Chris Gareau

Jinny Sims is B.C.’s Minister of Citizens Services.

B.C. minister says rural internet is ‘railroad of the 21st century’

Jinny Sims talks details about the $50-million provincial and possible $750-million federal funds

Jinny Sims is B.C.’s Minister of Citizens Services.
WANTED: Five sought by RCMP

WANTED: Five sought by RCMP

Police asking for public’s assistance finding five people on outstanding warrants.

WANTED: Five sought by RCMP
Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen announces at Riverside Park in Smithers that he is not running in the 2019 federal election. (Chris Gareau photo)

Nathan Cullen not seeking re-election

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls it quits after 15 years

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen announces at Riverside Park in Smithers that he is not running in the 2019 federal election. (Chris Gareau photo)
Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.

Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.

Jamie Hilbach, 47, of Hazelton is wanted for escaping lawful custody, among other things.

Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.
Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB

Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB

It could happen again without a different way to inspect trains

Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB
Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs lead a march in mid-January down Smithers Main Street in opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)

B.C. government, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs announce reconciliation process

A potlatch feast will be held in March by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to discuss with clans.

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs lead a march in mid-January down Smithers Main Street in opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)
After consultations to make sure social media rumours are not true that it has any cultural significance, RCMP take down “tripod” blocking access past Unist’ot’en camp Jan. 11. (Twitter photo)

‘Tripod’ delays access to Unist’ot’en camp

Social media rumours of cultural significance quashed, meaning police “exclusion zones” should end.

After consultations to make sure social media rumours are not true that it has any cultural significance, RCMP take down “tripod” blocking access past Unist’ot’en camp Jan. 11. (Twitter photo)
Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. Nikal was one of the 14 arrested at the Gitdumden checkpoint Monday.                                (Chris Gareau photo)

Hereditary chiefs negotiate injunction agreement

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs abide by interim injunction, but gate stays up. Still opposed.

Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. Nikal was one of the 14 arrested at the Gitdumden checkpoint Monday.                                (Chris Gareau photo)
Unist’ot’en barrier on Morice River in 2016. (Catherine Matheson photo)

Unist’ot’en open gate

The camp is complying with the temporary injunction allowing natural gas pipeline workers through.

Unist’ot’en barrier on Morice River in 2016. (Catherine Matheson photo)
RCMP enforce pipeline injunction

RCMP enforce pipeline injunction

Police have arrived at the Gitdumden checkpoint south of Houston.

RCMP enforce pipeline injunction
A new checkpoint on Morice Lake Forest Service Road went up Dec. 17, the day an injunction against the Unist’ot’en camp to allow Coastal GasLink access went into effect. Facebook photo

Injunction extended against camps blocking B.C. LNG pipeline work

The order now extends to all LNG blockades south of Houston

A new checkpoint on Morice Lake Forest Service Road went up Dec. 17, the day an injunction against the Unist’ot’en camp to allow Coastal GasLink access went into effect. Facebook photo
Smithers gambles CT scanner for ‘sidewalk law’

Smithers gambles CT scanner for ‘sidewalk law’

Despite letter from Northern Health saying delays or cancellation possible, ‘sidewalk law’ applied.

Smithers gambles CT scanner for ‘sidewalk law’
RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick
VIDEO: Hundreds line highway as family brings home body of B.C. teen

VIDEO: Hundreds line highway as family brings home body of B.C. teen

Northern B.C. showed their support by lining Hwy 16 as Jessica Patrick’s body returned to Smithers.

VIDEO: Hundreds line highway as family brings home body of B.C. teen
Vigil for Jessica Patrick

Vigil for Jessica Patrick

VIDEOS: Hundreds honour a young mother who lost her life. Jessica Patrick was 18.

Vigil for Jessica Patrick
RCMP have charged Adams in relation to eight dogs found in her hotel room in Alberta. File photo

Woman charged after eight dogs seized from hotel room

Sixteen dogs recently seized from Adams and her daughter in Quesnel

RCMP have charged Adams in relation to eight dogs found in her hotel room in Alberta. File photo
Smithers airport manager Rob Blackburn (left) shows Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and his wife Gurkiran Kaur the view of Hudson Bay Mountain outside the front doors Monday.

NDP leader lands in Northwest B.C.

Consensus has to happen for projects to happen says Jagmeet Singh during a visit to the Northwest.

Smithers airport manager Rob Blackburn (left) shows Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and his wife Gurkiran Kaur the view of Hudson Bay Mountain outside the front doors Monday.
(Chris Gareau photo)

No charges in police shooting deaths of north BC mother and son

RCMP officer’s actions justified in report including Molotov cocktails and guns in 2016 incident.

(Chris Gareau photo)
Holly ‘Cargo’ Harrison passes through Smithers on his journey from Ushuaia, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. (Chris Gareau photo)

Walking from Argentina to Alaska

Holly ‘Cargo’ Harrison is now in northern B.C. on his journey from Argentina to Alaska.

Holly ‘Cargo’ Harrison passes through Smithers on his journey from Ushuaia, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. (Chris Gareau photo)
President and COO of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Leroy Reitsma (left to right), Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach, and West Fraser vice president Larry Gardner at the site of a wood pellet production facility expected to be running by September the latest. (Chris Gareau photo)

Northwest B.C. pellet plant to provide energy to Asia

Pinnalce Renewable Holdings and West Fraser Timber approve construction of plant in Smithers.

President and COO of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Leroy Reitsma (left to right), Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach, and West Fraser vice president Larry Gardner at the site of a wood pellet production facility expected to be running by September the latest. (Chris Gareau photo)