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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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Red Chris copper and gold mine in Northwestern B.C., opened in 2015, is owned by Newcrest Mining. (B.C. government photo)

Northwest B.C. mine receives grant to switch from diesel to hydro-power

The Red Chris goal is to reduce carbon emissions

Red Chris copper and gold mine in Northwestern B.C., opened in 2015, is owned by Newcrest Mining. (B.C. government photo)
There were 131 new cases in Smithers based on the last available weekly count. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

COVID case count drops in Smithers

But many cases said to go uncounted

There were 131 new cases in Smithers based on the last available weekly count. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
School District 54 decides not to mandate employee vaccines. (File photo)
School District 54 decides not to mandate employee vaccines. (File photo)
A planned liquefied natural gas facility at Port Edward would use natural gas piped in by Pacific Northern Gas. (Image supplied)

Planned LNG plant would buffer northwest B.C. natural gas rate impacts

Port Edward facility would help fill Pacific Northern Gas pipeline

A planned liquefied natural gas facility at Port Edward would use natural gas piped in by Pacific Northern Gas. (Image supplied)
Real estate sales climbed in Terrace in 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward.)

Real estate prices continue to rise across northwest B.C.

In 2021, 190 properties sold in Kitimat worth $68 million

Real estate sales climbed in Terrace in 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward.)
Schools are fully reopening again and with enhanced safety protocols. (File photo)

Houston, Smithers schools prepare for full opening next week

Measures in place to limit Omicron variant spread

Schools are fully reopening again and with enhanced safety protocols. (File photo)
More people are working now in northwestern B.C. than a year ago, indicate figures released Jan. 7 by Statistics Canada. (The Canadian Press)

Labour force grows in northwest B.C.

Region continues to recover from pandemic

More people are working now in northwestern B.C. than a year ago, indicate figures released Jan. 7 by Statistics Canada. (The Canadian Press)
Phased in school openings have been announced by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, in background, and education minister Jennifer Whiteside. (File photo)

Limited opening for schools in Bulkley Valley this week

Province seeks to limit and assess Omicron virus impact with staggered school start

Phased in school openings have been announced by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, in background, and education minister Jennifer Whiteside. (File photo)
Volunteers and organizers who make up the AssistList website group gather for a photo. (Photo courtesy AssistList)

Website establishes online marketplace for medical equipment in northwest B.C.

Non-profit AssistList expanded into northwest B.C. late last year

Volunteers and organizers who make up the AssistList website group gather for a photo. (Photo courtesy AssistList)
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)
A house on the corner of Queensway Dr. and Mark Ave. south of Terrace on Dec. 17, 2021. Dr. Raina Fumerton, Northern Health chief medical officer for the northwest, said that anti-government attitudes could be a factor in stalling COVID-19 vaccination rates in the health authority. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

COVID vaccination rates stall out in northern B.C.

Hesitancy, mistrust are among factors at play

A house on the corner of Queensway Dr. and Mark Ave. south of Terrace on Dec. 17, 2021. Dr. Raina Fumerton, Northern Health chief medical officer for the northwest, said that anti-government attitudes could be a factor in stalling COVID-19 vaccination rates in the health authority. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
The first of three Telkwa Community Church Christmas-themed story walks in Smithers on the Perimeter Trail near Elk’s Park. There are also story walks in Telkwa and Houston. (Submitted photo)

Christmas theme story walk planned for Houston

New location found after council turns down initial request

The first of three Telkwa Community Church Christmas-themed story walks in Smithers on the Perimeter Trail near Elk’s Park. There are also story walks in Telkwa and Houston. (Submitted photo)
Paramedics from Terrace and Hazelton filling service gap in Kitwanga. (File photo)

Paramedic hired at Kitwanga, but three positions remain open

Crews from Terrace and Hazelton filling in due to staff shortages

Paramedics from Terrace and Hazelton filling service gap in Kitwanga. (File photo)
This painting of St. Paul’s Anglican church in Kitwanga, damaged in an arson fire earlier this year, was one of the donated items in an on-line auction raising money for an ambulance station for the community. (Photo courtesy Kitwanga Community Association)

Auction adds to Kitwanga ambulance station construction goal

Current station is considered inadequate

This painting of St. Paul’s Anglican church in Kitwanga, damaged in an arson fire earlier this year, was one of the donated items in an on-line auction raising money for an ambulance station for the community. (Photo courtesy Kitwanga Community Association)
Paramedics from Terrace and Hazelton filling service gap in Kitwanga. (File photo)

Paramedic hired in Kitwanga, but three positions remain open

Crews from Terrace and Hazelton filling in due to staff shortages

Paramedics from Terrace and Hazelton filling service gap in Kitwanga. (File photo)