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The Coastal GasLink pipeline has been fined $340,000 by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office for issues related to erosion and sediment control. Piping is seen on the top of a receiving platform which will be connected to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline terminus at the LNG Canada export terminal under construction, in Kitimat, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Coastal GasLink fined $340,000 for erosion, sediment control challenges

Work on northern B.C. pipeline has racked up $800,000 in fines since 2019

Gladys Radek leads a determined group of protesters along Highway 16, near Eby Street in Terrace, amplifying the call for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. (Viktor Elias/Terrace Standard)

Terrace protesters demand Manitoba search landfill for Indigenous remains

Marchers nationwide join the call, spotlighting the broader issue of MMIWG

The Four Rivers Co-operative’s Fuel Good Day will be held on Sept. 19 across 12 of its gas bars in northern B.C. (File photo)

Four Rivers Co-op’s Fuel Good Day fundraiser back on Sept. 19

8 local organizations in northern B.C. to benefit from fundraiser

Canfor has announced it will demolish its old mill in Houston and build a new one. (File photo)

Canfor to build new mill in Houston

Announcement ends months of uncertainty for the community

Canfor has announced it will demolish its old mill in Houston and build a new one. (File photo)
Dr. Andrew Forrest, executive chairman of Fortescue Futures Industries with Lheidli T’enneh First Nation Chief Dolleen Logan in Prince George on Sept. 13, 2023. Forrest was in B.C. to announce his company's green hydrogen facility Project Coyote to be set up in Prince George on Lheidli T’enneh territory. (Omineca Express photo)

Australian mining tycoon Andrew Forrest announces $2 billion green hydrogen project in northern B.C.

Fortescue’s Project Coyote in Prince George is estimated to produce 140,000 tonnes of ‘green’ hydrogen

Dr. Andrew Forrest, executive chairman of Fortescue Futures Industries with Lheidli T’enneh First Nation Chief Dolleen Logan in Prince George on Sept. 13, 2023. Forrest was in B.C. to announce his company's green hydrogen facility Project Coyote to be set up in Prince George on Lheidli T’enneh territory. (Omineca Express photo)
Conservative Party of Canada Leader Pierre Poilievre in Terrace in November 2022. Poilievre is set to visit the city once more this week for “Bring It Home Rally.” (Black Press Media file photo)

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre to host rally in Terrace

Resuming summer tour, Poilievre targets B.C. support after wildfire interruptions

Conservative Party of Canada Leader Pierre Poilievre in Terrace in November 2022. Poilievre is set to visit the city once more this week for “Bring It Home Rally.” (Black Press Media file photo)
Skeena Sawmills in 2019. Skeena Sawmills now stands idle, a stark symbol of the company’s escalating financial challenges that have led to bankruptcy petitions and mounting debts. (Black Press Media file photo)

EXCLUSIVE: Skeena Sawmills and affiliates face bankruptcy with debts over $143 million

Financial woes deepen as creditor petitions for receivership amid growing liabilities and shutdowns

Skeena Sawmills in 2019. Skeena Sawmills now stands idle, a stark symbol of the company’s escalating financial challenges that have led to bankruptcy petitions and mounting debts. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. United Skeena MLA Ellis Ross stands at the corner of Greig Ave. and Clinton St. in Terrace on Sept. 8. Ross is advocating for a culturally-focused detox centre near the city, emphasizing the urgency in addressing the region’s increasing substance abuse issues. 
(Viktor Elias/Terrace Standard)

B.C. MLAs push for Indigenous-led detox centre in Terrace

Province urged to back Northern First Nations Alliance (NFNA) proposal amid drug crises

B.C. United Skeena MLA Ellis Ross stands at the corner of Greig Ave. and Clinton St. in Terrace on Sept. 8. Ross is advocating for a culturally-focused detox centre near the city, emphasizing the urgency in addressing the region’s increasing substance abuse issues. 
(Viktor Elias/Terrace Standard)
Following recent rains, campfire restrictions have been eased in several communities within BC Wildfire Service’s Northwest Fire Centre, bringing warmth and comfort back to outdoor enthusiasts. (Leon Contreras/Unsplash)

BC Wildfire Service eases campfire ban in northwest

Campfires permitted again following wetter conditions

Following recent rains, campfire restrictions have been eased in several communities within BC Wildfire Service’s Northwest Fire Centre, bringing warmth and comfort back to outdoor enthusiasts. (Leon Contreras/Unsplash)
Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine Thornhill Director Ted Ramsey criticizes the regional district’s inefficiencies, highlighting Thornhill’s need for self-governance and financial autonomy, as he prepares to submit an application to incorporate the community into its own city. (Staff photo)
Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine Thornhill Director Ted Ramsey criticizes the regional district’s inefficiencies, highlighting Thornhill’s need for self-governance and financial autonomy, as he prepares to submit an application to incorporate the community into its own city. (Staff photo)
The City of Terrace has apologized to Jessica McCallum-Miller, shown here being sworn in as a city councillor in 2018, for what it terms “system racism” causing her to resign. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Terrace apologizes to former city councillor for ‘systemic racism’

Jessica McCallum-Miller resigned in February 2021 citing ‘racism’ and ‘sexism’

The City of Terrace has apologized to Jessica McCallum-Miller, shown here being sworn in as a city councillor in 2018, for what it terms “system racism” causing her to resign. (Black Press Media file photo)
An RCMP cruiser. (Vladvictoria/Pixabay.com)

Shooting in Smithers leaves 44-year-old man seriously injured

RCMP says incident was targeted, presents no threat to public

An RCMP cruiser. (Vladvictoria/Pixabay.com)
Terrace’s Skeena Sawmills stands operational on July 3, 2020, three years before announcing a major round of layoffs amidst growing operational challenges. (Black Press Media file photo)

EXCLUSIVE: Skeena Sawmills in Terrace lays off its staff amid operational challenges

Months after a temporary shutdown, Terrace’s major employer faces an uncertain future

Terrace’s Skeena Sawmills stands operational on July 3, 2020, three years before announcing a major round of layoffs amidst growing operational challenges. (Black Press Media file photo)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross enjoys a bike ride on Sept. 16, 2020. Almost a year later, a cycling accident would result in short-term memory loss, prompting him to seek community support to recall recent events. (Peter Versteege photo)

B.C. MLA Ellis Ross suffers memory loss following bike incident

After traumatic cycling incident, Ross is piecing together the recent past

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross enjoys a bike ride on Sept. 16, 2020. Almost a year later, a cycling accident would result in short-term memory loss, prompting him to seek community support to recall recent events. (Peter Versteege photo)
Quesnel & District 4-H got $8,000 from Four Rivers’ community support fund to support the purchase of new project penning for the 4-H pigs. ( Four Rivers Co-op/ Facebook)
Quesnel & District 4-H got $8,000 from Four Rivers’ community support fund to support the purchase of new project penning for the 4-H pigs. ( Four Rivers Co-op/ Facebook)

Four Rivers Co-op announces 14 northern B.C. organizations as recipients of community fund

Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Terrace, Quesnel among communities set to benefit from $100,000 fund

Quesnel & District 4-H got $8,000 from Four Rivers’ community support fund to support the purchase of new project penning for the 4-H pigs. ( Four Rivers Co-op/ Facebook)
Quesnel & District 4-H got $8,000 from Four Rivers’ community support fund to support the purchase of new project penning for the 4-H pigs. ( Four Rivers Co-op/ Facebook)
Immediate action must be taken to reduce toxic drug risks in vulnerable First Nations communities, according to Dr. Nel Wieman, Acting Chief Medical Officer for the First Nations Health Authority. (Photo provided by the FNHA)

Overdose Awareness Day underscores crippling crisis in northern B.C.

Health officials say a lack of resources, isolation are key drivers behind startling statistics

Immediate action must be taken to reduce toxic drug risks in vulnerable First Nations communities, according to Dr. Nel Wieman, Acting Chief Medical Officer for the First Nations Health Authority. (Photo provided by the FNHA)
A dead fish on the shore of Kootenay Lake on July 25, 2023. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Government scientists can’t explain dead fish on Kootenay Lake shores

Bacteria, viruses, warm temperature and oxygen deficiency ruled out

A dead fish on the shore of Kootenay Lake on July 25, 2023. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A campfire ban in the Northwest Fire Zone goes into effect Aug. 31. File photo

Campfire ban announced for all Northwest

BC Wildfire Service has issued a campfire ban throughout the Northwest Fire…

A campfire ban in the Northwest Fire Zone goes into effect Aug. 31. File photo
Terrace Restorative Justice Program Director Alex Blum-Walker stands outside the Volunteer Terrace office, which also serves as the home for the Terrace Restorative Justice program, on Aug. 18. (Viktor Elias/Terrace Standard)

Terrace Restorative Justice inks pivotal agreement with B.C. Crown counsel

Terrace’s community-based justice program gains expanded reach with a new memorandum of understanding

Terrace Restorative Justice Program Director Alex Blum-Walker stands outside the Volunteer Terrace office, which also serves as the home for the Terrace Restorative Justice program, on Aug. 18. (Viktor Elias/Terrace Standard)
The Pacific Salmon Foundation is asking the public to watch for low stream levels in B.C. and report their findings with a new online tool to help save spawning and juvenile salmon. File photo

Online reporting tool launched to save spawning salmon

B.C. stream levels at critical low due to unprecidented drought

The Pacific Salmon Foundation is asking the public to watch for low stream levels in B.C. and report their findings with a new online tool to help save spawning and juvenile salmon. File photo