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Former Coast Mountain College president Justin Kohlman flanked by college board vice chair David Try and college board chair Nicole Halbauer. (Coast Mountain College Photo)
Coast Mountain College president Justin Kohlman, flanked by college board vice chair David Try and college board chair Nicole Halbauer, has resigned, sparking a search for a replacement. (Coast Mountain College Photo)

Search starts for new Coast Mountain College president

Executive recruiting firm needs to be hired

Draft of Haisla Nation Council’s Land Use Plan ready for members’ review. (Photo Taken/Haisla Nation Council’s website)

Haisla Nation Council looking for feedback on Draft of Land Use Plan

The draft is a document that shows how reserves are to be used

The 62nd All Native Basketball Tournament for Feb. 2021 has been cancelled. Port Simpson Strike Force battles the Haida Gwaii team in the 2020 61st ANBT at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre in Prince Rupert. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Shooting for nothing but net with All Native Basketball Tournament return

Tournament set to begin Feb. 13, 2022, may be extended longer than a week if demand exists

To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)
Terrace recorded 54 new COVID-19 cases between Oct. 3 to Oct. 9, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

Terrace records spike in new COVID-19 cases

Dr. Bonnie Henry said public health leaders are “very concerned” about the situation in the north

Terrace recorded 54 new COVID-19 cases between Oct. 3 to Oct. 9, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
A Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School plays at the 2019 Telethon. (Photo Submitted/Jean Nidd)

Performances announced for Kitimat Aluminum City Telethon

A variety of performers will be on display on October 24

A Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School plays at the 2019 Telethon. (Photo Submitted/Jean Nidd)
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time through Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club(Photo From/Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club Facebook)

Northwest Francophone organization hosts murder mystery fundraiser in Kitimat

Local fundraiser set to go ahead on October 30 beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time through Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club(Photo From/Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club Facebook)
Prominent northwest B.C. artist, Stan Bevan receives lifetime achievement award from the BC Achievement Foundation. (Photo courtesy, Coast Mountain College)
Prominent northwest B.C. artist, Stan Bevan receives lifetime achievement award from the BC Achievement Foundation. (Photo courtesy, Coast Mountain College)
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)
The District of Kitimat has expanded its mandatory mask requirement in municipal facilities to include everyone aged five and older. (Black Press File Photo)

District of Kitimat expands mask mandate to people aged five and above

Those above the age of five visiting municipal buildings will be required to wear a mask

The District of Kitimat has expanded its mandatory mask requirement in municipal facilities to include everyone aged five and older. (Black Press File Photo)
An MMIWG activist kneels near the Highway of Tears Memorial totem pole on Hwy 16, near Kitsumkalum. Two locally produced films from northwest B.C. shed light on the MMIWG issue and activists involved. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
An MMIWG activist kneels near the Highway of Tears Memorial totem pole on Hwy 16, near Kitsumkalum. Two locally produced films from northwest B.C. shed light on the MMIWG issue and activists involved. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
An access code is required from the flyer in order to participate (Photo by/District of Kitimat)

District of Kitimat conducting survey to better understand community needs

A flyer has been sent out to select residents to participate in the survey

An access code is required from the flyer in order to participate (Photo by/District of Kitimat)
Workers standing near the boring machine which is 190-metres-long with a diameter of more than six metres. (Photo Supplied/Rio Tinto)

Rio Tinto marks a major milestone in Kemano T2 hydropower project

Tunnel boring machine cut through 7.6 kilometres of rock over the past 30 months

Workers standing near the boring machine which is 190-metres-long with a diameter of more than six metres. (Photo Supplied/Rio Tinto)
Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

BC Search and Rescue groups warning against use of What3Words app

UK-based app uses three words, instead of longitude and latitude, to locate someone

Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
The District of Kitimat is looking for feedback on an upcoming concept plan (Photo From/District of Kitimat website)
The District of Kitimat is looking for feedback on an upcoming concept plan (Photo From/District of Kitimat website)
The northwest’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.8 per cent in August to 7.9 per cent in September 2020, but is still highest of the seven regions in B.C. in which Statistics Canada gathers information. (Black Press Media file photo)

Northwest B.C. jobless rate drops slightly

Unemployment rate still the highest in the province

The northwest’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.8 per cent in August to 7.9 per cent in September 2020, but is still highest of the seven regions in B.C. in which Statistics Canada gathers information. (Black Press Media file photo)
All LNG Canada staff will need to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 30, 2021. (Black Press Media/File Photo)

LNG Canada adopting mandatory vaccination program

Full vaccination status for employees will need to be confirmed by Nov. 30

All LNG Canada staff will need to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 30, 2021. (Black Press Media/File Photo)
Kitimat Chamber of Commerce Jointly hosting virtual event to teach about council (Black Press Media/ File Photo)

Event aimed at teaching about the ins and outs of council set for Oct. 14

People will be able to register online for the event and receive a Microsoft Teams link

Kitimat Chamber of Commerce Jointly hosting virtual event to teach about council (Black Press Media/ File Photo)
Average home prices in Kitimat were $380,238 this year (Black Press Media/File Photo)

Report: Terrace has the highest average house price in northern B.C.

Near-record sales and record low inventory is driving prices to new heights in 2021

Average home prices in Kitimat were $380,238 this year (Black Press Media/File 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)