Marisca Bakker

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.
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)
David Hjerto (centre right) meets his brother Richard (far left) and sister Robbin (far right) for the first time after reaching out to his biological mom Patsy (centre right) and reuniting with her.                                Contributed photo

Norwegian man finds biological family in B.C.

Family reunion for adopted man almost 50 years in the making.

David Hjerto (centre right) meets his brother Richard (far left) and sister Robbin (far right) for the first time after reaching out to his biological mom Patsy (centre right) and reuniting with her.                                Contributed photo
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)
(BCCLA photo)

Complaint against Prince George RCMP in death of Wet’suwet’en man

Thirty-five year old Dale Culver died while in Prince George RCMP custody last summer.

(BCCLA photo)
A search dog and his handler from Williams Lake wait for their ride into the bush to help look for Frances Brown. (Marisca Bakker photo)

B.C. search groups mobilize for missing mushroom picker

Searchers from across the province look for Frances Brown who has been missing since Oct. 14.

A search dog and his handler from Williams Lake wait for their ride into the bush to help look for Frances Brown. (Marisca Bakker photo)
A sacred fire burns during the community hearings. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Day one of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry

Commission hears stories from family members of missing and murdered women in Smithers.

A sacred fire burns during the community hearings. (Marisca Bakker photo)

New snow shovelling program for seniors

There’s nobody like a snow buddy

Better at Home gets boost from district

Better at Home gets boost from district

Extra funding helps organizers keep seniors in their own homes safely

Better at Home gets boost from district