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The Youth Innovation Showcase gives youth ages 12 to 24 an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.

Youth Innovation Showcase demonstrates innovative spirit of BC and Yukon

Annual competition gives young people a chance to win one of three $5,000 prizes

  • Apr 12, 2021
Jennifer Kuehne is the Terrace Skating Club's director of skating and a certified coach. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Skeena Voices | Skating through life

Jennifer Kuehne is moving to Vernon after years of dedication to the Terrace Skating Club

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Ron Poole donated a kidney to his daughter Ashley after she was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Skeena Voices | Administrator and living kidney donor

Ron Poole is the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine’s CAO and a mentor to other kidney donors

Ron Poole donated a kidney to his daughter Ashley after she was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
David Stam, 52, is the managing director of Foundry Terrace. He moved to the northwest after a lengthy career in youth justice and social services in Ontario. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
David Stam, 52, is the managing director of Foundry Terrace. He moved to the northwest after a lengthy career in youth justice and social services in Ontario. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.

Youth Innovation Showcase demonstrates innovative spirit of BC and Yukon

Annual competition gives young people a chance to win one of three $5,000 prizes

  • Mar 23, 2021
The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.
Suzy Carruthers is a cultural resource management consultant in Terrace with Kleanza Consulting Ltd. (Submitted Photo/ Suzy Carruthers)

Skeena Voices | Working for the home team

Suzy Carruthers is an archaeologist with Kleanza Consulting Ltd. in Terrace

Suzy Carruthers is a cultural resource management consultant in Terrace with Kleanza Consulting Ltd. (Submitted Photo/ Suzy Carruthers)
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 15, 2021
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
Margo Peill moved to Terrace nearly seven years ago and started selling flowers from Fernweh Farmstead last spring. (Submitted Photo/Margo Peill)

Skeena Voices | The life of a flower farmer

Margo Peill started selling flowers from Fernweh Farmstead last year

Margo Peill moved to Terrace nearly seven years ago and started selling flowers from Fernweh Farmstead last spring. (Submitted Photo/Margo Peill)
Brad Reid, pastor at Zion Baptist Church in Terrace, has had to ‘pivot’ several times during the past year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted/Brad Reid)

Skeena Voices | The church is not a building

Brad Reid, Zion Baptist Church pastor has had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic

Brad Reid, pastor at Zion Baptist Church in Terrace, has had to ‘pivot’ several times during the past year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted/Brad Reid)
The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

From pets to wildlife, BC SPCA offers animal education programs geared to youth

BC SPCA offering virtual spring break camps, workshops and school presentations

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)

Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Gerry Mattson has been running Comic Encounters in Terrace for 30 years. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Gerry Mattson has been running Comic Encounters in Terrace for 30 years. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Spice of Life

Be at the ready for whatever comes our way

Brenda muses about the change in the weather

  • Feb 25, 2021
Spice of 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)

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)
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

“Oldie Goldies” keep on giving

Wilma Stoelwinder and Margaret Dykstra have been volunteering a combined 60 years at New to You

  • Feb 25, 2021
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)

B.C. man rescues dog that was trapped for 43 hours inside hidden well

At first, Wade Deisman thought his neighbour got a new puppy, but the barking didn’t stop.

Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)
Dr. Andrea Reid on the Skeena River near Terrace in 2018. (Photo supplied by Talon Gillis)

Skeena Voices | ‘Thanks to the fish I found my way home’

Nisga’a scientist takes prominent role in UBC’s new Indigenous fisheries centre

Dr. Andrea Reid on the Skeena River near Terrace in 2018. (Photo supplied by Talon Gillis)
Cal Albright in his Elvis costume (centre) outside of the Kermode Friendship Society building on Park Ave. in Terrace. (Cal Albright, 2019/Facebook)

Skeena Voices | A natural builder

Cal Albright, Kermode Friendship Centre executive director departs to Surrey

Cal Albright in his Elvis costume (centre) outside of the Kermode Friendship Society building on Park Ave. in Terrace. (Cal Albright, 2019/Facebook)