Our Town

Hazelton, Telkwa residents believe cohousing projects pave the way to a good life

Groups of northern B.C. residents are buying into cohousing projects, where people live in individual houses on a shared piece of land.

End of an era for McCreary

Former Hudson Bay Lodge owner/operator Al McCreary stepped down from the executive committee of the BC Hotels Association after 17 years.

Smithers digs deep to help bring Syrian refugee family to the Bulkley Valley

A fundraising dinner last month raised more than $14,000 to help bring a family of Syrian refugees to Smithers.

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Witset Indigenous Bloom cannabis shop grand opening
Smithers rainbow flag raising
Smithers Black an Indigenous Lives Matter Rally
Man catches bald eagle from water in Kootenay lake

Students want LGBTQ acceptance

As the decision to paint a rainbow crosswalk sparks debate in Smithers, high school students work to promote acceptance in their community.

700 Telkwa tulips tell story of heroism and friendship

Telkwa Elementary School students planted bulbs Thursday alongside war veterans and survivor Leny Boonstra,

Telkwa will plant tulips to celebrate 1945 Dutch gift

Telkwa's Dutch-Canadian Friendship Tulip Garden planting ceremony is 1p.m. Thursday at the corner of Hankin Ave and Hwy 16.

Votes needed to help win money for outdoor arena

Skeena Ice Arena Association is asking people to vote online to help win funding to turn its condemned arena into an outdoor rink.

Hazelton students soar at Bold Eagle military program

Two Gitxsan teens spent their school holidays learning the ropes of military life through the Bold Eagle program in Wainwright, Alta.

3D printer new addition to Smithers library

A 3D printer is among a series of new technological resources now available at the Smithers Public Library.

Campaign to bring Syrian family to Smithers

A group of Smithers residents is fundraising to help a family of refugees escape war-torn Syria by bringing them to the Bulkley Valley.

Thanksgiving food drive Saturday

The annual drive for the Smithers Salvation Army Food Bank is this Saturday.

Smithers shows pride with rainbow crosswalk

Smithers will wear new stripes after council voted to paint a rainbow crosswalk on Main St last week.

Smithers Lumberyard’s century of service

Smithers Lumberyard is celebrating half a century with the Hofsink family this weekend.

Smithers restaurant boom could bust

Smithers is experiencing a boom in the restaurant scene but can it survive the winter?

Celebrity Golf chips in $120,000 for maternity ward

$120,000 raised by the Celebrity Golf Tournament & Hockey Game was delivered Thursday to rebuild the Smithers maternity ward.

Riding for Hope Air

Nurses Mikaela Pond and Jennifer Miller are riding their bicycles from Prince Rupert to Prince George to raise funds for Hope Air.

BVX Fall Fair parade

A collection of photos from the Fall Fair parade Wednesday.

Demolition of condemned Hazelton arena roof creates outdoor rink to keep skaters on the ice

Demolition makes way for outdoor arena to keep Hazelton skating clubs on the ice while they wait for a new recreation centre.

Bear safety survey aims to educate Smithers residents, prevent dangerous encounters

A group of volunteers will survey Smithers residents about bear safety in an effort to improve awareness and avoid encounters.

Main Street fire victims rebuild businesses

The local owners of businesses affected by the July 27 Main Street fire are making a comeback.