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Pipe for the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline is being stored at several locations, including this one in Houston (above) in preparation for installation. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Coastal GasLink pipeline work ramps up

With spring thaw ending, workers start to arrive for summer season

Pipe for the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline is being stored at several locations, including this one in Houston (above) in preparation for installation. (Coastal GasLink photo)
Canfor has extended the closure of its Houston mill. (File picture)

Canfor closure extended to at least middle of May

Company says COVID-19 pandemic has reduced lumber sales

Canfor has extended the closure of its Houston mill. (File picture)
Demand soaring for Salvation Army food assistance

Demand soaring for Salvation Army food assistance

Federal grant is helping to meet the need

Demand soaring for Salvation Army food assistance
Silverthorne Elementary has been preparing take home food packages for students. From the left, Penn Hann, principal Julie Krall and Julie Ridgeway. (Houston Today photo)

Select groups of students return to class

Emphasis on children of essential workers and those considered vulnerable

Silverthorne Elementary has been preparing take home food packages for students. From the left, Penn Hann, principal Julie Krall and Julie Ridgeway. (Houston Today photo)
The food centre operated by LINK in Burns Lake has been active in meeting the increase in demand stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. This file photo depicts a 2018 event. (File photo)

Area food banks receiving emergency grants in response to COVID-19 impacts

A provincial grant has been the first to be distributed

The food centre operated by LINK in Burns Lake has been active in meeting the increase in demand stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. This file photo depicts a 2018 event. (File photo)
Mid-May at earliest before gas pipeline work resumes

Mid-May at earliest before gas pipeline work resumes

Coastal GasLink also concentrating on COVID-19 precautions

Mid-May at earliest before gas pipeline work resumes
The province is extending its ban on open burning. (File photo)

Province extends open burn ban

Reducing air pollution one of the goals

The province is extending its ban on open burning. (File photo)
PNG seeks to defer customer payments because of COVID-19

PNG seeks to defer customer payments because of COVID-19

The plan is to do this for three months

PNG seeks to defer customer payments because of COVID-19
Smithers single family home sales up in first quarter of 2020

Smithers single family home sales up in first quarter of 2020

Real Estate board predicts decline in second quarter due to COVID-19

Smithers single family home sales up in first quarter of 2020
Canfor is temporarily closing Houston and Plateau mills. (File picture)

Canfor extends Houston, Plateau mill closures

COVID-19 continues to dampen lumber demand

Canfor is temporarily closing Houston and Plateau mills. (File picture)
The check marks indicates social distancing while seated on a bus. (Northern Connections graphic)

Bus services taking extra measures because of COVID-19

More cleaning and more disinfecting underway

The check marks indicates social distancing while seated on a bus. (Northern Connections graphic)
School meals program continues

School meals program continues

SD54 schools now providing bag breakfast, lunch and snacks for students and hampers for families

School meals program continues
School district #54 works on school plan

School district #54 works on school plan

School district officials and teachers are this week communicating plans to resume…

School district #54 works on school plan
Canfor is temporarily its closing Houston and Plateau mills. (File picture)

Canfor closes Houston and Plateau mills temporarily

Three-week closure in response to COVID-19 crisis

Canfor is temporarily its closing Houston and Plateau mills. (File picture)
School District 82 set to resume classes; college already online

School District 82 set to resume classes; college already online

School district staff are working on what form classes will take

School District 82 set to resume classes; college already online
Hwy 16 chase, vehicle theft suspect remains in jail after leaving RCMP officer hurt

Hwy 16 chase, vehicle theft suspect remains in jail after leaving RCMP officer hurt

Accused of series of crimes from Terrace to Burns Lake

Hwy 16 chase, vehicle theft suspect remains in jail after leaving RCMP officer hurt
Portrait of the Williams family used in a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)                                Portrait of the Williams family used in a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)

Inquest scheduled into 2016 deaths of two Granisle residents

The pair were killed in police-involved shooting

Portrait of the Williams family used in a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)                                Portrait of the Williams family used in a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)

Fishing lodge transfer to Lake Babine Nation underway

It’s part of complicated process to boost economic development

Smithers Secondary School shops will get a upgraded HVAC system this summer. (File photo)

Smithers Secondary to get new HVAC system

The $800,000 project is slated for this summer

Smithers Secondary School shops will get a upgraded HVAC system this summer. (File photo)
Highway 16 was closed the morning of March 10 east of Burns Lake following the end of an extended pursuit of a man suspected of stealing multiple vehicles. (Laura Blackwell photo)

Vehicle theft suspect remains in jail

Charged with six offences, including obstructing police

Highway 16 was closed the morning of March 10 east of Burns Lake following the end of an extended pursuit of a man suspected of stealing multiple vehicles. (Laura Blackwell photo)