Ben Bogstie

Kitimat recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases between Aug. 8 to Aug. 14. New cases in Terrace doubled compared to the previous week. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases hit double-digits in Kitimat

Cases in Terrace doubled compared to last week

Kitimat recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases between Aug. 8 to Aug. 14. New cases in Terrace doubled compared to the previous week. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
The Canadian national flag at half-mast at the Terrace RCMP detachment in Terrace on Aug. 18, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

‘Until further notice’: Only some Canadian flags in Terrace are still at half-mast

Lack of consistency, direction on half-masting has led to confusion

The Canadian national flag at half-mast at the Terrace RCMP detachment in Terrace on Aug. 18, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
The Northwest Regional Airport recently received a new Aebi Schmidt jet sweeper, pictured on Aug. 17, 2021, that is more efficient than the airport’s current equipment. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

New runway sweeper arrives at Northwest Regional Airport

The Aebi Schmidt jet sweeper uses a blade, brush and blower to remove contaminants from the runway

The Northwest Regional Airport recently received a new Aebi Schmidt jet sweeper, pictured on Aug. 17, 2021, that is more efficient than the airport’s current equipment. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)

Building green: Why the wait?

Columnist Andre Carrel wonders why we aren’t building more net-zero-ready buildings now

Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)
The Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department, RCMP and BC Wildfire service responded to a fire near Copper River during the afternoon on Aug. 11, 2021. (Thornhill Fire Department Community Connection/Facebook)

Thornhill Fire Dept. tackles fire near Copper River

Travel trailer and van destroyed, no injuries reported

The Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department, RCMP and BC Wildfire service responded to a fire near Copper River during the afternoon on Aug. 11, 2021. (Thornhill Fire Department Community Connection/Facebook)
JB Owen (left) and Peter Giesin (right) make a stop at George Little Park in Terrace Aug. 12, 2021 during their 6,700 kilometre ride. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Cyclists aiming to inspire, raise funds for charity make pit stop in Terrace

JB Owen and Peter Giesin are riding 6,700 kilometres on a tandem bike

JB Owen (left) and Peter Giesin (right) make a stop at George Little Park in Terrace Aug. 12, 2021 during their 6,700 kilometre ride. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Caitlin, Northern Health nurse, prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by mixing the vaccine with saline solution. Terrace’s vaccination rate lags behind the provincial average and most other northwest LHAs. (Black Press Media file photo)

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

Second dose vaccination rate in much of northwest below provincial average

Caitlin, Northern Health nurse, prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by mixing the vaccine with saline solution. Terrace’s vaccination rate lags behind the provincial average and most other northwest LHAs. (Black Press Media file photo)
The village of Gitwinksihlkw is getting a new multi-million dollar gymnasium funded by the provincial government. (Gary Fiegehen/Nisga’a Lisims Government)

Gitwinksihlkw to get new multi-million dollar gymnasium

Construction expected to get underway next summer

The village of Gitwinksihlkw is getting a new multi-million dollar gymnasium funded by the provincial government. (Gary Fiegehen/Nisga’a Lisims Government)
The closure of Lanfear Hill has been extended until Aug. 23, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

City mulls more fixes to Lanfear Hill, road closure extended

Hill closure extended until Aug. 23, project expected to be under budget

The closure of Lanfear Hill has been extended until Aug. 23, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
North end of Pearse Island, site for a floating liquefied natural gas plant being proposed by the Nisga’a Nation and two partner groups. (Contributed photo)

Federal, provincial agencies seek feedback on proposed Ksi Lisims LNG project in northwest B.C.

Floating natural gas liquefaction facility and terminal would produce 12 million tonnes of LNG per year

North end of Pearse Island, site for a floating liquefied natural gas plant being proposed by the Nisga’a Nation and two partner groups. (Contributed photo)
Lakelse Lake picnic site on June 26, 2021, during a heat wave. According to an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released Aug. 9, heat waves and extreme weather events are predicted to increase in frequency. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

UN data projects adverse effects of climate change on Terrace area

Terrace could see worse heat waves, flood-inducing downpours without deep emissions cuts

Lakelse Lake picnic site on June 26, 2021, during a heat wave. According to an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released Aug. 9, heat waves and extreme weather events are predicted to increase in frequency. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
The Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire in Old Remo during the afternoon on Aug. 6. (Thornhill Fire Department Community Connection/Facebook)

Fire destroys motor home south of Terrace

No injuries as a result of the Munson Rd. blaze

The Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire in Old Remo during the afternoon on Aug. 6. (Thornhill Fire Department Community Connection/Facebook)
Al Lehmann

COLUMN: Memory, reliability and truth

“I’ll never forget what’s-his-name.” Thus goes the joke mocking the unreliability of…

Al Lehmann
Rail has been an important part of the northwest B.C.’s history, which is reflected in the names of the area. (Black Press Media file photo)

COLUMN: What many northwest names have in common

The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway had a way of getting involved in naming decisions one way or another

Rail has been an important part of the northwest B.C.’s history, which is reflected in the names of the area. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of the Cycle 4 Water team in Dawson City on July 28, 2021. From left to right: Gabe McReynolds, Timo Itkonen, Mike Woodard, Rob Montgomery. (Cycling 4 Water/Blog)

Cyclists passing through northwest B.C. on Canada-wide ride

The Cycle 4 Water team is raising funds for 65 water wells in Africa

Members of the Cycle 4 Water team in Dawson City on July 28, 2021. From left to right: Gabe McReynolds, Timo Itkonen, Mike Woodard, Rob Montgomery. (Cycling 4 Water/Blog)
Members of Michelle Stoney’s team set up to work on a mural on the Beyond Burgers Bistro building in Terrace on Aug. 5, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

VIDEO: New murals bringing fresh life to Terrace buildings this month

Goal is for the murals to be completed by September

Members of Michelle Stoney’s team set up to work on a mural on the Beyond Burgers Bistro building in Terrace on Aug. 5, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Kitimat has an 87 per cent first dose vaccination rate for people over 12 years old, Terrace’s rate is 75 per cent. Both LHAs reported two new cases during the week of July 25 to 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Terrace, Kitimat each report 2 new COVID-19 cases

Kitimat’s vaccination rate leads the northwest, Terrace still lagging behind: BCCDC

Kitimat has an 87 per cent first dose vaccination rate for people over 12 years old, Terrace’s rate is 75 per cent. Both LHAs reported two new cases during the week of July 25 to 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Michael Lee, Vancouver-Langara MLA, B.C. Liberal transportation critic and BC Liberal leadership candidate speaks in the legislature, March 10, 2021. Lee visited Terrace Aug. 2-3 as part of his province-wide leadership tour. (Hansard TV)

BC Liberal leadership candidate talks northwest issues

Vancouver-Langara BC Liberal MLA Michael Lee visited Terrace Aug. 2-3

Michael Lee, Vancouver-Langara MLA, B.C. Liberal transportation critic and BC Liberal leadership candidate speaks in the legislature, March 10, 2021. Lee visited Terrace Aug. 2-3 as part of his province-wide leadership tour. (Hansard TV)
Patrons view art at the 2018 Salmon Art Festival Gala at the Terrace Art Gallery. This year’s art show begins Aug. 6 in Terrace before moving to Hazelton in Sept. and Smithers in Oct. (Black Press Media file photo)

Skeena Salmon Art Show to kick off this week

Fourth edition of the show will tour to Hazelton and Smithers in the fall

Patrons view art at the 2018 Salmon Art Festival Gala at the Terrace Art Gallery. This year’s art show begins Aug. 6 in Terrace before moving to Hazelton in Sept. and Smithers in Oct. (Black Press Media file photo)
The provincial and federal governments announced close to $6-million in infrastructure spending for northern B.C., including $742,333 to construct sidewalks in Gitlaxt’aamiks. (Gary Fiegehen/Nisga’a Lisims Government)

Sidewalks, kitchens and generators: Feds, province announce projects in northwest B.C.

Infrastructure projects coming to several communities in the northwest

The provincial and federal governments announced close to $6-million in infrastructure spending for northern B.C., including $742,333 to construct sidewalks in Gitlaxt’aamiks. (Gary Fiegehen/Nisga’a Lisims Government)