Chris Gareau

Jinny Sims is B.C.’s Minister of Citizens Services.

B.C. minister says rural internet is ‘railroad of the 21st century’

Jinny Sims talks details about the $50-million provincial and possible $750-million federal funds

Jinny Sims is B.C.’s Minister of Citizens Services.
WANTED: Five sought by RCMP

WANTED: Five sought by RCMP

Police asking for public’s assistance finding five people on outstanding warrants.

WANTED: Five sought by RCMP
Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen announces at Riverside Park in Smithers that he is not running in the 2019 federal election. (Chris Gareau photo)

Nathan Cullen not seeking re-election

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls it quits after 15 years

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen announces at Riverside Park in Smithers that he is not running in the 2019 federal election. (Chris Gareau photo)
Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.

Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.

Jamie Hilbach, 47, of Hazelton is wanted for escaping lawful custody, among other things.

Man wanted on nine warrants in north B.C.
Historic meeting of Nisga’a and Tahltan strengthen ties during Hobiyee

Historic meeting of Nisga’a and Tahltan strengthen ties during Hobiyee

Lots of video from alliance affirmation meant to boost economies and protect land

Historic meeting of Nisga’a and Tahltan strengthen ties during Hobiyee
Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB

Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB

It could happen again without a different way to inspect trains

Broken axle caused New Hazelton train derailment: TSB
Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs lead a march in mid-January down Smithers Main Street in opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)

B.C. government, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs announce reconciliation process

A potlatch feast will be held in March by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to discuss with clans.

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs lead a march in mid-January down Smithers Main Street in opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. (Chris Gareau photo)
Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation

Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation

A potlatch feast will be held in March by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to discuss with clans.

Unist’ot’en not joining hereditary chiefs’ provincial reconciliation
The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30, 2017. (Chris Gareau photo)

Hwy 16 transit use inconsistent

Two years in, bus ridership is down or up since a year ago depending on which community.

The first bus for the new Smithers-Moricetown route pulls up Jan. 30, 2017. (Chris Gareau photo)
UPDATE: North BC winter storm warning

UPDATE: North BC winter storm warning

Winter storm warning in effect from the Bulkley Valley to the Alberta border. More snow predicted.

UPDATE: North BC winter storm warning
Marching down Main Street in Smithers. B.C. chiefs gather in Smithers to support Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ position on Unist’ot’en camp and opposition to Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline.

B.C. chiefs show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Chiefs from around B.C. outside the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in Smithers show support.

Marching down Main Street in Smithers. B.C. chiefs gather in Smithers to support Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ position on Unist’ot’en camp and opposition to Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline.
After consultations to make sure social media rumours are not true that it has any cultural significance, RCMP take down “tripod” blocking access past Unist’ot’en camp Jan. 11. (Twitter photo)

‘Tripod’ delays access to Unist’ot’en camp

Social media rumours of cultural significance quashed, meaning police “exclusion zones” should end.

After consultations to make sure social media rumours are not true that it has any cultural significance, RCMP take down “tripod” blocking access past Unist’ot’en camp Jan. 11. (Twitter photo)
Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. Nikal was one of the 14 arrested at the Gitdumden checkpoint Monday.                                (Chris Gareau photo)

Hereditary chiefs negotiate injunction agreement

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs abide by interim injunction, but gate stays up. Still opposed.

Carmen Nikal with her Wet’suwet’en grandson speaking with RCMP negotiators, including Chief Superintendent Dave Attfield (centre), outside the Office of the Wet’suwet’en after negotiations with hereditary chiefs end Jan. 10. Nikal was one of the 14 arrested at the Gitdumden checkpoint Monday.                                (Chris Gareau photo)
Unist’ot’en barrier on Morice River in 2016. (Catherine Matheson photo)

Unist’ot’en open gate

The camp is complying with the temporary injunction allowing natural gas pipeline workers through.

Unist’ot’en barrier on Morice River in 2016. (Catherine Matheson photo)
RCMP start to clear Indigenous pipeline protest camps in northern B.C.

RCMP start to clear Indigenous pipeline protest camps in northern B.C.

Police have arrived at the Gitdumden checkpoint south of Houston

RCMP start to clear Indigenous pipeline protest camps in northern B.C.
New Hazelton woman missing

New Hazelton woman missing

Search and rescue help RCMP in search for Cynthia Martin.

New Hazelton woman missing
Injunction extended to all LNG blockades south of Houston

Injunction extended to all LNG blockades south of Houston

New Gitdumden Morice River Forest Service Rd checkpoint in area Coastal GasLink can access.

Injunction extended to all LNG blockades south of Houston
Setting up the Gitdumden checkpoint.                                Twitter photo

Coastal GasLink turned away by Gitdumden checkpoint

First Nations LNG Alliance stress cooperation as CGL unable to deliver interim injunction.

Setting up the Gitdumden checkpoint.                                Twitter photo
A new checkpoint on Morice Lake Forest Service Road went up Dec. 17, the day an injunction against the Unist’ot’en camp to allow Coastal GasLink access went into effect.                                Twitter photo

Gitdumden checkpoint blocks access to Unist’ot’en camp

Wet’suwet’en clan members say Morice Lake Forest Service Rd checkpoint in effect until further notice.

A new checkpoint on Morice Lake Forest Service Road went up Dec. 17, the day an injunction against the Unist’ot’en camp to allow Coastal GasLink access went into effect.                                Twitter photo
Members and supporters of the Unist’ot’en, including Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, file out of the court room in Smithers after an interim injunction was granted for Coastal GasLink to get past the blockade at the Morice River bridge south of Houston.                                Chris Gareau photo

Coastal GasLink gets interim injunction against Unist’ot’en

The LNG pipeline company can start work Monday with enforcement approved by court.

Members and supporters of the Unist’ot’en, including Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, file out of the court room in Smithers after an interim injunction was granted for Coastal GasLink to get past the blockade at the Morice River bridge south of Houston.                                Chris Gareau photo