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A house on the corner of Queensway Dr. and Mark Ave. south of Terrace on Dec. 17, 2021. Dr. Raina Fumerton, Northern Health chief medical officer for the northwest, said that anti-government attitudes could be a factor in stalling COVID-19 vaccination rates in the health authority. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

COVID vaccination rates stall out in northern B.C.

Hesitancy, mistrust are among factors at play

A house on the corner of Queensway Dr. and Mark Ave. south of Terrace on Dec. 17, 2021. Dr. Raina Fumerton, Northern Health chief medical officer for the northwest, said that anti-government attitudes could be a factor in stalling COVID-19 vaccination rates in the health authority. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Smithers recorded 7 new COVID-19 cases between Dec. 5 and Dec. 11, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID cases remain low in Smithers

The local health area reported 7 new cases between Dec. 5 and 11

Smithers recorded 7 new COVID-19 cases between Dec. 5 and Dec. 11, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
The first of three Telkwa Community Church Christmas-themed story walks in Smithers on the Perimeter Trail near Elk’s Park. There are also story walks in Telkwa and Houston. (Submitted photo)

Christmas theme story walk planned for Houston

New location found after council turns down initial request

The first of three Telkwa Community Church Christmas-themed story walks in Smithers on the Perimeter Trail near Elk’s Park. There are also story walks in Telkwa and Houston. (Submitted photo)
The Smithers Ranger Park building, located at 3736 16th Avenue in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Smithers council defers possible sale Ranger Park and Civic Centre buildings

Staff instructed to add facilities to building assessment report and postpone selling decision

The Smithers Ranger Park building, located at 3736 16th Avenue in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Part of the green burial section of Yates Memorial services in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)

Green Burial sites requested to be a part of the Smithers Cemetery.

Smithers Council looking for appropriate property for green burials.

Part of the green burial section of Yates Memorial services in Parksville. (Cloe Logan photo)
Paramedics from Terrace and Hazelton filling service gap in Kitwanga. (File photo)

Paramedic hired at Kitwanga, but three positions remain open

Crews from Terrace and Hazelton filling in due to staff shortages

Paramedics from Terrace and Hazelton filling service gap in Kitwanga. (File photo)
Smithers Secondary (SSS) auto mechanic students need vehicles donated to work on. Students need vehicles from 1996 and newer to work on. Contact Gavin Scorer to donate at SSS. (Gavin Scorer photo)

Auto students need vehicle donations

Smithers Secondary (SSS) auto mechanic students need vehicles donated to work on.…

Smithers Secondary (SSS) auto mechanic students need vehicles donated to work on. Students need vehicles from 1996 and newer to work on. Contact Gavin Scorer to donate at SSS. (Gavin Scorer photo)
Northern Health Authority has issued revised public health orders on Dec. 9, permitting in-person worship services for vaccinated people up to 50 per cent capacity inside the venue. (Black Press Media file photo)

New public health order permits in-person worship in northern B.C.

Northern Health issues revised events and gatherings orders

Northern Health Authority has issued revised public health orders on Dec. 9, permitting in-person worship services for vaccinated people up to 50 per cent capacity inside the venue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Skidegate came out big time for the first ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event by the Haida Gwaii Co-op on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Standing by a cruiser that supporters filled to the roof with donations to local food bank programs are local RCMP constables Nick Medeiros, Chris Kienzle, and Corporal Terry Gillespie. (Chris Williams photo)

The great northern adventure continues for the new Terrace RCMP detachment commander

After seven years, Terry Gillespie’s adventure in northern B.C. continues. As the…

Skidegate came out big time for the first ‘Cram the Cruiser’ event by the Haida Gwaii Co-op on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Standing by a cruiser that supporters filled to the roof with donations to local food bank programs are local RCMP constables Nick Medeiros, Chris Kienzle, and Corporal Terry Gillespie. (Chris Williams photo)
Kieran Christison, manager of Daybreak Farms in Terrace inspects eggs. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Egg prices to go up with climate disasters affecting feed supply

Heat wave, drought, flooding and wildfires in 2021 have affected egg farmers

Kieran Christison, manager of Daybreak Farms in Terrace inspects eggs. (Black Press Media File Photo)
An aerial view of crews working on the cellular tower site in Seaton near Witset (Moricetown) in northwest B.C. (Submitted photo/Rogers Communications)
An aerial view of crews working on the cellular tower site in Seaton near Witset (Moricetown) in northwest B.C. (Submitted photo/Rogers Communications)
This painting of St. Paul’s Anglican church in Kitwanga, damaged in an arson fire earlier this year, was one of the donated items in an on-line auction raising money for an ambulance station for the community. (Photo courtesy Kitwanga Community Association)
This painting of St. Paul’s Anglican church in Kitwanga, damaged in an arson fire earlier this year, was one of the donated items in an on-line auction raising money for an ambulance station for the community. (Photo courtesy Kitwanga Community Association)
Paramedics from Terrace and Hazelton filling service gap in Kitwanga. (File photo)

Paramedic hired in Kitwanga, but three positions remain open

Crews from Terrace and Hazelton filling in due to staff shortages

Paramedics from Terrace and Hazelton filling service gap in Kitwanga. (File photo)
Trail and Rossland bid successful, will host the 2026 BC Winter Games.

Rossland-Trail to host 2026 B.C. Winter Games

Trail and Rossland will welcome over 2,000 athletes, officials and coaches to 2026 BC Winter Games

Trail and Rossland bid successful, will host the 2026 BC Winter Games.
An encampment on Hwy 16 in New Hazelton near the CN Rail tracks was set up in solidarity with Coastal GasLink pipeline opponents following arrests made at the company’s worksite near Houston. Two men were arrested near the camp triggering a request by Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen to review police actions. (Deb Meissner photo)

B.C. RCMP will review Hazelton arrests following Stikine MLA’s “complaint letter”

Two Gitxsan men were arrested on Nov. 21 while protesting in solidarity with pipeline opponents

An encampment on Hwy 16 in New Hazelton near the CN Rail tracks was set up in solidarity with Coastal GasLink pipeline opponents following arrests made at the company’s worksite near Houston. Two men were arrested near the camp triggering a request by Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen to review police actions. (Deb Meissner photo)
Northern Health Authority has issued revised public health orders on Dec. 9, permitting in-person worship services for vaccinated people up to 50 per cent capacity inside the venue. (Black Press Media file photo)

New public health order permits in-person worship in northern B.C.

Northern Health issues revised events and gatherings orders

Northern Health Authority has issued revised public health orders on Dec. 9, permitting in-person worship services for vaccinated people up to 50 per cent capacity inside the venue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Many Kimberley residents heat with wood in the winter months. The Kimberley Fire Department urges you to have your chimney cleaned and inspected before you begin using it each year. Black Press photo

Airshed society, Town announce woodstove exchange rebates

Participants can receive up to $3,000 in combined grants

Many Kimberley residents heat with wood in the winter months. The Kimberley Fire Department urges you to have your chimney cleaned and inspected before you begin using it each year. Black Press photo
Festive decorations at the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Awards night held at Glacier Toyota. (Deb Meissner photo)

Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Community and Business Awards handed out Dec. 3.

Yearly Awards for Smithers District Chamber of Commerce given Dec. 3

Festive decorations at the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Awards night held at Glacier Toyota. (Deb Meissner photo)
Nathan Cullen meets with Wet’suwet’en leaders during a blockade of the Coastal GasLink worksite near Houston in 2019. (Interior News archive photo)

Stikine MLA calls on RCMP top cop to review pipeline opponents’ arrests in Hazelton

Nathan Cullen’s letter to Brenda Lucki comes after his eviction from Hazelton by Gitxsan chiefs

Nathan Cullen meets with Wet’suwet’en leaders during a blockade of the Coastal GasLink worksite near Houston in 2019. (Interior News archive photo)
Map of proposed property to the Regional District for zoning change to allow for a crematorim on 3844 Henry Roqad in Smithers. (Submitted diagram)

Regional district rejects rezoning for proposed Smithers crematorium

Board votes down third reading of zoning amendment 12-3 following strong public opposition

Map of proposed property to the Regional District for zoning change to allow for a crematorim on 3844 Henry Roqad in Smithers. (Submitted diagram)