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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)
Homeless advocate Zolican and his cat Misty have been staying at Tyhee Lake since returning up north but will have to leave soon because of provincial park rules. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Homeless advocate returns to the Bulkley Valley, sets up camp at Tyhee Lake

Zolican and his cat have been living in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park but will have to leave soon

Homeless advocate Zolican and his cat Misty have been staying at Tyhee Lake since returning up north but will have to leave soon because of provincial park rules. (Marisca Bakker photo)
RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Police are looking for key witnesses to an incident with a pickup truck that left a man dead west of Houston. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

UPDATE: Probe continues into man’s death July 16 on Hwy 16 near Houston

The man was run over by a pickup truck and died later in hospital in Smithers

RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Police are looking for key witnesses to an incident with a pickup truck that left a man dead west of Houston. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

2 fatal ATV collisions within 10 days in Terrace, police confirm

An ATV collision on July 9 resulted in the death of a young female

RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Snowbirds pilot Cpt. Logan Reid will take flight above the Northwest Regional Airport on Wednesday at 5 p.m. sharp. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)

What it takes to fly with the Snowbirds

Cpt. Logan Reid of the Canadian Snowbirds landed in Terrace on Tuesday

Snowbirds pilot Cpt. Logan Reid will take flight above the Northwest Regional Airport on Wednesday at 5 p.m. sharp. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)
Image of Taggar’s face and shoulders. (Terrace RCMP)
Image of Taggar’s face and shoulders. (Terrace RCMP)
Colleen Frank loves cats. She holds a pillow with the image of her former cat Stanley while current cat Ozzie investigates a moving box. After 20 years in her apartment building, Frank is being evicted and may have to be out on July 29. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack senior fears homelessness as she faces rental crisis head on

Colleen Frank is being forced out of the apartment building she’s lived in for 20 years

Colleen Frank loves cats. She holds a pillow with the image of her former cat Stanley while current cat Ozzie investigates a moving box. After 20 years in her apartment building, Frank is being evicted and may have to be out on July 29. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Coastal GasLink pipeline near Parsnip River crossing in northern B.C., February 2022. The province of B.C. has signed a compliance agreement with CGL to protect the waterways along the pipeline route. (Coastal GasLink photo)

B.C. signs compliance agreement with Coastal GasLink to protect waterways along pipeline

The agreement applies to 100 kilometres of the pipeline where ground is yet to be broken

Coastal GasLink pipeline near Parsnip River crossing in northern B.C., February 2022. The province of B.C. has signed a compliance agreement with CGL to protect the waterways along the pipeline route. (Coastal GasLink photo)
Peter and Christina with Larysa, Darina and Bohdan, taken at the airport when they arrived on June 29, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Ukraine to Terrace: A modern day wartime reunion

Ukrainian family finds refuge though century-old Canadian connection

Peter and Christina with Larysa, Darina and Bohdan, taken at the airport when they arrived on June 29, 2022. (Submitted photo)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaking at the May 13, 2022 opening of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Brand new B.C. primary care centre can’t find doctors to staff it

The clinic opened in May, but the province and Fraser Health can’t find people to work there

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaking at the May 13, 2022 opening of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen has announced he will not seek the BC NDP leadership. (File photo)

Stikine MLA and municipal affairs minister Nathan Cullen says he won’t be seeking B.C. NDP leadership

All eyes now on Attorney General David Eby who says he is taking time to weigh his decision

Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen has announced he will not seek the BC NDP leadership. (File photo)