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The Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre in Masset, at the northern end of Haida Gwaii. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Masset’s emergency service faces potential closures

The village’s council was kept in the dark until recently, mayor Sheri Disney said

Work to fix the McConnell Crescent landslide has started with plans to finish end of April. (Submitted photo/McElhanney)

Work finally starts on Terrace landslide fix

Work on McConnell Crescent landslide fix to finish this spring, contractor says

A mainstay employer in Terrace, Skeena Sawmills, is closing for an extended period of time as of Feb. 8. (file photo)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills at Terrace on Nov. 26, 2021. (File photo)

Skeena Sawmills in Terrace announces temporary closure

High operating costs, low prices cited as factors

The 37 Grille in Kitwanga fully engulfed in flames Feb. 3. (Facebook photo).

No one injured in Kitwanga restaurant fire that destroys popular eatery

‘Utterly heartbreaking’: Carley Faulkner on watching her business turn to ash

The 37 Grille in Kitwanga fully engulfed in flames Feb. 3. (Facebook photo).
Man dead, another in hospital after two seperate head-on collisions Wednesday. (File photo)

1 man dead, 1 badly injured in 2 head-on collisions Wednesday: Terrace RCMP

2 separate cars drove into oncoming trucks within less than 2 hours on different roadways

Man dead, another in hospital after two seperate head-on collisions Wednesday. (File photo)
UNBC’s nursing program is expanding with a new location in Prince George (Submitted photo)
UNBC’s nursing program is expanding with a new location in Prince George (Submitted photo)
Toxic drug alerts can now be received via texts in northern B.C. (File photo)
Toxic drug alerts can now be received via texts in northern B.C. (File photo)
A First Nations house post, shown in a handout photo, is being returned to its home in B.C. after 138 years, including spending the last two decades in storage at Harvard University in Massachusetts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Gitxaala Nation

Return of house post connecting Gitxaala to their ancestors emotional for north coast Nation

Post has been shipped from Harvard University, expected to arrive in Prince Rupert next month

A First Nations house post, shown in a handout photo, is being returned to its home in B.C. after 138 years, including spending the last two decades in storage at Harvard University in Massachusetts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Gitxaala Nation
Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)

Penticton senior missing for 5 days; police call for dash-cam footage

Police are also asking to leave the search to the experts due to difficult terrain, cold weather

Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)
Water flowing through the Clore River work area where Coastal GasLink contractors are digging a trench for a pipeline crossing. (Photo courtesy the Suzuki Foundation)

New fish habitat damage allegations levelled at northwest B.C. pipeline project

Coastal GasLink opponents say water overflowed a dam on Clore River due to inadequate safeguards

Water flowing through the Clore River work area where Coastal GasLink contractors are digging a trench for a pipeline crossing. (Photo courtesy the Suzuki Foundation)
Northern Escape Heli Skiing offers an exclusive package to super rich clients who spend the day skiing and are lodged at the secluded Skeena River Ranch. (Submitted photo)

Heli-ski resort for the super rich pushes back amid public scrutiny

Massive $15M northwest B.C. property sits on ranching land that owners are reviving

Northern Escape Heli Skiing offers an exclusive package to super rich clients who spend the day skiing and are lodged at the secluded Skeena River Ranch. (Submitted photo)
A toxic and illicit drug supply is increasing the number of drug overdose deaths in Terrace and area making the city rank second in the province per capita. (Black Press file photo)

Overdose drug deaths climb in Terrace

Only a portion of Vancouver ranks higher in deaths based on population

A toxic and illicit drug supply is increasing the number of drug overdose deaths in Terrace and area making the city rank second in the province per capita. (Black Press file photo)
A pedestrian was hit near the intersection of Lakelse Avenue and Sparks Street. (File photo)
A pedestrian was hit near the intersection of Lakelse Avenue and Sparks Street. (File photo)
Steelhead Park in downtown Houston, B.C. (File photo)

Houston mayor asks for calm in face of mill closure

‘We’ve been through this before,’ says Shane Brienen

Steelhead Park in downtown Houston, B.C. (File photo)
Dogs at the Kitimat Community Humane Society. July 2, 2020. Photo by Clare Rayment.

Senior dog adoption event at Kitimat Pet Valu, meet your new best friend

Three to five senior pups will be availible for adoption Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dogs at the Kitimat Community Humane Society. July 2, 2020. Photo by Clare Rayment.
Canfor announced Jan. 25 it is closing its Houston sawmill but has a plan, if approved, to build a new one. (Black Press file photo)

MLA calls for strong response following Houston mill closure announcement

Support needed for workers, local government, says John Rustad

Canfor announced Jan. 25 it is closing its Houston sawmill but has a plan, if approved, to build a new one. (Black Press file photo)
Non-functional, unsecured sediment fence allows contaminated water to flow through. (Photo courtesy of EAO)

$213K fine issued to Coastal GasLink pipeline for environmental breach near Kitimat

Environmental Assessment Office issued penalty for non-compliance with environmental regulations

Non-functional, unsecured sediment fence allows contaminated water to flow through. (Photo courtesy of EAO)
Canfor is closing its Houston sawmill in April, calling the move temporary pending a decision to build a new one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canfor closing its Houston mill in April

Closure being called ‘temporary’ pending decision to build a new facility

Canfor is closing its Houston sawmill in April, calling the move temporary pending a decision to build a new one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Missing man Leon Sinclair is now officially on the RCMP wanted list. (Photo courtesy the RCMP)

Missing man now wanted by RCMP

Leon Sinclair reported to have been in Prince Rupert and Terrace

Missing man Leon Sinclair is now officially on the RCMP wanted list. (Photo courtesy the RCMP)
The level crossing, which features a twisty ‘s’ curve for traffic crossing over CN’s tracks, is the last of its kind along Hwy 16 within B.C. (Rod Link/Terrace Standard)
The level crossing, which features a twisty ‘s’ curve for traffic crossing over CN’s tracks, is the last of its kind along Hwy 16 within B.C. (Rod Link/Terrace Standard)
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