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🔍Read Full ArticleStill Growing

Still Growing

👤Sheila Peters 🕔May 01, 2017

Sustaining northern agriculture

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🔍Read Full ArticleOui, je parle francais

Oui, je parle francais

👤Sarah Artis 🕔May 01, 2017

Is this the end of French Immersion as we know it?

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🔍Read Full ArticleBrewing Community

Brewing Community

🕔May 01, 2017

Northern BC breweries team up to quench thirst across the region.

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🔍Read Full ArticleUnder the Water

Under the Water

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔May 01, 2017

Can collaboration exist in isolation?

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🔍Read Full ArticleIn Retrospect

In Retrospect

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Feb 27, 2017

JRP chair Sheila Leggett on due process, yoga and the search for common ground

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🔍Read Full ArticleMind (over) Mountains

Mind (over) Mountains

🕔Feb 27, 2017

"Everyone deserves to enjoy the mountains." Talon Gillis inspires with his photo essay.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Grizzly Business

The Grizzly Business

👤Dan Mesec 🕔Feb 24, 2017

One of BC’s iconic creatures, the grizzly bear is responsible for a significant portion of our province’s economy. The question is: should we shoot bears with guns or cameras, or both?

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🔍Read Full ArticleWelcome to the Truth

Welcome to the Truth

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Feb 24, 2017

If Truth can be found at the bottom of a bottle, it can also be found in the crumbs of a vanished sandwich.

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🔍Read Full ArticleBaby, It’s Cold Outside

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Nov 25, 2016

Staying warm with live music

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🔍Read Full ArticleUnseen Labyrinth: Northern BC’s amazing limestone karst topography

Unseen Labyrinth: Northern BC’s amazing limestone karst topography

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Oct 03, 2016

The dog slips farther into the hole and it becomes suddenly apparent that we’ve found exactly what we were expecting.

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🔍Read Full ArticleCultural Conservation:  A Tahltan fights to preserve his first nation’s language

Cultural Conservation:  A Tahltan fights to preserve his first nation’s language

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔May 31, 2016

It’s a well-worn cliché that the Inuit have dozens of words for snow.

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🔍Read Full ArticleOrchestra North:  summer music program is serious fun

Orchestra North:  summer music program is serious fun

👤Paul Glover 🕔Mar 30, 2016

The audience hushes as the conductor and co-director stride down the aisle. At the front of the room, the orchestra members fall quiet.

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🔍Read Full ArticleHave Sticks, Will Travel: Exploring the North on skis

Have Sticks, Will Travel: Exploring the North on skis

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Nov 24, 2015

My breath hangs in frozen bursts and dissipates behind me

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🔍Read Full ArticleWinter Cities: Designing communities for whatever way the wind blows

Winter Cities: Designing communities for whatever way the wind blows

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Nov 24, 2015

Whoever built my former house did not know or understand the direction of the prevailing wind or how drifts are formed.

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Monster Snowfalls

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Nov 24, 2015

You can tell when the big snowfalls are coming.

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🔍Read Full ArticleForging Into the Past: Camp worker re-ignites a family tradition in blacksmithing

Forging Into the Past: Camp worker re-ignites a family tradition in blacksmithing

👤Kelsey Wiebe 🕔Nov 24, 2015

“Hey, does that smithy work?” Curtis Hampton asked a summer student at Terrace’s Heritage Park Museum three years ago.

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🔍Read Full ArticleGlass Fishing Floats:  Vintage treasures from the Westerlies

Glass Fishing Floats:  Vintage treasures from the Westerlies

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Oct 09, 2015

My aunt almost married a North Coast fisherman. The romance between the pretty young teacher and the tall Norwegian fell casualty to family objections and World War II, but the story, like the jade-coloured glass fishing floats which sat in my grandmother’s kitchen window, did not fade away.

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🔍Read Full ArticleRelax by Rail  Travels through the North by train and ferry

Relax by Rail Travels through the North by train and ferry

👤Hilary Crowley 🕔Jul 31, 2015

I recently travelled by rail from Prince George to Prince Rupert, a journey that should have taken 12 hours.

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🔍Read Full ArticleLeadership Development on the Land

Leadership Development on the Land

👤Curtis Rattray 🕔Mar 27, 2015

It was more than a decade ago that I was backpacking in the remote and isolated Spatsizi in the heat of the day and the weight of the pack was taking its toll.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Paradox of Anyox—New hope springs from old mine site

The Paradox of Anyox—New hope springs from old mine site

👤Joanne Campbell 🕔Mar 27, 2015

What does it feel like to stand in the middle of a slagheap? To climb around the innards of an old-but-not-forsaken dam? Or to pick your way across a falling-down power plant whose crumbling floors could swallow you with nary a burp?

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🔍Read Full ArticleOn the fly:  The Kitimat River: Fishing by taxicab

On the fly:  The Kitimat River: Fishing by taxicab

👤Brian Smith 🕔Nov 26, 2014

Kitimat is named after its original First Nations inhabitants, the Gitamaat, which in Tsimshian means, “People of the falling snow.”

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🔍Read Full ArticleUp the Clore: Shifting landscapes on a projected pipeline route

Up the Clore: Shifting landscapes on a projected pipeline route

👤Al Lehmann 🕔Oct 09, 2014

“Let’s go up the Clore,” one of the boys suggested one evening at yacht club—an informal weekly gathering at Terrace’s Back Eddy Pub.

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Oil-by-rail terminal in Rupert could jeopardize salmon and seafood

👤Louanne Roth 🕔Oct 09, 2014

We northerners fought for and achieved a de facto north coast ban on oil tankers.

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🔍Read Full ArticleNass  Valley volcano: Tseax crater and Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park

Nass Valley volcano: Tseax crater and Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park

👤Joanne Campbell 🕔Aug 04, 2014

As a child, I was terrified of volcanoes.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWheelin’ in the North

Wheelin’ in the North

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Aug 04, 2014

Road trips are great, but there’s really no better way to see a new place than from the seat of a bike.

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🔍Read Full ArticleDiversity, adversity and prosperity:  A colourful history meant ups and downs for BC immigrants

Diversity, adversity and prosperity:  A colourful history meant ups and downs for BC immigrants

👤Jo Boxwell 🕔Aug 04, 2014

In the mid- to late-1800s, northern BC’s non-aboriginal population exploded.

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🔍Read Full ArticleMountain garden: Discovering grace in the great northern wilderness

Mountain garden: Discovering grace in the great northern wilderness

👤Al Lehmann 🕔Aug 04, 2014

It was another perfect Saturday among the many this summer.

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🔍Read Full ArticleRainbow Carrots:  New farmers bring promise to north coast agriculture

Rainbow Carrots:  New farmers bring promise to north coast agriculture

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Aug 04, 2014

“So how did you become so enthusiastic about being a farmer?” I ask Anita Hein, owner of Anita Farm in Jackpine Flats outside Terrace.

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🔍Read Full ArticleBug Bonanza: Is climate change impacting northern spiders and insects?

Bug Bonanza: Is climate change impacting northern spiders and insects?

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Aug 04, 2014

A slight movement on my sleeve catches my attention: A spider—the size of a nickel. Yeow!

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🔍Read Full ArticleA buffet of summer music

A buffet of summer music

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔May 30, 2014

Heading to a music festival often means embracing all styles and genres of music.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSticks, stumps, and twigs: The DIY lumberyard of the North

Sticks, stumps, and twigs: The DIY lumberyard of the North

👤Norma Kerby 🕔May 30, 2014

“How about this one?” The tide was low and we were looking for solid sticks to brace ourselves as we waded across the Tlell River.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Lower Stikine pays a compliment to Yosemite

The Lower Stikine pays a compliment to Yosemite

👤Dave Quinn 🕔May 30, 2014

“When you first see the lower Stikine, it’ll make you want to puke,” exclaimed a canoe guide friend when I told him our plans to spend 10 days paddling 240 kilometres of the lower Stikine River from Telegraph Creek to Wrangell, Alaska.

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🔍Read Full ArticleDandelions:  An underrated northern delicacy

Dandelions:  An underrated northern delicacy

👤Michele Genest 🕔May 30, 2014

The dandelion is a plant that gives and gives...

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🔍Read Full ArticleSuper Spuds:  Heritage potatoes return to the North

Super Spuds:  Heritage potatoes return to the North

👤Norma Kerby 🕔May 30, 2014

No one was eating the mashed potatoes.

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🔍Read Full ArticleFish on! Rolling in the deep off BC’s northwest coast.

Fish on! Rolling in the deep off BC’s northwest coast.

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔May 30, 2014

It’s 5 a.m. and people are everywhere, scuttling onto boats like tiny crabs searching for shelter.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Northwest Transmission Line (Comment/Op-Ed)

The Northwest Transmission Line (Comment/Op-Ed)

👤Greg Horne 🕔Nov 25, 2013

The graceful steel spires stand at regular distances along the highway. It’s as if a giant millipede has threaded its way over the steep roadside ridges, swept out a swath of forest with its belly, and lost a long, straight leg with every step.

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Another kind of dream (Comment/Op-ed)

👤Sheila Peters 🕔Nov 25, 2013

I live beside a gravel road. You cross a small bridge into the heart of Driftwood Canyon and, for a couple of kilometres, the hydro poles have been rerouted out of sight.

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Grease, gas and dilbit trails

👤Charlynn Toews 🕔Nov 25, 2013

I am pretty sure there was no environmental assessment or Joint Review Panel for the establishment of the Grease Trail, nor any proponents, critics or lawyers.

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Locally owned and operated

👤Charlynn Toews 🕔Oct 02, 2013

Barometer columns by Charlynn Toews.

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🔍Read Full ArticleMeeting Mountains:  Kitwanga wilderness camp hosts international students

Meeting Mountains:  Kitwanga wilderness camp hosts international students

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Aug 01, 2013

What does a teenager from India have in common with a teenager from Peru or a First Nations youth from northern British Columbia?

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Pretty wild wildlife

👤Charlynn Toews 🕔Aug 01, 2013

We were camping near Queen Charlotte, enjoying toodling around the bays.

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🔍Read Full Articleest. 1952: Kitimat’s smelter-site school

est. 1952: Kitimat’s smelter-site school

👤Jane Stevenson 🕔May 31, 2013

On July 20th, 1952, Alcan posted ads in Vancouver papers seeking applications for elementary and high school teachers and one principal for their Smelter-site School in Kitimat.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe House that Rick Built: back to the land along the Stikine

The House that Rick Built: back to the land along the Stikine

👤Norma Kerby 🕔May 31, 2013

After spending the winter of 1972 in a tipi north of Terrace, Rick and Barb McCutcheon were looking for somewhere to set up a permanent homestead.

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🔍Read Full ArticleAt the Wheel:  Prince Rupert gets a brewery

At the Wheel:  Prince Rupert gets a brewery

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔May 30, 2013

Prince Rupert gets a bad rap for its weather. The North Coast town is like the geeky kid in a schoolyard—often overlooked. But, also like that geeky kid, the town is full of hidden talents. When you look beyond its weather, Rupert is a truly spectacular place. Its air is fresh, clean, and invigorating—even breathing here feels good. Its water is clean and tasty, too, though its tannic colouring might suggest otherwise. And its people—those residents who choose to call Rupert home—are among the friendliest, happiest, and most welcoming people around. Three of those people are now poised to do something that will go down in Rupert history: they’re going to open a brewery.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSkeena Forks—The history of Hazelton

Skeena Forks—The history of Hazelton

👤Jane Stevenson 🕔Mar 29, 2013

In the early 1800s, the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) was having difficulty breaking into the long-existing First Nations trade routes through northern BC, especially the trails and seasonal trade patterns between the Nass River and Babine Lake.

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🔍Read Full ArticleMcGillivray’s Map

McGillivray’s Map

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Mar 29, 2013

Simon McGillivray, a trader for the Hudson’s Bay Company, was the first outsider ever to visit “the Forks,” the place where the Skeena and Bulkley rivers join, and later the site of the town of Hazelton

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🔍Read Full ArticleTwo poles, Two Stories, Two Carvers…One Cultural Destiny

Two poles, Two Stories, Two Carvers…One Cultural Destiny

👤Dennis Horwood 🕔Mar 29, 2013

Without a breath of wind, the low January clouds seemed skewered by the pointed treetops. Beneath so close a ceiling, nothing moved or flew over the still surface of Minette Bay.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Accidental Activist: how a back-woods crew of local yokels mobilized the North.

The Accidental Activist: how a back-woods crew of local yokels mobilized the North.

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Mar 28, 2013

When faced with environmental threats, community advocates became environmental activists. They've won the battle for the Sacred Headwaters, but their biggest fight may be yet to come.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWalk low—Spring hikes in northern BC

Walk low—Spring hikes in northern BC

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Mar 28, 2013

The first hikes of spring in northern BC.

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🔍Read Full ArticlePurges and Pies: the strange story of northern rhubarb

Purges and Pies: the strange story of northern rhubarb

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Mar 28, 2013

How rhubarb came to northern BC.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSilence on the Sacred Headwaters: What happens next?

Silence on the Sacred Headwaters: What happens next?

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Dec 01, 2012

As the clock winds down on the province’s moratorium on coalbed methane drilling, the Ministry of Energy and Mines remains tight-lipped about its plans for northern BC’s Sacred Headwaters.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWildcat Strike in Kitimat

Wildcat Strike in Kitimat

👤Jane Stevenson 🕔Aug 01, 2012

When a union goes on strike, things get tense. In Kitimat, at 6am on June 23, 1976, the situation was ominous when riot squads unloaded from school buses and faced a picket line of union members from the Canadian Association of Smelter and Allied Workers.

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