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Local university student looking for input from teenagers for new study

A local University of Northern BC student is seeking teenagers within the Smithers community for their input on how social media has changed news consumption. According to Savannah Parsons, the project is for all ages but her portion is for teenagers. She added that she is looking for approximately 50 participants. The...

People experiencing vulnerable housing to camp near Veterans Park

Residents experiencing homelessness will be allowed to camp near Veterans Park as funding for the trailer that is currently there has expired. This decision was made by Smithers Council during an emergency meeting that was held on Tuesday (May 17). In November, the ATCO trailer was set up for residents who...

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer says smallpox vaccine can work on monkeypox 

Fewer than a couple of dozen suspected Canadian cases of monkeypox are currently being investigated at the national microbiology laboratory.  Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam says the cases are mainly in Quebec with a couple of contacts being followed up in British Columbia as well. “We understand from other...

PG MLA accuses province of avoiding questions about state of health care in BC

B-C’s Liberals say the Ministry of Health’s own documents show the primary health care system in our province is in deep trouble and it’s time for the provincial government to act. The documents obtained by the party describe primary care clinics as chronically understaffed, without enough doctors to keep up...

Community members reminded to wear lifejackets around the water

As the long weekend approaches the Bulkley Valley Pool and Rec Centre is reminding people to put their life jackets on. This is as today (Thursday) is National LifeJacket Day which is an awareness program through the Canadian Red Cross. BV Pool and Rec Centre Manager Tamara Gillis said what the...

Frustrations heard about lack of primary care during rally in Smithers

A group of residents and local doctors gathered in Smithers to raise awareness about the doctor shortage that exists in the province and the community. General Practitioners, nurses and community members gathered at the intersection of Second Avenue and Main Street where there was discussion about the lack of primary...
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