Chris Gareau

Early season cold snap beginning today in Burns Lake: Environment Canada

Early season cold snap beginning today in Burns Lake: Environment Canada

Temperatures could drop 10 C below normal over the next few days

Early season cold snap beginning today in Burns Lake: Environment Canada
Early season cold snap beginning today in Houston: Environment Canada

Early season cold snap beginning today in Houston: Environment Canada

Temperatures could drop 10 C below normal over the next few days

Early season cold snap beginning today in Houston: Environment Canada
Special Bulkley Valley cold weather statement

Special Bulkley Valley cold weather statement

Environment Canada put out a special weather statement calling for frost the next few nights.

Special Bulkley Valley cold weather statement
The BV Pool and Recreation Centre will be closed for it annual maintenance shutdown from Sept 3-16. Tom Best photo

Staff shortage closes pool on Sundays

The Bulkley Valley Regional Pool and Recreation Centre needs more lifeguards.

The BV Pool and Recreation Centre will be closed for it annual maintenance shutdown from Sept 3-16. Tom Best photo
Oak Bay Fire Departments lights up the night during their annual Halloween Bonfire. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Smithers fire ban over

Cool and rain makes campfires cool again.

Oak Bay Fire Departments lights up the night during their annual Halloween Bonfire. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
The evacuation order (red) and alert (orange) area as of Thursday afternoon. (RDBN map)

People ignoring evacuation order warned of extreme fire behaviour

BC Wildfire Service warns wind makes situation in Lakes District even more dangerous next 24 hours.

The evacuation order (red) and alert (orange) area as of Thursday afternoon. (RDBN map)
Recreational Cannabis Smithers logo

Smithers survey on future of pot plan

B.C. towns are in charge of where pot may be consumed, and where and how it may be sold.

Recreational Cannabis Smithers logo
File photo

Marine chinook fishing increases as river ban stays

There are no signs of DFO lifting its ban on recreational chinook in the Skeena River.

File photo
A possible plan for a new Arts and Culture Centre in Smithers.

Three ideas for gallery/library Arts and Culture Centre

VIDEO: Three layout ideas for a $10-million Smithers library/art gallery presented.

A possible plan for a new Arts and Culture Centre in Smithers.
Smithers, Telkwa, New Hazelton also implement fire bans

Smithers, Telkwa, New Hazelton also implement fire bans

Communities have the option to not enforce the Northwest ban. Their bans also start noon Friday.

Smithers, Telkwa, New Hazelton also implement fire bans
Northwest fire ban starts Friday

Northwest fire ban starts Friday

Campfires and other open burning is prohibited starting noon ahead of the long weekend.

Northwest fire ban starts Friday
A thunderstorm gives some dry prairie fields near Brownlee, Sask., some much needed moisture after one of the driest July's in the province's history.

Thunderstorm watch in Bulkley Valley

Severe thunderstorms may develop this afternoon.

A thunderstorm gives some dry prairie fields near Brownlee, Sask., some much needed moisture after one of the driest July's in the province's history.
The 2018 updated Telkwa Range vehicle closure map meant to protect the few caribou left in the area. (BC government)

Hunters encouraged to help with moose

BV Rod Gun helping with moose habitat, and wants hunters to help track numbers.

The 2018 updated Telkwa Range vehicle closure map meant to protect the few caribou left in the area. (BC government)
Kitwanga (red) moves the ball up against Terrace (blue) at the Battle of the Skeena soccer tournament in Kitwanga last weekend.

Battle of the Skeena

Kitwanga hosted the Battle of the Skeena last weekend.

Kitwanga (red) moves the ball up against Terrace (blue) at the Battle of the Skeena soccer tournament in Kitwanga last weekend.
The Coastal GasLink Pipeline project involves the construction and operation of an approximately 650-km natural gas pipeline from near Dawson Creek to near Kitimat. (TransCanada image)

Witset votes to keep agreement for Coastal GasLink pipeline

Witset said it will receive $55.4 million in payments over the life of the project.

The Coastal GasLink Pipeline project involves the construction and operation of an approximately 650-km natural gas pipeline from near Dawson Creek to near Kitimat. (TransCanada image)
The air monitor the Bulkley Valley Lakes District Airshed management society is installing connects easily to a laptop or smart phone.

Air quality statement for Bulkley Valley and Lakes

Statement is not advisory level but warns conditions change quickly, with smoke coming from Eurasia.

The air monitor the Bulkley Valley Lakes District Airshed management society is installing connects easily to a laptop or smart phone.
Truck driver dies on Hwy 16

Truck driver dies on Hwy 16

Peter Huisman lived for driving and his boys, according to his boss at Bandstra Transportation.

Truck driver dies on Hwy 16
(Contributed photo)

Daycare a new Bright Beginning for Lake Kathlyn Elementary

The school formerly known as Lake Kathlyn Elementary is filled with the sounds of children again.

(Contributed photo)
Smithers airport manager Rob Blackburn (left) shows Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and his wife Gurkiran Kaur the view of Hudson Bay Mountain outside the front doors Monday.

NDP leader lands in Smithers

Consensus has to happen for projects to happen says Jagmeet Singh during a visit to the Northwest.

Smithers airport manager Rob Blackburn (left) shows Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and his wife Gurkiran Kaur the view of Hudson Bay Mountain outside the front doors Monday.
Walnut Park Elementary School. (Josh Casey photo)

Time running out to partner on Walnut Park $1.5-million public space

"This opportunity comes around once. You won't see another one probably built 25-30 years, if that."

Walnut Park Elementary School. (Josh Casey photo)