Chris Gareau

Dust advisory from Smithers to Burns Lake

Dust advisory from Smithers to Burns Lake

Smithers, Houston and Burns Lake dusty enough to warrant an air quality advisory.

Dust advisory from Smithers to Burns Lake
Jinny Sims is B.C.’s Minister of Citizens Services.

B.C. minister says rural internet is ‘railroad of the 21st century’

Jinny Sims talks details about the $50-million provincial and possible $750-million federal funds

Jinny Sims is B.C.’s Minister of Citizens Services.
WANTED: Five sought by RCMP

WANTED: Five sought by RCMP

Police asking for public’s assistance finding five people on outstanding warrants.

WANTED: Five sought by RCMP
Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen announces at Riverside Park in Smithers that he is not running in the 2019 federal election. (Chris Gareau photo)

Nathan Cullen not seeking re-election

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls it quits after 15 years

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen announces at Riverside Park in Smithers that he is not running in the 2019 federal election. (Chris Gareau photo)
Fine particulates in wood smoke can cause a range of health issues. (Contributed photo)

Bulkley Valley air quality advisory

Smithers and Houston ban wood stove use during advisories if they aren’t primary heat source.

Fine particulates in wood smoke can cause a range of health issues. (Contributed photo)
Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.

Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.

Jamie Hilbach, 47, of Hazelton is wanted for escaping lawful custody, among other things.

Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.
Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB

Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB

It could happen again without a different way to inspect trains

Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB
New SD54 superintendent named

New SD54 superintendent named

Assistant superintendent Michael McDiarmid promoted to fill vacancy of outgoing Chris van der Mark.

New SD54 superintendent named
New SD54 superintendent named

New SD54 superintendent named

Assistant superintendent Michael McDiarmid promoted to fill vacancy of outgoing Chris van der Mark.

New SD54 superintendent named
A CN train collided with a road grader at the Lawson Road crossing on Feb. 19. This photo was taken from the northeast side of the train, between the track and Bulkley River. (Grant Harris photo)

Train hits grader near Quick

The collision put the driver in critical condition. GoFundMe page raises over $10,000.

A CN train collided with a road grader at the Lawson Road crossing on Feb. 19. This photo was taken from the northeast side of the train, between the track and Bulkley River. (Grant Harris photo)
Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs lead a march in mid-January down Smithers Main Street in opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)

Province, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs announce reconciliation process

A potlatch feast will be held in March by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to discuss with clans.

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs lead a march in mid-January down Smithers Main Street in opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)
Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation

Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation

A potlatch feast will be held in March by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to discuss with clans.

Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation
The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30, 2017. (Chris Gareau photo)

Hwy 16 transit use inconsistent

Two years in, bus ridership is down or up since a year ago depending on which community.

The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30, 2017. (Chris Gareau photo)
UPDATE: North BC winter storm warning

UPDATE: North BC winter storm warning

Winter storm warning in effect from the Bulkley Valley to the Alberta border. More snow predicted.

UPDATE: North BC winter storm warning
Bulkley Valley SD 54 superintendent leaving

Bulkley Valley SD 54 superintendent leaving

Chris van der Mark has been superintendent with SD54 for eight years, and has hands full in Cariboo.

Bulkley Valley SD 54 superintendent leaving
Marching down Main Street in Smithers. B.C. chiefs gather in Smithers to support Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ position on Unist’ot’en camp and opposition to Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline.

B.C. chiefs show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Chiefs from around B.C. outside the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in Smithers show support.

Marching down Main Street in Smithers. B.C. chiefs gather in Smithers to support Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ position on Unist’ot’en camp and opposition to Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline.
Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. Nikal was one of the 14 arrested at the Gitdumden checkpoint Monday.                                (Chris Gareau photo)

Hereditary chiefs negotiate injunction agreement

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs abide by interim injunction, but gate stays up. Still opposed.

Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. Nikal was one of the 14 arrested at the Gitdumden checkpoint Monday.                                (Chris Gareau photo)
Unist’ot’en barrier on Morice River in 2016. (Catherine Matheson photo)

Unist’ot’en open gate

The camp is complying with the temporary injunction allowing natural gas pipeline workers through.

Unist’ot’en barrier on Morice River in 2016. (Catherine Matheson photo)
RCMP enforce pipeline injunction

RCMP enforce pipeline injunction

Police have arrived at the Gitdumden checkpoint south of Houston.

RCMP enforce pipeline injunction
Bulkley Valley School District 54 trustees swearing into office after this fall’s election. (SD54 Facebook photo)

SD54 elects board positions

Trustees also appointed to committees.

Bulkley Valley School District 54 trustees swearing into office after this fall’s election. (SD54 Facebook photo)