Ben Bogstie

Smithers Local Health Area recorded 74 new COVID-19 cases between Sept. 12 and 18. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New Smithers COVID-19 cases down, infection rate remains high

Smithers recorded 74 new cases between Sept. 12 and 18, down from 117 the previous week

Smithers Local Health Area recorded 74 new COVID-19 cases between Sept. 12 and 18. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates for the 2021 federal election (clockwise from top left): Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (People’s Party), Claire Rattée (Conservative), Lakhwinder Jhaj (Liberal), Adeana Young (Green Party), Rod Taylor (Christian Heritage). (Black Press Media composite image)

Vote projection: NDP’s Bachrach heavy favourite in Skeena—Bulkley Valley

Incumbent candidate given a 99 per cent chance of holding northwest B.C. seat, per 338Canada

Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates for the 2021 federal election (clockwise from top left): Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (People’s Party), Claire Rattée (Conservative), Lakhwinder Jhaj (Liberal), Adeana Young (Green Party), Rod Taylor (Christian Heritage). (Black Press Media composite image)
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How bad the changing climate is hitting our wallets already

Even the people who do not believe in a changing climate are…

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Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre on Sept.7, 2021 for the all candidates debate. From left to right: Adeana Young (Green Party, on screen), Jody Craven (PPC), Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Rod Taylor (CHP) and Claire Rattée (CPC). (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)

VIDEO: Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates spar over northwest issues during debate

Event featured five of six candidates for Sept. 20 federal election

Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre on Sept.7, 2021 for the all candidates debate. From left to right: Adeana Young (Green Party, on screen), Jody Craven (PPC), Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Rod Taylor (CHP) and Claire Rattée (CPC). (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)
Al Lehmann

COLUMN: Skepticism and climate science

Columnist Al Lehmann considers IPCC report and skepticism of climate change

Al Lehmann
An aerial view of the White Rock Creek wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. Personnel from the Northwest Fire Centre are in the Kamloops area assisting in firefighting efforts. (BC Wildfire Services)

Northwest crews assisting in firefighting efforts around B.C.

Resources have been deployed to the Kamloops, Southeast and Cariboo Fire Centres

An aerial view of the White Rock Creek wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. Personnel from the Northwest Fire Centre are in the Kamloops area assisting in firefighting efforts. (BC Wildfire Services)
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

Snowy conditions the main factor in landing gear collapse at Terrace airport: TSB

Jan. 31, 2020 incident resulted in ‘substantial damage’ to plane, closure of airport but no injuries

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
Al Lehmann

Received wisdom: Domination does not mean superior

Guest columnist Al Lehmann argues humans are our own worst enemies

Al Lehmann
An Airbus A230 taxis to the terminal after landing at the Northwest Regional Airport on June 30, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northwest Regional Airport to host Airbus A320 flights

Flights to be operated by Air Canada three times per week

An Airbus A230 taxis to the terminal after landing at the Northwest Regional Airport on June 30, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Change and compassion

Editor: A wailing as silent as the night arose in the room…

Letters to the Editor

No to legalizing any amount of hard drugs

To the editor, Think about it: The idea that legalizing small amounts…

Letters to the Editor
Adeana Young was selected on July 12 to run as the Green Party candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley in the next federal election. (Submitted Photo/Green Party of Canada Skeena-Bulkley Valley EDA)

Greens choose Adeana Young as candidate for Skeena—Bulkley Valley

Young has served on the Old Massett village council and as a School District 50 trustee

Adeana Young was selected on July 12 to run as the Green Party candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley in the next federal election. (Submitted Photo/Green Party of Canada Skeena-Bulkley Valley EDA)
Copper staining at the Mitchell deposit. Seabridge Gold announced on July 5 that it had entered into a cost sharing agreement with Eskay Mining Corp. for the construction of the first nine kilometres of an access road to the KSM project. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge Gold, Eskay Mining reach access road agreement

Companies agree to cost sharing framework for first nine kilometres of Coulter Creek Access Road

Copper staining at the Mitchell deposit. Seabridge Gold announced on July 5 that it had entered into a cost sharing agreement with Eskay Mining Corp. for the construction of the first nine kilometres of an access road to the KSM project. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Curtailing attempts at scams

Scam calls and bogus emails, whether from people impersonating a Canada Revenue…

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, which is abandoned and not used by the community, was burnt down late at night on July 1. (Ivan Terri-Lynn Milton/Facebook)

VIDEO: Fire levels historic Anglican church in northwest B.C. on Canada Day

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Gitwangak was destroyed late at night on July 1

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, which is abandoned and not used by the community, was burnt down late at night on July 1. (Ivan Terri-Lynn Milton/Facebook)
A fire caused some damage to the entrance of St. Paul's Anglican Church on Gitwangak Indian Band land on June 26, 2021. Police say the fire is suspicious. (Facebook/Gitwangak Band Office)

RCMP investigating suspicious church fire in northwest B.C.

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Gitwangak remains intact after June 26 suspicious fire

A fire caused some damage to the entrance of St. Paul's Anglican Church on Gitwangak Indian Band land on June 26, 2021. Police say the fire is suspicious. (Facebook/Gitwangak Band Office)
An arial photograph of Hwy 16 and the Kitsumkalum Boat Launch on June 3 at 2:30 p.m. (Richard Parker-Wesley/Facebook)

Skeena River flooding prompts evacuations

High Skeena River water levels resulted in flooding of low-lying areas in…

An arial photograph of Hwy 16 and the Kitsumkalum Boat Launch on June 3 at 2:30 p.m. (Richard Parker-Wesley/Facebook)
Wesley White was diagnosed with a brain injury following a difficult birth in Prince George. He is currently in a support sitting chair. (Submitted Photo/Kristy White)

Nisga’a woman plans to file lawsuit against Northern Health

Kristy White alleges racism, malpractice at Prince George hospital left her child with brain damage

Wesley White was diagnosed with a brain injury following a difficult birth in Prince George. He is currently in a support sitting chair. (Submitted Photo/Kristy White)
The Skeena River in Terrace, pictured on June 2 at around 1 p.m. The Skeena River has been upgraded to a Flood Watch, according to the BC River Forecast Centre. (Dan McGuire/Terrace Standard)

Skeena River upgraded to Flood Watch

Skeena River could potentially reach 20-year return period levels

The Skeena River in Terrace, pictured on June 2 at around 1 p.m. The Skeena River has been upgraded to a Flood Watch, according to the BC River Forecast Centre. (Dan McGuire/Terrace Standard)
The Skeena River in Terrace on June 1, at approximately 4:45 p.m. An hour earlier, The BC River Forecast Centre issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the Skeena and Bulkley rivers. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
The Skeena River in Terrace on June 1, at approximately 4:45 p.m. An hour earlier, The BC River Forecast Centre issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the Skeena and Bulkley rivers. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)