Marisca Bakker

A grizzly that was spotted near Newens Road in Smithers has been captured, tagged and relocated. (photo from Facebook)

Smithers grizzly relocated south of Houston

Happy ending for four-year-old male who has been hanging around the Dohler Flats area of town

A grizzly that was spotted near Newens Road in Smithers has been captured, tagged and relocated. (photo from Facebook)
Jessica Patrick’s grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. (File photo)

It’s been 2 years since Jessica Patrick’s body was found in Smithers; case still unsolved

Patrick’s body was found on Sept. 15 2018, two weeks after she was last seen alive.

Jessica Patrick’s grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. (File photo)
Man, 23, struck and killed by train in Smithers

Man, 23, struck and killed by train in Smithers

Smithers RCMP calling it a tragic accident at this point but are continuing to investigate

Man, 23, struck and killed by train in Smithers
Nathan Cullen (file photo)

Former Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls for more RCMP oversight

Nathan Cullen says when groups of people lose trust in police, policing becomes impossible

Nathan Cullen (file photo)
Screen shot of Northern Health virtual town hall meeting.

Testing turn around time for COVID-19 improves in the north

Province of BC and Northern Health field questions around the pandemic through a virtual town hall.

Screen shot of Northern Health virtual town hall meeting.
Babine Lake
Babine Lake
Demand for food hampers surges with COVID-19

Demand for food hampers surges with COVID-19

Pick-up suspended, but Salvation Army will deliver

Demand for food hampers surges with COVID-19
Babine Lake land transfer

Babine Lake land transfer

Landowners around Babine Lake are questioning the Provincial Government’s deal with Lake…

Babine Lake land transfer
Dr. Brent Jim, from the tiny village of Witset, B.C., is the first Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in the country. (Contributed photo)

Wet’suwet’en man becomes only Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in Canada

Dr. Brent Jim is working toward improving cervical cancer screening rates for Indigenous women

Dr. Brent Jim, from the tiny village of Witset, B.C., is the first Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in the country. (Contributed photo)
Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter is now home to a tiny bear cub that was rescued out of Telkwa recently. He weighs less than a third of what he should. (Contributed photo)

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter is now home to a tiny bear cub that was rescued out of Telkwa recently. He weighs less than a third of what he should. (Contributed photo)
Taylor Bachrach with his family at Smithers Brewing Company shortly after winning the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in the recent federal election. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Bachrach named Critic for Infrastructure and Communities

Skeena Bulkley Valley MP says this role in the NDP shadow cabinet can benefit his riding

Taylor Bachrach with his family at Smithers Brewing Company shortly after winning the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in the recent federal election. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Kelly Spurway and Adam Marshall of the Salvation Army take stock of the food banks in Houston and in Smithers. This year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive brought in more food than last year, but the need has also risen. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Soup kitchen to be added to Salvation Army’s Houston services

Need for food growing as living costs rise

Kelly Spurway and Adam Marshall of the Salvation Army take stock of the food banks in Houston and in Smithers. This year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive brought in more food than last year, but the need has also risen. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Prince Rupert pellet terminal. (Shannon Lough photo)

Proposed $45-million Northwest B.C. pellet plant

Hazelton plant would be largest of its kind in North America and ship to Asia from Prince Rupert.

Prince Rupert pellet terminal. (Shannon Lough photo)
Family reunion almost 50 years in the making

Family reunion almost 50 years in the making

Adopted Norwegian man finds his biological mother in Endako.

Family reunion almost 50 years in the making
Bulkley Valley District Hospital is currently meeting the needs of the community but may need to be replaced in the future. Marisca Bakker photo

Motion passes to start long Bulkley Valley District Hospital replacement process

Smithers mayor forms hospital board motion to make new hospital a priority for Smithers.

Bulkley Valley District Hospital is currently meeting the needs of the community but may need to be replaced in the future. Marisca Bakker photo
Secretary Treasurer Dave Margerm presents SD54’s budget. (Marisca Bakker photo)

SD54 draft budget has enrolement numbers rising

Architecture meeting for ideas on new Walnut Park school

Secretary Treasurer Dave Margerm presents SD54’s budget. (Marisca Bakker photo)
A rescued river otter staying at the Northern Lights Wildlife shelter near Smithers. (NLWS photo)

Time to let go for BC bears, otters, bobcat

Northern Lights Wildlife shelter near Smithers set to release orphaned animals this spring.

A rescued river otter staying at the Northern Lights Wildlife shelter near Smithers. (NLWS photo)
CT scanner to aid Houston and area patients

CT scanner to aid Houston and area patients

Scanner approved for Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers

CT scanner to aid Houston and area patients
Child development centre gets federal grant

Child development centre gets federal grant

Ottawa rejected the Child Development Centre’s application but then had second thoughts.

Child development centre gets federal grant
Nancy Aldoff, provincial professional practice leader for BC Cancer’s Screening Mammography Program, describes the new digital mammography unit in Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Digital mammography service open in Smithers

Successful advocacy to upgrade mammography service and avoid moving services to Terrace…

Nancy Aldoff, provincial professional practice leader for BC Cancer’s Screening Mammography Program, describes the new digital mammography unit in Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Marisca Bakker photo)