The CICK News department was created to bring original, civic journalism that meets the diverse needs of the underserved communities of Burns Lake, Houston, Telkwa, Smithers, Witset, Hazleton and Terrace.

Our aim is to get to know our listeners and represent the stories you want to hear. We want to deliver well-researched, relevant local news not being covered by larger publications and stations in your area. And we want to deliver it how you want to get it. Live radio, social media and podcasts are our modes of communication. 

Our Team

Chris Gareau: CICK journalist, live news host, and podcast host

Dan Mesec: CICK journalist, live news host, and podcast host

Pamela Haasen: Producer, journalist and podcast coordinator

Glen Ingrim: CICK Station Manager and Project Manager

A note on COVID-19:

A global pandemic reaches all of us. We are doing our best to remain safe while still keeping in touch with our communities. Every day there is a daily update from the federal government and we want to keep focused on our listeners in the 7 regions mentioned in our intro.

It is easy to get caught up in the drama of world coverage, but it very rarely translates to life on the ground in Smithers. That's what we want to bring to you -- local news and coverage, as well as best practices for Northerners from Prince Rupert to Burns Lake.

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This initiative is made possible by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the only organization mandated to financially support campus and community radio stations in Canada and the Government of Canada

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada, et le Fonds des radios communautaires du Canada, le seul organisme mandaté pour soutenir financièrement les stations de radio de campus et communautaires au Canada

About CICK

The Smithers Community Radio Society is an incorporated non-profit that manages a locally supported, volunteer operated community radio station.  Our mission is to strengthen and enrich the Smithers community by delivering volunteer produced radio programming.

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Get In Touch

  • Smithers Community Radio
    Train Car - Central Park
    PO box 834
    V0J 2N0
  • 250-847-8769