Smithers, British Columbia

What is Smithers, British Columbia known for?


quality landscape

needed date January 2011 Smithereens have a particularly strong environmental ethic. In 2006, over 600 Smithereens took to the streets to voice their opposition to a proposed coalbed methane gas field near Telkwa (Telkwa, British Columbia), Concernedaboutcbm.org which they claimed would threaten local water quality, landscape integrity and wild salmon (salmon) populations. Likewise a proposal by Thompson Creek Metals to develop a molybdenum mine to extract the Davidson deposit on Hudson Bay Mountain near the town was vigourously opposed over a period of years before TCM abandoned the project. Smithers and the Bulkley Valley are home to many musicians, including Juno-Award-winning (Juno Award) Alexis Puentes. The biggest assembly of musical talent happens during the annual Mid-Summer Music Festival in late June. Over the years, the Mid-Summer Music Festival has seen some famous acts like Spirit of the West and the Barenaked Ladies and has drawn audiences and participants from all across North America. The Della Herman Theatre, named after a longtime resident and former school board official, is the primary venue for shows and performances, though several pubs and even open fields serve as secondary performance venues. Numerous organizations including the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council operate to keep music and other artistic activities vibrant. Demographics cellpadding "1" border "0" style "float: right; margin: 0em 1em 1em 0em; border: 1px #bbbbbb solid; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 90%;" - style "text-align:center;background-color:#EDD5A3" colspan "3" Canada 2001 Census Statistics Canada, Community Highlights for Smithers, ''2001 Community Profiles'', October 23, 2007. - style "text-align:center;background-color:#ffebad;" Smithers British Columbia - style "text-align:center;" Median age 33.3 years 38.4 years - style "text-align:center;" Under 15 years old 24% 18% - style "text-align:center;" Between 25 and 44 years old 31% 30% - style "text-align:center;" Over 65 years old 10% 14% - style "text-align:center;" Visible minority 4% 21% - style "text-align:center;" Protestant 35% 31% - style "text-align:center;" Catholic 20% 17% The latest census (Canada 2001 Census), taken in 2001, recorded 5,415 residents living in 2,195 households and 1,460 families. Of those over 15 years of age in 2001, 48% were married, slightly lower than the 51% provincial average. With 87% of Smithers residents being Canadian-born, and 88% with an English-only mother tongue, the town has few visible minorities. Though not included as visible minorities, 10% identified themselves as Aboriginal, a higher proportion than the 4% provincial average. Notable residents Hockey players Despite its small population, Smithers has produced several notable professional ice hockey players: * Brothers Joe Watson (Joe Watson (ice hockey)) and Jimmy Watson (Jimmy Watson (ice hockey)): won the Stanley Cup as defencemen (Defenceman (ice hockey)) with the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1973-74 and 1974-75 seasons. Jimmy Watson was a five-time NHL All-Star game selection and played for Team Canada (Team Canada (ice hockey)) at the Canada Cup (Canada Cup (ice hockey)) in 1976. Joe Watson was a two-time NHL All-Star and is a member of the Flyers hall of fame. * Brothers Ron Flockhart (Ron Flockhart (ice hockey)) (NHL career 1980-1991) and Rob Flockhart * Alan Kerr: played for the New York Islanders, Detroit Red Wings and Winnipeg Jets in the 1980s and 1990s * Dan Hamhuis: currently defenceman (Defenceman (ice hockey)) playing for the Vancouver Canucks and played for the 2014 Canadian Olympic team (Ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's tournament) * Michael Wall (Michael Wall (ice hockey)): goalie for the Colorado Avalanche (Traded 2007) * Ron Homenuke: forward for the Vancouver Canucks. Career ended abruptly after a hiking accident. He later became a missionary. Others * Alex Cuba, musician * Alicia Kaye, Canadian triathlete * Dan Mangan, musician * Robert Chaplin, artist and publisher * Graham Roumieu, author and illustrator * Gina Holden, actress * Robin Mathews, poet, political activist, playwright, teacher, essayist * Tobin Frank, musician with the Canadian band Spirit of the West * Daniel Imhof, professional soccer player at VfL Bochum (Germany) * Susan Juby, novelist, author * Nathan Cullen, federal politician * Dean Brody, country musician Geography West of Smithers are Moricetown, New Hazelton, Kitwanga, Terrace (Terrace, British Columbia), Kitimat, Port Edward (Port Edward, British Columbia) and Prince Rupert. East of Smithers are Telkwa (Telkwa, British Columbia), Houston (Houston, British Columbia), Topley (Topley, British Columbia), Burns Lake, Fraser Lake (Fraser Lake, British Columbia), Fort Fraser (Fort Fraser, British Columbia), Vanderhoof (Vanderhoof, British Columbia) and Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia). Climate Smithers has a borderline humid continental (humid continental climate) subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification ''Dfb Dfc''). birth_place Smithers, British Columbia, Canada death_date Holden was born in the small town of Smithers, British Columbia, Canada, and moved often while growing up. With every move, Holden would join whatever community group she could so she could follow her passion for acting. At fifteen, she was signed to a modeling contract and moved to Japan. Holden studied the Japanese culture and quickly made it her second home. On returning to North America, Gina studied Japanese and took acting classes. Biography on official site DATE OF BIRTH March 17, 1975 PLACE OF BIRTH Smithers, British Columbia, Canada DATE OF DEATH West of Moricetown is New Hazelton, British Columbia (33), Kitwanga, British Columbia (81), Terrace, British Columbia (172), Kitimat, British Columbia (230), and Prince Rupert, British Columbia (316). East of Moricetown is Smithers, British Columbia (31), Telkwa, British Columbia (48), Houston, British Columbia (97), Topley, British Columbia (127), and Prince George, British Columbia (401). Community resources The Moricetown Multiplex, is a grand design, where the Band office, the community gym hall and school are all inclusive in one building. There is an office available for the RCMP to use when they come into the community. The Office of the Hereditary Chiefs operates the Wet’suwet’en Unlocking Aboriginal Justice (W.U.A.J) program in conjunction with the Smithers (Smithers, British Columbia) Royal Canadian Mounted Police department. The WUAJ Program has been in place since 1995, offering an Alternative Justice Program for first-time, non-violent First Nations offenders. The WUAJ office is presently in the chief's office in Smithers, B.C. A Wet'suwet'en Language Authority created by fluent speakers and creating innovative ways to engage with NON FLUENT speakers and starting Early learning in the schools and homes. There are approximately 5,000 British Columbia wide with many living in traditional Gitxsan territory. Many also live elsewhere in British Columbia, in places such as Terrace (Terrace, British Columbia), Smithers (Smithers, British Columbia), and in Vancouver (Vancouver, British Columbia), as well as around the world. Directions Fraser Lake is east of Burns Lake (69), Topley (Topley%2C British Columbia) (120), Houston (Houston, British Columbia) (150), Smithers (Smithers, British Columbia) (216), Terrace (Terrace, British Columbia) (419), and Prince Rupert (Prince Rupert, British Columbia) (563). It is west from Fort Fraser (20), Vanderhoof (59), Fort St. James (106), and Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia) (154).


development efforts

deposits and an estimated of methane. That year, Shell drilled three exploratory wells at the headwaters, but in 2005 four Shell employees who arrived at the band office in Iskut (Iskut, British Columbia) were turned away by a group of elders, and no drilling occurred that summer. Non-violent blockades in 2005 and 2006 delayed development efforts and led to the arrests of 13 protesters. Talhtan territory was the site of half of all


commercial focus

. Historically, intensive development has been oriented towards Main Street as the prime commercial focus with residential development radiating outward from the commercial core. The traditional downtown was punctuated by important civic structures — the (old) Courthouse at the intersection of Main Street with Hwy 16 (Highway 16 (British Columbia)) or by community focal points — the Canadian National Railway station at the western end of Main Street. This pattern has been


musical talent

a molybdenum mine to extract the Davidson deposit on Hudson Bay Mountain near the town was vigourously opposed over a period of years before TCM abandoned the project. Smithers and the Bulkley Valley are home to many musicians, including Juno-Award-winning (Juno Award) Alexis Puentes. The biggest assembly of musical talent happens during the annual Mid-Summer Music Festival in late June. Over the years, the Mid-Summer Music Festival has seen some famous acts like Spirit of the West


years style

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870

Contemporary) 870 AM 106.5 FM, CICK (community) 93.9 FM, CJFW (country) 92.1 FM, CFNR-FM (classic rock) 95.1 FM Recreation thumb upright 1.1 Twin Falls near Smithers (File:TWIN FALLS, SMITHERS, BRITISH COLUMBIA.jpg) Smithers is known for its world class skiing and fishing (in particular for steelhead). Other popular activities include soccer, volleyball, hockey, baseball, downhill mountain biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, quadding and snowmobiling. Smithers offers a variety of extreme

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community arts

which joins the Peace River (Peace River (Canada)) via Williston Lake. The area is very remote, being located


creating innovative

been in place since 1995, offering an Alternative Justice Program for first-time, non-violent First Nations offenders. The WUAJ office is presently in the chief's office in Smithers, B.C. A Wet'suwet'en Language Authority created by fluent speakers and creating innovative ways to engage with NON FLUENT speakers and starting Early learning in the schools and homes. There are approximately 5,000 British Columbia wide with many living in traditional Gitxsan territory. Many also live elsewhere in British Columbia, in places such as Terrace (Terrace, British Columbia), Smithers (Smithers, British Columbia), and in Vancouver (Vancouver, British Columbia), as well as around the world. Directions Fraser Lake is east of Burns Lake (69), Topley (Topley%2C British Columbia) (120), Houston (Houston, British Columbia) (150), Smithers (Smithers, British Columbia) (216), Terrace (Terrace, British Columbia) (419), and Prince Rupert (Prince Rupert, British Columbia) (563). It is west from Fort Fraser (20), Vanderhoof (59), Fort St. James (106), and Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia) (154).


past+quick

is paralleled by Highway 16 (British Columbia Highway 16). It flows west from Bulkley Lake past Perow (Perow, British Columbia) and is joined near Houston (Houston, British Columbia) by the Morice River, its major tributary. The Bulkley continues north past Quick (Quick, British Columbia), Telkwa (Telkwa, British Columbia) and Smithers (Smithers, British Columbia). It then meets the Skeena River near Hazelton (Hazelton, British Columbia). children Isaac, Elliot


extreme sports

Contemporary) 870 AM 106.5 FM, CICK (community) 93.9 FM, CJFW (country) 92.1 FM, CFNR-FM (classic rock) 95.1 FM Recreation thumb upright 1.1 Twin Falls near Smithers (File:TWIN FALLS, SMITHERS, BRITISH COLUMBIA.jpg) Smithers is known for its world class skiing and fishing (in particular for steelhead). Other popular activities include soccer, volleyball, hockey, baseball, downhill mountain biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, quadding and snowmobiling. Smithers offers a variety of extreme

sports, for example quadding in the back country, snowmobiling in the surrounding mountains, paragliding, or mountain biking down Hudson Bay Mountain. Smithers is known for its variety of recreation. References External links * Smithers Regional Airport Information * Basic demographic information

Smithers, British Columbia

'''Smithers''' is a town located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, approximately halfway between Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia) and Prince Rupert (Prince Rupert, British Columbia). Smithers is located in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, British Columbia). With a population of 5,404, Smithers is a service area for most of the Bulkley Valley.

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