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Area affected by heavy rainfall warning for North Coast, Central Coast, Coastal Inland and Haida Gwaii. (Environment Canada graphic)

Atmospheric river set to dump up to 100mm of rain on North/Central Coast with high winds

Winds of up to 110 km per hour expected on exposed areas of Central Coast

Area affected by heavy rainfall warning for North Coast, Central Coast, Coastal Inland and Haida Gwaii. (Environment Canada graphic)
Mining operations at Brucejack suspended until further notice after critical incident involving a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)
Mining operations at Brucejack suspended until further notice after critical incident involving a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)
Vehicles in the parking lot between the Sunshine Inn and CIBC on Fourth Avenue in Smithers burn early Wednesday morning. (Contributed photo)

Arson suspected after 4 RCMP cruisers, ambulance set on fire near Smithers hotel

RCMP say it appears to be targeted attack on emergency services vehicles

Vehicles in the parking lot between the Sunshine Inn and CIBC on Fourth Avenue in Smithers burn early Wednesday morning. (Contributed photo)
School District 54 Indigenous education principal Birdy Markert receives her award in the Indigenous education category of the 2020 Premier’s Excellence Awards in Education at a ceremony held at Government House in Victoria Oct. 15, 2022. From the left, provincial education minister Jennifer Whiteside, Lt. Governor Janet Austin, Markert and Premier John Horgan. (Government of B.C. photo)

Two school district employees honoured by Premier John Horgan

Birdy Markert and Rolanda Lavallee recognized for contributions to education

School District 54 Indigenous education principal Birdy Markert receives her award in the Indigenous education category of the 2020 Premier’s Excellence Awards in Education at a ceremony held at Government House in Victoria Oct. 15, 2022. From the left, provincial education minister Jennifer Whiteside, Lt. Governor Janet Austin, Markert and Premier John Horgan. (Government of B.C. photo)
Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)

Wild B.C. population of critically endangered spotted owl jumps from 1 to 4

Conservation made possible due to partnership between Spuzzum First Nation and provincial government

Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)
Electric vehicle charging stations are coming to the Kasiks Wilderness Resort on Hwy16. (Staff photo)

More electric vehicle charging stations coming to the northwest

Subsidies ease cost of installations in Thornhill, Kitimat and on Hwy16

Electric vehicle charging stations are coming to the Kasiks Wilderness Resort on Hwy16. (Staff photo)
Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)

List of B.C.’s ‘scariest and least-wanted trick-or-treaters’ unveiled with actors

Crime Stoppers offers reward of up to $5,000 for anonymous information that leads to an arrest

Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)

Night hunting near Williams Lake leads to 3 arrests, seizure of 5 dead deer, guns and truck

The individuals were hunting with high powered lights

  • Oct 24, 2022
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)
A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)

Hwy 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace closed due to rockslide

Rocks in the road and damage from the slide will have the road closed at least until Sunday morning

A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)
Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat manager Carman Hendry said the rout will help serve the region with a first-class flight schedule. (Quinn Bender/Terrace Standard)

WestJet to bring back direct Terrace-Calgary flights in December

The service will cut the travel time between Terrace and Calgary to just over two hours

Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat manager Carman Hendry said the rout will help serve the region with a first-class flight schedule. (Quinn Bender/Terrace Standard)
Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)

Archaeology crews unearth fire pit, roasting pit at Williams Lake mall excavation site

‘The roasting pit is super significant because we rarely find them,’ said Whitney Spearing.

Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)
A Co-op Gas Bar. (Ian Down/Black Press Media)

Four Rivers Co-op buys, rebrands 10 Husky gas bars across northern B.C.

First time for Co-op brand gas bars in Kitimat and Williams Lake

A Co-op Gas Bar. (Ian Down/Black Press Media)
Attendees of a Skeena-Bulkley Valley Conservative fundraiser Oct. 14 at the Smithers Golf and Country Club applaud for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer. (Submitted photo)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley Conservatives start preparations for next federal election

Smithers fundraiser first of many upcoming events for electoral district association

Attendees of a Skeena-Bulkley Valley Conservative fundraiser Oct. 14 at the Smithers Golf and Country Club applaud for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer. (Submitted photo)
A rail safety report speaking to frustrations felt in the Northwest was released on June 2 and welcomed by Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach. (Kaitlyn Bailey photo)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls for abolition of private railway police

Allowing rail companies to investigate themselves is an ‘egregious conflict of interest’: Bachrach

A rail safety report speaking to frustrations felt in the Northwest was released on June 2 and welcomed by Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach. (Kaitlyn Bailey photo)
The Old Church in Smithers.
The Old Church in Smithers.
A grizzly bear and its two cubs are seen in the Khutzeymateen Inlet near Prince Rupert, B.C., Friday, June, 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Extremely high number of bear reports in and around Kitimat

Conservation officers are asking residents to be bear aware.

A grizzly bear and its two cubs are seen in the Khutzeymateen Inlet near Prince Rupert, B.C., Friday, June, 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
One of the many vendor tables at the Smithers Multicultural Event. (Deb Meissner photo)

Third annual Multicultural Event celebrate diversity and the valley’s many vibrant cultures

“Encourage and empower community members to embrace and share our cultural traditions, and to hopefully enjoy and learn to respect each other.”

One of the many vendor tables at the Smithers Multicultural Event. (Deb Meissner photo)
A procession of dozens of emergency vehicles drove through Terrace July 7 in honour of Mike Sorenson, a paramedic and patient care delivery manager based out of Prince Rupert who died recently. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
Lea Lemky. (Contributed photo)

Hazelton paramedic receives Long Service Award of 0ver 25 years

“Lea Lemky is a hard worker, and is totally dedicated to her patients and to the crew members at her station.”

A procession of dozens of emergency vehicles drove through Terrace July 7 in honour of Mike Sorenson, a paramedic and patient care delivery manager based out of Prince Rupert who died recently. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
Lea Lemky. (Contributed photo)
Before and after: The biggest visual change in Seabridge Gold’s reclamation of Johnny Mountain mine site was the demolition of the old mill building. (Contributed photos)

Seabridge Gold wins environmental award for Johnny Mountain reclamation

Jake McDonald Annual Mine Reclamation Award recognizes outstanding achievement in mine reclamation

Before and after: The biggest visual change in Seabridge Gold’s reclamation of Johnny Mountain mine site was the demolition of the old mill building. (Contributed photos)
Smithers town council, from left: John Buikema, Mika Meyer, Greg Brown, Mayor Gladys Atrill, Frank Wray, Casda Thomas and Lorne Benson. (file photo)
Smithers town council, from left: John Buikema, Mika Meyer, Greg Brown, Mayor Gladys Atrill, Frank Wray, Casda Thomas and Lorne Benson. (file photo)