Marisca Bakker

Telkwa sign. (Josh Casey photo)

Telkwa awards water main project

Local company wins tender to upgrade water main on First Street

Telkwa sign. (Josh Casey photo)
Telkwa Fire Department. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Telkwa Council supports grant application for new fire tools

Fire Chief asks council for support in applying for grant from Coastal GasLink community fund

Telkwa Fire Department. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Real estate for sale signs are shown in Oakville, Ont. on December 1, 2018. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. expects a drop in home prices in the country's biggest cities amid "severe declines" in home sales and construction. The federal housing agency says a combination of factors related to the pandemic, such as higher unemployment and lower income, will slow housing starts and push sales and home prices below pre-COVID levels. CMHC says the market likely won't see a return to pre-pandemic levels before the end of 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan

Telkwa losing its legacy of being affordable

Results of housing survey shows need for more affordable family homes

Real estate for sale signs are shown in Oakville, Ont. on December 1, 2018. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. expects a drop in home prices in the country's biggest cities amid "severe declines" in home sales and construction. The federal housing agency says a combination of factors related to the pandemic, such as higher unemployment and lower income, will slow housing starts and push sales and home prices below pre-COVID levels. CMHC says the market likely won't see a return to pre-pandemic levels before the end of 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan
The Telkwa Village Office located at 1415 Hankin Ave. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Telkwa not willing to delay 2020 tax sale

Province enables village to postpone tax sale for delinquent taxes but they pass on the offer

The Telkwa Village Office located at 1415 Hankin Ave. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Deputy Mayor Gladys Atrill and Matriarch Chief Mabel Forsythe (Timber Wolf). (Marisca Bakker photo)

Virtual Canada Day Concert

Town of Smithers and Chamber of Commerce host concert that can be viewed on Canada Day

Deputy Mayor Gladys Atrill and Matriarch Chief Mabel Forsythe (Timber Wolf). (Marisca Bakker photo)
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return-to-play format, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, late Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return-to-play format, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, late Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
The Sticky Files.

English is funny

Marisca tries to teach her daughters about grammar

The Sticky Files.
Smithers Exploration Group mini mineral set. (Contributed photo)

Smithers tour highlights importance of mining

Smithers Exploration Group's Geo Crawl offers prizes to people who participate

Smithers Exploration Group mini mineral set. (Contributed photo)
Bears at the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (File photo)

Wildlife shelter almost doubles their fundraising goal

Money will go to pay for the NLWS' bear release and milk for the incoming cubs

Bears at the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (File photo)
Nathan Cullen (file photo)

Former Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls for more RCMP oversight

Nathan Cullen says when groups of people lose trust in police, policing becomes impossible

Nathan Cullen (file photo)
Kelly Spurway hands out bag lunches on Main Street in Smithers out of the Salvation Army’s mobile community service unit. (Thom Barker photo)

Salvation Army reopens its doors

Food bank and thrift store are now open, but differently than before the pandemic

Kelly Spurway hands out bag lunches on Main Street in Smithers out of the Salvation Army’s mobile community service unit. (Thom Barker photo)
Smithers Brewing Company hand sanitizer for sale in the brewery’s taproom. (Thom Barker photo)

Brewery adapting to changing times

Smithers Brewing Co. now producing and distributing hand sanitizer

Smithers Brewing Company hand sanitizer for sale in the brewery’s taproom. (Thom Barker photo)
The Sticky Files.

Happy Father’s Day

An open letter to my husband on Father's Day

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

Telkwa denies non-profit property tax exemption

Village council vows to try and help out the Treehouse Housing Association in other ways

Telkwa sign. (Josh Casey photo)
Telkwa Fire Department. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Telkwa Fire Department receives second call in the last two and half months

Fire Chief says crews are getting a lot of training in while things are slow

Telkwa Fire Department. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Village of Telkwa (File photo)

Telkwa passes annual financial audit

Trobak Water Tower Project almost complete and off the books

Village of Telkwa (File photo)
Commercial flights into and out of the Smithers airport have been cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the terminal is closed to the general public but other types of planes are still landing at YYD. “The airport remains open 24/7. We have seen quite a few medical flights, charter flights and a few private aircraft coming and going,” said Airport manager Rob Blackburn.

Air Canada to resume flights to YYD in July

Airline suspended flights in and out of Smithers during the pandemic

Commercial flights into and out of the Smithers airport have been cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the terminal is closed to the general public but other types of planes are still landing at YYD. “The airport remains open 24/7. We have seen quite a few medical flights, charter flights and a few private aircraft coming and going,” said Airport manager Rob Blackburn.
The Central Park building on the corner of Highway 16 and Main Street is home to both the museum and art gallery. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Art Gallery and Museum reopen

Gallery and museum also have new exhibits to check out

The Central Park building on the corner of Highway 16 and Main Street is home to both the museum and art gallery. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre (File photo)

BV Pool not opening yet

Staff are working on kids summer camps and planning on reopening soon

BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre (File photo)
Mike Huffman

Ski Hill manager steps down

Mike Huffman will be replaced by Lex Rei-Jones later this month

Mike Huffman