Marisca Bakker

Mayoral candidate Joe Bramsleven (centre right) waits for results to come in with his campaign manager, Scott Grovers (far right) and their spouses at Boston Pizza earlier this evening. (Deb Meissner photo)

Atrill defeats Bramsleven for mayor in landslide

Mika Meyer replaces Atrill as the sixth councillor

Mayoral candidate Joe Bramsleven (centre right) waits for results to come in with his campaign manager, Scott Grovers (far right) and their spouses at Boston Pizza earlier this evening. (Deb Meissner photo)
A sign of an upcoming election. Campaign signs line the highway near Queen Street in Smithers.  (Marisca Bakker photo)

Councillor candidates discuss the environment

Views on climate change and electric vehicles vary between the four

A sign of an upcoming election. Campaign signs line the highway near Queen Street in Smithers.  (Marisca Bakker photo)
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New multicultural society organizes virtual concert

Organizers want to promote unity through diversity by showcasing ethnic cultures

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Kids wait to hear the winner of a dance competition held at the 2019 Treat City, which took place at Bovill Square in Smithers on Oct. 31. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Annual Halloween event going on tour

Treat City won't be happening at Bovill Square this year

Kids wait to hear the winner of a dance competition held at the 2019 Treat City, which took place at Bovill Square in Smithers on Oct. 31. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Nesting Ospreys, sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings. (File photo)

BC Hydro plans power outage to move Osprey nest

Power outage on Oct. 9 afternoon for 576 customers

Nesting Ospreys, sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings. (File photo)
Marisca Bakker

Keeping the wildlife wild

Marisca wants to teach her children to respect the environment

Marisca Bakker
Dr. Mallory Quinn (middle) at her medical school graduation in 2014 with her two sisters, Courtney (left) and Kelsey Quinn. Contributed photo

Local doctors win awards

Pacific Northwest Spirit awards recognize Smithers physicians

Dr. Mallory Quinn (middle) at her medical school graduation in 2014 with her two sisters, Courtney (left) and Kelsey Quinn. Contributed photo
Campaign signs line the infamous ‘sidewalk to nowhere’ in Smithers. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Smithers Councillor Candidates on keeping the town moving

Four people running for council discuss infrastructure concerns in the Town of Smithers

Campaign signs line the infamous ‘sidewalk to nowhere’ in Smithers. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Mayoral candidate Joe Bramsleven introduces himself during the debate while his competitor, Gladys Atrill looks on. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Byelection debate strikes civil tone

Smithers mayoral and councillor candidates cordially duked it out on Thursday night

Mayoral candidate Joe Bramsleven introduces himself during the debate while his competitor, Gladys Atrill looks on. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Candidates for Smithers council (from left) Sam Raven, Randy Bell, Mika Meyer, Colin Bateman. (Interior News graphic)

Council candidates agree Smithers has a housing problem; differ on solutions

Four people vying for the lone council seat weigh in on affordable housing

Candidates for Smithers council (from left) Sam Raven, Randy Bell, Mika Meyer, Colin Bateman. (Interior News graphic)
THE STICKY FILES.

Growing a garden dream dashed

Marisca tries to keep the hope alive during a pandemic for her children's sake

THE STICKY FILES.
Salmon Glacier, near Stewart, B.C. Must credit Fiona Anderson and contain a to https://www.facebook.com/triumphsocial/

Pretivm lobbies for relaxed rules at Hyder/Stewart border

Resource company says border closure hampering exploration efforts

Salmon Glacier, near Stewart, B.C. Must credit Fiona Anderson and contain a to https://www.facebook.com/triumphsocial/
Club director Lara Collingwood shows off the old pieces of foam from the foam pit. The club has recently purchased all new foam pieces for the pit. However, because of current health protocols, the foam pit can’t be used. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Smithers Saltos Gymnastics Club renovates gym

Inside and outside of building gets facelift and new equipment has been purchased

Club director Lara Collingwood shows off the old pieces of foam from the foam pit. The club has recently purchased all new foam pieces for the pit. However, because of current health protocols, the foam pit can’t be used. (Marisca Bakker photo)
The Sticky Files.

Predicting gender in pregnancy

Marisca examines old wives' tales for guessing the gender of in-utero babies

The Sticky Files.
Telkwa sign. (Josh Casey photo)

Telkwa considers sealcoating Skillhorn

There is movement to fix up a pot hole filled road

Telkwa sign. (Josh Casey photo)
Commercial Air Canada flights return to Smithers Regional Airport Oct. 1.

Air Canada officially back to Smithers Oct. 1

The airline will operate four flights per week on smaller planes

Commercial Air Canada flights return to Smithers Regional Airport Oct. 1.
Councillor Rick Fuerst (far right) speaks at the Remembrance Day ceremony in 2018. (File photo)

Another Telkwa councillor calls it quits

Councillor Rick Fuerst is the second Telkwa council member to hang up his hat since the 2018 election

Councillor Rick Fuerst (far right) speaks at the Remembrance Day ceremony in 2018. (File photo)
One of the first changes new owners, Steve and Angie Westgate, made to Canadian Tire in Smithers is expand the hours. (Marisca Bakker photo)

New Canadian Tire owners expand opening hours

Steve and Angie Westgate are loving the mountain town

One of the first changes new owners, Steve and Angie Westgate, made to Canadian Tire in Smithers is expand the hours. (Marisca Bakker photo)
BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre (File photo)

Pool and Rec Centre reopens with precautions in place

Facilty is reopened but that doesn't mean you can pop in for a quick swim.

BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre (File photo)
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Women spend more money than men, but it isn’t really their fault

Marisca's views on feminism changing

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