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Thom Barker

Thom Barker

After graduating with a geology degree from Carleton University and taking a detour through the high tech business, Thom started his journalism career as a fact-checker for a magazine in Ottawa in 2002. He quickly progressed to writing features for various publications, but when he landed his first newspaper job with The Interior News in 2005, he knew he had found his calling. He is the winner of numerous journalism awards, perhaps most notable the 2008 CCNA Best Feature Story award for his coverage of the in-custody death of Ian Bush and subsequent coroner's inquest. Thom believes strongly in the value of community news, particularly in the digital era, and is thrilled to be back in Smithers where his newspaper journey began.

Phone
306-641-6215
Email
editor@interior-news.com

Recent Work by Thom

North Coast FN takes DFO to court over proposed fishing restrictions

North Coast FN takes DFO to court over proposed fishing restrictions

Lax Kw’alaams says restrictions will negatively impact their fishing interests and way of life
$1.35B B.C. LPG export facility gets official green light from investors

$1.35B B.C. LPG export facility gets official green light from investors

Project preparation already underway in Prince Rupert with land clearing 95% complete
BC’s first woman lieutenant-governor dies at age 91

BC’s first woman lieutenant-governor dies at age 91

Iona Campagnolo was a Prince Rupert broadcaster, city alderwoman and Skeena MP before becoming L-G
Feds release $77M to replace Prince Rupert’s ancient water pipes

Feds release $77M to replace Prince Rupert’s ancient water pipes

The investment comes one year after the province put up $65 million for the aging infrastructure
Mineral exploration industry supports B.C. Land Act pause

Mineral exploration industry supports B.C. Land Act pause

Mineral exploration association president says pause is a chance to get things right for everyone
New Zealand mountain guide becomes 4th fatality in B.C. helicopter crash

New Zealand mountain guide becomes 4th fatality in B.C. helicopter crash

Heli-skiing company says three bodies have now been retrieved from Terrace backcountry
Criminal contempt trial of pipeline opponents begins in Northwest B.C.

Criminal contempt trial of pipeline opponents begins in Northwest B.C.

Three defendants, including prominent Wet’suwet’en leader Sleydo’, face criminal contempt charges
Northwest B.C. First Nation and province sign consent agreement on gold mine expansion

Northwest B.C. First Nation and province sign consent agreement on gold mine expansion

The agreement is the 2nd created under B.C.’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
Woman sustains minor injuries in northwest B.C. bear attack

Woman sustains minor injuries in northwest B.C. bear attack

Conservation Officer Service says it was a defensive attack, warns public to be cautious
B.C. north coast fishing charter owner fined $10K for feeding seals

B.C. north coast fishing charter owner fined $10K for feeding seals

Curtis Ireland of Prince Rupert sentenced in June for offences committed in 2020
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