Council Meetings and Public Participation

Aug 25 -

As of August 25, 2021, in conjunction with the Province of British Columbia's mandatory mask mandate:

The Town of Smithers will be conducting all Council meetings via Zoom. These meetings will be available to the public by broadcast in the Council Chambers at 1027 Aldous Street and livestreamed on Facebook. Thank you for your understanding.

If you wish to speak to an item on the Regular Meeting of Council agenda, you may do so via Zoom, during the Public Comment Period at the beginning of the meeting for a maximum of three minutes. Please contact Duncan Malkinson, Director of Corporate Services, email: dmalkinson@smithers.ca by 4:00 p.m the Monday before the meeting, to obtain a Zoom meeting link.

If you wish to be added as a Delegation, please fill out an application form and return by email to front@smithers.ca, or in person at Town Hall, 1027 Aldous Street or by fax at 847-1601. You can also contact Corporate Services for assistance at 847-1600. Requests to appear as a Delegation before Council must be received by Corporate Services by 4:30 p.m. of the Wednesday prior to the Council meeting.

Meetings will be broadcasted live on the Town of Smithers Facebook page found here: https://www.facebook.com/Smithers.BritishColumbia

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact:

Dianna Plouffe, Chief Administrative Officer
250-847-1600
dplouffe@smithers.ca

BC Hydro - Telkwa River Crossing Construction & Power Outages April to October 2021

Jun 10 - Nov 01 2021

Click here for a PDF of the BC Hydro Notice

Town of Smithers Special Event Application Process

Jul 15 -

Please click here to go directly to the Town of Smithers Special Event Application Process webpage.

Small Business Week = 7 Days Love Local Campaign

Oct 18 - Oct 25 2021

It’s Small Business Week, which pays tribute to all the entrepreneurs and small businesses who contribute to our community.

The Smithers District Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 7 Days Local Campaign. Shop Local this week, Submit your receipts, and Everyone’s a winner!

Follow Love Smithers on Facebook, the Chamber and see below for more details!

Small Business BC is joining the national celebration of Small Business Week with free webinars all week long. Starting today, sign up FREE for our 12 webinars, covering important areas like mental health, financial planning, business networking and so much more.

Sessions include:

2021 Council Schedule

Apr 01 - Dec 31 2021

Electronic Council Meetings and Public Participation

The December 2, 2020 Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Order on Gatherings and Events requires local governments to make some changes to how meetings and public hearings are currently conducted.

The public is now restricted from attending all local government meetings and public hearings in person.

If you would like to submit a question or comment to the Regular Meeting of Council, please submit your question by email no later than 6:00 p.m. to dplouffe@smithers.ca or by dropping of a letter to the front desk at Town Hall, 1027 Aldous Street no later than 4:30 p.m.  on the day of the meeting. Your questions and comments will be read out loud at the meeting.

If you wish to view the Regular Meeting of Council, you may do so on the Town of Smithers Facebook page found here: https://www.facebook.com/Smithers.BritishColumbia

If you have any questions regarding this new process, please contact:

Dianna Plouffe, Chief Administrative Officer
250-847-1600
dplouffe@smithers.ca

 

2021 Council Schedule

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 2021.

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 fourth 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 2021 Council Schedule

The Town of Smithers Council Meetings are Webcast on the Town of Smithers, British Columbia's Facebook Page.

 

Smithers Child Care Plan

Sep 09 -

For more information on the Smithers Child Care Plan - please go to this webpage.

Protect Yourself and Others from Getting Sick

Apr 20 -

For more information related to COVID-19, please visit the Town's webpage "2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Summary"

Seniors Activities

Mar 31 -

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:

UPCOMING EVENTS:
(updated March 31, 2020)

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 3, 2019 at 10am. No prior line dancing experience is necessary and no partner is needed.

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Smithers New Arena

http://www.smithers.ca/residents/recreation-parks-culture/civic-centre-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

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

http://www.northernhealth.ca     
3668 11th Avenue, Smithers, BC
An adult orientated program offering exercise, meals, health assessment, socialization and respite for caregivers.

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

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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
 

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BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre 

http://bvpool.com/
1316 Toronto Street, Smithers, BC

Contact Information:
Phone: 250-847-4244

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Smithers Public Library

http://smithers.bclibrary.ca
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

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Smithers and District Transit

http://www.scsa.ca/programs/other-services/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

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Northern Health Connections

https://nhconnections.ca/
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

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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

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Health Information

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

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Province of British Columbia

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

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Elder College

http://www.nwcc.bc.ca   
3966 Second Avenue, Smithers

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

Contact:  phone: 250 847 4461

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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. 

Contact:
Phone: 250-847-5626

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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:
Heather Shannon
Phone: 250-847-0608

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Royal Canadian Legion – Smithers Branch 63

http://www.smitherslegion.ca/
3840 1st Avenue, Smithers, BC

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

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The Salvation Army

1065 Main Street, Smithers, BC
Phone: 250.847.1501

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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

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Smithers Community Services Association

http://www.scsa.ca
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

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The Meadows

http://www.scsa.ca/programs/housing/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

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Telkwa Seniors' Society (Young at Heart Club)

http://www.telkwa.com/live/seniors
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

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Telkwa Seniors Housing Society - Manager of Telkwa House

http://www.smitherscommunitydirectory.com/directory/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)


Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market

Jan 20 -

Click here to view the Bulkley Valley Farmers' Market website