Jake Wray

RCMP bust five impaired drivers in one day in Terrace and Kitimat

RCMP bust five impaired drivers in one day in Terrace and Kitimat

Police were doing road checks as part of distracted driving, seatbelt enforcement campaign

RCMP bust five impaired drivers in one day in Terrace and Kitimat
BC NDP leader John Horgan, left, takes in murals in downtown Terrace during a campaign stop Sept. 26, alongside Nicole Halbauer, BC NDP candidate for the Skeena riding. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

Horgan makes campaign stop in Terrace and Kitimat

BC NDP leader met with local First Nations leaders, reiterated campaign promises

BC NDP leader John Horgan, left, takes in murals in downtown Terrace during a campaign stop Sept. 26, alongside Nicole Halbauer, BC NDP candidate for the Skeena riding. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
This black bear was seen rifling through an apartment dumpster near the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre on Sept. 15. There has been a sharp increase in bear/human conflicts and bear euthanizations in the Northwest this year, according to the B.C. Conservation Officers Service. (Facebook photo courtesy Paras Sharma)

Conflicts between humans and bears increase drastically in north coast B.C.

Lack of natural food driving bears toward towns

This black bear was seen rifling through an apartment dumpster near the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre on Sept. 15. There has been a sharp increase in bear/human conflicts and bear euthanizations in the Northwest this year, according to the B.C. Conservation Officers Service. (Facebook photo courtesy Paras Sharma)
Current Skeena MLA Ellis Ross, left, who is with the BC Liberals, and Nicole Halbauer, who is running for BC NDP candidate for Skeena. (Black Press photo and BC NDP photo)

Local Skeena candidates for the Oct. 24 snap election

Current BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross will be running again, as will Nicole Halbauer for BC NDP

Current Skeena MLA Ellis Ross, left, who is with the BC Liberals, and Nicole Halbauer, who is running for BC NDP candidate for Skeena. (Black Press photo and BC NDP photo)
Nathan Cullen, former longtime NDP MP for the Skeena - Bulkley Valley riding, is seen here in a video released Sept. 17 announcing his intention to seek the provincial NDP nomination for the Stikine riding. (Twitter video screenshot)

Cullen announces bid for provincial NDP nomination for Stikine riding

Current MLA Donaldson not seeking re-election

Nathan Cullen, former longtime NDP MP for the Skeena - Bulkley Valley riding, is seen here in a video released Sept. 17 announcing his intention to seek the provincial NDP nomination for the Stikine riding. (Twitter video screenshot)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross crossing the Skeena River on his bike ride from Terrace to Kitimat. Sept. 16, 2020. (Peter Versteege photo)

MLA rides bike from Terrace to Kitimat

Ride was to raise awareness for cancer

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross crossing the Skeena River on his bike ride from Terrace to Kitimat. Sept. 16, 2020. (Peter Versteege photo)
The Nisga’a Nation lifted its local state of emergency Sept. 11. The state of emergency was enacted Sept. after three positive COVID-19 cases were detected in the Nass Valley. (File photo)

Nisga’a Nation lifts local state of emergency

No new COVID-19 cases detected since state of emergency was enacted

The Nisga’a Nation lifted its local state of emergency Sept. 11. The state of emergency was enacted Sept. after three positive COVID-19 cases were detected in the Nass Valley. (File photo)
Taylor Bachrach, NDP MP for Skeena—Bulkley Valley, is seen here at the former ET Kenney school building in Terrace during a tour with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Aug. 19 (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

MP Taylor Bachrach shares Labour Day thoughts

Many front-line workers underpaid, undervalued, Bachrach says

Taylor Bachrach, NDP MP for Skeena—Bulkley Valley, is seen here at the former ET Kenney school building in Terrace during a tour with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Aug. 19 (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
The Nisga’a Nation has issued strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols following a potential COVID-19 case in the Nass Valley. (File photo)

Three COVID-19 cases confirmed in the Nass Valley

Nisga’a Nation under strict safety protocols since possible COVID-19 exposure at memorial services

The Nisga’a Nation has issued strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols following a potential COVID-19 case in the Nass Valley. (File photo)
Artist Mike Dangeli sketches a figure on the Highway of Tears memorial totem pole he is carving under a tent in his back yard in Terrace on July 22. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

Highway of Tears memorial totem pole to be raised tomorrow

Attendance limited due to COVID-19 safety precautions, but event will stream online

Artist Mike Dangeli sketches a figure on the Highway of Tears memorial totem pole he is carving under a tent in his back yard in Terrace on July 22. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
The Nisga’a Nation has issued strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols following a potential COVID-19 case in the Nass Valley. (File photo)

Nisga’a Nation enacts emergency measures after possible COVID-19 exposure

Attendees of memorial services for Dr. Joseph Gosnell ordered to self-isolate

The Nisga’a Nation has issued strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols following a potential COVID-19 case in the Nass Valley. (File photo)
Tow truck impounded after attempting to impound street racers

Tow truck impounded after attempting to impound street racers

Tow truck driver failed a breathalyzer test

Tow truck impounded after attempting to impound street racers
Skeena — Bulkley Valley politicians react to new Conservative Party leader

Skeena — Bulkley Valley politicians react to new Conservative Party leader

Erin O’Toole was elected leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Aug. 24, 2020

Skeena — Bulkley Valley politicians react to new Conservative Party leader
Phil Germuth, District of Kitimat mayor, and David Pfeiffer, president of Coastal GasLink, break ground on the Kitimat meter station Aug. 6, 2020. The meter station will compress and measure gas leaving the pipeline destined for LNG Canada’s export terminal. (Photo courtesy Coastal GasLink)

Coastal GasLink breaks ground on meter station in Kitimat

Meter station marks final point on pipeline that stretches from Northeast B.C.

Phil Germuth, District of Kitimat mayor, and David Pfeiffer, president of Coastal GasLink, break ground on the Kitimat meter station Aug. 6, 2020. The meter station will compress and measure gas leaving the pipeline destined for LNG Canada’s export terminal. (Photo courtesy Coastal GasLink)
Artist Mike Dangeli sketches a figure on the Highway of Tears memorial totem pole he is carving under a tent in his back yard in Terrace on July 22. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

Highway of Tears memorial totem pole to be raised on Kitsumkalum territory west of Terrace

Totem pole will stand overlooking the Skeena river, providing place for families to visit, remember

Artist Mike Dangeli sketches a figure on the Highway of Tears memorial totem pole he is carving under a tent in his back yard in Terrace on July 22. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
This concept artwork from July 2020 shows the inland port planned for the former Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace. (Image courtesy Hatha Callis, Progressive Ventures Group)

Major train cargo facility planned on former Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace

The proposed development is now entering its public feedback phase, with open house planned July 29

This concept artwork from July 2020 shows the inland port planned for the former Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace. (Image courtesy Hatha Callis, Progressive Ventures Group)
NAV CANADA has temporarily suspended the night shift at its flight service station, which provides weather data and other support to pilots, at the Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat which is seen here from the runway on June 22, 2020. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

Four air ambulance flights out of Terrace delayed or cancelled

Pandemic precautions caused nighttime closure of service station providing weather data to pilots

NAV CANADA has temporarily suspended the night shift at its flight service station, which provides weather data and other support to pilots, at the Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat which is seen here from the runway on June 22, 2020. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
A grizzly bear and two cubs, like the bears seen in this file photo, were spotted by two people running on the trail to Gruchy’s Beach near Terrace July 8.(Ken Pugh Photo)

Mother grizzly bear with two cubs spotted on Gruchy’s Beach trail near Terrace

Conservation officers also warning public to stay away from Grizzlies on lower Kitimat River

A grizzly bear and two cubs, like the bears seen in this file photo, were spotted by two people running on the trail to Gruchy’s Beach near Terrace July 8.(Ken Pugh Photo)
Terrace conservation officers relocated this spirit bear deep into the wilderness to keep it away from human territory. The bear roamed Kitsumkalum Valley north of Terrace for many years prior to being relocated. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service photo)

Terrace conservation officers relocate Spirit bear

Bear roamed Kitsumkalum Valley north of Terrace for many years

Terrace conservation officers relocated this spirit bear deep into the wilderness to keep it away from human territory. The bear roamed Kitsumkalum Valley north of Terrace for many years prior to being relocated. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service photo)
The six signatories of the Northern First Nations Alliance (NFNA,) a newly-formed collaboration between Indigenous governments in the Northwest, are seen here June 29 in Terrace. Back: Don Roberts, chief councillor Kitsumkalum First Nation, Bruce Innis, deputy chief councillor Gitxaala Nation, Delbert Good, economic development Gitanyow Band. Front: Judy Gerow, chief councillor Kitselas First Nation, Crystal Smith, chief councillor Haisla Nation, Eva Clayton, president, Nisga’a Lisims Government.

Northwest Indigenous governments form new alliance

Alliance intended as way to share resources, maximize opportunities

The six signatories of the Northern First Nations Alliance (NFNA,) a newly-formed collaboration between Indigenous governments in the Northwest, are seen here June 29 in Terrace. Back: Don Roberts, chief councillor Kitsumkalum First Nation, Bruce Innis, deputy chief councillor Gitxaala Nation, Delbert Good, economic development Gitanyow Band. Front: Judy Gerow, chief councillor Kitselas First Nation, Crystal Smith, chief councillor Haisla Nation, Eva Clayton, president, Nisga’a Lisims Government.