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A mostly completed Woodworth Dam site on Oct. 17. The reservoir behind the dam structure needed to fill for water to flow over the dam before the city water supply could be reinstated to its primary source, which has now occurred, the City of Prince Rupert announced on Feb. 8. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

It’s dam time in Prince Rupert with Woodworth Lake water conversion

City has reverted to primary water supply after 7 years, yellow water is not yet crystal clear

The many pressures on B.C.’s forests and the rural and northern communities that directly depend on them are coming to a head this spring, with sawmill, pellet and pulp closures set to affect hundreds of workers in different corners of the province. Logs are seen in an aerial view stacked at the Interfor sawmill, in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mill closures threaten to punch holes in the fabric of rural B.C. towns

Sawmill, pellet and pulp closures are affecting hundreds of workers

The Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre in Masset, at the northern end of Haida Gwaii. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Masset’s emergency department faces potential closures

The village’s council was kept in the dark until recently, mayor Sheri Disney said

Heavy equipment at work at Coastal GasLink pipeline crossing at the Lho Kwa (Clore River) in northwestern B.C. (David Suzuki Foundation photo)

Feds quietly backed off while Coastal GasLink pipeline work killed fish in B.C.

Fisheries officers cited safety concerns, but critics say none existed

  • Feb 8, 2023
Heavy equipment at work at Coastal GasLink pipeline crossing at the Lho Kwa (Clore River) in northwestern B.C. (David Suzuki Foundation photo)
Charlie Cragg and Troy Pearson lost their lives in the sinking of the tug boat Ingenika on Feb. 11, 2021. Wainwright Marine Service Ltd. and James Geoffery Bates have been jointly charged with eight counts in the Prince Rupert Court on Jan. 6, 2023. (Photo: supplied)

Wainwright Marine Service Ltd. faces 8 charges in Prince Rupert Court after 2 deaths in sinking of tugboat

The Ingenika sank near Kitimat, killing Troy Pearson and Charlie Cragg, a 3rd man was rescued

Charlie Cragg and Troy Pearson lost their lives in the sinking of the tug boat Ingenika on Feb. 11, 2021. Wainwright Marine Service Ltd. and James Geoffery Bates have been jointly charged with eight counts in the Prince Rupert Court on Jan. 6, 2023. (Photo: supplied)
B.C.’s Lt. Governor Janet Austin at the B.C. Legislature ahead of the annual Throne Speech on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (Wolfgang Depner/Black Press Media)
B.C.’s Lt. Governor Janet Austin at the B.C. Legislature ahead of the annual Throne Speech on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (Wolfgang Depner/Black Press Media)
Work to fix the McConnell Crescent landslide has started with plans to finish end of April. (Submitted photo/McElhanney)

Work finally starts on Terrace landslide fix

Work on McConnell Crescent landslide fix to finish this spring, contractor says

Work to fix the McConnell Crescent landslide has started with plans to finish end of April. (Submitted photo/McElhanney)
A mainstay employer in Terrace, Skeena Sawmills, is closing for an extended period of time as of Feb. 8. (file photo)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills at Terrace on Nov. 26, 2021. (File photo)

Skeena Sawmills in Terrace announces temporary closure

High operating costs, low prices cited as factors

A mainstay employer in Terrace, Skeena Sawmills, is closing for an extended period of time as of Feb. 8. (file photo)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills at Terrace on Nov. 26, 2021. (File photo)
Rupert Rampage fans and players celebrate the first goal of the night against the Terrace River Kings Jan. 28 at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. (Thom Barker photo)

Rampage hang on to west division with wins against Kitimat, Smithers

Prince Rupert finishes season with 12-4-0-0 record going into playoffs

Rupert Rampage fans and players celebrate the first goal of the night against the Terrace River Kings Jan. 28 at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. (Thom Barker photo)
The 37 Grille in Kitwanga fully engulfed in flames Feb. 3. (Facebook photo).

No one injured in Kitwanga restaurant fire that destroys popular eatery

‘Utterly heartbreaking’: Carley Faulkner on watching her business turn to ash

The 37 Grille in Kitwanga fully engulfed in flames Feb. 3. (Facebook photo).
Man dead, another in hospital after two seperate head-on collisions Wednesday. (File photo)

1 man dead, 1 badly injured in 2 head-on collisions Wednesday: Terrace RCMP

2 separate cars drove into oncoming trucks within less than 2 hours on different roadways

Man dead, another in hospital after two seperate head-on collisions Wednesday. (File photo)
Regan Yee edges out Abby Nichols at the line as both women get big personal bests of 8:48.53 and 8:48.58. Yee starts the year with two races, two wins, and two personal bests. (Justin Britton/Citius Magazine).

South Hazelton runner selected to represent Canada at World Cross Country Championships

The announcement came in the midst of a winning streak for Regan Yee

Regan Yee edges out Abby Nichols at the line as both women get big personal bests of 8:48.53 and 8:48.58. Yee starts the year with two races, two wins, and two personal bests. (Justin Britton/Citius Magazine).
Prince Rupert fans will be ramblin’ to the music of renowned country artist Ramblin’ Deano from Louisiana, who was up to shenanigans with local resident Paul Lagace on Feb. 1. (Photo: Facebook)

Country music’s Ramblin Deano to play Prince Rupert and Terrace

Two concerts and a Sunday Brunch - Brunch is the new midnight musician says

Prince Rupert fans will be ramblin’ to the music of renowned country artist Ramblin’ Deano from Louisiana, who was up to shenanigans with local resident Paul Lagace on Feb. 1. (Photo: Facebook)
UNBC’s nursing program is expanding with a new location in Prince George (Submitted photo)
UNBC’s nursing program is expanding with a new location in Prince George (Submitted photo)
Toxic drug alerts can now be received via texts in northern B.C. (File photo)
Toxic drug alerts can now be received via texts in northern B.C. (File photo)
A First Nations house post, shown in a handout photo, is being returned to its home in B.C. after 138 years, including spending the last two decades in storage at Harvard University in Massachusetts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Gitxaala Nation

Return of house post connecting Gitxaala to their ancestors emotional for north coast Nation

Post has been shipped from Harvard University, expected to arrive in Prince Rupert next month

A First Nations house post, shown in a handout photo, is being returned to its home in B.C. after 138 years, including spending the last two decades in storage at Harvard University in Massachusetts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Gitxaala Nation
Rachel Chan was a pet lover, business owner and Prince Rupert dog groomer. Her family has released she was the woman who died after a motor vehicle incident along Highway 16, between the municipality and Terrace, on Jan. 31. (Photo: Supplied)
Rachel Chan was a pet lover, business owner and Prince Rupert dog groomer. Her family has released she was the woman who died after a motor vehicle incident along Highway 16, between the municipality and Terrace, on Jan. 31. (Photo: Supplied)
Prince Rupert RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect in a lunchtime armed robbery at McDonald’s. (Photo: supplied)

Armed robbery at McDonalds second in a week in Prince Rupert

Suspect waited his turn in line before pulling a knife on cashier

Prince Rupert RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect in a lunchtime armed robbery at McDonald’s. (Photo: supplied)
Water flowing through the Clore River work area where Coastal GasLink contractors are digging a trench for a pipeline crossing. (Photo courtesy the Suzuki Foundation)

New fish habitat damage allegations levelled at northwest B.C. pipeline project

Coastal GasLink opponents say water overflowed a dam on Clore River due to inadequate safeguards

Water flowing through the Clore River work area where Coastal GasLink contractors are digging a trench for a pipeline crossing. (Photo courtesy the Suzuki Foundation)
Coast Mountains School District 82 Superintendent of Schools Aaron Callaghan confirmed the teacher is no longer employed with SD82. (File photo)

Former Hazelton teacher’s anti-vaccine outburst leads to disciplinary action

Secondary teacher who stormed cafeteria vaccine clinic no longer employed by school district

Coast Mountains School District 82 Superintendent of Schools Aaron Callaghan confirmed the teacher is no longer employed with SD82. (File photo)
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