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Tahltan Central Government’s president Chad Norman Day interacts with children in an outdoor activity. (Adam Amir/TCG)
Tahltan Central Government’s president Chad Norman Day interacts with children in an outdoor activity. (Adam Amir/TCG)
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 hears strong opposition to proposed crematorium west of Smithers

Potential neighbours of the facility recognize need for crematory services, but don’t like location

Map of proposed property to the Regional District for zoning change to allow for a crematorim on 3844 Henry Roqad in Smithers. (Submitted diagram)
The Big Missouri area of Ascot Resources Ltd.’s Premier Gold Project. Ascot was granted a Mines Act Permit to restart mining operations at the site. (Ascot Resources Ltd./ascotgold.com)

Ascot Resources granted permit for northwest B.C. mine

The Premier Gold Project is located 25 kilometres from Stewart

The Big Missouri area of Ascot Resources Ltd.’s Premier Gold Project. Ascot was granted a Mines Act Permit to restart mining operations at the site. (Ascot Resources Ltd./ascotgold.com)
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B.C. chiropractic regulating body walks back motion against vaccine mandates

Health Minister Adrian Dix called the motion disappointing, not reflective of most chiropractors

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The federal government passed legislation on Dec. 1 protecting LGBTQ+ youth by making conversion therapy illegal. Angelo Octaviano said he is proud to be his true self, at a gathering of LGBTQ Prince Rupert community members, supporters and allies to celebrate Pride month on June 19. (Photo: supplied, Kyle Hilliard)

Federal ban on conversion therapy “huge” for Smithers youth

It really gives people the credence to live their authentic lives — LGBTQ+ podcaster Russel Adams

The federal government passed legislation on Dec. 1 protecting LGBTQ+ youth by making conversion therapy illegal. Angelo Octaviano said he is proud to be his true self, at a gathering of LGBTQ Prince Rupert community members, supporters and allies to celebrate Pride month on June 19. (Photo: supplied, Kyle Hilliard)
A billboard sign of Stikine MLA Nathan Nathan Cullen, on highway 16 west of Smithers, was subject to anti-Semitic vandalism. (Deb Meissner/Smithers Interior News)

Stikine MLA’s billboard in Smithers vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

The blatant act of anti-semitism is hurtful to his Jewish heritage and community, said Nathan Cullen

A billboard sign of Stikine MLA Nathan Nathan Cullen, on highway 16 west of Smithers, was subject to anti-Semitic vandalism. (Deb Meissner/Smithers Interior News)
Funding applications opened on Nov. 15 for the community shuttle bus grant and close soon on Dec. 23. A BC Transit bus is shown in Prince Rupert on Nov. 25. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Smithers Regional Transit cancels several trips on short notice

The Smithers-Telkwa and Smithers-Witset routes are affected

Funding applications opened on Nov. 15 for the community shuttle bus grant and close soon on Dec. 23. A BC Transit bus is shown in Prince Rupert on Nov. 25. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Less than 25% of users have applied for groundwater licence as B.C.’s deadline nears

Those without a licence could face fines, penalties and lose water rights

The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
The Pacific Inland Resources mill in Smithers employed 441 full-time workers in 2020 and paid out $20.4 million in direct wages and benefits. (Thom Barker photo)

One Smithers mill alone generates $120 million in economic impact annually

The forestry industry remains a major economic driver in the Bulkley Valley

The Pacific Inland Resources mill in Smithers employed 441 full-time workers in 2020 and paid out $20.4 million in direct wages and benefits. (Thom Barker photo)
Smithers council has backed a resolution to review ICBC’s rate design that according to former Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen unfairly has northerners paying more in premiums compared to claims received than their southern counterparts. (The Canadian Press files)

Smithers council backs resolution to review ICBC rate design

Former Telkwa mayor leads campaign to address rate inequity between north and south

Smithers council has backed a resolution to review ICBC’s rate design that according to former Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen unfairly has northerners paying more in premiums compared to claims received than their southern counterparts. (The Canadian Press files)
The village of Granisle. (Jessie Zhu photo/Houston Today)

RCMP, Northern Health begin home visits in Granisle

It’s an expansion of a program already in place in Houston

The village of Granisle. (Jessie Zhu photo/Houston Today)
The SD54 building in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

School District 54 puts off mandatory vaccine decision

Closed door discussions, a procedure usually reserved for personnel, legal or land matters, continue

The SD54 building in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Skeena Sawmills in Terrace on July 3, 2020. The sawmill is closed this week due to a lack of logs in its yard, but the company expects to open again next week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Skeena Sawmills re-opens after week of closure

Weather, COVID combine to cause log shortage

Skeena Sawmills in Terrace on July 3, 2020. The sawmill is closed this week due to a lack of logs in its yard, but the company expects to open again next week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Deployed to Abbotsford, Smithers Emergency Services team at the Smithers Airport November 26, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Bulkley Valley Emergency Support Services members deploy to Lower Mainland

Team provides services to flood victims and the City of Abbotsford

Deployed to Abbotsford, Smithers Emergency Services team at the Smithers Airport November 26, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Joe Pojar, a volunteer with Hudson Bay Mountain Resort’s trail maintenance crew, poses in waist deep snow at the ski hill last year. (Contributed photo)

Vax passport required for ski hill buildings, but not for skiing

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort releases expectations for opening day Dec. 4

Joe Pojar, a volunteer with Hudson Bay Mountain Resort’s trail maintenance crew, poses in waist deep snow at the ski hill last year. (Contributed photo)
A rockslide around 25 kilometres east of Terrace has resulted in single lane traffic and minor delays on Dec. 1, 2021. (DriveBC/Google Maps)

Highway 16 rockslide leads to minor delays east of Terrace

Single lane alternating traffic, geotechnical assessment in progress

A rockslide around 25 kilometres east of Terrace has resulted in single lane traffic and minor delays on Dec. 1, 2021. (DriveBC/Google Maps)
Eva Clayton revealed on Dec. 1 that she will undergo surgery this month to remove a cancerous tumour. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nisga’a President Eva Clayton to undergo surgery for cancer this month

Brian Tait, executive chairperson of Nisga’a Lisims Government will step in if required

Eva Clayton revealed on Dec. 1 that she will undergo surgery this month to remove a cancerous tumour. (Black Press Media file photo)

School District 54 deciding whether to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory

School District 54 trustees have held off on deciding whether to make…

An air purifier in the office at St. Joseph's School. The school is fundraising to pay for 16 units purchased by St. Joseph's parent Kate Niethammer. (Terry Widen photo)
An air purifier in the office at St. Joseph's School. The school is fundraising to pay for 16 units purchased by St. Joseph's parent Kate Niethammer. (Terry Widen photo)
The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)
The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)