Busy, busy

Brace yourself for a hectic time in Terrace and northwestern BC

THE NEW year of 2013 has only been here two days and already the calendar is filling up.

Due in today’s mail are property assessment notices. Once a way of determining how much of a bite the regional recession was costing locals, the math has since turned around. While assessment values shouldn’t be rigidly equated with selling prices of properties, most people will find their real estate net worth has increased.

March brings a conference connecting companies with agencies and institutions to train the people the companies need. If the northwest is truly to benefit from existing and planned industrial activity, then it starts at this conference. That’s followed by the Minerals North conference here in April.

April also marks, weather depending, the start of full on Northwest Transmission Line tower erections. The transmission line is regarded as a vital linchpin to a wave of economic activity.

Spring should also bring a formal announcement of a deal between Imperial Metals, the company developing the Red Chris copper property up Hwy37 North and BC Hydro for the former to connect to the Northwest Transmission Line.

The provincial election in May caps the first half of the year. When even the NDP grudgingly acknolwedges that public finances are in perilous shape, it’s going to be one interesting trip to the polls.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

School District 82’s first week of in-person class is in the books

First classes held since schools closed March 17 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Skeena Valley Farmers Market looks to reopen

Market switched to online format earlier this year in response to pandemic

Two per cent hotel tax coming to Terrace and Thornhill

Tax comes into effect on Sept. 1, will support Kermodei Tourism

‘Busier than we’ve ever seen’: Mountain biking around Terrace jumps

Terrace Off Road Cycling Association opened new trails on June 2

VIDEO: B.C. dentist gets grand welcome home after two months in hospital fighting COVID-19

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

Facing changes together: your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

‘Like finding a needle in a haystack’: Ancient arrowhead discovered near Williams Lake

The artifact is believed to be from the Nesikip period between 7,500 BP to 6,000 BP

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

Friends, family mourn Salt Spring Island woman killed in suspected murder-suicide

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Jennifer Quesnel’s three sons

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Indigenous chief alleges RCMP beat him during arrest that began over expired licence plate

Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam calling for independent investigation

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Most Read