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🔍Read Full ArticleNo Room on the Bus

No Room on the Bus

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Nov 06, 2017

"On several mornings, she says she saw five teens get off to make room for younger kids, indicating the bus was overbooked by at least as many spaces."

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🔍Read Full ArticleSimbiyez Wilson

Simbiyez Wilson

👤Melissa Sawatsky 🕔Sep 11, 2017

Her name means “child of the stars.” And Witsuwit’en singer-songwriter Simbiyez Wilson seems to be living up to the name.

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🔍Read Full ArticleHelp Yourself

Help Yourself

🕔Sep 11, 2017

Ging Gang Hla tllGad Independent Music and Arts Co-operative

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🔍Read Full ArticlePerception Problem

Perception Problem

👤Jo Boxwell 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Prince George’s reputation for crime is a harsh reality for some and a bizarre background for others.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWhen One Store Closes…

When One Store Closes…

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Nov 25, 2016

Communities pull together in the face of supermarket losses

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🔍Read Full ArticleA Town for all Colours:  Smithers gets a rainbow crosswalk

A Town for all Colours:  Smithers gets a rainbow crosswalk

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔May 31, 2016

There’s something inherently cheerful about a rainbow, which is why it’s so often associated with happy things.

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🔍Read Full ArticleFind your Groove:  Make music festivals your summer vacation destination

Find your Groove:  Make music festivals your summer vacation destination

👤Tania Millen 🕔May 31, 2016

This summer, we challenge you to plan a musical road trip to somewhere new

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🔍Read Full ArticleMobile Eateries Drive Home Local  Food Movement

Mobile Eateries Drive Home Local Food Movement

👤Diandra Oliver 🕔May 31, 2016

When you tuck in behind the wheel on your next journey along a northern BC highway, there’s a pretty good chance you will already have your favourite pit stops planned out.

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🔍Read Full ArticleOrchestra North:  summer music program is serious fun

Orchestra North:  summer music program is serious fun

👤Paul Glover 🕔Mar 30, 2016

The audience hushes as the conductor and co-director stride down the aisle. At the front of the room, the orchestra members fall quiet.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Unplanned Exodus: Smithers opens doors for refugee families

The Unplanned Exodus: Smithers opens doors for refugee families

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Nov 24, 2015

Every morning, Akram Khalil and Montaha Awil awake to social media.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWinter Cities: Designing communities for whatever way the wind blows

Winter Cities: Designing communities for whatever way the wind blows

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Nov 24, 2015

Whoever built my former house did not know or understand the direction of the prevailing wind or how drifts are formed.

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🔍Read Full ArticleForging Into the Past: Camp worker re-ignites a family tradition in blacksmithing

Forging Into the Past: Camp worker re-ignites a family tradition in blacksmithing

👤Kelsey Wiebe 🕔Nov 24, 2015

“Hey, does that smithy work?” Curtis Hampton asked a summer student at Terrace’s Heritage Park Museum three years ago.

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🔍Read Full ArticleDrinking in the North:  A celebration of northern libations

Drinking in the North:  A celebration of northern libations

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Oct 09, 2015

Raise a glass to the little guys. Over the past few decades, the number of small-scale producers of beer and wine in BC has grown dramatically.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Collections Renewal Project:  Bringing the past to light

The Collections Renewal Project:  Bringing the past to light

👤Jane Stevenson 🕔Oct 09, 2015

I’ve poked around in museum backrooms throughout BC’s Northwest; wearing those white gloves while sifting through old papers in archives and artifact storage rooms.

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🔍Read Full ArticleGrand Entrances:  Northerners and the long drive home

Grand Entrances:  Northerners and the long drive home

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Jul 31, 2015

“Map says it’s public right-of-way.”

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🔍Read Full ArticleBackyard Bears

Backyard Bears

👤Jane Stevenson 🕔Jul 31, 2015

Our home, just outside of Telkwa, is nestled on the edge of 40 acres of rolling wilderness next to a provincial park. I see the first bears of the spring just as the aspens are leafing out.

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🔍Read Full ArticleGolf the North:  Coastal, mountain and flatland putting — all part of the northern experience

Golf the North:  Coastal, mountain and flatland putting — all part of the northern experience

👤Paul Glover 🕔Jun 01, 2015

No one ever thought I would take up golf, least of all me.

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🔍Read Full ArticlePlaying Games: Touring northern BC with the Canada Games

Playing Games: Touring northern BC with the Canada Games

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Nov 26, 2014

I’ve never been one for competitive sport. It could be that I’m a bit too lazy, or maybe I’m just inherently not competitive.

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🔍Read Full ArticleTumbler Ridge wins Global Geopark status. What’s next for northern BC’s geological mecca?

Tumbler Ridge wins Global Geopark status. What’s next for northern BC’s geological mecca?

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Nov 26, 2014

Folks in Tumbler Ridge aren’t strangers to uncertainty. Perhaps that’s why a delegation at the sixth International UNESCO Conference on Global Geoparks in Saint John, NB wasn’t going to celebrate until they heard the name they were waiting for: Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark.

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🔍Read Full ArticleCohousing Communities  A green alternative to the northern housing crunch

Cohousing Communities A green alternative to the northern housing crunch

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Nov 26, 2014

“We want to create a village, rather than just more housing.”

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe bitter side of sweetness: Struggling with obsessive  eating disorder

The bitter side of sweetness: Struggling with obsessive eating disorder

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Oct 09, 2014

Lisa sits across from me in a Smithers coffee shop, sipping a caramel macchiato.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSmall Town Love: Rekindling the romance with our local businesses

Small Town Love: Rekindling the romance with our local businesses

👤Jo Boxwell 🕔Oct 09, 2014

Ever been to Yarn and Sew On?

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🔍Read Full ArticleArtists put creative talent toward social justice

Artists put creative talent toward social justice

👤Alicia Bridges 🕔Oct 09, 2014

A crowd files through the narrow entrance to the Old Church in Smithers, one by one unpeeling layers of sweaters and coats that protected them from the cold.

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🔍Read Full ArticleA home of one’s own:  Is aging in place an option for northern seniors?

A home of one’s own:  Is aging in place an option for northern seniors?

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Oct 09, 2014

“If my house sells, I am moving to the Maritimes.”

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🔍Read Full ArticleComing out of the cave—Finding my diabetic tribe in the North

Coming out of the cave—Finding my diabetic tribe in the North

👤Sandra Smith 🕔Nov 25, 2013

The chairlift seat sways gently as it whisks me up the hill. I lower the safety bar and catch my breath. Those steep runs through powder burn tons of calories! It’s time to check my blood-sugar level.

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🔍Read Full ArticleLost in definition  Art lives in Smithers

Lost in definition Art lives in Smithers

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Oct 02, 2013

The creative process is a great and beautiful mystery.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWhen parents age:  A caregiver’s story

When parents age:  A caregiver’s story

👤Lynn Shervill 🕔Aug 01, 2013

When Kim DiSensi of Telkwa, BC, took on the care of her 80-year-old parents she was thinking in terms of a two-year commitment. It turned out to be seven years and she is still coping with the fallout.

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🔍Read Full ArticleOne hundred years wiser  Reflecting on our joint kungax during Smithers’ centennial

One hundred years wiser Reflecting on our joint kungax during Smithers’ centennial

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Aug 01, 2013

In the Witsuwit’en language, “yin tah” is the word for “land,” but it carries more weight and more context than its English equivalent.

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🔍Read Full ArticleMidsummer Festival, 30 years on: the stuff of legends

Midsummer Festival, 30 years on: the stuff of legends

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔May 31, 2013

It’s 8 p.m. on a Monday evening, and in the Stokes’ kitchen a Midsummer Music Festival meeting has just wrapped up. A teapot and half-empty wine bottle sit on the table. But what flows most generously are the stories.

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🔍Read Full ArticleAt the Wheel:  Prince Rupert gets a brewery

At the Wheel:  Prince Rupert gets a brewery

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔May 30, 2013

Prince Rupert gets a bad rap for its weather. The North Coast town is like the geeky kid in a schoolyard—often overlooked. But, also like that geeky kid, the town is full of hidden talents. When you look beyond its weather, Rupert is a truly spectacular place. Its air is fresh, clean, and invigorating—even breathing here feels good. Its water is clean and tasty, too, though its tannic colouring might suggest otherwise. And its people—those residents who choose to call Rupert home—are among the friendliest, happiest, and most welcoming people around. Three of those people are now poised to do something that will go down in Rupert history: they’re going to open a brewery.

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🔍Read Full ArticleDirty Dirt: The legacy of contaminated sites

Dirty Dirt: The legacy of contaminated sites

👤Tania Millen 🕔Jun 01, 2012

Have you ever driven by a vacant site in town and wondered why it was empty? Maybe the buildings have been torn down but nothing’s going on.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSomething to tweet about: Young politicians rise into the ranks in northern BC

Something to tweet about: Young politicians rise into the ranks in northern BC

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Feb 01, 2012

According to a report published online by Initiatives Prince George, the most rapidly expanding age demographic in northern BC is the 60-and-overs—but you wouldn’t know it from our municipal politics.

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