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Coastal GasLink receives second fine for erosion control violations

Several inspection by Environmental Assessment Office found non-compliance with EA certificate

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Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge Gold to spend $150 million to bring northwest B.C. gold mine project to “substantially started”

Spending made possible by investment by Sprott and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund

Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)
Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)

Northwest B.C. Paralympic hockey player takes to the ice in Beijing tonight

The opening hockey game of the 2022 Paralympics features rematch of 2018 gold medal final with USA

Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)
Former Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, has been charged with Fentanyl possession. (Thom Barker photo)

Former Northwest B.C. village mayor charged with fentanyl possession

Brad Layton was arrested in April, 2021, charged in February and will appear in court March 15

Former Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, has been charged with Fentanyl possession. (Thom Barker photo)
Telkwa Coal founder Mark Gray announced last week the company has submitted its Environmental Assessment Certificate application. (Interior News file photo)

Northwest B.C. coal mine reaches Environmental Assessment application milestone

If EA is approved, company projects production to start in 2026

Telkwa Coal founder Mark Gray announced last week the company has submitted its Environmental Assessment Certificate application. (Interior News file photo)
A review of Goodacre Place found no link between the facility’s practices and six deaths of Indigenous men between spring 2020 and spring 2021. (Interior News file photo)

B.C. Housing reviews cultural safety of facility after deaths of 6 Indigenous men

A review of the Smithers supported living facility generated 31 recommendations

A review of Goodacre Place found no link between the facility’s practices and six deaths of Indigenous men between spring 2020 and spring 2021. (Interior News file photo)
Route of the proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline. (BC Environmental Assessment Office)

Enbridge purchases Northwest B.C. pipeline from Chevron, Woodside

The proposed pipeline would carry LNG from Summit Lake, near Prince George to Kitimat

Route of the proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline. (BC Environmental Assessment Office)
The New Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)

Woman shot, sent to hospital in northern B.C. home invasion: police

An incident early Sunday morning in which shots were fired resulted in non-life-threatening injuries

The New Hazelton RCMP detachment. (Interior News file photo)
Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon), right, cuts a cake during a 2017 celebration at Hagwilget Hall of the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision. (Taylor Bachrach photo)
Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon), right, cuts a cake during a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision in 2017. (Taylor Bachrach photo)

Legendary Gitxsan Indigenous rights leader dies at age 85

Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon) was the named plaintiff in the landmark court case and a renowned artist

Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon), right, cuts a cake during a 2017 celebration at Hagwilget Hall of the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision. (Taylor Bachrach photo)
Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon), right, cuts a cake during a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision in 2017. (Taylor Bachrach photo)
A makeshift blockade on the tracks at New Hazelton in February 2020. (Interior News file photo)

CN wins right to pursue criminal prosecution of railway blockaders

Court rules availability of criminal contempt is in the interest of the administration of justice

A makeshift blockade on the tracks at New Hazelton in February 2020. (Interior News file photo)
Ice jam forming on the Bulkley River on Dohler Flats (Deb Meissner photo)

Ice jam threat prompts evacuation alert for northern B.C. community

Residents of Ebenezer Flats area adjacent to the Bulkley River are being warned to prepare to leave

Ice jam forming on the Bulkley River on Dohler Flats (Deb Meissner photo)
Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers

In an Instagram post, the star of The Mother tells her family she is on her way home

Jennifer Lopez posted to Instagram that she is finished her part of filming in Smithers. (Screenshot)
Aerial view of damage to Morice Forest Service Road and Lamprey Creek Bridge. (Coastal GasLink photo)

RCMP arrest 15 more opponents of northern B.C. pipeline project

A total of 29 arrests have been made since enforcement of a court injunction started Nov. 18 near Houston

Aerial view of damage to Morice Forest Service Road and Lamprey Creek Bridge. (Coastal GasLink photo)
RCMP deployed on Morice Forest Service Road near Houston. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook Photo)

RCMP clear Coastal GasLink pipeline blockade

Mounties arrest 14 people who are scheduled to appear in court this afternoon

RCMP deployed on Morice Forest Service Road near Houston. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook Photo)
Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)

Inquest into northern B.C. police shooting death recommends creating community crisis intervention teams

Shirley and Jovan Williams were killed by RCMP in Granisle following a conflict with neighbours

Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)
Chief Dsta’hyl (Adam Gagnon) stands atop a Coastal GasLink excavator at the company’s worksite near Houston on Oct 27. (Facebook video screenshot)

2 more arrests at Coastal GasLink pipeline worksite near Houston

Sley’do (Molly Wickham) calls for reinforcements for road blockades

Chief Dsta’hyl (Adam Gagnon) stands atop a Coastal GasLink excavator at the company’s worksite near Houston on Oct 27. (Facebook video screenshot)
Roy Henry Vickers’ new artwork “They Were Buried in the Night” honours all the children buried in unmarked graves at residential schools across the country. (Contributed photo)

Acclaimed B.C. artist’s new image honours children buried in unmarked graves

Roy Henry Vickers talks about residential schools, mourning and truth and reconciliation

Roy Henry Vickers’ new artwork “They Were Buried in the Night” honours all the children buried in unmarked graves at residential schools across the country. (Contributed photo)
(The Canadian Press files)

Northerners paying disproportionate ICBC premiums compared to claim costs: FOI data

Ratio of premiums paid to claims received is $1.96 for north compared to $1.35 for Lower Mainland

(The Canadian Press files)
(Black Press file photo)

Smithers RCMP make arrest after woman, 88, hit with bear spray in home invasion

An 88-year-old woman was hospitalized after being attacked with mace Dec. 18

(Black Press file photo)
Haley Callison. (Facebook photo)

Former B.C. pro hockey player frustrated with COVID-deniers after horrific bout with virus

Haleigh Callison hopes people will follow precautions and tone down the rhetoric

Haley Callison. (Facebook photo)