Quinn Bender, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Cermaq Semi-Closed Containment System undergoes trials at a salmon farm in Norway. (Photo supplied by Cermaq Canada)

Major B.C. salmon farm tests new containment system to curb sea lice infestations

System “essentially eliminates” contact between wild and farmed fish stocks, says Cermaq

The Cermaq Semi-Closed Containment System undergoes trials at a salmon farm in Norway. (Photo supplied by Cermaq Canada)
Tavish Campbell photo

First Nations call for end to B.C. open-net salmon farms

BC Salmon Farmers Association seeks dialogue over Indigenous leaders’ concerns

Tavish Campbell photo
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Sport fishing season for chinook salmon closed on B.C.’s Stikine and Taku Rivers

DFO preseason forecasts as low as half of minimum population requirement

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
B.C. forests watchdog calls for further protection of fish-bearing streams

B.C. forests watchdog calls for further protection of fish-bearing streams

Recommended legislation targets “chronic problem” of logging road sediment in fish habitat

B.C. forests watchdog calls for further protection of fish-bearing streams
More restrictions for Fraser River chinook fishers

More restrictions for Fraser River chinook fishers

Amid curtailments DFO finds recreational pilot fisheries

More restrictions for Fraser River chinook fishers
Full-size geoduck clams are kept fresh in seawater before being transported. International markets for specialty products such as this have collapsed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

Federal fund offers relief to B.C. seafood processors

Industry alliance grateful, but says B.C. deserves more

Full-size geoduck clams are kept fresh in seawater before being transported. International markets for specialty products such as this have collapsed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
Ivan Hardwick photo

NW salmon conservation projects picked for funding grant

Gitanyow Fisheries Authority and Skeena Fisheries Commission among seven recipients

Ivan Hardwick photo
Salmon closures announced for Skeena and Nass watersheds

Salmon closures announced for Skeena and Nass watersheds

DFO notice expands on May 21 chinook ban throughout Skeena watershed

Salmon closures announced for Skeena and Nass watersheds
(File photo)

Guidelines for recreational fishing expected this week

Travel bans will challenge businesses in fisheries already hurt by low stocks

(File photo)
Corruption allegations against Nisga’a Lisms Government without merit: report

Corruption allegations against Nisga’a Lisms Government without merit: report

Former employee behind explosive email says investigation committee was biased

Corruption allegations against Nisga’a Lisms Government without merit: report
Impacted garbage, recycling service in B.C. prompts call for vigilance at start of bear season

Impacted garbage, recycling service in B.C. prompts call for vigilance at start of bear season

BC Conservation highlights dramatic conflict decline in Bear Smart Communities

Impacted garbage, recycling service in B.C. prompts call for vigilance at start of bear season
Northwest mines lengthen crew rotations in response to COVID-19

Northwest mines lengthen crew rotations in response to COVID-19

Northern Health confident precautions sufficient enough to keep work camps open

Northwest mines lengthen crew rotations in response to COVID-19
Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace is one of 19 B.C. facilities designated as a COVID-19 treatment centre. (File photo)

Northern Health says it’s ready for possibility of COVID-19 surge

Health authority confident with inventory of ventilators

Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace is one of 19 B.C. facilities designated as a COVID-19 treatment centre. (File photo)
MP Bachrach will donate is automatic pay raise to organizations that help vulnerable people in the Northwest. (file photo)

Bachrach to donate salary hike to community organizations

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP among growing list of MPs giving raise away amid economic crisis

MP Bachrach will donate is automatic pay raise to organizations that help vulnerable people in the Northwest. (file photo)
Emergency responders attend the scene on Hwy 16 near China Bar where a fisherman drowned in the Skeena River March 24. (Terrace SAR photo)

UPDATE: Man drowns crossing Skeena River

59-year old Prince Rupert victim pronounced dead at Mills Memorial

Emergency responders attend the scene on Hwy 16 near China Bar where a fisherman drowned in the Skeena River March 24. (Terrace SAR photo)
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition docks in Skidegate. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

BC Ferries shuts down food service on northern routes

The latest on changes to services as of March 20

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition docks in Skidegate. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
Air Canada will suspend service to all Northwest BC airports except Terrace for the month of April. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Air Canada to suspend flights to all Northwest airports except Terrace

April cancellations target Prince Rupert, Smithers, Sandspit to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Air Canada will suspend service to all Northwest BC airports except Terrace for the month of April. (Mark Brett - Western News)
A view from the Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre - Xaayda Gwaay Ngaaysdll Naay - in the Village of Queen Charlotte. (File photo)

Haida Gwaii doctors issue urgent appeal for precaution amid COVID-19 pandemic

Physicians concerned on-island outbreak could overwhelm medical resources

A view from the Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre - Xaayda Gwaay Ngaaysdll Naay - in the Village of Queen Charlotte. (File photo)
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition docks in Skidegate. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Northern BC Ferries passengers must clear vehicles during sailing

Company clarifies exception over COVID-19 concerns applicable to southern vessels only

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition docks in Skidegate. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
The Pure Movements dance group performing ‘Coffee, Coffee, Coffee…Americano’ during the 2019 Pacific Northwest Music Festival. (Ken Juniper photo)

Pacific Northwest Music Festival cancelled for 2020 season

Refunds will be issued to participants and sponsors

The Pure Movements dance group performing ‘Coffee, Coffee, Coffee…Americano’ during the 2019 Pacific Northwest Music Festival. (Ken Juniper photo)