Binny Paul, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Kitsumkalum First Nation held its  Joint Venture Round-up from May 25 to 26. (Photo courtesy Diane Collins)

Kitsumkalum First Nation holds economic development forum for stakeholders

Several northwest B.C. industry members attended the meetings held from May 25 to 26

Kitsumkalum First Nation held its  Joint Venture Round-up from May 25 to 26. (Photo courtesy Diane Collins)
Frank Sapach and his dog Samantha stop in Terrace on their way to Prince George. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

A man and his dog are travelling across Canada to raise awareness for abused, elderly people

Frank Sapach is heading to Prince George along Hwy 16 to file a complaint with Northern Health

Frank Sapach and his dog Samantha stop in Terrace on their way to Prince George. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Members of the Northwest Resource Benefits Alliance met with Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen and senior officials from the provincial government in Terrace last week. (Photo courtesy, Sean Bujtas)

B.C., northwest leaders resume negotiations over sharing tax revenues from industrial projects

Municipal affairs minister Nathan Cullen met with local government representatives of the 21-member alliance in Terrace

Members of the Northwest Resource Benefits Alliance met with Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen and senior officials from the provincial government in Terrace last week. (Photo courtesy, Sean Bujtas)
Fire Crew responded to the early morning fire at the Usk Chapel east of Terrace on April 22. (Usk Pioneer Chapel/Facebook)

Fire causes extensive damage to historic Usk Pioneer Chapel near Terrace

Investigation underway, authorities say no evidence of arson at this point

Fire Crew responded to the early morning fire at the Usk Chapel east of Terrace on April 22. (Usk Pioneer Chapel/Facebook)

Equivocation Will Undo Us

Al Lehmann’s column

And aircraft fights a blaze in a B.C. community in August, 2020. Six wildfire-risk mitigating projects in the northwest will benefit from a provincial funding stream.( File photo)

Northwest B.C. communities get funding to support wildfire risk-mitigation

Kitimat, Smithers and Tahltan Nation among recipients

And aircraft fights a blaze in a B.C. community in August, 2020. Six wildfire-risk mitigating projects in the northwest will benefit from a provincial funding stream.( File photo)
B.C.’s Attorney General, David Eby, responds to questions asked by Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross in the Legislative Assembly on March 30. (Screenshot/Hansard videos)

‘Every excuse in the book’: Eby under fire over B.C.’s handling of prolific offenders

David Eby admits to increased no-charges decisions, defends Crown counsel by citing pandemic-related limitations

B.C.’s Attorney General, David Eby, responds to questions asked by Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross in the Legislative Assembly on March 30. (Screenshot/Hansard videos)
Shuttle services in several northwest B.C. communities have received a fresh stream of funding. (File photo)

Several northwest communities share in $2.8 million community shuttle program funding

Funds to support shuttle service in communities near Terrace, Prince Rupert, Nass Valley and Smithers

Shuttle services in several northwest B.C. communities have received a fresh stream of funding. (File photo)
Haisla Nation Chief Councillor, Crystal Smith has written an open letter to Hollywood celebrities about their interference in northern B.C.’s energy projects. (File photo)

Celebrities’ interference in northern B.C. energy project causing more harm to First Nations: Haisla Chief

Crystal Smith brings the debate of First Nations’ economic development to table in open letter to Hollywood

Haisla Nation Chief Councillor, Crystal Smith has written an open letter to Hollywood celebrities about their interference in northern B.C.’s energy projects. (File photo)
In Terrace, the Coast Mountain Children Society will see the $10-a-day apply to 176 spaces and P.A.C.E.S Day Care Society will see the same for 76 spaces. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Terrace, Kitimat and Smithers areas benefit from $10-a-day childcare spaces

The northwest area will see 348 new $10-a-day spaces across six child care sites

In Terrace, the Coast Mountain Children Society will see the $10-a-day apply to 176 spaces and P.A.C.E.S Day Care Society will see the same for 76 spaces. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
The Kitimat Museum &Archive will get $40,000 for a feasibility study for a Museum/Haisla Nation shared facility as part of the Heritage BC funding stream. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Northwest projects among recipients of $10 million provincial Heritage BC grant

A total of 92 projects across 54 communities were part of the 150 Time Immemorial Grant Program

The Kitimat Museum &Archive will get $40,000 for a feasibility study for a Museum/Haisla Nation shared facility as part of the Heritage BC funding stream. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
Mark Ruffalo along with Gidimt’en Checkpoint opposition leader Sleydo’ called on RBC to stop financing fossil fuel projects like Coastal GasLink in northern B.C., during a virtual conference this morning. (Screenshot/Gidimt’en Checkpoint)

Hollywood A-listers crusade to get RBC to stop financing Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C.

‘No More Dirty Banks’ has over 65 Hollywood signatories calling on banks to pull out of fossil fuel projects

Mark Ruffalo along with Gidimt’en Checkpoint opposition leader Sleydo’ called on RBC to stop financing fossil fuel projects like Coastal GasLink in northern B.C., during a virtual conference this morning. (Screenshot/Gidimt’en Checkpoint)
The Facebook page where members of the community are raising funds for the Hesketh family that lost 3 members to a highway collision between Terrace and Kitimat on March 11. (Screenshot/Auction and Meal Train for the Hesketh’s Facebook Group)

Terrace community rallies to support family that lost mother and 2 children to highway crash

A Meal Train and auction is being organized by community members to help the family

The Facebook page where members of the community are raising funds for the Hesketh family that lost 3 members to a highway collision between Terrace and Kitimat on March 11. (Screenshot/Auction and Meal Train for the Hesketh’s Facebook Group)
Stoli vodka bottles up for sale at the Skeena Liquor Store in Terrace. All proceeds from the sale will go towards the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

Northwest B.C. bar raises money for Ukraine with Stolichnaya vodka

Latvian Stoli vodka is not on the list of banned Russian vodka but has historic origins in Soviet Union

Stoli vodka bottles up for sale at the Skeena Liquor Store in Terrace. All proceeds from the sale will go towards the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
The Aerial Elder Interviews project is part of a knowledge gathering exercise, conducted by the Tahltan Central Government(TCG) to verify information they have in their archives from the 1980’s. (Adam Amir/Tahltan Central Government)

An aerial project is taking Tahltan elders to revisit remote homelands in northwest B.C.

The project is part of an information-gathering exercise by Tahltan Central Government

The Aerial Elder Interviews project is part of a knowledge gathering exercise, conducted by the Tahltan Central Government(TCG) to verify information they have in their archives from the 1980’s. (Adam Amir/Tahltan Central Government)
Lava beds in the Nass Valley. Nisga’a village of Gitwinksihlkw is among one of the six northern B.C. entities to have received provincial funding for tourism infrastructure development. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard

Nisga’a village of Gitwinksihlkw to get $400,000 to develop tourism infrastructure

Nearly $3 million invested in six northern B.C. infrastructure projects

Lava beds in the Nass Valley. Nisga’a village of Gitwinksihlkw is among one of the six northern B.C. entities to have received provincial funding for tourism infrastructure development. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard
Shames Mountain is closed Feb. 4 due to a collision involving a school bus. (Black Press Media file photo)

Shames Mountain closed due to incident involving school bus

No student injuries reported, one person taken to hospital in stable condition

Shames Mountain is closed Feb. 4 due to a collision involving a school bus. (Black Press Media file photo)
In this photo from a 2019 exhibition, renowned Tahltan-Tlingit artist Dempsey Bob interacts with students from the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at the Terrace Art Gallery. This year the exhibition is set to take place from Feb. 4 to 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

Terrace Art Gallery to host Freda Diesing School student exhibition this month

The exhibition will also feature Stan Bevan’s woodcut prints

In this photo from a 2019 exhibition, renowned Tahltan-Tlingit artist Dempsey Bob interacts with students from the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at the Terrace Art Gallery. This year the exhibition is set to take place from Feb. 4 to 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jessica McCallum-Miller, extreme left, with the mayor and council during the inaugural meeting on Nov.5, 2018. McCallum-Miller has filed a Human Rights complaint against the city and select council member, a year after she resigned citing systemic racism.
From left: Jessica McCallum-Miller, Lynne Christiansen, Sean Bujtas, Mayor Carol Leclerc, RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn, Brian Downie and Evan Ramsay. (file photo)

Human rights complaint filed against mayor, councillor, City of Terrace

‘I’m still hurt by what took place,’ says Jessica McCallum-Miller who resigned last year citing systemic racism

Jessica McCallum-Miller, extreme left, with the mayor and council during the inaugural meeting on Nov.5, 2018. McCallum-Miller has filed a Human Rights complaint against the city and select council member, a year after she resigned citing systemic racism.
From left: Jessica McCallum-Miller, Lynne Christiansen, Sean Bujtas, Mayor Carol Leclerc, RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn, Brian Downie and Evan Ramsay. (file photo)
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada closes recreational salmon fishing in the Skeena River watershed, including the Bulkley River. (Contributed Photo)

Skeena River First Nations outraged by Alaskan fisheries interception of salmon

Gitxsan, Gitanyow, and Wet’suwet’en call on government to protect constitutional fishing rights

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada closes recreational salmon fishing in the Skeena River watershed, including the Bulkley River. (Contributed Photo)