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Smithers listed as 11th happiest in Canada

Smithers listed as 11th happiest in Canada

Expedia has listed Smithers as the 11th happiest place in Canada.

Smithers listed as 11th happiest in Canada
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A song of 125 skaters

Kla How Ya (Winter Song) starts this Friday at the Smithers Civic Centre.

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A rough legged hawk spotted during the 2016 Smithers Christmas Bird Count.                                 Joseph E. Lehman photo

Birdwatchers needed for 118th Christmas Bird Count

On Dec. 27, participants in Smithers will take part in this fun winter tradition.

  • Nov 27, 2017
A rough legged hawk spotted during the 2016 Smithers Christmas Bird Count.                                 Joseph E. Lehman photo
VIDEO and PHOTOS: Home is where it becomes real for Alex Cuba

VIDEO and PHOTOS: Home is where it becomes real for Alex Cuba

“This is the place where my kids are growing up and it’s just beautiful.”

VIDEO and PHOTOS: Home is where it becomes real for Alex Cuba
Having fun at Christmas in the Valley in Smithers. There are sure to be many who look forward to more snow to climb. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)

Snowfall warnings keep coming

Another snowfall warning of 10-15 cm for Monday into Tuesday.

Having fun at Christmas in the Valley in Smithers. There are sure to be many who look forward to more snow to climb. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)
A young curler aims for the rings at February’s jam pail curling in Smithers. Kids aged 9-12 get the chance to learn the roaring game this Saturday at the curling rink. (Tom Best photo)

Kids can try curling at fun introductory session

Kids aged 9-12 get the chance to learn the roaring game this Saturday at the Smithers curling rink.

  • Nov 20, 2017
A young curler aims for the rings at February’s jam pail curling in Smithers. Kids aged 9-12 get the chance to learn the roaring game this Saturday at the curling rink. (Tom Best photo)
Dia de los Muertos (Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations) hosted on Northwest Community College’s Terrace campus by Mexican International students including (left to right) Daniela Sanchez, Fatima Olade, Gapii Rodriguez and Magalli Ortega. (Contributed photo)

International college students need space to live in Smithers

A Smithers campus Business program can start in May if homes are found for students.

Dia de los Muertos (Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations) hosted on Northwest Community College’s Terrace campus by Mexican International students including (left to right) Daniela Sanchez, Fatima Olade, Gapii Rodriguez and Magalli Ortega. (Contributed photo)
Cross-country contenders

Cross-country contenders

Smithers Secondary School impress at cross-country provincials

Cross-country contenders
A new advisory council introduced by Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman will provide strategic advice to government on areas of focus for climate action that go hand in hand with economic growth. (B.C. government photo)

Bachrach to sit on a provincial climate advisory council

Mayor of Smithers to help create new climate change policy

A new advisory council introduced by Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman will provide strategic advice to government on areas of focus for climate action that go hand in hand with economic growth. (B.C. government photo)
The Midget Northern Eagles took second in Fort St. John, with the team including Chloe Allison, Kayleigh Calder, Tegan Riley Dejong, Kathleen Piper Fordham, Reegan Haley-Dahl, Emily Korving, Haley McConnell, Stephanie McLean, Kiera Mulder, Georgia Musil, Cayman and Isabelle Oestreich, Kiera Thompson, Grace Tucker, Jillian Turko, Aspen Vassallo, Janessa Garcia, Madison Leduc, Lille Roy-Starr, Samantha Wiley, and Aleea Zubek.

Female rep hockey building in the North

Two all-girl rep hockey teams this year, Midgets and Peewees, with Smithers and Hazelton players.

The Midget Northern Eagles took second in Fort St. John, with the team including Chloe Allison, Kayleigh Calder, Tegan Riley Dejong, Kathleen Piper Fordham, Reegan Haley-Dahl, Emily Korving, Haley McConnell, Stephanie McLean, Kiera Mulder, Georgia Musil, Cayman and Isabelle Oestreich, Kiera Thompson, Grace Tucker, Jillian Turko, Aspen Vassallo, Janessa Garcia, Madison Leduc, Lille Roy-Starr, Samantha Wiley, and Aleea Zubek.
Winter scene in the Bulkley Valley. (Alicia Bridges photo)

Winter weather statement for Bulkley Valley

Winter weather is coming to the Bulkey Valley from northeast

Winter scene in the Bulkley Valley. (Alicia Bridges photo)
Smithers finalist for Great Street contest

Smithers finalist for Great Street contest

Smithers is one of four communities entered to win the 2017 Great Street Canada-wide contest.

Smithers finalist for Great Street contest
Nineteen different search and rescue teams are aiding in the search for Frances Brown. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Searchers from across BC seek Frances Brown north of Smithers

Searchers from across the province look for Frances Brown who has been missing since Oct. 14.

Nineteen different search and rescue teams are aiding in the search for Frances Brown. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Fiddlers pull at the heartstrings

Fiddlers pull at the heartstrings

Photos from Oct. 14’s Alaria’s Fiddle by the Valley Youth Fiddlers.

Fiddlers pull at the heartstrings
Tom Best photo

Girls trying hockey double what was expected

Program is once a week until December and may lead to integrated teams or all-girls squads.

Tom Best photo
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
Snow on the mountain means skates on the ice

Snow on the mountain means skates on the ice

Last weekend was the first tournament of the season hosted by the Smithers Minor Hockey Association

Snow on the mountain means skates on the ice
Slash burning this week

Slash burning this week

Burning near Smithers and Telkwa could begin as early as Oct. 2.

  • Oct 1, 2017
Slash burning this week
Kitsumkalum students to be heard across Canada

Kitsumkalum students to be heard across Canada

‘Na Aksa Gyilak’yoo School students told their music video will play at future MMIWG Inquiry hearings

Kitsumkalum students to be heard across Canada
A sacred fire burns during the community hearings. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Day one of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry

Commission hears stories from family members of missing and murdered women in Smithers.

A sacred fire burns during the community hearings. (Marisca Bakker photo)