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Gitxsan hereditary chief Brian Williams, left, RCMP Chief Superintendent Warren Brown, middle, and Gitxsan hereditary chief Norman Moore signing a framework agreement for a community safety plan Dec. 20, 2022. (Photo courtesy the Office of the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs)

RCMP, Gitxsan hope to avoid trouble when court orders are enforced

Parties sign framework for communications, dialogue

Gitxsan hereditary chief Brian Williams, left, RCMP Chief Superintendent Warren Brown, middle, and Gitxsan hereditary chief Norman Moore signing a framework agreement for a community safety plan Dec. 20, 2022. (Photo courtesy the Office of the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs)
Prince Rupert RCMP on Dec. 9, is looking for Chante Leah Low on outstanding warrants. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

UPDATE: Wanted Wednesday – Suspect turns himself in

Wanted on warrant - charges include voyeurism, extortion and sexual assault

Prince Rupert RCMP on Dec. 9, is looking for Chante Leah Low on outstanding warrants. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Recreational cannabis is legal in Canada on Oct. 17th. The City of Lacombe has spent the last year preparing bylaws to allow for the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in the community. Black Press File Photo

Should B.C. allow cannabis lounges and cafes? Survey gets mixed reviews

Support high for cannabis consumption spaces among users, but police, health experts more cautions

Recreational cannabis is legal in Canada on Oct. 17th. The City of Lacombe has spent the last year preparing bylaws to allow for the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in the community. Black Press File Photo
A water main break at Crestview and Applewaite was just one of the numerous breaks on Dec. 17, which caused Prince Rupert City Council to declare a local State of Emergency as crews and resources were stretched to repair the aging infrastructure. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Province calls on Feds to help replace Prince Rupert’s aged water system

B.C. ministers penned a letter requesting financial support and offering commitment

A water main break at Crestview and Applewaite was just one of the numerous breaks on Dec. 17, which caused Prince Rupert City Council to declare a local State of Emergency as crews and resources were stretched to repair the aging infrastructure. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills at Terrace on Nov. 26, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Skeena Sawmills in Terrace shuts down log deliveries

Sawmill to run with log yard inventory to end of month

A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills at Terrace on Nov. 26, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
A new home is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Prospective buyers have lamented the torrid pace Canada’s real estate market has moved at in recent years, but many feel 2023 may be the year their luck changes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Smithers property assessment values rise another 14 per cent

Smithers now has the highest average value for a single-family home in northern B.C.

A new home is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Prospective buyers have lamented the torrid pace Canada’s real estate market has moved at in recent years, but many feel 2023 may be the year their luck changes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A group of students in the UNBC medical program visited Stellat’en Health Centre on April 5. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Omineca Express)

B.C. adds doctor training spaces in bid to ease northern shortage

Province aims to boost medical student spots in Prince George to 160

A group of students in the UNBC medical program visited Stellat’en Health Centre on April 5. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Omineca Express)
River Ranch cowboys bring home cattle from a fall meadow, a process which takes three days to complete, to feed for the winter months. (Raquel Russell file photo)

Farmers develop their ground game with upcoming BC Forage Council workshops

Workshops will be held in Smithers, Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, PG, Quesnel and Williams Lake

River Ranch cowboys bring home cattle from a fall meadow, a process which takes three days to complete, to feed for the winter months. (Raquel Russell file photo)
Artistic rendering of Horizon North Crossroads Lodge in Kitimat. Dexterra, the company that manages the facility, has been found guilty of violating the Workers Compensation Act by not properly investigating a bullying complaint. (File graphic)

Kitimat work lodge management company found guilty of not properly investigating bullying

WorkSafeBC review also finds its own initial response to complaint inadequate

Artistic rendering of Horizon North Crossroads Lodge in Kitimat. Dexterra, the company that manages the facility, has been found guilty of violating the Workers Compensation Act by not properly investigating a bullying complaint. (File graphic)
Fire at Fort Telkwa. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Smithers 2022 Year in Review – December

December Fire destroys work shop at Fort Telkwa Shortly after 1 p.m.…

  • Jan 5, 2023
Fire at Fort Telkwa. (Marisca Bakker photo)
While medical schools may turn out graduates there are not enough training spaces to keep them in the north, communities say. (Black Press file photo)

Northwest B.C. communities call for help amid doctor shortage

Communities say more training spaces needed for medical residents

While medical schools may turn out graduates there are not enough training spaces to keep them in the north, communities say. (Black Press file photo)
Alvin Azak with family and friends serving soup at George Little Park. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Man turns 75 while serving soup in downtown Terrace

Alvin Azak spends milestone sharing food, reflects on death of local man in tent

Alvin Azak with family and friends serving soup at George Little Park. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Smithers firefighter Maclean Stefanek shows Zachary Williamson how to operate a fire hose during Canada Day celebrations at Bovill Square July 1. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers 2022 Year in Review – July

JULY Fire destroys family home near Malkow A single family home was…

Smithers firefighter Maclean Stefanek shows Zachary Williamson how to operate a fire hose during Canada Day celebrations at Bovill Square July 1. (Thom Barker photo)
The Community College in Smithers was busy April 30, with residents dropping in for the Arts & Crafts & Bake sale for Ukraine. (Deb Meissner photo)

Trail Time for Ukraine sends 47 hockey bags of equipment and medical aid to Ukraine

Fundraiser for medical equipment provided 65 military grade tourniquets and 44 packages of hemostatic (quick-clotting) gauze.

The Community College in Smithers was busy April 30, with residents dropping in for the Arts & Crafts & Bake sale for Ukraine. (Deb Meissner photo)
Grammy Award-winner Alex Cuba and his son Owen chat with Facundo Gastiazoro in front of the artist’s in-progress mural of Cuba on the side of the Warehouse One building. (Grant Harris photo)

Smithers 2022 Year in Review – August

AUGUST BV Search and Rescue calls in the 442 Squadron to aid…

  • Jan 5, 2023
Grammy Award-winner Alex Cuba and his son Owen chat with Facundo Gastiazoro in front of the artist’s in-progress mural of Cuba on the side of the Warehouse One building. (Grant Harris photo)
Alex Cuba performs during the Grammy Block Party held in his honour at Bovill Square Sept. 17. (Thom Barker photo)

September Year in Review

September Art gallery pulls back from gallery/library building project The new library…

Alex Cuba performs during the Grammy Block Party held in his honour at Bovill Square Sept. 17. (Thom Barker photo)
Gladys Atrill, front, and her campaign team work to get the vote out at the Old Church on the afternoon of voting day Oct. 15. (Facebook photo)

October Year in Review

October BV Search and Rescue responds to two calls in one week…

Gladys Atrill, front, and her campaign team work to get the vote out at the Old Church on the afternoon of voting day Oct. 15. (Facebook photo)
Tammy Leah Alexis was reported missing from near Stoney Creek. Prince George RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating the person.

Prince George RCMP seeking public assistance in locating missing person

Tammy Leah Alexis was last seen on Dec. 19 near Stoney Creek

Tammy Leah Alexis was reported missing from near Stoney Creek. Prince George RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating the person.
A drug bust in Smithers Dec. 29th yielded what is believed to be fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine.(RCMP photo)

Two arrested, drugs seized in Dec. 29 drug bust in Smithers

Fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine found during raid

A drug bust in Smithers Dec. 29th yielded what is believed to be fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine.(RCMP photo)
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$58.4 million won by northern B.C. lottery players in 2022

There were 10 grand prize-winning tickets sold, valued at $500,000 or more in the region

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