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Claire Rattée is the Conservative Party of Canada’s candidate for the Skeena - Bulkley Valley riding in the next federal election. (File photo)

Conservative candidate named for next federal election

Runner-up in 2019 Claire Rattée running once again against incumbent Taylor Bachrach

Claire Rattée is the Conservative Party of Canada’s candidate for the Skeena - Bulkley Valley riding in the next federal election. (File photo)
Unifor Local 2301 extended its strike notice until midnight on July 24. If no agreement is made, picketing will begin to take place on the road leading to the smelter cafeteria gate and the main smelter gate. (Rio Tinto)

Union extends collective agreement process for another 24 hours: Unifor Local 2301

The deadline extension will give the union an opportunity to satisfy the mandate given by membership

Unifor Local 2301 extended its strike notice until midnight on July 24. If no agreement is made, picketing will begin to take place on the road leading to the smelter cafeteria gate and the main smelter gate. (Rio Tinto)
Unifor Local 2301 members have commenced a work stoppage starting July 24 at 12:01 a.m. (Rio Tinto photo)

Unifor Local 2301 set to commence strike

The union has served a 72 hours strike notice, clearing the way for a work stoppage starting July 24

Unifor Local 2301 members have commenced a work stoppage starting July 24 at 12:01 a.m. (Rio Tinto photo)
Former Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen is filing his final argument this week saying ICBC discriminates against rural drivers when it sets premium rates. (Contributed photo)

Campaign continues for ICBC rate fairness in rural areas

Former Telkwa mayor submits argument to provincial regulator

Former Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen is filing his final argument this week saying ICBC discriminates against rural drivers when it sets premium rates. (Contributed photo)
Theresa Tait-Day is seeking the Conservative Party nomination for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

Indigenous economic advocate seeks Conservative nomination in northwest B.C. riding

Theresa Tait-Day says the Indian Act must be abolished

Theresa Tait-Day is seeking the Conservative Party nomination for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)
Suspected methamphetamine and scale seized by police. (Terrace RCMP photo)

Terrace RCMP seize guns, ammo, suspected narcotics

Man released after court appearance

Suspected methamphetamine and scale seized by police. (Terrace RCMP photo)

Unemployment rate drops in northwestern B.C.

Large improvement since Spring 2020

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