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Thom Barker

Thom Barker

After graduating with a geology degree from Carleton University and taking a detour through the high tech business, Thom started his journalism career as a fact-checker for a magazine in Ottawa in 2002. He quickly progressed to writing features for various publications, but when he landed his first newspaper job with The Interior News in 2005, he knew he had found his calling. He is the winner of numerous journalism awards, perhaps most notable the 2008 CCNA Best Feature Story award for his coverage of the in-custody death of Ian Bush and subsequent coroner's inquest. Thom believes strongly in the value of community news, particularly in the digital era, and is thrilled to be back in Smithers where his newspaper journey began.

Phone
306-641-6215
Email
editor@interior-news.com

Recent Work by Thom

April Smithers real estate sales, prices up from last year

April Smithers real estate sales, prices up from last year

Town sees increase of 70 per cent in units sold, 4.9 per cent bump in prices
Three Terrace automotive dealerships change ownership

Three Terrace automotive dealerships change ownership

New owners of MacCarthy GM, Terrace Honda and Prevost RV say they will continue community legacy
Prince Rupert Port contributes $51K to rhinology technology for Terrace Hospital

Prince Rupert Port contributes $51K to rhinology technology for Terrace Hospital

Soon northwest B.C. ear, nose and throat patients will no longer have to travel to Vancouver
Remember Hawkshaw Hawkins? Me neither

Remember Hawkshaw Hawkins? Me neither

Thom contemplates how very few people have the lasting power of a Mozart and finds it liberating
So many things to celebrate, hard to choose

So many things to celebrate, hard to choose

Thom considers the declaration of BC Beef Day
North Central Local Government convention kicks off in Smithers

North Central Local Government convention kicks off in Smithers

Conference opens with walking tour and unveiling of a gift from Chetwynd to Smithers
Dance competition crowns best of the north at gala event

Dance competition crowns best of the north at gala event

Lax Kw’alaams replaces stolen and vandalized Hwy 16 informational signs

Lax Kw’alaams replaces stolen and vandalized Hwy 16 informational signs

Signs outlining Allied Tribes’ history on the Lower Skeena installed at six lower Hwy 16 sites
Off the grid is starting to look more attractive

Off the grid is starting to look more attractive

Thom encounters a deepfake video and worries about where the technology is headed
Mask on, mask off

Mask on, mask off

Why do respiratory ailments seem worse post-COVID?
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