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Rupert Rampage fans and players celebrate the first goal of the night against the Terrace River Kings Jan. 28 at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. (Thom Barker photo)

Rampage hang on to west division with wins against Kitimat, Smithers

Prince Rupert finishes season with 12-4-0-0 record going into playoffs

Rupert Rampage fans and players celebrate the first goal of the night against the Terrace River Kings Jan. 28 at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. (Thom Barker photo)
The 37 Grille in Kitwanga fully engulfed in flames Feb. 3. (Facebook photo).

No one injured in Kitwanga restaurant fire that destroys popular eatery

‘Utterly heartbreaking’: Carley Faulkner on watching her business turn to ash

The 37 Grille in Kitwanga fully engulfed in flames Feb. 3. (Facebook photo).
RCMP deployed on Morice Forest Service Road near Houston in November 2021. (Gidimt'en Checkpoint Facebook Photo)

Five Coastal GasLink pipeline opponents sentenced for criminal contempt

Three defendants received fines of $500, two 25 hours of community service

RCMP deployed on Morice Forest Service Road near Houston in November 2021. (Gidimt'en Checkpoint Facebook Photo)
The New Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)

Suspect arrested after fleeing from New Hazelton RCMP

North Division Emergency Response team mobilized over suspicion of handgun involved

The New Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)
A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Rockslide on Hwy 16 west of Terrace cleared

This is the second slide in the same location in three weeks

A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)
Frosted windshields in the morning in Northwest B.C. signal it is time for drivers to be prepared for and adjust to potentially treacherous driving conditions. (Thom Barker photo)

Shift in weather signals time to shift to winter driving behaviours

Shift Into Winter campaign launches this month

Frosted windshields in the morning in Northwest B.C. signal it is time for drivers to be prepared for and adjust to potentially treacherous driving conditions. (Thom Barker photo)
From left, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach chat with a supporter as they arrive at an NDP fundraiser event at the Highliner Hotel and Conference Centre in Prince Rupert Oct. 28. (Thom Barker photo)

NDP leader vows no election during campaign-style visit to Northwest

Jagmeet Singh and MP Bachrach meet with Lax Kw’alaams, Rupert Council and North Coast Labour Council

From left, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach chat with a supporter as they arrive at an NDP fundraiser event at the Highliner Hotel and Conference Centre in Prince Rupert Oct. 28. (Thom Barker photo)
Hwy 16 was closed briefly overnight and but is now reopened with water pooling still a concern between 38 and 51 kilometres west of Terrace. (Facebook photo)

Hwy 16 reopens to two-lane traffic following closure due to flooding

An atmospheric river dumped up to 100 mm of rain on sections of the North Coast yesterday and today

Hwy 16 was closed briefly overnight and but is now reopened with water pooling still a concern between 38 and 51 kilometres west of Terrace. (Facebook photo)
Area affected by heavy rainfall warning for North Coast, Central Coast, Coastal Inland and Haida Gwaii. (Environment Canada graphic)

Atmospheric river set to dump up to 100mm of rain on North/Central Coast with high winds

Winds of up to 110 km per hour expected on exposed areas of Central Coast

Area affected by heavy rainfall warning for North Coast, Central Coast, Coastal Inland and Haida Gwaii. (Environment Canada graphic)
A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)

Hwy 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace closed due to rockslide

Rocks in the road and damage from the slide will have the road closed at least until Sunday morning

A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)
Attendees of a Skeena-Bulkley Valley Conservative fundraiser Oct. 14 at the Smithers Golf and Country Club applaud for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer. (Submitted photo)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley Conservatives start preparations for next federal election

Smithers fundraiser first of many upcoming events for electoral district association

Attendees of a Skeena-Bulkley Valley Conservative fundraiser Oct. 14 at the Smithers Golf and Country Club applaud for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer. (Submitted photo)
Regina, Sask. Courthouse. (Wikimedia Common)

Former Smithers gymnastics coach found not guilty of sexual offences involving a minor

Marcel Dubroy was acquitted on two counts in Court of King’s Bench in Regina, Sask on Oct. 14

Regina, Sask. Courthouse. (Wikimedia Common)
Smithers RCMP detachment. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Man dies in RCMP custody in Smithers; police cite ‘self-inflicted actions’

An investigation by the B.C. Independent Investigations Office is underway.

Smithers RCMP detachment. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Smithers Golf and Country Club director of golf operations Steven Coulthard presents the Men’s Northern Open trophy to 2022 winner Joel Veenstra. (Submitted photo)

Smithereen takes back Men’s Northern Open title in tight battle with defending champ from Terrace

Joel Veenstra shot a one-under-par 215 over three days to best Scott Rigler’s even-par 216

Smithers Golf and Country Club director of golf operations Steven Coulthard presents the Men’s Northern Open trophy to 2022 winner Joel Veenstra. (Submitted photo)
RCMP cruiser with lights flashing. (File photo)

But, overall, rates higher in the north than the south

New stats from StatCan mark the first decline in crime severity in four years for the town

RCMP cruiser with lights flashing. (File photo)
Sgt. Mark Smaill will be the new staff sergeant in Smithers starting Aug. 8. (File photo)
Sgt. Mark Smaill has left Houston to be the new staff sergeant in Smithers as of Aug. 8. (File photo)

Houston sergeant promoted to staff sergeant to lead Smithers RCMP

Mark Smaill takes over as detachment commander in Smithers August 8

Sgt. Mark Smaill will be the new staff sergeant in Smithers starting Aug. 8. (File photo)
Sgt. Mark Smaill has left Houston to be the new staff sergeant in Smithers as of Aug. 8. (File photo)
Roxi Dykstra, artistic director, Spirit of the North Classicial Music Festival Director. (File photo)

Classical music festival returns to the Bulkley Valley

Spirit of the North Classical Music Festival runs Aug. 10 - 14 in Smithers and Prince George

Roxi Dykstra, artistic director, Spirit of the North Classicial Music Festival Director. (File photo)
Recent encounters between grizzlies and people have the Conservation Officer Service warning residents and visitors to the Kitimat area to be bear smart particularly along the lower portion of the Kitimat River. (File photo)

Grizzly encounters in Kitimat prompt warning from Conservation Officer Service

Bears are common particularly on the lower portion of the Kitimat River

Recent encounters between grizzlies and people have the Conservation Officer Service warning residents and visitors to the Kitimat area to be bear smart particularly along the lower portion of the Kitimat River. (File photo)
Natasha Seymour wearing a pair of bead earrings she made. She said learning the traditional art form has been transformational in her healing journey. (Contributed photo)

B.C. court awards sexual battery victim $322K

Natasha Seymour’s civil suit confirms women’s sexual consensual rights

Natasha Seymour wearing a pair of bead earrings she made. She said learning the traditional art form has been transformational in her healing journey. (Contributed photo)
Marcel Dubroy during his time as Smithers gymnastics coach. (Tom Best photo)

Trial of former Smithers gymnastics coach for sexual assault of a minor underway in Saskatchewan

Marcel Dubroy denies having inappropriate contact with former gymnast; trial to resume Sept. 1

Marcel Dubroy during his time as Smithers gymnastics coach. (Tom Best photo)
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