Trevor Hewitt

Patricks grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. Participants in the one-year Anniversary Memorial March for Jessica Patrick pay their respects to the grave of Patrick, who also used the last name Balczer, on Sept. 15, 2019. Patrick was last seen leaving Mountain View Motel in Smithers in the early morning hours of Aug. 31, 2018. Her body was not found until Sept. 15, 2018 off of Hudson Bay Mountain Road. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

‘This is where the movement is going to start’: Jessica Patrick remembered at memorial march

The march commemorates the one-year anniversary of the 18-year-old’s unsolved death

Patricks grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. Participants in the one-year Anniversary Memorial March for Jessica Patrick pay their respects to the grave of Patrick, who also used the last name Balczer, on Sept. 15, 2019. Patrick was last seen leaving Mountain View Motel in Smithers in the early morning hours of Aug. 31, 2018. Her body was not found until Sept. 15, 2018 off of Hudson Bay Mountain Road. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Jacobus Jonker, a former beloved Smithers Rugby coach, died following an incident in the Smithers RCMP detachment in February 2015. (File photo)

Jury makes five recommendations following coroner’s inquest into Smithers man’s 2015 death

The jury classified the death accidental with “external pressure to the head [and] neck” as the cause

Jacobus Jonker, a former beloved Smithers Rugby coach, died following an incident in the Smithers RCMP detachment in February 2015. (File photo)
Taylor Bachrach (left) and Nathan Cullen (right) pictured at Bachrach’s Smithers campaign office opening on Sept. 5. Bachrach is taking over Cullen’s place as the NDP candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

WATCH: Taylor Bachrach speaks to supporters at the opening of his Smithers campaign office

Check out Bachrach’s full speech at his campaign office opening Sept. 5

Taylor Bachrach (left) and Nathan Cullen (right) pictured at Bachrach’s Smithers campaign office opening on Sept. 5. Bachrach is taking over Cullen’s place as the NDP candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
An image posted to Facebook by a neighbour of Craven’s car (which can be seen behind and to the right of the white truck pictured) crashed into a house’s garage in Kitimat. Craven said the whole ordeal has been stressful but he is thankful no one was seriously hurt. (Facebook photo)

PPC candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley has car stolen, crashed into house

Craven said that he does not believe he was targeted due to his candidacy

An image posted to Facebook by a neighbour of Craven’s car (which can be seen behind and to the right of the white truck pictured) crashed into a house’s garage in Kitimat. Craven said the whole ordeal has been stressful but he is thankful no one was seriously hurt. (Facebook photo)
Three Northern Leopard Frogs pictured on an open palm. The Northern Leopard Frog population across much of Western Canada declined sharply in the 1970s. The DFO recently announced annual funding to the province’s Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR) and the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk (HSP). (Black Press file photo)

DFO announces project funding to at-risk species conservation programs

The two programs have approved funding for nearly 90 new projects over the next year.

Three Northern Leopard Frogs pictured on an open palm. The Northern Leopard Frog population across much of Western Canada declined sharply in the 1970s. The DFO recently announced annual funding to the province’s Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR) and the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk (HSP). (Black Press file photo)
Green party leader Elizabeth May looks on after announcing Daniel Green as a Deputy leader of the party during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday December 2, 2014. The NDP’S stature in New Brunswick ahead of the October federal election has taken a hit following a series of defections to the Greens. Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Bachrach, Sawyer react after 14 New Brunswick NDP candidates jump ship to Greens

The NDP have not been able to nominate a single federal candidate in New Brunswick

Green party leader Elizabeth May looks on after announcing Daniel Green as a Deputy leader of the party during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday December 2, 2014. The NDP’S stature in New Brunswick ahead of the October federal election has taken a hit following a series of defections to the Greens. Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS
A flowering cannabis plant. Newly-released provincial data shows Smithereens purchased the third most amount of cannabis (per capita) from the Province’s online cannabis store since it opened in October 2018. (Pixabay photo)

Smithers tops provincial list for per capita online cannabis sales

The Town placed third overall for the most cannabis purchases per capita

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A flowering cannabis plant. Newly-released provincial data shows Smithereens purchased the third most amount of cannabis (per capita) from the Province’s online cannabis store since it opened in October 2018. (Pixabay 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)
Mike Sawyer. (Facebook photo)

Mike Sawyer announced as Green candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley

Sawyer has been involved in multiple, high-profile legal complaints regarding pipeline developments.

Mike Sawyer. (Facebook photo)
Coast Mountain College rolls out Cannabis Cultivation Series

Coast Mountain College rolls out Cannabis Cultivation Series

Courses are being offered at CMTN’s Terrace, Prince Rupert and Masset campuses starting in September

Coast Mountain College rolls out Cannabis Cultivation Series
Darcy Repen pictured with his FOI response from ICBC. (Submitted photo)

FOI data confirms rural drivers discriminated against, former Telkwa mayor says

Analyzed rural postal codes paid just over 2.5 times more in premiums than they received in claims

Darcy Repen pictured with his FOI response from ICBC. (Submitted photo)
A copy of HSS’s new dress code (Facebook photo)

B.C. high school withdraws notices for temporary dress code

Parents previously told the Interior News they felt there was inadequate consultation over the rules

A copy of HSS’s new dress code (Facebook photo)
Friends, family and supporters came out in solidarity for Ramona Wilson and MMIW at the Ramona Wilson Memorial Walk on June 15. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Friends, family and supporters came out in solidarity for Ramona Wilson and MMIW at the Ramona Wilson Memorial Walk on June 15. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
The intersection of Railway Avenue and Pacific Street where Ashton Michael Lewis’ car rolled over on June 9, 2018, killing Taylor Blomquist. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Smithers man receives two-year sentence for fatal car crash

Over a year after a fatal crash, a Smithers man has been sentenced to two years plus a day in jail.

The intersection of Railway Avenue and Pacific Street where Ashton Michael Lewis’ car rolled over on June 9, 2018, killing Taylor Blomquist. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Nathan Cullen pictured with B.C. Premier John Horgan (BC NDP photo)

“It’s something you’re called to do”: Cullen reflects on time as MP

For Nathan Cullen, it’s not goodbye, it’s farewell.

Nathan Cullen pictured with B.C. Premier John Horgan (BC NDP photo)
Hazelton Secondary School (File photo)

Hazelton Secondary School’s new dress code sparks controversy

Parent concerned about lack of consultation and disproportionate targeting of girls

Hazelton Secondary School (File photo)
Lorne Borgal (Facebook photo)

Northwest plane-crash victim remembered as selfless member of community

Three people killed and one airlifted to hospital after a Cessna crashed north of Smithers on May 4

Lorne Borgal (Facebook photo)
A social media post from the wife of one of the victims from yesterday’s plane crash has confirmed that Lorne Borgal was a passenger on the Cessna 182 that went down near Smithers Landing on May 4, 2019. (Nancy Treiber)

Three killed, one survives after plane crash near Smithers

Former Hudson Bay Mountain Resort CEO Lorne Borgal was among the victims

A social media post from the wife of one of the victims from yesterday’s plane crash has confirmed that Lorne Borgal was a passenger on the Cessna 182 that went down near Smithers Landing on May 4, 2019. (Nancy Treiber)
A Cormorant helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft were circling an ‘area of interest’ near Kimberley on Saturday afternoon. (JRCC Twitter photo)

At least one killed in plane crash near Smithers

Distress call came in from a Cessna 182 on Saturday morning

A Cormorant helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft were circling an ‘area of interest’ near Kimberley on Saturday afternoon. (JRCC Twitter photo)
Fisheries and Oceans area director for the North Coast Colin Masson responds to questions from members of the public during a fish conservation workshop held in Smithers on April 24.

Salmon conservation talk devolves into blame game

There was lots of debate but little consensus at a fish conservation talk in Smithers on April 24

Fisheries and Oceans area director for the North Coast Colin Masson responds to questions from members of the public during a fish conservation workshop held in Smithers on April 24.