Binny Paul, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

A billboard sign of Stikine MLA Nathan Nathan Cullen, on highway 16 west of Smithers, was subject to anti-Semitic vandalism. (Deb Meissner/Smithers Interior News)

Stikine MLA’s billboard in Smithers vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

The blatant act of anti-semitism is hurtful to his Jewish heritage and community, said Nathan Cullen

A billboard sign of Stikine MLA Nathan Nathan Cullen, on highway 16 west of Smithers, was subject to anti-Semitic vandalism. (Deb Meissner/Smithers Interior News)
The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)

Resistance activities continue on Houston pipeline construction site, police make 2 more arrests

The individuals were arrested for contempt of court order and mischief and then released

The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)

Skeena MLA slams Leonardo DiCaprio for ‘misinformed’ support of pipeline opposition

‘Leonardo DiCaprio, you have no idea what you’re talking about’: Ellis Ross on actor’s pipeline tweet

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
Gitxsan Huwilp Government chiefs and matriarchs outside Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen’s Hazelton office on Nov. 27, 2021. (Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit Media/Twitter)

Gitxsan hereditary chiefs issue Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen eviction notice from Hazelton

Cullen to meet with hereditary chiefs from Gitxsan Huwilp Government this week

Gitxsan Huwilp Government chiefs and matriarchs outside Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen’s Hazelton office on Nov. 27, 2021. (Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit Media/Twitter)
Products from Little Lamb Lavender can be purchased by visiting the WeBC pop-up shop. Customers can browse through 450 women-owned businesses on the portal. (Little Lamb Lavender/Facebook)

WeBC’s virtual portal lists 450 women-owned businesses for easy holiday shopping

The virtual pop-up is an attempt to encourage people to shop local

Products from Little Lamb Lavender can be purchased by visiting the WeBC pop-up shop. Customers can browse through 450 women-owned businesses on the portal. (Little Lamb Lavender/Facebook)
Sleydo’ (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Facebook)

All arrested CGL pipeline opponents released with conditions

Arrests and injunction a violation of human rights, says Gidimt’en Checkpoint leader upon release

Sleydo’ (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Facebook)
A photo of the RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road last week . (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)

Arrested journalists released with conditions as northwest B.C. pipeline dispute plays out in court

CGL is seeking to get those arrested to not return to the pipeline construction site in Houston

A photo of the RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road last week . (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
A survey by BC Hydro, found British Columbians still ‘underprepared’ for storm-related power outages. (File photo)

Northern residents most prepared in B.C. to battle storm-related power outage: BC Hydro

The survey report also found Lower Mainland residents to be least prepared

A survey by BC Hydro, found British Columbians still ‘underprepared’ for storm-related power outages. (File photo)
The Red Chris open pit mine in northwest B.C., operated by Australian giant Newcrest Mining. In a $3.5 billion deal, Newcrest acquired Pretivm Resources, parent company of Brucejack. (Newcrest mining photo)

Newcrest acquires Brucejack Mine’s parent company Pretivm in a $3.5 billion deal

The Australian mining giant now a major player in B.C.’s Golden Triangle operating Red Chris and Brucejack

The Red Chris open pit mine in northwest B.C., operated by Australian giant Newcrest Mining. In a $3.5 billion deal, Newcrest acquired Pretivm Resources, parent company of Brucejack. (Newcrest mining photo)
Taylor Bachrach speaks during the Special committee Covid-19 pandemic in June 2020. The Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP is firmly opposed to a Conservative Private Member’s Bill to repeal the North Coast moratorium on Oil Tankers. (File photo)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP reappointed NDP’s transport critic

Taylor Bachrach was also named deputy critic for infrastructure and communities

Taylor Bachrach speaks during the Special committee Covid-19 pandemic in June 2020. The Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP is firmly opposed to a Conservative Private Member’s Bill to repeal the North Coast moratorium on Oil Tankers. (File photo)
Gitanmaax chief councillor Tracey Woods is seen here reading out the band’s decision to the social workers who had come to take back a six-year-old girl from the reserve on Oct. 17. ( Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit/ Facebook)

Judge rules against provincial ministry’s appeal to remove Gitanmaax minor from community

The ruling comes two weeks after band members blocked ministry social workers from taking away child

Gitanmaax chief councillor Tracey Woods is seen here reading out the band’s decision to the social workers who had come to take back a six-year-old girl from the reserve on Oct. 17. ( Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit/ Facebook)
Adeana Young with her husband and four children at home during federal election night on Sept. 20, 2021. (Photo courtesy Adeana Young)

Housing horror story from Haida Gwaii: Former federal Green Party candidate at risk of homelessness

Masset’s local renters pitted against Airbnb and white collared professionals amidst housing shortage, says Adeana Young

Adeana Young with her husband and four children at home during federal election night on Sept. 20, 2021. (Photo courtesy Adeana Young)
In a Facebook(Meta) video uploaded by Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross, he warns the NDP Government to not play politics with First Nation issues. (Ellis Ross/Facebook)

Skeena MLA calls for protection of CGL workers, slams ‘arrogant’ NDP government

Ellis Ross says NDP is at fault for the troubles at a pipeline construction site near Houston

In a Facebook(Meta) video uploaded by Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross, he warns the NDP Government to not play politics with First Nation issues. (Ellis Ross/Facebook)
Women in the northwest don’t have access to surgical abortions in the region. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Teresa Crawford)

Access to surgical abortions in northwest B.C. a concern due to doctor shortages

Victims of abuse, low income and Indigenous women most affected says Vancouver Rape Relief

Women in the northwest don’t have access to surgical abortions in the region. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Teresa Crawford)
Gitanmaax chief councillor Tracey Woods, reads out the band’s decision to the social workers who had come to take back a six-year-old girl from the reserve. ( Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit/ Facebook)

Gitanmaax band blocks MCFD workers from taking six-year-old off reserve

Chief councillor told ministry workers that child will remain in the community until further resolution

Gitanmaax chief councillor Tracey Woods, reads out the band’s decision to the social workers who had come to take back a six-year-old girl from the reserve. ( Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit/ Facebook)
Lorna Brown, co-producer and director of <em>Adaawk </em>said that the movie sets out to humanize murdered and missing Indigenous people from the region. (Submitted photo/Lorna Brown)

Northwest B.C. families come together to tell the stories of MMIWG in new film Adaawk

‘We just wanted our stories to be heard from us and from our perspective,’ say filmmakers

Lorna Brown, co-producer and director of <em>Adaawk </em>said that the movie sets out to humanize murdered and missing Indigenous people from the region. (Submitted photo/Lorna Brown)
Prominent northwest B.C. artist, Stan Bevan receives lifetime achievement award from the BC Achievement Foundation. (Photo courtesy, Coast Mountain College)

Renowned northwest B.C. artist Stan Bevan receives prestigious lifetime achievement award

Half of the Fulmer Award recipients are from northern B.C.

Prominent northwest B.C. artist, Stan Bevan receives lifetime achievement award from the BC Achievement Foundation. (Photo courtesy, Coast Mountain College)
Unifor workers strike outside the smelter in Kitimat July 25. (Contributed photo)

Kitimat aluminum smelter strike ends as union votes and ratifies collective agreement

Both Rio Tinto and Unifor Local 2301 are working on restart plans to ramp up production

Unifor workers strike outside the smelter in Kitimat July 25. (Contributed photo)
A photo of Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC, in July . (Jacob Lubberts photo)

Tentative deal reached in 2-month-old Kitimat aluminum strike

Rio Tinto and Unifor Local 2301 reach collective labour agreement for Kitimat BC Works smelter

A photo of Unifor Local 2301 members picketing outside of the Rio Tinto smelter in Kitimat BC, in July . (Jacob Lubberts photo)
A photo of Linda LeFranc who was brutally murdered in Terrace, in Dec.1998. Her murderer Christopher Alexander was given a life sentence, was released on day parole near Prince George on Sept. 13. (Photo courtesy Anita Johnston)

Man convicted for 1998 murder in Terrace released on day parole near Prince George

Victim’s sister appalled by parole board’s decision to release Christopher Alexander

A photo of Linda LeFranc who was brutally murdered in Terrace, in Dec.1998. Her murderer Christopher Alexander was given a life sentence, was released on day parole near Prince George on Sept. 13. (Photo courtesy Anita Johnston)