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The refrigeration unit parked outside of Mills Memorial Hospital on Jan. 13, 2021. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)
The refrigeration unit parked outside of Mills Memorial Hospital on Jan. 13, 2021. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)
The regional jobs picture has improved. (Innovate Impact Media/Creative Commons photo)

Northwest unemployment rate dips again

Is now second lowest of any region in B.C.

The regional jobs picture has improved. (Innovate Impact Media/Creative Commons photo)
Smoke from woodstoves contributes to the area's poor air quality. (File photo)

Society offers rebates for wood stove exchanges

But there’s been little response in Houston and Burns Lake

Smoke from woodstoves contributes to the area's poor air quality. (File photo)
Man was killed yesterday while cutting firewood near McKilligan Road. (File photo)

Man killed while cutting firewood

Accident took place Jan. 4 east of Houston

Man was killed yesterday while cutting firewood near McKilligan Road. (File photo)
Christmas trees can provide ongoing benefit to birds, other wildlife. (Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)

Your Christmas tree has an ongoing environmental benefit

Birds and other wildlife will appreciate it

Christmas trees can provide ongoing benefit to birds, other wildlife. (Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)
Winter has brought a partial halt to the Hwy16 improvement project at Six Mile Summit. Motorists are asked to drive carefully through the construction zone. (Houston Today photo)

Highway project on partial hold for the winter

Passing lanes being added at Six Mile Summit

Winter has brought a partial halt to the Hwy16 improvement project at Six Mile Summit. Motorists are asked to drive carefully through the construction zone. (Houston Today photo)
pinnacle pellet

Three injured at pellet plant fire

Pinnacle Pellet temporarily suspends operations

pinnacle pellet
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-POOL, Jeff J Mitchell

Officials mum on vaccine roll-out locations for the northwest

First two locations to be in the lower mainland

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-POOL, Jeff J Mitchell
B.C. Liberal Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad. (File photo)

Final vote count confirms Rustad victory

This is his fifth electoral victory

B.C. Liberal Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad. (File photo)
The Babine Elementary-Secondary School in Granisle is to be the new home of the Granisle Health Centre. (Black Press File Photo)

Granisle Health Centre move budget boosted

First bids were over projected cost

The Babine Elementary-Secondary School in Granisle is to be the new home of the Granisle Health Centre. (Black Press File Photo)
Close up photo shows the condition of one of the two buildings the Village of Granisle has now decided to demolish. (Village of Granisle photo)

Village to tear down derelict structures

Owner did not respond to village demand to do the work

Close up photo shows the condition of one of the two buildings the Village of Granisle has now decided to demolish. (Village of Granisle photo)
This photo of approximately 10 years ago shows Laureen Fabian, on the left, and daughter Caterina Andrews. Fabian went missing last October and her daughter is looking for answers. (Contributed photo)

Laureen Fabian’s disappearance remains a mystery

It’s been a year since she went missing

This photo of approximately 10 years ago shows Laureen Fabian, on the left, and daughter Caterina Andrews. Fabian went missing last October and her daughter is looking for answers. (Contributed photo)
Real estate

Real estate sales drop compared to 2019

But average selling prices increased

Real estate
Assault in Houston

Police probe serious assault

Man suffered life-threatening injuries

Assault in Houston
The victim of a homicide in Houston is Pietro Adamo. (Photo courtesy the RCMP)

Man dies from injuries following assault

Investigators looking for information on this homicide

The victim of a homicide in Houston is Pietro Adamo. (Photo courtesy the RCMP)
Dan Stuart (Christian Heritage Party - BC photo)

Strong values underpin Christian Heritage Party candidate

He’s also suspicious of the COVID-19 pandemic

Dan Stuart (Christian Heritage Party - BC photo)
Man killed in motor vehicle accident

Man killed in motor vehicle accident

Discovered on the North Road this morning

Man killed in motor vehicle accident
Anne Marie Sam (BC NDP photo)

NDP candidate battled cancer this spring

Ann Marie Sam says she’s more than ever committed to running for office

Anne Marie Sam (BC NDP photo)
All is ready for a BC Hydro fast charger station for electric vehicles to be installed next month in the municipal parking lot beside the Tweedsmuir Hotel. A second charger, partially financed by the Village of Burns Lake, will be installed there next year. (Priyanka Ketkar/Lakes District News)

BC Hydro forges ahead with fast chargers for electric vehicles

One for Burns Lake to be in operation this year; next year for Houston

All is ready for a BC Hydro fast charger station for electric vehicles to be installed next month in the municipal parking lot beside the Tweedsmuir Hotel. A second charger, partially financed by the Village of Burns Lake, will be installed there next year. (Priyanka Ketkar/Lakes District News)
Close up photo shows the condition of one of the two buildings the Village of Granisle has ordered demolished. (Village of Granisle photo)

Village of Granisle orders derelict buildings demolished

Buildings considered unsafe and an eyesore

Close up photo shows the condition of one of the two buildings the Village of Granisle has ordered demolished. (Village of Granisle photo)