Marisca Bakker

No Fall Fair this year

The Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association cancels BVX because of COVID-19

Surprise birth of fox kits at Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter as season begins

Shelter getting ready for 2020 release of 36 bear cubs from last year under pandemic conditions

Testing turn around time for COVID-19 improves in the north

Province of BC and Northern Health field questions around the pandemic through a virtual town hall.

Testing turn around time for COVID-19 improves in the north

Province of BC and Northern Health field questions around the pandemic through a virtual town hall.

Former Smithereen wins Sobey Art Award

Tsēmā Igharas one of 25 Canadian artists to win this year

Potty training during a pandemic

It's been a crappy week

Schizophrenia Society reaching out in creative ways during pandemic

Local director worried people with mental illness or their caregivers may fall through the cracks

Telkwa struggles with business of governing due to pandemic

Last two regular council meetings have been difficult for both councillors and public to participate

Planning underway for this year’s forest fire season while under a public health emergency

Open fire prohibitions came into effect on April 16.

Optimism is contagious

Marisca decides to be hopeful and confident about the future

Town stands behind decision to use emergency alert system to send COVID-19 related information

Some users questioned if getting information on utility companies is an emergency

Kispiox Rodeo cancelled in wake of pandemic

Organizers said they made tough call to cancel 73rd annual event

Airport cancels Cafe contract

Town of Smithers says financial impact of COVID-19 and future uncertainty made termination necessary

Gas prices in Smithers lower but remain higher than surrounding communities

Analyst says a lot goes into determining gas prices

A new method of getting medicine to moose shut down

Volunteer says he was told to stop by Ministry of Environment

Animal shelter still operating and matching new pets with families during public health emergency

Feeling lonely? Consider adopting a pet .... but remember it is a lifetime commitment.

Community group creates masks, gowns, face shields

The group has mobilized volunteers in Smithers and throughout the Northwest

Trying to find routine in a pandemic

It is hard to parent while social distancing, having to change plans and create a new normal

Business coach hoping to help businesses get through COVID-19

Trevor Bruintjes estimates a third of businesses in town will close their doors during this pandemic.

Hard times bring out the best and worst in people

Marisca calls on the community to be kind while keeping some space between us