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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

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
CIHL divisional final matchups decided

CIHL divisional final matchups decided

Hazelton faces Terrace in the west, Quesnel and Williams Lake face off in the east
Hydaburg climbs back into ANBT winner’s circle

Hydaburg climbs back into ANBT winner’s circle

Vinny Edenshaw scores 53 points in Masters Final versus Prince Rupert
Similkameen repeats as ANBT Women’s champion

Similkameen repeats as ANBT Women’s champion

Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg scores 18 and named player-of-the-game in 50-29 victory
2024 All Native Basketball Tournament - Day 7 Recap

2024 All Native Basketball Tournament - Day 7 Recap

Gitxaala narrowly squeaks into Senior semi-final with barn-burner against Similkameen
2024 All Native Basketball Tournament - Day 6 Recap

2024 All Native Basketball Tournament - Day 6 Recap

Second-seeded Haisla women sent packing; Hydaburg Masters become first to qualify for finals
Hazelton and Quesnel take 1-0 leads in CIHL divisional semi-final series

Hazelton and Quesnel take 1-0 leads in CIHL divisional semi-final series

Winners of the divisional series will face off against Terrace an Williams Lake in divisional finals
Day 3 schedule of the 2024 All Native Basketball Tournament

Day 3 schedule of the 2024 All Native Basketball Tournament

Eliminations in the Intermediate and Women’s Divisions will begin today
2024 All Native Basketball Tournament: Day 1 Recap

2024 All Native Basketball Tournament: Day 1 Recap

Women’s, Masters and Intermediate Division in action Feb. 10

Conservatives poised to win in Skeena-Bulkley Valley

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