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Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)

Soul-searching play set in residential school prepares for reconciliation tour in northern B.C.

The Raven Collective’s production of Bunk #7 by Larry Guno kicks off in Terrace Sept.29

Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)
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Federal Supreme court judge orders new election for Burns Lake band chief

Band to uphold court verdict, current chief councillor steps down

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Parents protest outside Nechako Elementary in Kitimat over concerns of accused predator being hired

Coast Mountain School District 82’s hiring practice being questioned as another witness comes forward

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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)
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)
‘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)
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)
Sim’oogit Ni’isjoohl (Chief Earl Stephens) stands next to a replica of the Ni'isjoohl memorial pole in Laxgalts’ap (Greenville), in the Nass Valley. (Photo courtesy Nisga'a Nation)

Nisga’a delegation headed to Scotland to discuss repatriation of stolen memorial pole

The totem pole was taken in 1929 from Nisga’a House of Ni’isjoohl

Sim’oogit Ni’isjoohl (Chief Earl Stephens) stands next to a replica of the Ni'isjoohl memorial pole in Laxgalts’ap (Greenville), in the Nass Valley. (Photo courtesy Nisga'a Nation)
Nathan Cullen, minister responsible for immigration, during a summer 2022 art unveiling at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. Cullen recently met with the federal government asking for more control over immigration for the province. (Thom Barker photo)

B.C. asks federal government for more autonomy over immigration to solve labour shortage

Immigration minister Nathan Cullen lobbies Ottawa to up medical professionals sponsorship to 10,000

Nathan Cullen, minister responsible for immigration, during a summer 2022 art unveiling at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. Cullen recently met with the federal government asking for more control over immigration for the province. (Thom Barker photo)
Donald Preston was last seen on July 31. (RCMP submitted photo)

Family of missing B.C. man turns to investigator behind popular podcast to help solve case

Investigator claims foul play involved, Quesnel RCMP says no evidence yet to suggest that

Donald Preston was last seen on July 31. (RCMP submitted photo)
Prince Rupert owned CityWest launched fibre-optic services in Fraser Lake this week. (File photo, Black Press)

CityWest launches fibre-optic services in Fraser Lake

Village of Fraser Lake funded the $2.1 million project through a partnership agreement

Prince Rupert owned CityWest launched fibre-optic services in Fraser Lake this week. (File photo, Black Press)
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)
Unite Here Local 40 has been ordered to pay Civeo Corporation $500,000 for defamatory statements against the company. (Civeo Photo)

Unite Here Local 40 ordered to pay Civeo $500,000 for defamation

The union had accused the company of breaking it’s promises to First Nations people

Unite Here Local 40 has been ordered to pay Civeo Corporation $500,000 for defamatory statements against the company. (Civeo Photo)
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)
A fainting goat climbs up a volunteer as she practices yoga at a barn in Vanderhoof. (Photo courtesy, Alley Gensick)

Vanderhoof barn brings goat yoga to northwest B.C.

The yoga session will be held in July in a barn filled with fainting goats

A fainting goat climbs up a volunteer as she practices yoga at a barn in Vanderhoof. (Photo courtesy, Alley Gensick)
Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)

Minister Cullen’s signboard in northwest B.C. riding defaced with hate graffiti

‘You do not represent northwest’: Minister calls out idiocy of mischief makers in tweet

Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)
A photo from Nov. 2021, when the RCMP were deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. The Crown counsel will be pursuing criminal charges against 19 of the 27 arrested from the site. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)

Key leader of Coastal GasLink pipeline opposition charged with criminal contempt

Sleydo’ (Molly Wickam ) among 19 charged following arrest in fall 2021

A photo from Nov. 2021, when the RCMP were deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. The Crown counsel will be pursuing criminal charges against 19 of the 27 arrested from the site. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)

Northern B.C. communities among top 5 spots where black bears are killed most

Prince George tops the list, followed by 100 Mile house, Quesnel & Burns Lake

Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)
The petition signatories include workers at Civeo at Sitka Lodge, Horizon North Dexterra at the LNG site, and Crossroads Lodge. (File photo)

200 LNG Canada camp workers push for 12 per cent wage increase amidst inflation

Union says many contracted workers left out of wage hikes last month

The petition signatories include workers at Civeo at Sitka Lodge, Horizon North Dexterra at the LNG site, and Crossroads Lodge. (File photo)
The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution for Women, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press Media)

Overrepresentation of Indigenous women in custody reaches historic levels in B.C.

Replicating ineffective systems not working, say advocates

The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution for Women, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press Media)