Marisca Bakker

Jessica Patrick’s grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. (File photo)

Jessica Patrick’s family still looking for answers

Patrick's body was found on Sept. 15 2018, two weeks after she was last seen alive.

Jessica Patrick’s grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. (File photo)
(Marisca Bakker photo)

Skate Jam

Photos from Monday's skateboarding competition

(Marisca Bakker photo)
The Sticky Files

Supporting breastfeeding during the pandemic

Marisca stands behind nursing mamas but not keyboard warriors

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Gathering to worship, but at what cost?

Do you remember the nursery rhyme where you put your hands together in a prayer position and say 'Here is the church' and you open up your hands and say 'here are the people'? It almost seems archaic now as churches have been empty since the pandemic hit in March. However, some churches in town are opening up again and holding in-person services, but with safety plans in place.

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BC Hydro sign in front of their building on Keith Ave., Terrace B.C. on May 28, 2020. (Ben Bogstie)

Grants allow for programs to expand and continue during COVID

BC Hydro gives money to support local youth

BC Hydro sign in front of their building on Keith Ave., Terrace B.C. on May 28, 2020. (Ben Bogstie)
Cyclists ride to a fundraiser for Cycle 16. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Recent Hwy 16 cyclist death underscores need for safe biking solution

Cycle 16 continues fundraising, planning for a dedicated paved trail from Smithers to Telkwa

Cyclists ride to a fundraiser for Cycle 16. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Joel Veenstra receives 2017 Smithers Mens Northern Open Overall Low Gross Trophy from Club Pro Lance Barber in 2017

Northern Men’s Open starts Friday

Smithers Golf and Country Club hosts biggest tournament of the year

Joel Veenstra receives 2017 Smithers Mens Northern Open Overall Low Gross Trophy from Club Pro Lance Barber in 2017
The Telkwa BBQ will be a very scaled down event this year without the demolition derby and softball tournament, but the Kinsmen will still be serving the traditional beef on a bun. (File photo)

BV Kinsmen’s plan to host annual BBQ comes together

Kinsmen to serve traditional beef on a bun and keep status of longest-running event in B.C.

The Telkwa BBQ will be a very scaled down event this year without the demolition derby and softball tournament, but the Kinsmen will still be serving the traditional beef on a bun. (File photo)
The Sticky Files.

Confessions of a helicopter parent

Marisca wonders if she is merely keeping her children safe or making them too dependent

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Interim Director of Finance Leslie Ford hands the reigns over to new Director of Finance Rowena Atienza-Paquette at the Aug. 18 council meeting. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Telkwa hires new financial director

Rowena Atienza-Paquette takes over as interim director Leslie Ford gives mid-year report to council

Interim Director of Finance Leslie Ford hands the reigns over to new Director of Finance Rowena Atienza-Paquette at the Aug. 18 council meeting. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Telkwa awards one of two design contracts for the new sewer project. (File photo)

Telkwa starts to award contracts for $2.4 million sewer project

Wastewater treatment plant and sanitary collection system are fully funded by Province and feds

Telkwa awards one of two design contracts for the new sewer project. (File photo)
The 101st annual BVX is going virtual, thanks to COVID-19. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Deadlines for virtual BVX coming up

The Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association cancels in person fair because of COVID

The 101st annual BVX is going virtual, thanks to COVID-19. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Fire service and police attend the scene of a diesel spill this morning at Hwy 16 and 19th Avenue. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Driver of truck involved in Hwy 16 diesel spill charged with driving without due care and attention

Driver and passenger were not injured in crash; cleanup expected to take three days to a week

Fire service and police attend the scene of a diesel spill this morning at Hwy 16 and 19th Avenue. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Hudson Bay Mountain Resort’s downtown office on Main Street is open and they’ve extended their season pass sale. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Hudson Bay Mountain gets ready for new season

Downtown office opens

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort’s downtown office on Main Street is open and they’ve extended their season pass sale. (Marisca Bakker photo)
The return of scheduled flights into and out of the Smithers has been pushed back once again, but Air Canada is not offering refunds. (File photo)

Air Canada won’t refund cash for fares

Airlines says they will offer credits and bonus points for non-refundable tickets

The return of scheduled flights into and out of the Smithers has been pushed back once again, but Air Canada is not offering refunds. (File photo)
The mural on one side of the BV Pool and Rec Centre is finished. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Art meets recreation

New mural going up on Bulkley Valley Pool and Recreation Centre

The mural on one side of the BV Pool and Rec Centre is finished. (Marisca Bakker photo)
THE STICKY FILES.

Feeling anxious about the new school year and so is my daughter

Marisca wonders how her daughter's first year of school will go, if it will go, or if she wants it to

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Fire stock image

Slow fire season so far

However, things can change quickly and people still need to be careful when burning

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Jim Bolster was an avid fisherman and is being remembered by his friends for his kind nature after leaving a legacy gift of $1 million to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. (Facebook photo)

Smithers man leaves $1 million to children’s hospital

Jim Bolster wanted to help out children with health problems like his own

Jim Bolster was an avid fisherman and is being remembered by his friends for his kind nature after leaving a legacy gift of $1 million to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. (Facebook photo)
The main event at the Telkwa BBQ, the derby, will not happen as scheduled this year due to COVID-19 precautions however organizers are still looking at ways to serve the traditional beef on a bun. (File photo)

Kinsmen plan to host scaled-down version of Telkwa BBQ

Club hoping to serve traditional Beef on a Bun and keep status of longest running event in B.C.

The main event at the Telkwa BBQ, the derby, will not happen as scheduled this year due to COVID-19 precautions however organizers are still looking at ways to serve the traditional beef on a bun. (File photo)