Binny Paul, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

A photo of Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC, in July . (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Tentative deal reached in 2-month-old Kitimat aluminum strike

Rio Tinto and Unifor Local 2301 reach collective labour agreement for Kitimat BC Works smelter

A photo of Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC, in July . (Jacob Lubberts photo)
A photo of Linda LeFranc who was brutally murdered in Terrace, in Dec.1998. Her murderer Christopher Alexander was given a life sentence, was released on day parole near Prince George on Sept. 13. (Photo courtesy Anita Johnston)

Man convicted for 1998 murder in Terrace released on day parole near Prince George

Victim’s sister appalled by parole board’s decision to release Christopher Alexander

A photo of Linda LeFranc who was brutally murdered in Terrace, in Dec.1998. Her murderer Christopher Alexander was given a life sentence, was released on day parole near Prince George on Sept. 13. (Photo courtesy Anita Johnston)
A photo of work in progress in 2019 on the Coastal Gas Link pipe which is meant to carry natural gas from Dawson Creek to the LNG Canada facility in Kitimat. (File photo)

Conservative candidate refuses to sign pledge as it may contravene Elections Act

Wet’suwet’en Gidimt’en clan asking candidates to commit to not provide federal funding for LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink

A photo of work in progress in 2019 on the Coastal Gas Link pipe which is meant to carry natural gas from Dawson Creek to the LNG Canada facility in Kitimat. (File photo)
Liberal candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Lakhvinder Jhaj, on a visit to the riding form Sept. 14-16 (Black Press file photo)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley’s Liberal candidate pops up in the riding 5 days before polling

Lakhwinder Jhaj will be visiting Prince Rupert and Terrace from Sept. 14-16

Liberal candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Lakhvinder Jhaj, on a visit to the riding form Sept. 14-16 (Black Press file photo)
The protest organized by Matriarchs in Training took place outside the Terrace RCMP detachment on Eby st. ( Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

VIDEO: Terrace group confronts RCMP, condemns police actions at Fairy Creek blockade

Terrace-based Matriarchs in Training protested in solidarity with groups across B.C. on Aug 23

The protest organized by Matriarchs in Training took place outside the Terrace RCMP detachment on Eby st. ( Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
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 all candidates debate to be held on Sept. 7 in Terrace

The event will be streamed live from the R.E.M. Lee Theatre at 7 p.m.

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)
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)

People’s Party candidate for Skeena–Bulkley Valley to be medevaced to Prince Rupert for surgery

Jody Craven says campaign not suspended and expects to be back on the ground soon

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)

Liberals choose Lower Mainland resident as Skeena — Bulkley Valley candidate for federal election

Lakhwinder Jhaj has formerly been involved in Lower Mainland provincial politics

A photo of Lakhwinder Jhaj, from an opinion column for Abbotsford News on Oct. 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
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)

Foreign cargo ship stranded without refuelling options due to Northwest B.C. smelter strike

As captain calls for kindness, local fuel suppliers in Kitimat afraid to cross union picket lines

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)
An empty supermarket inside the mall building. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

Northern B.C.’s famed abandoned town preserved in time awaits its turn

Kitsault’s owner Krishnan Suthanthiran still interested in his plans for a dedicated energy corridor

An empty supermarket inside the mall building. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Kitselas administration office, in Gitaus. The First Nation’s 2019 land use plan was won a national excellence award. (Kitselas First Nation)

Northwest B.C. First Nation project bags national award for land use planning

Kitselas First Nation’s 2019 land use plan wins excellence award from Canadian Institute of Planners

Kitselas administration office, in Gitaus. The First Nation’s 2019 land use plan was won a national excellence award. (Kitselas First Nation)
Community volunteers in Lillooet receive the supplies brought in by Jessica McCallum-Miller (far left) and Gladys Radek (far right). (Photo courtesy Gladys Radek)

Northwest B.C. activists, non-profits send supplies for mothers and babies affected by wildfires

Indigenous activists from Terrace drove down to Lillooet with relief supplies for wildfire evacuees

Community volunteers in Lillooet receive the supplies brought in by Jessica McCallum-Miller (far left) and Gladys Radek (far right). (Photo courtesy Gladys Radek)
Gwaii Haanas National Park which opened to Haida locals on June 7 will also be open for off-island visitors from July 1. (Parks Canada photo)

Fully vaccinated tourists welcomed back to Haida Gwaii after year of pandemic visitor ban

Visitors required to sign ‘Haida Gwaii visitor pledge’ prior to visit

Gwaii Haanas National Park which opened to Haida locals on June 7 will also be open for off-island visitors from July 1. (Parks Canada photo)
Gwaii Haanas National Park which opened to Haida locals on June 7 will also be open for off-island visitors from July 1. (Parks Canada photo)

Haida Gwaii set to welcome visitors starting July 1

Visitors required to sign ‘Haida Gwaii visitor pledge’ prior to visit

Gwaii Haanas National Park which opened to Haida locals on June 7 will also be open for off-island visitors from July 1. (Parks Canada photo)
Skeena B.C. Liberal MLA Ellis Ross at a gathering in Terrace on June 21. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

Canada Day shouldn’t be cancelled, instead focus on uniting: Indigenous MLA Ellis Ross

The former Haisla Nation chief calls on leaders to be careful with their language and not inspire hate and violence

Skeena B.C. Liberal MLA Ellis Ross at a gathering in Terrace on June 21. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Naomi Bracken, mother of 39-year-old Joshua Benson who died in August last year, has filed a lawsuit against Northern Health accusing them of medical negligence at Kitimat General Hospital. ( Black Press file photo)

Indigenous woman files lawsuit against Northern Health citing medical negligence in son’s death

Naomi Bracken’s lawsuit is the second one filed against Northern Health’s Kitimat General Hospital this year

Naomi Bracken, mother of 39-year-old Joshua Benson who died in August last year, has filed a lawsuit against Northern Health accusing them of medical negligence at Kitimat General Hospital. ( Black Press file photo)
The Walmart store along Highway 16 will be removing its traditional belt checkout lines and offering a “100 per cent self-checkout” option to customers. (Black Press File Photo)

Walmart getting rid of human cashiers at B.C. store as part of pilot project

And preparing online grocery purchase service

The Walmart store along Highway 16 will be removing its traditional belt checkout lines and offering a “100 per cent self-checkout” option to customers. (Black Press File Photo)
Gitxsan Nation extends fishing ban for non-Indigenous permit holders indefinitely . (Photo courtesy, Travis Murphy)

Gitxsan Nation extends ban for non-Indigenous fishing permit holders across their territory

The move comes after the province backed away from ongoing discussions with Gitxsan chiefs and DFO

Gitxsan Nation extends fishing ban for non-Indigenous permit holders indefinitely . (Photo courtesy, Travis Murphy)
A photo from 2017 shows Nuchatlaht First Nation members gathered outside the Supreme Court in Vancouver after filing the land title case. ( Nuchatlaht First Nation).

B.C. Supreme Court set to hear historic Indigenous land title case next year

Nuchatlaht First Nation gets its day in court in March 2022, five years after first filing its case

A photo from 2017 shows Nuchatlaht First Nation members gathered outside the Supreme Court in Vancouver after filing the land title case. ( Nuchatlaht First Nation).