Staff Writer

Russian fires put haze over the Bulkley Valley

Despite the haze above the Bulkley Valley, today's air quality is still within the B.C. Ministry of Environment's 24-hour objectives.

Drunk driver caught speeding at 167 km/h on Highway 16

Houston/Granisle police reported a speeding drunk driver and a serious assault in Granisle recently, as well as thefts of unlocked cars.

Natural gas prices drop across northwest B.C.

Northwest residents received a bit of good news for their pockets books as of July 1.

Houston RCMP respond to assaults

Houston RCMP responded to several assaults last week.

Crews spray a layer of freshly packed gravel on Highway 16 east of Topley

Topley sinkhole repairs expected to end by June 30

After one month and $900,000 in repairs, traffic will soon start moving normally through a section of Highway 16 damaged by a sinkhole.

Crews spray a layer of freshly packed gravel on Highway 16 east of Topley

Timber review committee will visit Houston

A special legislative committee has been struck to review options for B.C.’s shrinking timber supply.

Crews dig up a sinkhole that has closed Highway 16 about two kilometres east of Topley on Friday

Highway 16 traffic moving over single-lane bridge east of Topley

A temporary bridge is allowing single-lane traffic to cross over a sinkhole that opened under Highway 16 about two km east of Topley.

Crews dig up a sinkhole that has closed Highway 16 about two kilometres east of Topley on Friday
Ruth Hamblin and the Houston Christian Wildcats won the opening jump over Kayla Gordon and the Cedars Christian Eagles on Saturday night at the Northern Sports Centre

HCS Wildcats win second B.C. basketball banner

Houston Christian School's senior girls basketball team won their final game against Cedars Christian Saturday, capping a perfect season.

Ruth Hamblin and the Houston Christian Wildcats won the opening jump over Kayla Gordon and the Cedars Christian Eagles on Saturday night at the Northern Sports Centre
Bulkley Valley teachers hold a rally along Highway 16 in Smithers on Monday

Teachers to strike next week

The B.C. Teachers' Association has served strike notice for Monday through Wednesday week.

Bulkley Valley teachers hold a rally along Highway 16 in Smithers on Monday
Premier Christy Clark addresses the ninth annual B.C. Natural Resources Forum in Prince George on Jan. 12.

Premier touts mine expansion

Premier Christy Clark says the Huckleberry Mine expansion is proof that her government’s jobs plan is working.

Premier Christy Clark addresses the ninth annual B.C. Natural Resources Forum in Prince George on Jan. 12.
One of the Terrace River Kings tries to put one past the Luckies in their last regular game of the season on Jan. 14. The Luckies dropped the game 4-1

Luckies lacing up for playoffs

The Houston Luckies landed a spot in this year's CIHL playoffs.

One of the Terrace River Kings tries to put one past the Luckies in their last regular game of the season on Jan. 14. The Luckies dropped the game 4-1
Excavators dig out mineral reserves at Huckleberry Mine in 2009. An expansion of the mine

Huckleberry Mine extended to 2021

Workers at Huckleberry Mine will be digging until at least 2021.

Excavators dig out mineral reserves at Huckleberry Mine in 2009. An expansion of the mine

Bush welcomes RCMP watchdog

Linda Bush says B.C.'s new RCMP watchdog is the kind of oversight that was missing after the 2005 shooting death of her son Ian.

A group of Gitxsan hereditary chiefs gathers outside the Gitxsan Treaty Office yesterday.

Gitxsan turmoil over Enbridge deal

A group of Gitxsan hereditary chiefs gathered outside the Gitxsan Treaty Office yesterday.

A group of Gitxsan hereditary chiefs gathers outside the Gitxsan Treaty Office yesterday.

Enbridge deal with First Nation opposed

There's opposition to yesterday's deal between Enbridge and a northwestern First Nation

NovaGold wants out of Galore Creek

A COMPANY that has been a major presence in northwestern mine development wants out.

MLA Pat Bell

Province, USW roll out up-skilling program

A new training program will help northern B.C. workers, particularly those who want to get jobs or promotions in mining and forestry jobs.

MLA Pat Bell

Subway restaurant to open in Houston

A Subway sandwich restaurant will open with late-night and early morning hours in Houston by the end of October.

A police officer watches over the scene of a deadly car crash just west of Houston.

Fatal crash near Houston being investigated

A Fraser Lake man is dead after losing control of the SUV he was driving Aug. 12 along Highway 16 west of Houston.

A police officer watches over the scene of a deadly car crash just west of Houston.
Visitors to Houston tour Buck Creek Falls for some interesting sightseeing.

HOW Picturesque

Visitors to Houston enjoy Buck Creek Falls.

Visitors to Houston tour Buck Creek Falls for some interesting sightseeing.