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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

Annual report focuses on future of Prince Rupert

Annual report focuses on future of Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert's 2023 annual report is nothing if not forward-looking
Port begins low-emission truck pilot project

Port begins low-emission truck pilot project

Project a step toward port's goal of reducing carbon emissions by 30 per cent by 2030
Lax Kw'alaams takes DFO to court over proposed fishing restrictions

Lax Kw'alaams takes DFO to court over proposed fishing restrictions

Lax Kw’alaams says restrictions will negatively impact their fishing interests and way of life
Keeping it Reel: Mother Nature smiles on Seafest 2024

Keeping it Reel: Mother Nature smiles on Seafest 2024

Annunciation School dominates SD52 elementary track meet

Annunciation School dominates SD52 elementary track meet

Annunciation won 33 ribbons including 11 first places to win the annual competition
Nisga'a Society celebrates new acquistions

Nisga'a Society celebrates new acquistions

A new canoe, walk-in fridge, walk-in freezer, confection kiosk and feast soup pot were blessed June 5
UPDATE: Missing 76-year-old woman found by RCMP

UPDATE: Missing 76-year-old woman found by RCMP

Leaving home out of character for Maria Pek, family fears for her well-being
Police seek help finding missing Prince Rupert woman

Police seek help finding missing Prince Rupert woman

The Prince Rupert RCMP is requesting the public's help in locating 28-year-old missing person Kolina Hall-Grandison. Hall-Grandison was last seen by family members on May 30.
Prince Rupert Port Authority announces environmental awards

Prince Rupert Port Authority announces environmental awards

COSCO, Navigator Gas and BC Ferries receive Green Wave Award and reduced Harbour fees
Seniors housing resident escalates noise complaint to BC Ombudsperson

Seniors housing resident escalates noise complaint to BC Ombudsperson

Francis Veillard says noise and fumes from idling trucks disrupt sleep, cause headaches
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