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Brucejack mine in northwestern B.C. (File photo)

Brucejack gold mine reopens following fatal incident

Investigation into the October fatality still ongoing says provincial mines investigation unit

Brucejack mine in northwestern B.C. (File photo)
Police announced Nov. 16, partial human remains found on Prince George’s Connaught Hill belong to Donna Charlie who was murdered in 1990. (City of Prince George)

Human remains linked to 30-year-old homicide found in Prince George

Donna Charlie’s remains were located by a member of the public on Connaught Hill

Police announced Nov. 16, partial human remains found on Prince George’s Connaught Hill belong to Donna Charlie who was murdered in 1990. (City of Prince George)
North end of Pearse Island, site for a floating liquefied natural gas plant being proposed by the Nisga’a Nation and two partner groups. (Contributed photo)

Nisga’s Ksi Lisims LNG faces opposition by Lax Kw’alaams over emission concerns

A dispute resolution is underway after Lax Kw’alaams withdrew consent for environmental assessment

North end of Pearse Island, site for a floating liquefied natural gas plant being proposed by the Nisga’a Nation and two partner groups. (Contributed photo)
Rio Tinto Alcan’s aluminum smelter at Kitimat. (Rio Tinto)

Retirees ask Rio Tinto to increase pension index to match inflation

A pension lobby group is calling on aluminum giant Rio Tinto to…

Rio Tinto Alcan’s aluminum smelter at Kitimat. (Rio Tinto)
A makeshift blockade on the tracks at New Hazelton in February 2020. Wet’suwet’en opponents of the Coastal GasLink have called on supporters to take action this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Potential blockades and protests in opposition to CGL pipeline expected in northwest B.C Nov. 5

CGL pipeline opposition group calls on Canada-wide supporters to ‘organize’ and ‘take action’

A makeshift blockade on the tracks at New Hazelton in February 2020. Wet’suwet’en opponents of the Coastal GasLink have called on supporters to take action this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
L-R: Pierre Poilievre, Leader of federal Conservatives, Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross and Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer at a meeting in Ottawa on Oct. 21. (Ellis Ross/Twitter)

Northwest B.C. MLA Ellis Ross holds LNG talks with federal conservative leader, German envoy in Ottawa

First Nations backed LNG projects in B.C. is a solution to global energy crisis, says Ross

L-R: Pierre Poilievre, Leader of federal Conservatives, Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross and Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer at a meeting in Ottawa on Oct. 21. (Ellis Ross/Twitter)
Darlene Hunter, chief of Halfway River First Nation (left) with Crystal Smith, chief councillor of Haisla Nation are among some of the founding members of the First Nations Climate Initiative. (Supplied photo)

First Nations Climate Initiative members from northern B.C. heading to UN’s COP27 conference in Eygpt

The group will present the climate action plan they chalked out highlighting Indigenous-led solutions

Darlene Hunter, chief of Halfway River First Nation (left) with Crystal Smith, chief councillor of Haisla Nation are among some of the founding members of the First Nations Climate Initiative. (Supplied photo)
Mining operations at Brucejack remain suspended until further notice following the death of a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)

Fatality confirmed at Brucejack gold mine

Mining operations at Newcrest Mining site remain suspended pending an investigation

Mining operations at Brucejack remain suspended until further notice following the death of a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)
Mining operations at Brucejack suspended until further notice after critical incident involving a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)
Mining operations at Brucejack suspended until further notice after critical incident involving a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)
Corporate partner Chris Duffy (left), and head coach Chris Naylor pose in front of the newly unveiled jerseys on Sept. 14. The jerseys will be on full display when the Saax take on the Timbermen this season. (Supplied photo)

Saax season pushed back due to aggressive stance from BC Hockey says league

BC Hockey says policies against non-sanctioned leagues are to ensure fairness and safety of members

Corporate partner Chris Duffy (left), and head coach Chris Naylor pose in front of the newly unveiled jerseys on Sept. 14. The jerseys will be on full display when the Saax take on the Timbermen this season. (Supplied photo)
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Burns Lake mayor quits council to take on role of economic development officer

Henry Wiebe will be the acting mayor until new mayor and council are elected on Oct. 15

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Artist’s rendering of the flow of the Endako River before the weir construction. (UFFCA website/Lakes District News)

Endako weir construction awaits provincial permit, gets green light from DFO

UFFCA seeking lakeshore property owners along Burns or Decker Lake to volunteer to install erosion monitoring stations

Artist’s rendering of the flow of the Endako River before the weir construction. (UFFCA website/Lakes District News)
Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)

Soul-searching play set in residential school prepares for reconciliation tour in northern B.C.

The Raven Collective’s production of Bunk #7 by Larry Guno kicks off in Terrace Sept.29

Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)
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Federal Supreme court judge orders new election for Burns Lake band chief

Band upholds court verdict with current chief councillor stepping down

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Parents protest outside Nechako Elementary in Kitimat over concerns of accused predator being hired

Coast Mountain School District 82’s hiring practice being questioned as another witness comes forward

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Left to right: Skeena– Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach, North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, Premier John Horgan, Attorney General Murray Rankin, Daajing Giids Mayor Kris Olsen, Haida Nation Council president Gaagwiis (Jason Alsop) and Municipal Affairs minister Nathan Cullen. (Taylor Bachrach/Facebook)

Ceremony held on Haida Gwaii to reinstate the ancestral name of Village of Daajing Giids

B.C. Premier, cabinet members attend ceremony with several Haida chiefs, matriarchs and council members

Left to right: Skeena– Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach, North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, Premier John Horgan, Attorney General Murray Rankin, Daajing Giids Mayor Kris Olsen, Haida Nation Council president Gaagwiis (Jason Alsop) and Municipal Affairs minister Nathan Cullen. (Taylor Bachrach/Facebook)
‘Elect Her’ is a project aimed at increasing representation of women in northwest B.C.’s local governments. (File photo)

Kitimat and Smithers team up to attract more women to local governments in northwest B.C.

‘Elect Her’ campaign aims to increase the number of women in municipal and First Nation governments.

‘Elect Her’ is a project aimed at increasing representation of women in northwest B.C.’s local governments. (File photo)
BC Wildfire Service crews continue to respond to several wildfires in the province. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

BC Wildfire teams responded to over a dozen weekend wildfires in the northwest

Northwest Fire Centre handling 4 out of control fires and several new ones in the region

BC Wildfire Service crews continue to respond to several wildfires in the province. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
Smoke is seen rising from the wildfire near Takla Lake. Fire crews are responding to the fire which started on Aug.17 (Photo courtesy, Wilf Adam)

Crews respond to multiple wildfires in northwest B.C.

Firefighters working towards suppressing fires in Bulkley Valley and Omineca regions

Smoke is seen rising from the wildfire near Takla Lake. Fire crews are responding to the fire which started on Aug.17 (Photo courtesy, Wilf Adam)
West Fraser’s announced on Aug.9 that it will cut 147 positions across Williams Lake, Fraser Lake and Quesnel after amending its B.C. operating plan. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Village of Fraser Lake working on transition plan for employees affected by West Fraser Timber announcement

‘I don’t think you’re ever going to be ready for another industry closing:’ Mayor Sarrah Storey

West Fraser’s announced on Aug.9 that it will cut 147 positions across Williams Lake, Fraser Lake and Quesnel after amending its B.C. operating plan. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)