December 04, 2006 | Tips from Us >
Getting tired of the 2 hour commute to and from work? Can't afford a house in the city? These are some of the reasons why people look at living in a rural area. In Smithers, we get people inquiring on a daily basis about housing costs; what are the schools like; does Smithers have a golf course (yes, we have two)? Visitors passing through, stop at the Visitor Centre and tell us what a beautiful area we have. As residents of Smithers, we may be a little complacent about the beauty of our area but I think everyone here agrees that it is unique. Ongoing public debates rage in Smithers about possible projects including coal bed methane and WalMart. Destroying the natural beauty is the 'trump card' that every opponent uses.