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Hwy 16 is closed in both directions from around three kilometres east of Terrace to 24 kilometres west of Cedarvale due to a vehicle incident. (Kevin Andolfatto/Facebook)

UPDATE: Hwy 16 closed due to vehicle incident near Usk

Logging and fuel trucks involved, no injuries reported

Hwy 16 is closed in both directions from around three kilometres east of Terrace to 24 kilometres west of Cedarvale due to a vehicle incident. (Kevin Andolfatto/Facebook)
A BC Transit bus parked at a stop in front of Skeena Mall on May 21, 2020 in Terrace B.C. This summer, new NextRide technology will allow riders to see the location of northwest B.C. buses in real time using apps like Google Maps or Transit App. (Black Press Media file photo)

New bus tracking technology coming to northwest B.C. transit systems this summer

NextRide will be rolling out across B.C. this year

A BC Transit bus parked at a stop in front of Skeena Mall on May 21, 2020 in Terrace B.C. This summer, new NextRide technology will allow riders to see the location of northwest B.C. buses in real time using apps like Google Maps or Transit App. (Black Press Media file photo)
Highway 16 is closed between the Port Edward turnoff and Exstew Gate due to freezing rain. (Photo: Pixabay)

UPDATE: Hwy 16 closed between Prince Rupert and Terrace due to freezing rain

Closure stretches from Port Edward Turnoff to Exstew Gate

Highway 16 is closed between the Port Edward turnoff and Exstew Gate due to freezing rain. (Photo: Pixabay)
Shames Mountain will be offering four free lift passes daily at libraries in Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert starting Jan. 6, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Free lift passes to Shames Mountain available soon from northwest B.C. public libraries

Four passes will be offered daily at Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert libraries starting Jan. 6

Shames Mountain will be offering four free lift passes daily at libraries in Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert starting Jan. 6, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)
An image of Garry Dean Stoner’s vessel, Prestige II, taken by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Fisheries Aerial Surveillance Enforcement Program. (Submitted photo/DFO)

Man handed almost 90k in penalties after pleading guilty to 12 counts under the Fisheries Act

Garry Dean Stoner was sentenced in Terrace Provincial Court in July

An image of Garry Dean Stoner’s vessel, Prestige II, taken by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Fisheries Aerial Surveillance Enforcement Program. (Submitted photo/DFO)
The R.E.M. Lee Theatre in Terrace, pictured on Nov. 29, 2021, will be the sole venue for the 2022 Pacific Northwest Music Festival from April 21 to May 6. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Pacific Northwest Music Festival set to return in 2022

The festival was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The R.E.M. Lee Theatre in Terrace, pictured on Nov. 29, 2021, will be the sole venue for the 2022 Pacific Northwest Music Festival from April 21 to May 6. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
This year’s ski season is shaping up to be a good one.

Upgrades to Terrace’s Shames Mountain a ‘game changer’

Ski area has added a new conveyor lift, snow tube lanes and parking lot

This year’s ski season is shaping up to be a good one.
The nearly completed beginner conveyor lift, called the green carpet, at Shames Mountain near Terrace. (Submitted photo/Dave Gordon)

Upgrades to Terrace’s Shames Mountain a ‘game changer’

Ski area has added a new conveyor lift, snow tube lanes and parking lot

The nearly completed beginner conveyor lift, called the green carpet, at Shames Mountain near Terrace. (Submitted photo/Dave Gordon)
BC Liberal Party leadership candidate Val Litwin visited northwest B.C. between this week. (Litwin campaign video)

B.C. Liberal leadership candidate Val Litwin visits the northwest

Litwin met with party members, local councillors and entrepreneurs

BC Liberal Party leadership candidate Val Litwin visited northwest B.C. between this week. (Litwin campaign video)
Northwest B.C. had a comparatively lower per capita daily rate of new COVID-19 cases compared to most of the north and central parts of the province between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases remain steady in northwest B.C.

Northern Health is offering drop-in vaccine clinics in Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert

Northwest B.C. had a comparatively lower per capita daily rate of new COVID-19 cases compared to most of the north and central parts of the province between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Crew members from fire departments across northwest B.C. participate in a heavy rescue training in Terrace on Wednesday, Sept. 22. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

VIDEO: Northwest B.C. fire departments conduct heavy rescue training in Terrace

Firefighters from Prince Rupert, Kitimat, and Terrace took part in the training

Crew members from fire departments across northwest B.C. participate in a heavy rescue training in Terrace on Wednesday, Sept. 22. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates for the 2021 federal election (clockwise from top left): Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (People’s Party), Claire Rattée (Conservative), Lakhwinder Jhaj (Liberal), Adeana Young (Green Party), Rod Taylor (Christian Heritage). (Black Press Media composite image)

Vote projection: NDP’s Bachrach heavy favourite in Skeena—Bulkley Valley

Incumbent candidate given a 99 per cent chance of holding northwest B.C. seat, per 338Canada

Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates for the 2021 federal election (clockwise from top left): Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (People’s Party), Claire Rattée (Conservative), Lakhwinder Jhaj (Liberal), Adeana Young (Green Party), Rod Taylor (Christian Heritage). (Black Press Media composite image)
Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre on Sept.7, 2021 for the all candidates debate. From left to right: Adeana Young (Green Party, on screen), Jody Craven (PPC), Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Rod Taylor (CHP) and Claire Rattée (CPC). (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)

VIDEO: Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates spar over northwest issues during debate

Event featured five of six candidates for Sept. 20 federal election

Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre on Sept.7, 2021 for the all candidates debate. From left to right: Adeana Young (Green Party, on screen), Jody Craven (PPC), Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Rod Taylor (CHP) and Claire Rattée (CPC). (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)
Members of the Cycle 4 Water team in Dawson City on July 28, 2021. From left to right: Gabe McReynolds, Timo Itkonen, Mike Woodard, Rob Montgomery. (Cycling 4 Water/Blog)

Cyclists passing through northwest B.C. on Canada-wide ride

The Cycle 4 Water team is raising funds for 65 water wells in Africa

Members of the Cycle 4 Water team in Dawson City on July 28, 2021. From left to right: Gabe McReynolds, Timo Itkonen, Mike Woodard, Rob Montgomery. (Cycling 4 Water/Blog)
Members of the Cycle 4 Water team in Dawson City on July 28, 2021. From left to right: Gabe McReynolds, Timo Itkonen, Mike Woodard, Rob Montgomery. (Cycling 4 Water/Blog)

Cyclists passing through northwest B.C. on Canada-wide ride

The Cycle 4 Water team is raising funds for 65 water wells in Africa

Members of the Cycle 4 Water team in Dawson City on July 28, 2021. From left to right: Gabe McReynolds, Timo Itkonen, Mike Woodard, Rob Montgomery. (Cycling 4 Water/Blog)
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

Snowy conditions the main factor in landing gear collapse at Terrace airport: TSB

Jan. 31, 2020 incident resulted in ‘substantial damage’ to plane, closure of airport but no injuries

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
Adeana Young was selected on July 12 to run as the Green Party candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley in the next federal election. (Submitted Photo/Green Party of Canada Skeena-Bulkley Valley EDA)

Greens choose Adeana Young as candidate for Skeena—Bulkley Valley

Young has served on the Old Massett village council and as a School District 50 trustee

Adeana Young was selected on July 12 to run as the Green Party candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley in the next federal election. (Submitted Photo/Green Party of Canada Skeena-Bulkley Valley EDA)
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, which is abandoned and not used by the community, was burnt down late at night on July 1. (Ivan Terri-Lynn Milton/Facebook)

VIDEO: Fire levels historic Anglican church in northwest B.C. on Canada Day

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Gitwangak was destroyed July 1

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, which is abandoned and not used by the community, was burnt down late at night on July 1. (Ivan Terri-Lynn Milton/Facebook)
A fire caused some damage to the entrance of St. Paul's Anglican Church on Gitwangak Indian Band land on June 26, 2021. Police say the fire is suspicious. (Facebook/Gitwangak Band Office)

RCMP scrutinize suspicious church fire in northwest B.C. for any links to Okanagan blazes

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Gitwangak remains intact after June 26 suspicious fire

A fire caused some damage to the entrance of St. Paul's Anglican Church on Gitwangak Indian Band land on June 26, 2021. Police say the fire is suspicious. (Facebook/Gitwangak Band Office)
Wesley White was diagnosed with a brain injury following a difficult birth in Prince George. He is currently in a support sitting chair. (Submitted Photo/Kristy White)

Nisga’a woman plans to file lawsuit against Northern Health

Kristy White alleges racism, malpractice at Prince George hospital left her child with brain damage

Wesley White was diagnosed with a brain injury following a difficult birth in Prince George. He is currently in a support sitting chair. (Submitted Photo/Kristy White)