Smithers council

Judge Wendy Bernt swears Mayor Gladys Atrill back into office. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Smithers council sworn in

Newly elected officials hold inaugural meeting

 

The town of Smithers is allow CIBC a few variances to update their signage. (Google Images photo)

CIBC and Smithers compromise on signage

Town varies sign bylaw, bank changes some national branding designs

 

If your woodstove isn’t burning efficiently, there may be rebate for you. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Wood stove exchange program returns

Bulkley Valley Lakes District Airshed Management Society to offer rebates for cleaner heat sources

 

With twice the amount of room, people enjoyed every part of the new skateboard park in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)

Smithers Skateboard Society asks town for dough

Project to expand skateboard park entering phase 2

With twice the amount of room, people enjoyed every part of the new skateboard park in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)
Smithers council held a public hearing on Sept.7 but there was confusion about when it would close so in the end, council decided to redo the hearing at their next meeting on Sept. 27. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Public hearing for community plan rescheduled following confusion

New public hearing scheduled for Sept. 27; OCP and Zoning regs up for adoption prior to election

Smithers council held a public hearing on Sept.7 but there was confusion about when it would close so in the end, council decided to redo the hearing at their next meeting on Sept. 27. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Smithers Town Councillor Casda Thomas offers remarks on behalf of Mayor Gladys Atrill and the Town of Smithers during an unveiling ceremony July 15 of a new carving by artist James Madam installed in the foyer at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Thom Barker photo)

Another current Smithers councillor not running again

Casda Thomas says she won’t be seeking reelection

Smithers Town Councillor Casda Thomas offers remarks on behalf of Mayor Gladys Atrill and the Town of Smithers during an unveiling ceremony July 15 of a new carving by artist James Madam installed in the foyer at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Thom Barker photo)
Adam Koch is running for Smithers council in the upcoming municipal election. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Adam Koch throws his name in the ring

Adam Koch adds name to the run for council in Smithers

Adam Koch is running for Smithers council in the upcoming municipal election. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Smithers town council, from left: John Buikema, Mika Meyer, Greg Brown, Mayor Gladys Atrill, Frank Wray, Casda Thomas and Lorne Benson. Half of the current councillors have said they will not be running again while the other half is undecided. (File photo)

At least half of the current Smithers councillors will not be running again

Lorne Benson, Mika Meyer and Greg Brown have bowed out of the upcoming election

Smithers town council, from left: John Buikema, Mika Meyer, Greg Brown, Mayor Gladys Atrill, Frank Wray, Casda Thomas and Lorne Benson. Half of the current councillors have said they will not be running again while the other half is undecided. (File photo)
Smithers council is working on a new childcare plan. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Smithers continuing to work on childcare plan

Council approves grant application to start the plan

Smithers council is working on a new childcare plan. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
Madeleine Ghatavi is helping to bring a workshop that aims to bring people together. (Contributed photo)

Workshop to bring people together coming to Smithers

A workshop to bring people together is coming to Smithers. SmithersTalks is…

Madeleine Ghatavi is helping to bring a workshop that aims to bring people together. (Contributed photo)
A new $13 million affordable housing project is slated for 1611 Main Street. (Marisca Bakker photo)

New low-cost housing project makes progress

The Indigenous Housing Project by Dze L K’ant Housing Society is slated for former LB Warner

A new $13 million affordable housing project is slated for 1611 Main Street. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Smithers town council, from left: John Buikema, Mika Meyer, Greg Brown, Mayor Gladys Atrill, Frank Wray, Casda Thomas and Lorne Benson. (file photo)

Smithers supports Terrace citizen’s greener homes campaign

Martin Holzbauer wants B.C. to implement Property Assessed Clean Energy, turns to municipalities

Smithers town council, from left: John Buikema, Mika Meyer, Greg Brown, Mayor Gladys Atrill, Frank Wray, Casda Thomas and Lorne Benson. (file photo)
Commercial flights into and out of the Smithers airport have been cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the terminal is closed to the general public but other types of planes are still landing at YYD.  "The airport remains open 24/7.  We have seen quite a few medical flights, charter flights and a few private aircraft coming and going," said Airport manager Rob Blackburn.

Airport water system to be upgraded

Smithers working on grant applications to pay for the pricey upgrades

Commercial flights into and out of the Smithers airport have been cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the terminal is closed to the general public but other types of planes are still landing at YYD.  "The airport remains open 24/7.  We have seen quite a few medical flights, charter flights and a few private aircraft coming and going," said Airport manager Rob Blackburn.
Perimeter Trail near Riverside Park in Smithers will be fixed up. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Improvements coming to the Perimeter Trail near Riverside Park

Work will take place to raise the trail and improve drainage in a low-lying area of the trail

Perimeter Trail near Riverside Park in Smithers will be fixed up. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Smithers Council approved extending Bulkley Valley Brewery’s temporary use permit for a storage container for three years. (Deb Meissner photo)

Smithers Council bends the rules on shipping containers downtown

Brewery permit extended; Positive Living North granted right to use sea can as Veterans Park office

Smithers Council approved extending Bulkley Valley Brewery’s temporary use permit for a storage container for three years. (Deb Meissner photo)
Smithers Town Hall (File photo)

Smithers’ Director of Corporate Services moves on

Duncan Malkinson is going back to his hometown of Dawson Creek to be closer to family

Smithers Town Hall (File photo)
A petition to pave a portion of Alfred Avenue is going ahead. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Alfred Avenue paving project to go to voters

Smithers Town Council torn with who should pay for the paving project

A petition to pave a portion of Alfred Avenue is going ahead. (Marisca Bakker photo)
The entrance to the Perimeter Trail at Riverside Park. (File photo)

Perimeter Trail to lose some wildfire fuel

Town awards contract for Perimeter Trail Wildfire Fuel Mitigation project

The entrance to the Perimeter Trail at Riverside Park. (File photo)
Zee the poodle seems to be pretty comfortable riding on the front of Jen Gabrielson’s paddle board as she and Suzanne Blackwell gave the paddling poodle his first ride on a standup paddle board at Three Mile Bend Recreation are in Red Deer Thursday evening. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Local Supply Co. floats idea to rent SUPs at Lake Kathlyn to town council

Town isn’t sure about the business idea, needs more research

Zee the poodle seems to be pretty comfortable riding on the front of Jen Gabrielson’s paddle board as she and Suzanne Blackwell gave the paddling poodle his first ride on a standup paddle board at Three Mile Bend Recreation are in Red Deer Thursday evening. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Smithers town council, from left: John Buikema, Mika Meyer, Greg Brown, Mayor Gladys Atrill, Frank Wray, Casda Thomas and Lorne Benson. (file photo)

Upgrades coming to Smithers Council chamber’s audio-visual

Residents will soon be able to hear and see Smithers Town council…

Smithers town council, from left: John Buikema, Mika Meyer, Greg Brown, Mayor Gladys Atrill, Frank Wray, Casda Thomas and Lorne Benson. (file photo)