Binny Paul, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Women in the northwest don’t have access to surgical abortions in the region. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Teresa Crawford)

Access to surgical abortions in northwest B.C. a concern due to doctor shortages

Victims of abuse, low income and Indigenous women most affected says Vancouver Rape Relief

Women in the northwest don’t have access to surgical abortions in the region. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Teresa Crawford)
Gitanmaax chief councillor Tracey Woods, reads out the band’s decision to the social workers who had come to take back a six-year-old girl from the reserve. ( Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit/ Facebook)

Gitanmaax band blocks MCFD workers from taking six-year-old off reserve

Chief councillor told ministry workers that child will remain in the community until further resolution

Gitanmaax chief councillor Tracey Woods, reads out the band’s decision to the social workers who had come to take back a six-year-old girl from the reserve. ( Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit/ Facebook)
Lorna Brown, co-producer and director of <em>Adaawk </em>said that the movie sets out to humanize murdered and missing Indigenous people from the region. (Submitted photo/Lorna Brown)

Northwest B.C. families come together to tell the stories of MMIWG in new film Adaawk

‘We just wanted our stories to be heard from us and from our perspective,’ say filmmakers

Lorna Brown, co-producer and director of <em>Adaawk </em>said that the movie sets out to humanize murdered and missing Indigenous people from the region. (Submitted photo/Lorna Brown)
Zion Baptist Church on Sparks Street put fences around its property. (Christian Apostolovski/Terrace Standard)

Terrace church erects fence in response to increased vandalism, drug use on property

Zion Baptist Church pastor Brad Reid said putting up the fence was ‘disheartening’

Zion Baptist Church on Sparks Street put fences around its property. (Christian Apostolovski/Terrace Standard)
Prominent northwest B.C. artist, Stan Bevan receives lifetime achievement award from the BC Achievement Foundation. (Photo courtesy, Coast Mountain College)

Renowned northwest B.C. artist Stan Bevan receives prestigious lifetime achievement award

Half of the Fulmer Award recipients are from northern B.C.

Prominent northwest B.C. artist, Stan Bevan receives lifetime achievement award from the BC Achievement Foundation. (Photo courtesy, Coast Mountain College)
Emergency services attend to an accident resulting from a driver not yielding to a pedestrian at the intersection of Sparks St. and Lazelle Ave. in Terrace during the morning of Oct. 13, 2021. (Bert Husband/Terrace Standard)

Driver fined for crosswalk accident in downtown Terrace

Fine issued for not yielding to a pedestrian

Emergency services attend to an accident resulting from a driver not yielding to a pedestrian at the intersection of Sparks St. and Lazelle Ave. in Terrace during the morning of Oct. 13, 2021. (Bert Husband/Terrace Standard)
An MMIWG activist kneels near the Highway of Tears Memorial totem pole on Hwy 16, near Kitsumkalum. Two locally produced films from northwest B.C. shed light on the MMIWG issue and activists involved. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

Two locally produced films from northwest B.C. shed light on MMIWG issues

‘Journeys 4 Justice’ and ‘Adaawk’ to be premiered this month

An MMIWG activist kneels near the Highway of Tears Memorial totem pole on Hwy 16, near Kitsumkalum. Two locally produced films from northwest B.C. shed light on the MMIWG issue and activists involved. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
Lakelse Lake Provincial Park will get provincial funding for improvement works. (Black Press Media file photo)

Lakelse Lake Provincial Park gets funding to improve trail accessibility

Twin Spruce Trail and the Furlong Bay Campground to benefit from latest funding

Lakelse Lake Provincial Park will get provincial funding for improvement works. (Black Press Media file photo)
Samantha Gambling, Pam Kawinsky (principal, Suwilaawks Community School), Margo Peill (community animator of the Northwest Regional Hub, Farm to School BC), and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach at Suwilaawks Community School on Oct.1. (Submitted photo/Samantha Gambling)

More stable funding needed for healthy school food programs in northwest B.C. says advocacy group

The BC Chapter of the Coalition for Healthy School Food met with Terrace locals last week

Samantha Gambling, Pam Kawinsky (principal, Suwilaawks Community School), Margo Peill (community animator of the Northwest Regional Hub, Farm to School BC), and Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach at Suwilaawks Community School on Oct.1. (Submitted photo/Samantha Gambling)
Red dresses were hung outside the Terrace Courthouse on Oct. 4, the National Day of Action for MMIWG. (Contributed photo/Matriarchs in Training)

Northwest B.C. activists demand more action following National Day of Action for MMIWG

Terrace group hung red dresses outside the courthouse as reminders of the 231 calls to justice

Red dresses were hung outside the Terrace Courthouse on Oct. 4, the National Day of Action for MMIWG. (Contributed photo/Matriarchs in Training)
Ron Poole, the CAO of the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine will be resigning from his position. (Black Press Media file photo)

Regional district CAO to resign from post in March 2022

Ron Poole will leave RDKS in March and set up his own consultancy

Ron Poole, the CAO of the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine will be resigning from his position. (Black Press Media file photo)
Local carver Mike Dangeli, pictured here on Sept. 22, 2021, is working on a second totem pole to go up in northwest B.C. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

Making a statement on cedar: Reclaiming Hwy 16 one totem pole at a time

Carver Mike Dangeli is working on a second totem pole to go up in northwest B.C.

Local carver Mike Dangeli, pictured here on Sept. 22, 2021, is working on a second totem pole to go up in northwest B.C. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Unifor workers strike outside the smelter in Kitimat July 25. (Contributed photo)

Kitimat aluminum smelter strike ends as union votes and ratifies collective agreement

Both Rio Tinto and Unifor Local 2301 are working on restart plans to ramp up production

Unifor workers strike outside the smelter in Kitimat July 25. (Contributed photo)
Participants walked along Millennium trail on Sept. 30 in honour of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Participants walked along Millennium trail on Sept. 30 in honour of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
Chief Councillor Smith holds the notification letter from the federal government, along with Deputy Chief Councillor Arthur Renwick (left), and Lands Administrator Brent Robinson. (Photo courtesy, Haisla Nation)

‘Righting a historic wrong’: Haisla Nation adds 7 land parcels to reserve

It took over 15 years to complete the Addition to Reserve process for a 1952 mistake

Chief Councillor Smith holds the notification letter from the federal government, along with Deputy Chief Councillor Arthur Renwick (left), and Lands Administrator Brent Robinson. (Photo courtesy, Haisla Nation)
Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton. Northern Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the hospital on Sept. 28, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton

Northern Health is monitoring the situation and outbreak control measures are in place

Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton. Northern Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the hospital on Sept. 28, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dr. Mique’l Dangeli in Terrace where she has resided since 2017. ( Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

‘Raising Sm’algyax’: Tsimshian mothers reclaim the language through nursery rhymes for toddlers

The project is part of Dr. Mique’l Dangeli’s efforts to revitalize the Indigenous language

Dr. Mique’l Dangeli in Terrace where she has resided since 2017. ( Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
A photo of Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC, in July . (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Rio Tinto and union reach collective labour agreement for Kitimat aluminum smelter

The strike which began on July 25 could end soon provided the agreement is voted and ratified by union members

A photo of Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC, in July . (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Tahltan Central Government’s communication team, led by Gordon Infanti, won national awards for the First Nation’s rebranding campaign, on Thursday, Sept.23. ( Submitted photo)

Tahltan communication team snags national award for the First Nation’s rebranding campaign

The new brand elements illustrated by Tahltan artists borrows from traditional beadwork and artwork

Tahltan Central Government’s communication team, led by Gordon Infanti, won national awards for the First Nation’s rebranding campaign, on Thursday, Sept.23. ( Submitted photo)
The SAR team in action, transporting mountain biker Michelle Prins from Terrace Mountain after she met with an accident on Sept. 9. (Submitted Photo/Dave Jephson)

Biker rescued from Terrace Mountain says SAR team’s response averted a catastrophic outcome

Michelle Prins’ experience of the rescue operation left her grateful for B.C.’s emergency services

The SAR team in action, transporting mountain biker Michelle Prins from Terrace Mountain after she met with an accident on Sept. 9. (Submitted Photo/Dave Jephson)