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Left to right: Skeena– Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach, North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, Premier John Horgan, Attorney General Murray Rankin, Daajing Giids Mayor Kris Olsen, Haida Nation Council president Gaagwiis (Jason Alsop) and Municipal Affairs minister Nathan Cullen. (Taylor Bachrach/Facebook)

Ceremony held on Haida Gwaii to reinstate the ancestral name of Village of Daajing Giids

B.C. Premier, cabinet members attend ceremony with several Haida chiefs, matriarchs and council members

Left to right: Skeena– Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach, North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, Premier John Horgan, Attorney General Murray Rankin, Daajing Giids Mayor Kris Olsen, Haida Nation Council president Gaagwiis (Jason Alsop) and Municipal Affairs minister Nathan Cullen. (Taylor Bachrach/Facebook)
Smithers RCMP arrest two people have a high speed chase near Telkwa Thursday. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Telkwa high-speed chase leads to two arrests

Smithers RCMP arrest driver before passenger hops in driver’s seat and speeds away

Smithers RCMP arrest two people have a high speed chase near Telkwa Thursday. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
A totem pole being raised at the Coast Mountain College Terrace campus, in front of the new student housing building, Wii Gyemsiga Siwilaawksat, Aug. 31. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
A totem pole being raised at the Coast Mountain College Terrace campus, in front of the new student housing building, Wii Gyemsiga Siwilaawksat, Aug. 31. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Christian White addresses people at the potlach ceremony held Aug 19-20. (Coastal First Nations/Facebook)

Haida carver Christian White raises his tallest totem pole yet at a potlatch ceremony in Old Massett

The potlatch took place on Aug. 19 and 20 on Haida Gwaii and saw more than 1200 people attend

Christian White addresses people at the potlach ceremony held Aug 19-20. (Coastal First Nations/Facebook)
Kevin Falcon at this summer’s Northwest Regional Airshow. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon makes northern B.C. pitch during Terrace visit

Falcon said northern communities are being “totally left out” by an “urban” NDP government

Kevin Falcon at this summer’s Northwest Regional Airshow. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
‘Elect Her’ is a project aimed at increasing representation of women in northwest B.C.’s local governments. (File photo)

Kitimat and Smithers team up to attract more women to local governments in northwest B.C.

‘Elect Her’ campaign aims to increase the number of women in municipal and First Nation governments.

‘Elect Her’ is a project aimed at increasing representation of women in northwest B.C.’s local governments. (File photo)
A boat theft early this morning at Topley Landing has resulted in one injury after a police service pistol was discharged. (File photo)

Boat theft leads to officer-involved shooting in northwestern B.C.

Incident now in hands of independent investigation office

A boat theft early this morning at Topley Landing has resulted in one injury after a police service pistol was discharged. (File photo)
Terrace filmmaker Jaylene Matthews (left) with activist for missing and murdered women Gladys Radek during filming. (Submitted photo)

MMIWG: Documentary follows northwest B.C. activist Gladys Radek’s lifetime journey for justice

Jaylene Matthews’ debut documentary on a life of advocacy for Indigenous women and girls

Terrace filmmaker Jaylene Matthews (left) with activist for missing and murdered women Gladys Radek during filming. (Submitted photo)
Crystal Rae Brown was reported missing from Kitamaat Village on Friday, Aug. 26. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Missing woman Crystal Rae Brown located

Brown was reported missing from Kitamaat Village on Friday (Aug. 26)

Crystal Rae Brown was reported missing from Kitamaat Village on Friday, Aug. 26. (RCMP photo)
Kolton Hackman. (Submitted photo)
Kolton Hackman. (Submitted photo)
Cheslatta Carrier Nation chief councillor Corrinna Leween. (File photo)

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto partner on archaeological project in British Columbia

$2.8 million for this Indigenous-led research initiative

  • Aug 29, 2022
Cheslatta Carrier Nation chief councillor Corrinna Leween. (File photo)
Fieldwork undertaken by Kitselas Geothermal to explore the feasibility of a geothermal power project at Lakelse Lake. (Photo courtesy Kitselas Geothermal)

Shell signs deal with Kitselas Geothermal in northwest B.C.

Energy giant invests in Lakelse Lake geothermal potential

Fieldwork undertaken by Kitselas Geothermal to explore the feasibility of a geothermal power project at Lakelse Lake. (Photo courtesy Kitselas Geothermal)
Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

City of Terrace backs northwest B.C.’s biggest egg producer to double output

Daybreak Farms wins big with approval to expand and modernize egg production

Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
Edmonton resident Michael Kalmanovitch is wearing a red dress in a cycling journey down Hwy16 to highlight the cause of missing and murdered women. (Contributed photo)

Edmonton cyclist on journey to honour missing, murdered women

Wearing a red dress is a symbolic act of remembrance

Edmonton resident Michael Kalmanovitch is wearing a red dress in a cycling journey down Hwy16 to highlight the cause of missing and murdered women. (Contributed photo)
Electric clocks in the northwest have been running faster. (Contributed photo)
Electric clocks in the northwest have been running faster. (Contributed photo)
Evacuation Alert Issued for Morice River Wildfire. (Submitted photo)

BREAKING: Evacuation Alert issued for Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako due to Morice River wildfire

The Morice River wildfire is located approximately 45kms southwest of the District of Houston

Evacuation Alert Issued for Morice River Wildfire. (Submitted photo)
BC Wildfire Service crews continue to respond to several wildfires in the province. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

BC Wildfire teams responded to over a dozen weekend wildfires in the northwest

Northwest Fire Centre handling 4 out of control fires and several new ones in the region

BC Wildfire Service crews continue to respond to several wildfires in the province. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
The Port Clements Village Office received 16 notice of non-compliance orders from Worksafe BC on July 14. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Worksafe hit the village of Port Clements with 16 non-compliance orders

The visit was unscheduled and ‘uncommonly gruelling’, staff report stated

The Port Clements Village Office received 16 notice of non-compliance orders from Worksafe BC on July 14. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Travellers heading to other countries will now be able to get their Canadian passports in Salmon Arm at the Service Canada branch on Shuswap Street. (Pixabay photo)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls for a northern passport office

‘Once again, northern residents are receiving unequal access to government services,’ Bachrach said

Travellers heading to other countries will now be able to get their Canadian passports in Salmon Arm at the Service Canada branch on Shuswap Street. (Pixabay photo)
A logging road being built. (File poto)

Skeena region timber businesses amiss on road and fire safety: watchdog

Forestry audit covers Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, New Aiyansh and Stewart

A logging road being built. (File poto)