Ben Bogstie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Terrace Search and Rescue (SAR) president Dwayne Sheppard arrives back on shore from a water-rescue training scenario in 2018. (Brittany Gervais photo)

‘Lucky to be alive’: Jet skier rescued after running out of fuel on northern B.C. river

A helicopter and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were involved in the rescue

Terrace Search and Rescue (SAR) president Dwayne Sheppard arrives back on shore from a water-rescue training scenario in 2018. (Brittany Gervais photo)
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School District 82’s first week of in-person class is in the books

First classes held since schools closed March 17 due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Smithers’ artist Facundo Gastia designed and helped paint the first mural on the corner of Park Ave. and Emerson St. in Terrace as part of the 2019 Skeena Salmon Art Festival. (Natalia Balcerzak)

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is planning to bring colour to communities

Economic development commission hopes to commission three murals

Smithers’ artist Facundo Gastia designed and helped paint the first mural on the corner of Park Ave. and Emerson St. in Terrace as part of the 2019 Skeena Salmon Art Festival. (Natalia Balcerzak)
Sign and sanitizer at the entrance of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine boardroom, May 22, 2020. The RDKS office is now open to the public. (Ben Bogstie)

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine office in Terrace is now open to the public

The office has been closed since March 17 due to COVID-19

Sign and sanitizer at the entrance of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine boardroom, May 22, 2020. The RDKS office is now open to the public. (Ben Bogstie)
Rendering of the automated avalanche detection system on Highway 37A near Stewart. May 29, 2020. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

New technology is helping battle avalanches near Stewart

The automated avalanche detection system just finished a successful first season

Rendering of the automated avalanche detection system on Highway 37A near Stewart. May 29, 2020. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
(Keili Bartlett)

Class will look different at Coast Mountain College this September

The college is embracing a distributed learning model

(Keili Bartlett)
From left: Current Northern Women’s Recovery House Society board members Annette Rolleman, Valerie Wright and Blaine Stensgaard. Louisa Gray is absent. (File Photo)

Northern Women’s Recovery House Society calls for public engagement

Society aims to plans to bring the first women’s recovery house to northern B.C.

From left: Current Northern Women’s Recovery House Society board members Annette Rolleman, Valerie Wright and Blaine Stensgaard. Louisa Gray is absent. (File Photo)
Members of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine board and staff listen to a presentation from TANEx about regional connectivity on Friday, May 22, 2020. (Ben Bogstie)

Still a lot of work to do to fully connect regional district

Draft strategy shows dependence on on single fibre optic cable route, poor cellular service on roads

Members of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine board and staff listen to a presentation from TANEx about regional connectivity on Friday, May 22, 2020. (Ben Bogstie)
Firefighters with the Northwest Fire Centre in action. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

What happens when there is a wildfire in the northwest?

The Northwest Fire Centre in Smithers is responsible for over a quarter of B.C.’s area

Firefighters with the Northwest Fire Centre in action. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School in Kitimat B.C. (Gerry Leibel/Black Press Media)

Cameras and convoys: Graduation in the age of COVID-19

Schools in Terrace and Kitimat are thinking outside the box to give students a graduation ceremony

Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School in Kitimat B.C. (Gerry Leibel/Black Press Media)
The little brown myotis, better known as the little brown bat is one of the most common species in British Columbia. (BC Community Bat Project/Facebook)

The BC Community Bat Program’s annual bat count set to kick off in June

B.C. bats have nothing to do with COVID-19, but they are threatened by white-nose syndrome

The little brown myotis, better known as the little brown bat is one of the most common species in British Columbia. (BC Community Bat Project/Facebook)
The departure bay at the Northwest Regional Airport has seen passenger numbers drop over 90 per cent compared to April last year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. (File Photo)

Still no federal wage subsidy as Northwest Regional Airport passenger numbers nosedive

April passengers down over 90 per cent compared to same month last year

The departure bay at the Northwest Regional Airport has seen passenger numbers drop over 90 per cent compared to April last year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. (File Photo)
International students at Coast Mountain College can now apply for a $100 grocery store gift card. (File photo)

Coast Mountain College international students impacted by COVID-19 crisis to recieve grocery store gift cards

Coast Mountain Students’ Union donated $10,000 to CMTN Foundation for cards

International students at Coast Mountain College can now apply for a $100 grocery store gift card. (File photo)
In this file photo, government leaders hold up copies of the Nisga’a Final Agreement which officially came into effect on May 11, 2000. From the left, B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh, Nisga’a Lisims Government president Joe Gosnell and Robert Nault, the federal minister of Indian affairs. (File photo, The Terrace Standard)

Nisga’a Nation and government mark 20th anniversary of landmark treaty

The Nisga’a Final Agreement is the first modern treaty in British Columbia

In this file photo, government leaders hold up copies of the Nisga’a Final Agreement which officially came into effect on May 11, 2000. From the left, B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh, Nisga’a Lisims Government president Joe Gosnell and Robert Nault, the federal minister of Indian affairs. (File photo, The Terrace Standard)