Chris Gareau

Town of Smithers Official Community Plan (OCP) map with the proposed multi-family housing development.

Multi-family housing zoning passed

The way is partly paved for 11 new multi-family strata buildings to go up in Smithers

Town of Smithers Official Community Plan (OCP) map with the proposed multi-family housing development.
Strong winds up to 70 km/h will develop around midnight, with gusts up to 90 km/h developing before Sunday morning. The strong gusty winds will ease by midday Sunday. (File photo)

Dust advisory from Smithers to Burns Lake

Smithers, Houston and Burns Lake dusty enough to warrant an air quality advisory.

Strong winds up to 70 km/h will develop around midnight, with gusts up to 90 km/h developing before Sunday morning. The strong gusty winds will ease by midday Sunday. (File photo)
Jinny Sims is B.C.’s Minister of Citizens Services.

B.C. minister says rural internet is ‘railroad of the 21st century’

Jinny Sims talks details about the $50-million provincial and possible $750-million federal funds

Jinny Sims is B.C.’s Minister of Citizens Services.
Kolbie Doodson and Adison Labonte performing to Grease. (Camus Photography)

Music through the ages

Smithers Figure Skating Club performed its annual carnival on ice at the Smithers Civic Centre.

Kolbie Doodson and Adison Labonte performing to Grease. (Camus Photography)
Smithers Secondary on Hudson Bay Mountain with their medals and banners from the B.C. High School Provincial Championships March 6. (Chris Gareau photo)

Smithers provincial snowboard sweep

Smithers Secondary win snowboard banners at BC High School Sports provincials on Hudson Bay Mtn.

Smithers Secondary on Hudson Bay Mountain with their medals and banners from the B.C. High School Provincial Championships March 6. (Chris Gareau photo)
WANTED: Five sought by RCMP

WANTED: Five sought by RCMP

Police asking for public's assistance finding five people on outstanding warrants.

WANTED: Five sought by RCMP
Fine particulates in wood smoke can cause a range of health issues. (Contributed photo)

Bulkley Valley air quality advisory

Smithers and Houston ban wood stove use during advisories if they aren't primary heat source.

Fine particulates in wood smoke can cause a range of health issues. (Contributed photo)
The possible future location of a cannabis retail store on Main Street in Smithers, last occupied by Rudolph’s Sausage. (Chris Gareau photo)

Trying to open the door on Smithers pot retail

Three Bulkley Valley men look to open Smithers' first cannabis store on Main Street.

The possible future location of a cannabis retail store on Main Street in Smithers, last occupied by Rudolph’s Sausage. (Chris Gareau photo)
Coal train derailment near New Hazelton. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)

Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB

It could happen again without a different way to inspect trains

Coal train derailment near New Hazelton. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)
New SD54 superintendent named

New SD54 superintendent named

Assistant superintendent Michael McDiarmid promoted to fill vacancy of outgoing Chris van der Mark.

New SD54 superintendent named
New SD54 superintendent named

New SD54 superintendent named

Assistant superintendent Michael McDiarmid promoted to fill vacancy of outgoing Chris van der Mark.

New SD54 superintendent named
Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs lead a march in mid-January down Smithers Main Street in opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)

Province, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs announce reconciliation process

A potlatch feast will be held in March by the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs to discuss with clans.

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs lead a march in mid-January down Smithers Main Street in opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)
(Chris Gareau photo)

Trapped moose put down

Conservation forced to shoot moose that fell through the thin ice of the Bulkley River by Smithers.

(Chris Gareau photo)
The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30, 2017. (Chris Gareau photo)

Hwy 16 transit use inconsistent

Two years in, bus ridership is down or up since a year ago depending on which community.

The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30, 2017. (Chris Gareau photo)
Strong winds up to 70 km/h will develop around midnight, with gusts up to 90 km/h developing before Sunday morning. The strong gusty winds will ease by midday Sunday. (File photo)

UPDATE: Winter storm warning

Winter storm warning in effect from the Bulkley Valley to the Alberta border. More snow predicted.

Strong winds up to 70 km/h will develop around midnight, with gusts up to 90 km/h developing before Sunday morning. The strong gusty winds will ease by midday Sunday. (File photo)
Members and volunteers of the Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club in 2018-19 after the first Shamrock Cup on Hudson Bay Mountain Jan. 19. (Chris Gareau photo)

First Shamrock Cup of 2019

Full results from Smithers Ski and Snowboard and Club races, plus Abby Award + Shamrock Cup winners.

Members and volunteers of the Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club in 2018-19 after the first Shamrock Cup on Hudson Bay Mountain Jan. 19. (Chris Gareau photo)
Craig Roberts Memorial Award winner MacKinley Unruh (right) with coach and superintendent Chris Van der Mark (left). The award was given to an athlete who overcame challenges and had outstanding performances on and off the field. (archive photo)

Bulkley Valley SD 54 superintendent leaving

Chris van der Mark has been superintendent with SD54 for eight years, and has hands full in Cariboo.

Craig Roberts Memorial Award winner MacKinley Unruh (right) with coach and superintendent Chris Van der Mark (left). The award was given to an athlete who overcame challenges and had outstanding performances on and off the field. (archive photo)
The draft concept landscape plan for Veteran's Peace Park if a new library and art gallery project goes ahead.  (Urban Arts Architecture drawing)

Council wants culture centre referendum

Library/gallery gets extra grant scrutiny for passing $10-million threshold.

The draft concept landscape plan for Veteran's Peace Park if a new library and art gallery project goes ahead.  (Urban Arts Architecture drawing)
A crowd of about 50 at the Smithers Sunshine Inn meet organizers who want to open a Bulkley Valley chapter of natural resource lobby group The North Matters. Left to right are Share BC founding director Steve Simons, The North Matters chair Dave Johnston from Kitimat, local meeting organizer Dennis MacKay, and Share BC chair and retired forester Chris O'Connor. (Chris Gareau photo)

The North Matters looks to open Bulkley Valley chapter

Group promoting resource development meets in Smithers.

A crowd of about 50 at the Smithers Sunshine Inn meet organizers who want to open a Bulkley Valley chapter of natural resource lobby group The North Matters. Left to right are Share BC founding director Steve Simons, The North Matters chair Dave Johnston from Kitimat, local meeting organizer Dennis MacKay, and Share BC chair and retired forester Chris O'Connor. (Chris Gareau photo)
Marching down Main Street in Smithers. B.C. chiefs gather in Smithers to support Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ position on Unist’ot’en camp and opposition to Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)

B.C. chiefs show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Chiefs from around B.C. outside the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in Smithers show support.

Marching down Main Street in Smithers. B.C. chiefs gather in Smithers to support Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ position on Unist’ot’en camp and opposition to Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)