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Northwest Regional Airport employees prepare to unload an Air Canada Airbus A230 on June 30, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Passenger count climbs at airport

August highest monthly count so far this year

Northwest Regional Airport employees prepare to unload an Air Canada Airbus A230 on June 30, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Electric vehicle charging station at the Savory Rest Stop east of Burns Lake. (Plugshare.com photo)

Northwest B.C. electric vehicle fast chargers out of service

Replacement parts proving difficult to acquire due to supply chain disruptions

Electric vehicle charging station at the Savory Rest Stop east of Burns Lake. (Plugshare.com photo)
FILE – A voting package for the 2018 electoral reform referendum. Vote-by-mail packages for the 2020 provincial election will look similar, according to information provided by Elections BC. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)

How to vote on or before Sept. 20

Mail-in ballots are expected to be taken up by millions of voters

FILE – A voting package for the 2018 electoral reform referendum. Vote-by-mail packages for the 2020 provincial election will look similar, according to information provided by Elections BC. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)
A CF-18 of the Royal Canadian Air Force is flying over northwestern B.C. today. (Royal Canadian Air Force photo)

CF-18 flying over northwestern B.C. today

Part of a salute to health care and other front line workers

A CF-18 of the Royal Canadian Air Force is flying over northwestern B.C. today. (Royal Canadian Air Force photo)
Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC on July 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

Kitimat council urges Rio Tinto and union to return to bargaining

City of Terrace, MP Taylor Bachrach have also signed letter

Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC on July 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
Claire Rattée is the Conservative Party of Canada’s candidate for the Skeena - Bulkley Valley riding in the next federal election. (File photo)

Conservative candidate named for next federal election

Runner-up in 2019 Claire Rattée running once again against incumbent Taylor Bachrach

Claire Rattée is the Conservative Party of Canada’s candidate for the Skeena - Bulkley Valley riding in the next federal election. (File photo)
Unifor Local 2301 extended its strike notice until midnight on July 24. If no agreement is made, picketing will begin to take place on the road leading to the smelter cafeteria gate and the main smelter gate. (Rio Tinto)

Union extends collective agreement process for another 24 hours: Unifor Local 2301

The deadline extension will give the union an opportunity to satisfy the mandate given by membership

Unifor Local 2301 extended its strike notice until midnight on July 24. If no agreement is made, picketing will begin to take place on the road leading to the smelter cafeteria gate and the main smelter gate. (Rio Tinto)
Unifor Local 2301 members have commenced a work stoppage starting July 24 at 12:01 a.m. (Rio Tinto photo)

Unifor Local 2301 set to commence strike

The union has served a 72 hours strike notice, clearing the way for a work stoppage starting July 24

Unifor Local 2301 members have commenced a work stoppage starting July 24 at 12:01 a.m. (Rio Tinto photo)
An offshore site called Wil Milit near Gingolx on the north coast has been identified as a location for a floating liquefied natural gas facility. (Illustration courtesy Nisga’a Lisims Government).

Developers promote $55 billion LNG project in northwestern B.C.

Nisga’a Nation a partner in ambitious proposal

An offshore site called Wil Milit near Gingolx on the north coast has been identified as a location for a floating liquefied natural gas facility. (Illustration courtesy Nisga’a Lisims Government).
There’s a reason why electric clocks are running faster these days. (Black Press file)

Power switch causing northwest B.C. clocks to run faster

Rio Tinto power being used until July 16

There’s a reason why electric clocks are running faster these days. (Black Press file)
Former Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen is filing his final argument this week saying ICBC discriminates against rural drivers when it sets premium rates. (Contributed photo)

Campaign continues for ICBC rate fairness in rural areas

Former Telkwa mayor submits argument to provincial regulator

Former Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen is filing his final argument this week saying ICBC discriminates against rural drivers when it sets premium rates. (Contributed photo)
Theresa Tait-Day is seeking the Conservative Party nomination for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

Indigenous economic advocate seeks Conservative nomination in northwest B.C. riding

Theresa Tait-Day says the Indian Act must be abolished

Theresa Tait-Day is seeking the Conservative Party nomination for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)
Machinery sitting at the new Mills Memorial Hospital site prior to the start of construction on May 28, 2021. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

Mills hospital work camp called expensive, unnecessary

Local union president calls for local hire mandate

Machinery sitting at the new Mills Memorial Hospital site prior to the start of construction on May 28, 2021. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Kitimat RCMP searching for two robbery suspects. (File photo)

Two robbers, both armed with knives, sought

Incidents took place at corner store, liquor store

Kitimat RCMP searching for two robbery suspects. (File photo)
More people were working in northwest B.C. in March compared to February, according to Statistics Canada. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Northwestern workforce grew in March compared to February

But unemployment rate remains high

More people were working in northwest B.C. in March compared to February, according to Statistics Canada. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Artist’s illustration of planned Kitimat LNG facility at Bish Cove near Kitimat. (Kitimat LNG illustration)

Kitimat mayor unfazed by Chevron decision to bail on Kitimat LNG

Says there will eventually be a demand for the fuel

Artist’s illustration of planned Kitimat LNG facility at Bish Cove near Kitimat. (Kitimat LNG illustration)
Security has been stepped up at both Kitimat General Hospital in Kitimat, pictured here, and at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace. (File photo)

Stillbirth reaction leads to more hospital security

Staff, physicians facing threats and harassment

Security has been stepped up at both Kitimat General Hospital in Kitimat, pictured here, and at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace. (File photo)

Design work continues for planned new hospital

Construction contract still in the works

Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross with wife Tracey on election night, Oct. 24, 2020. (File photo)

Skeena MLA to run for BC Liberal Party leadership

Ellis Ross was first elected in 2017 and then re-elected in the Oct. 2020 general election

Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross with wife Tracey on election night, Oct. 24, 2020. (File photo)
The refrigeration unit parked outside of Mills Memorial Hospital on Jan. 13, 2021. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)
The refrigeration unit parked outside of Mills Memorial Hospital on Jan. 13, 2021. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)