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Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)

Skeena MLA says decriminalization sends the wrong message

MLA for Skeena Ellis Ross wants a bigger conversation around the harm caused by illicit drugs

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
This chihuahua was among the animals rescued in Fort St. James. (BC SPCA)

BC SPCA seize 123 neglected animals in Fort St. James, 130 found dead in Vanderhoof

A staggering 120 cats and three small dogs were taken from the property

This chihuahua was among the animals rescued in Fort St. James. (BC SPCA)
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson (Black Press file)

UPDATE: Sobering centre, complex-care housing coming to northern B.C.

The province is funding a new sobering and assessment centre in Prince George

Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson (Black Press file)
Premier John Horgan with Sharon Greenway, a Newcrest Mining employee and Tahltan Band Councillor Rocky Jackson at Red Chris mine June 9. (Submitted photo)

B.C. Premier John Horgan makes historic visit to Tahltan Nation

First premier to visit the region in more than 30 years

Premier John Horgan with Sharon Greenway, a Newcrest Mining employee and Tahltan Band Councillor Rocky Jackson at Red Chris mine June 9. (Submitted photo)
Chad Day (left), president of the Tahltan Central Government visits a mining project in Northwest B.C. (File photo)

B.C., Tahltan sign historic agreement on gold and silver mine

Agreement marks a milestone as the first time UNDRIP is applied to a resource development project

Chad Day (left), president of the Tahltan Central Government visits a mining project in Northwest B.C. (File photo)
Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Soccer is my religion’: Nick Kollias built up the game he loves in northern B.C.

As a child in Greece, Kollias was gifted a soccer ball and the rest is history

Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
By wrapping residential school survivors in blankets the community is showing support and respect for them. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Honouring our children event marks Kamloops 215 anniversary in Terrace

First Nations and allies honour lost children at Terrace City Hall on anniversary of Kamloops 215 announcement

By wrapping residential school survivors in blankets the community is showing support and respect for them. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Terrace Dr. Sasha Langille-Rowe was named recipient of the First Five Years in Practice Award by the BC College of Family Physicians. (Submitted photo)

Terrace doctor honoured with First Five Years in Practice Award

Terrace sweeps family doctor’s awards

Terrace Dr. Sasha Langille-Rowe was named recipient of the First Five Years in Practice Award by the BC College of Family Physicians. (Submitted photo)
A sneak peak at some of the items that will be in a draw basket at the very first Vanderhoof Pride event. (Kjerstina Larsen/Facebook)

Vanderhoof to hold first official Pride event in community’s history

Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen plans to attend the event to promote inclusivity

A sneak peak at some of the items that will be in a draw basket at the very first Vanderhoof Pride event. (Kjerstina Larsen/Facebook)
Map showing First Nations that had known long-term drinking water advisories in the time frames covered by the settlement. (First Nations Drinking Water Settlement)

Drinking water compensation claims open to Saik’uz First Nation members

“Saik’uz had one of the best tasting waters in the province and to be on a water advisory for almost a year was tough,” Chief Priscilla Mueller.

Map showing First Nations that had known long-term drinking water advisories in the time frames covered by the settlement. (First Nations Drinking Water Settlement)
Family doctor Jaco Strydom with one of his therapy horses at his home in Terrace. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)

Terrace doctor honoured by college of family physicians for work with patients

Dr. Jaco Strydom wins 2022 My Family Doctor Award

Family doctor Jaco Strydom with one of his therapy horses at his home in Terrace. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)
Vanderhoof International Airshow Society is warning the public about an ongoing scam.

Don’t fall for it: Scam alert at Vanderhoof Air Show

“Please do not pay! Let us know and if possible report the scam,” airshow organizers.

Vanderhoof International Airshow Society is warning the public about an ongoing scam.
Jason Blackwell, Gerry Thiessen, Jerry Petersen and Nicholas Straughan at the Cluculz Lake Fire Hall grand opening. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)

‘Upward and onward from here’: New Fire Hall at Cluculz Lake holds grand opening

The new building comes with a training area and better capacity for equipment storage

Jason Blackwell, Gerry Thiessen, Jerry Petersen and Nicholas Straughan at the Cluculz Lake Fire Hall grand opening. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)
Members of the Governing Body of the Highway of Tears gathered in Prince George’s Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park on May 5. (Submitted photo)

‘Pillars of Hope and Strength’ to honour Indigenous lives lost along Highway 16

Pillars made of local red cedar by Indigenous artists will be raised in Prince George and Prince Rupert

Members of the Governing Body of the Highway of Tears gathered in Prince George’s Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park on May 5. (Submitted photo)
(School District 91 logo)

UPDATE: Vanderhoof school to no longer acknowledge Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Schools adopt more inclusive approach to activities on those days

(School District 91 logo)
B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)

B.C. rolls out emergency preparedness funds for First Nations and municipalities

Funding will go toward capacity building for emergency support in those communities

B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)
District of Fort St. James Municipal Office (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Fort St. James will see a 7 per cent tax increase in 2022

Council is expected to pass the new tax bylaw after its final reading

District of Fort St. James Municipal Office (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Sushi chef Armando Vincente and restaurant manager Sarath Murukan. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)

New sushi restaurant to open in Vanderhoof this summer

Fancy Sushi on Columbia Street West to open its doors in June

Sushi chef Armando Vincente and restaurant manager Sarath Murukan. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)
As part of their White Coat Ceremony the graduating students received their wood shingle and their long white coat to mark their transition from students to doctors. (Submitted photo)

UBC Northern Medical Program celebrates Class of 2022 with a focus on rural health

One of those grads is Jennifer Vandenberg, who grew up in Telkwa and has a dairy farm with her husband in the Smithers area

As part of their White Coat Ceremony the graduating students received their wood shingle and their long white coat to mark their transition from students to doctors. (Submitted photo)
Saik’uz First Nation is a Dakelh community a short distance from the geographical center of British Columbia. (Saik’uz First Nation image)

Saik’uz-Joseph Street emergency services extension road closer to reality

The community is currently split into two neighbourhoods that straddle Kenney Dam Road

Saik’uz First Nation is a Dakelh community a short distance from the geographical center of British Columbia. (Saik’uz First Nation image)