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Taylor Bachrach will receive an annual salary of $178,900 in his new role as MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bachrach’s MP salary at $178,900

Taylor Bachrach, the new NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley can expect an…

Taylor Bachrach will receive an annual salary of $178,900 in his new role as MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nathan Cullen, outgoing MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley is entitled to $89,000 in severance and $82,000 in pension, or $4.1 million over his lifetime. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cullen gets $89,000 in post-MP severance

At 55, the former MP will also be eligible for an $82,000 per annum pension

Nathan Cullen, outgoing MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley is entitled to $89,000 in severance and $82,000 in pension, or $4.1 million over his lifetime. (Black Press Media file photo)
TC Energy staff spoke briefly to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako board of directors on Oct. 24. (L-R) Kiel Giddens, Public Affairs Manager; Steve Campbell, Team Lead with Land Management; and Sonny Deol, Project Manager. (Blair McBride photo)

RDBN reverses decision, approves Huckleberry camp permit

No timeline yet for when construction will begin on work camp south of Houston

TC Energy staff spoke briefly to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako board of directors on Oct. 24. (L-R) Kiel Giddens, Public Affairs Manager; Steve Campbell, Team Lead with Land Management; and Sonny Deol, Project Manager. (Blair McBride photo)
The Village of Granisle won a Climate and Energy Action Award from the Community Energy Association (CEA) for its biomass heating system. (L-R) Councillor Calvin Thompson, mayor Linda McGuire, CEA senior manager Janice Keyes and councillor Tom Liversidge. (Blair McBride photo)

Granisle wins award for biomass heat system

The Village of Granisle has won an award for its ecologically-friendly efforts…

The Village of Granisle won a Climate and Energy Action Award from the Community Energy Association (CEA) for its biomass heating system. (L-R) Councillor Calvin Thompson, mayor Linda McGuire, CEA senior manager Janice Keyes and councillor Tom Liversidge. (Blair McBride photo)
Police released a sketch of a man believed to be responsible for a sexual assault in Burns Lake on Aug. 15. (RCMP image)

RCMP release sketch of Radley Beach assault suspect

The RCMP released on Oct. 22 a sketch of a man believed…

Police released a sketch of a man believed to be responsible for a sexual assault in Burns Lake on Aug. 15. (RCMP image)
Clint Lambert, Electoral Area E Director with the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako speaks at the Northern Conference for Wildfire Resiliency, in Burns Lake on April 24. Lambert was featured in the “Common Ground” podcast produced by Future Ecologies. (Blair McBride photos)

New podcast discusses Burns Lake wildfires

A new podcast explores issues around wildfires in the Burns Lake and…

Clint Lambert, Electoral Area E Director with the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako speaks at the Northern Conference for Wildfire Resiliency, in Burns Lake on April 24. Lambert was featured in the “Common Ground” podcast produced by Future Ecologies. (Blair McBride photos)
The six candidates running for the Skeena-Bulkley riding joined the All Candidates Forum in the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 26. (L-R) Taylor Bachrach, Dave Birdi, Jody Craven, Claire Rattée, Mike Sawyer and Rod Taylor. Polls open for the federal election on Oct. 21. (Blair McBride photo)

Forestry, pipelines top the agenda at Burns Lake forum

Six of eight candidates participated in the Sept. 26 Chamber of Commerce event

The six candidates running for the Skeena-Bulkley riding joined the All Candidates Forum in the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 26. (L-R) Taylor Bachrach, Dave Birdi, Jody Craven, Claire Rattée, Mike Sawyer and Rod Taylor. Polls open for the federal election on Oct. 21. (Blair McBride photo)
An annual beetle survey and treatment project by the government in the Nadina District has expanded in size and comes as the amount of timber killed by spruce beetles has increased. (Black Press Media file photo)

Beetle survey, treatment in region to cost $100,000

A noted increase in the volume of timber killed by spruce beetles…

An annual beetle survey and treatment project by the government in the Nadina District has expanded in size and comes as the amount of timber killed by spruce beetles has increased. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bobby Seinen (C) speaks at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN)’s board of directors meeting on Sept. 19. Seinen is concerned about the safety issues posed by the Coastal GasLink construction work along the Morice River Forest Service Road, where she lives with her family. (Blair McBride photos)

RDBN nixes pipeline camp build permit bid

The board of directors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) has…

Bobby Seinen (C) speaks at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN)’s board of directors meeting on Sept. 19. Seinen is concerned about the safety issues posed by the Coastal GasLink construction work along the Morice River Forest Service Road, where she lives with her family. (Blair McBride photos)
The assault took place at night on Aug. 15, RCMP said. (Lakes District News file photo)

Teen sexually assaulted at Radley Beach

A sexual assault took place at Radley Beach in Burns Lake on…

The assault took place at night on Aug. 15, RCMP said. (Lakes District News file photo)
Directors with the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako have expressed frustration with how TransCanada has planned out aspects of its pipeline project. (Black Press Media file photo)

RDBN frustrated with Coastal GasLink Cooperation

Directors say the company has been inconsistent in sharing its pipeline plans

Directors with the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako have expressed frustration with how TransCanada has planned out aspects of its pipeline project. (Black Press Media file photo)
A set of images presented by Vivian Krause shows the differences in maps of areas where the blond Kermode bear lives and the larger size of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Rich U.S. donors fund anti-oil activism, meeting hears

Much of the organized opposition to oil and gas development in Canada…

A set of images presented by Vivian Krause shows the differences in maps of areas where the blond Kermode bear lives and the larger size of the Great Bear Rainforest.
Naida Sebastian (L), Perry Sebastian Sr. (C) and Brenda Wilson (R) pose on the Southside of Francois Lake during the Walk To Remember. (Submitted photo)

Walking to remember PJ Sebastian

The Walk To Remember that kicked off on May 31 at the…

Naida Sebastian (L), Perry Sebastian Sr. (C) and Brenda Wilson (R) pose on the Southside of Francois Lake during the Walk To Remember. (Submitted photo)
The evacuation order for areas near the Fraser Lake fire has been lifted, but an evacuation alert remains in effect. (Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako image)

Evacuation order for Fraser Lake fire lifted

The state of emergency and evacuation order related to the fire burning…

The evacuation order for areas near the Fraser Lake fire has been lifted, but an evacuation alert remains in effect. (Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako image)
A change in wind on May 12 could complicate the battle against the 236-hectare fire burning east of Fraser Lake. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Concern of wind change near Fraser Lake fire

A wind change later in the day on May 12 might pose…

A change in wind on May 12 could complicate the battle against the 236-hectare fire burning east of Fraser Lake. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Evacuation ordered amid Fraser Lake fire

Evacuation ordered amid Fraser Lake fire

Fire grew to 260 hectares in size

Evacuation ordered amid Fraser Lake fire
Highway 16 Action Plan driving progress

Highway 16 Action Plan driving progress

Safety, connectivity main goals of scheme presented to Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

Highway 16 Action Plan driving progress
A notice, from Soldiers of Odin asking for lightly used cell phones for women at risk of domestic violence was posted in Burns Lake on March 17. (Susan Schienbein photo)

Residents shocked at Soldiers of Odin posters

Southside man claimed to be part of cell phone drive for Northern Society for Domestic Peace.

A notice, from Soldiers of Odin asking for lightly used cell phones for women at risk of domestic violence was posted in Burns Lake on March 17. (Susan Schienbein photo)
Kitimat business owner David Johnston speaks to a pro-resource development crowd in Smithers last April. (Chris Gareau photo)

Bulkley Valley members of The North Matter rally in Houston

Pro-pipeline and resource development group driving convoy Saturday, eyes expansion across the North

Kitimat business owner David Johnston speaks to a pro-resource development crowd in Smithers last April. (Chris Gareau photo)
Update: Highway 16 opened

Update: Highway 16 opened

Highway 16 has been opened following its closure since the morning of…

Update: Highway 16 opened