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A sign outside the entrance to the Bulkley Valley District Hospital urges handwashing. (Thom Barker photo)

Four cases, one death associated with COVID outbreak at Smithers hospital

Monitoring and testing underway to identify additional cases, visitation restricted

A sign outside the entrance to the Bulkley Valley District Hospital urges handwashing. (Thom Barker photo)
Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)

Prefeasibility study extends northwest B.C. gold mine life by 30 years

Red Chris mine suitable for block caving technique with estimated 8.1 million ounces of gold

Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)
An angler pulls a steelhead out of the river. (Black Press file photo)

B.C. closes Skeena watershed for steelhead effective Oct. 12

Closure based on lowest Tyee Test Fishery returns for steelhead on record, stretching back 66 years

An angler pulls a steelhead out of the river. (Black Press file photo)
Roy Henry Vickers talks about art, residential schools, mourning and reconciliation at his home in the Kispiox Valley Sept. 24, 2021. (Thom Barker photo)

Hazelton artist releases new image honouring children buried in unmarked graves

Roy Henry Vickers talks about residential schools, mourning and truth and reconciliation

Roy Henry Vickers talks about art, residential schools, mourning and reconciliation at his home in the Kispiox Valley Sept. 24, 2021. (Thom Barker photo)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry looks on as Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during a news conference at the legislature in Victoria, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. Tonight (Sept. 28) the two will be available to answer questions from Northern Health Region residents. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Northern Health phone-in townhall on vaccines scheduled for tonight (Sept. 28)

Northern residents will get a chance to ask questions of health minister and public health officer

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry looks on as Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during a news conference at the legislature in Victoria, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. Tonight (Sept. 28) the two will be available to answer questions from Northern Health Region residents. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Wet’suwet’en hereditary Chief Na’Moks (John Ridsdale) speaks at a rally opposing the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Black Press file photo)

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief to plead guilty to criminal charges

John Ridsdale faces 4 charges, including killing a dog, related to a February incident in Hagwilget

Wet’suwet’en hereditary Chief Na’Moks (John Ridsdale) speaks at a rally opposing the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Black Press file photo)
Taylor Bachrach celebrates his reelection in Skeena-Bulkley Valley at home in Smithers. (Contributed photo)

Bachrach reelected in Skeena-Bulkley Valley

With 223 of 224 polls reporting, Bachrach led by 2,200 votes

Taylor Bachrach celebrates his reelection in Skeena-Bulkley Valley at home in Smithers. (Contributed photo)
The administration building of the Hagwilget First Nation Government has been blockaded by band members since July 4. (Thom Barker photo.

Hagwilget council sues former council members, trustees and auditor

BC Supreme Court civil claim alleges diversion of funds for personal use by former chief councillor

The administration building of the Hagwilget First Nation Government has been blockaded by band members since July 4. (Thom Barker photo.
A Smithers Art Gallery patron peruses an exhibition by Mark Thibeault. (Art Gallery photo)

Smithers Art Gallery to start paying artists exhibition fees in 2022

Exhibitors will be paid $650 for a solo in the full gallery, lesser amounts for other configurations

A Smithers Art Gallery patron peruses an exhibition by Mark Thibeault. (Art Gallery photo)
Taylor Bachrach and Rod Taylor election signs beside Hwy 16 in Terrace on Aug. 23, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

In their own words: Candidates weigh in on their most important issue

Two of five candidates responded to a request for submissions

Taylor Bachrach and Rod Taylor election signs beside Hwy 16 in Terrace on Aug. 23, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
From left to right (in alphabetical order by last name) Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (PPC), Claire Rattée (CPC), Rod Taylor (CHP), Adean Young (GP). The Liberals have not yet nominated a candidate.

Meet the candidates for Skeena-Bulkley Valley

A federal election will be held on Sept. 20

From left to right (in alphabetical order by last name) Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (PPC), Claire Rattée (CPC), Rod Taylor (CHP), Adean Young (GP). The Liberals have not yet nominated a candidate.
Scalawag (aka Teo Saefkow) will support his new EP Runaway with a tour in September with stops in Smithers, Prince Rupert and Terrace. (Publicity photo)

Scalawag (Teo Saefkow) drops new video today

“Run Away” video is third from Scalawag’s new EP Runaway

Scalawag (aka Teo Saefkow) will support his new EP Runaway with a tour in September with stops in Smithers, Prince Rupert and Terrace. (Publicity photo)
Regan Yee (1417) of South Hazelton jumps the barrier and water pit in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase during Athletics competition at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Aug. 1. Daniel Lea/CSM}

South Hazelton steeplechaser out of final at Tokyo Olympics

Yee and Butterworth fail to qualify, Lalonde takes back Canadian record

Regan Yee (1417) of South Hazelton jumps the barrier and water pit in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase during Athletics competition at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Aug. 1. Daniel Lea/CSM}
The Tahltan are arguably the most mining-friendly First Nation in B.C., but have been known to oppose activity when it conflicts with their values as in this 2019 photo of Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day attempting to evict jade miners from the territory. (File photo)

Tahltan demand shutdown of jade mining; removal of reality TV show from airwaves

President Chad Day says jade/placer industries not working for Tahltan or the province

The Tahltan are arguably the most mining-friendly First Nation in B.C., but have been known to oppose activity when it conflicts with their values as in this 2019 photo of Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day attempting to evict jade miners from the territory. (File photo)
(Bandstra Transportation photo)

Smithers family-owned business institution sold to publicly-traded company

Bandstra Transportation and Babine Trucking acquired by Mullen Group

(Bandstra Transportation photo)
(The Canadian Press files)

Northerners paying disproportionate ICBC premiums compared to claim costs: FOI data

Ratio of premiums paid to claims received is $1.96 for north compared to $1.35 for Lower Mainland

(The Canadian Press files)
School District No. 54 - Bulkley Valley (SD54) in Smithers. (File photo)

SD54 draft calendar sticks with one-week spring break for 2021-2022

Teachers’ union doesn’t understand why district can’t make two weeks work when 54 of 58 districts do

School District No. 54 - Bulkley Valley (SD54) in Smithers. (File photo)
A food truck hit the ditch just outside Smithers. (Facebook photo)

Hwy 16 conditions slick between Smithers and Prince Rupert

There have been several incidents and a travel advisory is in effect due to High Avalanche Risk

A food truck hit the ditch just outside Smithers. (Facebook photo)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Murder charge laid in February 2020 stabbing death of Smithers man

Michael Egenolf is charged with the second-degree murder of Brodie Cumiskey

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Coastal GasLink begins COVID screening of pipeline workers

Construction is once again ramping up following Northern Health approval of COVID management plan

A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink photo)