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Hwy 16 is closed in both directions from around three kilometres east of Terrace to 24 kilometres west of Cedarvale due to a vehicle incident. (Kevin Andolfatto/Facebook)

UPDATE: Hwy 16 closed due to vehicle incident near Usk

Logging and fuel trucks involved, no injuries reported

Elyse Suz-Ann Mather is wanted on a warrant for charges of possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and carrying a concealed weapon. (Photo: RCMP)

Wanted: Elyse Suz-Ann Mather

Woman charged with possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Police found a large cache of firearms and other weapons after executing a search warrant during the investigation of a firearm incident at a New Hazelton residence. (RCMP photo)

New Hazelton RCMP seize guns, drugs, stolen property following firearm incident

More than $20K worth of stolen items include power tools, artwork and computers

The New Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)

New Hazelton woman shot in ‘home invasion’: police

An incident early Sunday morning in which shots were fired resulted in non-life-threatening injuries

The New Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)
Northern Health says it will be adjusting services to strengthen patient safety due to existing staffing challenges and Omicron-related COVID-19 staffing pressures. Surgical service postponements are planned or ongoing in the coming weeks at hospitals in Prince George, Hazelton, Smithers and Dawson Creek. (UBC photo)

Staffing crunch: Northern Health announces temporary service changes

Staffing levels are being impacted by existing challenges and COVID-19

Northern Health says it will be adjusting services to strengthen patient safety due to existing staffing challenges and Omicron-related COVID-19 staffing pressures. Surgical service postponements are planned or ongoing in the coming weeks at hospitals in Prince George, Hazelton, Smithers and Dawson Creek. (UBC photo)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s family angry and frustrated as her murder remains unsolved

It’s been one year since the Port Moody woman disappeared. Her body was found in Hope weeks later

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
A tsunami advisory was issued Jan. 15 around 5 a.m. for coastal B.C. (U.S. Tsunami Warning System image)

UPDATE: All B.C. Tsunami advisories cleared

Advisories remain in place for Vancouver Island’s western and southern coasts

A tsunami advisory was issued Jan. 15 around 5 a.m. for coastal B.C. (U.S. Tsunami Warning System image)
WorkSafeBC said in a statement they have issued previous orders regarding the control of harmful airborne dust and accumulations. (Rio Tinto photo)

WorkSafeBC slaps Rio Tinto with $680K fine for high-risk violation caused by airborne contaminants

Rio Tinto claims control measures were cleared by WorkSafe BC after inspection

WorkSafeBC said in a statement they have issued previous orders regarding the control of harmful airborne dust and accumulations. (Rio Tinto photo)
Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, calls for a vote to roll back a five per cent water and sewer rate increase voted for at the March 26 council meeting. (Thom Barker photo)
Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, calls for a vote to roll back a five per cent water and sewer rate increase voted for at the March 26 council meeting. (Thom Barker photo)
CityWest crew installing high speed fibre internet in Smithers in 2015. (Chris Gareau photo)

Update: CityWest’s phone outage issue resolved

Customers were without phone service due to an outage that began on Thursday morning

CityWest crew installing high speed fibre internet in Smithers in 2015. (Chris Gareau photo)
A BC Transit bus parked at a stop in front of Skeena Mall on May 21, 2020 in Terrace B.C. This summer, new NextRide technology will allow riders to see the location of northwest B.C. buses in real time using apps like Google Maps or Transit App. (Black Press Media file photo)
A BC Transit bus parked at a stop in front of Skeena Mall on May 21, 2020 in Terrace B.C. This summer, new NextRide technology will allow riders to see the location of northwest B.C. buses in real time using apps like Google Maps or Transit App. (Black Press Media file photo)
Highway 16 was closed near Houston for most of the day due to a collision between a logging truck and a car that claimed the life of the car driver. (File photo/Houston Today)

UPDATE: Two-vehicle crash east of Houston claims life of one driver

Highway was closed for most of the day following collision between logging truck and another vehicle

Highway 16 was closed near Houston for most of the day due to a collision between a logging truck and a car that claimed the life of the car driver. (File photo/Houston Today)
Highway 16 is closed between the Port Edward turnoff and Exstew Gate due to freezing rain. (Photo: Pixabay)

UPDATE: Hwy 16 closed between Prince Rupert and Terrace due to freezing rain

Closure stretches from Port Edward Turnoff to Exstew Gate

Highway 16 is closed between the Port Edward turnoff and Exstew Gate due to freezing rain. (Photo: Pixabay)
Weapons were seized from an 11th Ave East residence on Jan. 8, after a gunshot was reported on Jan. 7. A Prince Rupert man has been arrested. (Photo: supplied RCMP)

Loaded and prohibited firearms and weapons seized in Prince Rupert

Gunshot on 11th Ave. East leads to man’s arrest

Weapons were seized from an 11th Ave East residence on Jan. 8, after a gunshot was reported on Jan. 7. A Prince Rupert man has been arrested. (Photo: supplied RCMP)
More people are working now in northwestern B.C. than a year ago, indicate figures released Jan. 7 by Statistics Canada. (The Canadian Press)

Labour force grows in northwest B.C.

Region continues to recover from pandemic

More people are working now in northwestern B.C. than a year ago, indicate figures released Jan. 7 by Statistics Canada. (The Canadian Press)
Tips given to Northern BC Crime Stoppers led to nine arrests in 2021. (Pixabay image)

Northern BC Crime Stoppers tips led to $15,000 in drug and cash seizures last year

The group received nearly 1,000 tips in 2021, only lagging 2020’s totals

Tips given to Northern BC Crime Stoppers led to nine arrests in 2021. (Pixabay image)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Shames Mountain will be offering four free lift passes daily at libraries in Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert starting Jan. 6, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Free lift passes to Shames Mountain available soon from northwest B.C. public libraries

Four passes will be offered daily at Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert libraries starting Jan. 6

Shames Mountain will be offering four free lift passes daily at libraries in Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert starting Jan. 6, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon), right, cuts a cake during a 2017 celebration at Hagwilget Hall of the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision. (Taylor Bachrach photo)

Legendary Gitxsan Indigenous rights leader dies at age 85

Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon) was the named plaintiff in the landmark court case and a renowned artist

Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon), right, cuts a cake during a 2017 celebration at Hagwilget Hall of the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision. (Taylor Bachrach photo)
Melonie Eva is the primary complainant in the human rights case against the owner of Spruce Hills Resort and Spa. File photo.

South Cariboo resort owner’s discrimination appeal dismissed

Kin Wa Chan, owner of Spruce Hills Resort, will have to pay out $173,000 to seven former employees

Melonie Eva is the primary complainant in the human rights case against the owner of Spruce Hills Resort and Spa. File photo.