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The refrigeration unit parked outside of Mills Memorial Hospital on Jan. 13, 2021. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)
The refrigeration unit parked outside of Mills Memorial Hospital on Jan. 13, 2021. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)

Haida Gwaii gets electric vehicle charging stations

They’re part of a wide-ranging network in the north

Heads turned last week as construction crews delivered and started installing the modules that will make up a two-storey, 19-unit apartment building on 2nd Avenue in Queen Charlotte. Owned by BC Housing and managed by the Queen Charlotte Housing Society, the building will offer subsidized rents and 24-hour support to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)                                Original modular housing units at Queen Charlotte City, seen here when first being assembled, could not be salvaged after mold and moisture was discovered. New ones are now replacing them. (File photo)

Failed housing project settlement reached

And new units at Queen Charlotte City now being assembled

Heads turned last week as construction crews delivered and started installing the modules that will make up a two-storey, 19-unit apartment building on 2nd Avenue in Queen Charlotte. Owned by BC Housing and managed by the Queen Charlotte Housing Society, the building will offer subsidized rents and 24-hour support to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)                                Original modular housing units at Queen Charlotte City, seen here when first being assembled, could not be salvaged after mold and moisture was discovered. New ones are now replacing them. (File photo)
A wide-ranging network of electric vehicle charging stations has been announced for the central and northwestern areas of B.C. (File photo)

Major electric vehicle charging network announced

Stations to cover central interior and the northwest

A wide-ranging network of electric vehicle charging stations has been announced for the central and northwestern areas of B.C. (File photo)
Chief Gisday’wa with the remains of a structure alongside the Morice Forest Service Road burned in an arson fire overnight from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15. Two suspects have now been identified. (Gidimt’en Clan photo)

Morice Forest Service Road arson suspects identified

Structure, material destroyed in fire from the weekend, Gidimt’en Clan calls it a ‘hate crime’

Chief Gisday’wa with the remains of a structure alongside the Morice Forest Service Road burned in an arson fire overnight from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15. Two suspects have now been identified. (Gidimt’en Clan photo)
In this file photo, government leaders hold up copies of the Nisga’a Final Agreement which officially came into effect on May 11, 2000. From the left, B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh, Nisga’a Lisims Government president, Nisga’a leader Joseph Gosnell and Robert Nault, the federal minister of Indian affairs. (File photo, The Terrace Standard)

Former Nisga’a Nation leader passes away

Joseph Gosnell was instrumental in negotiating landmark 2000 self-governing treaty

In this file photo, government leaders hold up copies of the Nisga’a Final Agreement which officially came into effect on May 11, 2000. From the left, B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh, Nisga’a Lisims Government president, Nisga’a leader Joseph Gosnell and Robert Nault, the federal minister of Indian affairs. (File photo, The Terrace Standard)
Brucejack mine fatality identified

Brucejack mine fatality identified

Patrick Critch was from Newfoundland

Brucejack mine fatality identified
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates the COVID-19 situation in B.C., July 17, 2020. (B.C. government)

8 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.’s northwest as cases increase dramatically

That brings the total test-positive cases in the region to 25

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates the COVID-19 situation in B.C., July 17, 2020. (B.C. government)
Terrace’s community response to the COVID-19 pandemic was sparked by Philip Maher. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

COVID-19 threat resulted in huge community response in Terrace area

“We found a job for everybody,” says key organizer

Terrace’s community response to the COVID-19 pandemic was sparked by Philip Maher. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
Overall house sales drop in the northwest

Overall house sales drop in the northwest

COVID-19 pandemic slowed market activity

Overall house sales drop in the northwest
Police vehicle outside a Pearson Road residence where a homicide is being investigated. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

Police investigate July 2 homicide in Houston

Man succumbed to injuries at Pearson Road residence

Police vehicle outside a Pearson Road residence where a homicide is being investigated. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
The food centre operated by LINK in Burns Lake has been active in meeting the increase in demand stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. This file photo depicts a 2018 event. (File photo)

Area food banks receiving emergency grants in response to COVID-19 impacts

A provincial grant has been the first to be distributed

The food centre operated by LINK in Burns Lake has been active in meeting the increase in demand stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. This file photo depicts a 2018 event. (File photo)
Mid-May at earliest before gas pipeline work resumes

Mid-May at earliest before gas pipeline work resumes

Coastal GasLink also concentrating on COVID-19 precautions

Mid-May at earliest before gas pipeline work resumes
The province is extending its ban on open burning. (File photo)

Province extends open burn ban

Reducing air pollution one of the goals

The province is extending its ban on open burning. (File photo)
PNG seeks to defer customer payments because of COVID-19

PNG seeks to defer customer payments because of COVID-19

The plan is to do this for three months

PNG seeks to defer customer payments because of COVID-19
Coast Mountain College appoints a new president

Coast Mountain College appoints a new president

The promotion came from within the school

Coast Mountain College appoints a new president
Newly named Coast Mountain College president Justin Kohlman flanked by college board vice-chair David Try and college board chair Nicole Halbauer. (Coast Mountain College Photo)

College finds a new president

Promotion comes from within

Newly named Coast Mountain College president Justin Kohlman flanked by college board vice-chair David Try and college board chair Nicole Halbauer. (Coast Mountain College Photo)
A shortage of wood pellets have had pellet stove owners looking far and wide for the product. (Pixabay Image)

Regional wood pellet shortage forces rationing

New suppliers being found

A shortage of wood pellets have had pellet stove owners looking far and wide for the product. (Pixabay Image)
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B.C. First Nation ordered to pay $30,000 for ex-chief’s ‘vulgar’ remark

Former Nee Tahi Buhn councillor had filed complaint

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Detailed planning continues to lead to the construction of a secure room for psychiatric patients at the Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital in Masset. (Black Press photo)

Secure room for psych patients at Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital in the works

Detailed planning will aid in securing bids for the project

Detailed planning continues to lead to the construction of a secure room for psychiatric patients at the Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital in Masset. (Black Press photo)