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The 14.5 ft Grizzly bear stands watch over the Oviatt Bike Park in Kitimat. (Supplied photo)

Massive steel sculpture in Kitimat’s Oviatt Bike Park celebrates community and place

Sculpture created by Terrace-based photographer, artist and blacksmith, Steve Rogers

  • Oct 27, 2022
The 14.5 ft Grizzly bear stands watch over the Oviatt Bike Park in Kitimat. (Supplied photo)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills in Terrace last November. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills in Terrace last November. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Mining operations at Brucejack remain suspended until further notice following the death of a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)

Fatality confirmed at Brucejack gold mine

Mining operations at Newcrest Mining site remain suspended pending an investigation

Mining operations at Brucejack remain suspended until further notice following the death of a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)
Hwy 16 was closed briefly overnight and but is now reopened with water pooling still a concern between 38 and 51 kilometres west of Terrace. (Facebook photo)

Hwy 16 reopens to two-lane traffic following closure due to flooding

An atmospheric river dumped up to 100 mm of rain on sections of the North Coast yesterday and today

Hwy 16 was closed briefly overnight and but is now reopened with water pooling still a concern between 38 and 51 kilometres west of Terrace. (Facebook photo)
A Russian bomb lands in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Phil Bialobzyski)

Dispatch from Ukraine: The war has returned to Kyiv

The feeling in Kyiv is nebulous, like some faceless entity actively trying to take your life

  • Oct 27, 2022
A Russian bomb lands in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Phil Bialobzyski)
Eric Stubbs, who was at one time the commanding officer of the Terrace RCMP detachment, will be in charge of the Ottawa police force. (Photo courtesy Ottawa Police Service)

Former Terrace RCMP inspector becomes top cop in Ottawa

Eric Stubbs was in Terrace for six years

Eric Stubbs, who was at one time the commanding officer of the Terrace RCMP detachment, will be in charge of the Ottawa police force. (Photo courtesy Ottawa Police Service)
Rick Boehm, Thornhill and regional district fire chief, with the department’s new ladder truck. (File photo)

Remote northwest B.C. community left without a fire department due to volunteer shortage

Almost 200 homes in Dease Lake will have to fend for themselves in case of fire

Rick Boehm, Thornhill and regional district fire chief, with the department’s new ladder truck. (File photo)
Area affected by heavy rainfall warning for North Coast, Central Coast, Coastal Inland and Haida Gwaii. (Environment Canada graphic)

Atmospheric river set to dump up to 100mm of rain on North/Central Coast with high winds

Winds of up to 110 km per hour expected on exposed areas of Central Coast

Area affected by heavy rainfall warning for North Coast, Central Coast, Coastal Inland and Haida Gwaii. (Environment Canada graphic)
Mining operations at Brucejack suspended until further notice after critical incident involving a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)
Mining operations at Brucejack suspended until further notice after critical incident involving a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)
Vehicles in the parking lot between the Sunshine Inn and CIBC on Fourth Avenue in Smithers burn early Wednesday morning. (Contributed photo)

Arson suspected after 4 RCMP cruisers, ambulance set on fire near Smithers hotel

RCMP say it appears to be targeted attack on emergency services vehicles

Vehicles in the parking lot between the Sunshine Inn and CIBC on Fourth Avenue in Smithers burn early Wednesday morning. (Contributed photo)
Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)

Wild B.C. population of critically endangered spotted owl jumps from 1 to 4

Conservation made possible due to partnership between Spuzzum First Nation and provincial government

Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)
Electric vehicle charging stations are coming to the Kasiks Wilderness Resort on Hwy16. (Staff photo)

More electric vehicle charging stations coming to the northwest

Subsidies ease cost of installations in Thornhill, Kitimat and on Hwy16

Electric vehicle charging stations are coming to the Kasiks Wilderness Resort on Hwy16. (Staff photo)
Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)

List of B.C.’s ‘scariest and least-wanted trick-or-treaters’ unveiled with actors

Crime Stoppers offers reward of up to $5,000 for anonymous information that leads to an arrest

Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Fair-goers play games at the Lakes District Fall Fair in Burns Lake before the pandemic. The fair received $12,000 in support from the Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society. (Lakes District News file photo)

Four community building projects receive funding in Nechako region

Funding for a community hall, easing veterinary shortages, fall fair and fixing algae blooms

Fair-goers play games at the Lakes District Fall Fair in Burns Lake before the pandemic. The fair received $12,000 in support from the Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society. (Lakes District News file photo)
Corporate partner Chris Duffy (left), and head coach Chris Naylor pose in front of the newly unveiled jerseys on Sept. 14. The jerseys will be on full display when the Saax take on the Timbermen this season. (Supplied photo)

Kitimat Saax to play against Burns Lake Timbermen on Oct.29

Inaugural game of the GMHL junior hockey season will be held at Tamitik Arena

Corporate partner Chris Duffy (left), and head coach Chris Naylor pose in front of the newly unveiled jerseys on Sept. 14. The jerseys will be on full display when the Saax take on the Timbermen this season. (Supplied photo)
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)

Night hunting near Williams Lake leads to 3 arrests, seizure of 5 dead deer, guns and truck

The individuals were hunting with high powered lights

  • Oct 24, 2022
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)
A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)

Hwy 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace closed due to rockslide

Rocks in the road and damage from the slide will have the road closed at least until Sunday morning

A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)
Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat manager Carman Hendry said the rout will help serve the region with a first-class flight schedule. (Quinn Bender/Terrace Standard)

WestJet to bring back direct Terrace-Calgary flights in December

The service will cut the travel time between Terrace and Calgary to just over two hours

Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat manager Carman Hendry said the rout will help serve the region with a first-class flight schedule. (Quinn Bender/Terrace Standard)
Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)

Archaeology crews unearth fire pit, roasting pit at Williams Lake mall excavation site

‘The roasting pit is super significant because we rarely find them,’ said Whitney Spearing.

Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)
A Co-op Gas Bar. (Ian Down/Black Press Media)

Four Rivers Co-op buys, rebrands 10 Husky gas bars across northern B.C.

First time for Co-op brand gas bars in Kitimat and Williams Lake

A Co-op Gas Bar. (Ian Down/Black Press Media)
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