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The Prince Rupert Elections Canada Office can be found at 125 First Ave. W., suite 115. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The Prince Rupert Elections Canada Office can be found at 125 First Ave. W., suite 115. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre on Sept.7, 2021 for the all candidates debate. From left to right: Adeana Young (Green Party, on screen), Jody Craven (PPC), Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Rod Taylor (CHP) and Claire Rattée (CPC). (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)

VIDEO: Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates spar over northwest issues during debate

Event featured five of six candidates for Sept. 20 federal election

Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre on Sept.7, 2021 for the all candidates debate. From left to right: Adeana Young (Green Party, on screen), Jody Craven (PPC), Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Rod Taylor (CHP) and Claire Rattée (CPC). (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)
A report of an earthquake off the Kitimat coastline yesterday proved to be a computer glitch. (Jules Jelev file Photo)

Seismologist says computer glitch led to false reports about earthquake in B.C.

Deleted American report of quake near Kitimat a computer glitch, Canadian official says

A report of an earthquake off the Kitimat coastline yesterday proved to be a computer glitch. (Jules Jelev file Photo)
View of the Kitimat River at the Lower Dyke, with two men headed out to fish on June 21, 2020. The DFO is urging people not to drive in the Kitimat River, as vehicles can damage salmon and their habitats. (Black Press Media file photo)

DFO warns of danger to salmon from people driving through Kitimat River

Off-road vehicles can squish, bury and beach fish eggs and fry

View of the Kitimat River at the Lower Dyke, with two men headed out to fish on June 21, 2020. The DFO is urging people not to drive in the Kitimat River, as vehicles can damage salmon and their habitats. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rio Tinto aluminum smelter employees strike at at one of the picket lines set up out the facility’s entrance in Kitimat on Aug.5. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

Kitimat strike negotiations to continue next week

A team will head to the smelter to review restart plans for halted production

Rio Tinto aluminum smelter employees strike at at one of the picket lines set up out the facility’s entrance in Kitimat on Aug.5. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Very weak La Niña conditions are predicted for affect the north west coast this winter. (File photo)
Very weak La Niña conditions are predicted for affect the north west coast this winter. (File photo)
Health officials are encouraging people across northern B.C. to get vaccinated as soon as possible. (File photo)
Health officials are encouraging people across northern B.C. to get vaccinated as soon as possible. (File photo)
Pictured here, Haisla Chief Councillor Crystal Smith and members of the Haisla Nation at the flag raising ceremony held in Kitimat on Sept.1. The District of Kitimat raised an orange flag in recognition of Canada’s first National Truth and Reconciliation Day on Sept. 30. (Ellis Ross/Facebook)
Pictured here, Haisla Chief Councillor Crystal Smith and members of the Haisla Nation at the flag raising ceremony held in Kitimat on Sept.1. The District of Kitimat raised an orange flag in recognition of Canada’s first National Truth and Reconciliation Day on Sept. 30. (Ellis Ross/Facebook)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
Category 2 and 3 fire bans are being lifted in the Northwest Fire Centre starting on Sept. 7, 2021. (Pixabay photo)

Northwest Fire Centre lifting ban on Category 2 and Category 3 fires Sept. 7

People are urged to exercise caution with any outdoor burning

Category 2 and 3 fire bans are being lifted in the Northwest Fire Centre starting on Sept. 7, 2021. (Pixabay photo)
Skeena–Bulkley Valley candidates 2021 from left to right: Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (People’s Party), Claire Rattée (Conservative), Rod Taylor (Christian Heritage Party), Adeana Young (Green Party) and Lakhwinder Jhaj (Liberal). (Black Press Media composite image)
Skeena–Bulkley Valley candidates 2021 from left to right: Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (People’s Party), Claire Rattée (Conservative), Rod Taylor (Christian Heritage Party), Adeana Young (Green Party) and Lakhwinder Jhaj (Liberal). (Black Press Media composite image)
Pietro Adamo (pictured) succumbed to his injuries on October 15, 2020 after an alleged assault at a residential complex in Houston. Nearly a year later, RCMP announced Devin Joseph of Vanderhoof has been arrested on manslaughter charges. (RCMP handout photo)

Vanderhoof man charged in 2020 Houston homicide

Devin Joseph facing manslaughter charges for the death of Pietro Adamo

Pietro Adamo (pictured) succumbed to his injuries on October 15, 2020 after an alleged assault at a residential complex in Houston. Nearly a year later, RCMP announced Devin Joseph of Vanderhoof has been arrested on manslaughter charges. (RCMP handout photo)
PPC candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Jody Craven was scheduled to be transferred to Prince Rupert from Smithers for surgery on Aug. 31. (Contributed photo)
PPC candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Jody Craven was scheduled to be transferred to Prince Rupert from Smithers for surgery on Aug. 31. (Contributed photo)
A photo of Lakhwinder Jhaj, from an opinion column for Abbotsford News on Oct. 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
A photo of Lakhwinder Jhaj, from an opinion column for Abbotsford News on Oct. 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kitimat Fire Department responding to a fire at Kuldo Apartments in Kitimat during the evening on Aug. 27, 2021. (Misty Johnsen/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
Kitimat Fire Department responding to a fire at Kuldo Apartments in Kitimat during the evening on Aug. 27, 2021. (Misty Johnsen/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
The Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service responded to a large structure fire Aug. 27 in an apartment building located at 730 Kuldo Blvd. Crews were first called at 5:36 p.m., and according to the Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service there were people trapped inside the building when firefighters arrived. There were 13 to 15 firefighters at the scene fighting the fire. Ambulances from Kitimat and Terrace attended the scene, and Kitimat RCMP closed Kuldo Blvd. to regular traffic. The District of Kitimat set up an Emergency Reception Centre at Riverlodge for tenants who could not return to their homes, and others in the area needing shelter from smoke exposure. According to a Haisla Nation media release , clothing donations can be dropped off at Riverlodge from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and cash donations for those affected by the fire are being handled by the Kitimat Rotary Club. “Haisla Nation staff are in touch with all tenants of the buildings to better understand their needs in the days, weeks and months ahead,” the release stated. “Once we have compiled a list of exactly what would benefit these tenants, we will share a list of useful items for donations once we know more.” The Haisla Nation Council purchased the Kuldo Apartments from Kuldo Suites Inc. in 2019.

UPDATE: Fire, ambulance crews respond to Kitimat apartment fire

Emergency Reception Centre set up for evacuees of 730 Kuldo Blvd.

Kitimat Fire Department responding to a fire at Kuldo Apartments in Kitimat during the evening on Aug. 27, 2021. (Misty Johnsen/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
Kitimat Fire Department responding to a fire at Kuldo Apartments in Kitimat during the evening on Aug. 27, 2021. (Misty Johnsen/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
The Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service responded to a large structure fire Aug. 27 in an apartment building located at 730 Kuldo Blvd. Crews were first called at 5:36 p.m., and according to the Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service there were people trapped inside the building when firefighters arrived. There were 13 to 15 firefighters at the scene fighting the fire. Ambulances from Kitimat and Terrace attended the scene, and Kitimat RCMP closed Kuldo Blvd. to regular traffic. The District of Kitimat set up an Emergency Reception Centre at Riverlodge for tenants who could not return to their homes, and others in the area needing shelter from smoke exposure. According to a Haisla Nation media release , clothing donations can be dropped off at Riverlodge from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and cash donations for those affected by the fire are being handled by the Kitimat Rotary Club. “Haisla Nation staff are in touch with all tenants of the buildings to better understand their needs in the days, weeks and months ahead,” the release stated. “Once we have compiled a list of exactly what would benefit these tenants, we will share a list of useful items for donations once we know more.” The Haisla Nation Council purchased the Kuldo Apartments from Kuldo Suites Inc. in 2019.
Unifor Local 2301 members outside of the Rio Tinto smelter on July 26, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Rio Tinto, Unifor resume negotiations to resolve month-long Kitimat smelter strike

The strike between Rio Tinto and its 950 unionized employees represented by Unifor Local 2301 began on July 25

Unifor Local 2301 members outside of the Rio Tinto smelter on July 26, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file

Rising number of Kootenay real estate sales to out of region buyers

Most out of region buyers from Lower Mainland and Alberta

Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file
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)
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)