Jake Wray

Mills Memorial Hospital is busier with COVID-19 patients now than at any other time in the pandemic. This photo shows the hospital in April 2020, during the early days of the pandemic. (File photo)
Mills Memorial Hospital is busier with COVID-19 patients now than at any other time in the pandemic. This photo shows the hospital in April 2020, during the early days of the pandemic. (File photo)
A teacher at Uplands Elementary School in Terrace, B.C. who was exposed to COVID-19 has come foward with concerns about the speed of Northern Health’s contact tracing. This photo shows Uplands Elementary students participating in a drive-by greet with teachers and school staff, which was held April 3 when schools were closed in the early days of the pandemic. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

Terrace teacher exposed to COVID-19 irked by 1-week lag in notification at his school

Surge in cases strains Northern Health’s contact tracing capacity

A teacher at Uplands Elementary School in Terrace, B.C. who was exposed to COVID-19 has come foward with concerns about the speed of Northern Health’s contact tracing. This photo shows Uplands Elementary students participating in a drive-by greet with teachers and school staff, which was held April 3 when schools were closed in the early days of the pandemic. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
RCMP released this photo of a vehicle of interest in their investigation into the hit and run death of 30-year-old Cameron Kerr, which occurred near Terrace, B.C. in the early hours of Nov. 18, 2018. The vehicle may belong to a person of interest who is from the Lower Mainland. (RCMP handout photo)

‘What if?’: RCMP ID persons of interest in fatal northern B.C. hit-and-run, no charges laid

Victim’s family hope persons of interest in Lower Mainland will come forward

RCMP released this photo of a vehicle of interest in their investigation into the hit and run death of 30-year-old Cameron Kerr, which occurred near Terrace, B.C. in the early hours of Nov. 18, 2018. The vehicle may belong to a person of interest who is from the Lower Mainland. (RCMP handout photo)
City of Terrace road crews had to replace this stop sign at the corner of Davis St. and Munroe Ave. in Terrace two times after someone spray-painted a swastika on it on Nov. 3 and again on Nov. 4. (Callan Williamson/Facebook)

Swastikas painted on Terrace stop signs

Such behaviour won’t be tolerated, mayor says

City of Terrace road crews had to replace this stop sign at the corner of Davis St. and Munroe Ave. in Terrace two times after someone spray-painted a swastika on it on Nov. 3 and again on Nov. 4. (Callan Williamson/Facebook)
Terrace RCMP are asking for the public’s help in location Tova Wood, who has been missing since Monday, Nov. 2. Family and friends are concerned for her well-being. (Terrace RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Missing woman found safe

Tova Wood was reported missing Monday Nov. 2 after leaving hospital

Terrace RCMP are asking for the public’s help in location Tova Wood, who has been missing since Monday, Nov. 2. Family and friends are concerned for her well-being. (Terrace RCMP handout)
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Man dies in Gitlaxt’aamiks (New Aiyansh) after being taken into police custody

IIO and BC Corners Service conducting independent investigations

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This train derailed between Terrace and Prince Rupert on July 18, 2019. One train car spilled wood pellets, and no dangerous goods were involved. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

City council rebuffs rail inquiry request

One councillor calls it “effort to stall projects, move goal posts and use city council as a political tool to make a political statement”

This train derailed between Terrace and Prince Rupert on July 18, 2019. One train car spilled wood pellets, and no dangerous goods were involved. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)
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Terrace changes approach to inland port

The City of Terrace is taking a new approach to bylaw and…

Jake Wray/Terrace Standard                                David Block, director of development services for the City of Terrace, explains City staff’s new approach to bylaw and official community plan amendments associated with the proposed inland port development.
This black bear was seen rifling through an apartment dumpster near the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre on Sept. 15. There has been a sharp increase in bear/human conflicts and bear euthanizations in the Northwest this year, according to the B.C. Conservation Officers Service. (Facebook photo courtesy Paras Sharma)

Conflicts between humans and bears increase drastically in north coast B.C.

Lack of natural food driving bears toward towns

This black bear was seen rifling through an apartment dumpster near the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre on Sept. 15. There has been a sharp increase in bear/human conflicts and bear euthanizations in the Northwest this year, according to the B.C. Conservation Officers Service. (Facebook photo courtesy Paras Sharma)
The Nisga’a Nation lifted its local state of emergency Sept. 11. The state of emergency was enacted Sept. after three positive COVID-19 cases were detected in the Nass Valley. (File photo)

Nisga’a Nation lifts local state of emergency

No new COVID-19 cases detected since state of emergency was enacted

The Nisga’a Nation lifted its local state of emergency Sept. 11. The state of emergency was enacted Sept. after three positive COVID-19 cases were detected in the Nass Valley. (File photo)
Taylor Bachrach, NDP MP for Skeena—Bulkley Valley, is seen here at the former ET Kenney school building in Terrace during a tour with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Aug. 19 (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

MP Taylor Bachrach shares Labour Day thoughts

Many front-line workers underpaid, undervalued, Bachrach says

Taylor Bachrach, NDP MP for Skeena—Bulkley Valley, is seen here at the former ET Kenney school building in Terrace during a tour with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Aug. 19 (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
The Nisga’a Nation has issued strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols following a potential COVID-19 case in the Nass Valley. (File photo)

Three COVID-19 cases confirmed in the Nass Valley

Nisga’a Nation under strict safety protocols since possible COVID-19 exposure at memorial services

The Nisga’a Nation has issued strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols following a potential COVID-19 case in the Nass Valley. (File photo)
Artist Mike Dangeli sketches a figure on the Highway of Tears memorial totem pole he is carving under a tent in his back yard in Terrace on July 22. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

Highway of Tears memorial totem pole to be raised tomorrow

Attendance limited due to COVID-19 safety precautions, but event will stream online

Artist Mike Dangeli sketches a figure on the Highway of Tears memorial totem pole he is carving under a tent in his back yard in Terrace on July 22. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
The Nisga’a Nation has issued strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols following a potential COVID-19 case in the Nass Valley. (File photo)

Nisga’a Nation enacts emergency measures after possible COVID-19 exposure

Attendees of memorial services for Dr. Joseph Gosnell ordered to self-isolate

The Nisga’a Nation has issued strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols following a potential COVID-19 case in the Nass Valley. (File photo)
Tow truck impounded after attempting to impound street racers

Tow truck impounded after attempting to impound street racers

Tow truck driver failed a breathalyzer test

Tow truck impounded after attempting to impound street racers
Skeena — Bulkley Valley politicians react to new Conservative Party leader

Skeena — Bulkley Valley politicians react to new Conservative Party leader

Erin O’Toole was elected leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Aug. 24, 2020

Skeena — Bulkley Valley politicians react to new Conservative Party leader
Phil Germuth, District of Kitimat mayor, and David Pfeiffer, president of Coastal GasLink, break ground on the Kitimat meter station Aug. 6, 2020. The meter station will compress and measure gas leaving the pipeline destined for LNG Canada’s export terminal. (Photo courtesy Coastal GasLink)

Coastal GasLink breaks ground on meter station in Kitimat

Meter station marks final point on pipeline that stretches from Northeast B.C.

Phil Germuth, District of Kitimat mayor, and David Pfeiffer, president of Coastal GasLink, break ground on the Kitimat meter station Aug. 6, 2020. The meter station will compress and measure gas leaving the pipeline destined for LNG Canada’s export terminal. (Photo courtesy Coastal GasLink)
Artist Mike Dangeli sketches a figure on the Highway of Tears memorial totem pole he is carving under a tent in his back yard in Terrace on July 22. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

Highway of Tears memorial totem pole to be raised on Kitsumkalum territory west of Terrace

Totem pole will stand overlooking the Skeena river, providing place for families to visit, remember

Artist Mike Dangeli sketches a figure on the Highway of Tears memorial totem pole he is carving under a tent in his back yard in Terrace on July 22. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
This concept artwork from July 2020 shows the inland port planned for the former Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace. (Image courtesy Hatha Callis, Progressive Ventures Group)

Major train cargo facility planned on former Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace

The proposed development is now entering its public feedback phase, with open house planned July 29

This concept artwork from July 2020 shows the inland port planned for the former Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace. (Image courtesy Hatha Callis, Progressive Ventures Group)
NAV CANADA has temporarily suspended the night shift at its flight service station, which provides weather data and other support to pilots, at the Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat which is seen here from the runway on June 22, 2020. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

Four air ambulance flights out of Terrace delayed or cancelled

Pandemic precautions caused nighttime closure of service station providing weather data to pilots

NAV CANADA has temporarily suspended the night shift at its flight service station, which provides weather data and other support to pilots, at the Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat which is seen here from the runway on June 22, 2020. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)