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British Columbians are once again heading to the polls to cast their votes in municipal elections being held across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Kitimat election 2022 sees 3 incumbent councillors and mayor return for another term

Preliminary results also sees two first timer nominees elected to council

British Columbians are once again heading to the polls to cast their votes in municipal elections being held across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Artist’s illustration of the proposed floating Cedar LNG location situated just off the Bish Creek Forest Service Road outside of Kitimat. (Cedar LNG illustration)

Public comment period on Cedar LNG closes; concerns remain

The group says the project does not properly consider upstream emmissions

Artist’s illustration of the proposed floating Cedar LNG location situated just off the Bish Creek Forest Service Road outside of Kitimat. (Cedar LNG illustration)
Smithers saw the sharpest increase in average home sale prices in northern B.C. in the first nine months of 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Kitimat bucks northern home sale price increase trend

Units sold go up in Kitimat as prices decline slightly

Smithers saw the sharpest increase in average home sale prices in northern B.C. in the first nine months of 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
A grizzly bear and its two cubs are seen in the Khutzeymateen Inlet near Prince Rupert, B.C., Friday, June, 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Extremely high number of bear reports in and around Kitimat

Conservation officers are asking residents to be bear aware.

A grizzly bear and its two cubs are seen in the Khutzeymateen Inlet near Prince Rupert, B.C., Friday, June, 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2022 Chilliwack school board election. In the video, Bondar talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)

Chilliwack school board hopeful suing fellow candidate for calling her ‘a striptease artist’

Carin Bondar says the comment made during a Zoom meeting amounts to defamation

Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2022 Chilliwack school board election. In the video, Bondar talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)
Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack senior felt ‘absolute despair’ after Fraser Health no-show

Confined to wheelchair, woman was twice left sitting in incontinence underwear for 20-plus hours

Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
(Keili Bartlett)

Coast Mountain college to offer early childhood education training in Kitimat

The ECE certificate program will host 14 students at the Kitimat campus from Jan. to Dec. 2023

(Keili Bartlett)
Kitimat RCMP officers were among the first responders honoured at an inaugural event organized by the Rotary Club of Kitimat and sponsored by local businesses. (Submitted photo)

First responders recognition event raises funds for Kitimat charities

$4,500 was split between the Kitimat Hospital Foundation and Kid Sport.

Kitimat RCMP officers were among the first responders honoured at an inaugural event organized by the Rotary Club of Kitimat and sponsored by local businesses. (Submitted photo)
Kitimat RCMP and RBC staff held a fraud prevention workshop for Kitimat residents on Oct. 3. (Supplied photo)

RCMP and RBC hold fraud prevention workshop for Kitimat residents

The workshop took place on Oct. 3 at the Kitimat Seniors Centre.

Kitimat RCMP and RBC staff held a fraud prevention workshop for Kitimat residents on Oct. 3. (Supplied photo)
Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Phil Bialobzyski)

‘Business as usual’ amid war in Ukraine

After time, people get inured to the air raid sirens, civilian deaths and bombing

  • Oct 5, 2022
Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Phil Bialobzyski)
The totem pole was raised into place by a crane as people sang and drummed. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Bringing back identity’: Memorial totem pole raised on Orange Shirt Day

Kermode Friendship Society totem pole honours victims and survivors of residential schools

The totem pole was raised into place by a crane as people sang and drummed. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Kitimat RCMP removed 40 impaired drivers off roads between June and October 2022

The police are asking the public to exercise caution and not drink and drive

The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)
View from above of progress on a portion of the LNG Canada terminal in Kitimat. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

PHOTOS: LNG Canada ramps up construction at Kitimat natural gas facility

Liquefied natural gas terminal enters peak construction phase next year

View from above of progress on a portion of the LNG Canada terminal in Kitimat. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Kyle de Medeiros put forward a petition to city council against a damp shelter at the old Elks Hall, sitting behind him are advocates for the shelter including Erica and Robert Davis, Billy Morrison, Steve Burton, Jamie Smith and Tarea Roberge. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

City of Terrace cuts cameras, calls police amid homeless shelter debate

RCMP called to city hall amid petition against southside shelter

Kyle de Medeiros put forward a petition to city council against a damp shelter at the old Elks Hall, sitting behind him are advocates for the shelter including Erica and Robert Davis, Billy Morrison, Steve Burton, Jamie Smith and Tarea Roberge. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
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

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

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

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)
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)