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LNG Canada’s Susannah Pierce will be moving to a new position as Shell Canada President in 2021. (Black Press file photo)

LNG Canada’s Susannah Pierce to take over as Shell Canada President

Pierce will take on the new role when the current president retires in 2021

LNG Canada’s Susannah Pierce will be moving to a new position as Shell Canada President in 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Smithers Local Health Area (Houston to Witset) records 29 new case of COVID-19 between Dec. 13 and 19. (BC Centre for Disease Control graphic)

Smithers Local Health Area reports 29 new COVID-19 cases between Dec. 13 and 19

New cases bring total to 91 for Houston to Witset since January

Smithers Local Health Area (Houston to Witset) records 29 new case of COVID-19 between Dec. 13 and 19. (BC Centre for Disease Control graphic)
Telkwa Village Office's main sign. (File photo)

Telkwa calls byelection

Village needs to replace former Councillor Rick Fuerst who resigned in September

Telkwa Village Office's main sign. (File photo)
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From left: Catherine Olmstead, executive director SCSA; Doug Donaldson, Stikine MLA; Chief Timber Wolf; Taylor Bachrach, Smithers mayor; and Kevin Read, Nomodic CEO cut the ribbon to officially open Goodacre Place. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers Housing Assessment Report points out critical needs

Critical needs identified in Smithers Housing Assessment Report

From left: Catherine Olmstead, executive director SCSA; Doug Donaldson, Stikine MLA; Chief Timber Wolf; Taylor Bachrach, Smithers mayor; and Kevin Read, Nomodic CEO cut the ribbon to officially open Goodacre Place. (Thom Barker photo)
Heather Lee Centre, Superintendent of SD#54 left, Mike Mcdiarmid, and Smithers Secondary Principal Julie Krall right (Matthew Monkman photo)

Smithers Secondary drama teacher receives distinguished service award

Heather Lee was honour by the Association of British Columbia Drama Educators

Heather Lee Centre, Superintendent of SD#54 left, Mike Mcdiarmid, and Smithers Secondary Principal Julie Krall right (Matthew Monkman photo)
Saanich has opened nominations for the 2020 Enviromental Awards on March 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation spends big dollars on road building

Despite capital investment, community forest still dolls out $300,000 for projects and charities

Saanich has opened nominations for the 2020 Enviromental Awards on March 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
Smithers Secondary School staff and parents have been informed of a second COVID-19 exposure at the school. (File photo)

Second virus exposure reported for Smithers Secondary School

Northern Health says risk of transmission in school settings to be low in most cases

Smithers Secondary School staff and parents have been informed of a second COVID-19 exposure at the school. (File photo)
Hwy 16 is closed just west of Gitsegukla until 8 p.m. (estimated) due to a major traffic incident. (Facebook photo)

Traffic moving again on Hwy 16 west of Gitsegukla

Three commercial vehicles collided this morning closing the highway for most day with no detour

Hwy 16 is closed just west of Gitsegukla until 8 p.m. (estimated) due to a major traffic incident. (Facebook photo)
A COVID-19 exposure has been recorded at the Suwilaawks Community School in Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
A COVID-19 exposure has been recorded at the Suwilaawks Community School in Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Smithers daycare closes due to COVID-19 exposure

Little Horizons not mandated to close, but chose to after staff member tested positive

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
These photos show the different stages Harry Good went through in surviving COVID-19. “Happy to be where I am,” he wrote on Facebook Dec. 7. (Harry Good Facebook photo)

Hazelton man shares the bad, ugly and good of his battle with COVID-19

Harry Good is home recovering following a lengthy hospital stay including five days on life support

These photos show the different stages Harry Good went through in surviving COVID-19. “Happy to be where I am,” he wrote on Facebook Dec. 7. (Harry Good Facebook photo)
A COVID-19 exposure took place at Kitwanga Elementary School Dec. 1 to Dec. 3. (Image courtesy CDC)
A COVID-19 exposure took place at Kitwanga Elementary School Dec. 1 to Dec. 3. (Image courtesy CDC)
Approximately 200 people gathered in Smithers Dec. 12 to demonstrate against COVID restrictions. (Deb Meissner photo)

Large group rallies in Smithers against COVID-19 restrictions

Approximately 200 people gathered Dec. 12 for “Unmasking our Freedoms” event

Approximately 200 people gathered in Smithers Dec. 12 to demonstrate against COVID restrictions. (Deb Meissner photo)
A second COVID-19 exposure has been recorded at the Suwilaawks Community School in Terrace. (File photo)

Second COVID-19 exposure reported at Suwilaawks Community School in Terrace

School closed temporarily due to staff shortages in school district

A second COVID-19 exposure has been recorded at the Suwilaawks Community School in Terrace. (File photo)
Smithers Secondary School shops will get a upgraded HVAC system this summer. (File photo)

COVID-19 exposure reported for Smithers Secondary School

Northern Health says risk of additional cases low due to safety plan being followed

Smithers Secondary School shops will get a upgraded HVAC system this summer. (File photo)
A teacher at Uplands Elementary School in Terrace, B.C. who was exposed to COVID-19 has come foward with concerns about the speed of Northern Health’s contact tracing. This photo shows Uplands Elementary students participating in a drive-by greet with teachers and school staff, which was held April 3 when schools were closed in the early days of the pandemic. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

Terrace teacher exposed to COVID-19 irked by 1-week lag in notification at his school

Surge in cases strains Northern Health’s contact tracing capacity

A teacher at Uplands Elementary School in Terrace, B.C. who was exposed to COVID-19 has come foward with concerns about the speed of Northern Health’s contact tracing. This photo shows Uplands Elementary students participating in a drive-by greet with teachers and school staff, which was held April 3 when schools were closed in the early days of the pandemic. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
Limited operations are underway at Pinnacle pellet plant following Nov. 25 explosion. (Houston Today photo)

Houston pellet plant re-opens following explosion

Investigation continues to determine cause of blast that injured three employees

Limited operations are underway at Pinnacle pellet plant following Nov. 25 explosion. (Houston Today photo)
Local Health Area cases for the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 5. (BCCDC graphic)

Smithers Local Health Area reports two COVID cases in first week of December

Prevalence of the disease has rising in the north, but remains relatively low locally

Local Health Area cases for the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 5. (BCCDC graphic)
Suwilaawks Community School in Terrace is closing until Dec. 15 due to staffing shortages. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
Suwilaawks Community School in Terrace is closing until Dec. 15 due to staffing shortages. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
“We are working to reduce this time frame with additional staffing, and shifting the focus of detailed contact tracing,” says the health authority. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Haven’t been contacted after your COVID-19 test results yet?

Northern Health strained with surge in COVID-19 cases; asks people to expect delays

“We are working to reduce this time frame with additional staffing, and shifting the focus of detailed contact tracing,” says the health authority. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)