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Vanderhoof RCMP searching for trio charged in B&E

Vanderhoof RCMP are trying to track down three men wanted in connection with a break and enter earlier this  year. Mounties say arrest warrants have been issued for 37 year-old Alfred Jones David, 29 year-old Robbie Norman Gibbons, and 32 year-old Tyler Walter Orenchuk. Investigators say all three are charged with: Break, Enter and Theft Contrary to Section 348(1)(b) of ... Read More »

Nass River Bridge replacement to start this spring

Replacement of the Nass River Bridge near Stewart will get started this spring. The new $24 million, two-lane crossing will replace the single-lane timber structure built along Highway 37 back in 1956. The BC government says the project will improve safety and mobility for people in the region and keep traffic flowing smoothly on what it calls a key north-south ... Read More »

Cullen calls for unity as the Northwest faces potentially bleak salmon season

With record low projections for 2018 sockeye and chinook returns in the Northwest, Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is calling for unity. Cullen says the possibility of a total shutdown for the two salmon species in the Skeena, Nass, and three adjacent marine areas means it’s absolutely imperative that all sectors work together to plan for peace and put the ... Read More »

Prince Rupert Regional Hospital unveils new diagnostic ultrasound machine

Prince Rupert doctors will be better able to diagnose a range of conditions thanks to a new piece of equipment. With funding from the Port of Prince Rupert’s Community Investment fund and DP World Prince Rupert, the regional hospital is now home to a new diagnostic ultrasound machine. Northern Health says the new machine will ensure that the 4,000 ultrasound ... Read More »

LNG Canada clarifies statements regarding project decision

The company behind a proposed LNG development in Kitimat says the decision of whether or not to forge ahead will be up to its joint venture partners. LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz was quoted by Business In Vancouver Wednesday as saying Final Investment Decision documents were being prepared and construction would be begin this year In a statement issued Thursday, ... Read More »

Northwest “woefully unprepared” for major project activity says RBA

A group of Northwest municipal leaders says the region is “woefully unprepared” for future major project activity. The Northwest BC Resource Benefits (RBA) Alliance has publicly released its submission to the NDP government’s Rural Development Strategy public engagement process. The RBA says it supports the creation of a strategy that will bridge what it calls the urban-rural divide, but says ... Read More »

LNG Canada preparing to start construction this year: report

It sounds like good news could be just around the corner for a long-anticipated LNG project in Kitimat. LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz told an audience in Vancouver Wednesday that the company is preparing final investment documents and plans are in the works to start construction on the liquefied natural gas project this year. Calitz was quoted by Business In ... Read More »

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council mourns loss of influential and respected leader

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council is mourning the loss of Justa Monk, described as one of its most influential and respected leaders. A survivor of Lejac Residential School, the CSTC says Monk transformed his grief and loss into a passion for social and cultural change through his political career. Monk served as founding Chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council ... Read More »

BC Hydro moves forward with five First Nations’ clean energy projects

BC Hydro is moving forward with five First Nations’ clean energy projects, but says it won’t issue any more power purchase agreements until the NDP government completes its review of the process. The utility says it will negotiate electricity purchase agreements with the five small projects because they are part of Impact Benefit Agreements with BC Hydro and/or mature projects ... Read More »

Haida Nation and Transport Canada to improve shipping safety measure

The Haida Nation and Transport Canada have announced changes that could help avoid shipping incidents around Haida Gwaii. The revised the Places of Refuge Contingency Plan contains a new section of potential places where ships in need of of help can stabilize their condition and reduce hazards to navigation, human life and the environment. “The cooperative work between the Haida ... Read More »

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