Chris Gareau

Smithers airport manager Rob Blackburn (left) shows Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and his wife Gurkiran Kaur the view of Hudson Bay Mountain outside the front doors Monday.

NDP leader lands in Northwest B.C.

Consensus has to happen for projects to happen says Jagmeet Singh during a visit to the Northwest.

Smithers airport manager Rob Blackburn (left) shows Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and his wife Gurkiran Kaur the view of Hudson Bay Mountain outside the front doors Monday.
The 5,050-square-metre facility will house a rink, fitness room, gym, and a community rental space. It will also have spaces for community programming in various areas such as wellness and personal development. (Chris Gareau photo)

Upper Skeena Rec Centre could be biomass heated

Come for a tour inside the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre in Hazelton.

The 5,050-square-metre facility will house a rink, fitness room, gym, and a community rental space. It will also have spaces for community programming in various areas such as wellness and personal development. (Chris Gareau photo)
RCMP seek witness for sexual assault investigation

RCMP seek witness for sexual assault investigation

The man is described as an “important indirect witness” who may be from the Hazelton area.

RCMP seek witness for sexual assault investigation
No charges in police shooting deaths of Granisle mother and son

No charges in police shooting deaths of Granisle mother and son

RCMP officer’s actions justified in report including Molotov cocktails and guns in 2016 incident.

No charges in police shooting deaths of Granisle mother and son
The BC Bus North, backed by $2 million in provincial funding, as of June 4 provides two round-trip routes a week between Prince Rupert and Prince George. (BC Transit image)

Debit accepted on new BC Bus North

After first announcing a credit card would be needed, debit accepted as riders get on Hwy 16 bus.

The BC Bus North, backed by $2 million in provincial funding, as of June 4 provides two round-trip routes a week between Prince Rupert and Prince George. (BC Transit image)
Holly ‘Cargo’ Harrison passes through Smithers on his journey from Ushuaia, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. (Chris Gareau photo)

Walking from Argentina to Alaska

Holly ‘Cargo’ Harrison is now in northern B.C. on his journey from Argentina to Alaska.

Holly ‘Cargo’ Harrison passes through Smithers on his journey from Ushuaia, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. (Chris Gareau photo)
President and COO of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Leroy Reitsma (left to right), Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach, and West Fraser vice president Larry Gardner at the site of a wood pellet production facility expected to be running by September the latest. (Chris Gareau photo)

Northwest B.C. pellet plant to provide energy to Asia

Pinnalce Renewable Holdings and West Fraser Timber approve construction of plant in Smithers.

President and COO of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Leroy Reitsma (left to right), Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach, and West Fraser vice president Larry Gardner at the site of a wood pellet production facility expected to be running by September the latest. (Chris Gareau photo)
Nancy Aldoff, provincial professional practice leader for BC Cancer’s Screening Mammography Program, describes the new digital mammography unit in Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Digital mammography service open in Smithers

Successful advocacy to upgrade mammography service and avoid moving services to Terrace…

Nancy Aldoff, provincial professional practice leader for BC Cancer’s Screening Mammography Program, describes the new digital mammography unit in Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Marisca Bakker photo)
View from Smithers Highway 16 webcam during the lunch hour. (DriveBC)

Highway 16 travel advisory

DriveBC does not recommend travel from 30 km east of Burns Lake to 13 km east of Prince Rupert.

View from Smithers Highway 16 webcam during the lunch hour. (DriveBC)
Tabor Ski Resort’s main lodge burned down Wednesday night. (Instagram Photo)

Tabor Ski Resort’s main lodge burns down

Prince George RCMP are on scene as the cause of the fire is investigated.

Tabor Ski Resort’s main lodge burned down Wednesday night. (Instagram Photo)
Nancy Aldoff, provincial professional practice leader for BC Cancer’s Screening Mammography Program, describes the new digital mammography unit in Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Digital mammography service open in Smithers

Successful advocacy to keep mammography service in Smithers celebrated.

Nancy Aldoff, provincial professional practice leader for BC Cancer’s Screening Mammography Program, describes the new digital mammography unit in Bulkley Valley District Hospital. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Coal train derailment near New Hazelton. (Ian Johnston photo)

Train derails in Northwest B.C.

CN reports no injuries or dangerous goods involved after coal train derailment.

Coal train derailment near New Hazelton. (Ian Johnston photo)
Hunting regulation changes up for public feedback

Hunting regulation changes up for public feedback

Many changes include more vehicle prohibitions in Telkwa Mountain area and less mule deer hunting.

Hunting regulation changes up for public feedback
According to the proposed regulations, the bull moose hunting season would be shortened from seven days to three days. (Black Press file photo)

New hunting regulations changes for regions across the province

The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources has released a…

According to the proposed regulations, the bull moose hunting season would be shortened from seven days to three days. (Black Press file photo)
Houston trustee Les Kearns is now vice chair of Bulkley Valley School District 54 after 12 years as chair. Houston trustee Jennifer Williams was elected chair by acclamation. (Chris Gareau photo)

New SD54 chair to deal with potential Houston school closure

Kearns praised for bringing stability to school board

Houston trustee Les Kearns is now vice chair of Bulkley Valley School District 54 after 12 years as chair. Houston trustee Jennifer Williams was elected chair by acclamation. (Chris Gareau photo)
Deadly accident closes Hwy 16 west of Prince George

Deadly accident closes Hwy 16 west of Prince George

UPDATE: Detour opened. A fatal accident closed Highway 16 west of Prince George Thursday afternoon.

Deadly accident closes Hwy 16 west of Prince George
Houston trustee Les Kearns is now vice chair of Bulkley Valley School District 54 after 12 years as chair. Houston trustee Jennifer Williams was elected chair by acclamation. (Chris Gareau photo)

New SD54 chair to deal with potential Houston school closure

The baton has been passed at Bulkley Valley School District 54. After…

Houston trustee Les Kearns is now vice chair of Bulkley Valley School District 54 after 12 years as chair. Houston trustee Jennifer Williams was elected chair by acclamation. (Chris Gareau photo)
More public input on federal riding name change

More public input on federal riding name change

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Cullen taking input until Tuesday on change to Skeena-Pacific Northwest.

More public input on federal riding name change
Skeena-Bulkey Valley MP Nathan Cullen, who wants to be Skeena-Pacific Northwest MP Nathan Cullen. (File photo)

Cullen proposes riding name change

MP Nathan Cullen says he is proposing to Parliament a name change for Skeena-Bulkley Valley.

Skeena-Bulkey Valley MP Nathan Cullen, who wants to be Skeena-Pacific Northwest MP Nathan Cullen. (File photo)
School trip not endorsed due to terrorism fear

School trip not endorsed due to terrorism fear

Bulkley Valley School District 54 chooses not to endorse trip to Europe because of terrorism fear.

School trip not endorsed due to terrorism fear