Staff Writer

Moncton tragedy prompts local arms boost

The RCMP in Smithers will have additional weapons after the Moncton and Ottawa tragedies.

School unveils new Gitxsan name

The former John Field Elementary School has been renamed Majagaleehl Gali Aks.

Teen killer receives maximum sentence with rehab

A Burns Lake teen who murdered his sibling in 2011 was sentenced by the B.C. Supreme Court in Smithers last week.

Peaceful resolution reached in Houston

RCMP were able to reach a peaceful resolution with a distraught woman in Houston after hours of negotiations today.

TIMELINE: An interactive history of terrorist attacks and plots in Canada

From the FLQ and the War Measures Act to Al-Qaeda-inspired plotters, Canada has seen terrorism before. Interactive timeline.

Hazelton District Library highlights free services this month

Hazelton District Public Library is running a series of events to highlight free services this month

Red Apple begins relocation

The Red Apple store in New Hazelton has hired four new staff in preparation for its relocation to a bigger building in November.

Hazelton Farmers’ Market grows

Organizer Jonathan Knight said despite lower tourist numbers, local crowds at the weekly market were big enough to attract more sellers.

CanSkate kicks off in Hazeltons

Helping beginner skaters master control, balance and agility on the ice is the focus of a learn-to-skate program

Youth heads to parliament

Hazelton Secondary School student Connor Coukell has been nominated to sit at the British Columbia Youth Parliament in December.

Destination B.C. gives more details on funding changes

Destination B.C. issued a letter to stakeholders outlining more details about proposed funding changes for marketing to regions

Funding changes for northern tourism

Bulkley Valley tourism stakeholders raise concerns over proposed changes to the way tourism funding is distributed in B.C.

Beekeeping project creates industry buzz

A community beekeeping project in the Hazeltons could launch a local honey industry worth $2 million annually

Amateur photographer contest winners announced

Steve Dutt has been named the Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year

School to hopefully start soon in Bulkley Valley

Bulkley Valley students could be back in classrooms again as soon as Monday, said local union and school board representatives Tuesday

Teachers strike mediation hopes rise as Ready talks to BCTF, province

Negotiators for both sides in bitter strike expected to meet as early as today

Vote for the People’s Choice ‘Best Photo’

Voting for the Next Generation People's Choice photo contest is open until Sept. 7 at midnight

Hazelton and New Hazelton join resource benefits alliance

Yesterday, what is being heralded as a “monumental agreement” between Northwest B.C. municipal leaders was signed.

Your Best Shot finalists chosen

More than 2,100 entries received for the second annual contest

Taser ends one-woman Two Mile crime spree

Thirty-one-year-old remains in custody and is facing numerous charges