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A Situation Table to support vulnerable people was proposed for Kitimat in April, earlier this year. (Black Press file photo)

Kitimat Situation Table gets $45,000 provincial funding to go ahead

The grant comes from Crime Reduction and Gang Outreach unit under Minister Mike Farnworth

A Situation Table to support vulnerable people was proposed for Kitimat in April, earlier this year. (Black Press file photo)
FILE – A voting package for the 2018 electoral reform referendum. Vote-by-mail packages for the 2020 provincial election will look similar, according to information provided by Elections BC. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)

How to vote on or before Sept. 20

Mail-in ballots are expected to be taken up by millions of voters

FILE – A voting package for the 2018 electoral reform referendum. Vote-by-mail packages for the 2020 provincial election will look similar, according to information provided by Elections BC. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)
Kitimat recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases between Aug. 8 to Aug. 14. New cases in Terrace doubled compared to the previous week. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases hit double-digits in Kitimat

Cases in Terrace doubled compared to last week

Kitimat recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases between Aug. 8 to Aug. 14. New cases in Terrace doubled compared to the previous week. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
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.
Rio Tinto workers on strike in Kitimat pictured on July 28. As the strike enters its fourth week, officials from Rio Tinto and Unifor Local 23o1 will meet in Vancouver next week to see if negotiations can be renewed. ( Black Press file photo)
Rio Tinto workers on strike in Kitimat pictured on July 28. As the strike enters its fourth week, officials from Rio Tinto and Unifor Local 23o1 will meet in Vancouver next week to see if negotiations can be renewed. ( Black Press file photo)
The Northwest Regional Airport recently received a new Aebi Schmidt jet sweeper, pictured on Aug. 17, 2021, that is more efficient than the airport’s current equipment. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

New runway sweeper arrives at Northwest Regional Airport

The Aebi Schmidt jet sweeper uses a blade, brush and blower to remove contaminants from the runway

The Northwest Regional Airport recently received a new Aebi Schmidt jet sweeper, pictured on Aug. 17, 2021, that is more efficient than the airport’s current equipment. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Ships seen here in the Douglas Channel, Kitimat. The captain of a Norwegian cargo ship MV Indiana, trapped at RTA Terminal B dock since July 17, is calling on the the union and Rio Tinto to let it be refuelled. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Ships seen here in the Douglas Channel, Kitimat. The captain of a Norwegian cargo ship MV Indiana, trapped at RTA Terminal B dock since July 17, is calling on the the union and Rio Tinto to let it be refuelled. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
A CF-18 of the Royal Canadian Air Force is flying over northwestern B.C. today. (Royal Canadian Air Force photo)

CF-18 flying over northwestern B.C. today

Part of a salute to health care and other front line workers

A CF-18 of the Royal Canadian Air Force is flying over northwestern B.C. today. (Royal Canadian Air Force photo)
The CF-18 demo team will conduct a fly past over northwest B.C. to recognize the efforts of frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Derek Heyes/ CF-18 Demo team)

CF-18 Demo Team to fly over Prince Rupert, Terrace and Smithers this afternoon

Starting 12:30 p.m. Aug. 14, a CF-18 hornet will pass over all the hospitals in tribute to frontline workers

The CF-18 demo team will conduct a fly past over northwest B.C. to recognize the efforts of frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Derek Heyes/ CF-18 Demo team)
Caitlin, Northern Health nurse, prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by mixing the vaccine with saline solution. Terrace’s vaccination rate lags behind the provincial average and most other northwest LHAs. (Black Press Media file photo)

New COVID-19 cases in northwest B.C. on the rise

Second dose vaccination rate in much of northwest below provincial average

Caitlin, Northern Health nurse, prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by mixing the vaccine with saline solution. Terrace’s vaccination rate lags behind the provincial average and most other northwest LHAs. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Hot temperatures forecast for Terrace, Kitimat this week

Special weather statement issued, temperatures are expected to reach up to 28 C Aug. 11 to 14

(Black Press file photo)
A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alberta. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alberta. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Residents gathered at Centennial Park in Kitimat ahead of a rally dubbed ‘save the northwest’ on August 5, 2021. People at the gathering called for Rio Tinto and Unifor Local 2301 to resume negotiations to resolve the labour disputes that led to a strike at the smelting facility. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

Citizens rally to ‘save the northwest’ amidst Rio Tinto Kitimat strike

In wake of economic disruptions residents call on Rio Tinto and Unifor Local 2310 to resume negotiation

Residents gathered at Centennial Park in Kitimat ahead of a rally dubbed ‘save the northwest’ on August 5, 2021. People at the gathering called for Rio Tinto and Unifor Local 2301 to resume negotiations to resolve the labour disputes that led to a strike at the smelting facility. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC on July 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

Kitimat council urges Rio Tinto and union to return to bargaining

City of Terrace, MP Taylor Bachrach have also signed letter

Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC on July 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
Flames consume a home on Highway 89 as the Dixie Fire tears through the Greenville community of Plumas County, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

‘We lost Greenville.’ Wildfire decimates California town

California’s largest current wildfire has blackened more than 1,305 square kilometres

Flames consume a home on Highway 89 as the Dixie Fire tears through the Greenville community of Plumas County, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Kitimat has an 87 per cent first dose vaccination rate for people over 12 years old, Terrace’s rate is 75 per cent. Both LHAs reported two new cases during the week of July 25 to 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Terrace, Kitimat each report 2 new COVID-19 cases

Kitimat’s vaccination rate leads the northwest, Terrace still lagging behind: BCCDC

Kitimat has an 87 per cent first dose vaccination rate for people over 12 years old, Terrace’s rate is 75 per cent. Both LHAs reported two new cases during the week of July 25 to 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Michael Lee, Vancouver-Langara MLA, B.C. Liberal transportation critic and BC Liberal leadership candidate speaks in the legislature, March 10, 2021. Lee visited Terrace Aug. 2-3 as part of his province-wide leadership tour. (Hansard TV)

BC Liberal leadership candidate talks northwest issues

Vancouver-Langara BC Liberal MLA Michael Lee visited Terrace Aug. 2-3

Michael Lee, Vancouver-Langara MLA, B.C. Liberal transportation critic and BC Liberal leadership candidate speaks in the legislature, March 10, 2021. Lee visited Terrace Aug. 2-3 as part of his province-wide leadership tour. (Hansard TV)
Jordaine Weber is a million dollars richer after playing Lotto Max. (BCLC photo)

Fraser Lake man wins cool million

Jordaine Weber scores $1 million Maxmillion prize

Jordaine Weber is a million dollars richer after playing Lotto Max. (BCLC photo)
Rio Tinto workers on strike in Kitimat pictured on July 28. As the strike enters its second week with negotiations stalled, Skeena MLA Ellis Ross is calling on the province of B.C. to intervene and encourage dialogue. ( Black Press file photo)
Rio Tinto workers on strike in Kitimat pictured on July 28. As the strike enters its second week with negotiations stalled, Skeena MLA Ellis Ross is calling on the province of B.C. to intervene and encourage dialogue. ( Black Press file photo)
Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Nine-year-old Chilliwack girl presents Lytton mayor with $3,440 from lemonade sales

Emily Loewen’s donation may be used to help re-stock the Lytton library once it’s rebuilt

Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)