Rod Link

School District #54 office

School trustees to receive modest salary bump

First increase in two years

School District #54 office
The Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School in Hazelton is being shut down for a week by the Gitanmaax Band Council following a confirmation of a COVID-19 exposure there on Feb. 26. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Hazelton school COVID-19 closure extended one week

With spring break on horizon, Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary will be closed to end of March

The Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School in Hazelton is being shut down for a week by the Gitanmaax Band Council following a confirmation of a COVID-19 exposure there on Feb. 26. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School in Hazelton is being shut down for a week by the Gitanmaax Band Council following a confirmation of a COVID-19 exposure there on Feb. 26. (Black Press Media File Photo)

COVID-19 exposure notice shuts down Hazelton school

Closure to last for one week and school is to be sanitized

The Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School in Hazelton is being shut down for a week by the Gitanmaax Band Council following a confirmation of a COVID-19 exposure there on Feb. 26. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Provincial grants are helping cover the cost of shipping northwestern B.C. waste wood to pulp mills down south. (File photo)

Grants help cover cost of shipping waste wood

Waste would have otherwise been burned

Provincial grants are helping cover the cost of shipping northwestern B.C. waste wood to pulp mills down south. (File photo)
Rebates to replace older wood heat appliances have increased in the area. (File photo)

Wood heating replacement rebate values increase

Goal is to reduce particulate matter in the air

Rebates to replace older wood heat appliances have increased in the area. (File photo)
Paramedics here responded to twice as many overdose calls in 2020 as they did in 2019. The above is a staged photo showing the kind of work paramedics perform in the field. (Photo courtesy BC Emergency Health Services)

Drug overdose calls climb in Houston

Increase among the highest in the province

Paramedics here responded to twice as many overdose calls in 2020 as they did in 2019. The above is a staged photo showing the kind of work paramedics perform in the field. (Photo courtesy BC Emergency Health Services)
Ginger Helkenberg, a Recreational Aide at Bulkley Lodge, receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 22. (Northern Health photo)

COVID-19 vaccinations get underway in Smithers

First doses are being administered to long-term care residents and priority health care staff

Ginger Helkenberg, a Recreational Aide at Bulkley Lodge, receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 22. (Northern Health photo)
The refrigeration unit parked outside of Mills Memorial Hospital on Jan. 13, 2021. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)
The refrigeration unit parked outside of Mills Memorial Hospital on Jan. 13, 2021. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)
A landslide has blocked the CN rail line from Terrace to Kitimat. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Landslide blocks CN rail line between Terrace and Kitimat

Customers using trucks and other means of transportation

A landslide has blocked the CN rail line from Terrace to Kitimat. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
Fine particulate matter is a primary concern in the Bulkley Valley. (Black Press Media photo)

Province to address air quality concerns in Bulkley Valley

Smithers ranks seventh worst in province for fine particulate matter

Fine particulate matter is a primary concern in the Bulkley Valley. (Black Press Media photo)
A plan unveiled by Coast Mountain College for its main building at its Terrace campus . (College illustration)

Renovated main building next on Coast Mountain College’s capital list

Province has committed $9 million to the project

A plan unveiled by Coast Mountain College for its main building at its Terrace campus . (College illustration)
Houston trustee Les Kearns is returning as vice chair of the Bulkley Valley School District 54 board and Jennifer Williams, also a Houston trustee, is returning as chair. (File photo)

Houston school trustees named to top board positions

Jennifer Williams is chair and Les Kearns is vice chair

Houston trustee Les Kearns is returning as vice chair of the Bulkley Valley School District 54 board and Jennifer Williams, also a Houston trustee, is returning as chair. (File photo)
The local snowboarder who went missing Dec. 22 has passed away. (Erin Reimer/Facebook)

Missing snowboarder passes away

Was taken to hospital after being found Dec. 23

The local snowboarder who went missing Dec. 22 has passed away. (Erin Reimer/Facebook)
A photo of the missing snowboarder posted to Facebook by his partner Erin Reimer on the evening of Dec. 22. (Erin Reimer/Facebook)

Snowboarder missing in Shames Mountain area has been found

Man taken to Mills Memorial Hospital

A photo of the missing snowboarder posted to Facebook by his partner Erin Reimer on the evening of Dec. 22. (Erin Reimer/Facebook)
Limited operations are underway at Pinnacle pellet plant following Nov. 25 explosion. (Houston Today photo)

Houston pellet plant re-opens following explosion

Investigation continues to determine cause of blast that injured three employees

Limited operations are underway at Pinnacle pellet plant following Nov. 25 explosion. (Houston Today photo)
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-POOL, Jeff J Mitchell

Officials mum on vaccine roll-out locations for the northwest

First two locations to be in the lower mainland

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-POOL, Jeff J Mitchell
Pacific Northern Gas wants to add two compressor stations such as the one here located in Telkwa to increase the flow of natural gas through its line serving the northwest. (Photo courtesy Pacific Northern Gas)

Pacific Northern Gas plans to pump more gas in the northwest

Upgrade project would cost $60 million

Pacific Northern Gas wants to add two compressor stations such as the one here located in Telkwa to increase the flow of natural gas through its line serving the northwest. (Photo courtesy Pacific Northern Gas)
This weapon and a large sum of Canadian currency was seized by Houston RCMP following an Oct. 14 traffic stop. (Houston RCMP photos)

Guns, cash and suspected narcotics seized

Seizure follows traffic stop on Oct. 14

This weapon and a large sum of Canadian currency was seized by Houston RCMP following an Oct. 14 traffic stop. (Houston RCMP photos)
This photo of approximately 10 years ago shows Laureen Fabian, on the left, and daughter Caterina Andrews. Fabian went missing last October and her daughter is looking for answers. (Contributed photo)

Laureen Fabian’s disappearance remains a mystery

It’s been a year since she went missing

This photo of approximately 10 years ago shows Laureen Fabian, on the left, and daughter Caterina Andrews. Fabian went missing last October and her daughter is looking for answers. (Contributed photo)
Houston mayor named to group working on Wet’suwet’en rights and title

Houston mayor named to group working on Wet’suwet’en rights and title

Stems from initial agreement struck earlier this year

Houston mayor named to group working on Wet’suwet’en rights and title