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The Nisga’a Lisims Government has extended its state of local emergency. (File photo)

Nisga’a state of local emergency extended, vaccines delayed

There are 21 active COVID-19 cases in the Nisga’a Valley Health Authority

Stand up paddleboarder Christie Jamieson is humbled to her knees as a pod of transient orcas put on a dramatic show on Jan. 19 in the Ucluelet Harbour. (Nora O’Malley photo)

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Vancouver Island paddle boarder surrounded by pod of orcas

“My whole body is still shaking. I don’t even know what to do with this energy.”

Administering naloxone to a person experiencing a benzo-related overdose event won’t help. Naloxone is used to neutralize opioids. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)

Northern Health warning drug users of potential benzo contamination

The drug does not respond to naloxone, and is being included in street drugs

Administering naloxone to a person experiencing a benzo-related overdose event won’t help. Naloxone is used to neutralize opioids. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)
Terrace continues to have a high rate of COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people, according to this map which shows data from Jan. 3 to Jan. 9. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Terrace, Nisga’a regions continue to have high rate of COVID-19 cases

Two more exposure notices posted for Terrace schools

Terrace continues to have a high rate of COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people, according to this map which shows data from Jan. 3 to Jan. 9. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
A BC Parks student ranger crew will be stationed in Terrace this summer, working at Lakelse Lake Provincial Park. (Lakelse Lake Provincial Park/ BC Parks Photo)
A BC Parks student ranger crew will be stationed in Terrace this summer, working at Lakelse Lake Provincial Park. (Lakelse Lake Provincial Park/ BC Parks Photo)
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This concept artwork from July 2020 shows the inland port planned for the former Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace. (Image courtesy Hatha Callis, Progressive Ventures Group)

Terrace city council approves inland port OCP amendments

Project still requires zoning bylaw, development permit to continue

This concept artwork from July 2020 shows the inland port planned for the former Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace. (Image courtesy Hatha Callis, Progressive Ventures Group)
The refrigeration unit parked outside of Mills Memorial Hospital on Jan. 13, 2021. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)
The refrigeration unit parked outside of Mills Memorial Hospital on Jan. 13, 2021. (Jake Wray/ Terrace Standard)
A BC Hydro outage is affecting nearly 4000 customers in Kitimat. The cause of the outage is under investigation. (Screenshot/BC Hydro Outage Map)
A BC Hydro outage is affecting nearly 4000 customers in Kitimat. The cause of the outage is under investigation. (Screenshot/BC Hydro Outage Map)
Graph showing the 2020 passenger totals at the Northwest Regional Airport in Terrace. (Submitted/Northwest Regional Airport)
Graph showing the 2020 passenger totals at the Northwest Regional Airport in Terrace. (Submitted/Northwest Regional Airport)
Northern Health has issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for Uplands Elementary School. According to the notice, the exposure took place Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2021. (COVID-19/ CDC Image)
Northern Health has issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for Uplands Elementary School. According to the notice, the exposure took place Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2021. (COVID-19/ CDC Image)
A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Nisga’a Valley Health prepares to roll out COVID-19 vaccines

Pfizer-BioNTech doses set to arrive Jan. 18, according to health authority plan

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Don Roberts faces a challenge from former provincial NDP candidate Nicole Halbauer in his bid for re-election as the chief councillor of the Kitsumkalum First Nation. (Black Press file photo)

Five running for top job in Kitsumkalum election

Incumbent Chief Councillor Don Roberts faces challenge from Nicole Halbauer

Don Roberts faces a challenge from former provincial NDP candidate Nicole Halbauer in his bid for re-election as the chief councillor of the Kitsumkalum First Nation. (Black Press file photo)
The Nisga’a Nation’s national government meets in this building in Gitlaxt’aamiks (New Aiyansh) in the Nass Valley. (Nisga’a Lisims Government photo)
The Nisga’a Nation’s national government meets in this building in Gitlaxt’aamiks (New Aiyansh) in the Nass Valley. (Nisga’a Lisims Government photo)
Project engineer Elise Chow-Stiefvater works on Coastal GasLink’s Kitimat site. (Coastal GasLink)

Free industrial construction training to be offered in Terrace, Kitimat

First aid, WHMIS, other certifications offered during two-week course

Project engineer Elise Chow-Stiefvater works on Coastal GasLink’s Kitimat site. (Coastal GasLink)
Terrace Mayor Carol LeClerc, seated on the left, with Bill and Helene McRae at the Oct. 4, 2019 opening of the Kitsumgallum Cemetery lookout. (Brittany Gervais photo)

Wing at new hospital should be named after prominent couple, says Terrace mayor

Bill and Helene McRae were instrumental in promoting health care

Terrace Mayor Carol LeClerc, seated on the left, with Bill and Helene McRae at the Oct. 4, 2019 opening of the Kitsumgallum Cemetery lookout. (Brittany Gervais photo)
Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Saanich driver tells police he was ‘only’ going 45 km/h over posted limit

Driver caught going 144 km/h on Greater Victoria-area highway slapped with hefty fines

Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
A refrigerated trailer sits outside Mills Memorial Hospital on Jan. 8, 2021. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
A refrigerated trailer sits outside Mills Memorial Hospital on Jan. 8, 2021. (Jake Wray/Terrace Standard)
Northern Health has issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for Skeena Middle School. According to Northern Health’s table of public exposures and outbreaks, the exposure took place on Jan. 4, 2021. (Quinn Bender/Terrace Standard)
Northern Health has issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for Skeena Middle School. According to Northern Health’s table of public exposures and outbreaks, the exposure took place on Jan. 4, 2021. (Quinn Bender/Terrace Standard)
Hwy37A is closed until 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 between Stewart and Meziadin Junction due to avalanche control activities, according to a DriveBC notice. (Screengrab/DriveBC.ca)
Hwy37A is closed until 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 between Stewart and Meziadin Junction due to avalanche control activities, according to a DriveBC notice. (Screengrab/DriveBC.ca)