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Northwest B.C. is witnessing a dramatic real estate boom in the first half of 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic-induced recession slowly begins to wane across the province. (Black Press file photo)

Kitimat records dramatic real estate boom in first half of 2021

Real estate prices and demand projected to increase more in future says provincial real estate board

Northwest B.C. is witnessing a dramatic real estate boom in the first half of 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic-induced recession slowly begins to wane across the province. (Black Press file photo)
An empty supermarket inside the mall building. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

Northern B.C.’s famed abandoned town preserved in time awaits its turn

Kitsault’s owner Krishnan Suthanthiran still interested in his plans for a dedicated energy corridor

An empty supermarket inside the mall building. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
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Heat warning issued for Kitimat and Terrace July 5 -6

Environment Canada estimates daytime temperatures to go up to 30 C

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Gwaii Haanas National Park which opened to Haida locals on June 7 will also be open for off-island visitors from July 1. (Parks Canada photo)

Fully vaccinated tourists welcomed back to Haida Gwaii after year of pandemic visitor ban

Visitors required to sign ‘Haida Gwaii visitor pledge’ prior to visit

Gwaii Haanas National Park which opened to Haida locals on June 7 will also be open for off-island visitors from July 1. (Parks Canada photo)
Birgitte Bartlett from Tears to Hope Society installs a relay-leg marker along the route from Prince Rupert to Terrace on Hwy 16. (Photo courtesy, Birgitte Bartlett)

Northwest B.C. relay runners take to roads in honour of MMWIG and Kamloops 215 amidst heat wave

Tears to Hope Society’s annual relay saw over 650 participants run for the cause

Birgitte Bartlett from Tears to Hope Society installs a relay-leg marker along the route from Prince Rupert to Terrace on Hwy 16. (Photo courtesy, Birgitte Bartlett)
Skeena B.C. Liberal MLA Ellis Ross at a gathering in Terrace on June 21. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

Canada Day shouldn’t be cancelled, instead focus on uniting: Indigenous MLA Ellis Ross

The former Haisla Nation chief calls on leaders to be careful with their language and not inspire hate and violence

Skeena B.C. Liberal MLA Ellis Ross at a gathering in Terrace on June 21. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Naomi Bracken, mother of 39-year-old Joshua Benson who died in August last year, has filed a lawsuit against Northern Health accusing them of medical negligence at Kitimat General Hospital. ( Black Press file photo)

Indigenous woman files lawsuit against Northern Health citing medical negligence in son’s death

Naomi Bracken’s lawsuit is the second one filed against Northern Health’s Kitimat General Hospital this year

Naomi Bracken, mother of 39-year-old Joshua Benson who died in August last year, has filed a lawsuit against Northern Health accusing them of medical negligence at Kitimat General Hospital. ( Black Press file photo)
Hundreds of people gathered at George Little Park in Terrace to honour the 215 children and families from Kamloops on the occasion of Nations Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

‘This is what reconciliation looks like’: Hundreds from northwest B.C. gather to honour trucker convoy in Terrace

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, truckers rallied in honour of 215 Kamloops children and families

Hundreds of people gathered at George Little Park in Terrace to honour the 215 children and families from Kamloops on the occasion of Nations Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
The Walmart store along Highway 16 will be removing its traditional belt checkout lines and offering a “100 per cent self-checkout” option to customers. (Black Press File Photo)

Walmart getting rid of human cashiers at B.C. store as part of pilot project

And preparing online grocery purchase service

The Walmart store along Highway 16 will be removing its traditional belt checkout lines and offering a “100 per cent self-checkout” option to customers. (Black Press File Photo)
Left to right: Kitimat biker, Jim Manson with Diversity Morgan’s parents Mike Wilson, Charmaine Scodane and brother at Skeena Mall parking. Riders across northwest B.C. came together to honour 15-year-old Morgan who was found dead in Kitimat last week. ( Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

VIDEO: Kitimat teenager’s death gets northwest B.C. riders to rally against bullying

Motorcycle riders joined parents of 15-year-old Diversity Morgan in Terrace

Left to right: Kitimat biker, Jim Manson with Diversity Morgan’s parents Mike Wilson, Charmaine Scodane and brother at Skeena Mall parking. Riders across northwest B.C. came together to honour 15-year-old Morgan who was found dead in Kitimat last week. ( Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
A photo from June 2020, when the six signatories of the Northern First Nations Alliance (NFNA,) were at the first official meeting in Terrace. The NFNA is working towards setting up a detox/wellness centre in Terrace to address the shortage of such facilites in northwest B.C. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Northwest B.C. First Nations seek to set up full service detox centre in Terrace

Northern First Nations Alliance’s project seeks to address shortage of such facilities in the region

A photo from June 2020, when the six signatories of the Northern First Nations Alliance (NFNA,) were at the first official meeting in Terrace. The NFNA is working towards setting up a detox/wellness centre in Terrace to address the shortage of such facilites in northwest B.C. (Black Press Media File Photo)
An aircraft gets serviced at the Northwest Regional Airport. An apron expansion project undertaken in October last year, will be able to accommodate six aircrafts once ready in May. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

VIDEO: Northwest Regional Airport apron expansion work nears completion

The $2 million project was undertaken to accommodate increased LNG Canada charter traffic

An aircraft gets serviced at the Northwest Regional Airport. An apron expansion project undertaken in October last year, will be able to accommodate six aircrafts once ready in May. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
Gitxsan Nation extends fishing ban for non-Indigenous permit holders indefinitely . (Photo courtesy, Travis Murphy)

Gitxsan Nation extends ban for non-Indigenous fishing permit holders across their territory

The move comes after the province backed away from ongoing discussions with Gitxsan chiefs and DFO

Gitxsan Nation extends fishing ban for non-Indigenous permit holders indefinitely . (Photo courtesy, Travis Murphy)
Jacob and Jessica Beaton pose for a photograph at Tea Creek farm. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

VIDEO: On the road to Indigenous-led food sovereignty in northwest B.C.

The first step involves training youths and increasing local expertise, say Tea Creek farm owners

Jacob and Jessica Beaton pose for a photograph at Tea Creek farm. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
A photo from 2017 shows Nuchatlaht First Nation members gathered outside the Supreme Court in Vancouver after filing the land title case. ( Nuchatlaht First Nation).

B.C. Supreme Court set to hear historic Indigenous land title case next year

Nuchatlaht First Nation gets its day in court in March 2022, five years after first filing its case

A photo from 2017 shows Nuchatlaht First Nation members gathered outside the Supreme Court in Vancouver after filing the land title case. ( Nuchatlaht First Nation).
Sanford and Marlana Williams. Submitted photo.

The silence of Sanford Williams: B.C. master carver and his wife navigate racism

Indigenous carver and residential school survivor didn’t know how to speak up against discrimination

Sanford and Marlana Williams. Submitted photo.
Paul and Marion Bauer’s boat, Luna Mare, had to be repaired after the hull endured damage after colliding into a rock in the Strait of Georgia. Since November, the couple have been living on their boat anchored at Discovery Harbour in Campbell River.

German couple sailing the world find unexpected refuge in B.C.

Multi-year journey included a global pandemic, a damaged boat and being turned away at ports

Paul and Marion Bauer’s boat, Luna Mare, had to be repaired after the hull endured damage after colliding into a rock in the Strait of Georgia. Since November, the couple have been living on their boat anchored at Discovery Harbour in Campbell River.
Doctors and counsellors warn of an increase in panic attacks, anxiety, depression and suicide ideas between ages 10 to 14, in Campbell River. ( Black Press file photo)

Extended pandemic feeding the anxieties of B.C.’s youth

Parents not sure what to do, urged to reach out for help

Doctors and counsellors warn of an increase in panic attacks, anxiety, depression and suicide ideas between ages 10 to 14, in Campbell River. ( Black Press file photo)
A Photo from Sept. 2020, when First Nations and wild salmon advocates took to the streets in Campbell River to protest against open-pen fish farms in B.C.’s waters. On Dec. 17, federal fisheries minister Bernadette Jordan announced her decision to phase out 19 fish farms from Discovery Islands. (Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror)

B.C. chiefs say Discovery Island fish farm process did not get reconciliation right

Wei Wai Kum and We Wai Kai chiefs say feds, province and industry all missed opportunities

A Photo from Sept. 2020, when First Nations and wild salmon advocates took to the streets in Campbell River to protest against open-pen fish farms in B.C.’s waters. On Dec. 17, federal fisheries minister Bernadette Jordan announced her decision to phase out 19 fish farms from Discovery Islands. (Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror)
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Horgan chastising feds for Discovery Islands fish farm decision ‘ironic’: First Nation chief

Wei Wai Kum says province ignored request for Broughton-like-process long before federal involvement

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