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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

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

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

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)
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
Staff Sgt Mark Smaill of the Smithers RCMP gives an update to town council on Jan. 24. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Calls for police service in Smithers up in 2022

Total calls for service were down across the region however in town, they were significantly up.

Staff Sgt Mark Smaill of the Smithers RCMP gives an update to town council on Jan. 24. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Cst. Shawn Baird (standing), the Citizens of Patrol liaison for the RCMP in Smithers, answers questions during an informational session at the Sunshine Inn Nov. 3. (Deb Meissner photo)

Smithers Citizens on Patrol program on track to start in summer

Approximately 40 volunteers needed to properly staff the program

Cst. Shawn Baird (standing), the Citizens of Patrol liaison for the RCMP in Smithers, answers questions during an informational session at the Sunshine Inn Nov. 3. (Deb Meissner photo)
Parent Legal Centre in Smithers, located on Main Street. (Deb Meissner photo)

Parent Legal Centre in Smithers, helps families navigate the legal system

Offering legal advice to parents is only one of the services the Smithers Legal Centre provides

Parent Legal Centre in Smithers, located on Main Street. (Deb Meissner photo)
Matt Herzog, director of Emergency Support Services (ESS) for the Town of Smithers. (Contributed photo)

Local ESS director not consulted with new ESS program guide

Smithers council concerned with changes, agrees to write letter to province

Matt Herzog, director of Emergency Support Services (ESS) for the Town of Smithers. (Contributed photo)
Public input requested on round two of school calendar drafts for 2023-2024.
Public input requested on round two of school calendar drafts for 2023-2024.
Smithers council motoring along with an Active Transportation Plan. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Smithers council motoring along with an Active Transportation Plan. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Seniors benefit from Meals on Wheels program. (Photo: Unsplash.com)

Seniors benefit from Meals on Wheels program

Volunteer organizations still needed for spring

Seniors benefit from Meals on Wheels program. (Photo: Unsplash.com)
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)
Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)

Penticton senior missing for 5 days; police call for dash-cam footage

Police are also asking to leave the search to the experts due to difficult terrain, cold weather

Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)
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)
Northern Escape Heli Skiing offers an exclusive package to super rich clients who spend the day skiing and are lodged at the secluded Skeena River Ranch. (Submitted photo)

Heli-ski resort for the super rich pushes back amid public scrutiny

Massive $15M northwest B.C. property sits on ranching land that owners are reviving

Northern Escape Heli Skiing offers an exclusive package to super rich clients who spend the day skiing and are lodged at the secluded Skeena River Ranch. (Submitted photo)
A toxic and illicit drug supply is increasing the number of drug overdose deaths in Terrace and area making the city rank second in the province per capita. (Black Press file photo)

Overdose drug deaths climb in Terrace

Only a portion of Vancouver ranks higher in deaths based on population

A toxic and illicit drug supply is increasing the number of drug overdose deaths in Terrace and area making the city rank second in the province per capita. (Black Press file photo)
A pedestrian was hit near the intersection of Lakelse Avenue and Sparks Street. (File photo)
A pedestrian was hit near the intersection of Lakelse Avenue and Sparks Street. (File photo)
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