Chris Gareau

Cannabis ordered through B.C.'s new online dispensary on Oct. 17, the day Canada legalized marijuana use. (Sarah Gawdin/The Progress)

Smithers pot hearing

Pot buffer zone leaves out half of downtown. A public hearing will be held soon on zoning.

Cannabis ordered through B.C.'s new online dispensary on Oct. 17, the day Canada legalized marijuana use. (Sarah Gawdin/The Progress)
Smithers postal employees take their turn Friday for the rotating strike action at Canada Post offices across the country. Chris Gareau photo

Postal strike strikes Smithers

Rural route carriers want better treatment.

Smithers postal employees take their turn Friday for the rotating strike action at Canada Post offices across the country. Chris Gareau photo
Orange Barrels in Highway Maintenance, Repair, Construction Zone

Smithers Hwy 16 lane closure Nov. 19-22

Planned utility work is expected to start on Hwy 16 in Smithers Monday morning.

Orange Barrels in Highway Maintenance, Repair, Construction Zone
Gordon Cook captured the CN train heading through Hope, surrounded by stunning fall foliage. Gordon Cook photo

CN signal boxes shot

Information sought after trains forced to stop by Kitwanga signal boxes being shot up.

Gordon Cook captured the CN train heading through Hope, surrounded by stunning fall foliage. Gordon Cook photo
Core boxes at the Telkwa Coal core shack. Contributed photo

Telkwa Coal at EA threshold

Public input, new road and rail costs means more production planned for steel-making coal mine.

Core boxes at the Telkwa Coal core shack. Contributed photo
Smithers needs to move on marijuana

Smithers needs to move on marijuana

Writer questions how far the Town is on making rules and education on legal marijuana.

Smithers needs to move on marijuana
Downtown Smithers' Main Street is up for an award. (Contributed photo)

Smithers downtown power outage Sunday

BC Hydro has scheduled work that will have power out Sunday in and around downtown Smithers.

Downtown Smithers' Main Street is up for an award. (Contributed photo)
Upper Skeena Recreation Centre (Chris Gareau photo)

$686,000 for Upper Skeena Rec Centre Gitxsan bioheat

The massive new Rec Centre will be biomass heated, saving cost and reducing emissions.

Upper Skeena Recreation Centre (Chris Gareau photo)
A Culture Crawl hosted by the Bulkley Valley Museum. (Tom Best photo)

Where to store Valley’s history

A proposed temporary museum space solution to protect the Bulkley Valley's history.

A Culture Crawl hosted by the Bulkley Valley Museum. (Tom Best photo)
Time to decide your leaders

Time to decide your leaders

Where to vote Saturday and voting machine explained.

Time to decide your leaders
Smither Art Gallery 6x6 auction

Ball rolling on library/gallery

Council gives Smithers staff direction on applying for grant.

Smither Art Gallery 6x6 auction
Telkwa River. Chris Gareau photo

Record low river levels recorded

Bulkley, Telkwa, Skeena River stations record their lowest historical levels.

Telkwa River. Chris Gareau photo
Controlled fire on Hudson Bay Mtn

Controlled fire on Hudson Bay Mtn

Fire on the southeast portion of mountain is a controlled burn by Smithers Mountain Bike Association

Controlled fire on Hudson Bay Mtn
Tsetsaut Ventures Ltd’s George Simpson (left) with Pretivm president, CEO and director Joseph Ovsenek in 2013, before the Brucejack Mine was developed. (Indigenous Business and Investment Council photo)

172 layoff notices for Hazelton company

Pretivm extends jobs invite to Tsetsaut employees contracted for Brucejack Mine.

Tsetsaut Ventures Ltd’s George Simpson (left) with Pretivm president, CEO and director Joseph Ovsenek in 2013, before the Brucejack Mine was developed. (Indigenous Business and Investment Council photo)
Chief Wah tah K’eght (Henry Alfred) at the Walk to Witset feast in September 2018. (Walter Joseph Photography)

Chief Wah Tah K’eght leaves a legacy

Chief Wah Tah K'eght (Henry Alfred) from Witset was reported to have passed away on Sunday morning.

Chief Wah tah K’eght (Henry Alfred) at the Walk to Witset feast in September 2018. (Walter Joseph Photography)
Jessica Patrick (Balczer)

RCMP confirm death of Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

Jessica Patrick (Balczer)
Jessica comes home

Jessica comes home

Northern B.C. showed their support by lining Hwy 16 as Jessica Patrick's body returned to Smithers.

Jessica comes home
All council incumbents except for Bill Goodacre are running to represent Smithers again.

Council and school board candidates declared

A list of all the people running to represent their communities from the Hazeltons to Telkwa.

All council incumbents except for Bill Goodacre are running to represent Smithers again.
Smithers RCMP

Human remains found

RCMP will not give more information as they work to identify human remains that were found.

Smithers RCMP
Candles are raised for Jessica Patrick at Bovill Square Sept. 16. (Chris Gareau photo)

Vigil for Jessica Patrick

VIDEOS: Hundreds honour a young mother who lost her life. Jessica Patrick was 18.

Candles are raised for Jessica Patrick at Bovill Square Sept. 16. (Chris Gareau photo)