Jackie Lieuwen

Twain Sullivan Elementary School. All elementary schools in Houston will be starting a new grading system this school year. Secondary schools soon to follow.                                Brian Vike photo

New grading system for Houston

Broad descriptive terms to replace specific scores

Twain Sullivan Elementary School. All elementary schools in Houston will be starting a new grading system this school year. Secondary schools soon to follow.                                Brian Vike photo
Kermode bear trapped in Terrace and relocated

Kermode bear trapped in Terrace and relocated

The kermode that’s been hanging around town has now been returned to the wild

Kermode bear trapped in Terrace and relocated
School provincial tests now explained with broad new descriptions

School provincial tests now explained with broad new descriptions

Students are no longer measured by whether or not they meet expectations for their grade level

School provincial tests now explained with broad new descriptions
NWCC decides on new name

NWCC decides on new name

With few more approvals, the northwest college plans to officially request the name change this fall

NWCC decides on new name
Medical teams being formed to address complex health issues

Medical teams being formed to address complex health issues

Northern Health rolls out new framework for healthcare in Terrace

Medical teams being formed to address complex health issues
The new Terrace MRI is up and running, and serves the entire region from Houston to Haida Gwaii.

Terrace MRI up and running

Mills Memorial Hospital will offer services across the northwest, Houston to Haida Gwaii

The new Terrace MRI is up and running, and serves the entire region from Houston to Haida Gwaii.
Tour de Rock vlog episode 1: The Observatory Hill

Tour de Rock vlog episode 1: The Observatory Hill

Black Press media rider Arnold Lim, tests his hill biking four years after his last foray with the Cops for Cancer, Tour de Rock.

Tour de Rock vlog episode 1: The Observatory Hill
It's an agonizing journey for those caught in the middle of the medication crackdown in B.C.

B.C. medical shift is necessary but painful

People on high doses of opioid prescriptions are being weaned down as the B.C. medical field responds to research revealing harms.

It's an agonizing journey for those caught in the middle of the medication crackdown in B.C.
Gavin Currie fires a shot at the net.

Fort St. John beats Smithers 5-3 in Coy Cup round robin

Fort St. John Flyers beat Smithers Steelheads 5-3 last night, knocking Steelheads out of the tournament with two losses in the round robin.

Gavin Currie fires a shot at the net.

Regional district implements region-wide cardboard ban

Upper Bulkley River Streamkeepers are moving ahead with a small coho hatchery in Houston.

George and Joyce Fitchett

A missionary award

The Houston founders of Rock Nest Bible Camp were honoured this year for their lifetime of service.

George and Joyce Fitchett

Cleaning Houston water lines

Houston taps will be spewing dark brown water starting late-August.

Canfor funds new scoreboard

Canfor and several of their contractors are sponsoring a new scoreboard for the Houston arena.

John Koo

Houston recycling depot expanding services

The Houston bottle depot now accepts milk jugs, cartons, tin cans and all plastics.

John Koo
Jason LeBlanc sends mud flying as he rockets through the pits.

Houston Mud Drags

Trucks and sleds from Quesnel to Kitimat raced through the mud pits at the Houston Airport last weekend.

Jason LeBlanc sends mud flying as he rockets through the pits.
After 32 years teaching at HCS

A passion for music and teaching

Retiring from 32 years teaching at Houston Christian School, Jean Guenther is most well-known for her music.

After 32 years teaching at HCS
Al Trumpah and Jerry Jenks play music for the crowd on Canada Day.

Houston celebrates Canada Day

Over 350 people packed Jamie Baxter Park for Canada Day celebrations last Wednesday, enjoying music, games, barbecue and entertainment.

Al Trumpah and Jerry Jenks play music for the crowd on Canada Day.
Houston and Smithers teachers were trained as instructors for CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). That training will be incorporated into schools starting next year.

Local schools to empower students to save lives

Houston and Smithers schools will be incorporating CPR and AED (defibrillator) training into the high school curriculum starting September.

Houston and Smithers teachers were trained as instructors for CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). That training will be incorporated into schools starting next year.

Canfor finishing $35 million in Houston mill upgrades

The upgrades improve employee safety and combustable dust management, and give energy conservation, cost reduction and better productivity.

Last year the Houston Mud Drags has 35 competitors from Quesnel to Kitimat. Organizers say this year to hope to have more monster and tractor tire trucks race through the pits.

Mud to fly at Houston airport this weekend

Mud pits will be loaded with action at the Houston Mud Drags July 11 and 12, with $11,400 in prizes and a raffle for rides through the pits.

Last year the Houston Mud Drags has 35 competitors from Quesnel to Kitimat. Organizers say this year to hope to have more monster and tractor tire trucks race through the pits.