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Gerry Mattson has been running Comic Encounters in Terrace for 30 years. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Skeena Voices | ‘One day I’ll decide what I want to do when I grow up’

Gerry Mattson has owned Comic Encounters in Terrace for 30 years

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)
Nielsen (right) presents a copy of March Forth, a book written by Trevor and Debbie Greene about their experience with a traumatic brain injury, to Margo Schiller (left) head librarian at the Terrace Public Library in 2012. (Terrace Standard File Photo)

Skeena Voices | ‘When I do things it’s not just for me’

Yvonne Nielsen is a brain injury survivor and a nationally recognized advocate

Nielsen (right) presents a copy of March Forth, a book written by Trevor and Debbie Greene about their experience with a traumatic brain injury, to Margo Schiller (left) head librarian at the Terrace Public Library in 2012. (Terrace Standard File Photo)
Nisga'a rapper The Truth, also known as Ronnie Sampare, performs in 2017 alongside his brother and frequent collaborator Lyrical E, also known as Eric Sampare. (Ronnie Sampare Facebook photo)

Skeena Voices | ‘Everything relates around the smoke house’

Nisga’a rapper produces podcast in the Nass Valley

Nisga'a rapper The Truth, also known as Ronnie Sampare, performs in 2017 alongside his brother and frequent collaborator Lyrical E, also known as Eric Sampare. (Ronnie Sampare Facebook photo)
David Hardwicke’s author profile photo from his book “Short Ribs.” (Submitted Photo/David Hardwicke)

Skeena Voices | A laugh a day keeps the doctor away

David Hardwicke brings humour and big ideas to Terrace

David Hardwicke’s author profile photo from his book “Short Ribs.” (Submitted Photo/David Hardwicke)
This copper frog pendant was made by Jamika Aksidan, a young Nisga’a artist who was recently recognized with an award for her work. (Photo courtesy Nisga’a Museum)

Nisga’a youth artist wins award

Award includes $500, exhibition in Nisga’a Museum

This copper frog pendant was made by Jamika Aksidan, a young Nisga’a artist who was recently recognized with an award for her work. (Photo courtesy Nisga’a Museum)
Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror

Impaired driving survivor implores people to not drink and drive this holiday season

Campbell River man looks back on 37th anniversary of life-changing incident

Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror
Seven Tables, a locally-owned café in Kitimat, which is one of the businesses where the gift cards Rio Tinto BC Works employees and retirees will receive can be used. (Rio Tinto photo)

Rio Tinto thanking employees by supporting local businesses this holiday season

Gift cards can be used at many local businesses in the Kitimat and Terrace area

Seven Tables, a locally-owned café in Kitimat, which is one of the businesses where the gift cards Rio Tinto BC Works employees and retirees will receive can be used. (Rio Tinto photo)
Steve Cullis, captain of the Terrace River Kings hockey team, with his baby daughter in December, 2019. (Photo courtesy Steve Cullis)

Skeena Voices | Meet the captain of the Terrace River Kings

Hockey cancelled this year, but life goes on

Steve Cullis, captain of the Terrace River Kings hockey team, with his baby daughter in December, 2019. (Photo courtesy Steve Cullis)
Andre Ledoux has been a paramedic for 35 years and is the BCEHS interim regional manager for patient care delivery. (Submitted Photo)

Skeena Voices | A legacy of growth

Andre Ledoux has been a paramedic for 35 years

Andre Ledoux has been a paramedic for 35 years and is the BCEHS interim regional manager for patient care delivery. (Submitted Photo)
Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.

B.C. man’s book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients throughout the province

Gogs Gagnon’s book to be included in Prostate Cancer Foundation BC’s kits

Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.
Traffic controllers Hayley Stevens (left) and Hector Blackwater (right) have been recognized by drivers for their friendly waves, smiles and dance moves while working south of Terrace. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Skeena Voices | Positivity is just part of being a flagger

Hector Blackwater and Hayley Stevens have been drawing attention on social media

Traffic controllers Hayley Stevens (left) and Hector Blackwater (right) have been recognized by drivers for their friendly waves, smiles and dance moves while working south of Terrace. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)

BC SPCA’s horse-rescue program offers equine intervention

Book Rescue Me raises funds, awareness for animal-welfare agency

Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)
Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Kendra Willems, seen here Nov. 5, created a Facebook page to help facilitate social supports such as clothing donations in an informal manner that supplements existing supports and charities. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)

Skeena Voices | ‘We could all use that kind of goodness’

Kendra Willems, new to Terrace, founds charitable Facebook page

Kendra Willems, seen here Nov. 5, created a Facebook page to help facilitate social supports such as clothing donations in an informal manner that supplements existing supports and charities. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)