Deb Meissner

A rail safety report speaking to frustrations felt in the Northwest was released on June 2 and welcomed by Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach. (Kaitlyn Bailey photo)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls for abolition of private railway police

Allowing rail companies to investigate themselves is an ‘egregious conflict of interest’: Bachrach

A rail safety report speaking to frustrations felt in the Northwest was released on June 2 and welcomed by Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach. (Kaitlyn Bailey photo)
Jimmy Fitzmaurice, a 13-year-old Grade 8 Smithers Secondary School student steered a school bus to safety while another student pulled the emergency brake after the driver suffered a medical incident. (Deb Meissner photo)

Northwest B.C. teens hailed as heroes for stopping runaway school bus

A student grabbed the wheel and another applied the brakes when driver suffered a medical incident

Jimmy Fitzmaurice, a 13-year-old Grade 8 Smithers Secondary School student steered a school bus to safety while another student pulled the emergency brake after the driver suffered a medical incident. (Deb Meissner photo)
Barrett Jack. (Facebook photo)

Family claims RCMP said man who died in Smithers jail was on ‘suicide watch’

Barrett Jack of Witset died while in custody of Smithers RCMP Sept. 4

Barrett Jack. (Facebook photo)
Evacuation Alert Issued for Morice River Wildfire. (Submitted photo)

BREAKING: Evacuation Alert issued for Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako due to Morice River wildfire

The Morice River wildfire is located approximately 45kms southwest of the District of Houston

Evacuation Alert Issued for Morice River Wildfire. (Submitted photo)
Cindy Martin. The former teacher and advocate for Indigenous women went missing on the night of Dec. 23, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Sheridan Martin)

Remains of Hazelton woman missing since 2018 found

Cindy Martin was last seen in New Hazelton on Dec. 23, 2018

Cindy Martin. The former teacher and advocate for Indigenous women went missing on the night of Dec. 23, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Sheridan Martin)
Grammy Award-winner Alex Cuba and his son Owen chat with Facundo Gastiazoro in front of the artist’s in-progress mural of Cuba on the side of the Warehouse One building. (Grant Harris photo)

Alex Cuba to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Ontario university

“This is beyond my dreams”: Dr. Cuba

Grammy Award-winner Alex Cuba and his son Owen chat with Facundo Gastiazoro in front of the artist’s in-progress mural of Cuba on the side of the Warehouse One building. (Grant Harris photo)
Fort Telkwa was the site of a fatal accident August 4. (Deb Meissner photo)

Excavator tumbles into Bulkley River killing operator

The Workers Compensation Board is investigating the cause of the incident

Fort Telkwa was the site of a fatal accident August 4. (Deb Meissner photo)
All debit machines are down at point of sale. (Stock)

Debit machines down across Canada

Some credit cards still working

All debit machines are down at point of sale. (Stock)
Former Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, has pleaded not guilty to fentanyl possession in provincial court. (Thom Barker photo)
Former Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, has pleaded not guilty to fentanyl possession in provincial court. (Thom Barker photo)
Wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)

RCMP arrest man in connection with Kitwanga wildfire

Police say cost of fighting the fire will be extensive

Wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)
People gather along Keith Ave. in Terrace Jan. 23 in support of a convoy of truckers opposing vaccine mandates. (Facebook/Faye Ritter)

VIDEO: Supporters greet anti-vaccine-mandate truck convoy as it rolls through B.C.

Protest against policy requiring truckers who cross the border to be vaccinated or face quarantine

People gather along Keith Ave. in Terrace Jan. 23 in support of a convoy of truckers opposing vaccine mandates. (Facebook/Faye Ritter)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

COLUMN: Looking back in time

More exploration of the cosmos is exciting

Daresay - Deb Meissner
So far Northern Lights Wildlife Society has received five grizzly bear cubs from Bella Coola this year (NLWS photo)

The Betty White Challenge raised $10,827 for the Northern Lights Wildlife Society

Betty White Challenge helps local wildlife shelter in a big way

So far Northern Lights Wildlife Society has received five grizzly bear cubs from Bella Coola this year (NLWS photo)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

COLUMN: You’ve got to accentuate the positive

Deb feels bleak so she goes looking for some pick-me-up good news stories

Daresay - Deb Meissner
One of the cows that succumbed to starvation, there have been 5 in total to date. Neighbours have been trying to feed the herds in the recent cold weather. (Submitted photo)

Welfare of two Hazelton area cattle herds under investigation

Neighbours have jumped in to help feed and water 2 cattle herds allegedly in distress

One of the cows that succumbed to starvation, there have been 5 in total to date. Neighbours have been trying to feed the herds in the recent cold weather. (Submitted photo)
Ice jam on the Bulkley River at Ebenezer Flats. Dec.28, 2021 (Deb Meissner photo)

Bulkley River ice jam is stable for now

Flooding still a possibility for the Bulkley River, evacuation alert remains in effect

Ice jam on the Bulkley River at Ebenezer Flats. Dec.28, 2021 (Deb Meissner photo)
Map of proposed property to the Regional District for zoning change to allow for a crematorim on 3844 Henry Roqad in Smithers. (Submitted diagram)

Regional district rejects rezoning for proposed Smithers crematorium

Board votes down third reading of zoning amendment 12-3 following strong public opposition

Map of proposed property to the Regional District for zoning change to allow for a crematorim on 3844 Henry Roqad in Smithers. (Submitted diagram)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

COLUMN: Stories of northwest B.C. are heartwarming

Deb reflects on a full year in the newspaper business

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Map of proposed property to the Regional District for zoning change to allow for a crematorim on 3844 Henry Roqad in Smithers. (Submitted diagram)

Regional District hears strong opposition to proposed crematorium west of Smithers

Potential neighbours of the facility recognize need for crematory services, but don’t like location

Map of proposed property to the Regional District for zoning change to allow for a crematorim on 3844 Henry Roqad in Smithers. (Submitted diagram)
Smithers ambulance waiting to transport patients to other area hospitals, as BVDH is full. (Contributed photo)

Seriously injured woman transferred from Smithers to Kitimat as COVID overwhelms hospital

Cathy Whalen was transferred because Bulkley Valley hospital was overwhelmed with COVID patients

Smithers ambulance waiting to transport patients to other area hospitals, as BVDH is full. (Contributed photo)
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