Ben Bogstie

Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates for the 2021 federal election (clockwise from top left): Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (People’s Party), Claire Rattée (Conservative), Lakhwinder Jhaj (Liberal), Adeana Young (Green Party), Rod Taylor (Christian Heritage). (Black Press Media composite image)

Vote projection: NDP’s Bachrach heavy favourite in Skeena—Bulkley Valley

Incumbent candidate given a 99 per cent chance of holding northwest B.C. seat, per 338Canada

Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates for the 2021 federal election (clockwise from top left): Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Jody Craven (People’s Party), Claire Rattée (Conservative), Lakhwinder Jhaj (Liberal), Adeana Young (Green Party), Rod Taylor (Christian Heritage). (Black Press Media composite image)
Terrace and Kitimat saw decreases in new COVID-19 cases during the week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4. That is in contrast to the Smithers LHA, which reported close to 50 new cases. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases dip in Terrace and Kitimat but nearly triple in Smithers

Vaccination rates in most of northwest B.C. remain well below provincial average

Terrace and Kitimat saw decreases in new COVID-19 cases during the week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4. That is in contrast to the Smithers LHA, which reported close to 50 new cases. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre on Sept.7, 2021 for the all candidates debate. From left to right: Adeana Young (Green Party, on screen), Jody Craven (PPC), Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Rod Taylor (CHP) and Claire Rattée (CPC). (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)

VIDEO: Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates spar over northwest issues during debate

Event featured five of six candidates for Sept. 20 federal election

Skeena—Bulkley Valley candidates at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre on Sept.7, 2021 for the all candidates debate. From left to right: Adeana Young (Green Party, on screen), Jody Craven (PPC), Taylor Bachrach (NDP), Rod Taylor (CHP) and Claire Rattée (CPC). (Thom Barker/Smithers Interior News)
View of the Kitimat River at the Lower Dyke, with two men headed out to fish on June 21, 2020. The DFO is urging people not to drive in the Kitimat River, as vehicles can damage salmon and their habitats. (Black Press Media file photo)

DFO warns of danger to salmon from people driving through Kitimat River

Off-road vehicles can squish, bury and beach fish eggs and fry

View of the Kitimat River at the Lower Dyke, with two men headed out to fish on June 21, 2020. The DFO is urging people not to drive in the Kitimat River, as vehicles can damage salmon and their habitats. (Black Press Media file photo)
Terrace recorded nearly 20 new COVID-19 cases during the week of Aug. 22 to 28, while Kitimat saw a drop from 16 new cases the week before to nine new cases. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases rise in most of northwest B.C.

Terrace sees nearly 20 new cases, Kitimat records a drop from the previous week

Terrace recorded nearly 20 new COVID-19 cases during the week of Aug. 22 to 28, while Kitimat saw a drop from 16 new cases the week before to nine new cases. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Category 2 and 3 fire bans are being lifted in the Northwest Fire Centre starting on Sept. 7, 2021. (Pixabay photo)

Northwest Fire Centre lifting ban on Category 2 and Category 3 fires Sept. 7

People are urged to exercise caution with any outdoor burning

Category 2 and 3 fire bans are being lifted in the Northwest Fire Centre starting on Sept. 7, 2021. (Pixabay photo)
Construction work taking place at 4823 Lazelle Ave. in Terrace on Sept. 1, 2021. The M’akola Housing Society and the province have partnered to build a three storey, 47 unit affordable housing development on the site. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Construction begins on new affordable housing development in Terrace

Development will have 47 units located at 4823 Lazelle Ave.

Construction work taking place at 4823 Lazelle Ave. in Terrace on Sept. 1, 2021. The M’akola Housing Society and the province have partnered to build a three storey, 47 unit affordable housing development on the site. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
An example of an envelope and stickers that the City of Terrace is placing on contaminated recycle carts, starting Aug. 31. The envelopes may use one or more of the stickers pictured. (City of Terrace/Facebook)

City of Terrace pre-screening recycle carts this week

Recycle BC audit found contamination rate at 13.5 per cent in Terrace, double the provincial average

An example of an envelope and stickers that the City of Terrace is placing on contaminated recycle carts, starting Aug. 31. The envelopes may use one or more of the stickers pictured. (City of Terrace/Facebook)
The Terrace River Kings celebrate a goal against the Prince Rupert Rampage during the 2020 season. The River Kings open the new 2021/22 season at home against Hazelton on Oct. 16, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Terrace River Kings to open new season at home Oct. 16

Team is looking for volunteers in advance of puck-drop

The Terrace River Kings celebrate a goal against the Prince Rupert Rampage during the 2020 season. The River Kings open the new 2021/22 season at home against Hazelton on Oct. 16, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Coast Mountain College students living on-campus will need to show proof of vaccination starting Sept. 7. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vaccinations required to live on campus at Coast Mountain College

Students will need proof of vaccination starting Sept. 7, 2021

Coast Mountain College students living on-campus will need to show proof of vaccination starting Sept. 7. (Black Press Media file photo)
Heritage Park Museum in Terrace. (Heritage Park Museum/ Facebook)

Local History: Terrace’s Great Flood of 1936

Heritage Park Museum summer students share the story of a historic flood

Heritage Park Museum in Terrace. (Heritage Park Museum/ Facebook)
Al Lehmann

COLUMN: Skepticism and climate science

Columnist Al Lehmann considers IPCC report and skepticism of climate change

Al Lehmann
Hwy 37 turnout to Iskut, which was put under lockdown along with the other Tahltan communities of Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek on Aug. 26 after two people tested positive for COVID-19. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Tahltan communities under lockdown after two positive COVID-19 cases detected in Iskut

Visitors asked to avoid travel to Tahltan territories until lockdown is lifted

Hwy 37 turnout to Iskut, which was put under lockdown along with the other Tahltan communities of Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek on Aug. 26 after two people tested positive for COVID-19. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
The Telus building in Terrace on Aug. 25, 2021. The provincial government has provided Telus with over $3.5-million to improve internet services for the Kitselas First Nation and other Indigenous communities. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Faster, more reliable internet coming to Kitselas First Nation

Telus receiving over $3.5-million from the province for projects in 10 Indigenous communities

The Telus building in Terrace on Aug. 25, 2021. The provincial government has provided Telus with over $3.5-million to improve internet services for the Kitselas First Nation and other Indigenous communities. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Ella, a German shepherd-husky cross, at the Clayton off-leash dog park in Surrey. The City of Terrace is putting plans in motion to create two similar parks in the city. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two off-leash dog parks could be coming to Terrace

Portion of Ferry Island currently only area where dogs can be off-leash

Ella, a German shepherd-husky cross, at the Clayton off-leash dog park in Surrey. The City of Terrace is putting plans in motion to create two similar parks in the city. (Black Press Media file photo)
New COVID-19 cases increased in northwest B.C. during the week of Aug. 15 to Aug. 21, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases on the rise in northwest B.C.

Kitimat leads the region in vaccination rate

New COVID-19 cases increased in northwest B.C. during the week of Aug. 15 to Aug. 21, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Repairs to Birch Hill in Terrace are set to start soon after the city approved the use of additional funds on Aug. 23, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Birch Hill repairs starting soon after Terrace council approves more funding

All bids submitted for the project came in over budget

Repairs to Birch Hill in Terrace are set to start soon after the city approved the use of additional funds on Aug. 23, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Lanfear Hill in Terrace was reopened to traffic on Aug. 23, 2021, but crews still have some work to do before the road repairs and improvements are complete. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Terrace’s Lanfear Hill reopened to traffic after road, shoulder repairs

Drivers could still encounter traffic control as some work remains

Lanfear Hill in Terrace was reopened to traffic on Aug. 23, 2021, but crews still have some work to do before the road repairs and improvements are complete. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Chainsaw carver and artist Joerg Jung’s work can be spotted around the Terrace area. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Skeena Voices | Carving out a life and career in Terrace

Joerg Jung started carving full time when he arrived in the northwest from Germany

Chainsaw carver and artist Joerg Jung’s work can be spotted around the Terrace area. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)

COLUMN: The shortfalls of GDP

Columnist Andre Carrel considers the effectiveness of GDP

Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)