Chris Gareau

Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. (Chris Gareau photo)

Opinion: Civil disagreement

Knowledge and empathy needed in time of strong disagreement.

Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. (Chris Gareau photo)
After consultations to make sure social media rumours are not true that it has any cultural significance, RCMP take down “tripod” blocking access to Unist’ot’en camp Jan. 11. (Twitter photo)

‘Tripod’ delays access to Unist’ot’en camp

Social media rumours of cultural significance quashed, meaning police "exclusion zones" should end.

After consultations to make sure social media rumours are not true that it has any cultural significance, RCMP take down “tripod” blocking access to Unist’ot’en camp Jan. 11. (Twitter photo)
Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10.(Chris Gareau photo)

Hereditary chiefs negotiate injunction agreement

Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs abide by interim injunction, but gate stays up. Still opposed.

Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10.(Chris Gareau photo)
Smithers councillor voices Wet'suwet'en support

Smithers councillor voices Wet’suwet’en support

Councillor Greg Brown first to put out public statement on natural gas injunction enforcement.

Smithers councillor voices Wet'suwet'en support
Unist’ot’en barrier on Morice River in 2016. (Catherine Matheson photo)

Unist’ot’en open gate

The camp is complying with the temporary injunction allowing natural gas pipeline workers through.

Unist’ot’en barrier on Morice River in 2016. (Catherine Matheson photo)
A new checkpoint on Morice Lake Forest Service Road went up Dec. 17, the day an injunction against the Unist'ot'en camp to allow Coastal GasLink access went into effect. (Twitter photo)

RCMP enforce pipeline injunction

Police have arrived at the Gitdumden checkpoint south of Houston.

A new checkpoint on Morice Lake Forest Service Road went up Dec. 17, the day an injunction against the Unist'ot'en camp to allow Coastal GasLink access went into effect. (Twitter photo)
Firefighters respond to a fire call at the Alpenhorn on Main Street Thursday night. (Tom Best photo)

Smoked out at the Alpenhorn

A malfunction in a heating unit caused a stink at the Smithers restaurant, but it's back in business.

Firefighters respond to a fire call at the Alpenhorn on Main Street Thursday night. (Tom Best photo)
New Hazelton woman missing

New Hazelton woman missing

Search and rescue help RCMP in search for Cynthia Martin.

New Hazelton woman missing
Members and supporters of the Unist'ot'en, including Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, outside Smithers courthouse after an interim injunction was granted for Coastal GasLink to get past the blockade at the Morice River bridge south of Houston. Chris Gareau photo

Injunction extended to all LNG blockades south of Houston

New Gitdumden Morice River Forest Service Rd checkpoint in area Coastal GasLink can access.

Members and supporters of the Unist'ot'en, including Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, outside Smithers courthouse after an interim injunction was granted for Coastal GasLink to get past the blockade at the Morice River bridge south of Houston. Chris Gareau photo
Former Burns Lake mayor Luke Strimbold is facing multiple sex related charges. (File photo)

Strimbold scheduled to plead Feb. 25

Former Burns Lake mayor charged with multiple under-age sexual assault charges in Smithers court.

Former Burns Lake mayor Luke Strimbold is facing multiple sex related charges. (File photo)
A new checkpoint on Morice Lake Forest Service Road went up Dec. 17, the day an injunction against the Unist’ot’en camp to allow Coastal GasLink access went into effect.Twitter photo

Gitdumden checkpoint blocks access to Unist’ot’en camp

Wet'suwet'en clan members say Morice Lake Forest Service Rd checkpoint in effect until further notice.

A new checkpoint on Morice Lake Forest Service Road went up Dec. 17, the day an injunction against the Unist’ot’en camp to allow Coastal GasLink access went into effect.Twitter photo
A tiny fan gets on Santa’s good list.Chris Gareau photo

Santa skate

Smithers Lions Club Skate with Santa

A tiny fan gets on Santa’s good list.Chris Gareau photo
Members and supporters of the Unist’ot’en, including Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, file out of the court room in Smithers after an interim injunction was granted for Coastal GasLink to get past the blockade at the Morice River bridge south of Houston.Chris Gareau photo

Coastal GasLink gets interim injunction against Unist’ot’en

The LNG pipeline company can start work Monday with enforcement approved by court.

Members and supporters of the Unist’ot’en, including Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, file out of the court room in Smithers after an interim injunction was granted for Coastal GasLink to get past the blockade at the Morice River bridge south of Houston.Chris Gareau photo
Smithers Charity Golf hand over a cheque of $90,000 to the Bulkley Valley Health Care and Hospital Foundation in 2017 to help purchase a new CT Scanner for the hospital to service the entire area. Josh Casey photo

Smithers council reverses CT scan vote

Council unanimously waives all off-site works for hospital renovation, project delayed 4-8 weeks.

Smithers Charity Golf hand over a cheque of $90,000 to the Bulkley Valley Health Care and Hospital Foundation in 2017 to help purchase a new CT Scanner for the hospital to service the entire area. Josh Casey photo
Bulkley Valley School District 54 trustees swearing into office after this fall’s election.SD54 Facebook photo

SD54 elects board positions

Trustees also appointed to committees.

Bulkley Valley School District 54 trustees swearing into office after this fall’s election.SD54 Facebook photo
Residents of all ages bring their questions to Telkwa Coal’s open house at Telkwa Elementary School Nov. 28.Chris Gareau photo

Japanese company signs Telkwa Coal deal

How the proposed 750,000 tones of coal for making steel will be sold.

Residents of all ages bring their questions to Telkwa Coal’s open house at Telkwa Elementary School Nov. 28.Chris Gareau photo
Dollar Store drive-thru

Dollar Store drive-thru

No serious injuries in crash through front window of Bulkley Village Shopping Centre.

Dollar Store drive-thru
Notice of civil claim filed against Unist'ot'en members by Coastal GasLink. (Unist'ot'en Facebook photo)

Coastal GasLink applies for injunction against Unist’ot’en

LNG company applied to enforce access to Morice River bridge and roads blocked by Unist'ot'en camp.

Notice of civil claim filed against Unist'ot'en members by Coastal GasLink. (Unist'ot'en Facebook photo)
CT scanner 'paused' after council denies variance

CT scanner ‘paused’ after council denies variance

Northern Health warned CT scanner may not come if variance on off-site works denied.

CT scanner 'paused' after council denies variance
LNG pipeline hiring as Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs resist

LNG pipeline hiring as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs resist

Province lobbies chiefs on Coastal GasLink as company turned away from site by camp.

LNG pipeline hiring as Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs resist