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Unifor Local 2301 members have commenced a work stoppage starting July 24 at 12:01 a.m. (Rio Tinto photo)

Unifor Local 2301 set to commence strike

The union has served a 72 hours strike notice, clearing the way for a work stoppage starting July 24

Unifor Local 2301 members have commenced a work stoppage starting July 24 at 12:01 a.m. (Rio Tinto photo)
Popular reality show ‘Jade Fever’ aired its last episode on July 19, following a controversy in May when the Tahltan First Nation called for the show to be taken off air owing to mining issues on their territory. ( Jade Fever/ Facebook)

Popular reality show ‘Jade Fever’ pulls the plug amidst mining controversy with northwest B.C. First Nation

After 7 years the show was asked to be taken off air in May 2021 by the Tahltan First Nation

Popular reality show ‘Jade Fever’ aired its last episode on July 19, following a controversy in May when the Tahltan First Nation called for the show to be taken off air owing to mining issues on their territory. ( Jade Fever/ Facebook)
An owl rest of a signpost in near the seawall in Vancouver on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alam Hina

B.C. puts 18-month ban on rodenticides to help protect wildlife

The government has temporarily banned their sale in order to protect owls and other wildlife from poisoning

An owl rest of a signpost in near the seawall in Vancouver on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alam Hina
The Nisga’a Fish and Wildlife Department has re-opened its Sockeye food fishery, after originally closing it earlier in July due to low returns. (Black Press file)

Nisga’a reopen Sockeye salmon food fishery

Fishery was closed July 12 due to low returns to the Nass River watershed

The Nisga’a Fish and Wildlife Department has re-opened its Sockeye food fishery, after originally closing it earlier in July due to low returns. (Black Press file)
The candy-resembling package of TCH gummies consumed by five children during a barbeque in Greater Victoria on July 16. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

5 young children sent to Victoria hospital after accidentally eating cannabis gummies

Victoria police remind those who use cannabis edibles to store them well away from children

  • Jul 21, 2021
The candy-resembling package of TCH gummies consumed by five children during a barbeque in Greater Victoria on July 16. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
An aerial view of Kyuquot. (Photo courtesy, Walters Cove Resort)

RCMP called after decomposed body found by cleanup crew on Vancouver Island

Remains ‘very old’, BC Coroners Service investigating

An aerial view of Kyuquot. (Photo courtesy, Walters Cove Resort)
Maxime Bernier talks to Terrace Standard reporters at the Highway of Tears memorial totem pole on Hwy16 just west of Kitsumkalum on July 20, 2021. Bernier met with two First Nations elders and paid his respects at the pole. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)

Maxime Bernier visits Terrace as part of ‘Mad Max’ tour

People’s Party of Canada leader shared his views on several topics ahead of possible fall election

Maxime Bernier talks to Terrace Standard reporters at the Highway of Tears memorial totem pole on Hwy16 just west of Kitsumkalum on July 20, 2021. Bernier met with two First Nations elders and paid his respects at the pole. (Binny Paul/ Terrace Standard)
The Terrace Minor Softball team poses for a photograph in Barriere. ( Photo courtesy, Tracy Kinney)

Terrace Minor Softball teams score big at 2021 provincial championship

The U12 team bagged silver and U14, U16 and U19 came back with gold from Barriere

The Terrace Minor Softball team poses for a photograph in Barriere. ( Photo courtesy, Tracy Kinney)
Jessica Friesen community paramedic with Prince Rupert BC Ambulance Service explains on May 26 how she loves her job as a paramedic and what some of the challenges during the pandemic are. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Province issues new directives to Northern Health to ensure ambulance efficiency at hospitals

Northern communities to benefit from strengthened ambulance system, says Ministry of Health

Jessica Friesen community paramedic with Prince Rupert BC Ambulance Service explains on May 26 how she loves her job as a paramedic and what some of the challenges during the pandemic are. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Chico Bob, also known as Spotted Rock, wears the orange ribbon he made out of the fabric from overalls. (Submitted photo)

Northern B.C. miner’s orange ribbon initiative spurs residential school awareness at Red Chris mine site

Tahltan man, Chico Bob’s orange ribbons have made it onto hardhats and around camp

Chico Bob, also known as Spotted Rock, wears the orange ribbon he made out of the fabric from overalls. (Submitted photo)
Flooding at Fisherman’s Park in Terrace on June 3, 2021. The City of Terrace is working to remove debris from the area and open the south boat launch. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Terrace working to restore Fisherman’s Park after flooding

Park, parking area and west boat launch open, south launch still a work in progress

Flooding at Fisherman’s Park in Terrace on June 3, 2021. The City of Terrace is working to remove debris from the area and open the south boat launch. (Black Press Media file photo)
A menstrual cup and tampon, shown are just two of the options available to people who menstruate. (Pixabay)

‘The need is so high’: B.C.’s period poverty crisis combatted by free-supply campaign

More than half of people asked by United Way have struggled to buy period products

A menstrual cup and tampon, shown are just two of the options available to people who menstruate. (Pixabay)
Garibaldi Lake Provincial Park, near Whistler, by Jennifer Mets. Amateur Photographer of the Year entry.

Wildfire crew looking for newly started fire finds B.C. hiker missing for 2 weeks

Squamish RCMP says the hiker missing in the park for two weeks was found safe on Thursday

Garibaldi Lake Provincial Park, near Whistler, by Jennifer Mets. Amateur Photographer of the Year entry.
A Canadian flag sits on a members of Canadian forces that are leaving from CFB Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., on October 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Canada to resettle Afghans who worked with military, embassy

It will also include cooks, drivers and other staff employed at the Canadian Embassy in Kabul

A Canadian flag sits on a members of Canadian forces that are leaving from CFB Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., on October 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. says expanding emergency alert for wildfires is a priority, but no timeline set

About 4,300 properties were under evacuation orders Thursday due to wildfires

Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Canada’s incoming governor general has had her first audience with the Queen. Simon will be sworn in as the representative of the sovereign in Canada on Monday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Incoming governor general Mary Simon has 1st audience with Queen

The Queen and Simon met virtually on Thursday due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Canada’s incoming governor general has had her first audience with the Queen. Simon will be sworn in as the representative of the sovereign in Canada on Monday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Emergency Map BC shows two reception centres (green icons) open in the Chilliwack area at Chilliwack secondary, and Shxwha:y Village. (EmergencyMapBC)

Chilliwack near capacity for accommodating displaced wildfire evacuees

400 fleeing wildfires sought help at emergency reception centre in Chilliwack since June 30

Emergency Map BC shows two reception centres (green icons) open in the Chilliwack area at Chilliwack secondary, and Shxwha:y Village. (EmergencyMapBC)
Richard and Linda Davis hug their grandchildren Miles and Linda Carnegie at their home in Winnipeg, Sunday, July 18, 2021. The couple were able to hug their grandchildren for the first time in fifteen months when Manitoba lifted some COVID-19 restrictions this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

‘A light at the end of the tunnel’: Canadians hug loved ones in post-vaccine reunions

Linda Davis, 72, worried that her grandchildren wouldn’t be able to ‘feel my love’

Richard and Linda Davis hug their grandchildren Miles and Linda Carnegie at their home in Winnipeg, Sunday, July 18, 2021. The couple were able to hug their grandchildren for the first time in fifteen months when Manitoba lifted some COVID-19 restrictions this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Singer Kris Wu, center, performs in the 2017 Tmall 11.11 Global Shopping Festival gala, in Shanghai, China on Nov. 10, 2017. The popular Chinese-Canadian singer, Kris Wu, has lost endorsement deals with at least 10 brands including Porsche and Louis Vuitton after a teen-ager accused him of having sex with her while she was drunk. (Chinatopix via AP)

Man defrauded Chinese pop singer with Vancouver link in sex scandal: Police

Announcement added a bizarre twist to a scandal that cost Wu endorsement contracts with brands such as Porsche

Singer Kris Wu, center, performs in the 2017 Tmall 11.11 Global Shopping Festival gala, in Shanghai, China on Nov. 10, 2017. The popular Chinese-Canadian singer, Kris Wu, has lost endorsement deals with at least 10 brands including Porsche and Louis Vuitton after a teen-ager accused him of having sex with her while she was drunk. (Chinatopix via AP)
Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan takes part in a year-end interview with The Canadian Press at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Newly released documents show Sajjan personally directed the military last year to take the unprecedented step of providing him with an assistant in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Sajjan directed military to provide him with aide in Vancouver

McCullough was hired to support Sajjan in March 2020 despite an external investigation

Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan takes part in a year-end interview with The Canadian Press at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Newly released documents show Sajjan personally directed the military last year to take the unprecedented step of providing him with an assistant in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick