Smithers council

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)
Smithers Town Hall (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Council Briefs: Regular Meeting, November 24, 2020

Smithers Town Council approves $30,000 in technology upgrades to council chambers from COVID fund

Smithers Town Hall (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Mayoral candidate Joe Bramsleven introduces himself during the debate while his competitor, Gladys Atrill looks on. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Byelection debate strikes civil tone

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

Mayoral candidate Joe Bramsleven introduces himself during the debate while his competitor, Gladys Atrill looks on. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Candidates for Smithers council (from left) Sam Raven, Randy Bell, Mika Meyer, Colin Bateman. (Interior News graphic)

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

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

Candidates for Smithers council (from left) Sam Raven, Randy Bell, Mika Meyer, Colin Bateman. (Interior News graphic)
Randy Bell, left, and Sam Raven have submitted nomination papers to run in the upcoming Smithers byelection (Interior News graphic)

Council race expands with entry of Bell, Raven

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

Randy Bell, left, and Sam Raven have submitted nomination papers to run in the upcoming Smithers byelection (Interior News graphic)
(Black Press File photo)

Council recommends approval of second cannabis dispensary bid in Smithers

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

(Black Press File photo)
ICBC president and CEO Nicolas Jimenez. (Black Press File photo)

Councillor expresses disappointment with ICBC explanation for rate disparity

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

ICBC president and CEO Nicolas Jimenez. (Black Press File photo)
A downtown bus stop on Fourth Street in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

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

A downtown bus stop on Fourth Street in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Council approves additional municipal RCMP officer

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
Council approves additional municipal RCMP officer

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
Council denied RBCs application for increased maximum permitted area of its fascia signs. (Thom Barker photo)

Council denies RBC sign variance application

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

Council denied RBCs application for increased maximum permitted area of its fascia signs. (Thom Barker photo)
Tax exemption proposed to encourage downtown mixed use

Tax exemption proposed to encourage downtown mixed use

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

Tax exemption proposed to encourage downtown mixed use
‘They’re not homeless, Smithers is their home. They’re houseless’

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

Personal experiences and more details from Smithers supportive housing meetings.

‘They’re not homeless, Smithers is their home. They’re houseless’
Concept design for the Smithers supportive housing project on Railway Avenue. (BC Housing)

Smithers supportive housing closer to reality

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

Concept design for the Smithers supportive housing project on Railway Avenue. (BC Housing)
Smithers council: Supportive housing and citizen budget

Smithers council: Supportive housing and citizen budget

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

Smithers council: Supportive housing and citizen budget
Current Smithers Public Library. A new Bulkley Valley Arts & Culture Centre would be at the same location at the end of Main Street on Alfred Avenue.

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.

Current Smithers Public Library. A new Bulkley Valley Arts & Culture Centre would be at the same location at the end of Main Street on Alfred Avenue.
The contract to repair Rosenthal Road was awarded by Smithers council Friday to Vihar Construction for $255,763. (Chris Gareau photo)

Rosenthal repair begins

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

The contract to repair Rosenthal Road was awarded by Smithers council Friday to Vihar Construction for $255,763. (Chris Gareau photo)
Parking lot with charging station open

Parking lot with charging station open

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

Parking lot with charging station open
Chance to make your own Smithers budget

Chance to make your own Smithers budget

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

Chance to make your own Smithers budget
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