Smithers

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)
Feeling anxious about the new school year and so is my daughter

Feeling anxious about the new school year and so is my daughter

Marisca wonders how her daughter’s first year of school will go, if it will go, or if she wants it to

Feeling anxious about the new school year and so is my daughter
Slow fire season so far

Slow fire season so far

However, things can change quickly and people still need to be careful when burning

Slow fire season so far
Jim Bolster was an avid fisherman and is being remembered by his friends for his kind nature after leaving a legacy gift of $1 million to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. (Facebook photo)

Smithers man leaves $1 million to children’s hospital

Jim Bolster wanted to help out children with health problems like his own

Jim Bolster was an avid fisherman and is being remembered by his friends for his kind nature after leaving a legacy gift of $1 million to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. (Facebook photo)
Summer tutoring program moves to online platform amid pandemic

Summer tutoring program moves to online platform amid pandemic

Step Up helps students keep up their reading skills over the summer months

Summer tutoring program moves to online platform amid pandemic
Residents of Creston gather in a grocery store parking lot July 6 for a drive-in movie shown on the side of the STEAM truck. (Facebook photo)

STEAM Truck brings Repair Cafe, drive-in movie to Smithers

Tour provides hands-on activities for children and youth within its mobile makerspace

Residents of Creston gather in a grocery store parking lot July 6 for a drive-in movie shown on the side of the STEAM truck. (Facebook photo)
Ukrainian food is now being served on Main St. (Marisca Bakker photo)

UFO lands on Main Street

Former airport cafe moves to Main Street after pandemic closes it down

Ukrainian food is now being served on Main St. (Marisca Bakker photo)
The Sticky Files.
The Sticky Files.
How do we unplug our children?

How do we unplug our children?

Marisca discusses kids shows

How do we unplug our children?
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)
Canada is a great place to raise a family

Canada is a great place to raise a family

Marisca reflects on why the Great White North is a great country in which to have a baby

Canada is a great place to raise a family