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When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
COLUMN: There are times to stand on principle – public health isn’t one of them

COLUMN: There are times to stand on principle – public health isn’t one of them

“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.”

  • Apr 25, 2019
COLUMN: There are times to stand on principle – public health isn’t one of them
Darcy Repen pictured with his FOI response from ICBC. (Submitted photo)

Repen: FOI data proves Telkwans being ripped off by ICBC

Former Telkwa mayor received a response from ICBC and says the results don’t look good for residents

Darcy Repen pictured with his FOI response from ICBC. (Submitted photo)
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Site C Turbine in Telkwa / Airika Owen video
Site C turbine at Hungry Hill
Sydney zoo unveils first baby koala in a year
US clears J&J's shot; 3 vaccines now available
Some of the winners from the 2017 ThriveNorth Business Challenge. (file photo)

Northwest entrepreneurs pitch their plans for cash prizes

ThriveNorth announces 12 finalists in this year’s business challenge

Some of the winners from the 2017 ThriveNorth Business Challenge. (file photo)
Chamber of Commerce members Heather Gallagher (L) and Bruce Hutchinson (far Right) help Hannah Pow (middle L) and Emmerene Saefkow (middle R) with the opening of the Frozen North ice cream shop for this summer. Tom Best photo

Chamber manager retires

Heather Gallagher is moving on after 12 years as the Chamber’s executive director

Chamber of Commerce members Heather Gallagher (L) and Bruce Hutchinson (far Right) help Hannah Pow (middle L) and Emmerene Saefkow (middle R) with the opening of the Frozen North ice cream shop for this summer. Tom Best photo
Greg Wacholtz, president of the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce, chair’s the organization’s annual general meeting at Pioneer Seniors Activity Centre March 21.                                 (Thom Barker photo)

Chamber reflects on $280,000 of work promoting business in Smithers

Smithers District Chamber of Commerce posts $21K operating deficit for 2018.

Greg Wacholtz, president of the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce, chair’s the organization’s annual general meeting at Pioneer Seniors Activity Centre March 21.                                 (Thom Barker photo)
Kitimat business owner David Johnston speaks to a pro-resource development crowd in Smithers last April. (Chris Gareau photo)

Bulkley Valley members of The North Matter rally in Houston

Pro-pipeline and resource development group driving convoy Saturday, eyes expansion across the North

Kitimat business owner David Johnston speaks to a pro-resource development crowd in Smithers last April. (Chris Gareau photo)
The possible future location of a cannabis retail store on Main Street in Smithers, last occupied by Rudolph’s Sausage.                                 (Chris Gareau photo)

Trying to open the door on Smithers pot retail

Three Bulkley Valley men look to open Smithers’ first cannabis store on Main Street.

The possible future location of a cannabis retail store on Main Street in Smithers, last occupied by Rudolph’s Sausage.                                 (Chris Gareau photo)
Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project route. TransCanada map

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project searches for partners

TransCanada is renewing permits for its natural gas pipeline project to North Coast.

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project route. TransCanada map
Unist’ot’en claim to have found these stone tools on a site Coastal GasLink is preparing for a construction camp near Houston B.C. (Facebook photo)

Coastal GasLink stops work to investigate archaeological find

OGC archaeologists are en route to the Houston-area site where Unist’ot’en report finding stone tools

Unist’ot’en claim to have found these stone tools on a site Coastal GasLink is preparing for a construction camp near Houston B.C. (Facebook photo)
Tsetsaut Ventures Ltd’s George Simpson (left) with Pretivm president, CEO and director Joseph Ovsenek in 2013, before the Brucejack Mine was developed. (Indigenous Business and Investment Council photo)

TSKLH Nation sues Province over Brucejack mine revenue sharing

The Tsetsaut/Skii km Lax Ha seeks to assert rights and title in the area around Pretivm gold mine.

Tsetsaut Ventures Ltd’s George Simpson (left) with Pretivm president, CEO and director Joseph Ovsenek in 2013, before the Brucejack Mine was developed. (Indigenous Business and Investment Council photo)
Coastal GasLink is building 14 construction camps to house workers along the route of its pipeline. (CGL photo)

Coastal GasLink prepares sites of construction work camps

Unist’ot’en condemn 14 ‘man camps’ housing 500-800 workers as threatening safety of women and children

Coastal GasLink is building 14 construction camps to house workers along the route of its pipeline. (CGL photo)
Screenshot of the newly launched Smithers Music website.

Chamber launches Smithers Music website

New Smithers Music website is the culmination of Chamber of Commerce “Music City” project.

Screenshot of the newly launched Smithers Music website.
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

CEO Mark Collins to speak with Prince Rupert’s business community

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Coastal GasLink pauses work over trap line dispute

Coastal GasLink pauses work over trap line dispute

Unist’ot’en dispute claims traps were set after injunction gives pipeline workers access.

  • Jan 25, 2019
Coastal GasLink pauses work over trap line dispute
Setting up the Gitdumden checkpoint.                                Twitter photo

Coastal GasLink turned away by Gitdumden checkpoint

First Nations LNG Alliance stress cooperation as CGL unable to deliver interim injunction.

Setting up the Gitdumden checkpoint.                                Twitter photo
LNG pipeline hiring as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs resist

LNG pipeline hiring as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs resist

Province lobbies chiefs on Coastal GasLink as company turned away from site by camp.

LNG pipeline hiring as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs resist
Shar Wilson of Langford is the owner and creator of Finawear, a clothing company that sells what she calls ‘authentic, wearable, Indigenous art.’ Wilson pitched her company to CBC’s Dragons’ Den. The episode will air on Nov. 22. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Entrepreneur’s wearable Indigenous art appears on Dragons’ Den tonight

Gitxsan artist, Shar Wilson pitched her clothing company, Finawear to the popular show in the spring

Shar Wilson of Langford is the owner and creator of Finawear, a clothing company that sells what she calls ‘authentic, wearable, Indigenous art.’ Wilson pitched her company to CBC’s Dragons’ Den. The episode will air on Nov. 22. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The airport says vehicles parked in the no parking zone block on coming traffic’s view of this crosswalk. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)

Taxi airport parking problems

BV Taxi and Smithers Airport conflict on safety, service and security treatment of drivers.

The airport says vehicles parked in the no parking zone block on coming traffic’s view of this crosswalk. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)
Core boxes at the Telkwa Coal core shack. Contributed photo

Telkwa Coal at EA threshold

Public input, new road and rail costs means more production planned for steel-making coal mine.

Core boxes at the Telkwa Coal core shack. Contributed photo