) and Meghan Brady talk about gender

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

But were the Spanish the first of the probing Europeans

  • Apr 20, 2016
Former Wrinch Memorial Hospital advisory committee chairperson Alf Brady and United Church Health Services Society (UCHSS) chairperson Rev. Michael Hare celebrate 115 years of service by UCHSS

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.

Former Wrinch Memorial Hospital advisory committee chairperson Alf Brady and United Church Health Services Society (UCHSS) chairperson Rev. Michael Hare celebrate 115 years of service by UCHSS
Lindsay Heer manages a dairy along with her husband on equal terms. She hopes more farms can progress to a relationship of equality between the sexes.

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.

Lindsay Heer manages a dairy along with her husband on equal terms. She hopes more farms can progress to a relationship of equality between the sexes.
Elizabeth Norton was well-known in Smithers for her generosity and sense of humour.

Elizabeth Norton leaves final gift to Smithers community

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

Elizabeth Norton was well-known in Smithers for her generosity and sense of humour.
Smithers' iconic alpenhorn man

Smithers icon ‘Alpine Al’ needs retreat from the elements

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

Smithers' iconic alpenhorn man
Boston Pizza staff Daniela Miller

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

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

Boston Pizza staff Daniela Miller
Seven-week-old black bear cub Nutmeg drinks electrolytes at the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter near Smithers.

Second chance for tiny cubs

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

Seven-week-old black bear cub Nutmeg drinks electrolytes at the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter near Smithers.
Former BC Lion J.R. LaRose is touring the Smithers and Hazelton areas this week to raise awareness about violence against women.

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.

Former BC Lion J.R. LaRose is touring the Smithers and Hazelton areas this week to raise awareness about violence against women.
Muheim's Grade 3/4 French Immersion class is raising funds to help children with cleft lips and palates.

Muheim makes smiles

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

Muheim's Grade 3/4 French Immersion class is raising funds to help children with cleft lips and palates.
Ewk Hiyah Hozdli dancers perform a Wet'suwet'en welcome song at Stories in the Snow in Smithers last Friday.

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.

Ewk Hiyah Hozdli dancers perform a Wet'suwet'en welcome song at Stories in the Snow in Smithers last Friday.
Bulkley Valley Museum curator Kira Westby says creating a searchable digital archive of the museum's collection will make the past more accessible for future generations.

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.

Bulkley Valley Museum curator Kira Westby says creating a searchable digital archive of the museum's collection will make the past more accessible for future generations.
Jason Oliemans hopes to pay for his races and camps through crowdfunding. The ski cross athlete has a shortfall of $7

World Juniors hopeful looks to crowdfunding

Local skier Jason Oliemans hopes to raise $7,000 through crowdfunding and raffling off a season pass to cover a shortfall in funds.

Jason Oliemans hopes to pay for his races and camps through crowdfunding. The ski cross athlete has a shortfall of $7

Performance Company Showcase

Jan. 23 performance at the Della Herman Theatre in Smithers.

Bulkley Valley School District students from Smithers and Houston toured mausoleums

Overseas class trip gives Bulkley Valley students new Chinese wisdom

High school students from Smithers and Houston say they have returned from a class trip to China with a new appreciation for hard work and education.

Bulkley Valley School District students from Smithers and Houston toured mausoleums

Town of Smithers collecting Christmas trees

The Town of Smithers Works and Operations Department will be collecting residents' Christmas trees this week.

  • Jan 5, 2016