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A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Rockslide on Hwy 16 west of Terrace cleared

This is the second slide in the same location in three weeks

A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)
Frosted windshields in the morning in Northwest B.C. signal it is time for drivers to be prepared for and adjust to potentially treacherous driving conditions. (Thom Barker photo)

Shift in weather signals time to shift to winter driving behaviours

Shift Into Winter campaign launches this month

Frosted windshields in the morning in Northwest B.C. signal it is time for drivers to be prepared for and adjust to potentially treacherous driving conditions. (Thom Barker photo)
From left, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach chat with a supporter as they arrive at an NDP fundraiser event at the Highliner Hotel and Conference Centre in Prince Rupert Oct. 28. (Thom Barker photo)

NDP leader vows no election during campaign-style visit to Northwest

Jagmeet Singh and MP Bachrach meet with Lax Kw’alaams, Rupert Council and North Coast Labour Council

From left, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach chat with a supporter as they arrive at an NDP fundraiser event at the Highliner Hotel and Conference Centre in Prince Rupert Oct. 28. (Thom Barker photo)
Hwy 16 was closed briefly overnight and but is now reopened with water pooling still a concern between 38 and 51 kilometres west of Terrace. (Facebook photo)

Hwy 16 reopens to two-lane traffic following closure due to flooding

An atmospheric river dumped up to 100 mm of rain on sections of the North Coast yesterday and today

Hwy 16 was closed briefly overnight and but is now reopened with water pooling still a concern between 38 and 51 kilometres west of Terrace. (Facebook photo)
Area affected by heavy rainfall warning for North Coast, Central Coast, Coastal Inland and Haida Gwaii. (Environment Canada graphic)

Atmospheric river set to dump up to 100mm of rain on North/Central Coast with high winds

Winds of up to 110 km per hour expected on exposed areas of Central Coast

Area affected by heavy rainfall warning for North Coast, Central Coast, Coastal Inland and Haida Gwaii. (Environment Canada graphic)
A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)

Hwy 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace closed due to rockslide

Rocks in the road and damage from the slide will have the road closed at least until Sunday morning

A rockslide 50 kilometres west of Terrace has Highway 16 closed until at least Sunday (Oct. 23) morning. (Facebook photo)
Regina, Sask. Courthouse. (Wikimedia Common)

Former Smithers gymnastics coach found not guilty of sexual offences involving a minor

Marcel Dubroy was acquitted on two counts in Court of King’s Bench in Regina, Sask on Oct. 14

Regina, Sask. Courthouse. (Wikimedia Common)
Smithers RCMP detachment. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Man dies in RCMP custody in Smithers; police cite ‘self-inflicted actions’

An investigation by the B.C. Independent Investigations Office is underway.

Smithers RCMP detachment. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Smithers Golf and Country Club director of golf operations Steven Coulthard presents the Men’s Northern Open trophy to 2022 winner Joel Veenstra. (Submitted photo)

Smithereen takes back Men’s Northern Open title in tight battle with defending champ from Terrace

Joel Veenstra shot a one-under-par 215 over three days to best Scott Rigler’s even-par 216

Smithers Golf and Country Club director of golf operations Steven Coulthard presents the Men’s Northern Open trophy to 2022 winner Joel Veenstra. (Submitted photo)
Roxi Dykstra, artistic director, Spirit of the North Classicial Music Festival Director. (File photo)

Classical music festival returns to the Bulkley Valley

Spirit of the North Classical Music Festival runs Aug. 10 - 14 in Smithers and Prince George

Roxi Dykstra, artistic director, Spirit of the North Classicial Music Festival Director. (File photo)
Recent encounters between grizzlies and people have the Conservation Officer Service warning residents and visitors to the Kitimat area to be bear smart particularly along the lower portion of the Kitimat River. (File photo)

Grizzly encounters in Kitimat prompt warning from Conservation Officer Service

Bears are common particularly on the lower portion of the Kitimat River

Recent encounters between grizzlies and people have the Conservation Officer Service warning residents and visitors to the Kitimat area to be bear smart particularly along the lower portion of the Kitimat River. (File photo)
The new Hampton Lumber sawmill in Fort St. James started to take shape during the winter. (Hampton Lumber Facebook photo)

Former Conifex employees invited to apply at new mill

Hampton Lumber has invited former employees of the Conifex mill in Fort…

The new Hampton Lumber sawmill in Fort St. James started to take shape during the winter. (Hampton Lumber Facebook photo)
Natasha Seymour wearing a pair of bead earrings she made. She said learning the traditional art form has been transformational in her healing journey. (Contributed photo)

B.C. court awards sexual battery victim $322K

Natasha Seymour’s civil suit confirms women’s sexual consensual rights

Natasha Seymour wearing a pair of bead earrings she made. She said learning the traditional art form has been transformational in her healing journey. (Contributed photo)
Marcel Dubroy during his time as Smithers gymnastics coach. (Tom Best photo)

Trial of former Smithers gymnastics coach for sexual assault of a minor underway in Saskatchewan

Marcel Dubroy denies having inappropriate contact with former gymnast; trial to resume Sept. 1

Marcel Dubroy during his time as Smithers gymnastics coach. (Tom Best photo)
(Photo: Tom Zytaruk) B.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in Vancouver

Gidimt’en members sue RCMP, Coastal GasLink for harassment, intimidation

Civil claim alleges relentless campaign since February aimed at forcing residents off ancestral land

(Photo: Tom Zytaruk) B.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in Vancouver
Northern Health and the First Nations Health Authority issued a toxic drug alert for the Smithers area this morning (June 17).

Toxic drug alert issued for Smithers area

Dark burgundy/red, chunky, dense substance being sold as “down” causes sudden overdose, NH says

Northern Health and the First Nations Health Authority issued a toxic drug alert for the Smithers area this morning (June 17).
Northern Health and the First Nations Health Authority issued a toxic drug alert for the Smithers area this morning (June 17).

Toxic drug alert issued for Smithers area

Dark burgundy/red, chunky, dense substance being sold as “down” causes sudden overdose, NH says

Northern Health and the First Nations Health Authority issued a toxic drug alert for the Smithers area this morning (June 17).
A tractor-trailer carrying a load of lumber caught fire near Kitwanga this morning. (Lawrence Wilson photo)

Truck hauling lumber catches fire near Kitwanga

Firefighters from Gitwangak and Gitanyow get blaze under control

A tractor-trailer carrying a load of lumber caught fire near Kitwanga this morning. (Lawrence Wilson photo)
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)

Crown proceeds with criminal charges against 15 Coastal GasLink pipeline opponents

10 more cases under review, 2 dropped for insufficient evidence connected with activity near Houston

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)
Installation of 200 kilometres of fibre optic cable to connect Dease Lake and Iskut with high-speed internet gets underway May 31 on Tahltan territory. (Submitted photo)

Tahltan, Citywest break ground on project to provide northwest communities with high-speed internet

The $13 million project is expected to be completed in early 2023

Installation of 200 kilometres of fibre optic cable to connect Dease Lake and Iskut with high-speed internet gets underway May 31 on Tahltan territory. (Submitted photo)