Thom Barker

For your consideration - Thom Barker

Seriously? #IStandWith isn’t even a word

Popular dictionaries’ words of the year leave Thom feeling oblivious to pop culture

For your consideration - Thom Barker
The New Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)

Suspect arrested after fleeing from New Hazelton RCMP

North Division Emergency Response team mobilized over suspicion of handgun involved

The New Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)
Engineers and Rio Tinto BC Works staff work to position the monitoring station on DoK property in 2019. (Northern Sentinel file photo)

Fourth Rio Tinto air quality KPI attainment site designated

The Service Centre area air quality monitoring station will become a KPI site in January

Engineers and Rio Tinto BC Works staff work to position the monitoring station on DoK property in 2019. (Northern Sentinel file photo)
In the first Remembrance Day service in three years without pandemic restrictions Kitimat came out to honour Canada’s fallen and those who still serve at the cenotaph on Nov. 11. (Sandra Capezzuto photo)

Lest we forget

Kitimat honours Canada’s fallen and those who still serve

In the first Remembrance Day service in three years without pandemic restrictions Kitimat came out to honour Canada’s fallen and those who still serve at the cenotaph on Nov. 11. (Sandra Capezzuto photo)
A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Rockslide on Hwy 16 west of Terrace cleared

This is the second slide in the same location in three weeks

A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)
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You probably didn’t hear it first here

Thom reflects on making a big move to Prince Rupert

For your consideration - Thom Barker
Frosted windshields in the morning in Northwest B.C. signal it is time for drivers to be prepared for and adjust to potentially treacherous driving conditions. (Thom Barker photo)

Shift in weather signals time to shift to winter driving behaviours

Shift Into Winter campaign launches this month

Frosted windshields in the morning in Northwest B.C. signal it is time for drivers to be prepared for and adjust to potentially treacherous driving conditions. (Thom Barker photo)
From left, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach chat with a supporter as they arrive at an NDP fundraiser event at the Highliner Hotel and Conference Centre in Prince Rupert Oct. 28. (Thom Barker photo)

NDP leader vows no election during campaign-style visit to Northwest

Jagmeet Singh and MP Bachrach meet with Lax Kw’alaams, Rupert Council and North Coast Labour Council

From left, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach chat with a supporter as they arrive at an NDP fundraiser event at the Highliner Hotel and Conference Centre in Prince Rupert Oct. 28. (Thom Barker photo)
Hwy 16 was closed briefly overnight and but is now reopened with water pooling still a concern between 38 and 51 kilometres west of Terrace. (Facebook photo)

Hwy 16 reopens to two-lane traffic following closure due to flooding

An atmospheric river dumped up to 100 mm of rain on sections of the North Coast yesterday and today

Hwy 16 was closed briefly overnight and but is now reopened with water pooling still a concern between 38 and 51 kilometres west of Terrace. (Facebook photo)
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Oops, did it again, but next time I’ll be prepared

Thom once again finds himself wanted when the internet goes out

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Area affected by heavy rainfall warning for North Coast, Central Coast, Coastal Inland and Haida Gwaii. (Environment Canada graphic)

Atmospheric river set to dump up to 100mm of rain on North/Central Coast with high winds

Winds of up to 110 km per hour expected on exposed areas of Central Coast

Area affected by heavy rainfall warning for North Coast, Central Coast, Coastal Inland and Haida Gwaii. (Environment Canada graphic)
A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)

Hwy 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace closed due to rockslide

Rocks in the road and damage from the slide will have the road closed at least until Sunday morning

A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)
Attendees of a Skeena-Bulkley Valley Conservative fundraiser Oct. 14 at the Smithers Golf and Country Club applaud for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer. (Submitted photo)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley Conservatives start preparations for next federal election

Smithers fundraiser first of many upcoming events for electoral district association

Attendees of a Skeena-Bulkley Valley Conservative fundraiser Oct. 14 at the Smithers Golf and Country Club applaud for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer. (Submitted photo)
Regina, Sask. Courthouse. (Wikimedia Common)

Former Smithers gymnastics coach found not guilty of sexual offences involving a minor

Marcel Dubroy was acquitted on two counts in Court of King’s Bench in Regina, Sask on Oct. 14

Regina, Sask. Courthouse. (Wikimedia Common)
Aspen trees. (Wikimedia Commons/Tyler Finvold)

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Rosamund Pojar

Aspen trees. (Wikimedia Commons/Tyler Finvold)
Mutinus caninus (dog stinkhorn). (Gemeine Hundsrute/Wikimedia Commons)

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Rosamund Pojar

Mutinus caninus (dog stinkhorn). (Gemeine Hundsrute/Wikimedia Commons)
The southbound land of Lahakas Blvd. between Albatross Avenue and Haisla Boulevard will be closed from Sept. 22 to 27 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.. (Black Press file photo)

Kitimat issues alert regarding closure of southbound Lahakas Blvd.

The lane will be closed overnight from Sept. 22 -27 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.; find alternate routes

The southbound land of Lahakas Blvd. between Albatross Avenue and Haisla Boulevard will be closed from Sept. 22 to 27 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.. (Black Press file photo)
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Long live the King, but not as Canadian head of state

Thom argues with the death of Queen Elizabeth, the time has come to sever ties with the monarchy

For your consideration - Thom Barker
Alpine clubmoss growing on Hudson Bay Mountain (“the prairie”). (Jim Pojar photo)

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Rosamund Pojar

Alpine clubmoss growing on Hudson Bay Mountain (“the prairie”). (Jim Pojar photo)
Murray Hawse with his wife Shirley at his retirement reception during the company’s regional meetings this past summer. (Submitted photo)

Challenger steps forward for Smithers mayor’s chain

Murray Hawse joins Gladys Atrill on the ballot for the Oct. 15 election

Murray Hawse with his wife Shirley at his retirement reception during the company’s regional meetings this past summer. (Submitted photo)