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The Kispiox First Nation has reached an agreement with the province of B.C. to pursue commercial cannabis opportunities. (file photo)

B.C.’s Kispiox First Nation strikes deal for commercial cannabis operation

Northwest-based First Nation have entered a new agreement with the province

Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge Gold completes new feasibility study for KSM project in northwest B.C.

The mining company expands operation and set up new office in Terrace

From left: Tahltans Harlan Inkster; Rick McLean; Hon. Jeanie McLean (Dendys), Yukon minister of education and minister responsible for the women and gender equity directorate; Erin Paul; Chad Thomas; and Jerry Asp accept the Indigenous Business of the Year for Northern B.C. Award on behalf of TNDC at the 5th Annual Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference in Whitehorse, presented by the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed photo)

Tahltan business arm named business of the year

The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation honoured by Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference

Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge to spend $150 million to bring northwest B.C. gold mine project to “substantially started”

Spending made possible by investment by Sprott and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund

Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)
The Hazelton RCMP detachment. Police seized a variety of guns, drugs and a large quantity of cash after a Nov. 22, 2021 arrest. (Black Press Media File photo)

New Hazelton RCMP recover drugs, guns and cash after 5-hour foot pursuit

‘Our members were under considerable risk,’ said Staff Sgt. Darren Durnin

The Hazelton RCMP detachment. Police seized a variety of guns, drugs and a large quantity of cash after a Nov. 22, 2021 arrest. (Black Press Media File photo)
Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)

Nature’s Path acquires majority interest in Chilliwack organic food business

Largest organic cereal and snack maker buys into Anita’s Organic Mill

Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)
Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)

Prefeasibility study extends northwest B.C. gold mine life by 30 years

Red Chris mine suitable for block caving technique with estimated 8.1 million ounces of gold

Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)
Seabridge Gold expects a new drilling program on its Iskut property will further define the potential for another gold-copper mine similar to its KSM project. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge readies drilling program at Iskut

Company expects to confirm gold-copper deposit similar to more developed, nearby KSM project

Seabridge Gold expects a new drilling program on its Iskut property will further define the potential for another gold-copper mine similar to its KSM project. (Seabridge Gold photo)
The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tourism spending in Canada dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2020

Tourism-related jobs dropped by almost 29 per cent

The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Survey finds Canada’s hospitality industry has low expectations for year ahead

Almost 87 per cent of businesses in accommodation and food services report lower revenues in 2020

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
The Nisga’a state of local emergency expired at midnight on Jan. 26, and the Nisga’a Emergency Preparedness Committee decided that an extension was not required. (Nigsa’a Lisims Government)

Nisga’a state of local emergency lifted

Nisga’a Valley Health Authority reported zero new COVID-19 cases Jan. 25, 26, or 27.

The Nisga’a state of local emergency expired at midnight on Jan. 26, and the Nisga’a Emergency Preparedness Committee decided that an extension was not required. (Nigsa’a Lisims Government)
Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena gets full control of mine, Barrick gets 12 per cent of Skeena and a one per cent royalty

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek
Aerial photo of the Hwy 16 section, at Salvus, where a proposed road blockade, by Lax Kw’alaams First Nations may be set up. Highlighted area shows Lax Kw’alaams Reserve lands crossing the roadway. (Photo supplied by Ministry of Transportation)

‘Everybody will feel it’: Proposed Lax Kw’alaams road blockade could hurt Terrace businesses

Checkpoint could restrict non-essential travel to and from Prince Rupert

Aerial photo of the Hwy 16 section, at Salvus, where a proposed road blockade, by Lax Kw’alaams First Nations may be set up. Highlighted area shows Lax Kw’alaams Reserve lands crossing the roadway. (Photo supplied by Ministry of Transportation)
Kitimat and Terrace are receiving $50,000 to analyze housing needs in the region. (Photo by John Ellison/Habitat for Humanity)

Terrace, Kitimat to receive $50,000 for analyzing housing data

The grant is part of the provincial Housing Needs Reports Program

Kitimat and Terrace are receiving $50,000 to analyze housing needs in the region. (Photo by John Ellison/Habitat for Humanity)
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
(Contributed/Government of Canada photo)

Gitga’at and LNG Canada announce new Marine Emergency Response and Research Facility in Hartley Bay

LNG Canada providing financial support as committed in 2014 Impact Mitigation and Benefit Agreement

(Contributed/Government of Canada photo)
Meet the other two-thirds of our reporters in the Northwest and our beloved Nellie the gecko named after Nellie Bly. (Terrace Standard file photo)

WATCH: #newspapersmatter to other newspapers. Meet the other two-thirds of our regional team and of course Nellie the gecko

Meet the faces from Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat that appear in your weekly paper

  • Oct 7, 2019
Meet the other two-thirds of our reporters in the Northwest and our beloved Nellie the gecko named after Nellie Bly. (Terrace Standard file photo)
Stikine MLA and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson (right) meets with Gidimt’en checkpoint spokesperson Molly Wickham (left) and Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en supporter Mel Bazil in January. Wickham endorsed Green Party candidate Mike Sawyer for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in a video that was posted to Sawyer’s campaign website and Facebook page on Wednesday. (Twitter photo)

Molly Wickham endorses Skeena-Bulkley Valley Green candidate Mike Sawyer

In July, Wickham filed a lawsuit against CGL over the destruction of the Gidimt’en checkpoint camp

Stikine MLA and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson (right) meets with Gidimt’en checkpoint spokesperson Molly Wickham (left) and Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en supporter Mel Bazil in January. Wickham endorsed Green Party candidate Mike Sawyer for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in a video that was posted to Sawyer’s campaign website and Facebook page on Wednesday. (Twitter photo)
Aerial view of the former Terrace Co-op site along Greig Ave. in downtown Terrace. (City of Terrace photo)

Terrace’s Co-op lands a hard sell to developers

City takes down ‘for sale’ sign, turns attention to more urgent projects

Aerial view of the former Terrace Co-op site along Greig Ave. in downtown Terrace. (City of Terrace photo)
The ore processing mill at the Red Chris copper and gold mine located south of Iskut and east of Hwy 37. (File photo)

Australian gold mining giant acquires Red Chris mine

Newcrest now owns 70 per cent of the mine south of Iskut and operatorship

The ore processing mill at the Red Chris copper and gold mine located south of Iskut and east of Hwy 37. (File photo)