Ben Bogstie

Janet Meyer, pictured on Nov. 23, 2019, is now the permanent superintendent at Coast Mountains School District 82. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

Coast Mountains School District 82 superintendent to retire

Janet Meyer will retire Aug. 31, 2022

Janet Meyer, pictured on Nov. 23, 2019, is now the permanent superintendent at Coast Mountains School District 82. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
The nearly completed beginner conveyor lift, called the green carpet, at Shames Mountain near Terrace. (Submitted photo/Dave Gordon)

Upgrades to Terrace’s Shames Mountain a ‘game changer’

Ski area has added a new conveyor lift, snow tube lanes and parking lot

The nearly completed beginner conveyor lift, called the green carpet, at Shames Mountain near Terrace. (Submitted photo/Dave Gordon)
BC Liberal Party leadership candidate Val Litwin visited northwest B.C. between this week. (Litwin campaign video)

B.C. Liberal leadership candidate Val Litwin visits the northwest

Litwin met with party members, local councillors and entrepreneurs

BC Liberal Party leadership candidate Val Litwin visited northwest B.C. between this week. (Litwin campaign video)
Airbus A230 at the Northwest Regional Airport on June 30, 2021. The monthly passenger total in Sept. 2021 was 16,420, down from 18,388 in August. (Black Press Media file photo)

Northwest Regional Airport saw passenger count dip in September

The monthly total for September was 16,420, down from 18,388 in August

Airbus A230 at the Northwest Regional Airport on June 30, 2021. The monthly passenger total in Sept. 2021 was 16,420, down from 18,388 in August. (Black Press Media file photo)
Terrace recorded 54 new COVID-19 cases between Oct. 3 to Oct. 9, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

Terrace records spike in new COVID-19 cases

Dr. Bonnie Henry said public health leaders are “very concerned” about the situation in the north

Terrace recorded 54 new COVID-19 cases between Oct. 3 to Oct. 9, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Average home prices in Kitimat were $380,238 this year (Black Press Media/File Photo)

Report: Terrace has the highest average house price in northern B.C.

Near-record sales and record low inventory is driving prices to new heights in 2021

Average home prices in Kitimat were $380,238 this year (Black Press Media/File Photo)
Northwest B.C. had a comparatively lower per capita daily rate of new COVID-19 cases compared to most of the north and central parts of the province between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases remain steady in northwest B.C.

Northern Health is offering drop-in vaccine clinics in Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert

Northwest B.C. had a comparatively lower per capita daily rate of new COVID-19 cases compared to most of the north and central parts of the province between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
There were 23 new COVID-19 cases in Terrace and 17 in Kitimat during the week of Sept. 19, to Sept. 25, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

Terrace adds 23 new COVID-19 cases, Kitimat sees jump

Two-dose vaccine coverage over 70 per cent in most of northwest B.C.

There were 23 new COVID-19 cases in Terrace and 17 in Kitimat during the week of Sept. 19, to Sept. 25, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Terrace and Kitimat recorded 23 and 12 new COVID-19 cases respectively between Sept. 12, to Sept. 18, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New Smithers COVID-19 cases down, infection rate remains high

Smithers recorded 74 new cases between Sept. 12 and 18, down from 117 the previous week

Terrace and Kitimat recorded 23 and 12 new COVID-19 cases respectively between Sept. 12, to Sept. 18, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Terrace and Kitimat recorded 23 and 12 new COVID-19 cases respectively between Sept. 12, to Sept. 18, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases increase again in northwest B.C.

Terrace recorded 23 new cases, Kitimat registered 12 between Sept. 12, and Sept. 18

Terrace and Kitimat recorded 23 and 12 new COVID-19 cases respectively between Sept. 12, to Sept. 18, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
The District of Kitimat issued a water quality advisory on Sept. 22, 2021 due to high turbidity levels in the Kitimat River. (Black Press file)

Water quality advisory issued for Kitimat

Increased turbidity levels in the Kitimat River

The District of Kitimat issued a water quality advisory on Sept. 22, 2021 due to high turbidity levels in the Kitimat River. (Black Press file)
Crew members from fire departments across northwest B.C. participate in a heavy rescue training in Terrace on Wednesday, Sept. 22. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

VIDEO: Northwest B.C. fire departments conduct heavy rescue training in Terrace

Firefighters from Prince Rupert, Kitimat, and Terrace took part in the training

Crew members from fire departments across northwest B.C. participate in a heavy rescue training in Terrace on Wednesday, Sept. 22. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates for the 2021 federal election (clockwise from top left): Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (People’s Party), Claire Rattée (Conservative), Lakhwinder Jhaj (Liberal), Adeana Young (Green Party), Rod Taylor (Christian Heritage). (Black Press Media composite image)

Vote projection: NDP’s Bachrach heavy favourite in Skeena—Bulkley Valley

Incumbent candidate given a 99 per cent chance of holding northwest B.C. seat, per 338Canada

Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates for the 2021 federal election (clockwise from top left): Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (People’s Party), Claire Rattée (Conservative), Lakhwinder Jhaj (Liberal), Adeana Young (Green Party), Rod Taylor (Christian Heritage). (Black Press Media composite image)
Terrace and Kitimat saw decreases in new COVID-19 cases during the week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4. That is in contrast to the Smithers LHA, which reported close to 50 new cases. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases dip in Terrace and Kitimat but nearly triple in Smithers

Vaccination rates in most of northwest B.C. remain well below provincial average

Terrace and Kitimat saw decreases in new COVID-19 cases during the week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4. That is in contrast to the Smithers LHA, which reported close to 50 new cases. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre on Sept.7, 2021 for the all candidates debate. From left to right: Adeana Young (Green Party, on screen), Jody Craven (PPC), Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Rod Taylor (CHP) and Claire Rattée (CPC). (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)

VIDEO: Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates spar over northwest issues during debate

Event featured five of six candidates for Sept. 20 federal election

Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre on Sept.7, 2021 for the all candidates debate. From left to right: Adeana Young (Green Party, on screen), Jody Craven (PPC), Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Rod Taylor (CHP) and Claire Rattée (CPC). (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)
View of the Kitimat River at the Lower Dyke, with two men headed out to fish on June 21, 2020. The DFO is urging people not to drive in the Kitimat River, as vehicles can damage salmon and their habitats. (Black Press Media file photo)

DFO warns of danger to salmon from people driving through Kitimat River

Off-road vehicles can squish, bury and beach fish eggs and fry

View of the Kitimat River at the Lower Dyke, with two men headed out to fish on June 21, 2020. The DFO is urging people not to drive in the Kitimat River, as vehicles can damage salmon and their habitats. (Black Press Media file photo)
Category 2 and 3 fire bans are being lifted in the Northwest Fire Centre starting on Sept. 7, 2021. (Pixabay photo)

Northwest Fire Centre lifting ban on Category 2 and Category 3 fires Sept. 7

People are urged to exercise caution with any outdoor burning

Category 2 and 3 fire bans are being lifted in the Northwest Fire Centre starting on Sept. 7, 2021. (Pixabay photo)
Kitimat Fire Department responding to a fire at Kuldo Apartments in Kitimat during the evening on Aug. 27, 2021. (Misty Johnsen/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
Kitimat Fire Department responding to a fire at Kuldo Apartments in Kitimat during the evening on Aug. 27, 2021. (Misty Johnsen/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
The Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service responded to a large structure fire Aug. 27 in an apartment building located at 730 Kuldo Blvd. Crews were first called at 5:36 p.m., and according to the Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service there were people trapped inside the building when firefighters arrived. There were 13 to 15 firefighters at the scene fighting the fire. Ambulances from Kitimat and Terrace attended the scene, and Kitimat RCMP closed Kuldo Blvd. to regular traffic. The District of Kitimat set up an Emergency Reception Centre at Riverlodge for tenants who could not return to their homes, and others in the area needing shelter from smoke exposure. According to a Haisla Nation media release , clothing donations can be dropped off at Riverlodge from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and cash donations for those affected by the fire are being handled by the Kitimat Rotary Club. “Haisla Nation staff are in touch with all tenants of the buildings to better understand their needs in the days, weeks and months ahead,” the release stated. “Once we have compiled a list of exactly what would benefit these tenants, we will share a list of useful items for donations once we know more.” The Haisla Nation Council purchased the Kuldo Apartments from Kuldo Suites Inc. in 2019.

UPDATE: Fire, ambulance crews respond to Kitimat apartment fire

Emergency Reception Centre set up for evacuees of 730 Kuldo Blvd.

Kitimat Fire Department responding to a fire at Kuldo Apartments in Kitimat during the evening on Aug. 27, 2021. (Misty Johnsen/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
Kitimat Fire Department responding to a fire at Kuldo Apartments in Kitimat during the evening on Aug. 27, 2021. (Misty Johnsen/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
The Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service responded to a large structure fire Aug. 27 in an apartment building located at 730 Kuldo Blvd. Crews were first called at 5:36 p.m., and according to the Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service there were people trapped inside the building when firefighters arrived. There were 13 to 15 firefighters at the scene fighting the fire. Ambulances from Kitimat and Terrace attended the scene, and Kitimat RCMP closed Kuldo Blvd. to regular traffic. The District of Kitimat set up an Emergency Reception Centre at Riverlodge for tenants who could not return to their homes, and others in the area needing shelter from smoke exposure. According to a Haisla Nation media release , clothing donations can be dropped off at Riverlodge from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and cash donations for those affected by the fire are being handled by the Kitimat Rotary Club. “Haisla Nation staff are in touch with all tenants of the buildings to better understand their needs in the days, weeks and months ahead,” the release stated. “Once we have compiled a list of exactly what would benefit these tenants, we will share a list of useful items for donations once we know more.” The Haisla Nation Council purchased the Kuldo Apartments from Kuldo Suites Inc. in 2019.
Kitimat recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases between Aug. 8 to Aug. 14. New cases in Terrace doubled compared to the previous week. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases hit double-digits in Kitimat

Cases in Terrace doubled compared to last week

Kitimat recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases between Aug. 8 to Aug. 14. New cases in Terrace doubled compared to the previous week. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
The Northwest Regional Airport recently received a new Aebi Schmidt jet sweeper, pictured on Aug. 17, 2021, that is more efficient than the airport’s current equipment. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

New runway sweeper arrives at Northwest Regional Airport

The Aebi Schmidt jet sweeper uses a blade, brush and blower to remove contaminants from the runway

The Northwest Regional Airport recently received a new Aebi Schmidt jet sweeper, pictured on Aug. 17, 2021, that is more efficient than the airport’s current equipment. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)