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Regan Yee (1417) of South Hazelton jumps the barrier and water pit in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase during Athletics competition at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Aug. 1. (Daniel Lea/CSM)

Northwest B.C. steeplechasers out of final at Tokyo Olympics

Yee and Butterworth fail to qualify, Lalonde takes back Canadian record

Regan Yee (1417) of South Hazelton jumps the barrier and water pit in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase during Athletics competition at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Aug. 1. (Daniel Lea/CSM)
Regan Yee (1417) of South Hazelton jumps the barrier and water pit in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase during Athletics competition at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Aug. 1. Daniel Lea/CSM}

South Hazelton steeplechaser out of final at Tokyo Olympics

Yee and Butterworth fail to qualify, Lalonde takes back Canadian record

Regan Yee (1417) of South Hazelton jumps the barrier and water pit in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase during Athletics competition at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Aug. 1. Daniel Lea/CSM}
Dr. M. Jane Smith’s latest book contains prayers in both Gitxsanimx and English.

Dr. M. Jane Smith release book of Gitxsan prayers

The book is written in Gitxsanimx and English and illustrated by Gitxsan master carver Ken Mowatt

Dr. M. Jane Smith’s latest book contains prayers in both Gitxsanimx and English.
The Tahltan are arguably the most mining-friendly First Nation in B.C., but have been known to oppose activity when it conflicts with their values as in this 2019 photo of Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day attempting to evict jade miners from the territory. (File photo)

Tahltan demand shutdown of jade mining; removal of reality TV show from airwaves

President Chad Day says jade/placer industries not working for Tahltan or the province

The Tahltan are arguably the most mining-friendly First Nation in B.C., but have been known to oppose activity when it conflicts with their values as in this 2019 photo of Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day attempting to evict jade miners from the territory. (File photo)
Dr. Ross Hoffman, recently named professor emiritus by the University of Northern British Columbia, enjoys his retirement on his new property near Topley. (Contributed photo)

Topley author named professor emeritus at University of Northern British Columbia

Ross Hoffman was an indigenous studies professor before retiring in July 2020

Dr. Ross Hoffman, recently named professor emiritus by the University of Northern British Columbia, enjoys his retirement on his new property near Topley. (Contributed photo)
(Bandstra Transportation photo)

Smithers family-owned business institution sold to publicly-traded company

Bandstra Transportation and Babine Trucking acquired by Mullen Group

(Bandstra Transportation photo)
(The Canadian Press files)

Former Telkwa mayor: ICBC data proves northerners paying disproportionate rates

Ratio of premiums paid to claims received is $1.96 for north compared to $1.35 for Lower Mainland

(The Canadian Press files)
(The Canadian Press files)

Northerners paying disproportionate ICBC premiums compared to claim costs: FOI data

Ratio of premiums paid to claims received is $1.96 for north compared to $1.35 for Lower Mainland

(The Canadian Press files)
A food truck hit the ditch just outside Smithers. (Facebook photo)

Hwy 16 conditions slick between Smithers and Prince Rupert

There have been several incidents and a travel advisory is in effect due to High Avalanche Risk

A food truck hit the ditch just outside Smithers. (Facebook photo)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Murder charge laid in February 2020 stabbing death of Smithers man

Michael Egenolf is charged with the second-degree murder of Brodie Cumiskey

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Murder charge laid in February 2020 stabbing death of Smithers man

Michael Egenolf is charged with the second-degree murder of Brodie Cumiskey

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Coastal GasLink begins COVID screening of pipeline workers

Construction is once again ramping up following Northern Health approval of COVID management plan

A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink photo)
Bernadette Ferguson, third from left, with five of her six children on the Kispiox River. From left: Sheila Ferguson, Timothy Ferguson, Colleen Kern, Kathleen Jones and Sean Ferguson. Missing Jim Ferguson. (Contributed photo)

From Ireland to northwest B.C. via London, Alberta, Newfoundland and Saskatchewan

Hazelton’s Bernadette Ferguson reminisces about her long, wonderful life

Bernadette Ferguson, third from left, with five of her six children on the Kispiox River. From left: Sheila Ferguson, Timothy Ferguson, Colleen Kern, Kathleen Jones and Sean Ferguson. Missing Jim Ferguson. (Contributed photo)
Junction of Highways 16 and 37 Sunday morning. (Drive BC traffic cam image)

Drive BC reports hazardous road conditions throughout northwest

Advisories include road closure of Hwy 37 for high avalanche risk near Bob Quinn

Junction of Highways 16 and 37 Sunday morning. (Drive BC traffic cam image)
Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack mine, 65 km north of Stewart on Feb. 11, 2021. (Pretivm Photo)
Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack Mine, 65 kilometres north of Stewart on Feb. 11, 2021. (Pretivm Photo)

Northern Health reports 20 more COVID-19 cases in outbreak at Brucejack Mine

So far, 42 people have tested positive, nine cases are active and self-isolating onsite

Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack mine, 65 km north of Stewart on Feb. 11, 2021. (Pretivm Photo)
Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack Mine, 65 kilometres north of Stewart on Feb. 11, 2021. (Pretivm Photo)
Structural damage caused by a snowplow to the Kispiox Valley bridge has residents cut off indefinitely and awaiting a detour that could take a week to open and take them 233 kilometres out of their way just to get to Hazelton. (Facebook photo)

Damaged bridge cuts off Kispiox residents

It could be a week before a 233 kilometre detour is available, bridge closed indefinitely

Structural damage caused by a snowplow to the Kispiox Valley bridge has residents cut off indefinitely and awaiting a detour that could take a week to open and take them 233 kilometres out of their way just to get to Hazelton. (Facebook photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Smithers RCMP make arrest after woman, 88, hit with bear spray in home invasion

An 88-year-old woman was hospitalized after being attacked with mace Dec. 18

(Black Press file photo)
Bruce Wilson, left, and Damien Shanoss are wanted by police on numerous charges. Call New Hazelton RCMP 250-842-5244.

New Hazelton police seek help locating fugitives

Bruce Wilson and Damien Shanoss are both wanted on numerous charges

Bruce Wilson, left, and Damien Shanoss are wanted by police on numerous charges. Call New Hazelton RCMP 250-842-5244.
Hwy 16 is closed just west of Gitsegukla until 8 p.m. (estimated) due to a major traffic incident. (Facebook photo)

Traffic moving again on Hwy 16 west of Gitsegukla

Three commercial vehicles collided this morning closing the highway for most day with no detour

Hwy 16 is closed just west of Gitsegukla until 8 p.m. (estimated) due to a major traffic incident. (Facebook photo)
Haleigh Callison during a photo shoot for the Toronto Furies when she played professionally in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. (File photo)

Former Smithereen frustrated with COVID-deniers following horrific bout with the disease

Haleigh Callison hopes people will follow precautions and tone down the rhetoric

Haleigh Callison during a photo shoot for the Toronto Furies when she played professionally in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. (File photo)