Thom Barker

Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)

Northwest BC conservation officer chases down armed robbery suspect

Ron Leblanc says it was ‘just like out of a movie; as he’s running, the cash is falling out of his pocket’

Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)
Representatives of the Indigenomics Institute’s Top 10 to Watch Indigenous businesses are honoured during the Indigenomics conference at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver May 19-20. (Submitted photo)

Tahltan development corp named to Top 10 to Watch Indigenous businesses list

The Indigenomics Institute annually recognizes 10 leading Indigenous businesses

Representatives of the Indigenomics Institute’s Top 10 to Watch Indigenous businesses are honoured during the Indigenomics conference at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver May 19-20. (Submitted photo)
From left: Tahltans Harlan Inkster; Rick McLean; Hon. Jeanie McLean (Dendys), Yukon minister of education and minister responsible for the women and gender equity directorate; Erin Paul; Chad Thomas; and Jerry Asp accept the Indigenous Business of the Year for Northern B.C. Award on behalf of TNDC at the 5th Annual Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference in Whitehorse, presented by the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed photo)

Tahltan business arm named business of the year

The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation honoured by Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference

From left: Tahltans Harlan Inkster; Rick McLean; Hon. Jeanie McLean (Dendys), Yukon minister of education and minister responsible for the women and gender equity directorate; Erin Paul; Chad Thomas; and Jerry Asp accept the Indigenous Business of the Year for Northern B.C. Award on behalf of TNDC at the 5th Annual Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference in Whitehorse, presented by the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed photo)
Coastal GasLink has been fined for a second time this year for erosion and sedimentation control violations by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. (CGL photo)

Coastal GasLink receives second fine for erosion control violations

Several inspection by Environmental Assessment Office found non-compliance with EA certificate

Coastal GasLink has been fined for a second time this year for erosion and sedimentation control violations by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. (CGL photo)
Chloe Cuthbert.

Police seek help locating missing Prince George girl

Chloe Cuthbert, 13, was last seen Monday wearing a black hoodie, jeans and no shoes

Chloe Cuthbert.
Wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)

Out of control wildfire burning near Kitwanga

The BC Wildfire Service believes the fire burning on the Gitwangak Reserve was human-caused

Wildfire burns on Snake Hill near Kitwanga. (Screen capture/Jacob Beaton video/Facebook)
For your consideration - Thom Barker
For your consideration - Thom Barker

A lesson on seizing the moment from a wise old dog

Thom faces the reality that he won’t have his beloved Bug forever and plans to make the most of it

For your consideration - Thom Barker
For your consideration - Thom Barker
Kitkatla’s Jacob Thom (#9, white) is double-teamed by Metlakatla’s Brad Martinez (left) and Jason Enright on his way to 29 points in the All Native Basketball Tournament Seniors Division final and tournament MVP title. (Thom Barker photo)

Kitkatla wins third All Native Basketball Tournament seniors title in four years

Jacob Thom named Seniors Division Most Valuable Player; Joe Lewis senior and junior receive awards

Kitkatla’s Jacob Thom (#9, white) is double-teamed by Metlakatla’s Brad Martinez (left) and Jason Enright on his way to 29 points in the All Native Basketball Tournament Seniors Division final and tournament MVP title. (Thom Barker photo)
The Burnaby Chiefs celebrate their championship in the Intermediate Division at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 9. (Thom Barker photo)

Burnaby downs Prince Rupert for Intermediate championship at All Native Basketball Tournament

With the way the Burnaby Chiefs burned through the Intermediate Division of…

The Burnaby Chiefs celebrate their championship in the Intermediate Division at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 9. (Thom Barker photo)
New Aiyansh’s Justin Adams, who was named ANBT Masters MVP, makes a layup through traffic during the championship game at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 9. (Thom Barker photo)

New Aiyansh repeats as All Native Basketball Tournament Masters champion

New Aiyansh’s Justin Adams repeats as Masters Most Valuable Player

New Aiyansh’s Justin Adams, who was named ANBT Masters MVP, makes a layup through traffic during the championship game at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 9. (Thom Barker photo)
Vancouver All My Relations celebrate their championship win against Similkameen at the 2022 All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 9. (Thom Barker photo)

Vancouver wins first Women’s title at All Native Basketball Tournament

Lower Mainland team prevails against Similkameen in grudge match from Wednesday

Vancouver All My Relations celebrate their championship win against Similkameen at the 2022 All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 9. (Thom Barker photo)
Women’s MVP Shenise Sigsworth from Vancouver brings down a rebound against Similkameen’s Madison Terbasket during the All Native Basketball Tournament Women’s championship game April 9. (Thom Barker photo)

Vancouver wins first Women’s title at All Native Basketball Tournament

Lower Mainland team prevails against Similkameen in grudge match from Wednesday

Women’s MVP Shenise Sigsworth from Vancouver brings down a rebound against Similkameen’s Madison Terbasket during the All Native Basketball Tournament Women’s championship game April 9. (Thom Barker photo)
Bella Bella’s Marlo John (red) attempts to split Burnaby’s Ethan Sacco (left) and Gavin Bruce during Day 6 Intermediate play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 8. (Thom Barker photo)

62nd All Native Basketball Tournament: Day 6 Recap

Similkameen women breeze their way to final; emerge as the story of the tournament

Bella Bella’s Marlo John (red) attempts to split Burnaby’s Ethan Sacco (left) and Gavin Bruce during Day 6 Intermediate play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 8. (Thom Barker photo)
Kincolith's Willis Stanley fights his way to the basket against Similkameen's Jessel Wilson during Day 5 Seniors play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 7. (Thom Barker photo)

62nd All Native Basketball Tournament: Day 5 Recap

Seniors and Intermediate Divisions see first eliminations

Kincolith's Willis Stanley fights his way to the basket against Similkameen's Jessel Wilson during Day 5 Seniors play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 7. (Thom Barker photo)
Gitwinksihlkw’s Eric Nyce goes up for a layup en route to 24 points in his team’s victory against Massett during Masters play on Day 4 at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 6. (Thom Barker photo)

62nd All Native Basketball Tournament: Day 4 Recap

Seniors and Intermediate Divisions see first eliminations

Gitwinksihlkw’s Eric Nyce goes up for a layup en route to 24 points in his team’s victory against Massett during Masters play on Day 4 at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 6. (Thom Barker photo)
New Aiyansh's Phillip Clayton (#8, black) and Richard Wolff block out Kincolith's Simon Gurney during Masters play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 5. (Thom Barker photo)

62nd All Native Basketball Tournament: Day 3 Recap

Women’s Division cut to 10 teams; Masters Division sees first elimination

New Aiyansh's Phillip Clayton (#8, black) and Richard Wolff block out Kincolith's Simon Gurney during Masters play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 5. (Thom Barker photo)
Skidegate’s Trafton Williams attempts to block a layup from Burnaby’s Ethan Sacco during Intermediate Division play on Day 2 of the All Native Basketball Tournament April 4 at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre in Prince Rupert. (Thom Barker photo)

62nd All Native Basketball Tournament: Day 2 Recap

Day 2 sees first elimination in double knockout format as Lax Kw’alaams women defeat Skidegate

Skidegate’s Trafton Williams attempts to block a layup from Burnaby’s Ethan Sacco during Intermediate Division play on Day 2 of the All Native Basketball Tournament April 4 at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre in Prince Rupert. (Thom Barker photo)
Camryn Parnell of the Massett Raiders (right) drives to the basket as Laney Munroe of the New Aiyansh Thunder defends during Game 5 of the opening round of Women’s Division play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 3. (Thom Barker photo)

Women shine as All Native Basketball Tournament gets underway

Greenville, Gitwinksihlkw, Similkameen and Kitkatla win on Day 1

Camryn Parnell of the Massett Raiders (right) drives to the basket as Laney Munroe of the New Aiyansh Thunder defends during Game 5 of the opening round of Women’s Division play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 3. (Thom Barker photo)
Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge to spend $150 million to bring northwest B.C. gold mine project to “substantially started”

Spending made possible by investment by Sprott and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund

Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)
Bulkley Valley forestry industry members packed the gallery at Smithers council chambers for a special Committee of the Whole meeting March 23 to lobby council for support in pushing back against the provincial governments old-growth deferral strategy. (Thom Barker photo)

Bulkley Valley forestry industry lobbies Smithers council for support pushing back against old-growth deferrals

Council heard arguments against provincial plan at a special Committee of the Whole meeting March 23

Bulkley Valley forestry industry members packed the gallery at Smithers council chambers for a special Committee of the Whole meeting March 23 to lobby council for support in pushing back against the provincial governments old-growth deferral strategy. (Thom Barker photo)