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Smithers ambulance waiting to transport patients to other area hospitals, as BVDH is full. (Contributed photo)

Husband of a seriously injured woman angry about transfer to Kitimat

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

Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file

Winter tires should be installed by next Friday, October 1

Most routes in B.C. require snow tires from October to April

The District of Houston is looking for a new CAO to replace Gerald Pinchbeck who left in late summer. (File photo/Houston Today)

District of Houston begins search for top executive

Mid-October deadline date set to apply

The first of a planned series of improvements has now taken place at Bymac Park. And that’s the dredging and rehabilitation of the boat launch there, work that’s long been sought after by local anglers and others. (Angelique Houlihan photos/Houston Today)

Bymac boat launch back in operation

The first of a planned series of improvements has now taken place…

The first of a planned series of improvements has now taken place at Bymac Park. And that’s the dredging and rehabilitation of the boat launch there, work that’s long been sought after by local anglers and others. (Angelique Houlihan photos/Houston Today)
Madelaine Swift is the District of Houston’s new deputy director of corporate services. (Houston Today photo)

District fills a vacant position

Deputy corporate services director hired

Madelaine Swift is the District of Houston’s new deputy director of corporate services. (Houston Today photo)
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Expect smoky skies this fall

Crews burning slash from fireguard project southwest of town

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Library Lego is back at Houston Public Library

The Houston Public Library brought back their library Lego program on Sept.…

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A small black bear was seen visiting the A Rocha Nature Centre in Houston on the weekend of Sept. 11 —12. The bear picked away some saskatoon berries. (Phyllis Weibe photo/Houston Today)

Bear aware storywalk in Houston

Taking place Sept. 23 — 27 to help to keep both bears and people safe

A small black bear was seen visiting the A Rocha Nature Centre in Houston on the weekend of Sept. 11 —12. The bear picked away some saskatoon berries. (Phyllis Weibe photo/Houston Today)
The B.C. Cattlemen’s society is opposed to a program implemented by the SPCA to conduct unannounced farm inspections with a goal of protecting against practices that are cruel to animals (File Photo/Lakes District News)

B.C. SPCA to conduct random farm inspections

RDBN in support of cattlemen’s association on voicing concerns about program

The B.C. Cattlemen’s society is opposed to a program implemented by the SPCA to conduct unannounced farm inspections with a goal of protecting against practices that are cruel to animals (File Photo/Lakes District News)
District of Houston taking steps to help secure more money for local community initiatives. (File photo/Houston Today)

District applies for matching endowment grant

Income earned would support local projects and people

District of Houston taking steps to help secure more money for local community initiatives. (File photo/Houston Today)
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District forfeits a $4,000 federal grant

Could not stage a community fireworks display

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B.C.’s forest tenure plan could negatively impact Houston

Aspects of the modernization plan are concerning to some Community Forest managers

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The UBCM 2021 convention included three concurrent town hall meetings with delegates and ministers on Sept. 17.

UBCM convention ends with town hall meetings

Delegates were provided a chance to ask questions to B.C. MLAs about various concerns

The UBCM 2021 convention included three concurrent town hall meetings with delegates and ministers on Sept. 17.
Taylor Bachrach celebrates his reelection in Skeena-Bulkley Valley at home in Smithers. (Contributed photo)

Bachrach reelected in Skeena-Bulkley Valley

With 223 of 224 polls reporting, Bachrach led by 2,200 votes

Taylor Bachrach celebrates his reelection in Skeena-Bulkley Valley at home in Smithers. (Contributed photo)
The administration building of the Hagwilget First Nation Government has been blockaded by band members since July 4. (Thom Barker photo.

Hagwilget council sues former council members, trustees and auditor

BC Supreme Court civil claim alleges diversion of funds for personal use by former chief councillor

The administration building of the Hagwilget First Nation Government has been blockaded by band members since July 4. (Thom Barker photo.
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Federal voting information in Houston

Voters must go to assigned voting station to be eligible

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A photo of Linda LeFranc who was brutally murdered in Terrace, in Dec.1998. Her murderer Christopher Alexander was given a life sentence, was released on day parole near Prince George on Sept. 13. (Photo courtesy Anita Johnston)

Man convicted for 1998 murder in Terrace released on day parole near Prince George

Victim’s sister appalled by parole board’s decision to release Christopher Alexander

A photo of Linda LeFranc who was brutally murdered in Terrace, in Dec.1998. Her murderer Christopher Alexander was given a life sentence, was released on day parole near Prince George on Sept. 13. (Photo courtesy Anita Johnston)
Investigations are underway on the death of a man at the Babine Lake barge. (File photo/Lakes District News)

Fatality at Babine Lake barge

Currently under investigation by B.C. Coroners Service; WorkSafe B.C.

Investigations are underway on the death of a man at the Babine Lake barge. (File photo/Lakes District News)
The RDBN approved a recommendation by the Society of B.C. Veterinarians chapter of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association to lobby for more available seats for B.C. Students in vet school. (File photo/Lakes District News)

RDBN to push for more seats in veterinary school

Seeking to double the amount of available seats for B.C. students at WCVM

The RDBN approved a recommendation by the Society of B.C. Veterinarians chapter of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association to lobby for more available seats for B.C. Students in vet school. (File photo/Lakes District News)
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District of Houston acknowledges Truth and Reconciliation day

New statutory holiday on Sept. 30 will be recognized by Houston

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