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An image of Garry Dean Stoner’s vessel, Prestige II, taken by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Fisheries Aerial Surveillance Enforcement Program. (Submitted photo/DFO)
An image of Garry Dean Stoner’s vessel, Prestige II, taken by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Fisheries Aerial Surveillance Enforcement Program. (Submitted photo/DFO)
Coast Mountains School District 82 has decided not to implement a vaccine mandate for its staff. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Coast Mountains School District 82 opts against vaccine mandate for now

Board came to its decision after consultations with Northern Health

Coast Mountains School District 82 has decided not to implement a vaccine mandate for its staff. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Are you this dog’s owner? BC SPCA looking out for dog displaced during Abbotsford flooding

The dog was brought from the Chilliwack branch to Maple Ridge due to evacuations

The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
Staff Sgt. Terry Gillespie on Aug. 5, 2020. Gillespie will take over as the Terrace RCMP detachment’s officer in charge in early 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Smithers RCMP detachment commander promoted to Terrace

Staff Sgt. Terry Gillespie joins Terrace detachment in early 2022 and thereafter becomes inspector

Staff Sgt. Terry Gillespie on Aug. 5, 2020. Gillespie will take over as the Terrace RCMP detachment’s officer in charge in early 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)

Quesnel pulp mill to shut down due to flooding and transportation issues

Around 220 employees have been temporarily laid off at two West Fraser pulp mills

Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)

Skeena MLA slams Leonardo DiCaprio for ‘misinformed’ support of pipeline opposition

‘Leonardo DiCaprio, you have no idea what you’re talking about’: Ellis Ross on actor’s pipeline tweet

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
The R.E.M. Lee Theatre in Terrace, pictured on Nov. 29, 2021, will be the sole venue for the 2022 Pacific Northwest Music Festival from April 21 to May 6. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Pacific Northwest Music Festival set to return in 2022

The festival was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The R.E.M. Lee Theatre in Terrace, pictured on Nov. 29, 2021, will be the sole venue for the 2022 Pacific Northwest Music Festival from April 21 to May 6. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Gitxsan Huwilp Government chiefs and matriarchs outside Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen’s Hazelton office on Nov. 27, 2021. (Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit Media/Twitter)
Gitxsan Huwilp Government chiefs and matriarchs outside Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen’s Hazelton office on Nov. 27, 2021. (Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit Media/Twitter)
Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter died in a car crash in the early hours of Nov. 25 in Texas. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Chilliwack man reported missing dies in car crash in Texas

Chilliwack Realtor Aaron Tschritter died in an early-morning crash on expressway in Dallas

Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter died in a car crash in the early hours of Nov. 25 in Texas. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)
Products from Little Lamb Lavender can be purchased by visiting the WeBC pop-up shop. Customers can browse through 450 women-owned businesses on the portal. (Little Lamb Lavender/Facebook)
Products from Little Lamb Lavender can be purchased by visiting the WeBC pop-up shop. Customers can browse through 450 women-owned businesses on the portal. (Little Lamb Lavender/Facebook)
Christa LaFontain, Kindergarten teacher at Bulkley Valley Christian School, seen here during the 2020 reverse graduation parade, is a 2021 recipient of a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. (Tom Grasmeyer photo)

Christian school’s Kindergarten teacher honoured with Prime Minister’s Award

Christa LaFontain is the recipient of an award for her relationship-based approach to learning

Christa LaFontain, Kindergarten teacher at Bulkley Valley Christian School, seen here during the 2020 reverse graduation parade, is a 2021 recipient of a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. (Tom Grasmeyer photo)
Proposed expansion at Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers includes waterpark. (File photo)
Proposed expansion at Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers includes waterpark. (File photo)
Ceremonies at the brother Pole Raising in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)

Friendship centre raises totem pole in honour of missing boys and men

Artist Mike Dangeli explains the symbolism of the new Brother Pole

Ceremonies at the brother Pole Raising in Smithers. (Deb Meissner photo)
Sleydo’ (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Facebook)

All arrested CGL pipeline opponents released with conditions

Arrests and injunction a violation of human rights, says Gidimt’en Checkpoint leader upon release

Sleydo’ (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Facebook)
The Smithers ski hill will open Dec. 4 with reduced hours due to a staff shortage. (File photo)

Smithers ski hill short on staff; reduces December hours

The hill opens Dec. 4, Saturday to Monday only, until Christmas

The Smithers ski hill will open Dec. 4 with reduced hours due to a staff shortage. (File photo)
A photo of the RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road last week . (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
A photo of the RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road last week . (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)

RCMP arrest 15 more opponents of Coastal GasLink pipeline

A total of 29 arrests have been made since enforcement of a court injunction started Nov. 18

RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
Members from the Haisla Nation stood in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation as a blockade was cleared earlier today (Nov. 19) by RCMP. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Members of the Haisla Nation walk out in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

29 people have been arrested since RCMP enforcement of a Coastal GasLink injunction started Nov. 18

Members from the Haisla Nation stood in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation as a blockade was cleared earlier today (Nov. 19) by RCMP. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
Smithers Secondary production of All That Jazz in 2018. The school’s drama department lost years worth of costumes and jewellery in a theft Nov. 18.

Smithers Secondary drama department ransacked and robbed

Thieves made off with the school’s costume and jewelry collections Nov. 18

Smithers Secondary production of All That Jazz in 2018. The school’s drama department lost years worth of costumes and jewellery in a theft Nov. 18.
Dozens of trucks participated in a rally through the streets of Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals. (Thom Barker photo)

VIDEO: Bulkley Valley forestry workers rally over concern about old-growth deferrals

MLA Cullen says all concerns will be addressed and government ‘will be there for folks’

Dozens of trucks participated in a rally through the streets of Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals. (Thom Barker photo)