Flavio Nienow

Police at explosion and fire that killed two workers at Babine Forest Products on Jan. 20, 2012. (Lakes District News file photo)

New report into sawmill explosions released

The report recommends streamlining investigative process

Police at explosion and fire that killed two workers at Babine Forest Products on Jan. 20, 2012. (Lakes District News file photo)
The BC Wildfire Service is taking information about damaged properties through their claims email. People who experienced damage to their property associated to wildfires are encouraged to send in their information to BCWSClaims2018@gov.bc.ca. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Southside resident regrets evacuating

Senior resident returns to a damaged, burglarized property

The BC Wildfire Service is taking information about damaged properties through their claims email. People who experienced damage to their property associated to wildfires are encouraged to send in their information to BCWSClaims2018@gov.bc.ca. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The route of the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline which will bring natural gas to Kitimat. All First Nations bands have signed agreements for the project. Image supplied

Challenge vs LNG ‘vexatious’ claim

Dredging started for Kitimat dock expansion as Smithers resident fights Coastal GasLink in court.

The route of the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline which will bring natural gas to Kitimat. All First Nations bands have signed agreements for the project. Image supplied
Firefighters work hard to contain the 545-hectare wildfire at East Shuswap Road.                                 Twitter/BC Wildfire Service photo

Northwest firefighters deployed to eastern Canada

They will help with fire suppression efforts in Ontario and Quebec.

Firefighters work hard to contain the 545-hectare wildfire at East Shuswap Road.                                 Twitter/BC Wildfire Service photo
Lake Babine Nation councillor resigns before being sworn in

Lake Babine Nation councillor resigns before being sworn in

Paul Joseph steps down before being sworn in

Lake Babine Nation councillor resigns before being sworn in
Coastal GasLink awards contracts for LNG pipeline work camps

Coastal GasLink awards contracts for LNG pipeline work camps

Civeo Corporation is one of the largest global providers of workforce accommodations.

Coastal GasLink awards contracts for LNG pipeline work camps
Gordon Alec is Lake Babine Nation’s new chief

Gordon Alec is Lake Babine Nation’s new chief

He received 307 votes while incumbent Chief Wilf Adam received 275

Gordon Alec is Lake Babine Nation’s new chief

Larger buses planned for Hwy 16

Buses from Burns Lake to Smithers had 123 riders in August and 316 from Burns Lake to Prince George.

The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30. (Chris Gareau photo)

Greyhound could soon depart northern B.C.

Greyhound could soon depart northern B.C. on a one-way ticket

The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30. (Chris Gareau photo)
The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30. (Chris Gareau photo)

Greyhound could soon depart northern B.C. on a one-way ticket

Can’t compete with new $5 Highway 16 transit: Greyhound.

The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30. (Chris Gareau photo)
Hudson Bay Mountain overlooks horses in a Smithers area pasture. (Chris Gareau photo)

Regional ag coordinator to be hired to help farmers

The RDBN currently has 840 farms operating within its boundaries.

Hudson Bay Mountain overlooks horses in a Smithers area pasture. (Chris Gareau photo)
Burns Lake residents Angelika Posselt and Charlie Rensby have set up donations drop-off centres in Smithers to support wildfire evacuees and front line workers.                                submitted photo

Disaster relief set up in Smithers

New initiative is supporting wildfire evacuees and front line workers

Burns Lake residents Angelika Posselt and Charlie Rensby have set up donations drop-off centres in Smithers to support wildfire evacuees and front line workers.                                submitted photo
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako issues evacuation alerts

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako issues evacuation alerts

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued three evacuation alerts on its eastern side.

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako issues evacuation alerts
The Smithers to Burns Lake Highway 16 bus service has started and runs three day per week.                                Flavio Nienow photo

Highway 16 transit connects Smithers to Burns Lake

Service runs three days per week to Burns Lake, which is also connected to Prince George

The Smithers to Burns Lake Highway 16 bus service has started and runs three day per week.                                Flavio Nienow photo
Aerial survey north of Smithers

Aerial survey north of Smithers

British Columbia’s mining sector ‘cautiously optimistic.’

Aerial survey north of Smithers
The Francois Lake ferry was not operating in the morning of May 18 while police were at the scene.                                (Laura Blackwell Photo)

Shooting south of Burns Lake

One person of interest is in custody after a reported shooting on the Southside.

The Francois Lake ferry was not operating in the morning of May 18 while police were at the scene.                                (Laura Blackwell Photo)

Trial date not set for triple murder case 

Rueben Buhler’s preliminary hearing will likely be set for March 2016.

Babine Forest Products mill deaths ruled accidental

After three weeks, inquest concluded with 41 recommendations to improve safety

Enbridge’s court argument was “out of touch with reality,” say First Nations leaders

Leaders emphasize First Nations opposition to Northern Gateway is “broad and deep.”