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Homeless advocate Zolican and his cat Misty have been staying at Tyhee Lake since returning up north but will have to leave soon because of provincial park rules. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Homeless advocate returns to the Bulkley Valley, sets up camp at Tyhee Lake

Zolican and his cat have been living in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park but will have to leave soon

Homeless advocate Zolican and his cat Misty have been staying at Tyhee Lake since returning up north but will have to leave soon because of provincial park rules. (Marisca Bakker photo)
A Grizzly Bear with a broken-off arrow stuck in its head, was recently taken by a passing motorist and provided to Smithers Conservation Officers. The picture was taken along Hwy. 37 North, just north of the Meziadin junction. (Conservation Officer Service photo)

Smithers conservation officers seek info on injured grizzly

The bear was spotted on Hwy 37 just north of Meziadin Junction with an arrow in its head

A Grizzly Bear with a broken-off arrow stuck in its head, was recently taken by a passing motorist and provided to Smithers Conservation Officers. The picture was taken along Hwy. 37 North, just north of the Meziadin junction. (Conservation Officer Service photo)
Every department received upgrades in some capacity inside the Sequim Safeway, directors said, including the organics section, which includes new cases. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Safeway drops Air Miles program

Grocery store chain parent company going with Scene+ loyalty program

Every department received upgrades in some capacity inside the Sequim Safeway, directors said, including the organics section, which includes new cases. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Jessica Patrick’s grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. (File photo)

It’s been 2 years since Jessica Patrick’s body was found in Smithers; case still unsolved

Patrick’s body was found on Sept. 15 2018, two weeks after she was last seen alive.

Jessica Patrick’s grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. (File photo)
Man, 23, struck and killed by train in Smithers

Man, 23, struck and killed by train in Smithers

Smithers RCMP calling it a tragic accident at this point but are continuing to investigate

Man, 23, struck and killed by train in Smithers
Nathan Cullen (file photo)

Former Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls for more RCMP oversight

Nathan Cullen says when groups of people lose trust in police, policing becomes impossible

Nathan Cullen (file photo)
Screen shot of Northern Health virtual town hall meeting.

Testing turn around time for COVID-19 improves in the north

Province of BC and Northern Health field questions around the pandemic through a virtual town hall.

Screen shot of Northern Health virtual town hall meeting.
Sarah Zimmerman at the Smithers Art Gallery. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Local Terrace artist presents The Fish Project at Smithers Art Gallery

Sarah Zimmerman’s show runs until April 4

Sarah Zimmerman at the Smithers Art Gallery. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Dr. Brent Jim, from the tiny village of Witset, B.C., is the first Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in the country. (Contributed photo)

Wet’suwet’en man becomes only Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in Canada

Dr. Brent Jim is working toward improving cervical cancer screening rates for Indigenous women

Dr. Brent Jim, from the tiny village of Witset, B.C., is the first Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in the country. (Contributed photo)
Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter is now home to a tiny bear cub that was rescued out of Telkwa recently. He weighs less than a third of what he should. (Contributed photo)

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter is now home to a tiny bear cub that was rescued out of Telkwa recently. He weighs less than a third of what he should. (Contributed photo)
Taylor Bachrach with his family at Smithers Brewing Company shortly after winning the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in the recent federal election. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Bachrach named Critic for Infrastructure and Communities

Skeena Bulkley Valley MP says this role in the NDP shadow cabinet can benefit his riding

Taylor Bachrach with his family at Smithers Brewing Company shortly after winning the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in the recent federal election. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Black bears, such as this one hanging out in a tree near Old Babine Lake Road, are being spotted in Telkwa in higher numbers than usual. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Bears causing an uproar in Telkwa

Higher than usual number of bear sightings in Telkwa neighbourhoods has residents on edge

Black bears, such as this one hanging out in a tree near Old Babine Lake Road, are being spotted in Telkwa in higher numbers than usual. (Marisca Bakker photo)
CHP candidate kicks off campaign with BBQ

CHP candidate kicks off campaign with BBQ

Rod Taylor vows to fight abortion and assisted suicide laws at Tyhee Lake campaign kickoff event

CHP candidate kicks off campaign with BBQ
Smithers choir Nova Borealis in New York City’s Carnegie Hall. (Contributed photo)

Requiem for the Living

The Bulkley Valley Christmas Choir to recreate their Carnegie Hall experience

Smithers choir Nova Borealis in New York City’s Carnegie Hall. (Contributed photo)
Telkwa begins by-election process

Telkwa begins by-election process

A council seat became vacant earlier this summer when Matthew Monkman stepped down

Telkwa begins by-election process
Telkwa hires community housing planner

Telkwa hires community housing planner

Council looking to see how big the housing problem is in the Village and what can be done about it

Telkwa hires community housing planner
CC-115 Buffalo. (RCAF photo)

Telkwa mayor wants Province to tackle spruce beetle outbreak

Mayor Brad Layton says he is reminded of the early days of the mountian pine beetle

CC-115 Buffalo. (RCAF photo)
Steelheads return to CIHL is official

Steelheads return to CIHL is official

The team will play their home opener Oct. 26

Steelheads return to CIHL is official
Drivers participate in the annual demolition derby in Telkwa. (Marisca Bakker photos)

PHOTOS: Telkwa Derby

Annual demolition derby, slo-pitch tournament and famous beef on a bun

Drivers participate in the annual demolition derby in Telkwa. (Marisca Bakker photos)
Anne Heatherington from the BV Naturalists points out different birds on a nature hike. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Scouts take over Thyee Lake

Smithers hosts Beavers from the Skeena Area

Anne Heatherington from the BV Naturalists points out different birds on a nature hike. (Marisca Bakker photo)