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April 2020 to March 2021 was the second wettest year on record since at least 1969, according to Environment Canada. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

VIDEO: Terrace records wettest spell in over a half-century

Terrace saw close to 1,500 millimetres of precipitation between April 2020 and March 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

Terrace fire department responded to a call from Skeena Saw Mills at the early hours of Friday morning. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

UPDATE: Fire crews respond to early morning incident at Skeena Sawmills

No injuries were reported as mill workers immediately alerted the fire department after seeing smoke

Terrace Tim Hortons on Keith Ave. experienced a fire during the morning of April 4, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Terrace Tim Hortons on Keith Ave. experienced a fire during the morning of April 4, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
There were 14 new COVID-19 cases in the Terrace area between Mar. 28 and April 3, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases in Terrace continue to decline

There were 14 new COVID-19 cases in the Terrace area between Mar. 28 and April 3

There were 14 new COVID-19 cases in the Terrace area between Mar. 28 and April 3, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
The new 3,500 hectare conservancy in Tahltan territory is located next to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. (BC Parks Photo)

New conservancy protects sacred Tahltan land near Mount Edziza Provincial Park

Project is a collaboration between Skeena Resources, conservation groups and the TCG

The new 3,500 hectare conservancy in Tahltan territory is located next to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. (BC Parks Photo)
(Terrace Standard)

Terrace Standard newspapers will not be available for collection outside of business hours

Newspapers will be available from the drop box between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days

  • Apr 8, 2021
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Kitselas First Nation members participate in a seed-sorting session at Tea Creek farms in Kitwanga. The First Nation has partnered with Tea Creek to develop a community-operated farm near Terrace. ( Tea Creek/ Facebook)
Kitselas First Nation members participate in a seed-sorting session at Tea Creek farms in Kitwanga. The First Nation has partnered with Tea Creek to develop a community-operated farm near Terrace. ( Tea Creek/ Facebook)
Birch Hill road closed to traffic and pedestrians as engineering crews conduct investigations. Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard

VIDEO: Crews probe Birch Hill slope fix

Instability forced partial closure of the road

Birch Hill road closed to traffic and pedestrians as engineering crews conduct investigations. Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard
Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)

Penticton business owner apologizes for throwing poop

“I simply snapped after once again finding human feces near my restaurant,” the apology letter reads

Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)
Erin O’Toole, Conservative Party of Canada leader, answered questions during a Terrace District Chamber of Commerce event on April 6, 2021. (Screenshot/Terrace District Chamber of Commerce Facebook)

Erin O’Toole discusses Terrace issues during virtual event

Federal Conservative leader answered questions during a Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce event

Erin O’Toole, Conservative Party of Canada leader, answered questions during a Terrace District Chamber of Commerce event on April 6, 2021. (Screenshot/Terrace District Chamber of Commerce Facebook)
Architect's illustration of what a Ksan House Society housing project on Lazelle Ave. will look like. (Illustration provided)

Terrace transition housing takes another step forward

City has granted a development permit project on Lazelle Ave.

Architect's illustration of what a Ksan House Society housing project on Lazelle Ave. will look like. (Illustration provided)
Senior Company Dancers took home first place and trophy for their overall high score for their classical ballet peice “Charms,” choreographed by Jessica Ames. From left to right: Shyla Peden, Erin Axelson, Brenna Menz, Emma Lindsay, Kira MacDougall, Claire Makowski, and Savannah Haugan. (Submitted Photo/Molly Boyetchko)

Terrace’s Free Elements Dance Studio claims three trophies at first virtual competition

Numbers for the Prince George Dance Festival had to be re-choreographed for COVID-19 safety

Senior Company Dancers took home first place and trophy for their overall high score for their classical ballet peice “Charms,” choreographed by Jessica Ames. From left to right: Shyla Peden, Erin Axelson, Brenna Menz, Emma Lindsay, Kira MacDougall, Claire Makowski, and Savannah Haugan. (Submitted Photo/Molly Boyetchko)
The program provided Indigenous youths hands-on experience in machine operation, carpentry, construction and agricultural practices among other trades and skills. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

VIDEO: On the road to Indigenous-led food sovereignty in northwest B.C.

The first step involves training youths and increasing local expertise, say Tea Creek farm owners

The program provided Indigenous youths hands-on experience in machine operation, carpentry, construction and agricultural practices among other trades and skills. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
Map of District Lot 373 from the March 2020 Cooperation Agreement between the Kitselas First Nation and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine. (Screenshot/rdks.bc.ca)

Regional district, Kitselas First Nation reach agreement on land transfer

Parcel in the central horseshoe area of Thornhill to be transferred to Kitselas First Nation

Map of District Lot 373 from the March 2020 Cooperation Agreement between the Kitselas First Nation and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine. (Screenshot/rdks.bc.ca)
Terrace Tim Hortons on Keith Ave. experienced a fire during the morning of April 4, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Terrace Tim Hortons on Keith Ave. experienced a fire during the morning of April 4, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Chairs stacked up inside Kathleen’s Grill on Tetrault Street following B.C.’s Mar.29 ‘circuit breaker’ announcement that halts in-person dining at bars and restaurants for three weeks. (Binny Paul photo/ Terrace Standard)

Terrace restaurateurs “shocked” by B.C.’s new circuit breaker rules

Locally owned restaurants will bear the burden of the three-week halt of in-person dining, say owners

Chairs stacked up inside Kathleen’s Grill on Tetrault Street following B.C.’s Mar.29 ‘circuit breaker’ announcement that halts in-person dining at bars and restaurants for three weeks. (Binny Paul photo/ Terrace Standard)
There were 20 new COVID-19 cases in the Terrace area between Mar. 21 and Mar. 27, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases drop by just over 30 per cent in Terrace area

There were 20 new cases in the Terrace LHA between Mar. 21 and Mar. 27, 2021

There were 20 new COVID-19 cases in the Terrace area between Mar. 21 and Mar. 27, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)
Artist’s illustration of planned Kitimat LNG facility at Bish Cove near Kitimat. (Kitimat LNG illustration)

Kitimat mayor unfazed by Chevron decision to bail on Kitimat LNG

Says there will eventually be a demand for the fuel

Artist’s illustration of planned Kitimat LNG facility at Bish Cove near Kitimat. (Kitimat LNG illustration)
(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)