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Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)

Prefeasibility study extends northwest B.C. gold mine life by 30 years

Red Chris mine suitable for block caving technique with estimated 8.1 million ounces of gold

Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)
An MMIWG activist kneels near the Highway of Tears Memorial totem pole on Hwy 16, near Kitsumkalum. Two locally produced films from northwest B.C. shed light on the MMIWG issue and activists involved. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
An MMIWG activist kneels near the Highway of Tears Memorial totem pole on Hwy 16, near Kitsumkalum. Two locally produced films from northwest B.C. shed light on the MMIWG issue and activists involved. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

BC Search and Rescue groups warning against use of What3Words app

UK-based app uses three words, instead of longitude and latitude, to locate someone

Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
The northwest’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.8 per cent in August to 7.9 per cent in September 2020, but is still highest of the seven regions in B.C. in which Statistics Canada gathers information. (Black Press Media file photo)

Northwest B.C. jobless rate drops slightly

Unemployment rate still the highest in the province

The northwest’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.8 per cent in August to 7.9 per cent in September 2020, but is still highest of the seven regions in B.C. in which Statistics Canada gathers information. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kids line up during the 2019 Halloween event at the Civic Centre. (Photo courtesy Bev Killbery)
Kids line up during the 2019 Halloween event at the Civic Centre. (Photo courtesy Bev Killbery)
An angler pulls a steelhead out of the river. (Black Press file photo)

B.C. closes Skeena watershed for steelhead effective Oct. 12

Closure based on lowest Tyee Test Fishery returns for steelhead on record, stretching back 66 years

An angler pulls a steelhead out of the river. (Black Press file photo)
Lornelia Cousins, general manager, and Robin Chacko, department manager, hold the cheque worth $2,435.01 to be donated to the Salvation Army on Oct. 4. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Lornelia Cousins, general manager, and Robin Chacko, department manager, hold the cheque worth $2,435.01 to be donated to the Salvation Army on Oct. 4. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Northwest B.C. had a comparatively lower per capita daily rate of new COVID-19 cases compared to most of the north and central parts of the province between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases remain steady in northwest B.C.

Northern Health is offering drop-in vaccine clinics in Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert

Northwest B.C. had a comparatively lower per capita daily rate of new COVID-19 cases compared to most of the north and central parts of the province between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
No serious injuries have been reported but traffic is held up following an accident near Topley this morning (Oct. 7, 2021). (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)
No serious injuries have been reported but traffic was held up following an accident near Topley this morning. (Contributed photo)
No serious injuries have been reported but traffic is held up following an accident near Topley this morning (Oct. 7, 2021). (Angelique Houlihan photo/Houston Today)
No serious injuries have been reported but traffic was held up following an accident near Topley this morning. (Contributed photo)
Kitselas First Nation’s food garden near Terrace. The community’s food-security project is among five other First Nation projects to get provincial funding. (Kitselas First Nation)

Five northwest B.C. First Nation communities to benefit from poverty-reduction funds

Gitxaala, Gitga’at, Kispiox, Kitselas and Sik-E-Dakh receive funding for food security projects

Kitselas First Nation’s food garden near Terrace. The community’s food-security project is among five other First Nation projects to get provincial funding. (Kitselas First Nation)
A panel of provincial health care professionals held a town hall on Sept. 28 to take questions from the public, in an effort to encourage people in the Northern Health region to get vaccinated. (File photo/Lakes District News)

Provincial and Northern Health officials urge vaccinations during virtual town hall

Northern Health residents ask questions directly to health minister and provincial health officer

A panel of provincial health care professionals held a town hall on Sept. 28 to take questions from the public, in an effort to encourage people in the Northern Health region to get vaccinated. (File photo/Lakes District News)
Owners of Hasami Hair Studio, Jason and Natsu Eleuterio, declared on Sept. 28, they are no longer paying taxes in protest of the reoccurring water advisories in the city. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Owners of Hasami Hair Studio, Jason and Natsu Eleuterio, declared on Sept. 28, they are no longer paying taxes in protest of the reoccurring water advisories in the city. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Unifor workers strike outside the smelter in Kitimat July 25. (Contributed photo)

Kitimat aluminum smelter strike ends as union votes and ratifies collective agreement

Both Rio Tinto and Unifor Local 2301 are working on restart plans to ramp up production

Unifor workers strike outside the smelter in Kitimat July 25. (Contributed photo)
Prince Rupert Fire Rescue promotes the safe use of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3 to 9. (Photo: supplied)

Sounds of fire safety

Fire Prevention Week promotes detectors and alarms

Prince Rupert Fire Rescue promotes the safe use of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3 to 9. (Photo: supplied)
A two-vehicle crash at McBride and 2nd resulted in one person being transported to hospital on Oct. 1 (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
A two-vehicle crash at McBride and 2nd resulted in one person being transported to hospital on Oct. 1 (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Jennifer Rice, MLA for the North Coast, is a former Prince Rupert city councillor who sat from 2011 to 2013. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Jennifer Rice, MLA for the North Coast, is a former Prince Rupert city councillor who sat from 2011 to 2013. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert residents can expect cooler than average temperatures starting Oct. 9. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Prince Rupert residents can expect cooler than average temperatures starting Oct. 9. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Natalie Tolmie, 6, is a Grade 1 student at Pineridge Elementary School. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Natalie Tolmie, 6, is a Grade 1 student at Pineridge Elementary School. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
A group of supporters pictured at the encampment located just before the RCMP access control checkpoint at kilometre 27 of the Morice West Forest Service Road from Feb. 5, 2020 show their support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their fight against CGL. (File photo/Houston Today)

Protests renewed along CGL pipeline near Houston

Two people have been arrested; protesters continue to block construction work

A group of supporters pictured at the encampment located just before the RCMP access control checkpoint at kilometre 27 of the Morice West Forest Service Road from Feb. 5, 2020 show their support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their fight against CGL. (File photo/Houston Today)
A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being attacked by a grizzly bear near Granisle. (Eddie Huband photo/Lakes District News)

Photographer sustains serious injuries from grizzly bear attack near Granisle

The victim was transported to hospital in Prince George with serious injuries to his arm

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being attacked by a grizzly bear near Granisle. (Eddie Huband photo/Lakes District News)