Marisca Bakker

Homeless advocate Zolican and his cat Misty have been staying at Tyhee Lake since returning up north but will have to leave soon because of provincial park rules. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Homeless advocate returns to the Bulkley Valley, sets up camp at Tyhee Lake

Zolican and his cat have been living in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park but will have to leave soon

Homeless advocate Zolican and his cat Misty have been staying at Tyhee Lake since returning up north but will have to leave soon because of provincial park rules. (Marisca Bakker photo)
The town of Smithers, Village of Telkwa and RDBN use the Voyent Alert! app for emergency notifications. (Black Press file photo)

Officials want people to sign up for emergency alert system

Voyent Alert system is customizable for location and types of alerts

The town of Smithers, Village of Telkwa and RDBN use the Voyent Alert! app for emergency notifications. (Black Press file photo)
A Grizzly Bear with a broken-off arrow stuck in its head, was recently taken by a passing motorist and provided to Smithers Conservation Officers. The picture was taken along Hwy. 37 North, just north of the Meziadin junction. (Conservation Officer Service photo)

Smithers conservation officers seek info on injured grizzly

The bear was spotted on Hwy 37 just north of Meziadin Junction with an arrow in its head

A Grizzly Bear with a broken-off arrow stuck in its head, was recently taken by a passing motorist and provided to Smithers Conservation Officers. The picture was taken along Hwy. 37 North, just north of the Meziadin junction. (Conservation Officer Service photo)
Every department received upgrades in some capacity inside the Sequim Safeway, directors said, including the organics section, which includes new cases. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Safeway drops Air Miles program

Grocery store chain parent company going with Scene+ loyalty program

Every department received upgrades in some capacity inside the Sequim Safeway, directors said, including the organics section, which includes new cases. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Jessica Patrick’s grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. (File photo)

It’s been 2 years since Jessica Patrick’s body was found in Smithers; case still unsolved

Patrick’s body was found on Sept. 15 2018, two weeks after she was last seen alive.

Jessica Patrick’s grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. (File photo)
Man, 23, struck and killed by train in Smithers

Man, 23, struck and killed by train in Smithers

Smithers RCMP calling it a tragic accident at this point but are continuing to investigate

Man, 23, struck and killed by train in Smithers
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)
Screen shot of Northern Health virtual town hall meeting.

Testing turn around time for COVID-19 improves in the north

Province of BC and Northern Health field questions around the pandemic through a virtual town hall.

Screen shot of Northern Health virtual town hall meeting.
Babine Lake
Babine Lake
Land owners worried about Babine Lake land transfer

Land owners worried about Babine Lake land transfer

Land transfer process expected to continue through 2021

Land owners worried about Babine Lake land transfer
Babine Lake land transfer in progress; open house held to discuss transfer

Babine Lake land transfer in progress; open house held to discuss transfer

Landowners around Babine Lake are questioning the Provincial Government’s deal with Lake…

Babine Lake land transfer in progress; open house held to discuss transfer
Rory McKenzie. (Contributed photo)

RDBN’s Director of Environmental Services ready to retire

Rory McKenzie has worked for the RDBN for almost 20 years.

Rory McKenzie. (Contributed photo)
Dr. Brent Jim, from the tiny village of Witset, B.C., is the first Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in the country. (Contributed photo)

Wet’suwet’en man becomes only Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in Canada

Dr. Brent Jim is working toward improving cervical cancer screening rates for Indigenous women

Dr. Brent Jim, from the tiny village of Witset, B.C., is the first Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in the country. (Contributed photo)
Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter is now home to a tiny bear cub that was rescued out of Telkwa recently. He weighs less than a third of what he should. (Contributed photo)

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter is now home to a tiny bear cub that was rescued out of Telkwa recently. He weighs less than a third of what he should. (Contributed photo)
Taylor Bachrach with his family at Smithers Brewing Company shortly after winning the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in the recent federal election. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Bachrach named Critic for Infrastructure and Communities

Skeena Bulkley Valley MP says this role in the NDP shadow cabinet can benefit his riding

Taylor Bachrach with his family at Smithers Brewing Company shortly after winning the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in the recent federal election. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Prince Rupert pellet terminal. (Shannon Lough photo)

Proposed $45-million Northwest B.C. pellet plant

Hazelton plant would be largest of its kind in North America and ship to Asia from Prince Rupert.

Prince Rupert pellet terminal. (Shannon Lough photo)
Family reunion almost 50 years in the making

Family reunion almost 50 years in the making

Adopted Norwegian man finds his biological mother in Endako.

Family reunion almost 50 years in the making
A rescued river otter staying at the Northern Lights Wildlife shelter near Smithers. (NLWS photo)

Time to let go for BC bears, otters, bobcat

Northern Lights Wildlife shelter near Smithers set to release orphaned animals this spring.

A rescued river otter staying at the Northern Lights Wildlife shelter near Smithers. (NLWS photo)
Sixty percent of the province’s mountain goats live in the Skeena region. (Contributed photo)

Province planning to protect Bulkley Valley mountain goat habitat

Bulkley Valley last in area to get order because its population is at lowest risk: biologist.

Sixty percent of the province’s mountain goats live in the Skeena region. (Contributed photo)
Telkwa’s Fritz Pfeiffer (centre) is giving $1.6 million to the Bulkley Valley Health Care and Hospital Foundation for a CT scanner in Smithers. (Chris Duncan photo)

CT scanner to aid Houston and area patients

Scanner approved for Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers

Telkwa’s Fritz Pfeiffer (centre) is giving $1.6 million to the Bulkley Valley Health Care and Hospital Foundation for a CT scanner in Smithers. (Chris Duncan photo)