Thom Barker

(Black Press file photo)

Smithers RCMP make arrest after woman, 88, hit with bear spray in home invasion

An 88-year-old woman was hospitalized after being attacked with mace Dec. 18

(Black Press file photo)
Bruce Wilson, left, and Damien Shanoss are wanted by police on numerous charges. Call New Hazelton RCMP 250-842-5244.

New Hazelton police seek help locating fugitives

Bruce Wilson and Damien Shanoss are both wanted on numerous charges

Bruce Wilson, left, and Damien Shanoss are wanted by police on numerous charges. Call New Hazelton RCMP 250-842-5244.
Hwy 16 is closed just west of Gitsegukla until 8 p.m. (estimated) due to a major traffic incident. (Facebook photo)

Traffic moving again on Hwy 16 west of Gitsegukla

Three commercial vehicles collided this morning closing the highway for most day with no detour

Hwy 16 is closed just west of Gitsegukla until 8 p.m. (estimated) due to a major traffic incident. (Facebook photo)
Haleigh Callison during a photo shoot for the Toronto Furies when she played professionally in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. (File photo)

Former Smithereen frustrated with COVID-deniers following horrific bout with the disease

Haleigh Callison hopes people will follow precautions and tone down the rhetoric

Haleigh Callison during a photo shoot for the Toronto Furies when she played professionally in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. (File photo)
Haley Callison. (Facebook photo)

Former B.C. pro hockey player frustrated with COVID-deniers after horrific bout with virus

Haleigh Callison hopes people will follow precautions and tone down the rhetoric

Haley Callison. (Facebook photo)
A person perished in the cab of semi at the gas station at the junction of Highways 16 and 37 Nov. 7. (Facebook photo)

Unnamed individual perishes in vehicle fire near Hazeltons

Police are not treating the death as suspicious: RCMP spokesperson

A person perished in the cab of semi at the gas station at the junction of Highways 16 and 37 Nov. 7. (Facebook photo)
Annie a 21.2 lb bear cub showed up at the Stewart-Hyder border this morning and was captured and is now settling in at the Smithers Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Canada Border Services Agency photo)

Border jumping bear cub captured, transferred to Smithers wildlife shelter

Angelika Langen said “Annie” is in good health despite being only 21.2 lbs

Annie a 21.2 lb bear cub showed up at the Stewart-Hyder border this morning and was captured and is now settling in at the Smithers Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Canada Border Services Agency photo)
Trustee Angela Brand Danuser, MP Taylor Bachrach and Superintendent Janet Meyer join local families in Stewart, B.C. on Sept. 18, 2020 to call for looser border restrictions between Stewart and Hyder, Ala. (Taylor Bachrach/ Facebook)

Feds exempt Stewart/Hyder from some border restrictions

The integrated communities in B.C. and Alaska have been lobbying for looser rules since March

Trustee Angela Brand Danuser, MP Taylor Bachrach and Superintendent Janet Meyer join local families in Stewart, B.C. on Sept. 18, 2020 to call for looser border restrictions between Stewart and Hyder, Ala. (Taylor Bachrach/ Facebook)
Bob Gondek of Toronto has a permanent physical reminder of the fighting in the Italian Campaign during the Second World War. (War Amps photo)

Reflections from a Veteran

On Remembrance Day this year, many Canadians will be reflecting on the…

Bob Gondek of Toronto has a permanent physical reminder of the fighting in the Italian Campaign during the Second World War. (War Amps photo)
Nathan Cullen. (Facebook photo)

Cullen walks away with Stikine

With 50 of 51 polls reporting Cullen leads by more than the number of mail-in ballots distributed

Nathan Cullen. (Facebook photo)
Shea Long roosts in the Shoot Out in the Telkwa Range. (SnoRiders, Houston/Shea Long photo)

Telkwa Range snowmobiling permit lottery opens

Application period is Oct. 20 to Nov. 2o for snowmobiliers and skiers to gain access to Starr Basin

Shea Long roosts in the Shoot Out in the Telkwa Range. (SnoRiders, Houston/Shea Long photo)
A woman arrives at a polling station to vote in the provincial election in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mail-in ballot uptake in B.C. influenced by political leaning, geography

Voters in the most left-leaning ridings much more likely to request packages than in right-leaning

A woman arrives at a polling station to vote in the provincial election in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview, in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday May 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Noa was one of the winners of a local prize during Bike to Work Week at Town Hall. She won a stainless steel mug from Bulkley Valley Credit Union. (Contributed photo)

Smithers riders log 2,316 km during Bike to Work Week

With no public events held participation in 2020 was way down

Noa was one of the winners of a local prize during Bike to Work Week at Town Hall. She won a stainless steel mug from Bulkley Valley Credit Union. (Contributed photo)
Stikine Candidates on COVID-19: B.C. election 2020

Stikine Candidates on COVID-19: B.C. election 2020

Candidates comment on restrictions, deficit, jobs

Stikine Candidates on COVID-19: B.C. election 2020
Smithers Main Street. A Confederate flag hung across Main Street Saturday has raised the ire of community leaders. (Thom Barker photo)

Confederate flag taken down as quickly as it was mysteriously erected in Smithers

Flag went up early Saturday and was quickly removed by Town staff; police investigating as mischief

Smithers Main Street. A Confederate flag hung across Main Street Saturday has raised the ire of community leaders. (Thom Barker photo)
Staff of the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre hold up a banner honouring residential school survivors on Lake Kathlyn for Orange Shirt Day, Sept. 30. (Thom Barker photo)

VIDEO: Smithers friendship centre launches canoe to mark Orange Shirt Day

Residential School survivor feels honoured by events held to recognize hardships endured

  • Sep 30, 2020
Staff of the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre hold up a banner honouring residential school survivors on Lake Kathlyn for Orange Shirt Day, Sept. 30. (Thom Barker photo)
Edward Quinlan. (Ecosocialist Party photo)

Ecosocialists nominate candidate for Stikine

Edward Quinlan is the new party’s regional director for Skeena and Bulkley Valley regions

Edward Quinlan. (Ecosocialist Party photo)
Darcy Repen, pictured with his FOI response on ICBC insurance rates, wants his Rural BC Party to be voice of rural British Columbians. (File photo)

Minor parties scramble to get candidates nominated for Stikine

Taylor wants to be Christian Heritage Party candidate, Repen makes bid to represent Rural BC Party

Darcy Repen, pictured with his FOI response on ICBC insurance rates, wants his Rural BC Party to be voice of rural British Columbians. (File photo)
Telkwa Fire Rescue responded to a plane crash Sept. 17 near Skillhorn Road. (File photo)

Single-engine aircraft crashes near Telkwa

Two occupants of the plane sustained minor injuries and were transported to hospital

Telkwa Fire Rescue responded to a plane crash Sept. 17 near Skillhorn Road. (File photo)
Davie Lake boat launch. (Access BC photo)

Underwater recovery operation underway for missing kayaker north of Prince George

Witnesses say an adult man disappeared after his kayak turned over on Davie Lake Saturday

Davie Lake boat launch. (Access BC photo)