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Bill Kershaw has been a Barriere resident since 1968. (Star Journal file photo)

‘I did it my way’ hums Barriere’s Bill Kershaw after hanging up his boots

For a man who has been a part of local politics for…

Bill Kershaw has been a Barriere resident since 1968. (Star Journal file photo)
Barbara Roden, left, and Robin Smith were elected as the chair and vice-chair of the Thompson Nicola Regional District on Nov. 17. (TNRD photo)

TNRD makes history by electing female chair and vice-chair

Ashcroft’s mayor Barbara Roden elected as chair and Logan Lake’s mayor Robin Smith as vice-chair

Barbara Roden, left, and Robin Smith were elected as the chair and vice-chair of the Thompson Nicola Regional District on Nov. 17. (TNRD photo)
Brucejack mine in northwestern B.C. (File photo)

Northwest B.C. gold mine reopens following fatal incident

Investigation into October fatality at Brucejack mine ongoing: provincial mines investigation unit

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

Northern B.C. pipeline opposition calls for Canada-wide “action” this weekend

Blockades and protests expected in northwest B.C. Nov. 5

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)
Laura Olivier of Clearwater Tim Horton’s presents a cheque for $1,726.17 to Clearwater and District Food Bank vice chair Harry James (centre) and chair Margot Venema (right) recently. The funds were raised during the annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Fundraiser. (Rosslen Kyla Senica photo)

Clearwater Food Bank predicts a challenging 2023

High inflation, rising food costs will see food bank change and substitute products

Laura Olivier of Clearwater Tim Horton’s presents a cheque for $1,726.17 to Clearwater and District Food Bank vice chair Harry James (centre) and chair Margot Venema (right) recently. The funds were raised during the annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Fundraiser. (Rosslen Kyla Senica photo)
Mining operations at Brucejack remain suspended until further notice following the death of a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)

Fatality confirmed at northwest B.C. gold mine

Mining operations at Newcrest’s Brucejack mine 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 northwest B.C. gold mine suspended after ‘critical incident’ involving contractor

Newcrest Mining says an investigation is underway with no ongoing threat to mining personnel

Mining operations at Brucejack suspended until further notice after critical incident involving a contractor. (Newcrest Canada/Facebook)
Merlin Blackwell was reelected as the mayor of Clearwater on Oct.15. (Supplied photo)

Mayor Merlin Blackwell on what lies ahead for Clearwater

Blackwell confident newly elected council well placed to deal with challenges

Merlin Blackwell was reelected as the mayor of Clearwater on Oct.15. (Supplied photo)
Ward Stamer will serve a second term as mayor for the District of Barriere along with four incumbents and two newcomers. He has served on council since incorporation in 2007, then successfully ran for the mayor’s seat in 2018. (S/J file photo)

Barriere election 2022 sees 4 incumbents return with mayor for another term

Preliminary results also sees two newcomers to the council

Ward Stamer will serve a second term as mayor for the District of Barriere along with four incumbents and two newcomers. He has served on council since incorporation in 2007, then successfully ran for the mayor’s seat in 2018. (S/J file photo)
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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Parents protest outside Northwest B.C. school over concerns of accused predator being hired

Coast Mountain School District 82’s hiring practice in Kitimat school being questioned

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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)
Sim’oogit Ni’isjoohl (Chief Earl Stephens) stands next to a replica of the Ni'isjoohl memorial pole in Laxgalts’ap (Greenville), in the Nass Valley. (Photo courtesy Nisga'a Nation)

B.C. First Nation delegation headed to Scotland to discuss repatriation of Nisga’a memorial pole

The totem pole was taken in 1929 without consent from Nisga’a Nation’s House of Ni’isjoohl

Sim’oogit Ni’isjoohl (Chief Earl Stephens) stands next to a replica of the Ni'isjoohl memorial pole in Laxgalts’ap (Greenville), in the Nass Valley. (Photo courtesy Nisga'a Nation)
Nathan Cullen, minister responsible for immigration, during a summer 2022 art unveiling at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. Cullen recently met with the federal government asking for more control over immigration for the province. (Thom Barker photo)

B.C. asks federal government for more autonomy over immigration to solve labour shortage

Immigration minister Nathan Cullen lobbies Ottawa to up medical professionals sponsorship to 10,000

Nathan Cullen, minister responsible for immigration, during a summer 2022 art unveiling at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. Cullen recently met with the federal government asking for more control over immigration for the province. (Thom Barker photo)
Donald Preston was last seen on July 31. (RCMP submitted photo)

Family of missing B.C. man turns to investigator behind popular podcast to help solve case

Investigator claims foul play involved, Quesnel RCMP says no evidence yet to suggest that

Donald Preston was last seen on July 31. (RCMP submitted photo)
Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen has announced he will not seek the BC NDP leadership. (Chris Gareau photo)

Municipal affairs minister Nathan Cullen says he won’t be seeking B.C. NDP leadership

All eyes now on Attorney General David Eby who says he is taking time to weigh his decision

Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen has announced he will not seek the BC NDP leadership. (Chris Gareau photo)
Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)

Minister Cullen’s signboard in northwest B.C. riding defaced with hate graffiti

‘You do not represent northwest’: Minister calls out idiocy of mischief makers in tweet

Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)
A photo from Nov. 2021, when the RCMP were deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. The Crown counsel will be pursuing criminal charges against 19 of the 27 arrested from the site. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)

Key leader of Coastal GasLink pipeline opposition charged with criminal contempt

Sleydo’ (Molly Wickam ) among 19 charged following arrest in fall 2021

A photo from Nov. 2021, when the RCMP were deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. The Crown counsel will be pursuing criminal charges against 19 of the 27 arrested from the site. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)

Northern B.C. communities among top 5 spots where black bears are killed most

Prince George tops the list, followed by 100 Mile house, Quesnel & Burns Lake

Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)
The petition signatories include workers at Civeo at Sitka Lodge, Horizon North Dexterra at the LNG site, and Crossroads Lodge. (File photo)

200 LNG Canada camp workers push for 12 per cent wage increase amidst inflation

Union says many contracted workers left out of wage hikes last month

The petition signatories include workers at Civeo at Sitka Lodge, Horizon North Dexterra at the LNG site, and Crossroads Lodge. (File photo)