Marisca Bakker

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

Bear season starting

Time to put away your bird feeders and secure garbage

Bulkley Valley parents on keeping their kids isolated during the pandemic

Safety and health is a top priority for parents

Businesses taking the pandemic day-by-day

Smithers and District Chamber of Commerce says businesses are not looking to the future

COVID-19 can wreak havoc on your mental health

Advice from the Canadian Mental Health Association on coping with the Coronovirus

Trying to be hopeful in a time of crisis

I talked to a lot of parents this week about how they were holding up with their kids being home and in self isolation. Most people seemed very optimistic and fortunate they could work from home and genuinely enjoy some quiet, quality time with the family. I suppose last week was March Break and most people were prepared for their children to be home anyways. I'd be interested to talk with the same people though after week two, or three (or four!) of this crisis.

Conservation Office looking into four separate shootings of cow moose

Anyone with information on these or other poaching incidents are being asked to call the RAPP line

Smithers woman in Vancouver says more needs to be done to crack down on the spread of COVID-19

Ms Bork was shocked when she got to YVR and saw people not obeying provincial health doctor's orders

Demand for food hampers surges with COVID-19

Pick-up suspended, but Salvation Army will deliver

Smithers travel company trying to bring people home

Challenge increased with closure of all northwest airports except Terrace

Coronavirus concerns not slowing down some resource companies

However steps and precautions are taking place

Full moon, time change and Friday the 13th

Marisca talks about this crazy week

Land owners worried about Babine Lake land transfer

Land transfer process expected to continue through 2021

Northern Health estimates two week wait time for mental health services

However team lead is confident they have the capacity to meet the needs of the community

Smithers Figure Skating Club ends competitive season on high note

Taiyisia Kasum won a silver medal.

Telkwa council supports fire department’s grant request

Public concerns dominated by pot holes on village roads