Jacob Lubberts

An Earthquakes Canada map image shows the pink dot location of a 4.6 magnitude earthquake on the North Coast of BC felt in Prince Rupert and Kitimat on July 28. The yellow dots indicate earthquakes in the last 30 days. (image: Earthquakes Canada)

Anxious hours for Kitamaat Village residents after powerful Alaska earthquake felt in B.C.

The quake registered 125 km SW of Kitimat, 139 km SSE of Prince Rupert, and 172 km SSW of Terrace

An Earthquakes Canada map image shows the pink dot location of a 4.6 magnitude earthquake on the North Coast of BC felt in Prince Rupert and Kitimat on July 28. The yellow dots indicate earthquakes in the last 30 days. (image: Earthquakes Canada)
Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Unifor Local 2301 publicly states what they are fighting for in collective agreement

Unifor said Rio Tinto proposed cutting vision and dental coverage for retired employees

Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of Rio Tinto. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

BC Labour Relations Board lay down the law during labour dispute

Contractors are being heckled by union members as they drive through the picket lines

Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of Rio Tinto. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Unifor Local 2301 members outside of the Rio Tinto smelter. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Rio Tinto smelter cutting aluminum production to one-third of normal workload

Rio Tinto is gradually taking smelting pots offline so the reduction unit can be safely operated

Unifor Local 2301 members outside of the Rio Tinto smelter. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Members of the Unifor Local 2301 union picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC. (photo supplied)

Rio Tinto refutes claims of reducing pensions

Rio Tinto claims that misinformation is being spread about items being discussed at the table

Members of the Unifor Local 2301 union picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC. (photo supplied)
Unifor Local 2301 have confirmed with its members that they are absolutely on strike and will be withdrawing their services as of midnight tonight. (Rio Tinto)

Unifor Local 2301 confirms strike to commence as of midnight tonight: July 25

The union confirmed they are absolutely on strike and will be withdrawing services starting July 25

Unifor Local 2301 have confirmed with its members that they are absolutely on strike and will be withdrawing their services as of midnight tonight. (Rio Tinto)
Unifor Local 2301 extended its strike notice until midnight on July 24. If no agreement is made, picketing will begin to take place on the road leading to the smelter cafeteria gate and the main smelter gate. (Rio Tinto)

Union extends collective agreement process for another 24 hours: Unifor Local 2301

The deadline extension will give the union an opportunity to satisfy the mandate given by membership

Unifor Local 2301 extended its strike notice until midnight on July 24. If no agreement is made, picketing will begin to take place on the road leading to the smelter cafeteria gate and the main smelter gate. (Rio Tinto)
Unifor Local 2301 members have commenced a work stoppage starting July 24 at 12:01 a.m. (Rio Tinto photo)

Unifor Local 2301 set to commence strike

The union has served a 72 hours strike notice, clearing the way for a work stoppage starting July 24

Unifor Local 2301 members have commenced a work stoppage starting July 24 at 12:01 a.m. (Rio Tinto photo)
A Unifor Local 2301 poster that highlights the Rio Tinto and Kemano workers are looking for jobs, pensions, benefits, health, safety, community, and respect within their new collective agreement. (Unifor Local 2301 poster)

Kitimat smelter and Kemano power operations workers vote unanimously in favour of a strike

The union decided that a strike is the most efficient way to get their demands across to the company

A Unifor Local 2301 poster that highlights the Rio Tinto and Kemano workers are looking for jobs, pensions, benefits, health, safety, community, and respect within their new collective agreement. (Unifor Local 2301 poster)
Family friends will be going down to Kelowna on Thursday and will be dropping off cards to the family, showing love and support from the community. (Cards for Cailen poster)

Kitimat community comes together to help family after son dies in Kelowna crane collapse

Cailen Vilness, 23, lost his life in the crane collapse that occurred in Kelowna, July 12, 2021

Family friends will be going down to Kelowna on Thursday and will be dropping off cards to the family, showing love and support from the community. (Cards for Cailen poster)
Terrace soccer team taking a group photo after winning first place in the Every Child Matter soccer tournament which took place from July 1 to July 4 at the Riverlodge Recreational Centre sports fields and at the soccer field in Kitamaat Village. (Tournament photo)

Terrace wins Every Child Matters Soccer Tournament

Tournament took place in Kitimat and Kitamaat Village on Canada Day weekend

Terrace soccer team taking a group photo after winning first place in the Every Child Matter soccer tournament which took place from July 1 to July 4 at the Riverlodge Recreational Centre sports fields and at the soccer field in Kitamaat Village. (Tournament photo)
John Jensen was a mentor for many with his blunt, plain talk, underpinned by humour and warmth - if he thought you were worth it. (photo supplied)

New memoir details the life of northwest labour leader

John Jensen contributed to the creation of Terraceview Lodge

John Jensen was a mentor for many with his blunt, plain talk, underpinned by humour and warmth - if he thought you were worth it. (photo supplied)
The Haisla Braves in action against the Terrace Providers. (Photos Gerry Leibel)

Northwest soccer teams to compete in Kitimat tournament

Two women’s teams will play two exhibitions, with nine men’s teams committed to the tournament

The Haisla Braves in action against the Terrace Providers. (Photos Gerry Leibel)
CVSE officer checking out all the trucks before the convoy, which started at Riverlodge Recreational Centre in Kitimat BC and finished at the George Little Park in Terrace BC. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

VIDEO: Kitimat truck drivers rally together in honour of 215 bodies discovered at Kamloops Residential School

The convoy started at Riverlodge Recreational Centre and finished at the George Little Park

CVSE officer checking out all the trucks before the convoy, which started at Riverlodge Recreational Centre in Kitimat BC and finished at the George Little Park in Terrace BC. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Left to right: Kitimat biker, Jim Manson with Diversity Morgan’s parents Mike Wilson, Charmaine Scodane and brother at Skeena Mall parking. Riders across northwest B.C. came together to honour 15-year-old Morgan who was found dead in Kitimat last week. ( Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

VIDEO: Kitimat teenager’s death gets northwest B.C. riders to rally against bullying

Motorcycle riders joined parents of 15-year-old Diversity Morgan in Terrace

Left to right: Kitimat biker, Jim Manson with Diversity Morgan’s parents Mike Wilson, Charmaine Scodane and brother at Skeena Mall parking. Riders across northwest B.C. came together to honour 15-year-old Morgan who was found dead in Kitimat last week. ( Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
Artist’s illustration of the proposed Kitimat LNG facility at Bish Cove near Kitimat. (Kitimat LNG illustration)

Woodside follows Chevron and bails on Kitimat LNG project

The project no longer fits into development plans and the company will focus on other opportunities

Artist’s illustration of the proposed Kitimat LNG facility at Bish Cove near Kitimat. (Kitimat LNG illustration)
(Black Press file photo)

Woman arrested, charged with robbery in Kitimat

Incident took place at convenience store attached to gas station

(Black Press file photo)
A worker at Wee Geordies Liquor Store held at knifepoint on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. A female entered the store and grabbed a bottle of liquor and produced a knife and demanded money. She was not located. (Wee Geordies video surveillance screenshot)

VIDEO: Two stores robbed on the same day in Kitimat

The first incident was at 5:45 a.m. and the second incident occurred 3:30 p.m.

A worker at Wee Geordies Liquor Store held at knifepoint on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. A female entered the store and grabbed a bottle of liquor and produced a knife and demanded money. She was not located. (Wee Geordies video surveillance screenshot)
Shames Mountain will commence construction and installation of a new beginner conveyor lift and snow tube lanes. (Black Press Media File Photo)

New beginner conveyor lift and snow tube lanes coming to Shames Mountain

Rio Tinto donated $60,000 so the project can take place this summer

Shames Mountain will commence construction and installation of a new beginner conveyor lift and snow tube lanes. (Black Press Media File Photo)