Smithers council

Byelection debate strikes civil tone

Smithers mayoral and councillor candidates cordially duked it out on Thursday night


Council candidates agree Smithers has a housing problem; differ on solutions

Four people vying for the lone council seat weigh in on affordable housing


Council race expands with entry of Bell, Raven

Businessman Randy Bell and union activist Sam Raven join Colin Bateman to contest vacated seat


Council recommends approval of second cannabis dispensary bid in Smithers

The Town recommended the Province approve Mojo Cannabis’ application for 1180 Main Street

Councillor expresses disappointment with ICBC explanation for rate disparity

The Town voted unanimously to send a letter to ICBC asking a number of questions

Smithers gets greenlit for another year of Provincial funding for business facade program

The Town is getting $20,000 to encourage private sector investment into facade upgrades

Council approves additional municipal RCMP officer

The new position brings the total number of municipal members to 10 and will cost $140,000 per year

Council approves additional municipal RCMP officer

The new position brings the total number of municipal members to 10 and will cost $140,000 per year

Council denies RBC sign variance application

Bank wanted to keep its existing, non-conforming coverage, which is double what the bylaw permits

Tax exemption proposed to encourage downtown mixed use

Smithers council proposes tax exemption to encourage residential and commercial mixed use downtown.

‘They’re not homeless, Smithers is their home. They’re houseless’

Personal experiences and more details from Smithers supportive housing meetings.

Smithers supportive housing closer to reality

Smithers 24-unit supportive housing project gets zoning approval from council.

Smithers council: Supportive housing and citizen budget

Public hearing on supportive housing Jan.9, plus results on citizen budget participation.

12,000 sq ft Arts & Culture Centre study approved

Consultant calculation puts cost of Centre with only library and art gallery at $6.9 million.

Rosenthal repair begins

There will be 10-15-minute road closures, with residents being notified of any longer closures.

Parking lot with charging station open

Also, more businesses exempt from providing parking in proposed bylaw amendment

Chance to make your own Smithers budget

Results from Citizen Budget are sent to council as feedback during its budget planning for 2018.

Reservoirs likely source of Smithers water contamination: CAO

The boil water notice is into its third week and will continue as more work and tests are done.

Smithers could get another ‘sidewalk to nowhere’

Council decided the BV Child Development Centre will pay for a dead-end sidewalk on Seventh Avenue.

‘It was inappropriate’: SD54 chairperson’s on council’s French immersion motion

Bulkley Valley School District board not happy with Smithers council’s motion on French immersion.

  • Jun 22, 2017