Ben Bogstie

Winter tires provide enhanced traction in snowy and icy conditions. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ben’s Blog: Principles can get in the way of good decisions

Ben reflects on his recent decision to install winter tires

Winter tires provide enhanced traction in snowy and icy conditions. (Black Press Media file photo)
There were 116 new COVID-19 cases in the Terrace local health area during the week of Jan. 9 to Jan 15, 2022. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

Number of new COVID-19 cases remains high in northwest B.C.

Smithers reported nearly 300 new cases between Jan. 9 and Jan. 15

There were 116 new COVID-19 cases in the Terrace local health area during the week of Jan. 9 to Jan 15, 2022. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Hwy 16 is closed in both directions from around three kilometres east of Terrace to 24 kilometres west of Cedarvale due to a vehicle incident. (Kevin Andolfatto/Facebook)

UPDATE: Hwy 16 vehicle incident near Usk cleared

Logging and fuel trucks involved, no injuries reported

Hwy 16 is closed in both directions from around three kilometres east of Terrace to 24 kilometres west of Cedarvale due to a vehicle incident. (Kevin Andolfatto/Facebook)
BC Transit announced all Terrace routes are delayed due to poor road conditions. ( BC Transit/ Facebook)

UPDATE: BC Transit resumes service for routes within Terrace

Route 14 along Hwy 16 continues to be disrupted

BC Transit announced all Terrace routes are delayed due to poor road conditions. ( BC Transit/ Facebook)
North Coast inland sections are under a winter storm watch, with the potential for 20 to 30 centimetres of snow starting Jan. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Terrace under winter storm warning

Potential for 20 centimetres of snow, freezing rain starting Wednesday

North Coast inland sections are under a winter storm watch, with the potential for 20 to 30 centimetres of snow starting Jan. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
A fire broke out at a detached shop in Thornhill during the afternoon of Jan. 18, 2022. (Vic & Linda Wright/Facebook)

Thornhill firefighters respond to two structure fires, no injuries reported

A residential property and detached shop suffered extensive damage from Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 fires

A fire broke out at a detached shop in Thornhill during the afternoon of Jan. 18, 2022. (Vic & Linda Wright/Facebook)
Hazelton Secondary School is open today (Jan. 17) after being closed due to a staff shortage caused by illness. (File photo)

Hazelton school reopens after closure due to illness-caused staff shortage

Hazelton Secondary was one of the first in B.C. to undergo a ‘functional closure’

Hazelton Secondary School is open today (Jan. 17) after being closed due to a staff shortage caused by illness. (File photo)
A purple finch spotted during this year’s Christmas Bird Count in the Terrace area. (Submitted photo/Diane Weismiller)

Skeena Voices | The beauty of birdwatching

Diane Weismiller has organized the annual Christmas Bird Count for close to 50 years

A purple finch spotted during this year’s Christmas Bird Count in the Terrace area. (Submitted photo/Diane Weismiller)
A BC Transit bus parked at a stop in front of Skeena Mall on May 21, 2020 in Terrace B.C. This summer, new NextRide technology will allow riders to see the location of northwest B.C. buses in real time using apps like Google Maps or Transit App. (Black Press Media file photo)

New bus tracking technology coming to northwest B.C. transit systems this summer

NextRide will be rolling out across B.C. this year

A BC Transit bus parked at a stop in front of Skeena Mall on May 21, 2020 in Terrace B.C. This summer, new NextRide technology will allow riders to see the location of northwest B.C. buses in real time using apps like Google Maps or Transit App. (Black Press Media file photo)
Terrace recorded 109 new COVID-19 cases during the week of Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, 2022. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

Terrace sees new COVID-19 cases in the triple digits

Cases continue to rise in northwest B.C.

Terrace recorded 109 new COVID-19 cases during the week of Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, 2022. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Ambulance incident at the corner of Apsley St. and Lakelse Ave. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

Overdose calls in Terrace increased again last year

Terrace saw the second most calls in Northern Health last year

Ambulance incident at the corner of Apsley St. and Lakelse Ave. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
Hazelton Secondary School is closed today, Jan. 10, due to a heating issue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Hazelton Secondary School closed due to heating issue

School is expected to reopen tomorrow, Jan. 11

Hazelton Secondary School is closed today, Jan. 10, due to a heating issue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Highway 16 is closed between the Port Edward turnoff and Exstew Gate due to freezing rain. (Photo: Pixabay)

UPDATE: Hwy 16 closed between Prince Rupert and Terrace due to freezing rain

Closure stretches from Port Edward Turnoff to Exstew Gate

Highway 16 is closed between the Port Edward turnoff and Exstew Gate due to freezing rain. (Photo: Pixabay)
Snow windrows formed along the sidewalk on Park Ave. in Terrace on Jan. 2, 2022. (Submitted photo/David Hall)

Terrace snow clearing causing issues for some residents

City of Terrace launches new webpage to address concerns about roads, windrows

Snow windrows formed along the sidewalk on Park Ave. in Terrace on Jan. 2, 2022. (Submitted photo/David Hall)
Terrace recorded 54 new COVID-19 cases during the week of Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, 2022. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

Most of northwest B.C. sees jump in new COVID-19 cases

Omicron variant driving rise in infections

Terrace recorded 54 new COVID-19 cases during the week of Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, 2022. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Terrace experienced a 57.5 degree difference between its highest and lowest temperatures in 2021. An ice fishing tent sits on the Lakelse Lake during a cold and windy day on Feb. 11, 2021 (left). People at Lakelse Lake take in scorching temperatures on one of Terrace’s hottest days of the year, June 26, 2021 (right). (Black Press Media composite image)

Terrace saw a difference of nearly 60 degrees between high and low temperatures last year

In 2021 Terrace experienced the hottest day since 2009 and coldest day since 2012

Terrace experienced a 57.5 degree difference between its highest and lowest temperatures in 2021. An ice fishing tent sits on the Lakelse Lake during a cold and windy day on Feb. 11, 2021 (left). People at Lakelse Lake take in scorching temperatures on one of Terrace’s hottest days of the year, June 26, 2021 (right). (Black Press Media composite image)
Shames Mountain will be offering four free lift passes daily at libraries in Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert starting Jan. 6, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Free lift passes to Shames Mountain available soon from northwest B.C. public libraries

Four passes will be offered daily at Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert libraries starting Jan. 6

Shames Mountain will be offering four free lift passes daily at libraries in Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert starting Jan. 6, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)
According to BC Assessment, single family residential property values in Terrace rose by 17 per cent from 2021 to 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Terrace single-family home values increase by 17% for 2022

Terrace homes have highest value in northwest B.C.

According to BC Assessment, single family residential property values in Terrace rose by 17 per cent from 2021 to 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
This October 2021 photo shows children-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. People aged five and up will be able to get vaccinated at Northern Health’s Skeena Mall clinic. (Photo courtesy Pfizer)

Northern Health opening Skeena Mall vaccine clinic

Clinic opens Jan. 5, accepting booked appointments and walk-ins

This October 2021 photo shows children-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. People aged five and up will be able to get vaccinated at Northern Health’s Skeena Mall clinic. (Photo courtesy Pfizer)
Coast Mountains School District 82 asks that parents with students attending class Jan. 4 contact their school principal ahead of time. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coast Mountains School District 82 releases January staggered restart guidelines

Certain students will return to class tomorrow, but most will remain at home until Jan. 10

Coast Mountains School District 82 asks that parents with students attending class Jan. 4 contact their school principal ahead of time. (Black Press Media file photo)