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The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Vehicles abandoned in Hwy 7 mudslides available for pickup in Agassiz: MOTI

Pickup is available between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., call in advance

The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)

Crews clear vehicles stranded on Hwy 7 early Friday morning

Dozens of vehicles towed from landslide zone remain parked in Agassiz

The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)
A casting call has been announced in Prince Rupert and the region for the first feature movie to be filmed in the city. Cameras will roll in March 2022. (Image: supplied)

Casting call is amplified across Prince Rupert and region

Hollywood north moves to coastal city for filming gothic fantasy

A casting call has been announced in Prince Rupert and the region for the first feature movie to be filmed in the city. Cameras will roll in March 2022. (Image: supplied)
RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)

UPDATE: RCMP clear Coastal GasLink blockade near Houston

Mounties arrest 14 people who are scheduled to appear in Smithers court this afternoon

RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
Dave Craik and Lisa Craik with the kind man who opened his home to them for shelter in Hope. (Special to The News)
Dave Craik and Lisa Craik with the kind man who opened his home to them for shelter in Hope. (Special to The News)
BC Bus North is an interim program run by the provincial government meant to replace Greyhound buses in Northern B.C. communities. An auditor general’s report released on Tuesday, Nov. 16 made three recommendations to improve the service. (B.C. Transit photo)

Only 56% of Greyhound northern routes shuttered in 2018 covered by BC Bus North: report

The auditor general of B.C. released the results of an audit on Tuesday, Nov. 16

BC Bus North is an interim program run by the provincial government meant to replace Greyhound buses in Northern B.C. communities. An auditor general’s report released on Tuesday, Nov. 16 made three recommendations to improve the service. (B.C. Transit photo)
ATCO Future Fuel is to supply renewable natural gas from a plant in Alberta to Pacific Northern Gas. (Photo courtesy ATCO Future Fuel)

Northern natural gas utility to tap into renewable fuel

Renewable natural gas is more environmentally friendly but will cost more

ATCO Future Fuel is to supply renewable natural gas from a plant in Alberta to Pacific Northern Gas. (Photo courtesy ATCO Future Fuel)
(Photo/RCAF)

Armed Forces confirms more than 300 rescued from Agassiz area landslides, floods

Rescue workers are also searching debris along Lougheed Highway

(Photo/RCAF)
Chief Dsta’hyl (Adam Gagnon) stands atop a Coastal GasLink excavator. (Facebook video screenshot)
Chief Dsta’hyl (Adam Gagnon) stands atop a Coastal GasLink excavator. (Facebook video screenshot)
A survey by BC Hydro, found British Columbians still ‘underprepared’ for storm-related power outages. (File photo)
A survey by BC Hydro, found British Columbians still ‘underprepared’ for storm-related power outages. (File photo)
An aerial view of Iskut. The remote northwest B.C. community with a population of 320-350 people has been lobbying authorities for more than 20 years. (Adam Amir/TCG photo)

Trapped in lawlessness: Iskut band’s 20-year fight for an RCMP detachment escalates

Tahltan Central Government fed up with province’s ‘disrespectful’ and ‘shameful’ buck-passing attitude

An aerial view of Iskut. The remote northwest B.C. community with a population of 320-350 people has been lobbying authorities for more than 20 years. (Adam Amir/TCG photo)
The Red Chris open pit mine in northwest B.C., operated by Australian giant Newcrest Mining. In a $3.5 billion deal, Newcrest acquired Pretivm Resources, parent company of Brucejack. (Newcrest mining photo)

Newcrest acquires Brucejack Mine’s parent company Pretivm in a $3.5 billion deal

The Australian mining giant now a major player in B.C.’s Golden Triangle operating Red Chris and Brucejack

The Red Chris open pit mine in northwest B.C., operated by Australian giant Newcrest Mining. In a $3.5 billion deal, Newcrest acquired Pretivm Resources, parent company of Brucejack. (Newcrest mining photo)
Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province requires proof of vaccination for acute care visitors as of Nov. 9

Children under 12, those with medical exemptions excluded from requirement

Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)
RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)

Snowbirds line up overnight at Osoyoos-U.S. border to be first across

Canadians wanting to spend winter in warmer parts of the U.S. have waited 20 months to cross

RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)
Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)

Inquest into northern B.C. police shooting death recommends creating community crisis intervention teams

Shirley and Jovan Williams were killed by RCMP in Granisle following a conflict with neighbours

Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)
Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

BC plans to phase out mink farming industry by 2025

The government is doing this over four years to allow farmers and workers a transition period

Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two Vancouver Island men sentenced to 6 years for fatal hammer attack on friend

Nathen Monsour, Lee Hart pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2018 death of Shawn Campbell

Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
Taylor Bachrach speaks during the Special committee Covid-19 pandemic in June 2020. The Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP is firmly opposed to a Conservative Private Member’s Bill to repeal the North Coast moratorium on Oil Tankers. (File photo)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP reappointed NDP’s transport critic

Taylor Bachrach was also named deputy critic for infrastructure and communities

Taylor Bachrach speaks during the Special committee Covid-19 pandemic in June 2020. The Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP is firmly opposed to a Conservative Private Member’s Bill to repeal the North Coast moratorium on Oil Tankers. (File photo)
Gitanmaax chief councillor Tracey Woods is seen here reading out the band’s decision to the social workers who had come to take back a six-year-old girl from the reserve on Oct. 17. ( Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit/ Facebook)

Judge rules against provincial ministry’s appeal to remove Gitanmaax minor from community

The ruling comes two weeks after band members blocked ministry social workers from taking away child

Gitanmaax chief councillor Tracey Woods is seen here reading out the band’s decision to the social workers who had come to take back a six-year-old girl from the reserve on Oct. 17. ( Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit/ Facebook)
Adeana Young with her husband and four children at home during federal election night on Sept. 20, 2021. (Photo courtesy Adeana Young)

Housing horror story from Haida Gwaii: Former federal Green Party candidate at risk of homelessness

Masset’s local renters pitted against Airbnb and white collared professionals amidst housing shortage, says Adeana Young

Adeana Young with her husband and four children at home during federal election night on Sept. 20, 2021. (Photo courtesy Adeana Young)