Our Town

Charlotte Apperloo volunteers at New to You. (Contributed photo)

Member of the local hospital auxiliary recognized for 50 years of service

Charlotte Apperloo is the only volunteer to be awarded a lifetime membership pin

Charlotte Apperloo volunteers at New to You. (Contributed photo)
Fifteen year old Ana Stavast makes and sells lip balm at the Out of Hand store in Smithers. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Young entrepreneur sells honey products at local coop store

Ana Stavast helps manage a hive for honey and is now being creative with the ‘waste’

Fifteen year old Ana Stavast makes and sells lip balm at the Out of Hand store in Smithers. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Caroline Marko sits on an antique monk’s bed in her new shop on Main Street. (Thom Barker photo)                                Caroline Marko sits on an antique monk’s bed in her new shop on Main Street. (Thom Barker photo)

New Salt Boutique the realization of a vision for owner Caroline Marko

Marko combines the rough and the soft in a minimalist, clean airy space

Caroline Marko sits on an antique monk’s bed in her new shop on Main Street. (Thom Barker photo)                                Caroline Marko sits on an antique monk’s bed in her new shop on Main Street. (Thom Barker photo)
Fr. Wilfred delivers a sermon during Sunday service at St. James Anglican Church March 15. (Thom Barker photo)

From Kenya to Smithers on a mission from God

Meet Fr. Wilfred Alero, the new parish priest at St. James Anglican Church

Fr. Wilfred delivers a sermon during Sunday service at St. James Anglican Church March 15. (Thom Barker photo)
(Left to right): Adin Bennett, brewmaster Cam McKeigan and Blaine Estby pose in the brewing section of Smithers Brewing Company. (Trevor Hewitt photo).

A tale of two breweries: How Smithers got its brew back

How two different breweries stepped in to fill the void for one thirsty mountain town

(Left to right): Adin Bennett, brewmaster Cam McKeigan and Blaine Estby pose in the brewing section of Smithers Brewing Company. (Trevor Hewitt photo).
Two wrestlers compete at a Vanderhoof tournament in 2019. (Contributed photo)

Hazelton gets its wrestling club back

Three former Hazelton Spartans have joined together to bring wrestling back to the northern village

Two wrestlers compete at a Vanderhoof tournament in 2019. (Contributed photo)
Welcome! yowtz! Bienvenue!

Welcome! yowtz! Bienvenue!

Kitimat visitors greeted by new sign

Welcome! yowtz! Bienvenue!
Peyton’s entry to FORED BC’s Traditional Knowledge and Medicine-themed art contest.

Peyton Woods wins provincial poster contest

The second grade student from Gitanmaax was one of six winners selected from across the province.

Peyton’s entry to FORED BC’s Traditional Knowledge and Medicine-themed art contest.
Smithers Secondary School class of 2018

Smithers Secondary School class of 2018

PHOTOS: The class of 2018 went out in style at the Smithers Civic Centre Saturday.

Smithers Secondary School class of 2018
Leona Barendregt (left to right)

VIDEO: A slice of WOW from inclusive Smithers employer

Chris Morsund, Chatters co-owner, was recognized for years of providing meaningful employment for adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Mar 30, 2017
Leona Barendregt (left to right)
Avi Rajan

‘Whatever I am doing, I am investing in the future’

Five years and the rest of his life to go in Smithers, Avi Rajan helps the town he loves.

Avi Rajan
Ari (right) and Dorian (left) in the very beginning.

Diminutive radio veterans celebrate 200 shows

Two young Smithers radio DJ's hosted their 200th show.

Ari (right) and Dorian (left) in the very beginning.
Art Buchanan

Smithers makes Buchanan feel like a superstar

Art Buchanan moved to Smithers when he was three years old in 1941, and he has devoted his life to this community ever since.

Art Buchanan
Pauline Mahoney greets new Smithereen Saied Assaf (left) and his family at the Smithers airport last February. She went to Ottawa to help others bring refugees to their new homes.

World hears how Smithers helps refugees

A Smithers woman is doing her part to help Syrian refugees find a new home all over the world.

Pauline Mahoney greets new Smithereen Saied Assaf (left) and his family at the Smithers airport last February. She went to Ottawa to help others bring refugees to their new homes.
William Norman Anthony Maier was born at Bulkley Valley District Hospital on Jan. 1 at 7:15 a.m.

IT’S A BOY!

William Norman Anthony Maier was born on Jan.1 at 7:15 a.m. at Bulkley Valley District Hospital.

William Norman Anthony Maier was born at Bulkley Valley District Hospital on Jan. 1 at 7:15 a.m.
The Brise family celebrate New Year's Day with a nice cold dip in Tyhee Lake.

New Year’s Day dip

The Brise family take their annual New Year's Day dip in Tyhee Lake.

The Brise family celebrate New Year's Day with a nice cold dip in Tyhee Lake.
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QUIZ: 12 questions to test your knowledge of B.C. news in 2016

How well do you know the news? Take our #BCNewsQuiz and see how you score

QUIZ: 12 questions to test your knowledge of B.C. news in 2016
Muheim's Christmas concert.

SLIDESHOW: Muheim Christmas concert

A slideshow of photos from Muheim school's holiday concert in Smithers.

  • Dec 24, 2016
Muheim's Christmas concert.
Telkwa Elementary School's Christmas concert.

SLIDESHOW: Telkwa Christmas concert

A slideshow of photos from the Telkwa Elementary holiday concert.

  • Dec 24, 2016
Telkwa Elementary School's Christmas concert.
Singing the songs of the season in Smithers.

VIDEO: Choirs combine for Christmas concert

The Hazelton Community Choir came down to Smithers for a holiday concert, and the gesture was returned.

  • Dec 16, 2016
Singing the songs of the season in Smithers.