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SSS Jr. Boys basketball team goes undefeated in the regular season. Team heads to provincials in two weeks. (Contributed photo)
SSS Jr. Boys basketball team goes undefeated in the regular season. Team heads to provincials in two weeks. (Contributed photo)
Overdose deaths remain high in the area and within northwestern B.C. (Photo courtesy B.C. Emergency Health Services)

Overdose deaths remain high from Topley to Witset

Six people died from overdoses in 2022 and 10 in 2021

Overdose deaths remain high in the area and within northwestern B.C. (Photo courtesy B.C. Emergency Health Services)
Mayor Gladys Atrill gets sworn in after winning the Oct 15 election. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Elections BC unveils biggest spenders in 2022 municipal election

Mayor Gladys Atrill’s campaign spent $4600 to get re-elected

Mayor Gladys Atrill gets sworn in after winning the Oct 15 election. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Lax Kw’alaams’ Peter Wesley, right, races Heiltsuk’s David Green to a loose ball at centre court during Masters Division play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert Feb. 14. (Thom Barker photo)

Day 4 Recap: Feb. 14 sees first eliminations from All Native Tournament

Gitxaala Masters have dubious distinction of being first team knocked out of tournament

Lax Kw’alaams’ Peter Wesley, right, races Heiltsuk’s David Green to a loose ball at centre court during Masters Division play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert Feb. 14. (Thom Barker photo)
A motor vehicle incident east of Telkwa Feb. 12, was attended to by both Smithers and Telkwa Fire Rescue departments. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)
A motor vehicle incident east of Telkwa Feb. 12, was attended to by both Smithers and Telkwa Fire Rescue departments. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)
Skidegate’s Tyler Jones lays up the ball as Lax Kw’alaams’ Lloyd Dudoward blocks during Intermediate action at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert Feb. 14. (Melissa Ash photo)
Skidegate’s Tyler Jones lays up the ball as Lax Kw’alaams’ Lloyd Dudoward blocks during Intermediate action at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert Feb. 14. (Melissa Ash photo)
Advocates took to Highway 16 in Terrace on Valentine’s Day alongside the families of missing and murdered people. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Making sure they’re not forgotten

Group walks in solidarity with grieving families

Advocates took to Highway 16 in Terrace on Valentine’s Day alongside the families of missing and murdered people. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Second-ranked Prince Rupert’s Colby Stephens fires from beyond the arc in Intermediate action against Massett at the All Native Basketball Tournament Feb. 13. (Thom Barker photo)

Day 3 Recap: Top-ranked teams win with one exception

Third-ranked Intermediate Nuxalk falls to Gitxsan

Second-ranked Prince Rupert’s Colby Stephens fires from beyond the arc in Intermediate action against Massett at the All Native Basketball Tournament Feb. 13. (Thom Barker photo)
Smithers Fire vehicles. (Deb Meissner photo)

Fire in trailer park

Smithers Fire Department called out twice on Sunday

Smithers Fire vehicles. (Deb Meissner photo)
SilverStar Mountain Resort near Vernon shared the love on Valentine’s Day in 2022. (Black Press photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about love and romance?

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of romantic love

SilverStar Mountain Resort near Vernon shared the love on Valentine’s Day in 2022. (Black Press photo)
Prince Rupert’s Reinelda Sankey weaves her way through Haisla defenders on her way to the net at the 63rd annual All Native Basketball Tournament on Feb. 13. (Melissa Ash photo)
Prince Rupert’s Reinelda Sankey weaves her way through Haisla defenders on her way to the net at the 63rd annual All Native Basketball Tournament on Feb. 13. (Melissa Ash photo)
Metlakatla BC’s Jonathan Hansen (white) strips the ball from Lax Kw’alaams’ Chad Dennis during Seniors play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert, Feb. 15. (Thom Barker photo)
Metlakatla BC’s Jonathan Hansen (white) strips the ball from Lax Kw’alaams’ Chad Dennis during Seniors play at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert, Feb. 15. (Thom Barker photo)
Kobe McKnight approaches the Skidegate zone during Senior Division play at the All Native Basketball Tournament Feb. 17. (Thom Barker photo)
Kobe McKnight approaches the Skidegate zone during Senior Division play at the All Native Basketball Tournament Feb. 17. (Thom Barker photo)
Gitxsan blockade of CN rail lines near New Hazelton in early 2020 erected in support of Wet’suwet’en opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (File photo)

Photojournalist, news organization file lawsuit against RCMP over 2021 arrest

Lawsuit seeks a court declaration that Amanda Bracken’s constitutional rights unlawfully breached

Gitxsan blockade of CN rail lines near New Hazelton in early 2020 erected in support of Wet’suwet’en opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (File photo)
Doctors of B.C. says there were 136 responses to the 2022 survey. (Black Press media file photo)

Northern doctors pan health authority

Just 30 per cent said physicians and medical leaders trust each other

Doctors of B.C. says there were 136 responses to the 2022 survey. (Black Press media file photo)
Skeena Bulkley MP Taylor Bachrach was at the second-anniversary ceremony of the sinking of tug Ingenika on Feb. 10 in Prince Rupert. He was “appalled” that the Federal government has made no forward movement to strengthen marine safety restriction two years after the tragedy. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern view)
Skeena Bulkley MP Taylor Bachrach was at the second-anniversary ceremony of the sinking of tug Ingenika on Feb. 10 in Prince Rupert. He was “appalled” that the Federal government has made no forward movement to strengthen marine safety restriction two years after the tragedy. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern view)
Similkameen’s Caleb Montgomery Reid (white) steals the ball from Nuxalk’s (Bella Coola) Carlos Edgar during Senior Division action at the 2023 All Native Basketball Tournament Feb. 12 in Prince Rupert. (Thom Barker photo)
Similkameen’s Caleb Montgomery Reid (white) steals the ball from Nuxalk’s (Bella Coola) Carlos Edgar during Senior Division action at the 2023 All Native Basketball Tournament Feb. 12 in Prince Rupert. (Thom Barker photo)
Sons of Gingolx (Kincolith’s) Perry Terrell Jr. prepares to go up for a basket en route to a 19 point performance and a win against Metlakatla BC Spartans in the opening game of the 2023 All Native Basketball Tournament Feb. 11. (Thom Barker photo)
Sons of Gingolx (Kincolith’s) Perry Terrell Jr. prepares to go up for a basket en route to a 19 point performance and a win against Metlakatla BC Spartans in the opening game of the 2023 All Native Basketball Tournament Feb. 11. (Thom Barker photo)
Burnaby’s Kobe McNight drives to the basket against Lax Kw’alaams’ Taylor Ross during Seniors Division action on Day 2 of the All Native Basketball Tournament. (Thom Barker photo)

Boys to Men: 2022 Intermediate champions graduate to the Seniors Division

All four divisions were in action on Day 2 of the All Native Basketball Tournament

Burnaby’s Kobe McNight drives to the basket against Lax Kw’alaams’ Taylor Ross during Seniors Division action on Day 2 of the All Native Basketball Tournament. (Thom Barker photo)
Sons of Gingolx (Kincolith)’s Shaquile Barton passes off to teammate Maverick Moore as Metlakatla (BC)’s Terrence Robinson defends during the opening game of the 2023 All Native Basketball Tournament Feb. 11. (Thom Barker photo)
Sons of Gingolx (Kincolith)’s Shaquile Barton passes off to teammate Maverick Moore as Metlakatla (BC)’s Terrence Robinson defends during the opening game of the 2023 All Native Basketball Tournament Feb. 11. (Thom Barker photo)