Marisca Bakker

Firefighters battle vehicle fires Wednesday morning between the Sunshine Inn and CIBC on Fourth Avenue in Smithers. (Contributed photo)

4 RCMP cruisers, B.C. ambulance burned in ‘targeted attack’: police

Vehicles burn in the early morning hours in a Smithers hotel parking lot

Firefighters battle vehicle fires Wednesday morning between the Sunshine Inn and CIBC on Fourth Avenue in Smithers. (Contributed photo)
Smithers RCMP arrest two people have a high speed chase near Telkwa Thursday. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Two arrested after violent crime spree, high-speed chase in northern B.C.

Smithers RCMP arrest B&E suspect before passenger hops in driver’s seat and speeds away

Smithers RCMP arrest two people have a high speed chase near Telkwa Thursday. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Prince Rupert SPCA think Edward was attacked by another animal. His vet bills will be high. (Contributed photo)

Cat with massive face wound found walking B.C. streets for a week

The orange tabby now named Edward is recovering and will be ready for adoption in several weeks

Prince Rupert SPCA think Edward was attacked by another animal. His vet bills will be high. (Contributed photo)
A Grizzly Bear with a broken-off arrow stuck in its head, was recently taken by a passing motorist and provided to Smithers Conservation Officers. The picture was taken along Hwy. 37 North, just north of the Meziadin junction. (Conservation Officer Service photo)

Conservation officers seek info on injured grizzly in northwest B.C.

The bear was spotted on Hwy 37 just north of Meziadin Junction with an arrow in its head

A Grizzly Bear with a broken-off arrow stuck in its head, was recently taken by a passing motorist and provided to Smithers Conservation Officers. The picture was taken along Hwy. 37 North, just north of the Meziadin junction. (Conservation Officer Service photo)
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Bakker: Coronovirus crisis hitting women harder than men

Weight of the pandemic sits heavy on a woman

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau holds a rally at Halifax Brewery Farmers' Market in Halifax, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Four years after Atlantic Canadians gave Justin Trudeau a sweeping electoral endorsement, handing his Liberals all 32 of the region's seats, the party is bracing for losses that could have a significant impact on the final tally later tonight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bakker: Now is not the time for a federal election

Is government sending mixed messages, telling Canadians to stay home but going out to vote is OK?

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau holds a rally at Halifax Brewery Farmers' Market in Halifax, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Four years after Atlantic Canadians gave Justin Trudeau a sweeping electoral endorsement, handing his Liberals all 32 of the region's seats, the party is bracing for losses that could have a significant impact on the final tally later tonight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Jessica Patrick’s grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. (File photo)

It’s been 2 years since Jessica Patrick’s body was found in Smithers; case still unsolved

Patrick’s body was found on Sept. 15 2018, two weeks after she was last seen alive.

Jessica Patrick’s grave, located at the at the Town of Smithers municipal cemetery. (File photo)
COLUMN: How do we unplug our children?

COLUMN: How do we unplug our children?

How much screen time is too much and how do we steer our kids to good content?

COLUMN: How do we unplug our children?
OPINION: English is a funny language

OPINION: English is a funny language

Do you remember trying to teach your kids about grammar?

OPINION: English is a funny language
Nathan Cullen (file photo)

Former B.C. MP calls for more RCMP oversight

Nathan Cullen says when groups of people lose trust in police, policing becomes impossible

Nathan Cullen (file photo)
Scarlet Danieluk shares one of her art projects created during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is calling all kids to share videos of their art projects. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

THE STICKY FILES: It truly takes a village to raise a child (in a pandemic)

(And really, you are doing your parents a favour by dumping your kids on them every once in a while)

Scarlet Danieluk shares one of her art projects created during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is calling all kids to share videos of their art projects. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Dr. Brent Jim, from the tiny village of Witset, B.C., is the first Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in the country. (Contributed photo)

Wet’suwet’en man becomes only Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in Canada

Dr. Brent Jim is working toward improving cervical cancer screening rates for Indigenous women

Dr. Brent Jim, from the tiny village of Witset, B.C., is the first Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in the country. (Contributed photo)
Marisca Bakker: How to keep the family healthy and happy over the holidays

Marisca Bakker: How to keep the family healthy and happy over the holidays

Marisca has some ideas on keeping your sanity this season

Marisca Bakker: How to keep the family healthy and happy over the holidays
Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter is now home to a tiny bear cub that was rescued out of Telkwa recently. He weighs less than a third of what he should. (Contributed photo)

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter is now home to a tiny bear cub that was rescued out of Telkwa recently. He weighs less than a third of what he should. (Contributed photo)
Column: Christmas for gifting memories, not just stuff

Column: Christmas for gifting memories, not just stuff

Focus on your best Christmas recollections and pass them on

Column: Christmas for gifting memories, not just stuff
COLUMN: Not going to sugarcoat it, Halloween treats aren’t treats anymore

COLUMN: Not going to sugarcoat it, Halloween treats aren’t treats anymore

Marisca is trying to keep her kid’s hands out of the cookie jar

COLUMN: Not going to sugarcoat it, Halloween treats aren’t treats anymore
David Hjerto (centre right) meets his brother Richard (far left) and sister Robbin (far right) for the first time after reaching out to his biological mom Patsy (centre right) and reuniting with her.                                Contributed photo

Norwegian man finds biological family in B.C.

Family reunion for adopted man almost 50 years in the making.

David Hjerto (centre right) meets his brother Richard (far left) and sister Robbin (far right) for the first time after reaching out to his biological mom Patsy (centre right) and reuniting with her.                                Contributed photo