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Town Bylaw change to allow overnight sheltering for Smithers’ homeless population

By Pamela Haasen, Smithers Community Radio CICK 93.9 FM, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

The town of Smithers is reviewing a 94 year old bylaw regarding temporary  overnight sheltering options in 12 areas of town-owned land. 

The areas are: Veterans Peace Park, Heritage Park, Elks Park, Pacific Street and Tatlow Road, Dogwood Park, Ranger Park, Tatlow Road North, The Fall Fair grounds, Central Park, Riverside Park, vacant lots at Queen Street and Alfred Avenue, and vacant 3 lots at 3873 4th Avenue.

Residents who live within 60 meters of any of the aforementioned sites received a letter indicating this possible the bylaw change.

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BC Nurses Union President quits and asks Gov to reconsider October mandatory vaccinations for nurses

By Pamela Haasen, CICK 93.9 Smithers Community Radio, Local Journalism Initiative

As the fourth wave of COVID-19 continues, Intensive Care Unit doctors and nurses are sounding the alarm. They’re saying the health care system in northern B.C. is in trouble.

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