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National Forest Week calls for better prevention before next fire season

Until the end of the month, we are marking national forest week Canada-wide. The name may not ring a bell, that’s because it used to be called forest fire prevention week which dates back to the 1920’s. at that time the greatest threat to forests came from fires, mainly human caused. The week was renamed in 1967 and has evolved ... Read More »

Tamara’s Walk reaches Smithers, Inquiry starts tomorrow

For over 25 women, family members and supporters, this past weekend saw them walking almost 350 KM to bring awareness to their missing loved ones. Wednesday night a loyal and faithful group of dedicated women set out to bring this issue right to the doorsteps on the Inquiry. Meeting at Nisga’a Hall in Prince Rupert, women from all over the province ... Read More »

Service improvements on it’s way for the Smithers Regional Transit System

Starting in October, transit users in the Smithers area will find it easier to travel between Telkwa and Smithers and to get around within Witset. The bus between Smithers and Telkwa will now run as route 22 offering more convenient timing for trips later in the day, including a 5:20 trip from Smithers to Telkwa instead of the current 4:50 ... Read More »

The Salvation Army in Smithers launching new backpack program

This Thursday, the Salvation Army in Smithers will be launching their annual campaign aimed at children, but there’s more this time. The Salvation Army will be providing the two Smithers public elementary schools with lunches Monday to Fridays to help children in need. Tim Sharp is the Director of the Bulkley Valley Ministries and he says a third of the ... Read More »

Trudeau talks where Canada went wrong at UN General Assembly

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is attending the UN General Assembly in New York this week. In his opening statements he made a bold move to say Canada is not as perfect as some people think. We took a wrong turn a long time ago and now it is time to fix it. This years theme is People: Striving for Peace ... Read More »

Crash west of Terrace sends woman, two children to hospital

One man is in custody following a two-vehicle crash that sent a woman and two children to the hospital last night. On September 21st just after 9:30, RCMP were called to a report of an impaired driver in a red Ford Pickup truck, police were later called to a two-vehicle collision near the Kalum Motel. Police arrived on scene and ... Read More »

Northern post-secondary institutes excited to showcase their uniqueness

Northern post-secondary schools are excited to showcase its uniqueness. Prospective post-secondary students will be impressed by the variety of high-quality education opportunities that are in store for them at four public institutions in Northern BC. is a campaign that focuses on raising awareness of the top quality transferable programs in the north. The four institutions in the North provide ... Read More »

New busses set to appear in the Terrace/Kitimat region

After 20 years, the city of Terrace will see new busses. The new busses were made by Grande West Transportation International. Each bus will cost around 347 thousand dollars The new 35-foot Vicinity buses can seat 30 passengers with room for another 24 standees, there is also space for two mobility aids. The new buses are equipped with 2 doors ... Read More »

Northcoast Nightmares are going global

The Northcoast Nightmares are gearing up for another season, and for captain Sasheen Wesley, she’s gearing up to travel across the world. Wesley will now play for Team Indigenous in the Roller Derby World Cup in Manchester. For the first time ever, Team Indigenous will be rolling out on the big stage. The team is compiled of 20 women from ... Read More »

Moricetown band set to change name

Moricetown band members will now get to say a familiar name as the village is changing their name. Victor Jim is the newly elected chief and as one of his first acts in office was to return the name of their village to its original name, Witset. This was suggested almost 4 years ago in a Council meeting and has ... Read More »

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