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Luke Strimbold, right, enters the Smithers courthouse May 6 with his lawyer Stan Tessmer, to plead guilty to four sexual assault charges. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Former Burns Lake mayor gets two years for sexual assaults against minors

Banned from taking work involving young people for five years

Luke Strimbold, right, enters the Smithers courthouse May 6 with his lawyer Stan Tessmer, to plead guilty to four sexual assault charges. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Attempted murder case closed without sentencing

Attempted murder case closed without sentencing

Ronald Fowler, convicted in March of trying to kill his Two Mile neighbour, died Nov. 12

Attempted murder case closed without sentencing
Resident and COs rescue deer from Seymour Lake

Resident and COs rescue deer from Seymour Lake

The mule deer buck fell through the thin ice yesterday afternoon

Resident and COs rescue deer from Seymour Lake
Luke Strimbold, right, enters the Smithers courthouse May 6 with his lawyer Stan Tessmer, to plead guilty to four sexual assault charges. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Judge reserves sentencing decision in Luke Strimbold sex assault case

The Crown is seeking four to six years federal time; the defence wants 18 months in provincial jail

Luke Strimbold, right, enters the Smithers courthouse May 6 with his lawyer Stan Tessmer, to plead guilty to four sexual assault charges. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Luke Strimbold, right, enters the Smithers courthouse May 6 with his lawyer Stan Tessmer, to plead guilty to four sexual assault charges. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Former Burns Lake mayor to be sentenced for sex crimes against minors

Luke Strimbold pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault involving boys in May

Luke Strimbold, right, enters the Smithers courthouse May 6 with his lawyer Stan Tessmer, to plead guilty to four sexual assault charges. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
A view of Six Mile Road passing through Ronald Folwer’s property near where, on Oct. 14, 2017, Fowler shot his neighbour George Parent. Fowler was found guilty March 15 by a jury at the B.C. Supreme Court in Smithers. (Thom Barker photo)

Man awaiting sentencing for attempted murder dies after being struck by vehicle in Fraser Lake

Ron Fowler is still scheduled for sentencing Nov. 29 according to B.C. prosecution service

A view of Six Mile Road passing through Ronald Folwer’s property near where, on Oct. 14, 2017, Fowler shot his neighbour George Parent. Fowler was found guilty March 15 by a jury at the B.C. Supreme Court in Smithers. (Thom Barker photo)
Bachrach’s election campaign sparks the imagination

Bachrach’s election campaign sparks the imagination

New Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP logs 11k on electric campaign car

Bachrach’s election campaign sparks the imagination
Unist-ot’en supporter arrested for denying contractor access to pipeline site

Unist-ot’en supporter arrested for denying contractor access to pipeline site

The unidentified 29-year-old woman was later released without being charged

Unist-ot’en supporter arrested for denying contractor access to pipeline site
Forest fire inspires Smithers youth to join climate lawsuit

Forest fire inspires Smithers youth to join climate lawsuit

Fifteen teenagers are suing Canada for violating their Charter rights by not tackling climate change

Forest fire inspires Smithers youth to join climate lawsuit
South Hazelton pellet plant on track for 2021 opening

South Hazelton pellet plant on track for 2021 opening

Company predicts more nearly 100 direct and indirect local jobs will be created

South Hazelton pellet plant on track for 2021 opening
Woman sues B.C. government over alleged sexual abuse in Smithers foster home

Woman sues B.C. government over alleged sexual abuse in Smithers foster home

A 27-year-old woman says she was repeatedly raped by foster parent when she was 12

Woman sues B.C. government over alleged sexual abuse in Smithers foster home
Regan Yee in competition for Trinity Western University (TWU). TWU photo

South Hazelton steeplechaser ousted in qualifying heat at world track championships

Regan Yee came in 11th in her heat with a time of 9:48:56

Regan Yee in competition for Trinity Western University (TWU). TWU photo
Can you picture a horse? I can’t

Can you picture a horse? I can’t

Thom ruminates on discovering he is an aphantasic

Can you picture a horse? I can’t
Fowler sentencing set for Nov. 29

Fowler sentencing set for Nov. 29

Hazeltons man was convicted in March of attempting to murder his neigbour

Fowler sentencing set for Nov. 29
LNG/CGL on election agenda

LNG/CGL on election agenda

Local candidates answer where they stand on resource development projects.

LNG/CGL on election agenda
Sentencing of former Burns Lake mayor’s for sex assault postponed to Nov. 25

Sentencing of former Burns Lake mayor’s for sex assault postponed to Nov. 25

The B.C Supreme Court in Smithers set the new date this morning

Sentencing of former Burns Lake mayor’s for sex assault postponed to Nov. 25
Justin Trudeau, now the prime minister of Canada, appears in dark makeup on his face, neck and hands at a 2001 ���Arabian Nights���-themed party at the West Point Grey Academy, the private school where he taught. Photo by TIME                                Justin Trudeau, now the prime minister of Canada, appears in dark makeup on his face, neck and hands at a 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’-themed party at the West Point Grey Academy, the private school where he taught. Photo by TIME

‘It affects everybody:’ Trudeau’s brownface photos worry Wet’suwet’en chief

Skeena-Bulkley Valley Liberal candidate declines to comment on prime minister’s indiscretion

Justin Trudeau, now the prime minister of Canada, appears in dark makeup on his face, neck and hands at a 2001 ���Arabian Nights���-themed party at the West Point Grey Academy, the private school where he taught. Photo by TIME                                Justin Trudeau, now the prime minister of Canada, appears in dark makeup on his face, neck and hands at a 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’-themed party at the West Point Grey Academy, the private school where he taught. Photo by TIME
From left, Alice Maitland, former Hazelton mayor; Doug Donaldson, MLA for Stikine; Phil Germuth, chair of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine; and Gail Lowry, District of New Hazelton Mayor and Chair of the Upper Skeena Recreation Center Owners’ Partnership Committee cut the ribbon Sept.14 to officially open the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre. Thom Barker photo

Upper Skeena Rec Centre officially opens

Community room named in honour of Peter and Lynn Newbery

From left, Alice Maitland, former Hazelton mayor; Doug Donaldson, MLA for Stikine; Phil Germuth, chair of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine; and Gail Lowry, District of New Hazelton Mayor and Chair of the Upper Skeena Recreation Center Owners’ Partnership Committee cut the ribbon Sept.14 to officially open the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre. Thom Barker photo
The ore processing mill at the Red Chris copper and gold mine located south of Iskut and east of Hwy 37. (File photo)

Australian gold mining giant acquires Red Chris mine

Newcrest now owns 70 per cent of the mine south of Iskut and operatorship

The ore processing mill at the Red Chris copper and gold mine located south of Iskut and east of Hwy 37. (File photo)
The federal ethics commission has found Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke ethics laws in the SNC-Lavalin affair. (CPAC)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates react to finding Trudeau broke ethics law

The election campaign is heating up before the writ has even dropped

The federal ethics commission has found Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke ethics laws in the SNC-Lavalin affair. (CPAC)