Chris Gareau

Dust advisory from Smithers to Burns Lake

Dust advisory from Smithers to Burns Lake

Smithers, Houston and Burns Lake dusty enough to warrant an air quality advisory.

Dust advisory from Smithers to Burns Lake
Jinny Sims is B.C.’s Minister of Citizens Services.

B.C. minister says rural internet is ‘railroad of the 21st century’

Jinny Sims talks details about the $50-million provincial and possible $750-million federal funds

Jinny Sims is B.C.’s Minister of Citizens Services.
WANTED: Five sought by RCMP

WANTED: Five sought by RCMP

Police asking for public’s assistance finding five people on outstanding warrants.

WANTED: Five sought by RCMP
Smithers Secondary on Hudson Bay Mountain with their medals and banners from the B.C. High School Provincial Championships March 6. (Chris Gareau photo)

Smithers provincial snowboard sweep

Smithers Secondary win snowboard banners at BC High School Sports provincials on Hudson Bay Mtn.

Smithers Secondary on Hudson Bay Mountain with their medals and banners from the B.C. High School Provincial Championships March 6. (Chris Gareau photo)
Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen announces at Riverside Park in Smithers that he is not running in the 2019 federal election. (Chris Gareau photo)

Nathan Cullen not seeking re-election

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls it quits after 15 years

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen announces at Riverside Park in Smithers that he is not running in the 2019 federal election. (Chris Gareau photo)
Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.

Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.

Jamie Hilbach, 47, of Hazelton is wanted for escaping lawful custody, among other things.

Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.
Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB

Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB

It could happen again without a different way to inspect trains

Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB
A CN train collided with a road grader at the Lawson Road crossing on Feb. 19. This photo was taken from the northeast side of the train, between the track and Bulkley River. (Grant Harris photo)

Train hits grader near Quick

The collision put the driver in critical condition. GoFundMe page raises over $10,000.

A CN train collided with a road grader at the Lawson Road crossing on Feb. 19. This photo was taken from the northeast side of the train, between the track and Bulkley River. (Grant Harris photo)
Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs lead a march in mid-January down Smithers Main Street in opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)

Province, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs announce reconciliation process

A potlatch feast will be held in March by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to discuss with clans.

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs lead a march in mid-January down Smithers Main Street in opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)
Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation

Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation

A potlatch feast will be held in March by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to discuss with clans.

Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation
The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30, 2017. (Chris Gareau photo)

Hwy 16 transit use inconsistent

Two years in, bus ridership is down or up since a year ago depending on which community.

The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30, 2017. (Chris Gareau photo)
UPDATE: Winter storm warning

UPDATE: Winter storm warning

Winter storm warning in effect from the Bulkley Valley to the Alberta border. More snow predicted.

UPDATE: Winter storm warning
UPDATE: North BC winter storm warning

UPDATE: North BC winter storm warning

Winter storm warning in effect from the Bulkley Valley to the Alberta border. More snow predicted.

UPDATE: North BC winter storm warning
Marching down Main Street in Smithers. B.C. chiefs gather in Smithers to support Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ position on Unist’ot’en camp and opposition to Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline.

B.C. chiefs show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Chiefs from around B.C. outside the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in Smithers show support.

Marching down Main Street in Smithers. B.C. chiefs gather in Smithers to support Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ position on Unist’ot’en camp and opposition to Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline.
Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. Nikal was one of the 14 arrested at the Gitdumden checkpoint Monday.                                (Chris Gareau photo)

Hereditary chiefs negotiate injunction agreement

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs abide by interim injunction, but gate stays up. Still opposed.

Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. Nikal was one of the 14 arrested at the Gitdumden checkpoint Monday.                                (Chris Gareau photo)
Unist’ot’en barrier on Morice River in 2016. (Catherine Matheson photo)

Unist’ot’en open gate

The camp is complying with the temporary injunction allowing natural gas pipeline workers through.

Unist’ot’en barrier on Morice River in 2016. (Catherine Matheson photo)
RCMP enforce pipeline injunction

RCMP enforce pipeline injunction

Police have arrived at the Gitdumden checkpoint south of Houston.

RCMP enforce pipeline injunction
Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue and New Hazelton RCMP search for Cynthia Martin on Christmas Day with the help of Silver King Helicopters. (Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue Facebook photo)

New Hazelton woman missing

Search and rescue help RCMP in search for Cynthia Martin.

Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue and New Hazelton RCMP search for Cynthia Martin on Christmas Day with the help of Silver King Helicopters. (Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue Facebook photo)
Injunction extended to all LNG blockades south of Houston

Injunction extended to all LNG blockades south of Houston

New Gitdumden Morice River Forest Service Rd checkpoint in area Coastal GasLink can access.

Injunction extended to all LNG blockades south of Houston
Former Burns Lake mayor Luke Strimbold is facing multiple sex related charges. (File photo)

Strimbold scheduled to plead Feb. 25

Former Burns Lake mayor charged with multiple under-age sexual assault charges in Smithers court.

Former Burns Lake mayor Luke Strimbold is facing multiple sex related charges. (File photo)