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Celebrity Golf Tournament turns over $125K to charity

Celebrity Golf Tournament turns over $125K to charity

The BV Health Foundation and Smithers Community Cancer Care Team thrilled with result

Celebrity Golf Tournament turns over $125K to charity
The ore processing mill at the Red Chris copper and gold mine located south of Iskut and east of Hwy 37. (File photo)

Australian gold mining giant acquires Red Chris mine

Newcrest now owns 70 per cent of the mine south of Iskut and operatorship

The ore processing mill at the Red Chris copper and gold mine located south of Iskut and east of Hwy 37. (File 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)
Houston RCMP detachment

Woman killed in crash near Topley

A pickup carrying two people from the Lower Mainland to Prince Rupert left Hwy 16 at about 4 a.m.

Houston RCMP detachment
The fishery at Witset. Facebook photo

Fisherman suspended after filmed clubbing and kicking salmon on B.C. river

Viral social media video creates outrage over disrespect for wildlife

The fishery at Witset. Facebook photo
Map of pipeline route showing location of Section 8 on which work has been stopped due to discrepencies with archaeological impact assessments. Coastal GasLink graphic.

Coastal GasLink stops work on section of pipeline route

Internal audit reveals clearing took place without valid archaeological impact assessments in place

Map of pipeline route showing location of Section 8 on which work has been stopped due to discrepencies with archaeological impact assessments. Coastal GasLink graphic.
Dave Birdi has been chosen to represent the Liberal Party of Canada for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in this fall’s federal election. (Submitted photo)

Liberals acclaim former Fort St. James councillor as Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidate

Dave Birdi, Binche Whut’en First Nation economic development officer, enters race to replace Cullen

Dave Birdi has been chosen to represent the Liberal Party of Canada for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in this fall’s federal election. (Submitted photo)
The Dungarees. Publicity photo

Dungarees headed to Kispiox

Fresh off Calgary Stampede gig, the “true-grit country band” looks forward to some time in the bush

The Dungarees. Publicity photo
A red dress attached to the 44 kilometre marker of the Morice River Forest Service Road where the Gidimt’en Clan has rebuilt an encampment and gate. The dress is a symbol signifying missing and murdered women. (Facebook photo)

Wet’suwet’en clan launches civil lawsuit against Coastal GasLink

Gidimt’en seeking damages and costs over destruction of logging road encampment and gate

A red dress attached to the 44 kilometre marker of the Morice River Forest Service Road where the Gidimt’en Clan has rebuilt an encampment and gate. The dress is a symbol signifying missing and murdered women. (Facebook photo)
Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day and Tahltan Band councillor Scott Hawkins survey a placer mining operation July 4. (Tahltan Central Government photo)

Tahltan attempt to evict jade and placer miners

Northwest First Nation says activity is poorly regulated and causing environmental degradation

Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day and Tahltan Band councillor Scott Hawkins survey a placer mining operation July 4. (Tahltan Central Government photo)
Chad Day reelected president of Tahltan Central Government

Chad Day reelected president of Tahltan Central Government

Tahltan mining interests advanced during Day’s first two terms

Chad Day reelected president of Tahltan Central Government
Dr. Russ Callaghan, pictured here at the University of Northern British Columbia is leading a study on the effects of cannabis legalization on motor vehicle collision injuries among young people. (UNBC photo)

UNBC researcher leads study on cannabis-impaired driving

Dr. Russ Callaghan hypothesizes increased motor vehicle collision injuries among young people

Dr. Russ Callaghan, pictured here at the University of Northern British Columbia is leading a study on the effects of cannabis legalization on motor vehicle collision injuries among young people. (UNBC photo)
Northern B.C. gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault of a minor

Northern B.C. gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault of a minor

Marcel Dubroy of Smithers faces five charges in Saskatchewan related to a former Regina athlete

Northern B.C. gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault of a minor
Some of the 29 black bear orphans soon to be released into the wild by the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter team. (Thom Barker photo)

VIDEO: B.C. wildlife shelter releases 34 bears into the wild

Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter near Smithers took in 32 black bear orphans last year

Some of the 29 black bear orphans soon to be released into the wild by the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter team. (Thom Barker photo)
Bachrach nominated by NDP for federal election

Bachrach nominated by NDP for federal election

The Smithers mayor won on the first ballot with 446 of 797 votes

Bachrach nominated by NDP for federal election
Giesbrecht found guilty of second-degree murder

Giesbrecht found guilty of second-degree murder

Murder is only rational conclusion from evidence, Judge says

Giesbrecht found guilty of second-degree murder
Burns Lake man found guilty of second-degree murder

Burns Lake man found guilty of second-degree murder

Judge says murder is the only rational conclusion on the whole of the evidence

Burns Lake man found guilty of second-degree murder
The Maple Leaf Green World cannabis cultivation facility in Telkwa is approximately 75 per cent complete and new Health Canada regulations could be driving it to a quicker opening according to the company. (Interior News file photo)

Telkwa pot plant application passes review

Cannabis company claims new Health Canada regulations are working in its favour

The Maple Leaf Green World cannabis cultivation facility in Telkwa is approximately 75 per cent complete and new Health Canada regulations could be driving it to a quicker opening according to the company. (Interior News file photo)
The Smithers recycling depot was on fire May 9. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers Recycling Depot ablaze

Firefighters from Smithers, Telkwa and Houston on scene, video to follow

The Smithers recycling depot was on fire May 9. (Thom Barker photo)
The Lakes District Air Cessna 182 that crashed near Smithers May 4. (Transportation Safety Board photo)

Fatal crash occurred three hours into aerial mapping flight

Second fatality victim identified as Amir Sedghi, an analyst with Precision Vectors

The Lakes District Air Cessna 182 that crashed near Smithers May 4. (Transportation Safety Board photo)