Ben Bogstie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

This photo provided by the Unified Fire Authority shows a Utah fire crew member on the scene working to protect the town of Butte Falls in southern Oregon on Sunday, Sept. 13. 2020. (Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority via AP)

Northwest firefighters headed to Oregon to battle wildfires

Over 200 B.C. firefighting personnel will assist in the U.S.

This photo provided by the Unified Fire Authority shows a Utah fire crew member on the scene working to protect the town of Butte Falls in southern Oregon on Sunday, Sept. 13. 2020. (Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority via AP)
Coast Mountains School District 82 will receive additional mental health and addictions support in the form of an integrated child and youth team. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Integrated child and youth team coming to Coast Mountains School District 82

Province said the team will fill gaps in care, but will take a year to set up

Coast Mountains School District 82 will receive additional mental health and addictions support in the form of an integrated child and youth team. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Skeena — Bulkley Valley politicians react to new Conservative Party leader

Skeena — Bulkley Valley politicians react to new Conservative Party leader

Erin O’Toole was elected leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Aug. 24, 2020

Skeena — Bulkley Valley politicians react to new Conservative Party leader
Cops for Cancer set to roll through northern B.C.

Cops for Cancer set to roll through northern B.C.

This year’s ride will have three routes converging on Prince George, Sept. 18

Cops for Cancer set to roll through northern B.C.
Pilot dead after helicopter crash at Nickel Mountain in northern B.C., company confirms

Pilot dead after helicopter crash at Nickel Mountain in northern B.C., company confirms

Aberdeen Helicopters Ltd. said pilot believed to be killed in the crash

Pilot dead after helicopter crash at Nickel Mountain in northern B.C., company confirms
A researcher holds a little brown myotis, better known as the little brown bat in 2012. The little brown bat is one of the most common species in British Columbia. (Ann Froschauer/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Why you might see more bats around Smithers, and what experts say you should do about it

Bat pups typically spread their wings in late summer

A researcher holds a little brown myotis, better known as the little brown bat in 2012. The little brown bat is one of the most common species in British Columbia. (Ann Froschauer/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Rendering of Seabridge Gold’s Iskut project. (Seabridge Gold)

Seabridge Gold starts 2020 drilling at Iskut project in northern B.C.

Previous work showed site has similarities to KSM project

Rendering of Seabridge Gold’s Iskut project. (Seabridge Gold)
Seabridge conduct a KSM site tour in July 2014. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge Gold starts drilling along proposed tunnel route north of Stewart

Twin tunnels will connect the KSM mine to its mill and tailings site

Seabridge conduct a KSM site tour in July 2014. (Seabridge Gold photo)
Coast Mountains School District anticipates balanced budget

Coast Mountains School District anticipates balanced budget

Benefits and salaries are the largest expense

Coast Mountains School District anticipates balanced budget
Caledonia Secondary School in Terrace on October 28, 2019. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

‘A very exciting opportunity’: Terrace and Hazelton to get new high school classes

Caledonia offers Human Performance, Hazelton introduces Cybersecurity Foundations

Caledonia Secondary School in Terrace on October 28, 2019. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
2018-2022 Coast Mountains School District 82 Board of Education trustees from left to right: Art Erasmus, Karen Jonkman, Angela Brand Danuser, Margaret Warcup, Sandy Watson, Shar McCrory and Raymond Raj. (Coast Mountain School District 82)

School District 82 trustees give back pay increase

Each school will get around $100 for student centred initiatives

2018-2022 Coast Mountains School District 82 Board of Education trustees from left to right: Art Erasmus, Karen Jonkman, Angela Brand Danuser, Margaret Warcup, Sandy Watson, Shar McCrory and Raymond Raj. (Coast Mountain School District 82)
Janet Meyer, pictured on Nov. 23, 2019, is now the permanent superintendent at Coast Mountains School District 82. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

Coast Mountains School District 82 announces permanent superintendent

Janet Meyer, acting superintendent since June 2019 takes on the role

Janet Meyer, pictured on Nov. 23, 2019, is now the permanent superintendent at Coast Mountains School District 82. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
Terrace Search and Rescue (SAR) president Dwayne Sheppard arrives back on shore from a water-rescue training scenario in 2018. (Brittany Gervais photo)

‘Lucky to be alive’: Jet skier rescued after running out of fuel on northern B.C. river

A helicopter and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were involved in the rescue

Terrace Search and Rescue (SAR) president Dwayne Sheppard arrives back on shore from a water-rescue training scenario in 2018. (Brittany Gervais photo)
(Keili Bartlett)

Class will look different at Coast Mountain College this September

The college is embracing a distributed learning model

(Keili Bartlett)
From left: Current Northern Women’s Recovery House Society board members Annette Rolleman, Valerie Wright and Blaine Stensgaard. Louisa Gray is absent. (File Photo)

Northern Women’s Recovery House Society calls for public engagement

Society aims to plans to bring the first women’s recovery house to northern B.C.

From left: Current Northern Women’s Recovery House Society board members Annette Rolleman, Valerie Wright and Blaine Stensgaard. Louisa Gray is absent. (File Photo)
Members of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine board and staff listen to a presentation from TANEx about regional connectivity on Friday, May 22, 2020. (Ben Bogstie)

Still a lot of work to do to fully connect regional district

Draft strategy shows dependence on on single fibre optic cable route, poor cellular service on roads

Members of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine board and staff listen to a presentation from TANEx about regional connectivity on Friday, May 22, 2020. (Ben Bogstie)
The little brown myotis, better known as the little brown bat is one of the most common species in British Columbia. (BC Community Bat Project/Facebook)

The BC Community Bat Program’s annual bat count set to kick off in June

B.C. bats have nothing to do with COVID-19, but they are threatened by white-nose syndrome

The little brown myotis, better known as the little brown bat is one of the most common species in British Columbia. (BC Community Bat Project/Facebook)
Firefighters with the Northwest Fire Centre in action. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

What happens when there is a wildfire in the northwest?

The Northwest Fire Centre in Smithers is responsible for over a quarter of B.C.’s area

Firefighters with the Northwest Fire Centre in action. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
The little brown myotis, better known as the little brown bat is one of the most common species in British Columbia. (BC Community Bat Project/Facebook)

The BC Community Bat Program’s annual bat count set to kick off in June

B.C. bats have nothing to do with COVID-19, but they are threatened by white-nose syndrome

The little brown myotis, better known as the little brown bat is one of the most common species in British Columbia. (BC Community Bat Project/Facebook)
The departure bay at the Northwest Regional Airport has seen passenger numbers drop over 90 per cent compared to April last year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. (File Photo)

Still no federal wage subsidy as Northwest Regional Airport passenger numbers nosedive

April passengers down over 90 per cent compared to same month last year

The departure bay at the Northwest Regional Airport has seen passenger numbers drop over 90 per cent compared to April last year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. (File Photo)