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Canfor announced Jan. 25 it is closing its Houston sawmill but has a plan, if approved, to build a new one. (Black Press file photo)

MLA calls for strong response following Houston mill closure announcement

Support needed for workers, local government, says John Rustad

Canfor announced Jan. 25 it is closing its Houston sawmill but has a plan, if approved, to build a new one. (Black Press file photo)
Canfor is closing its Houston sawmill in April, calling the move temporary pending a decision to build a new one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canfor closing its Houston mill in April

Closure being called ‘temporary’ pending decision to build a new facility

Canfor is closing its Houston sawmill in April, calling the move temporary pending a decision to build a new one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Missing man Leon Sinclair is now officially on the RCMP wanted list. (Photo courtesy the RCMP)

Missing man now wanted by RCMP

Leon Sinclair reported to have been in Prince Rupert and Terrace

Missing man Leon Sinclair is now officially on the RCMP wanted list. (Photo courtesy the RCMP)
“Down” use drives up overdose rate in Terrace and area. (Black Press file photo)

Health authority urges drug testing following surge in overdoses

Substance known as “down” contains deadly fentanyl

“Down” use drives up overdose rate in Terrace and area. (Black Press file photo)
Canfor’s mill in Houston remains closed because of weekend fire. (File photo)

Fire delays Houston Canfor mill full re-opening

Firefighters spent five hours bringing the blaze under control

Canfor’s mill in Houston remains closed because of weekend fire. (File photo)
Heavy equipment at work at Coastal GasLink pipeline crossing at the Clore River in northwestern B.C. (David Suzuki Foundation photo)
Heavy equipment at work at Coastal GasLink pipeline crossing at the Clore River in northwestern B.C. (David Suzuki Foundation photo)
Kitimat, B.C. RCMP detachment. (The Northern Sentinel photo)

Man injured in incident with police

Officers were responding to early morning break in at a business on Jan. 13

Kitimat, B.C. RCMP detachment. (The Northern Sentinel photo)
Gitxsan hereditary chief Brian Williams, left, RCMP Chief Superintendent Warren Brown, middle, and Gitxsan hereditary chief Norman Moore signing a framework agreement for a community safety plan Dec. 20, 2022. (Photo courtesy the Office of the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs)

RCMP, Gitxsan hope to avoid trouble when court orders are enforced

Parties sign framework for communications, dialogue

Gitxsan hereditary chief Brian Williams, left, RCMP Chief Superintendent Warren Brown, middle, and Gitxsan hereditary chief Norman Moore signing a framework agreement for a community safety plan Dec. 20, 2022. (Photo courtesy the Office of the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills at Terrace on Nov. 26, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Skeena Sawmills in Terrace shuts down log deliveries

Sawmill to run with log yard inventory to end of month

A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills at Terrace on Nov. 26, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
A group of students in the UNBC medical program visited Stellat’en Health Centre on April 5. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Omineca Express)

B.C. adds doctor training spaces in bid to ease northern shortage

Province aims to boost medical student spots in Prince George to 160

A group of students in the UNBC medical program visited Stellat’en Health Centre on April 5. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Omineca Express)
While medical schools may turn out graduates there are not enough training spaces to keep them in the north, communities say. (Black Press file photo)

Northwest B.C. communities call for help amid doctor shortage

Communities say more training spaces needed for medical residents

While medical schools may turn out graduates there are not enough training spaces to keep them in the north, communities say. (Black Press file photo)
Filling vacancies is becoming increasingly difficult for the RCMP amid staff shortages across northwest B.C. (File photo)

Northwest B.C. RCMP struggle to cope with vacancies

Detachment reports from around the northwest underline staffing shortage

Filling vacancies is becoming increasingly difficult for the RCMP amid staff shortages across northwest B.C. (File photo)
A 16-year-old is facing more than a dozen charges following an investigation into multiple vehicles being damaged. RCMP image

RCMP carry out drug raids in Houston and Granisle

Flash bangs used to gain entry to residences

A 16-year-old is facing more than a dozen charges following an investigation into multiple vehicles being damaged. RCMP image
Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton. (File photo)

Hazelton hospital escapee back in police custody

Buddy Shanoss fled Wrinch Memorial Hospital Dec. 5

Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton. (File photo)
A search warrant executed Dec. 3 in Kitimat resulted in the seizure of cash, weapons and suspected narcotics. (RCMP photo)
A search warrant executed Dec. 3 in Kitimat resulted in the seizure of cash, weapons and suspected narcotics. (RCMP photo)

Kitimat RCMP seize suspected drugs and large amount of cash

Search warrant obtained after officers spot suspicious materials during another investigation

A search warrant executed Dec. 3 in Kitimat resulted in the seizure of cash, weapons and suspected narcotics. (RCMP photo)
A search warrant executed Dec. 3 in Kitimat resulted in the seizure of cash, weapons and suspected narcotics. (RCMP photo)
Burns Lake Pitbulls players are, back row, Susan Joseph, Tsayta Bayes and Hailey Crouse. In the front is Amy Hanson. (Contributed photo)

Northwestern B.C. girls sweep Calgary hockey tournament

The Pitbulls come from many communities in the region from Fraser Lake to Kitimat

Burns Lake Pitbulls players are, back row, Susan Joseph, Tsayta Bayes and Hailey Crouse. In the front is Amy Hanson. (Contributed photo)
Northern residents are being urged to get their flu shots. There’s an emphasis on children under the age of five. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Top doctor urges northerners to get their flu shots

Northerners shy of flu shots compared to rest of B.C.

Northern residents are being urged to get their flu shots. There’s an emphasis on children under the age of five. (Marisca Bakker photo)
The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Nativity scene banned from B.C. town’s city hall after decades-long run

Volunteer group hoping to get Terrace to change its mind after annual tradition rejected

The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northern B.C. officials ban nativity scene from Terrace city hall roof

The move reflects a 2015 Supreme Court of Canada decision

The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
More security is on the way for employees at Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace, above, and at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital in Prince Rupert. (File photo)

Increased security services on tap for Terrace and Prince Rupert hospitals

Goal is more protection for employees and patients

More security is on the way for employees at Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace, above, and at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital in Prince Rupert. (File photo)