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The fishery at Witset. Facebook photo

Fisherman suspended after filmed clubbing and kicking salmon on B.C. river

Viral social media video creates outrage over disrespect for wildlife

The fishery at Witset. Facebook photo
The fishery at Witset. Facebook photo

Witset salmon clubbing fisherman suspended by Wet’suwet’en

Viral social media video creates outrage over disrespect for wildlife

The fishery at Witset. Facebook photo
Map of pipeline route showing location of Section 8 on which work has been stopped due to discrepencies with archaeological impact assessments. Coastal GasLink graphic.

Coastal GasLink stops work on section of pipeline route

Internal audit reveals clearing took place without valid archaeological impact assessments in place

Map of pipeline route showing location of Section 8 on which work has been stopped due to discrepencies with archaeological impact assessments. Coastal GasLink graphic.
Dave Birdi has been chosen to represent the Liberal Party of Canada for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in this fall’s federal election. (Submitted photo)

Liberals acclaim former Fort St. James councillor as Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidate

Dave Birdi, Binche Whut’en First Nation economic development officer, enters race to replace Cullen

Dave Birdi has been chosen to represent the Liberal Party of Canada for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in this fall’s federal election. (Submitted photo)
The Dungarees. Publicity photo

Dungarees headed to Kispiox

Fresh off Calgary Stampede gig, the “true-grit country band” looks forward to some time in the bush

The Dungarees. Publicity photo
A red dress attached to the 44 kilometre marker of the Morice River Forest Service Road where the Gidimt’en Clan has rebuilt an encampment and gate. The dress is a symbol signifying missing and murdered women. (Facebook photo)

Wet’suwet’en clan launches civil lawsuit against Coastal GasLink

Gidimt’en seeking damages and costs over destruction of logging road encampment and gate

A red dress attached to the 44 kilometre marker of the Morice River Forest Service Road where the Gidimt’en Clan has rebuilt an encampment and gate. The dress is a symbol signifying missing and murdered women. (Facebook photo)
Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day and Tahltan Band councillor Scott Hawkins survey a placer mining operation July 4. (Tahltan Central Government photo)

Tahltan attempt to evict jade and placer miners

Northwest First Nation says activity is poorly regulated and causing environmental degradation

Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day and Tahltan Band councillor Scott Hawkins survey a placer mining operation July 4. (Tahltan Central Government photo)
Chad Day reelected president of Tahltan Central Government

Chad Day reelected president of Tahltan Central Government

Tahltan mining interests advanced during Day’s first two terms

Chad Day reelected president of Tahltan Central Government
Dr. Russ Callaghan, pictured here at the University of Northern British Columbia is leading a study on the effects of cannabis legalization on motor vehicle collision injuries among young people. (UNBC photo)

UNBC researcher leads study on cannabis-impaired driving

Dr. Russ Callaghan hypothesizes increased motor vehicle collision injuries among young people

Dr. Russ Callaghan, pictured here at the University of Northern British Columbia is leading a study on the effects of cannabis legalization on motor vehicle collision injuries among young people. (UNBC photo)
Northern B.C. gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault of a minor

Northern B.C. gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault of a minor

Marcel Dubroy of Smithers faces five charges in Saskatchewan related to a former Regina athlete

Northern B.C. gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault of a minor
Some of the 29 black bear orphans soon to be released into the wild by the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter team. (Thom Barker photo)

VIDEO: B.C. wildlife shelter releases 34 bears into the wild

Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter near Smithers took in 32 black bear orphans last year

Some of the 29 black bear orphans soon to be released into the wild by the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter team. (Thom Barker photo)
Hazelton drug dealer sentenced to five years

Hazelton drug dealer sentenced to five years

Judge accepts joint submission based on Gladue factors for Lane Peepchuk

Hazelton drug dealer sentenced to five years
Bachrach nominated by NDP for federal election

Bachrach nominated by NDP for federal election

The Smithers mayor won on the first ballot with 446 of 797 votes

Bachrach nominated by NDP for federal election
Burns Lake man found guilty of second-degree murder

Burns Lake man found guilty of second-degree murder

Judge says murder is the only rational conclusion on the whole of the evidence

Burns Lake man found guilty of second-degree murder
The Maple Leaf Green World cannabis cultivation facility in Telkwa is approximately 75 per cent complete and new Health Canada regulations could be driving it to a quicker opening according to the company. (Interior News file photo)

Telkwa pot plant application passes review

Cannabis company claims new Health Canada regulations are working in its favour

The Maple Leaf Green World cannabis cultivation facility in Telkwa is approximately 75 per cent complete and new Health Canada regulations could be driving it to a quicker opening according to the company. (Interior News file photo)
The Smithers recycling depot was on fire May 9. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers Recycling Depot ablaze

Firefighters from Smithers, Telkwa and Houston on scene, video to follow

The Smithers recycling depot was on fire May 9. (Thom Barker photo)
The Lakes District Air Cessna 182 that crashed near Smithers May 4. (Transportation Safety Board photo)

Fatal crash occurred three hours into aerial mapping flight

Second fatality victim identified as Amir Sedghi, an analyst with Precision Vectors

The Lakes District Air Cessna 182 that crashed near Smithers May 4. (Transportation Safety Board photo)
Although facing challenges to its project Coastal GasLink is proceeding with construction including building 14 construction camps to house workers along the route of its pipeline. (CGL photo/file)

Smithers resident’s challenge to Coastal GasLink heard by NEB

Lawyers submitted oral arguments on jurisdiction to the board in Calgary last week

Although facing challenges to its project Coastal GasLink is proceeding with construction including building 14 construction camps to house workers along the route of its pipeline. (CGL photo/file)
Luke Strimbold, right, enters the Smithers courthouse on May 6, 2019 with his lawyer Stan Tessmer, to plead guilty to four sexual assault charges. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Former Burns Lake mayor pleads guilty to four sex assault charges

Luke Strimbold to be tentatively sentenced in September

Luke Strimbold, right, enters the Smithers courthouse on May 6, 2019 with his lawyer Stan Tessmer, to plead guilty to four sexual assault charges. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Gary Alec (RCMP photo)

Gary Alec released on bail

Assault suspect faces 28 charges for eluding police

Gary Alec (RCMP photo)