Ben Bogstie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A BC Hydro outage is affecting nearly 4000 customers in Kitimat. The cause of the outage is under investigation. (Screenshot/BC Hydro Outage Map)

Cable fault responsible for Kitimat power outage, BC Hydro says

At its peak, the BC Hydro power outage affected near 4,000 customers

A BC Hydro outage is affecting nearly 4000 customers in Kitimat. The cause of the outage is under investigation. (Screenshot/BC Hydro Outage Map)
Graph showing the 2020 passenger totals at the Northwest Regional Airport in Terrace. (Submitted/Northwest Regional Airport)

New year brings an end to a turbulent 2020 at Northwest Regional Airport

Passenger totals half of what they were in 2019

Graph showing the 2020 passenger totals at the Northwest Regional Airport in Terrace. (Submitted/Northwest Regional Airport)
Northern Health has issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for Uplands Elementary School. According to the notice, the exposure took place Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2021. (COVID-19/ CDC Image)

COVID-19 exposure notice issued for Uplands Elementary School in Terrace

Exposure took place Jan. 4 to Jan. 6 according to Northern Health letter

Northern Health has issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for Uplands Elementary School. According to the notice, the exposure took place Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2021. (COVID-19/ CDC Image)
A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Nisga’a Valley Health prepares to roll out COVID-19 vaccines

Pfizer-BioNTech doses set to arrive Jan. 18, according to health authority plan

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Nisga’a Nation’s national government meets in this building in Gitlaxt’aamiks (New Aiyansh) in the Nass Valley. (Nisga’a Lisims Government photo)

Nisga’a Lisims Government declares state of local emergency

There have been 68 positive COVID-19 tests since Dec. 28

The Nisga’a Nation’s national government meets in this building in Gitlaxt’aamiks (New Aiyansh) in the Nass Valley. (Nisga’a Lisims Government photo)
Northern Health has issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for Skeena Middle School. According to Northern Health’s table of public exposures and outbreaks, the exposure took place on Jan. 4, 2021. (Quinn Bender/Terrace Standard)

COVID-19 exposure notice issued for Skeena Middle School in Terrace

Exposure took place Jan. 4 according to Northern Health

Northern Health has issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for Skeena Middle School. According to Northern Health’s table of public exposures and outbreaks, the exposure took place on Jan. 4, 2021. (Quinn Bender/Terrace Standard)
Hwy37A is closed until 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 between Stewart and Meziadin Junction due to avalanche control activities, according to a DriveBC notice. (Screengrab/DriveBC.ca)

Hwy 37A closed for avalanche control

DriveBC tells drivers to expect major delays

Hwy37A is closed until 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 between Stewart and Meziadin Junction due to avalanche control activities, according to a DriveBC notice. (Screengrab/DriveBC.ca)
The Terrace & District Aquatic Centre is reducing the number of patrons per session as part of a safety update to pool operations. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

Changes coming to aquatic centre

Reduced capacity, front desk equipment pick-up among updates

The Terrace & District Aquatic Centre is reducing the number of patrons per session as part of a safety update to pool operations. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine rescinded its boil water advisory for Thornhill on Dec. 31, 2020. (File Photo/Terrace Standard)

Thornhill boil water advisory rescinded

Tests now indicate no presence of total coliform bacteria

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine rescinded its boil water advisory for Thornhill on Dec. 31, 2020. (File Photo/Terrace Standard)
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine intends to issue an update regarding a boil water advisory for Thornhill on Dec. 31, 2020. (File Photo/Terrace Standard)

Thornhill boil water advisory exended until Dec. 31

Regional district staff are working to flush the system

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine intends to issue an update regarding a boil water advisory for Thornhill on Dec. 31, 2020. (File Photo/Terrace Standard)
Northern Health has reported COVID-19 exposures at Thornhill Primary School and Mountain View Christian Academy in Terrace. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 exposures reported at Thornhill Primary School, Mountain View Christian Academy

Exposures are the first to take place at each school

Northern Health has reported COVID-19 exposures at Thornhill Primary School and Mountain View Christian Academy in Terrace. (Image courtesy CDC)
The president of the Terrace District Teachers’ union is calling on Coast Mountains School District 82 trustees and area politicians to commit to enhanced COVID-19 measures in schools. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Terrace District Teachers’ Union calls for enhanced COVID-19 measures in schools

Union advocating for mandatory masks, more transparency

The president of the Terrace District Teachers’ union is calling on Coast Mountains School District 82 trustees and area politicians to commit to enhanced COVID-19 measures in schools. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine has issued a boil water advisory for Thornhill. The regional district will provide an update Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (Black Press Media)

RDKS issues boil water advisory for Thornhill

Lab tests indicated the presence of total coliform bacteria in drinking water

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine has issued a boil water advisory for Thornhill. The regional district will provide an update Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (Black Press Media)
Andre Ledoux has been a paramedic for 35 years and is the BCEHS interim regional manager for patient care delivery. (Submitted Photo)

Skeena Voices | A legacy of growth

Andre Ledoux has been a paramedic for 35 years

Andre Ledoux has been a paramedic for 35 years and is the BCEHS interim regional manager for patient care delivery. (Submitted Photo)
A COVID-19 exposure took place at Kitwanga Elementary School Dec. 1 to Dec. 3. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Kitwanga Elementary School

Exposure is the first in CMSD82 to take place outside Terrace

A COVID-19 exposure took place at Kitwanga Elementary School Dec. 1 to Dec. 3. (Image courtesy CDC)
Passengers disembark from an Air Canada flight in 2018 at the Northwest Regional Airport (XYT) in Terrace. The number of passengers at the airport has declined by over 3,000 in November. (File photo)

Northwest Regional Airport sees decline in passengers amidst second wave of pandemic

Drop in passengers from Oct. to Nov. consistent with 2019

Passengers disembark from an Air Canada flight in 2018 at the Northwest Regional Airport (XYT) in Terrace. The number of passengers at the airport has declined by over 3,000 in November. (File photo)
Skeena Middle School and Veritas Catholic School have both reported COVID-19 exposures. (File Photo/Terrace Standard)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Veritas Catholic School and Skeena Middle School in Terrace

There have been reported COVID-19 exposures at six schools in Terrace

Skeena Middle School and Veritas Catholic School have both reported COVID-19 exposures. (File Photo/Terrace Standard)
Suwilaawks Community School in Terrace is closing until Dec. 15 due to staffing shortages. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
Suwilaawks Community School in Terrace is closing until Dec. 15 due to staffing shortages. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)
A screenshot from the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine's webcast player, which will live-stream meetings for the first time on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (Screenshot/Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine)

RDKS set to live-stream meetings for the first time

Members of the public can tune into regional district meetings this Friday, Dec. 11

A screenshot from the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine's webcast player, which will live-stream meetings for the first time on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (Screenshot/Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine)
A COVID-19 exposure at Caledonia Secondary School in Terrace took place between Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, according to a letter from Northern Health posted on the Coast Mountains School District 82 website. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Caledonia Secondary School in Terrace

It is the fourth known exposure at a Terrace school

A COVID-19 exposure at Caledonia Secondary School in Terrace took place between Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, according to a letter from Northern Health posted on the Coast Mountains School District 82 website. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)