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“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)
There has been a second COVID-19 exposure at Caledonia Secondary School in Terrace, according to Northern Health. The school is seen here Aug. 28, 2020. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)

Additional COVID-19 exposure detected at Caledonia Secondary School in Terrace

News of the exposure comes one day after first exposure announced

There has been a second COVID-19 exposure at Caledonia Secondary School in Terrace, according to Northern Health. The school is seen here Aug. 28, 2020. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)
Smithers Home Hardware Building deemed to pose a potential safety risk to the public. (Deb Meissner photo)

Town council orders remedial action on Home Hardware building for potential public safety risk

A safety audit triggerd by investigation of original engineer revealed significant structural issues

Smithers Home Hardware Building deemed to pose a potential safety risk to the public. (Deb Meissner photo)
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New restaurant in Smithers draft images (contributed photo)

Council approves development application for new Smithers restaurant

The two story building on the Frontage Road at Main Street will also include micro-suites

New restaurant in Smithers draft images (contributed photo)
Cst. Shawn Baird joined the Smithers RCMP detachment approximately two months ago. (Thom Barker photo)

Meet Smithers newest RCMP officer Cst. Shawn Baird

Also: Kevin Christensen promoted to sergeant, will remain in Smithers another 3-4 years

Cst. Shawn Baird joined the Smithers RCMP detachment approximately two months ago. (Thom Barker photo)
A COVID-19 exposure at Caledonia Secondary School in Terrace took place between Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, according to a letter from Northern Health posted on the Coast Mountains School District 82 website. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)
A COVID-19 exposure at Caledonia Secondary School in Terrace took place between Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, according to a letter from Northern Health posted on the Coast Mountains School District 82 website. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)
The RDBN’s ban on ICI cardboard at the Knockholt Landfill and Smithers/Telkwa Transfer Station is now in effect starting Dec.6. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Smithers bailing facility for commericial cardboard on hold

Waste Management to transport regional district commercial cardboard to Prince George and Terrace

The RDBN’s ban on ICI cardboard at the Knockholt Landfill and Smithers/Telkwa Transfer Station is now in effect starting Dec.6. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. As of Dec. 8, no employees are self-isolating on-site at CVL anymore. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)

56 positive COVID-19 cases now associated with LNG Canada site outbreak

There’s been a two-person increase in positive cases since Friday (Dec. 4)

An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. As of Dec. 8, no employees are self-isolating on-site at CVL anymore. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
Northern Health has announced on Dec. 8 a COVID-19 exposure at Uplands Elementary School. 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 photo)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Uplands Elementary School in Terrace

It is the third known exposure at a Terrace school

Northern Health has announced on Dec. 8 a COVID-19 exposure at Uplands Elementary School. 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 photo)
Walnut Park Elementary School. (File photo)

No COVID exposure at Walnut Park Elementary

The school sent out a letter to parents this afternoon dispelling rumours of an exposure

Walnut Park Elementary School. (File photo)
The ice rink at the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre. The facility has received $500,000 from an anonymous donor. (Thom Barker photo)

Upper Skeena Rec Centre receives large anonymous donation

Normal facility operations have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic

The ice rink at the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre. The facility has received $500,000 from an anonymous donor. (Thom Barker photo)
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is holding two public engagement sessions on Dec. 16 regarding zoning amendments for Two Mile and South Hazelton. (File Photo)
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is holding two public engagement sessions on Dec. 16 regarding zoning amendments for Two Mile and South Hazelton. (File 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)
Amy Parent with her children using a virtual reality headset. The RNL project will use virtual reality to facilitate land-based learning practices for Nisga’a language learners. (Submitted Photo/Elahe Rajabi)
Amy Parent with her children using a virtual reality headset. The RNL project will use virtual reality to facilitate land-based learning practices for Nisga’a language learners. (Submitted Photo/Elahe Rajabi)
An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. This is where one employee is still currently isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak was first declared on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)

54 positive COVID-19 cases associated with LNG Canada site outbreak

There’s been a two-person increase in positive cases since Tuesday (Dec. 1)

An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. This is where one employee is still currently isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak was first declared on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
K-J Millar/The Northern View

8 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the Northern Health Authority

Since Nov. 27, there have been 191 new cases reported in NHA

K-J Millar/The Northern View
RCMP will be out in force for the next four weeks looking for drunk and drug-impaired drivers. (Black Press file photo)

Smithers RCMP counter attack campaign starts

Additional officers and roadblocks will be on the streets throughout the holidays

RCMP will be out in force for the next four weeks looking for drunk and drug-impaired drivers. (Black Press file photo)
RCMP cruiser with lights flashing. (File photo)

Smithers crime severity index jumps 18 per cent

RCMP expected increase due to reporting changes, but concerned it remains double provincial average

RCMP cruiser with lights flashing. (File photo)
A COVID-19 exposure has been recorded at Centennial Christian School in Terrace. The exposure occurred between Nov. 23 and Nov. 26, 2020. (Centennial Christian School Facebook photo)
A COVID-19 exposure has been recorded at Centennial Christian School in Terrace. The exposure occurred between Nov. 23 and Nov. 26, 2020. (Centennial Christian School Facebook photo)
Hazelton sign. (File photo)

Confusion, backlash surround Hazelton area zoning amendments

Housing shortages and affordability was the main concern from the public

Hazelton sign. (File photo)