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An ambulance stolen from Granisle has been recovered and a man is in custody. (File photo)

Man arrested following ambulance theft from Granisle

Other vehicles also stolen have since been recovered

An ambulance stolen from Granisle has been recovered and a man is in custody. (File photo)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)

Time’s up for Tiny Town as weather, vandals take toll on B.C. model village

Miniature structures modeled after Irish town

Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
School District 54 is updating its video surveillance policy and is seeking public comment. (File photo)

School district tightens up video surveillance

Proposed new policy also covers cameras on buses

School District 54 is updating its video surveillance policy and is seeking public comment. (File photo)
Walnut Park Elementary School students went back to school Sept. 7 to a brand new building. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers and Telkwa schools to get upgrades.

Work includes foods room renovations at SSS, and Telkwa school learing commons improvements.

Walnut Park Elementary School students went back to school Sept. 7 to a brand new building. (Thom Barker photo)
Karolina Bolton is the new Vice-Principal of Walnut Park School in Smithers, come the fall. (School District 54 photo)

Houston teacher appointed vice-principal in Smithers

Karolina Bolton comes to Walnut Park Elementary via Twain Sullivan Elementary

Karolina Bolton is the new Vice-Principal of Walnut Park School in Smithers, come the fall. (School District 54 photo)
Energy savings kits, such as the one seen here, are being mailed to Granisle residents to help ease the rising cost of propane. (BC Hydro photo)

Propane costs affecting Granisle residents

Village council looks for solutions; PNG sending energy savings kits

Energy savings kits, such as the one seen here, are being mailed to Granisle residents to help ease the rising cost of propane. (BC Hydro photo)
The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)

Potential boundary shift worries northern B.C. MLAs

Stikine, Skeena and Nechako-Lakes MLAs weigh in

The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)
Map of the Coastal GasLink pipeline route’s four westerly sections. (Coastal GasLink graphic)

Coastal GasLink replaces a pipeline contractor

Strikes deal with new contractor and three First Nations

Map of the Coastal GasLink pipeline route’s four westerly sections. (Coastal GasLink graphic)
SD54’s school board office in Smithers. (Photo: MARISCA BAKKER)

School trustee pay bump coming July 1

Increases are based on the consumer price index

SD54’s school board office in Smithers. (Photo: MARISCA BAKKER)
Telkwa Elementary (Contributed photo)

Telkwa Elementary gets a new principal

Janna Delaney named to replace retiring Barb Turney

Telkwa Elementary (Contributed photo)
Paramedic shortages cause in northwestern B.C. (File photo)

Paramedic positions going begging in northwestern B.C.

New positions welcome but they can’t be filled

Paramedic shortages cause in northwestern B.C. (File photo)
The provincial ambulance service is sponsoring a northwest training program in hopes of filling vacancies. (Black Press file photo)

Paramedic vacancies spur northwestern B.C. training course

Ambulance service needs to fill new full-time positions

The provincial ambulance service is sponsoring a northwest training program in hopes of filling vacancies. (Black Press file photo)
(L to R) Chief Justin Napoleon, Saulteau First Nations which is a member of the FN CGL Pipeline Limited Partnership; Tiffany Murray, Director of Indigenous Relations, Coastal GasLink; Chief Corrina Leween, Cheslatta Carrier Nation which is a member of the CGL First Nations Limited Partnership Management Committee; and Bevin Wirzba, Coastal GasLink President at the signing ceremony held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West on March 8, 2022. (CGL photo/Houston Today)

TC Energy has a deal to potentially sell 10 per cent

TC Energy has a deal to potentially sell 10 per cent

(L to R) Chief Justin Napoleon, Saulteau First Nations which is a member of the FN CGL Pipeline Limited Partnership; Tiffany Murray, Director of Indigenous Relations, Coastal GasLink; Chief Corrina Leween, Cheslatta Carrier Nation which is a member of the CGL First Nations Limited Partnership Management Committee; and Bevin Wirzba, Coastal GasLink President at the signing ceremony held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West on March 8, 2022. (CGL photo/Houston Today)
BC Hydro and the Kitwanga Community Association have reached an agreement ending a dispute regarding streetlight overbilling. (Photo courtesy of BC Hydro)

BC Hydro agrees to credit back Kitwanga streetlight overpayments

Kitwanga Community Association says it had been overcharged for decades

BC Hydro and the Kitwanga Community Association have reached an agreement ending a dispute regarding streetlight overbilling. (Photo courtesy of BC Hydro)
Vihar construction conduct geotechnical work required for detailed construction design drawings for a proposed cycling trail between Smithers and Telkwa. The first 3.5-kilometre phase of the project has now been put out to tender. (Contributed photo)

First phase of multi-used pathway between Smithers and Telkwa out to tender

Cycle 16 optimistic of September completion of the first 3.5 kilometres of trail

Vihar construction conduct geotechnical work required for detailed construction design drawings for a proposed cycling trail between Smithers and Telkwa. The first 3.5-kilometre phase of the project has now been put out to tender. (Contributed photo)
Houston resident Leane Holmes is the winner of $500,000 from playing the ‘extra’ in a Lotto 6/49 draw at the beginning of January. “It will change my life - big time,” she said of her win. (Submitted photo)

Houston woman wins $500,000 in January lottery

Houston resident Leane Holmes is the winner of $500,000 from playing the…

Houston resident Leane Holmes is the winner of $500,000 from playing the ‘extra’ in a Lotto 6/49 draw at the beginning of January. “It will change my life - big time,” she said of her win. (Submitted photo)
The number of people in the northwest who considered themselves unemployed shrank in January compared to December, indicates data collected by Statistics Canada and released Feb. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Northwest B.C. jobs data sends mixed signals

Employment dips, but so did number of people who consider themselves unemployed

The number of people in the northwest who considered themselves unemployed shrank in January compared to December, indicates data collected by Statistics Canada and released Feb. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
SPCA (file photo)

BC SPCA influence felt throughout the northwest

Society also relies on other enforcement agencies and community cooperation

SPCA (file photo)
Illustration shows how a tunnel is bored underneath a watercourse. (Illustration courtesy Coastal GasLink)

Prep work to start to install natural gas pipeline underneath Morice River

Project had caused protests by those in opposition

Illustration shows how a tunnel is bored underneath a watercourse. (Illustration courtesy Coastal GasLink)
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Gov’t gives thumbs down to proposed mine north of Smithers

Potential risk to water quality, salmon cited

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