First Liquor store opened in Smithers in 1921. New premises were occupied in 1927 and housed the liquor store for 30 years. J.W. Turner was a vendor from 1927 to 1953 and during his 26 years his wit and way with words made him a renowned Bulkley River character whose stories are still related today.
back row (L-R): Vick Giraud, Doug Kerr, Jack Downey, Bob Dunlop, Dan Foster, Ken Warner, Cecil Steele (coach), Mike O'Neill front row (L-R): George Robinson (Topsy), Harley Lewis (goalie), Bud Gazeley. Identified in Photograph:
Back Row (L-R):Clarence Reid, Merton Baker, Dave Manood, Jim Muir, Ivo Van Der Horst, Earnest Ellis. Front Row (L-R): Buck Van Horne, Pat Baker (Fireboss), Percy Sparkes, Bruce Baker, Elwood Baker, Lloyd Gething (Mine supervisor), George Sparkes (Mechanic).