Spring - Water Flushing Program

Apr 08 - Jun 15 2019


The Town of Smithers Works and Operations Department will be conducting the annual Water Main Flushing Program beginning Monday, May 13, 2019 until approximately Friday, June 7, 2019.

Two weeks prior to the annual Water Main Flushing Program beginning, chlorine will be added to the system in controlled quantities, to offset iron, bacteria, silts and other substances that have settled out of the water and have become lodged in the distribution system. Users will probably be able to detect the taste or odour of this chlorine until approximately June 14, 2019.

The quantity of chlorine injected into the system will not be allowed to exceed two milligrams per litre and will not be injurious to your health. This is a normal chlorination dosage in many communities. Anyone finding this taste or odour objectionable will be able to quickly dissipate it by allowing a container of water to stand with the surface uncovered for a short time, or by boiling the water for a couple of minutes.

If, during the course of the Water Main Flushing Program, the water from your taps becomes coloured or dirty, please run taps continuously for a period of time, and you will find that the problem will clear up. Should that action not correct any problem with taste, colour or odour, feel free to contact Dale Chartrand, Chief Utilities Operator, at 250-847-1649.

Also, by running your taps prior to laundry washing and avoiding the use of chlorine bleach in your laundry during the course of the flushing program, you will minimize the possibility of laundry staining caused by Manganese.

The Town would like to thank water users for their patience and co-operation during the Water Main Flushing Program. Our aim is to provide the community with the best quality of water possible.

Notice of Public Hearing: OCP Amendment and Rezoning Application R19-02

Apr 08 - Apr 23 2019

Smithers Town Council will consider Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment and Rezoning application R19-02 for a portion of Town-owned property located at 1621 Main Street, legally described as Lots 7-19, and a portion of Lots 23-30, Block 140, Range 5, District Lot 865, Plan PRP1054, on Tuesday, April, 23rd, 2019, beginning at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers of the Town Hall, 1027 Aldous Street, Smithers, BC.

The property, also known as the LB Warner Centre, is located northeast of the Main Street-Tenth Avenue intersection, and houses the Bulkley Valley Gymnastics Club and the former Ministry of Highways works yard. Approval of this application would enable potential developers to build up to 36 dwelling units on the west 1.5-acre portion of the property (the “subject property”), but not including the Gymnastics Club building & area (see the proposed bylaw maps).

Town Council is proposing to adopt:

  • Bylaw 1860 to change the land use designation of the subject property from Civic/Community Use to Mixed Residential, and to add the same area to the Multi- Family Residential Form and Character Development Permit Area.
  • Bylaw 1861 to rezone the subject property from P-2 Public Use Two to R-3 Medium Density Residential.

Anyone who believes they will be affected by the proposed bylaws is invited to submit written comments to Council prior to the meeting, and to attend the meeting. Written submissions must be received by 11:00 am on April 23rd to be included on the agenda.

The proposed bylaws and relevant background information can be viewed below or at the Town Office, Monday through Friday (except holidays) 8:30 a to 4:30pm.

Background Information:

  1. OCP Amendment and Rezoning
  2. Reports to the Advisory Planning Commission and Council
  3. Proposed Bylaw No. 1860
  4. Proposed Bylaw No. 1861

For further information, please contact the Development Services Department at (250) 847-1600.

Seniors Activities

Apr 08 -

Please note, all events listed below are subject to change. Please contact each event organizer for more information.  
Please consult the following event webpages for up-to-date events:

(updated April 8, 2019)


Smithers Art Gallery  http://smithersart.org/
Central Park Building, corner of Highway 16 & Main Street, Smithers, BC
• Exhibits
• Workshops & Classes

Bulkley Valley Museum  http://bvmuseum.com/
Central Park Building, corner of Highway 16 & Main Street, Smithers, BC
• Exhibits

Smithers Bowl http://smithersbowl.ca/leagues.asp?Page=Leagues 
3772 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, BC
Contact Information: Phone: 250-847-9840

Smithers Curling Centre
Smithers Curling Rink, Fourth Avenue, Smithers, BC
• Contact: phone: 250-847-8772 or 250-847-9729

Seniors Line Dancing
Pioneer Place Seniors Activity Centre, 3965 Pioneer Place, Smithers, BC
• Contact: Justina 250-847-2591
• New season starts Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 10am. No prior line dancing experience is necessary and no partner is needed.


Smithers New Arena

4206 Third Avenue, Smithers, BC

Scheduled Events:
• Public Skating
• Hockey

Indoor Walking Area:
Indoor walking area located in the Smithers New Arena around the arena boards, includes no stairs and padded surface. Free of charge and open to all members of the public, during normal operating hours. Public access not available during ice maintenance times, please consult the Arena Schedule.

Contact: Town of Smithers
Phone: 250-847-1600


Adult Day Activity Program, Home and Community Care - Northern Health

3668 11th Avenue, Smithers, BC
An adult orientated program offering exercise, meals, health assessment, socialization and respite for caregivers.

Smithers Home and Community Care Office
Phone: 250-847-6234


Smithers Senior Citizens Association, Branch 21

Providing activities for seniors in the Bulkley Valley.

4018 Mountainview Drive
Box 4143 Smithers
V0J 2N0 Canada

Contact Person: Nancy deVries, President
Phone: 250.847.2724
Email: npdevries@bulkley.net


BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre 

1316 Toronto Street, Smithers, BC

Contact Information:
Phone: 250-847-4244


Smithers Public Library

3817 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, BC

The library offers a wide range of services, from lending books, DVDs, magazines, audio books, and music CDs to offering free programming for seniors. Through the library website members have access to thousands of newspapers, magazines, research materials, and downloadable audio books, 24 hours a day.

Contact Information:
Email: contact@smitherslibrary.ca
Phone: 250-847-3043


Smithers and District Transit

3815 Railway Avenue, Smithers, BC

Smithers Transit offers a bus route and a door-to-door transportation service to the general public. The bus is a specially designed vehicle that offers full accessibility to those passengers with mobility difficulties and comes equipped with a wheelchair lift.

Email: smithers.transit@scsa.ca
Phone: 250 847 4993


Northern Health Connections

Northern Health Connections is an affordable travel service for patients needing to travel for out-of-town medical appointments in northern B.C. and Vancouver.
• Contact: 1-888-647-4997


Health Information Hub

1070 Main Street, Smithers

Operation Hours:
• Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30am to 2:30pm.

Volunteers provide information regarding local health resources and help with navigating our health care system.

Contact Information:
Email: smithershealthinformationhub@yahoo.ca.
Phone: 250-877-4424


Health Information

• Northern Health Authority https://northernhealth.ca/Home.aspx
• Community Health Information Portal https://chip.northernhealth.ca/


Province of British Columbia

• Seniors BC http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/seniors
• Health Link BC http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/


Elder College

3966 Second Avenue, Smithers

"Seniors Active in Learning" courses for 50 years old and up.

Contact:  phone: 250 847 4461


St. James Soup Kitchen

1636 Princess Street, Smithers, BC

The kitchen provides a nutritious meal, fellowship and friendship to all in a safe family environment. 

Phone: 250-847-5626


Meals on Wheels

Available Monday to Friday at noon, within Smithers town limits. $5.00 per meal. Program coordinated and meals delivered by volunteers.

Contact Information:
Phone: 250-847-2528


Royal Canadian Legion – Smithers Branch 63

3840 1st Avenue, Smithers, BC

Contact Information:
Email: rclb63@telus.net
Phone: 250-847-5082


The Salvation Army

1065 Main Street, Smithers, BC
Phone: 250.847.1501


Smithers Community Policing Office

3772B First Avenue

Programs include: 
• Block Watch
• Crimestoppers
• Property Identification
• Volunteer Recognition Program
• Seniors "Wandering Registry"
• Lock It or Lose It
• Court Watch
• Citizens on Patrol

The Community Policing Officer has provided information sessions to the public on request including:  Seniors Safety, Home security, Loss Prevention, Drug Identification and Awareness, Pedestrian/cyclist safety, PARTY program, Internet security and fraud, Anti bullying and Stranger Danger.

Contact: Matt Davey, Prevention and Community Safety Officer
Email: smithers_cpo@live.ca
Phone: 250-847-6197


Smithers Community Services Association

3815B Railway Avenue, Smithers, BC

Smithers Community Services is dedicated to the provision of services that enhance the quality of life and promote equal opportunity for all people within our community.

Contact Information:
Email: general@scsa.ca
Phone: 250-847-9515


The Meadows


The Meadows has 14 single bedroom units that are all self contained and wheelchair accessible. Two units are specifically designated as handicapped and have modifications to accommodate someone in a wheelchair.

The Smithers Community Services manages the building, and the provision of hospitality services which include social and recreation activities, meals, emergency response service, and housekeeping and laundry.

Northern Health Authority is responsible for the personal care aspect of the program, and BC Housing provides funding, monitoring of the society, and standards of care.

Contact: Valerie Smith, Site Manager
Email: meadows@scsa.ca
Phone: 250-847-8884 Fax: 250-847-8872


Telkwa Seniors' Society (Young at Heart Club)

Telkwa Senior’s Activity Centre at 1379 Birch Street
For further information, please call (250) 846-9093, or the Activity Centre at (250) 846-5554


Telkwa Seniors Housing Society - Manager of Telkwa House

1540-1554 First Avenue, Telkwa, BC

'Telkwa House' is an 8 unit complex located on the bench in Telkwa providing accommodation for Seniors (55 plus) and persons with disabilities.

Contact: Janet McDivitt
Phone: 250-846-9093 (contact's home phone)

Open Burning & Spring Clean-Up Week 2019

Apr 01 - May 11 2019

Smithers Fire Rescue would like to remind residents that the Town of Smithers Open Burning Bylaw No. 1155  prohibits any open burning of domestic waste materials, garden refuse, garbage, land clearing or noxious materials.

Spring Cleanup Week, May 6 to 10, 2019

The Town of Smithers Works and Operations crew will pick up extra residential garbage during Spring Cleanup Week, May 6 to 10, 2019. Please leave your Spring Cleanup refuse out on your regularly scheduled garbage day. Items that will not be picked up include recyclable and compostable materials, white goods (refrigerators, freezers, etc) batteries, tires, or paint.

Garden prunings (small branches & brush) must be bundled & tied and be no longer than 4 ft. in length. For your convenience, leaves, grass clippings and other compostable materials can be dropped off year round at the Works Yard compost site at 2888-19th Avenue.

For more information please contact: 

  • Open Burning Bylaw Smithers Fire Rescue @ 250-847-2015
  • Spring Cleanup Week, Works and Operations Department @ 250-847-1649.

Thanks for not burning your waste & pitching in during Spring Cleanup Week May 6th to 10th!


Roger Smith    
Director of Works & Operations   
Town of Smithers   

Keith Stecko
Fire Chief
Smithers Fire Rescue


2019 Council Schedule

Nov 20 - Dec 31 2019

Public notice is hereby given by the Town of Smithers, pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, of Regular Council meeting dates and times for the year 2019.

Regular Council meetings are held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, with some exceptions:

  • There will only be one Council meeting in September, occurring on the second Tuesday.
  • There will only be one Council meeting in December, occurring on the second Tuesday.

Regular Council meetings will commence at 6:30 pm at the Smithers Town Office, 1027 Aldous Street, Smithers BC.

Click here to view the PDF of the 2019 Council Schedule.

Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market

Jan 20 -

Click here to view the Bulkley Valley Farmers' Market website

News & Notices

Job Postings

posted 01 Apr 2019

Airport Clerk Typist #19-09
Senior Accounting Clerk #19-08
Planner #19-06

Bid Opportunities

posted 25 Mar 2019

Chandler Park Field 1 Repairs
Astlais Place Storm Sewer Extension

BC Energy Step Code

posted 14 Mar 2019

Smithers Storefront Spruce-Up Program 2019

posted 01 Mar 2019

The application deadline is June 17, 2019

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