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Members from the Haisla Nation stood in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation as a blockade was cleared earlier today (Nov. 19) by RCMP. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Members of the Haisla Nation walk out in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

29 people have been arrested since RCMP enforcement of a Coastal GasLink injunction started Nov. 18

Members from the Haisla Nation stood in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation as a blockade was cleared earlier today (Nov. 19) by RCMP. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
Dozens of trucks participated in a rally through the streets of Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals. (Thom Barker photo)

VIDEO: Bulkley Valley forestry workers rally over concern about old-growth deferrals

MLA Cullen says all concerns will be addressed and government ‘will be there for folks’

Dozens of trucks participated in a rally through the streets of Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals. (Thom Barker photo)
RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)

UPDATE: RCMP clear Coastal GasLink blockade near Houston

Mounties arrest 14 people who are scheduled to appear in Smithers court this afternoon

RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)

Inquest into northern B.C. police shooting death recommends creating community crisis intervention teams

Shirley and Jovan Williams were killed by RCMP in Granisle following a conflict with neighbours

Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)
Chief Dsta’hyl (Adam Gagnon) stands atop a Coastal GasLink excavator at the company’s worksite near Houston on Oct 27. (Facebook video screenshot)

2 more arrests at Coastal GasLink pipeline worksite near Houston

Sley’do (Molly Wickham) calls for reinforcements for road blockades

Chief Dsta’hyl (Adam Gagnon) stands atop a Coastal GasLink excavator at the company’s worksite near Houston on Oct 27. (Facebook video screenshot)
Director Niki Caro (left) with ‘The Mother’ star Jennifer Lopez on set in Vancouver. (Twitter/@FilmUpdates)

New Netflix movie starring Jennifer Lopez filming in Smithers

Production taking place in Lower Mainland and Bulkley Valley with release of “The Mother” set for 2022

Director Niki Caro (left) with ‘The Mother’ star Jennifer Lopez on set in Vancouver. (Twitter/@FilmUpdates)
A sign outside the entrance to the Bulkley Valley District Hospital urges handwashing. (Thom Barker photo)

Four cases, one death associated with COVID outbreak at Smithers hospital

Monitoring and testing underway to identify additional cases, visitation restricted

A sign outside the entrance to the Bulkley Valley District Hospital urges handwashing. (Thom Barker photo)
Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)

Prefeasibility study extends northwest B.C. gold mine life by 30 years

Red Chris mine suitable for block caving technique with estimated 8.1 million ounces of gold

Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)
An angler pulls a steelhead out of the river. (Black Press file photo)

B.C. closes Skeena watershed for steelhead effective Oct. 12

Closure based on lowest Tyee Test Fishery returns for steelhead on record, stretching back 66 years

An angler pulls a steelhead out of the river. (Black Press file photo)
Mark Tworow, left, and Mark Thibeault prepare for their October Terrace Art Gallery exhibition in a studio space they share in Smithers. (Contributed photo)

Terrace Art Gallery holds reception Oct. 8 for pair of Smithers artists

Mark Thibeault and Mark Tworow will be in the gallery with their exhibition Coastal Influence

Mark Tworow, left, and Mark Thibeault prepare for their October Terrace Art Gallery exhibition in a studio space they share in Smithers. (Contributed photo)
Roy Henry Vickers talks about art, residential schools, mourning and reconciliation at his home in the Kispiox Valley Sept. 24, 2021. (Thom Barker photo)

Hazelton artist releases new image honouring children buried in unmarked graves

Roy Henry Vickers talks about residential schools, mourning and truth and reconciliation

Roy Henry Vickers talks about art, residential schools, mourning and reconciliation at his home in the Kispiox Valley Sept. 24, 2021. (Thom Barker photo)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry looks on as Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during a news conference at the legislature in Victoria, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. Tonight (Sept. 28) the two will be available to answer questions from Northern Health Region residents. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Northern Health phone-in townhall on vaccines scheduled for tonight (Sept. 28)

Northern residents will get a chance to ask questions of health minister and public health officer

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry looks on as Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during a news conference at the legislature in Victoria, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. Tonight (Sept. 28) the two will be available to answer questions from Northern Health Region residents. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Taylor Bachrach celebrates his reelection in Skeena-Bulkley Valley at home in Smithers. (Contributed photo)

Bachrach reelected in Skeena-Bulkley Valley

With 223 of 224 polls reporting, Bachrach led by 2,200 votes

Taylor Bachrach celebrates his reelection in Skeena-Bulkley Valley at home in Smithers. (Contributed photo)
The administration building of the Hagwilget First Nation Government has been blockaded by band members since July 4. (Thom Barker photo.

Hagwilget council sues former council members, trustees and auditor

BC Supreme Court civil claim alleges diversion of funds for personal use by former chief councillor

The administration building of the Hagwilget First Nation Government has been blockaded by band members since July 4. (Thom Barker photo.
A Smithers Art Gallery patron peruses an exhibition by Mark Thibeault. (Art Gallery photo)

Smithers Art Gallery to start paying artists exhibition fees in 2022

Exhibitors will be paid $650 for a solo in the full gallery, lesser amounts for other configurations

A Smithers Art Gallery patron peruses an exhibition by Mark Thibeault. (Art Gallery photo)
Taylor Bachrach and Rod Taylor election signs beside Hwy 16 in Terrace on Aug. 23, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

In their own words: Candidates weigh in on their most important issue

Two of five candidates responded to a request for submissions

Taylor Bachrach and Rod Taylor election signs beside Hwy 16 in Terrace on Aug. 23, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
From left to right (in alphabetical order by last name) Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (PPC), Claire Rattée (CPC), Rod Taylor (CHP), Adean Young (GP). The Liberals have not yet nominated a candidate.

Meet the candidates for Skeena-Bulkley Valley

A federal election will be held on Sept. 20

From left to right (in alphabetical order by last name) Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (PPC), Claire Rattée (CPC), Rod Taylor (CHP), Adean Young (GP). The Liberals have not yet nominated a candidate.
Regan Yee (1417) of South Hazelton jumps the barrier and water pit in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase during Athletics competition at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Aug. 1. Daniel Lea/CSM}

South Hazelton steeplechaser out of final at Tokyo Olympics

Yee and Butterworth fail to qualify, Lalonde takes back Canadian record

Regan Yee (1417) of South Hazelton jumps the barrier and water pit in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase during Athletics competition at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Aug. 1. Daniel Lea/CSM}
The Tahltan are arguably the most mining-friendly First Nation in B.C., but have been known to oppose activity when it conflicts with their values as in this 2019 photo of Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day attempting to evict jade miners from the territory. (File photo)

Tahltan demand shutdown of jade mining; removal of reality TV show from airwaves

President Chad Day says jade/placer industries not working for Tahltan or the province

The Tahltan are arguably the most mining-friendly First Nation in B.C., but have been known to oppose activity when it conflicts with their values as in this 2019 photo of Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day attempting to evict jade miners from the territory. (File photo)
Dr. Ross Hoffman, recently named professor emiritus by the University of Northern British Columbia, enjoys his retirement on his new property near Topley. (Contributed photo)

Topley author named professor emeritus at University of Northern British Columbia

Ross Hoffman was an indigenous studies professor before retiring in July 2020

Dr. Ross Hoffman, recently named professor emiritus by the University of Northern British Columbia, enjoys his retirement on his new property near Topley. (Contributed photo)
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