Marisca Bakker

New Hazelton RCMP locate a significant amount of suspected illicit drugs, 14 rifles, 2 sawed off shotguns, soft and hard body armor, crossbows, and ammunition after an armed robbery on Friday. (Photo provided by the RCMP)

Armed robbery in New Hazelton leads to arrest and seizure of drugs and guns

RCMP say the suspect was known to the victims, who turned him in

New Hazelton RCMP locate a significant amount of suspected illicit drugs, 14 rifles, 2 sawed off shotguns, soft and hard body armor, crossbows, and ammunition after an armed robbery on Friday. (Photo provided by the RCMP)
Smithers RCMP arrest two people have a high speed chase near Telkwa Thursday. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Telkwa high-speed chase leads to two arrests

Smithers RCMP arrest driver before passenger hops in driver’s seat and speeds away

Smithers RCMP arrest two people have a high speed chase near Telkwa Thursday. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Edward the cat is in the care of the Prince Rupert SPCA after people found him wandering the streets with an open wound. (Contributed photo)

Cat with massive face wound found walking Port Edward streets for a week

The orange tabby now named Edward is recovering and will be ready for adoption in several weeks

Edward the cat is in the care of the Prince Rupert SPCA after people found him wandering the streets with an open wound. (Contributed photo)
Homeless advocate Zolican and his cat Misty have been staying at Tyhee Lake since returning up north but will have to leave soon because of provincial park rules. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Homeless advocate returns to the Bulkley Valley, sets up camp at Tyhee Lake

Zolican and his cat have been living in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park but will have to leave soon

Homeless advocate Zolican and his cat Misty have been staying at Tyhee Lake since returning up north but will have to leave soon because of provincial park rules. (Marisca Bakker photo)
A Grizzly Bear with a broken-off arrow stuck in its head, was recently taken by a passing motorist and provided to Smithers Conservation Officers. The picture was taken along Hwy. 37 North, just north of the Meziadin junction. (Conservation Officer Service photo)

Smithers conservation officers seek info on injured grizzly

The bear was spotted on Hwy 37 just north of Meziadin Junction with an arrow in its head

A Grizzly Bear with a broken-off arrow stuck in its head, was recently taken by a passing motorist and provided to Smithers Conservation Officers. The picture was taken along Hwy. 37 North, just north of the Meziadin junction. (Conservation Officer Service photo)
Every department received upgrades in some capacity inside the Sequim Safeway, directors said, including the organics section, which includes new cases. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Safeway drops Air Miles program

Grocery store chain parent company going with Scene+ loyalty program

Every department received upgrades in some capacity inside the Sequim Safeway, directors said, including the organics section, which includes new cases. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Debi Lyn Smith, Jeannette Malkow, Dirk (editor), Connie Scott and Lynn MacNeil. (Submitted photo/Houston Today)

Book on history of ski hill is available again

A Mountain of Change 1960-2020 sold out when it was first released two years ago

Debi Lyn Smith, Jeannette Malkow, Dirk (editor), Connie Scott and Lynn MacNeil. (Submitted photo/Houston Today)

Vet shortage causes grief for vets, farmers and pet owners

Pet owners forced to travel, vet staff burnt out, farmers scramble for care

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)