Smithers

Marisca

A slight shift in thinking

Marisca realizes she gets to do things with her child, she doesn’t have to do them

 

A train derailment near Kitwanga, B.C., between Smithers and Terrace, is shown in this January 2020 handout photo. The Transportation Safety Board says a track failure contributed to the derailment of a freight train in northern British Columbia in January. The Canadian National Railway Co. train was travelling between Smithers and Terrace when 34 rail cars carrying wood pellets derailed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Track failure led to train derailment in northern B.C.: safety board

No one was hurt when 34 cars carrying wood pellets left the tracks

 

The Smithers Days for Girls team puts togethers hundreds of reusable feminine hygiene kits to be sent to Africa. (Contributed photo)

Smithers sewers send sanitary pads to African school girls

Feminine hygiene kits can help break the cycle of poverty

 

Gladys Atrill (Walter Joseph photo)

Atrill becomes only second female mayor of Smithers

The new mayor reflects on Carole Young, the first woman to hold the job back in 1993

Gladys Atrill (Walter Joseph photo)
Marisca

Now is not the time for a federal election

Is the government sending mixed messages, telling Canadans to stay home but going out to vote is OK?

Marisca
Lest we forget. Smithers remembered the fallen during the annual Rememberance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Veterans Peace Park on Nov. 11, 2019  (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Remembrance Day celebrations go virtual this year on Facebook live

The Smithers Legion is limiting wreaths and asking the public to place them between 12 and 2 p.m.

Lest we forget. Smithers remembered the fallen during the annual Rememberance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Veterans Peace Park on Nov. 11, 2019  (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Wyatt Grice has been visiting Neil Worsfold at Four Corners Barber all his life. Neil recently welcomed Jessica Meadows to the Four Corners Team.

Extra time for your trim — Smithers staple welcomes a fresh face

With more staff, this barbershop can open longer hours and offer convenient cuts

  • Oct 19, 2020
Wyatt Grice has been visiting Neil Worsfold at Four Corners Barber all his life. Neil recently welcomed Jessica Meadows to the Four Corners Team.
Joe Bramsleven and partner Tammy Wilson (centre) await election results with campaign manager Scott Groves, right, and his wife Lori Ann Groves at Boston Pizza Oct. 15. (Deb Meissner photo)

Atrill defeats Bramsleven for mayor in landslide

Mika Meyer replaces Atrill as the sixth councillor

Joe Bramsleven and partner Tammy Wilson (centre) await election results with campaign manager Scott Groves, right, and his wife Lori Ann Groves at Boston Pizza Oct. 15. (Deb Meissner photo)
A sign of an upcoming election. Campaign signs line the highway near Queen Street in Smithers.  (Marisca Bakker photo)

Councillor candidates discuss the environment

Views on climate change and electric vehicles vary between the four

A sign of an upcoming election. Campaign signs line the highway near Queen Street in Smithers.  (Marisca Bakker photo)
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New multicultural society organizes virtual concert

Organizers want to promote unity through diversity by showcasing ethnic cultures

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Campaign signs line the infamous ‘sidewalk to nowhere’ in Smithers. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Smithers Councillor Candidates on keeping the town moving

Four people running for council discuss infrastructure concerns in the Town of Smithers

Campaign signs line the infamous ‘sidewalk to nowhere’ in Smithers. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Dr. Mallory Quinn (middle) at her medical school graduation in 2014 with her two sisters, Courtney (left) and Kelsey Quinn. Contributed photo

Local doctors win awards

Pacific Northwest Spirit awards recognize Smithers physicians

Dr. Mallory Quinn (middle) at her medical school graduation in 2014 with her two sisters, Courtney (left) and Kelsey Quinn. Contributed photo
Club director Lara Collingwood shows off the old pieces of foam from the foam pit. The club has recently purchased all new foam pieces for the pit. However, because of current health protocols, the foam pit can’t be used. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Smithers Saltos Gymnastics Club renovates gym

Inside and outside of building gets facelift and new equipment has been purchased

Club director Lara Collingwood shows off the old pieces of foam from the foam pit. The club has recently purchased all new foam pieces for the pit. However, because of current health protocols, the foam pit can’t be used. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Smithers kids trying out the obstacle course at the Bike to Work Week kick-off in 2018. Things will look different this year due to COVID-19 health protocols. (File photo)

Next week’s Bike to Work Week still on with limitations

The annual event takes on a do-it-yourself format; prizes available by registering at Town Hall

Smithers kids trying out the obstacle course at the Bike to Work Week kick-off in 2018. Things will look different this year due to COVID-19 health protocols. (File photo)
One of the first changes new owners, Steve and Angie Westgate, made to Canadian Tire in Smithers is expand the hours. (Marisca Bakker photo)

New Canadian Tire owners expand opening hours

Steve and Angie Westgate are loving the mountain town

One of the first changes new owners, Steve and Angie Westgate, made to Canadian Tire in Smithers is expand the hours. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Kaleb Gorbahn notched his first professional golf win in Arizona Dec. 10, 2019. (Facebook photo)

Disappointing couple of weeks for Smithers golf pro in Ontario

Kaleb Gorbahn comes in 59th place and misses cut in two Canada Life MacKenzie tour events

Kaleb Gorbahn notched his first professional golf win in Arizona Dec. 10, 2019. (Facebook photo)
Smithers allowing mail in ballots for upcoming byelection

Smithers allowing mail in ballots for upcoming byelection

COVID-19 has broaden the election process

  • Sep 10, 2020
Smithers allowing mail in ballots for upcoming byelection
Cache, left, and Carter Harris discuss what they’re going to do with a travel trailer they just found out they are getting from the Make-a-Wish Foundation. (Thom Barker photo)

Raising Carter: A family’s journey of healing

Smithers eight-year-old brims with joy and optimism despite severe medical issues

Cache, left, and Carter Harris discuss what they’re going to do with a travel trailer they just found out they are getting from the Make-a-Wish Foundation. (Thom Barker photo)
The return of scheduled flights into and out of the Smithers has been pushed back once again, but Air Canada is not offering refunds. (File photo)

Air Canada won’t refund cash for fares

Airlines says they will offer credits and bonus points for non-refundable tickets

The return of scheduled flights into and out of the Smithers has been pushed back once again, but Air Canada is not offering refunds. (File photo)
The mural on one side of the BV Pool and Rec Centre is finished. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Art meets recreation

New mural going up on Bulkley Valley Pool and Recreation Centre

The mural on one side of the BV Pool and Rec Centre is finished. (Marisca Bakker photo)