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The year in review

June

The Northwest’s Medical Health officer moves his base from Prince George to Terrace. Dr. David Bowering started the role part-time here June 1.

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The Tahltan Nation stands to gain income, jobs and development from three run-of-river hydro electric projects. The money is set to flow from Calgary-based AltaGas which is spending more than $1 billion on three projects being built on Tahltan traditional territory.

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A provincially-owned seniors complex gets a $1 million face lift and renovation. The money for work at the Willows complex on Kalum St. comes from a federal and provincial initiative.

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Pacific Northern Gas pays $500,000 to avoid a court battle with its regulator, the BC Utilities Commission. The dispute is tied to the sale of PNG’s stake in a northwestern pipeline expansion, and the money will go towards reducing what the company charges to deliver gas to its northwestern customers.

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Bill Warcup, former city firefighter for 23.5 years, is hired as the area’s new part-time coroner.

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My Mountain Co-op, the group working to save Shames Mountain skiing, announces it will abandon the project and return money to members who have invested if $2 million isn't raised by the year's end.

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The city of Terrace receives $375,000 for its Davis Ave. road reconstruction project through a Towns for Tomorrow grant.

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The Walk4Justice crosses the northwest en route to Ottawa to raise awareness for women who have gone missing along the highway of tears, which is Hwy16 from Prince Rupert to Prince George.

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The Gitanyow First Nation sign an impact benefit agreement with BC Hydro tied to the Northwest Transmission Line.

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The Kitwanga Sawmill re-opens June 13 as owner Pacific Bio Energy anticipates employing up to 45 people directly there.

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Judy Gerow is elected as Kitselas’ new chief councillor, beating former chief councillor Glen Bennett by 11 votes. Gerow says she will focus on empowering the community to seize opportunities to come, as well as self government.

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A total of 57 teachers are laid off from their jobs in the Coast Mountains School District, a significant jump from 2010’s 36 layoffs.

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The Northern Health authority opens a new addictions day treatment facility in Terrace.

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With $375,000 in pocket from the province, the city eyes demolishing the old Terrace Co-op building downtown on Greig Avenue. The concept makes it to a list of priorities set out by the city as to what it might do with the money.

 

 

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