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Steven Dahnert with his grandson in 2020 before the Penticton Okanagan College instructor was killed in a head-on collision where a driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 33 in Kelowna on Thanksgiving Day 2020. (Submitted)

Widow of Penticton man reacts to $2K fine levied against driver who killed her husband

Steve Dahnert’s family got a life sentence and the driver has a year to pay her fine, said wife

Steven Dahnert with his grandson in 2020 before the Penticton Okanagan College instructor was killed in a head-on collision where a driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 33 in Kelowna on Thanksgiving Day 2020. (Submitted)
From left: Amanda Hugon, Facundo Gastiazoro and Travis Hebert stand in front of a mural they worked on during Terrace’s first ever salmon arts festival in 2018. (File photo/Terrace Standard)

Terrace arts festival takes home Lieutenant Governor’s award

The Skeena Salmon Arts Festival Society has spawned a culture of public art in northwest B.C.

From left: Amanda Hugon, Facundo Gastiazoro and Travis Hebert stand in front of a mural they worked on during Terrace’s first ever salmon arts festival in 2018. (File photo/Terrace Standard)
David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

Light at the end of the tunnel for Terrace landslide victims

McConnell Crescent landslide fix to cost nearly $2.5 million

David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
Daybreak Farms in Terrace broke ground on a new barn that owner Kieran Christison estimates will house 95 per cent of her growing flock or about 37,000 chickens. (Staff/Terrace Standard)

Terrace egg producer Daybreak Farms breaks ground on upgrades

Improvements bring certainty to northwest B.C. egg industry

Daybreak Farms in Terrace broke ground on a new barn that owner Kieran Christison estimates will house 95 per cent of her growing flock or about 37,000 chickens. (Staff/Terrace Standard)
Two dogs are sick from eating the meat of a humpback whale carcass just south of Masset in Haida Gwaii. (Photo: supplied)

2 dogs in Haida Gwaii sick after eating meat from decaying humpback whale

DFO warns people to not ingest meat or let animals eat meat of dead marine animals

Two dogs are sick from eating the meat of a humpback whale carcass just south of Masset in Haida Gwaii. (Photo: supplied)
Dze L K’ant Housing Society Project slated for the old LB Warner site on Main Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues in Smithers. (Contributed photo)

Affordable housing project on Main Street drawn up

Town approves the design in principle for the Dze L K’ant Housing Society’s affordable housing project

Dze L K’ant Housing Society Project slated for the old LB Warner site on Main Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues in Smithers. (Contributed photo)
Mayor Leroy Dekens is sworn into office by Judge Wendy Bernt, Nov. 8, in Telkwa. (Deb Meissner photo)

The new Village of Telkwa Mayor and Council sworn in Nov. 8

Family and friends packed the Village of Telkwa chambers to witness swearing in ceremonies.

Mayor Leroy Dekens is sworn into office by Judge Wendy Bernt, Nov. 8, in Telkwa. (Deb Meissner photo)
Angie Neiser’s class planned, organized and led the assembly for Remembrance Day at Muheim School in Smithers Nov 10. (Deb Meissner photo)

Muheim Elementary School’s Remembrance Day ceremonies in Smithers

All students participate for Remembrance Day at Muheim School

Angie Neiser’s class planned, organized and led the assembly for Remembrance Day at Muheim School in Smithers Nov 10. (Deb Meissner photo)
Steven Dubas photo

Bulkley Valley Bruisers roller derby team’s first home game in the works

After four years of recruitment and training the local team finally has enough of its own players

Steven Dubas photo
BV Taxi (File photo)

Town seeks input on taxi and ridesharing services for Smithers

Town hall meeting scheduled for Nov. 24 from 1 to 2 p.m.

BV Taxi (File photo)
Aqua North’s new building has been recognized by the Town of Smithers for the best commercial/industrial/institutional project in 2022. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Two new construction projects to be given awards

Town of Smithers picks winners of 2022 Awards of Excellence

Aqua North’s new building has been recognized by the Town of Smithers for the best commercial/industrial/institutional project in 2022. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Smithers Cenotaph 2022. (Deb Meissner photo)

Smithers honours Canadian veterans and those still serving

Approximately 1,000 people attend Remembrance Day ceremonies in Smithers.

Smithers Cenotaph 2022. (Deb Meissner photo)
Brucejack mine in northwestern B.C. (File photo)

Brucejack gold mine reopens following fatal incident

Investigation into the October fatality still ongoing says provincial mines investigation unit

Brucejack mine in northwestern B.C. (File photo)
Police announced Nov. 16, partial human remains found on Prince George’s Connaught Hill belong to Donna Charlie who was murdered in 1990. (City of Prince George)

Human remains linked to 30-year-old homicide found in Prince George

Donna Charlie’s remains were located by a member of the public on Connaught Hill

Police announced Nov. 16, partial human remains found on Prince George’s Connaught Hill belong to Donna Charlie who was murdered in 1990. (City of Prince George)
Children in Costa Rica open their Canadian-packed Operation Christmas Child shoe-box gifts. (Frank King photo)

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts collection Nov. 14 to 16

Filled shoe-boxes go to over 100 countries around the world

Children in Costa Rica open their Canadian-packed Operation Christmas Child shoe-box gifts. (Frank King photo)
The forum will be held at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre from Jan. 17 to 19 and will celebrate its 20th anniversary. ( C3 Alliance Corp)
The forum will be held at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre from Jan. 17 to 19 and will celebrate its 20th anniversary. ( C3 Alliance Corp)
Judge Wendy Bernt swears Mayor Gladys Atrill back into office. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Smithers council sworn in

Newly elected officials hold inaugural meeting

Judge Wendy Bernt swears Mayor Gladys Atrill back into office. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Canfor’s mill in Houston continues to be closed one day a week. (File photo)
Canfor’s mill in Houston continues to be closed one day a week. (File photo)
Frosted windshields in the morning in Northwest B.C. signal it is time for drivers to be prepared for and adjust to potentially treacherous driving conditions. (Thom Barker photo)
Frosted windshields in the morning in Northwest B.C. signal it is time for drivers to be prepared for and adjust to potentially treacherous driving conditions. (Thom Barker photo)
Torben Schuffert (right) and Jon Bjorgan work on the song “Shine Together” for the project Schuffert is presenting to the Special Olympics World Athlete Congress in Berlin, Germany next summer.

Smithers Special Olympian chosen to represent Canada with special project

Torben Schuffert gathers athletes and mentors to create music/art for Berlin SO Athletes Congress

Torben Schuffert (right) and Jon Bjorgan work on the song “Shine Together” for the project Schuffert is presenting to the Special Olympics World Athlete Congress in Berlin, Germany next summer.