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General voting day for B.C. municipal elections is Oct. 15, 2022. (File photo/Capital News)

Kitimat all candidates forum to take place tonight at Luso Hall

Public can directly interact with nominees and ask questions

Continuing staff shortages mean the Ksan Society's Hall St. shelter on the southside is to close during the day. (Contributed photo)

Staff shortages force shelter to cut hours

Ksan Society’s Hall St. shelter to close during the days

Prince Rupert tug boat captain Troy Pearson (right) and Charlie Cragg (left) lost their lives on Feb. 11, 2021. Families say the penalty does not do justice. (Photo: supplied)

Transport Canada fines Wainwright Marine $52,000 for 2021 tugboat sinking near Kitimat that killed two

Families and politicians call for stronger rules and harsher penalties to protect tugboat workers

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)

Judges says Greater Victoria School Board lacked authority to suspend trustees

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have been reinstated after suspension over alleged bullying

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)
A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.

Chilliwack psychiatric nurse suspended after violating professional boundaries

Ashley Grittner engaged in an intimate relationship with a vulnerable former client

A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.
The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)
Family confirmed that Sheri Onstein’s medevac plane was landing just before noon on Friday. (Submitted photo)
Family confirmed that Sheri Onstein’s medevac plane was landing just before noon on Friday. (Submitted photo)
Flames and smoke billow from a home on Swan St. Sept. 21. RCMP arrested the resident of the home after he allegedly rammed through his garage door into a police truck before setting the fire. (Jean Nidd photo)

Kitimat man taken into custody after lighting his home on fire: police

Suspect rams his vehicle into garage door and police truck before setting fire

Flames and smoke billow from a home on Swan St. Sept. 21. RCMP arrested the resident of the home after he allegedly rammed through his garage door into a police truck before setting the fire. (Jean Nidd photo)
Darlene Hunter, chief of Halfway River First Nation (left) with Crystal Smith, chief councillor of Haisla Nation are among some of the founding members of the First Nations Climate Initiative that has drafted a new action plan for federal and provincial governments to endorse and support. (Supplied photo)

Northwest First Nations propose climate action plan, call on federal and provincial governments to invest

The First Nations Climate Initiative is led by Haisla, Nisga’a and Metlakatla First Nations

Darlene Hunter, chief of Halfway River First Nation (left) with Crystal Smith, chief councillor of Haisla Nation are among some of the founding members of the First Nations Climate Initiative that has drafted a new action plan for federal and provincial governments to endorse and support. (Supplied photo)
Rebecca Onstein with her mom at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace on Sept. 22. (Submitted photo)

‘No place will take her’: No help for Terrace senior in “life or limb” condition

“If they don’t get my mom out she’ll lose her leg or she will die. And that’s not fair,” says daughter

Rebecca Onstein with her mom at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace on Sept. 22. (Submitted photo)
Aerial shot of LNG Canada’s Cedar Valley Lodge, which accommodates oil and gas workers on the project site in Kitimat. the Indigenous Resource Network believes the cap would endanger Indigenous investments in oil and gas like this one and others the Haisla First Nation is involved with. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)

Indigenous group opposes Liberal government emissions cap policy

Resource Network says policy jeopardizes Indigenous investments in oil and gas projects

Aerial shot of LNG Canada’s Cedar Valley Lodge, which accommodates oil and gas workers on the project site in Kitimat. the Indigenous Resource Network believes the cap would endanger Indigenous investments in oil and gas like this one and others the Haisla First Nation is involved with. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
Greeted by cheering staff, Tour de North participants gather outside Canadian Tire in Williams Lake as they complete their ride. The tour, which started in Fort St. John, saw several challenges including a route change due to the Hudson’s Hope wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Greeted by cheering staff, Tour de North participants gather outside Canadian Tire in Williams Lake as they complete their ride. The tour, which started in Fort St. John, saw several challenges including a route change due to the Hudson’s Hope wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The southbound land of Lahakas Blvd. between Albatross Avenue and Haisla Boulevard will be closed from Sept. 22 to 27 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.. (Black Press file photo)

Kitimat issues alert regarding closure of southbound Lahakas Blvd.

The lane will be closed overnight from Sept. 22 -27 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.; find alternate routes

The southbound land of Lahakas Blvd. between Albatross Avenue and Haisla Boulevard will be closed from Sept. 22 to 27 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.. (Black Press file photo)
The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)

Chilliwack women frightened by unexpected road block

Driving home just after midnight, they came across a man placing pylons in the middle of Bailey Road

The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)
BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)

Five U.S. citizens fined for fishing with barbed hooks near Bella Coola

BC Conservation officers caught them during a patrol of the Dean River

BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

Be wary of cell phone scams, B.C. senior tricked out of $600 warns

A fake customer survey call was how the scammer got an account number

A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)
Alex and Michelle Stoney presented never before seen footage of a giant Chinook Salmon installation made of driftwood near New Hazelton at the Skeena Wild film and photo festival in Terrace on July 15. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Skeena Wild film and photo festival kicks off in Terrace

The event featured a range of short films and photography

Alex and Michelle Stoney presented never before seen footage of a giant Chinook Salmon installation made of driftwood near New Hazelton at the Skeena Wild film and photo festival in Terrace on July 15. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Police are stationed at two Terrace schools today following a social media threat made Sept. 15. (File photo)

Threat results in police presence at two Terrace schools today

Assessment describes threat as ‘low risk’

Police are stationed at two Terrace schools today following a social media threat made Sept. 15. (File photo)
Corporate partner Chris Duffy (left), and head coach Chris Naylor pose in front of the newly unveiled jerseys on Wed. The jerseys will be on full display when the Saax take on the Timbermen Sept. 30.

Excitement builds as the Kitimat Saax unveil their new jerseys

The imagery of the logo is a reflection of the Kitimat community

Corporate partner Chris Duffy (left), and head coach Chris Naylor pose in front of the newly unveiled jerseys on Wed. The jerseys will be on full display when the Saax take on the Timbermen Sept. 30.
Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)

Soul-searching play set in residential school prepares for reconciliation tour in northern B.C.

The Raven Collective’s production of Bunk #7 by Larry Guno kicks off in Terrace Sept.29

Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)