Ben Bogstie

Martin Holzbauer’s selfbuilt Thornhill home has several features to make it energy efficient. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

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Martin Holzbauer hand built an energy efficient home in Thornhill

Martin Holzbauer’s selfbuilt Thornhill home has several features to make it energy efficient. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Jordanna White, 5, enjoys the water wheel at the Terrace splash park in 2018. The City of Terrace is seeking grant funding to construct a new washroom and changing facility at George Little Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Terrace seeks grant for new splash park washroom

George Little Park project expected to cost nearly $400,000

Jordanna White, 5, enjoys the water wheel at the Terrace splash park in 2018. The City of Terrace is seeking grant funding to construct a new washroom and changing facility at George Little Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Terrace resident was assaulted in his driveway as he was leaving for work on July 22, 2021, according to the Terrace RCMP. (Black Press Media file photo)

Terrace man taken to hospital after being assaulted in his driveway

Police remind people to be aware of their surroundings

A Terrace resident was assaulted in his driveway as he was leaving for work on July 22, 2021, according to the Terrace RCMP. (Black Press Media file photo)
An aerial view of the White Rock Creek wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. Personnel from the Northwest Fire Centre are in the Kamloops area assisting in firefighting efforts. (BC Wildfire Services)

Northwest crews assisting in firefighting efforts around B.C.

Resources have been deployed to the Kamloops, Southeast and Cariboo Fire Centres

An aerial view of the White Rock Creek wildfire behaviour in the Jimmy Lake area July 26, 2021. Personnel from the Northwest Fire Centre are in the Kamloops area assisting in firefighting efforts. (BC Wildfire Services)
A report delivered to Terrace City Council on July 26, 2021 identified the areas of the downtown that are the most high risk for drug use and discarded needles. (Black Press file photo)

George Little Park among highest risk locations in Terrace for discarded needles: Security report

Report presented to council identifies areas determined to be high risk for drug use, needle cleanup

A report delivered to Terrace City Council on July 26, 2021 identified the areas of the downtown that are the most high risk for drug use and discarded needles. (Black Press file photo)
The Terrace Department responded to 164 incidents in the second quarter of 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Terrace Fire Department sees jump in fire and first responder calls

Discrepancies in second quarter 2021 versus 2020 partially due to COVID-19, false alarms: Fire chief

The Terrace Department responded to 164 incidents in the second quarter of 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gillian McCutcheon, Northern Health’s manager of community services in Terrace, at the entrance to the phase two vaccine clinic at the Terrace Sportsplex in March. Northern Health is hosting a celebration at the Sportsplex July 28 to mark the end of its mass vaccination campaign in the city. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northern Health to host vaccination celebration in Terrace

July 28 ‘VAX the NORTH’ event marks end of mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Terrace

Gillian McCutcheon, Northern Health’s manager of community services in Terrace, at the entrance to the phase two vaccine clinic at the Terrace Sportsplex in March. Northern Health is hosting a celebration at the Sportsplex July 28 to mark the end of its mass vaccination campaign in the city. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
House prices in northwest B.C. are going up in many communities, reports the BC Northern Real Estate Board. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

Ben’s Blog: Why home ownership is a pipe dream for many young people

We need to talk about home ownership. I’m looking at you, boomers.…

House prices in northwest B.C. are going up in many communities, reports the BC Northern Real Estate Board. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)
Al Lehmann

Received wisdom: Domination does not mean superior

Columnist Al Lehmann argues humans are our own worst enemies

Al Lehmann
A goldfish swimming in Lost Lake, around 10 kilometres north of Terrace on July 16, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Experts warn of invasive ‘super fish’ in Terrace area waterbodies

Goldfish detected in Howe Creek, province looking into chemical treatment of Lost Lake

A goldfish swimming in Lost Lake, around 10 kilometres north of Terrace on July 16, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Sonny the ring-necked parakeet before escaping from his owner in 2020. (Submitted Photo/Gina Funk)

‘A big surprise’: Escaped parakeet spotted again in Terrace

Sonny the Indian ring-necked parakeet went rogue in June 2020

Sonny the ring-necked parakeet before escaping from his owner in 2020. (Submitted Photo/Gina Funk)
Airbus A230 at the Northwest Regional Airport on June 30, 2021. Passenger totals increased by over 3,000 from May to June. (Black Press Media file photo)

Northwest Regional Airport passenger totals jump in June

Number over 3,000 higher than May, still under half of pre-COVID-19 levels

Airbus A230 at the Northwest Regional Airport on June 30, 2021. Passenger totals increased by over 3,000 from May to June. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

Snowy conditions the main factor in landing gear collapse at Terrace airport: TSB

Jan. 31, 2020 incident resulted in ‘substantial damage’ to plane, closure of airport but no injuries

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada identified snow as a contributing factor in an incident at the Northwest Regional Airport Jan 31, 2020 that resulted in the collapse of a WestJet aircraft’s nose landing gear. (Northwest Regional Airport/Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
The Nisga’a Fish and Wildlife Department has re-opened its Sockeye food fishery, after originally closing it earlier in July due to low returns. (Black Press file)

Nisga’a reopen Sockeye salmon food fishery

Fishery was closed July 12 due to low returns to the Nass River watershed

The Nisga’a Fish and Wildlife Department has re-opened its Sockeye food fishery, after originally closing it earlier in July due to low returns. (Black Press file)
Maxime Bernier talks to Terrace Standard reporters at the Highway of Tears memorial totem pole on Hwy16 just west of Kitsumkalum on July 20, 2021. Bernier met with two First Nations elders and paid his respects at the pole. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

Maxime Bernier visits Terrace as part of ‘Mad Max’ tour

People’s Party of Canada leader shared his views on several topics ahead of possible fall election

Maxime Bernier talks to Terrace Standard reporters at the Highway of Tears memorial totem pole on Hwy16 just west of Kitsumkalum on July 20, 2021. Bernier met with two First Nations elders and paid his respects at the pole. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
Flooding at Fisherman’s Park in Terrace on June 3, 2021. The City of Terrace is working to remove debris from the area and open the south boat launch. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Terrace working to restore Fisherman’s Park after flooding

Park, parking area and west boat launch open, south launch still a work in progress

Flooding at Fisherman’s Park in Terrace on June 3, 2021. The City of Terrace is working to remove debris from the area and open the south boat launch. (Black Press Media file photo)
Lost Lake, around 10 kilometres north of Terrace is home to a population of invasive goldfish. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Province looking into possible ‘chemical treatment’ of goldfish in Terrace area lake

Invasive fish also detected in Skeena River tributary, linked to residential goldfish pond

Lost Lake, around 10 kilometres north of Terrace is home to a population of invasive goldfish. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Low returns of chinook salmon, pictured, have prompted the Nisga’a Fish and Wildlife Department to announce that all fishing for Chinook is closed for the season. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Real danger’: Low returns prompt closure of Nisga’a salmon fisheries

Chinook salmon fishery closed for the season, Sockeye fishery closed until July 27 for trial period

Low returns of chinook salmon, pictured, have prompted the Nisga’a Fish and Wildlife Department to announce that all fishing for Chinook is closed for the season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Terrace Coun. Sean Bujtas (left), Mayor Carol Leclerc (middle) and Chief Administrative Officer Kris Boland (right) and Coun. James Cordeiro (not pictured) took part in the July 14 Community Dialogue on the Downtown from inside City of Terrace council chambers. (Screenshot/City of Terrace Facebook)

Virtual town hall highlights concerns, possible solutions for Terrace downtown crisis

Community Dialogue on the Downtown was held via Microsoft Teams on July 14

Terrace Coun. Sean Bujtas (left), Mayor Carol Leclerc (middle) and Chief Administrative Officer Kris Boland (right) and Coun. James Cordeiro (not pictured) took part in the July 14 Community Dialogue on the Downtown from inside City of Terrace council chambers. (Screenshot/City of Terrace Facebook)
In this Feb. 7, 2019 photo, thousands of demonstrators march in the street as they chant anti-government slogans during a protest to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and demanding to know how Petro Caribe funds have been used by the current and past administrations, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Much of the financial support to help Haiti rebuild after the 2010 earthquake comes from Venezuela’s Petro Caribe fund, a 2005 pact that gives suppliers below-market financing for oil and is under the control of the central government. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Ben’s Blog: The troubled history of Haiti

History is such an interesting field of study. There are so many…

In this Feb. 7, 2019 photo, thousands of demonstrators march in the street as they chant anti-government slogans during a protest to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and demanding to know how Petro Caribe funds have been used by the current and past administrations, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Much of the financial support to help Haiti rebuild after the 2010 earthquake comes from Venezuela’s Petro Caribe fund, a 2005 pact that gives suppliers below-market financing for oil and is under the control of the central government. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)