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Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)

Skeena MLA says decriminalization sends the wrong message

MLA for Skeena Ellis Ross wants a bigger conversation around the harm caused by illicit drugs

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
This chihuahua was among the animals rescued in Fort St. James. (BC SPCA)

BC SPCA seize 123 neglected animals in Fort St. James, 130 found dead in Vanderhoof

A staggering 120 cats and three small dogs were taken from the property

This chihuahua was among the animals rescued in Fort St. James. (BC SPCA)
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson (Black Press file)

UPDATE: Sobering centre, complex-care housing coming to northern B.C.

The province is funding a new sobering and assessment centre in Prince George

Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson (Black Press file)
Premier John Horgan with Sharon Greenway, a Newcrest Mining employee and Tahltan Band Councillor Rocky Jackson at Red Chris mine June 9. (Submitted photo)

B.C. Premier John Horgan makes historic visit to Tahltan Nation

First premier to visit the region in more than 30 years

Premier John Horgan with Sharon Greenway, a Newcrest Mining employee and Tahltan Band Councillor Rocky Jackson at Red Chris mine June 9. (Submitted photo)
Chad Day (left), president of the Tahltan Central Government visits a mining project in Northwest B.C. (File photo)

B.C., Tahltan sign historic agreement on gold and silver mine

Agreement marks a milestone as the first time UNDRIP is applied to a resource development project

Chad Day (left), president of the Tahltan Central Government visits a mining project in Northwest B.C. (File photo)
Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Soccer is my religion’: Nick Kollias built up the game he loves in northern B.C.

As a child in Greece, Kollias was gifted a soccer ball and the rest is history

Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
By wrapping residential school survivors in blankets the community is showing support and respect for them. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Honouring our children event marks Kamloops 215 anniversary in Terrace

First Nations and allies honour lost children at Terrace City Hall on anniversary of Kamloops 215 announcement

By wrapping residential school survivors in blankets the community is showing support and respect for them. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Terrace Dr. Sasha Langille-Rowe was named recipient of the First Five Years in Practice Award by the BC College of Family Physicians. (Submitted photo)

Terrace doctor honoured with First Five Years in Practice Award

Terrace sweeps family doctor’s awards

Terrace Dr. Sasha Langille-Rowe was named recipient of the First Five Years in Practice Award by the BC College of Family Physicians. (Submitted photo)
A sneak peak at some of the items that will be in a draw basket at the very first Vanderhoof Pride event. (Kjerstina Larsen/Facebook)

B.C. community to hold first official Pride event in its history

Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen plans to attend the event to promote inclusivity

A sneak peak at some of the items that will be in a draw basket at the very first Vanderhoof Pride event. (Kjerstina Larsen/Facebook)
Family doctor Jaco Strydom with one of his therapy horses at his home in Terrace. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)

Terrace doctor honoured by college of family physicians for work with patients

Dr. Jaco Strydom wins 2022 My Family Doctor Award

Family doctor Jaco Strydom with one of his therapy horses at his home in Terrace. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)
Vanderhoof International Airshow Society is warning the public about an ongoing scam.

Don’t fall for it: Scam alert at Vanderhoof Air Show

”Please do not pay! Let us know and if possible report the scam.”

Vanderhoof International Airshow Society is warning the public about an ongoing scam.
Members of the Governing Body of the Highway of Tears gathered in Prince George on the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. (Submitted photo)

‘Pillars of Hope and Strength’ to honour Indigenous lives lost along Highway 16

Pillars made of local red cedar by Indigenous artists will be raised in Prince George and Prince Rupert

Members of the Governing Body of the Highway of Tears gathered in Prince George on the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. (Submitted photo)
A W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

UPDATE: Northern B.C. school to no longer acknowledge Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Elementary school adopts more inclusive approach to activities on those days

A W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)

B.C. rolls out emergency preparedness funds for First Nations and municipalities

Funding will go toward capacity building for emergency support in those communities

B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)
As part of their White Coat Ceremony the graduating students received their wood shingle and their long white coat to mark their transition from students to doctors. (Submitted photo)

UBC Northern Medical Program celebrates Class of 2022 with a focus on rural health

One of those grads is Jennifer Vandenberg, who grew up in Telkwa and has a dairy farm with her husband in the Smithers area

As part of their White Coat Ceremony the graduating students received their wood shingle and their long white coat to mark their transition from students to doctors. (Submitted photo)
Fraser Lake CAO Rodney Holland and Fraser Lake Mayor Sarrah Storey outline their community forest plan. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)

‘Logging of tomorrow’: Community forest helps Fraser Lake move forward

The Village of Fraser Lake has a vision for the future of logging in northern B.C.

Fraser Lake CAO Rodney Holland and Fraser Lake Mayor Sarrah Storey outline their community forest plan. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)
Photo supplied Elections BC
A map showing B.C.’s 87 provincial electoral districts as of 2022. Up to six new electoral districts could be added in time for the next provincial election in 2024, and public input on possible changes is now being sought.

B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission seeks input from northerners

B.C. residents can propose changes to electoral districts through a new online mapping application

Photo supplied Elections BC
A map showing B.C.’s 87 provincial electoral districts as of 2022. Up to six new electoral districts could be added in time for the next provincial election in 2024, and public input on possible changes is now being sought.
RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

No charges yet in Fort St. James trailer park murder investigation

Investigation into February homicide remains “active and ongoing”: RCMP

RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
University of Northern British Columbia’s Prince George campus. (Photo courtesy UNBC)

UNBC recognized as 1 of Canada’s greenest employers

UNBC worked on lowering its energy consumption in partnership with BC Hydro

University of Northern British Columbia’s Prince George campus. (Photo courtesy UNBC)
Fort St. James speed skater Liam Reidlinger competed at the Canada West Youth Speed Skating championships in Selkirk, Manitoba. (Submitted photo)

Fort St. James speed skater Liam Reidlinger back from Canada West youth championships

It was a chance to get more experience after competing in the B.C. provincials

Fort St. James speed skater Liam Reidlinger competed at the Canada West Youth Speed Skating championships in Selkirk, Manitoba. (Submitted photo)