Binny Paul, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution for Women, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press Media)

Overrepresentation of Indigenous women in custody reaches historic levels in B.C.

Replicating ineffective systems not working, say advocates

The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution for Women, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press Media)
Frank Sapach and his dog Samantha stop in Terrace on their way to Prince George. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

A man and his dog are travelling across Canada to raise awareness for abused, elderly people

Frank Sapach is heading to Prince George along Hwy 16 to file a complaint with Northern Health

Frank Sapach and his dog Samantha stop in Terrace on their way to Prince George. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Members of the Northwest Resource Benefits Alliance met with Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen and senior officials from the provincial government in Terrace last week. (Photo courtesy, Sean Bujtas)

B.C., northwest leaders resume negotiations over sharing tax revenues from industrial projects

Municipal affairs minister Nathan Cullen met with local government representatives of the 21-member alliance in Terrace

Members of the Northwest Resource Benefits Alliance met with Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen and senior officials from the provincial government in Terrace last week. (Photo courtesy, Sean Bujtas)
Members of the Northwest Resource Benefits Alliance met with Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen and senior officials from the provincial government in Terrace last week. (Photo courtesy, Sean Bujtas)

B.C., northwest leaders resume negotiations over sharing tax revenues from industrial projects

Municipal affairs minister Nathan Cullen met with local government representatives of the 21-member alliance in Terrace

Members of the Northwest Resource Benefits Alliance met with Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen and senior officials from the provincial government in Terrace last week. (Photo courtesy, Sean Bujtas)
Fire Crew responded to the early morning fire at the Usk Chapel east of Terrace on April 22. (Usk Pioneer Chapel/Facebook)

Fire causes extensive damage to historic Usk Pioneer Chapel near Terrace

Investigation underway, authorities say no evidence of arson at this point

Fire Crew responded to the early morning fire at the Usk Chapel east of Terrace on April 22. (Usk Pioneer Chapel/Facebook)
B.C.’s Attorney General, David Eby, responds to questions asked by Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross in the Legislative Assembly on March 30. (Screenshot/Hansard videos)

‘Every excuse in the book’: Eby under fire over B.C.’s handling of prolific offenders

David Eby admits to increased no-charges decisions, defends Crown counsel by citing pandemic-related limitations

B.C.’s Attorney General, David Eby, responds to questions asked by Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross in the Legislative Assembly on March 30. (Screenshot/Hansard videos)
Mark Ruffalo along with Gidimt’en Checkpoint opposition leader Sleydo’ called on RBC to stop financing fossil fuel projects like Coastal GasLink in northern B.C., during a virtual conference this morning. (Screenshot/Gidimt’en Checkpoint)

Hollywood A-listers crusade to get RBC to stop financing Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C.

‘No More Dirty Banks’ has over 65 Hollywood signatories calling on banks to pull out of fossil fuel projects

Mark Ruffalo along with Gidimt’en Checkpoint opposition leader Sleydo’ called on RBC to stop financing fossil fuel projects like Coastal GasLink in northern B.C., during a virtual conference this morning. (Screenshot/Gidimt’en Checkpoint)
Stoli vodka bottles up for sale at the Skeena Liquor Store in Terrace. All proceeds from the sale will go towards the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

Northwest B.C. bar raises money for Ukraine with Stolichnaya vodka

Latvian Stoli vodka is not on the list of banned Russian vodka but has historic origins in Soviet Union

Stoli vodka bottles up for sale at the Skeena Liquor Store in Terrace. All proceeds from the sale will go towards the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
The Aerial Elder Interviews project is part of a knowledge gathering exercise, conducted by the Tahltan Central Government(TCG) to verify information they have in their archives from the 1980’s. (Adam Amir/Tahltan Central Government)

An aerial project is taking Tahltan elders to revisit remote homelands in northwest B.C.

The project is part of an information-gathering exercise by Tahltan Central Government

The Aerial Elder Interviews project is part of a knowledge gathering exercise, conducted by the Tahltan Central Government(TCG) to verify information they have in their archives from the 1980’s. (Adam Amir/Tahltan Central Government)
Jessica McCallum-Miller, extreme left, with the mayor and council during the inaugural meeting on Nov.5, 2018. McCallum-Miller has filed a Human Rights complaint against the city and select council member, a year after she resigned citing systemic racism.
From left: Jessica McCallum-Miller, Lynne Christiansen, Sean Bujtas, Mayor Carol Leclerc, RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn, Brian Downie and Evan Ramsay. (file photo)

Former councillor files human rights complaint against B.C. city alleging systemic racism

‘I’m still hurt by what took place,’ says Jessica McCallum-Miller about leaving the Terrace council

Jessica McCallum-Miller, extreme left, with the mayor and council during the inaugural meeting on Nov.5, 2018. McCallum-Miller has filed a Human Rights complaint against the city and select council member, a year after she resigned citing systemic racism.
From left: Jessica McCallum-Miller, Lynne Christiansen, Sean Bujtas, Mayor Carol Leclerc, RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn, Brian Downie and Evan Ramsay. (file photo)
Gidimt’en Checkpoint, a Wet’suwet’en group opposing the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline, released this photo with a statement in which they claim to have reoccupied the pipeline site near Houston from where they were ousted last month by the RCMP. ( Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Facebook)

Pipeline opposition group reoccupies Houston worksite a month after police action

Gidimt’en Checkpoint once again issues eviction notice to CGL workers from key pipeline drill site

Gidimt’en Checkpoint, a Wet’suwet’en group opposing the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline, released this photo with a statement in which they claim to have reoccupied the pipeline site near Houston from where they were ousted last month by the RCMP. ( Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Facebook)
An aerial view of crews working on the cellular tower site in Seaton near Witset (Moricetown) in northwest B.C. (Submitted photo/Rogers Communications)

Rogers breaks ground with first cellular tower in Highway 16 connectivity project

First of 12 new towers to bridge connectivity gaps along infamous Highway of Tears

An aerial view of crews working on the cellular tower site in Seaton near Witset (Moricetown) in northwest B.C. (Submitted photo/Rogers Communications)
An encampment on Hwy 16 in New Hazelton near the CN Rail tracks was set up in solidarity with Coastal GasLink pipeline opponents following arrests made at the company’s worksite near Houston. Two men were arrested near the camp triggering a request by Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen to review police actions. (Deb Meissner photo)

B.C. RCMP will review Hazelton arrests following Stikine MLA’s “complaint letter”

Two Gitxsan men were arrested on Nov. 21 while protesting in solidarity with pipeline opponents

An encampment on Hwy 16 in New Hazelton near the CN Rail tracks was set up in solidarity with Coastal GasLink pipeline opponents following arrests made at the company’s worksite near Houston. Two men were arrested near the camp triggering a request by Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen to review police actions. (Deb Meissner photo)
Nathan Cullen meets with Wet’suwet’en leaders during a blockade of the Coastal GasLink worksite near Houston in 2019. (Interior News archive photo)

Stikine MLA calls on RCMP top cop to review pipeline opponents’ arrests in Hazelton

Nathan Cullen’s letter to Brenda Lucki comes after his eviction from Hazelton by Gitxsan chiefs

Nathan Cullen meets with Wet’suwet’en leaders during a blockade of the Coastal GasLink worksite near Houston in 2019. (Interior News archive photo)
A billboard sign of Stikine MLA Nathan Nathan Cullen, on highway 16 west of Smithers, was subject to anti-Semitic vandalism. (Deb Meissner/Smithers Interior News)

Northwest B.C. MLA’s billboard in Smithers vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

The blatant act of anti-Semitism is hurtful to his Jewish heritage and community, said Nathan Cullen

A billboard sign of Stikine MLA Nathan Nathan Cullen, on highway 16 west of Smithers, was subject to anti-Semitic vandalism. (Deb Meissner/Smithers Interior News)
The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)

Resistance activities continue on Houston pipeline construction site, police make 2 more arrests

The individuals were arrested for contempt of court order and mischief and then released

The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)

Skeena MLA slams Leonardo DiCaprio for ‘misinformed’ support of pipeline opposition

‘Leonardo DiCaprio, you have no idea what you’re talking about’: Ellis Ross on actor’s pipeline tweet

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
Gitxsan Huwilp Government chiefs and matriarchs outside Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen’s Hazelton office on Nov. 27, 2021. (Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit Media/Twitter)

Gitxsan hereditary chiefs issue Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen eviction notice from Hazelton

Cullen to meet with hereditary chiefs from Gitxsan Huwilp Government this week

Gitxsan Huwilp Government chiefs and matriarchs outside Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen’s Hazelton office on Nov. 27, 2021. (Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit Media/Twitter)
Products from Little Lamb Lavender can be purchased by visiting the WeBC pop-up shop. Customers can browse through 450 women-owned businesses on the portal. (Little Lamb Lavender/Facebook)

WeBC’s virtual portal lists 450 women-owned businesses for easy holiday shopping

The virtual pop-up is an attempt to encourage people to shop local

Products from Little Lamb Lavender can be purchased by visiting the WeBC pop-up shop. Customers can browse through 450 women-owned businesses on the portal. (Little Lamb Lavender/Facebook)
Sleydo’ (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Facebook)

All arrested CGL pipeline opponents released with conditions

Arrests and injunction a violation of human rights, says Gidimt’en Checkpoint leader upon release

Sleydo’ (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Facebook)