Alicia Bridges

Burns Lake hosts atoms tournament

Burns Lake hosted seven atoms teams from across the region in a round robin tournament last weekend at the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena

Canfor sawmill burns in Houston, B.C.

The Canfor sawmill in Houston was evacuated yesterday when a major blaze started in one of six older kilns built in the 1960s.

UPDATE: Canfor blaze among biggest Houston fire chief has seen

Nobody was injured in the fire, which destroyed six of the sawmill's kilns.

Chiefs take no-LNG message to the Hill

Two months after Premier Clark was in Ottawa to promote LNG, Northwest First Nations leaders visited Parliament with the opposite message.

RCMP search for missing Smithers woman Jennifer Derbyshire turns to the Okanagan

Police are investigating a reported sighting of Jennifer Derbyshire in Vernon at about 6 a.m. this morning.

Council tackles 2016 budget, Smithers preschool closure, $2M airport loan

An overview of last night's Smithers town council meeting, covering the 2016 budget, Ranger Park Preschool, and a $2M loan.

Smithers RCMP reminds drivers about rules for approaching emergency vehicles

As warm weather brings more traffic to the Bulkley Valley, police are urging motorists to slow down and make room for emergency vehicles.

Telkwa covered by new Highway 16 cell service

Telkwa residents now have cell and wireless Internet access after a new Telus site went live.

Tax season phone scams target Bulkley Valley

Smithers RCMP is reminding the public about a common phone scam where the caller claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency.

Smithers council opposes Lelu Island LNG site

Town councillors last night voted to oppose the location of the Pacific Northwest LNG processing facility in a letter to the CEAA.

First Nation leaders meet to reconcile

Hereditary and elected Wet’suwet’en leaders from Burns Lake, Hagwilget and Moricetown gathered to reconcile differences within the nation.

Smithers high school students suspended over pellet gun shooting

A teenager who allegedly shot at his classmates with a BB gun is one of three who have been suspended from Smithers Secondary School.

Smithers affordable housing project aborted due to lack of resources

The Smithers Action Group Association has shut down, ending its decade-long push to build an affordable housing complex in Smithers.

Woman, 20, charged after Smithers stabbing

The 27-year-old victim was treated at Bulkley Valley District Hospital Wednesday morning.

Marijuana plants seized from New Hazelton grow-op

200 marijuana plants, several pounds of dried buds, growing equipment and $2,000 cash were seized from a property near Highway 16.

Smithers meets second Syrian refugee family

A second family of Syrian refugees were greeted at the airport by their local sponsors in Smithers today.

Daring rescue saves teen from burning unit in Smithers

A male youth and adult female suffered possible burns and smoke inhalation in a blaze at the Hudson Bay Trailer Court on Friday.

First Syrian refugees arrive in Smithers

Syrians greeted with hugs and tears by local relatives during Family Day arrival at Smithers airport.

Trial set for Adams’ animal cruelty case

Former Houston mother and daughter will stand trial for animal cruelty relating to 53 animals seized by the SPCA in Alberta last year.

Fuel thieves target logging equipment near Smithers

Forestry companies have been urged to take measures to prevent fuel theft on isolated logging roads.