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Housing prices have climbed dramatically in Kitimat and Terrace following last fall’s LNG Canada construction announcement. (File photo)

House prices soar in Kitimat, Terrace

Kitimat realtor also raises issue of affordability

Housing prices have climbed dramatically in Kitimat and Terrace following last fall’s LNG Canada construction announcement. (File photo)
Haida elder Jiixa (Gladys Vandal) is presented with an honorary doctorate by Ralph Nilson, VIU president and vice-chancellor, left, and Louise Mandell, VIU chancellor, at the university’s convocation ceremony Monday. (CHRIS BUSH/Black Press Media)

Haida ‘wisdom-keepers’ receive university’s highest honours

Nine Haida elders presented with honourary doctorates for preserving Haida language and culture

Haida elder Jiixa (Gladys Vandal) is presented with an honorary doctorate by Ralph Nilson, VIU president and vice-chancellor, left, and Louise Mandell, VIU chancellor, at the university’s convocation ceremony Monday. (CHRIS BUSH/Black Press Media)
The Seven Sisters mental health facility on the grounds of Mills Memorial Hospital will be torn down, but a new and larger one is to be built. (file photo)

New Seven Sisters replacement confirmed

Mental health facility will have 25 beds, up from 20 in current facility

The Seven Sisters mental health facility on the grounds of Mills Memorial Hospital will be torn down, but a new and larger one is to be built. (file photo)
Minister Adrian Dix was in Terrace May 21 to announce the business plan for the new Mills Memorial Hospital has been completed, opening the door to the construction phase. (Brittany Gervais photo)

Terrace hospital’s business plan approved

Health Minister’s announcement opens door to construction phase

Minister Adrian Dix was in Terrace May 21 to announce the business plan for the new Mills Memorial Hospital has been completed, opening the door to the construction phase. (Brittany Gervais photo)
The level crossing, which features a twisty ‘s’ curve for traffic crossing over CN’s tracks, is the last of its kind along Hwy16 within B.C. (Rod Link photo)

Keep highway money in region, officials say

At stake is more than $30 million from shelved overpass project

The level crossing, which features a twisty ‘s’ curve for traffic crossing over CN’s tracks, is the last of its kind along Hwy16 within B.C. (Rod Link photo)
BC Hydro’s Skeena Substation is a key part of the electrical network in the region. But more capacity and infrastructure would be needed to service all of the crown corporation’s potential LNG customers. (File photo)

New power line needed for LNG project

Would connect Site C to LNG plant at Kitimat

BC Hydro’s Skeena Substation is a key part of the electrical network in the region. But more capacity and infrastructure would be needed to service all of the crown corporation’s potential LNG customers. (File photo)
Terrace resident Amanda Ramsay is one of four people running for the New Democratic Party nomination for the Skeena - Bulkley Valley riding. (Brittany Gervais photo)

Life experience key to NDP nomination hopeful

Amanda Ramsay is one of four in the running

Terrace resident Amanda Ramsay is one of four people running for the New Democratic Party nomination for the Skeena - Bulkley Valley riding. (Brittany Gervais photo)
Haida youth, Haana Edenshaw, at the UN in New York City. (JasKwaan Anne Facebook photo)

Haida youth travels to New York for UN forum on Indigenous issues

Haana Edensaw presented her speech in Xaad Kil, Masset dialect of the Haida language

Haida youth, Haana Edenshaw, at the UN in New York City. (JasKwaan Anne Facebook photo)
A nomination date has been set by the New Democratic Party to choose a candidate for the Oct. 21 federal election now that Nathan Cullen, the sitting MP for the Skeena - Bulkley Valley riding, has decided to retire from federal politics. (File photo)

Nomination date set to replace retiring NDP MP Nathan Cullen

One candidate confirmed so far and others interested

A nomination date has been set by the New Democratic Party to choose a candidate for the Oct. 21 federal election now that Nathan Cullen, the sitting MP for the Skeena - Bulkley Valley riding, has decided to retire from federal politics. (File photo)
Coastal GasLink’s natural gas pipeline will run from northeastern B.C. to Kitimat, but one MP is wondering if a portion of it can be moved to avoid First Nations opposition. (File photo)

Move natural gas pipeline, MP suggests

Coastal GasLink could then avoid opposition

Coastal GasLink’s natural gas pipeline will run from northeastern B.C. to Kitimat, but one MP is wondering if a portion of it can be moved to avoid First Nations opposition. (File photo)
Nathan Cullen signing the official register as the newly-elected Member of Parliament for Skeena - Bulkley Valley in 2004. (File photo)

NDP to start candidate search

Follows decision by Nathan Cullen to retire from politics

Nathan Cullen signing the official register as the newly-elected Member of Parliament for Skeena - Bulkley Valley in 2004. (File photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan, fifth from the left, meets with northwestern B.C. local government representatives belonging to the Northwest B.C. Resource Benefits Alliance. (File photo)

Benefits alliance to hire full-time manager

Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance’s goal is more money from the province for local governments

B.C. Premier John Horgan, fifth from the left, meets with northwestern B.C. local government representatives belonging to the Northwest B.C. Resource Benefits Alliance. (File photo)
Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen (Black Press file photo)

Cullen remains uncertain about political future

Says he’ll make decision in early March

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen (Black Press file photo)
Terrace resident Ben Korving at a press conference in Ottawa Feb. 20 following the introduction of a bill he inspired that would make all plastics either recyclable or compostable. The bill was introduced by Skeena - Bulkley Valley NDP MP Nathan Cullen, seen here beside Korving. (Photo courtesy Nathan Cullen)

Terrace resident’s bill banning single-use plastics introduced in Ottawa

MP Nathan Cullen’s presented Ben Korving’s private member’s bill Wednesday

Terrace resident Ben Korving at a press conference in Ottawa Feb. 20 following the introduction of a bill he inspired that would make all plastics either recyclable or compostable. The bill was introduced by Skeena - Bulkley Valley NDP MP Nathan Cullen, seen here beside Korving. (Photo courtesy Nathan Cullen)
WestJet is cutting its direct Terrace to Calgary service as of March 5. (Nicholas Pescod/Black Press Media)

WestJet bails on Terrace-Calgary connection

Cites low passenger numbers

WestJet is cutting its direct Terrace to Calgary service as of March 5. (Nicholas Pescod/Black Press Media)
The Conservative Party’s float in the 2018 Seafest in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough/The Northern View photo)

Kitimat resident is Conservative choice for fall election

Claire Rattée is a former Kitimat councillor

The Conservative Party’s float in the 2018 Seafest in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough/The Northern View photo)
Pretivm Resources has been given approval to increase production at its Brucejack gold mine in northwestern B.C. (Pretivm Resources photo)

Northwestern B.C. mining activity grows

Exploration expenditures increase for second year

Pretivm Resources has been given approval to increase production at its Brucejack gold mine in northwestern B.C. (Pretivm Resources photo)
Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen. (File photo)

MP Cullen undecided about running again

He was first elected to represent Skeena - Bulkley Valley in 2004

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen. (File photo)
Tanker cars carrying any number of liquids are a common site on the country’s rail lines. (Harvey Henkelmann photo)

Author warns of dangerous goods being carried by rail

Bruce Campbell wrote book on Lac-Mégantic disaster

Tanker cars carrying any number of liquids are a common site on the country’s rail lines. (Harvey Henkelmann photo)
Natural gas rates to drop

Natural gas rates to drop

Rate relief follows years of high prices

Natural gas rates to drop