Quinn Bender, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Full-size geoduck clams are kept fresh in seawater before being transported. International markets for specialty products such as this have collapsed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

Federal fund offers relief to B.C. seafood processors

Industry alliance grateful, but says B.C. deserves more

Full-size geoduck clams are kept fresh in seawater before being transported. International markets for specialty products such as this have collapsed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
Ivan Hardwick photo

NW salmon conservation projects picked for funding grant

Gitanyow Fisheries Authority and Skeena Fisheries Commission among seven recipients

Ivan Hardwick photo
Salmon closures announced for Skeena and Nass watersheds

Salmon closures announced for Skeena and Nass watersheds

DFO notice expands on May 21 chinook ban throughout Skeena watershed

Salmon closures announced for Skeena and Nass watersheds
An early-on illustration of the expansion plans for the A Rocha-sponsored Buck Creek Canfor salmon hatchery building. A Rocha has now applied for a building permit. (File illustration)

A Rocha moves ahead with hatchery expansion project

Has now applied for building permit

An early-on illustration of the expansion plans for the A Rocha-sponsored Buck Creek Canfor salmon hatchery building. A Rocha has now applied for a building permit. (File illustration)
(File photo)

Guidelines for recreational fishing expected this week

Travel bans will challenge businesses in fisheries already hurt by low stocks

(File photo)
Corruption allegations against Nisga’a Lisms Government without merit: report

Corruption allegations against Nisga’a Lisms Government without merit: report

Former employee behind explosive email says investigation committee was biased

Corruption allegations against Nisga’a Lisms Government without merit: report
Impacted garbage, recycling service in B.C. prompts call for vigilance at start of bear season

Impacted garbage, recycling service in B.C. prompts call for vigilance at start of bear season

BC Conservation highlights dramatic conflict decline in Bear Smart Communities

Impacted garbage, recycling service in B.C. prompts call for vigilance at start of bear season
Northwest mines lengthen crew rotations in response to COVID-19

Northwest mines lengthen crew rotations in response to COVID-19

Northern Health confident precautions sufficient enough to keep work camps open

Northwest mines lengthen crew rotations in response to COVID-19
Sections of pipe for the western most portion of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline at a storage yard north of Kitimat. (File photo)

Coastal GasLink gives $100K to United Way efforts in Northern B.C.

Organization’s COVID-19 Relief Fund benefits seniors in isolation, among others

Sections of pipe for the western most portion of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline at a storage yard north of Kitimat. (File photo)
Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace is one of 19 B.C. facilities designated as a COVID-19 treatment centre. (File photo)

Northern Health says it’s ready for possibility of COVID-19 surge

Health authority confident with inventory of ventilators

Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace is one of 19 B.C. facilities designated as a COVID-19 treatment centre. (File photo)
MP Bachrach will donate is automatic pay raise to organizations that help vulnerable people in the Northwest. (file photo)

Bachrach to donate salary hike to community organizations

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP among growing list of MPs giving raise away amid economic crisis

MP Bachrach will donate is automatic pay raise to organizations that help vulnerable people in the Northwest. (file photo)
Air Canada will suspend service to all Northwest BC airports except Terrace for the month of April. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Air Canada to suspend flights to all Northwest airports except Terrace

April cancellations target Prince Rupert, Smithers, Sandspit to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Air Canada will suspend service to all Northwest BC airports except Terrace for the month of April. (Mark Brett - Western News)
The Pure Movements dance group performing ‘Coffee, Coffee, Coffee…Americano’ during the 2019 Pacific Northwest Music Festival. (Ken Juniper photo)

Pacific Northwest Music Festival cancelled for 2020 season

Refunds will be issued to participants and sponsors

The Pure Movements dance group performing ‘Coffee, Coffee, Coffee…Americano’ during the 2019 Pacific Northwest Music Festival. (Ken Juniper photo)
Supporters of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs gather outside the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers where talks continued with federal and provincial ministers. (Quinn Bender photo)

Talks with hereditary chiefs run into the night

Ministers expected to make statement Saturday morning

Supporters of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs gather outside the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers where talks continued with federal and provincial ministers. (Quinn Bender photo)
Federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser speak to press prior to the second day of talks in Smithers with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. (Quinn Bender photo)

Talks with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs enter second day

Federal and provincial ministers ready to extend discussions

Federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser speak to press prior to the second day of talks in Smithers with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. (Quinn Bender photo)
B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett speak briefly to the press following Thursday’s discussions with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. (Quinn Bender photo)

Wet’suwet’en herreditary chiefs meet with provincial, federal ministers

Neither party speaking on the groundwork laid for tomorrow’s talks

B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett speak briefly to the press following Thursday’s discussions with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. (Quinn Bender photo)
Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs optimistic ahead of talks

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs optimistic ahead of talks

Discussions with provincial and federal governments expected to start later today

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs optimistic ahead of talks
Protests in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs earlier this month in Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Coastal GasLink agrees to two-day pause of pipeline construction in Morice River area

Work will stop once Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs begin talks with province and feds

Protests in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs earlier this month in Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
The RCMP mobile office was closed Jan. 21 but patrols continued along Morice West Forest Service Road. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

RCMP cease patrols on Morice West Service Road

Withdrawal opens door for talks today between hereditary chiefs, province and federal gov

The RCMP mobile office was closed Jan. 21 but patrols continued along Morice West Forest Service Road. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
The RCMP-operated “Community-Industry Safety Office” (C-ISO) is set up a few kilometres past a roadblock set up at the 27 kilometre point on the Morice West Forest Service Road. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs call for end of police patrols

Temporary closure of field office not enough to meet demands

The RCMP-operated “Community-Industry Safety Office” (C-ISO) is set up a few kilometres past a roadblock set up at the 27 kilometre point on the Morice West Forest Service Road. (Trevor Hewitt photo)