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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 B.C. North/Central Coast with high winds

A second wave is expected to bring similar conditions to the south coast on the weekend

Area affected by heavy rainfall warning for North Coast, Central Coast, Coastal Inland and Haida Gwaii. (Environment Canada graphic)
Smithers RCMP detachment. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Police watchdog investigating man’s death in B.C. jail cell

Smithers RCMP say death involved ‘self-inflicted actions’

Smithers RCMP detachment. (Marisca Bakker 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)
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).
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)

15 charged with criminal contempt tied to B.C. Coastal GasLink pipeline protests

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)
Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)

Northwest BC conservation officer chases down armed robbery suspect

Ron Leblanc says it was ‘just like out of a movie; as he’s running, the cash is falling out of his pocket’

Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)
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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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Chloe Cuthbert.

Police seek help locating missing Prince George girl

Chloe Cuthbert, 13, was last seen Monday wearing a black hoodie, jeans and no shoes

Chloe Cuthbert.
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)
Bulkley Valley forestry industry members packed the gallery at Smithers council chambers for a special Committee of the Whole meeting March 23 to lobby council for support in pushing back against the provincial governments old-growth deferral strategy. (Thom Barker photo)

Bulkley Valley forestry industry lobbies Smithers council for support pushing back against old-growth deferrals

Council heard arguments against provincial plan at a special Committee of the Whole meeting March 23

Bulkley Valley forestry industry members packed the gallery at Smithers council chambers for a special Committee of the Whole meeting March 23 to lobby council for support in pushing back against the provincial governments old-growth deferral strategy. (Thom Barker 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)
Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

EDITORIAL: Don’t panic

In times of shortage we need to think about our neighbours as well as ourselves

Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)