Deb Meissner

Jimmy Fitzmaurice, a 13-year-old Grade 8 Smithers Secondary School student steered a school bus to safety while another student pulled the emergency brake after the driver suffered a medical incident. (Deb Meissner photo)

Northwest B.C. teens hailed as heroes for stopping runaway school bus

A student grabbed the wheel and another applied the brakes when driver suffered a medical incident

Jimmy Fitzmaurice, a 13-year-old Grade 8 Smithers Secondary School student steered a school bus to safety while another student pulled the emergency brake after the driver suffered a medical incident. (Deb Meissner photo)
Youth welding trades camp. (Black Press Media file photo)

Skills trade workers and employers receive funding to boost programs

Doubling incentives for employers who hire women, persons with disabilities, and other traditionally marginalized groups

Youth welding trades camp. (Black Press Media file photo)
Barrett Jack. (Facebook photo)

Family claims RCMP said man who died in Smithers jail was on ‘suicide watch’

Barrett Jack of Witset died while in custody of Smithers RCMP Sept. 4

Barrett Jack. (Facebook photo)
Evacuation Alert Issued for Morice River Wildfire. (Submitted photo)

BREAKING: Evacuation Alert issued for Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako due to Morice River wildfire

The Morice River wildfire is located approximately 45kms southwest of the District of Houston

Evacuation Alert Issued for Morice River Wildfire. (Submitted photo)
Cindy Martin. The former teacher and advocate for Indigenous women went missing on the night of Dec. 23, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Sheridan Martin)

Remains of Hazelton woman missing since 2018 found

Cindy Martin was last seen in New Hazelton on Dec. 23, 2018

Cindy Martin. The former teacher and advocate for Indigenous women went missing on the night of Dec. 23, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Sheridan Martin)
Grammy Award-winner Alex Cuba and his son Owen chat with Facundo Gastiazoro in front of the artist’s in-progress mural of Cuba on the side of the Warehouse One building. (Grant Harris photo)

Alex Cuba to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Ontario university

“This is beyond my dreams”: Dr. Cuba

Grammy Award-winner Alex Cuba and his son Owen chat with Facundo Gastiazoro in front of the artist’s in-progress mural of Cuba on the side of the Warehouse One building. (Grant Harris photo)
Fort Telkwa was the site of a fatal accident August 4. (Deb Meissner photo)

Excavator tumbles into Bulkley River killing operator

The Workers Compensation Board is investigating the cause of the incident

Fort Telkwa was the site of a fatal accident August 4. (Deb Meissner photo)
All debit machines are down at point of sale. (Stock)

Debit machines down across Canada

Some credit cards still working

All debit machines are down at point of sale. (Stock)
Former Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, has pleaded not guilty to fentanyl possession in provincial court. (Thom Barker photo)
Former Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, has pleaded not guilty to fentanyl possession in provincial court. (Thom Barker photo)
Wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)

RCMP arrest man in connection with Kitwanga wildfire

Police say cost of fighting the fire will be extensive

Wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)
Map of proposed property to the Regional District for zoning change to allow for a crematorim on 3844 Henry Roqad in Smithers. (Submitted diagram)

Regional District hears strong opposition to proposed crematorium west of Smithers

Potential neighbours of the facility recognize need for crematory services, but don’t like location

Map of proposed property to the Regional District for zoning change to allow for a crematorim on 3844 Henry Roqad in Smithers. (Submitted diagram)
Smithers ambulance waiting to transport patients to other area hospitals, as BVDH is full. (Contributed photo)

Seriously injured woman transferred from Smithers to Kitimat as COVID overwhelms hospital

Cathy Whalen was transferred because Bulkley Valley hospital was overwhelmed with COVID patients

Smithers ambulance waiting to transport patients to other area hospitals, as BVDH is full. (Contributed photo)
A small tornado touched down briefly the afternoon of July 4 in Houston. (Image courtesy of Jordan Porth)

Tornado touches down in Houston B.C.

VIDEO: Tornado briefly touches down in Houston, B.C.

A small tornado touched down briefly the afternoon of July 4 in Houston. (Image courtesy of Jordan Porth)
Brian Peach rescues ducklings from a storm drain in Smithers May 12. (Lauren L’Orsa video screen shot)

VIDEO: Smithers neighbours rescue ducklings from storm drain

Momma and babies made it safely back to the creek that runs behind Turner Way

Brian Peach rescues ducklings from a storm drain in Smithers May 12. (Lauren L’Orsa video screen shot)
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First Northwest baby of 2021 born in Hazelton

Yet unamed boy born to Royelle Williams and Shane Skulsh of Kispiox on the afternoon of Jan. 1

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Approximately 200 people gathered in Smithers Dec. 12 to demonstrate against COVID restrictions. (Deb Meissner photo)

Large group rallies in Smithers against COVID-19 restrictions

Approximately 200 people gathered Dec. 12 for “Unmasking our Freedoms” event

Approximately 200 people gathered in Smithers Dec. 12 to demonstrate against COVID restrictions. (Deb Meissner photo)
Randy Bell. (File photo)

Former northern B.C. mayoral candidate arrested after allegedly refusing to wear mask

Randy Bell handcuffed and given a warning at Bulkley Valley Credit Union in Smithers

Randy Bell. (File photo)