Fireside Conversations features interviews with movers and shakers in and around Smithers about their meaningful work, research, volunteer activities or personal stories.  

To pitch an interesting story, email Genevieve Gilbert at



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  • Nancy Cody: a Vietnam war-resister moved to Northwestern BC to join the back to the land movement.

  • 7 Keys to Serentiy: Creating Harmony Within, a discussion with Serge Mazerand of his recent book, available at Mounta

  • Warren Wilson tells us his story of abuse, homeless and addictions and his healing through hip hop.


  • UBC Professor Dr. Kathy Martin discusses alpine birds and the impacts of climate change

  • Photographer Curtis Cunningham discusses The Wonderful World of White, a celebration of alpine landscapes in Northern

  • Benjamin Dippo speaks about marine plastic and his research on microplastics in Iceland

  • Airika Owen of the Northern Society for Domestic Peace discusses sexual assault on Canadian campuses.

  • Forest pathologist, Alex Woods, talks about climate change impacts on our forests and his research on the Dothistroma

  • Morgan Hite, cartographer and nature-lover, talks about wilderness, maps, trails and more!

  • Dr. Daphne Hart discusses medical assistance in dying

  • Dr. Raymond Chipeniuk on why slash burning should be banned

  • Carol Seychuk, ED at NSDP, discusses violence against women in Northern BC 

  • Dave Stevens, president of BVDL Airshed Management Society, on air pollution in Smithers

  • A discussion of cohousing with Jim Senka

  • Dr. Sheila Smith discusses women's reproductive rights and access to abortion

  • Special Olympics athletes tell their story.

  • Annette Morgan, ED of the Dze L K'ant Friendship Centre, on the importance of Friendship Centres to BC communities.

  • Ecologist and raptor biologist, Frank Doyle, discusses the decline in the northern goshawk.

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