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Thom Barker

Thom Barker

After graduating with a geology degree from Carleton University and taking a detour through the high tech business, Thom started his journalism career as a fact-checker for a magazine in Ottawa in 2002. He quickly progressed to writing features for various publications, but when he landed his first newspaper job with The Interior News in 2005, he knew he had found his calling. He is the winner of numerous journalism awards, perhaps most notable the 2008 CCNA Best Feature Story award for his coverage of the in-custody death of Ian Bush and subsequent coroner's inquest. Thom believes strongly in the value of community news, particularly in the digital era, and is thrilled to be back in Smithers where his newspaper journey began.

Phone
306-641-6215
Email
editor@interior-news.com

Recent Work by Thom

Northern B.C. natural gas pipeline to start construction this summer

Northern B.C. natural gas pipeline to start construction this summer

The pipeline would carry natural gas from Hudson's Hope in northeast B.C. to proposed Ksi Lisims facility near Gingolx
North Coast FN takes DFO to court over proposed fishing restrictions

North Coast FN takes DFO to court over proposed fishing restrictions

Lax Kw’alaams says restrictions will negatively impact their fishing interests and way of life
$1.35B B.C. LPG export facility gets official green light from investors

$1.35B B.C. LPG export facility gets official green light from investors

Project preparation already underway in Prince Rupert with land clearing 95% complete
North Central Local Government convention kicks off in Smithers

North Central Local Government convention kicks off in Smithers

Conference opens with walking tour and unveiling of a gift from Chetwynd to Smithers
BC’s first woman lieutenant-governor dies at age 91

BC’s first woman lieutenant-governor dies at age 91

Iona Campagnolo was a Prince Rupert broadcaster, city alderwoman and Skeena MP before becoming L-G
Feds release $77M to replace Prince Rupert’s ancient water pipes

Feds release $77M to replace Prince Rupert’s ancient water pipes

The investment comes one year after the province put up $65 million for the aging infrastructure
Mineral exploration industry supports B.C. Land Act pause

Mineral exploration industry supports B.C. Land Act pause

Mineral exploration association president says pause is a chance to get things right for everyone
2024 All Native Basketball Tournament - Day 7 Recap

2024 All Native Basketball Tournament - Day 7 Recap

Gitxaala narrowly squeaks into Senior semi-final with barn-burner against Similkameen
2024 All Native Basketball Tournament - Day 6 Recap

2024 All Native Basketball Tournament - Day 6 Recap

Second-seeded Haisla women sent packing; Hydaburg Masters become first to qualify for finals
Day 3 schedule of the 2024 All Native Basketball Tournament

Day 3 schedule of the 2024 All Native Basketball Tournament

Eliminations in the Intermediate and Women’s Divisions will begin today
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