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Passengers disembark from an Air Canada flight at the Northwest Regional Airport (XYT) in Terrace. In Feb. 2021, just over 7,000 passengers used the airport. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Last month Northwest Regional Airport saw fewest passengers since June

Just over 7,000 passengers used the airport in February, a slight drop from January’s figure of 7,262

Passengers disembark from an Air Canada flight at the Northwest Regional Airport (XYT) in Terrace. In Feb. 2021, just over 7,000 passengers used the airport. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Terrace RCMP seized a variety of weapons and suspected drugs after responding to a report of someone passed out in a running vehicle on Feb. 26. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Terrace RCMP seize a variety of weapons, suspected drugs from vehicle

Members responded to a report of a man passed out in a running vehicle on Lazelle Ave. on Feb. 26

Terrace RCMP seized a variety of weapons and suspected drugs after responding to a report of someone passed out in a running vehicle on Feb. 26. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Terrace RCMP arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted two people with a metal chain on Feb. 22. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Terrace RCMP arrest man after alleged assault with a metal chain

Two victims struck with chain, one taken to hospital

Terrace RCMP arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted two people with a metal chain on Feb. 22. (Black Press Media File Photo)
There has been one death in association with a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack Mine in northwestern B.C. (Smithers Interior News)

One case in isolation, one death in connection to Brucejack COVID-19 outbreak

There have been no new cases associated with the outbreak since late February

There has been one death in association with a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack Mine in northwestern B.C. (Smithers Interior News)
There were 31 new COVID-19 cases in the Terrace local health area during the week of Feb. 21 to Feb. 27, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Northwest B.C. remains a COVID-19 hot spot

There were 31 new cases reported in the Terrace local health area between Feb. 21 and Feb. 27

There were 31 new COVID-19 cases in the Terrace local health area during the week of Feb. 21 to Feb. 27, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs president and Grand Chief Stweart Phillip speaking at a rally with chiefs from around B.C. outside of the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in 2019. The UBCIC said in an open letter to Terrace city council that it was “heartbroken” to hear about the situation. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs ‘heartbroken’ by McCallum-Miller resignation

Terrace’s first Indigenous councillor resigned Feb. 22, alleging systemic racism

Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs president and Grand Chief Stweart Phillip speaking at a rally with chiefs from around B.C. outside of the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in 2019. The UBCIC said in an open letter to Terrace city council that it was “heartbroken” to hear about the situation. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Brad Reid, pastor at Zion Baptist Church in Terrace, has had to ‘pivot’ several times during the past year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted/Brad Reid)

Skeena Voices | The church is not a building

Brad Reid, Zion Baptist Church pastor has had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic

Brad Reid, pastor at Zion Baptist Church in Terrace, has had to ‘pivot’ several times during the past year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted/Brad Reid)
Terrace RCMP found gloves containing suspected methamphetamine and purple fentanyl following a traffic stop on the afternoon of March 2, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Terrace RCMP seize suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl following traffic stop

Police observed passenger of the vehicle trying to hide bags of white substance between their legs

Terrace RCMP found gloves containing suspected methamphetamine and purple fentanyl following a traffic stop on the afternoon of March 2, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Terrace RCMP arrested two men on Feb. 17 after they were told to leave the Sunshine Inn and then became combative with police. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Terrace RCMP arrest men visiting a person in COVID-19 isolation

Men attempted to strike police with a chair, threatened to kill officers when told to leave

Terrace RCMP arrested two men on Feb. 17 after they were told to leave the Sunshine Inn and then became combative with police. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual all candidates forum for the Coast Mountains School District trustee by-election on Feb. 23, 2021. (Screenshot/Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce Facebook)

Terrace trustee candidates lay out top priorites during virual all candidates forum

All candidates forum was held virtually on Feb. 23, 2021

The Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual all candidates forum for the Coast Mountains School District trustee by-election on Feb. 23, 2021. (Screenshot/Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce Facebook)
MacCarthy GM staff and customers raised $700 for Pink Shirt Day. (Submitted Photo/Mudit Mehta)

Terrace dealership raises hundreds of dollars for Pink Shirt Day

MacCarthy GM staff and customers raised $700 for anti-bullying initiatives

MacCarthy GM staff and customers raised $700 for Pink Shirt Day. (Submitted Photo/Mudit Mehta)
Terrace city council are reaching out to the B.C. Office of the Ombudsperson regarding councillor Jessica McCallum-Miller’s resignation on Feb. 22, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)

City of Terrace seeking ombudsperson investigation into allegations of systemic racism

Councillor Jessica McCallum-Miller resigned Feb. 22, citing racism

Terrace city council are reaching out to the B.C. Office of the Ombudsperson regarding councillor Jessica McCallum-Miller’s resignation on Feb. 22, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)
“The Provider” by Haisla and Nak’azdli student Alexander Erickson won Coast Mountain College’s President’s Art Award first place prize. (Alexander Erickson/Coast Mountains College)

Coast Mountain College students win awards for northwest coast art

Alexander Erickson and Lucy Trible were recognized for their work

“The Provider” by Haisla and Nak’azdli student Alexander Erickson won Coast Mountain College’s President’s Art Award first place prize. (Alexander Erickson/Coast Mountains College)
Gerry Mattson has been running Comic Encounters in Terrace for 30 years. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Skeena Voices | ‘One day I’ll decide what I want to do when I grow up’

Gerry Mattson has owned Comic Encounters in Terrace for 30 years

Gerry Mattson has been running Comic Encounters in Terrace for 30 years. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

COLUMN: Happy Cannibals

A number of cannibal jokes used to make the rounds, some funny,…

Hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards were delivered to Terraceview Lodge residents. (Submitted Photo/Carolyn DeFreitas)

Terraceview Lodge residents receive hundreds of Valentines

The Terrace Public Library delivered 373 Valentines cards to residents

Hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards were delivered to Terraceview Lodge residents. (Submitted Photo/Carolyn DeFreitas)
Instructor and master artist Dempsey Bob (right) speaks to the crowd at the Terrace Art Gallery about the importance of cultural art on Feb. 7, 2020. Bob is a recipient of a 2021 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Artistic Achievement Award. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Terrace resident Dempsey Bob wins national art award

Renowned Tahltan-Tlingit master carver one of eight people to receive GGArts Award

Instructor and master artist Dempsey Bob (right) speaks to the crowd at the Terrace Art Gallery about the importance of cultural art on Feb. 7, 2020. Bob is a recipient of a 2021 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Artistic Achievement Award. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Drivers can expect delays of up to one hour today, as Hwy 16 is closed for avalanche control between Terrace and Prince Rupert. (DriveBC/Screenshot)
Drivers can expect delays of up to one hour today, as Hwy 16 is closed for avalanche control between Terrace and Prince Rupert. (DriveBC/Screenshot)
Jessica McCallum-Miller receives her signed oath of office from city chief administrative officer Heather Avison on Nov. 5, 2018 after being elected to Terrace City Council. McCallum-Miller resigned on Feb. 22, 2021, saying she felt unsupported and unheard by council. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Terrace councillor McCallum-Miller resigns

McCallum-Miller said in a Facebook post she felt unheard and unsupported by council

Jessica McCallum-Miller receives her signed oath of office from city chief administrative officer Heather Avison on Nov. 5, 2018 after being elected to Terrace City Council. McCallum-Miller resigned on Feb. 22, 2021, saying she felt unsupported and unheard by council. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Rod Taylor, pictured in 2019, will be the Christian Heritage Party’s candidate for Skeena — Bulkley Valley in the next federal election. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Christian Heritage Party selects Rod Taylor as Skeena — Bulkley Valley candidate

Taylor last ran for office in the 2020 provincial general election

Rod Taylor, pictured in 2019, will be the Christian Heritage Party’s candidate for Skeena — Bulkley Valley in the next federal election. (Black Press Media File Photo)