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Telkwa Coal founder Mark Gray announced last week the company has submitted its Environmental Assessment Certificate application. (Interior News file photo)

Telkwa Coal submits Environmental Assessment Certificate application

If EA is approved, company projects production to start in 2026

Telkwa Coal founder Mark Gray announced last week the company has submitted its Environmental Assessment Certificate application. (Interior News file photo)
Rick Fuerst, one of the organizers of a rally in Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals, talks to media following the event. (Thom Barker photo)

B.C. budget includes $185 million to mitigate impact of old-growth logging deferrals

Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen says specific programs will be developed with local consultation

Rick Fuerst, one of the organizers of a rally in Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals, talks to media following the event. (Thom Barker photo)
A review of Goodacre Place found no link between the facility’s practices and six deaths of Indigenous men between spring 2020 and spring 2021. (Interior News file photo)

B.C. Housing reviews cultural safety of facility after deaths of 6 Indigenous men

A review of the Smithers supported living facility generated 31 recommendations

A review of Goodacre Place found no link between the facility’s practices and six deaths of Indigenous men between spring 2020 and spring 2021. (Interior News file photo)
Route of the proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline. (BC Environmental Assessment Office)

Enbridge purchases Pacific Trail Pipeline from Chevron/Woodside

The proposed pipeline would carry LNG from Summit Lake to Kitimat

Route of the proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline. (BC Environmental Assessment Office)
Police found a large cache of firearms and other weapons after executing a search warrant during the investigation of a firearm incident at a New Hazelton residence. (RCMP photo)

New Hazelton RCMP seize guns, drugs, stolen property following firearm incident

More than $20K worth of stolen items include power tools, artwork and computers

Police found a large cache of firearms and other weapons after executing a search warrant during the investigation of a firearm incident at a New Hazelton residence. (RCMP photo)
The New Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)

New Hazelton woman shot in ‘home invasion’: police

An incident early Sunday morning in which shots were fired resulted in non-life-threatening injuries

The New Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)
Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, calls for a vote to roll back a five per cent water and sewer rate increase voted for at the March 26 council meeting. (Thom Barker photo)

Telkwa mayor steps down; village cites health issues

Layton has served on council since 2011

Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, calls for a vote to roll back a five per cent water and sewer rate increase voted for at the March 26 council meeting. (Thom Barker photo)
Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon), right, cuts a cake during a 2017 celebration at Hagwilget Hall of the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision. (Taylor Bachrach photo)

Legendary Gitxsan Indigenous rights leader dies at age 85

Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon) was the named plaintiff in the landmark court case and a renowned artist

Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon), right, cuts a cake during a 2017 celebration at Hagwilget Hall of the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision. (Taylor Bachrach photo)
A makeshift blockade on the tracks at New Hazelton in February 2020. (Interior News file photo)

CN wins right to pursue criminal prosecution of Hazelton blockaders

Court rules availability of criminal contempt is in the interest of the administration of justice

A makeshift blockade on the tracks at New Hazelton in February 2020. (Interior News file photo)
Aerial view of ice jam on the Bulkley River that caused flooding and an evacuation alert for some Smithers residents. (Eric Becker photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation alert expanded due to flooding hazard caused by ice jam

Alert now encompasses 2100 blocks of Main St. and Riverside Dr. and 2700 block of Pacific Avenue

Aerial view of ice jam on the Bulkley River that caused flooding and an evacuation alert for some Smithers residents. (Eric Becker photo)
Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
Hudson Bay Mountain Resort in Smithers will open Dec. 4 with reduced hours due to a staff shortage. (File photo)

Smithers ski hill short on staff; reduces December hours

The hill opens Dec. 4, Saturday to Monday only, until Christmas

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort in Smithers will open Dec. 4 with reduced hours due to a staff shortage. (File photo)
RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)

RCMP arrest 15 more opponents of Coastal GasLink pipeline

A total of 29 arrests have been made since enforcement of a court injunction started Nov. 18

RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
Members from the Haisla Nation stood in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation as a blockade was cleared earlier today (Nov. 19) by RCMP. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Members of the Haisla Nation walk out in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

29 people have been arrested since RCMP enforcement of a Coastal GasLink injunction started Nov. 18

Members from the Haisla Nation stood in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation as a blockade was cleared earlier today (Nov. 19) by RCMP. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
Dozens of trucks participated in a rally through the streets of Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals. (Thom Barker photo)

VIDEO: Bulkley Valley forestry workers rally over concern about old-growth deferrals

MLA Cullen says all concerns will be addressed and government ‘will be there for folks’

Dozens of trucks participated in a rally through the streets of Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals. (Thom Barker photo)
RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)

UPDATE: RCMP clear Coastal GasLink blockade near Houston

Mounties arrest 14 people who are scheduled to appear in Smithers court this afternoon

RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)

Inquest into northern B.C. police shooting death recommends creating community crisis intervention teams

Shirley and Jovan Williams were killed by RCMP in Granisle following a conflict with neighbours

Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)
Chief Dsta’hyl (Adam Gagnon) stands atop a Coastal GasLink excavator at the company’s worksite near Houston on Oct 27. (Facebook video screenshot)

2 more arrests at Coastal GasLink pipeline worksite near Houston

Sley’do (Molly Wickham) calls for reinforcements for road blockades

Chief Dsta’hyl (Adam Gagnon) stands atop a Coastal GasLink excavator at the company’s worksite near Houston on Oct 27. (Facebook video screenshot)
Director Niki Caro (left) with ‘The Mother’ star Jennifer Lopez on set in Vancouver. (Twitter/@FilmUpdates)

New Netflix movie starring Jennifer Lopez filming in Smithers

Production taking place in Lower Mainland and Bulkley Valley with release of “The Mother” set for 2022

Director Niki Caro (left) with ‘The Mother’ star Jennifer Lopez on set in Vancouver. (Twitter/@FilmUpdates)