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BC unveils $550 million Indigenous Housing Fund

The BC government has announced $550 million dollars over ten years to create 1750 new homes for Indigenous people on and off reserve. Premier John Horgan made the announcement at the Prince George Native Friendship Centre in Prince George Monday morning. Housing Minister Selena Robinson says her ministry will work with First Nations, Metis, and Indigenous housing providers to create ... Read More »

NWCC now known as Coast Mountain College

As of today, Northwest Community College is no more. The post secondary school is now known as Coast Mountain College. Coast Mountain College President and CEO Ken Burt says the school’s “new, unique” name reflects its goal to become the college of choice for experiential place-based learning. The college says the name change comes after two and a half years ... Read More »

Nine children taken to hospital after swimming pool incident in Smithers

Smithers RCMP say nine children were taken to hospital after they became sick while at a local hotel pool over the weekend. Police say the children and youth were playing at the Aspen Inn pool Saturday night when an employee began to add chemicals as part of routine maintenance. Emergency crews took the affected kids to hospital after they had ... Read More »

Heat wave expected for Northern BC

Much of Northern BC is expected to get its first heat wave of the summer this week. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement as a ridge of high pressure will lead to sunny skies and temperatures in the 30 degree range. The North and Central Coasts, Dease Lake, Bulkley Valley and the Lakes, Central Interior, Prince George, Cariboo, ... Read More »

Wildfire breaks out near Mackenzie

Wildfire season may be heating up again, with crews tackling a small blaze south of Mackenzie over the weekend. Fire information officer Ryan Turcot says the BC Wildfire Service contributed 13 firefighters to help local departments battle the 25 hectare blaze. Mackenzie RCMP temporarily closed a section of Highway 39 Saturday to allow a water bomber to help fight the ... Read More »

BCFED president to visit Mount Polley Mine workers

BC Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger will visit picket lines at the Mount Polley Mine today. Lanzinger is scheduled to meet with members of United Steelworkers Local 1-2017 who say they were locked out over three weeks ago. The union says rights and benefits for temporary workers are among key issues. Imperial Metals says a three-hour lockout was imposed ... Read More »

Northwest Regional Airport celebrates expansion project completion

It’s been a slow and steady climb, but the Northwest Regional Airport’s air terminal expansion project is complete. The two-and-a-half year expansion saw the creation of a new departures terminal check in area, airline offices, renovations to the security screening and hold room, and new board and training rooms. The airport held a grand opening celebration, ribbon cutting, and 75th ... Read More »

MOU between ?Esdilagh and province aims to bolster moose population

A Cariboo region First Nation has signed an agreement with the Conservation Officer Service to promote wildlife sustainability. A key part of the Memorandum of Understanding between the province and the ?Esdilagh First Nation is collaboration between Conservation Officers at the Nation on enforcement in its traditional territory. That includes provincial enforcement of Esdilagh communal restrictions like the ban on ... Read More »

Tahltan Central Government to get share of mineral taxes from gold mine

The Tahltan Nation is expected to get about $7 million dollars a year from a mine located in its territory. The Province of BC and the Tahltan Central Government have signed a revenue sharing agreement that will deliver a portion of provincial mineral tax revenues from the Brucejack gold mine. The underground mine, owned by Pretium Resources, was commissioned in ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP investigating a pair of stabbings

Terrace RCMP are asking for witnesses to come forward after two stabbings earlier this week. Police were called to the first incident at about 9:45 Wednesday night when they received reports of someone being chased with a knife. Officers arrested a man in the 2600 block of Sparks Street and found a man and woman suffering from serious, but non ... Read More »

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