Chris Gareau

The Smithers Home Hardware team including manager Theo Bandstra (centre) with Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach (right) and construction contractor Murray Vetsch of Westwind (left) at the future home of a new 12,500-sq-ft Home Hardware at the corner of King Street and Third Avenue. (Chris Gareau photo)

New 12,500 sq-ft Home Hardware starts construction

The building on Third Avenue should be completed by Feb. 28, 2019.

The Smithers Home Hardware team including manager Theo Bandstra (centre) with Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach (right) and construction contractor Murray Vetsch of Westwind (left) at the future home of a new 12,500-sq-ft Home Hardware at the corner of King Street and Third Avenue. (Chris Gareau photo)
Cassidy Muir

Glad to be back in the Bulkley Valley

Cassidy Muir is glad to be back home while she helps out as the Interior News intern.

Cassidy Muir
High water levels under the bridges in Telkwa. (Eric Becker photo)

UPDATE: Bulkley River flooding forecast

Still very high water, but no rain helps as forecast gets less dire.

High water levels under the bridges in Telkwa. (Eric Becker photo)
Lane Steven Peepchuk

WANTED: Peepchuk still not found

Lane Steven Peepchuk has not been arrested as reported by RCMP media relations.

Lane Steven Peepchuk
Area under an evacuation alert as of May 10.

Ebenezer Flats told to be ready for evacuation

The Ebenezer Flats area is under an evacuation alert from the Regional District.

Area under an evacuation alert as of May 10.
Water fills the Perimeter Trail in Smithers near the Riverside Campground. (Contributed photo)

Rising water closes Perimeter Trail

VIDEO: A special weather statement issued as Bulkley and streams test riverbanks.

Water fills the Perimeter Trail in Smithers near the Riverside Campground. (Contributed photo)
The Bulkley River during the flood season. (Nick Briere photo)

Bulkley River upgraded to flood watch

River and tributary levels rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull: River Forecast Centre.

The Bulkley River during the flood season. (Nick Briere photo)
Sidewalk to nowhere on Frontage Road in Smithers. Chris Gareau photo

Option to avoid sidewalks to nowhere

Smithers developers would still need to pay 100 per cent of sidewalk cost.

Sidewalk to nowhere on Frontage Road in Smithers. Chris Gareau photo
Seven bears removed from Smithers trails

Seven bears removed from Smithers trails

Apples and chicken feed in town direct causes of problem bears.

Seven bears removed from Smithers trails
Devon Ambridge (Facebook photo)

WANTED: Devon Ambridge

Smithers man wanted on charges of drug trafficking, assault causing bodily harm, 19 release breaches

Devon Ambridge (Facebook photo)
I don't know if I'm sad or angry

I don’t know if I’m sad or angry

Writer sees a lot of issues with the opposition against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

I don't know if I'm sad or angry
The Bulkley River during the 2017 flood season. (Nick Briere photo)

High streamflow advisory for Bulkley River

Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

The Bulkley River during the 2017 flood season. (Nick Briere photo)
Northwest Community College plans to place temporary student housing modules on Mountainview Drive to accommodate international Business students in Smithers. Contributed photo

NWCC student housing delayed

More permanent housing will be sought for Smithers students

Northwest Community College plans to place temporary student housing modules on Mountainview Drive to accommodate international Business students in Smithers. Contributed photo
Kitimat business owner David Johnston speaks to the crowd in Smithers. Chris Gareau photo

Smithers rally supports resource jobs and pipeline

About 45 gathered at Main St and Hwy 16 in support of resource jobs and Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Kitimat business owner David Johnston speaks to the crowd in Smithers. Chris Gareau photo
Timber harvesting in the Copper operating area of the Bulkey Timber Supply Area. (Forest Practices Board)

Bulkley forestry audit finds safety issues

Six bridges with structural safety issues were found after audit of the Bulkley Timber Supply Area.

Timber harvesting in the Copper operating area of the Bulkey Timber Supply Area. (Forest Practices Board)
Measurements of the Bulkley River show it quickly rising with quickly rising temperatures. (Environment Canada graph)

Public advised to prepare for flood risk

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako advises people to watch for updates and be prepared.

Measurements of the Bulkley River show it quickly rising with quickly rising temperatures. (Environment Canada graph)
Downtown Smithers' Main Street are up for an award. (Contributed photo)

Big tax breaks proposed

Changes in downtown tax breaks for developers willing to add apartments.

Downtown Smithers' Main Street are up for an award. (Contributed photo)
Jessica Walton and Hannah Pow of Smithers Secondary Youth Action present their case to discourage plastic bag use to Smithers council April 10. Chris Gareau photo

Students want Smithers to take on plastic bag problem

After a survey that had 430 responses, Hannah Pow and Jessica Walton laid out a plan.

Jessica Walton and Hannah Pow of Smithers Secondary Youth Action present their case to discourage plastic bag use to Smithers council April 10. Chris Gareau photo
Bears are about to become a more common sight across the Okanagan Valley as they awaken from hibernation this spring. . - Image Credit: Contributed

Bear activity closes Perimeter Trail sections

Hungry bears waking up from hibernation close southwest Perimeter Trail.

Bears are about to become a more common sight across the Okanagan Valley as they awaken from hibernation this spring. . - Image Credit: Contributed
Smithers from a helicopter facing southeast in 2015. (Chris Gareau photo)

Smithers budget 2018

Which roads, sidewalks get upgrades, and other places your tax money is being spent.

Smithers from a helicopter facing southeast in 2015. (Chris Gareau photo)