Deb Meissner

The SD54 building in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

School district settles on calendar for next school year

Spring break to be combined with Easter in 2023

The SD54 building in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
All debit machines are down at point of sale. (Stock)

Debit machines down across Canada

Some credit cards still working

All debit machines are down at point of sale. (Stock)
Former Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, has pleaded not guilty to fentanyl possession in provincial court. (Thom Barker photo)
Former Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, has pleaded not guilty to fentanyl possession in provincial court. (Thom Barker photo)
Wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)

RCMP arrest man in connection with Kitwanga wildfire

Police say cost of fighting the fire will be extensive

Wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)
U13 Champion team, Houston Flyers March 19-20 in Fraser Lake. (Deb Brown photo)

Houston Flyers win U13 gold medal

Cash Kaszas, Everett Wickum and Hayden Clegg hold the U13 Champions banner…

U13 Champion team, Houston Flyers March 19-20 in Fraser Lake. (Deb Brown photo)
Map of proposed property to the Regional District for zoning change to allow for a crematorim on 3844 Henry Roqad in Smithers. (Submitted diagram)

Regional District hears strong opposition to proposed crematorium west of Smithers

Potential neighbours of the facility recognize need for crematory services, but don’t like location

Map of proposed property to the Regional District for zoning change to allow for a crematorim on 3844 Henry Roqad in Smithers. (Submitted diagram)
The SD54 building in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

School district buses teachers to Houston

Pilot program for teachers commuting to Houston from Smithers intended to address hiring issues

The SD54 building in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
School bus vandalism will not be tolerated, SD54 says. (Black Press file photo)

Vandalism runs rampant on SD54 buses

District says bus runs are in danger of being cancelled; offenders will be charged

School bus vandalism will not be tolerated, SD54 says. (Black Press file photo)
Castle Bulkley Valley Home Centre in Telkwa wins national award. (Submitted photo)

Castle-Bulkley Valley Home Centre wins national award

The Outstanding Retailer Award recognizes community involvement, staff and customer satisfaction

Castle Bulkley Valley Home Centre in Telkwa wins national award. (Submitted photo)
Smithers ambulance waiting to transport patients to other area hospitals, as BVDH is full. (Contributed photo)

Seriously injured woman transferred from Smithers to Kitimat as COVID overwhelms hospital

Cathy Whalen was transferred because Bulkley Valley hospital was overwhelmed with COVID patients

Smithers ambulance waiting to transport patients to other area hospitals, as BVDH is full. (Contributed photo)
A small tornado touched down briefly the afternoon of July 4 in Houston. (Image courtesy of Jordan Porth)

Tornado touches down in Houston B.C.

VIDEO: Tornado briefly touches down in Houston, B.C.

A small tornado touched down briefly the afternoon of July 4 in Houston. (Image courtesy of Jordan Porth)
A small tornado touched down briefly the afternoon of July 4 in Houston. (Image courtesy of Jordan Porth)

Tornado touches down in Houston B.C.

VIDEO: Tornado briefly touches down in Houston, B.C.

A small tornado touched down briefly the afternoon of July 4 in Houston. (Image courtesy of Jordan Porth)
Brian Peach rescues ducklings from a storm drain in Smithers May 12. (Lauren L’Orsa video screen shot)

VIDEO: Smithers neighbours rescue ducklings from storm drain

Momma and babies made it safely back to the creek that runs behind Turner Way

Brian Peach rescues ducklings from a storm drain in Smithers May 12. (Lauren L’Orsa video screen shot)
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First Northwest baby of 2021 born in Hazelton

Yet unamed boy born to Royelle Williams and Shane Skulsh of Kispiox on the afternoon of Jan. 1

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Approximately 200 people gathered in Smithers Dec. 12 to demonstrate against COVID restrictions. (Deb Meissner photo)

Large group rallies in Smithers against COVID-19 restrictions

Approximately 200 people gathered Dec. 12 for “Unmasking our Freedoms” event

Approximately 200 people gathered in Smithers Dec. 12 to demonstrate against COVID restrictions. (Deb Meissner photo)
Randy Bell. (File photo)

Former northern B.C. mayoral candidate arrested after allegedly refusing to wear mask

Randy Bell handcuffed and given a warning at Bulkley Valley Credit Union in Smithers

Randy Bell. (File photo)