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Haida Gwaii crime severity indexes differ between southern and northern detachments. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Masset RCMP crime severity index ranks 12th in the province

The Daajing Giids detachment’s crime severity index is 68th in B.C.

Fort Telkwa was the site of a fatal accident August 4. (Deb Meissner photo)

Excavator tumbles into Bulkley River killing operator

The Workers Compensation Board is investigating the cause of the incident

Fort Telkwa was the site of a fatal accident August 4. (Deb Meissner photo)
BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)

No structure damage overnight as crews continue to battle Keremeos Creek wildfire

BC Wildfire Service says crews were challenged overnight in fighting the blaze north of Olalla

BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)
A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on December 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons is thrilled the provincial government is stopping the antlerless moose hunt in Region 7. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cow Moose Sign Project founder applauds B.C.’s decision to protect cow moose in Omineca region

Regulation changes will see calf and cow moose hunts left out of the Limited Entry Hunt in Region 7

Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons is thrilled the provincial government is stopping the antlerless moose hunt in Region 7. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Pride flag is now a permanent fixture at Knox United Church in Terrace. (Submitted photo)

‘Just there as them’: Knox United Church displays Pride flag in Terrace

“We are all made in God’s image. And it’s not my job to decide who’s in and who’s out.”

The Pride flag is now a permanent fixture at Knox United Church in Terrace. (Submitted photo)
Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied

B.C. mom uses ribbons to honour late son, shed light on mental illness

Judi Hills says we need to do more to end the stigma associated with mental illness

Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied
A Cultus Lake Fire Department engine tries to thread the needle through traffic and parked cars on a busy day last weekend. (Cultus Lake FD screenshot)

VIDEO: Illegal parking at Cultus Lake causes problems for first responders

Cultus Lake Fire Department has to creep through traffic on Columbia Valley Highway

A Cultus Lake Fire Department engine tries to thread the needle through traffic and parked cars on a busy day last weekend. (Cultus Lake FD screenshot)
The back of a BC Emergency Health Services ground ambulance. (Black Press file photo)

Several people injured in 2 vehicle collision east of Terrace

Drivers, passengers hospitalized after pickup trucks collide on Hwy 16

The back of a BC Emergency Health Services ground ambulance. (Black Press file photo)
Roger Gray (left) and Thomas Samuels have been friends for decades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Too little too late’: Residential school survivors react to Pope apology

Survivors spoke at Kitsumkalum after Pope Francis apology to First Nations

Roger Gray (left) and Thomas Samuels have been friends for decades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
RCMP arrested two people after fresh violence erupted at a Coastal GasLink pipeline site near Houston . (File photo)

30 people block RCMP vehicle at northwest B.C. pipeline site as protests continue

July 26 incident led to two more arrests; police seek suspect who allegedly kicked, damaged cruiser

RCMP arrested two people after fresh violence erupted at a Coastal GasLink pipeline site near Houston . (File photo)
DFO closes shellfish harvesting in Kitimat waters. Pacific oysters sit ready for market at a Vancouver Island shellfish farm. (File photo)

DFO closes Kitimat and Prince Rupert waters to shellfish harvest

Closures are for sanitary contamination and marine bio-toxin concerns

DFO closes shellfish harvesting in Kitimat waters. Pacific oysters sit ready for market at a Vancouver Island shellfish farm. (File photo)
Location of fire. (B.C. Wildfire Service Dashboard)
Location of fire. (B.C. Wildfire Service Dashboard)
Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Permanent repairs coming for Othello stretch of Coquihalla Highway

Work is expected to begin in early August and be completed sometime in the fall

Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Fire restrictions

Open fire prohibition for Northwest Fire Centre

Northwest area includes Burns Lake and Houston

  • Jul 28, 2022
Fire restrictions
Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)

Chilliwack teacher suspended after ‘crossing personal boundaries‘ with students

Sheldon Lyle Nickel admitted to inappropriate conduct, including sending personal text messages

Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)
Recent encounters between grizzlies and people have the Conservation Officer Service warning residents and visitors to the Kitimat area to be bear smart particularly along the lower portion of the Kitimat River. (File photo)

Grizzly encounters in Kitimat prompt warning from Conservation Officer Service

Bears are common particularly on the lower portion of the Kitimat River

Recent encounters between grizzlies and people have the Conservation Officer Service warning residents and visitors to the Kitimat area to be bear smart particularly along the lower portion of the Kitimat River. (File photo)
Proposed route of Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission pipeline from northeastern B.C. to the north coast. (Map courtesy Enbridge)

City of Terrace toughens stance on Enbridge gas pipeline proposal

City first wants a revenue sharing agreement with the province and money from Enbridge

Proposed route of Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission pipeline from northeastern B.C. to the north coast. (Map courtesy Enbridge)