Trevor Hewitt

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward                                 Drug overdose deaths have jumped dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Northwest B.C. had three deaths attributed to drug overdoses.

Illicit overdose deaths on the rise during COVID-19: Northern Health

March 2020 saw a 61 per cent increase in illicit overdose deaths province-wide compared to February

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward                                 Drug overdose deaths have jumped dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Northwest B.C. had three deaths attributed to drug overdoses.
IIO BC is a civilian oversight agency that investigates incidents involving police officers that result in death or serious harm to determine whether or not an officer may have committed an offence. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. police watchdog group investigating after June 1 death of Kitimat man

The man was reported to have fallen a number of times while in police custody on May 30

IIO BC is a civilian oversight agency that investigates incidents involving police officers that result in death or serious harm to determine whether or not an officer may have committed an offence. (Black Press Media file photo)
Employees at Nelson’s Save-On-Foods and other grocery stores are working in stressful conditions during the pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper

Union calling for Save-On-Foods to extend COVID-19 worker incentive program

Save-On-Foods is ending its two-dollar-an-hour pay increase on May 30

Employees at Nelson’s Save-On-Foods and other grocery stores are working in stressful conditions during the pandemic. Photo: Tyler Harper
A photo of the Bish Creek wildfire, currently approximately 15 hectares in size as of the afternoon of May 11. (District of Kitimat photo)

UPDATE: District of Kitimat says wildfire believed to be human caused

The fire is currently covering approximately 15 hectares

A photo of the Bish Creek wildfire, currently approximately 15 hectares in size as of the afternoon of May 11. (District of Kitimat photo)
Northwest sees 0 fentanyl-detected deaths in January but Northern Health numbers static

Northwest sees 0 fentanyl-detected deaths in January but Northern Health numbers static

Northern Health saw six fentanyl-detected deaths in January, the same as in 2019

Northwest sees 0 fentanyl-detected deaths in January but Northern Health numbers static
Coast Mountain College stock photo. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Coast Mountain College stock photo. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Nav Canada suspends overnight air navigation services at Terrace airport

Nav Canada suspends overnight air navigation services at Terrace airport

Airport will not have a Flight Service Specialist working between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Nav Canada suspends overnight air navigation services at Terrace airport
A photo of the 3D-printed mask straps local millwright Devin Baer has made for workers at Kitimat General Hospital. (Contributed photo)

Kitimat millwright creates 3D-printed mask straps for hospital workers

Devin Baer has 3D printed mask straps and head supports for Kitimat General Hospital workers

A photo of the 3D-printed mask straps local millwright Devin Baer has made for workers at Kitimat General Hospital. (Contributed photo)
Sections of pipe for the western most portion of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline have been arriving steadily at a storage yard north of Kitimat. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Coastal GasLink completes right-of-way clearing for first section of pipeline route

The company completed Section 5 — from Vanderhoof to south of Burns Lake — in late March

Sections of pipe for the western most portion of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline have been arriving steadily at a storage yard north of Kitimat. (Coastal GasLink photo)
Taylor Bachrach speaks at the Honouring our Elders event held Oct. 11 at SSS in Smithers. Bachrach is currently calling for a halt on issuing sports fishing licenses to out-of-province fishers until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Skeena Bulkley Valley MP calling for halt on sport fishing licenses to out-of-province fishers

Bachrach and Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns co-signed the letter to the Minister of Fisheries

Taylor Bachrach speaks at the Honouring our Elders event held Oct. 11 at SSS in Smithers. Bachrach is currently calling for a halt on issuing sports fishing licenses to out-of-province fishers until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
In reaction to the COVID-19 global pandemic, LNG Canada is implementing a number of safety measures at its worksite and lodgings. File photo

Kitimat LNG Canada worker tests positive for COVID-19

The company announced the positive case to its workers on March 28

In reaction to the COVID-19 global pandemic, LNG Canada is implementing a number of safety measures at its worksite and lodgings. File photo
Kitimat General Hospital. (Photo Northern Health)

Northern Health preparing ‘for a changing situation’ in response to COVID-19

The health authority is taking a number of measures to free up hospital capacity where possible

Kitimat General Hospital. (Photo Northern Health)
Northwest Regional Airport manager Carman Hendry. (Quinn Bender photo)

Northwest Regional Airport says ridership extremely low amid COVID-19

The airport has enacted enhanced sanitary measures and reduced flights

Northwest Regional Airport manager Carman Hendry. (Quinn Bender photo)
Coastal GasLink will consult with health authorities before construction recommences

Coastal GasLink will consult with health authorities before construction recommences

The company continues to perform environmental monitoring, pipe delivery and stockpile

Coastal GasLink will consult with health authorities before construction recommences
Taylor Bachrach speaks at the Honouring our Elders event held Oct. 11 at SSS in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

‘We’re living in pretty challenging times’: Bachrach gives thoughts on COVID-19

The Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP asked communities to work together to prepare

Taylor Bachrach speaks at the Honouring our Elders event held Oct. 11 at SSS in Smithers. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Ben Mantel’s photo ‘Spawning Salmon’ was the Wild Salmon category winner for the 2019 SkeenaWild Film & Photo Festival. Recently the regional conservation non-profit released it’s “Opportunities for Sustainable Forestry in Northwest British Columbia” report as a component of a larger Responsible Development Initiative (RDI) within the region. (SkeenaWild Photo)

Indigenous-led land use, reducing annual cut amounts among recommendations from conservation group

SkeenaWild’s report looks at how northwest B.C. can sustainably develop its forestry sector

Ben Mantel’s photo ‘Spawning Salmon’ was the Wild Salmon category winner for the 2019 SkeenaWild Film & Photo Festival. Recently the regional conservation non-profit released it’s “Opportunities for Sustainable Forestry in Northwest British Columbia” report as a component of a larger Responsible Development Initiative (RDI) within the region. (SkeenaWild Photo)
Vicky Serafini (Centre) is co-owner of Thimbleberry Farm along with her husband. The Young Agrarians will be holding the second annual Skeena-Bulkley Farmers Meet & Greet on March 7 from 2-6 p.m. at Thimbleberry Farm located at 2206 Archer Avenue in Terrace. (Contributed photo)

Terrace farm hosts second annual meet and greet for farmers in Skeena-Bulkley Valley

The event will be held at Thimbleberry Farm in Terrace on March 7

Vicky Serafini (Centre) is co-owner of Thimbleberry Farm along with her husband. The Young Agrarians will be holding the second annual Skeena-Bulkley Farmers Meet & Greet on March 7 from 2-6 p.m. at Thimbleberry Farm located at 2206 Archer Avenue in Terrace. (Contributed photo)
Illustration of coronavirus particles in the lung. (Science Photo Library via AP Images)

Northern Health recommends self-quarantine for people returning from Hubei

The healthcare provider said it isn’t neccessary for healthy children to wear face masks

Illustration of coronavirus particles in the lung. (Science Photo Library via AP Images)
A makeshift blockade at the site with an upside-down Canadian flag that reads “Consultation ≠ Consent”. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
A makeshift blockade at the site with an upside-down Canadian flag that reads “Consultation ≠ Consent”. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
A makeshift blockade near New Hazelton that shut down rail traffic to the Port of Prince Rupert has been removed. Port authorities said Prince Rupert operations are in the process of resuming.
A makeshift blockade near New Hazelton that shut down rail traffic to the Port of Prince Rupert has been removed. Port authorities said Prince Rupert operations are in the process of resuming.