Marisca Bakker

Feeling hopeless on the other side of the world

As the Taliban continue to take over Afghanistan, there are more and more reports of the desperation of some of the Afghan people to get out of the country.

Cooking while camping can be a treat until it’s not

Marisca looks for ideas while she is stuck in a recipe rut

Teachers deserve a ton of credit for going above and beyond

Marisca thanks all the teachers for making it through another complicated COVID year

This girl is on Pfizer

Nursing momma joins the immunized club; and eases back into writing for The Interior News

New Hazelton business owner wins big

Linda Stephens hits jackpot playing online slot game just before Christmas

Stop whining about wearing a mask

As real human rights abuses proliferate, Marisca is fed up with the anti-mask movement at home

Maternity leave is not a vacation

Heading into her third maternity leave Marisca realizes that all moms work

School district allocates $700K for SSS cooking facility upgrade

Smithers Secondary wants to offer professional level cooking certification

Library closing its doors but still offering take out services

The Smithers Public Library is closing its doors to the public once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to not ruin the magic of Christmas for your child

Marisca tries to avoid questions about Santa and needs ideas for teachers' Christmas gifts

Hudson Bay Mountain officially has a new manager

Interm general manager Lex Rei-Jones given the job.

Telkwa calls byelection

Village needs to replace former Councillor Rick Fuerst who resigned in September

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation spends big dollars on road building

Despite capital investment, community forest still dolls out $300,000 for projects and charities

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort opens

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort is officially open.

Meet Smithers newest RCMP officer Cst. Shawn Baird

Also: Kevin Christensen promoted to sergeant, will remain in Smithers another 3-4 years

Pregnancy after loss during a pandemic

Marisca worries about giving birth with COVID-19 cases climbing

Smithers RCMP counter attack campaign starts

Additional officers and roadblocks will be on the streets throughout the holidays

Coronovirus crisis hitting women harder than men

Marisca feels the weight of the pandemic as a woman

Telkwa fire truck to be repaired almost six months after breaking

Telkwa council ups budget to cover costs

Telkwa sets precedent on sea cans

Resident is given OK to place a sea can on residential property, despite bylaw against it