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RCMP looking for missing Prince George woman

RCMP are asking for help finding a missing Prince George woman. Investigators say 23 year-old Kari Lea-Anne Baxter was last seen in Prince George December 1 and was reported missing to police December 15. Mounties say Baxter has been known to travel to Fort St. John and Grande Prairie, Alberta, but it’s unusual for her to leave without telling family. ... Read More »

Gale force winds expected for Haida Gwaii and the North Coast

Haida Gwaii and the North Coast of B.C. can expect gale force winds between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for coastal areas of the North Coast and continued a warning for Haida Gwaii. Forecasters say an intense front will bring strong wind to areas adjacent to Hecate Strait late Monday and through the ... Read More »

Snowfall warning issued for Stewart area

Inland areas of the North Coast can expect a big dump of snow this weekend. Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the region, including Stewart. Forecasters expect 15 to 25 cm of snow between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Residents should be prepared for reduced visibility and deteriorating travel conditions. Read More »

Wind warnings for Haida Gwaii, Central Coast

High winds are expected to lash parts of the B.C. coast Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Haida Gwaii and the Central Coast. Forecasters expect a very intense Pacific frontal system to cross Haida Gwaii during the afternoon, brining severe and damaging southeast winds of 90 to 120 kilometres per hour ahead of it. Exposed coastal sections ... Read More »

Liberals claim NDP keeping caribou conversations under wraps

The BC Liberals claim the NDP government is keeping the public in the dark on efforts to protect caribou. Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier says the potential closure of caribou habitat could have far-reaching economic consequences for forestry, tourism, and mining. In a news release, Bernier says that while he understands First Nations have been consulted, other stakeholders have ... Read More »

Crashes kill two on northern B.C. roads

RCMP are reporting a deadly few days on BC highways with six fatal accidents, including two in the north. Mounties say a head-on collision just south of Prince George left one person dead early Monday morning. Investigators say a northbound pickup crossed the centre line of Highway 97 near Buckhorn Lake Road and collided with a semi. The driver of ... Read More »

RCMP asking for tips in fatal hit and run investigation

RCMP are asking for assistance as they continue to investigate a fatal hit and run west of Terrace that occurred last month. Terrace resident Cameron Kerr was struck and killed along Highway 16 about four kilometres west of the city in the early hours of November 18. Last month, RCMP say they interviewed seven people and took one person into ... Read More »

West Fraser announces holiday downtime at four B.C. mills

West Fraser has announced temporary downtime at four of its B.C. sawmills. The company announced Friday that workers at its Chetwynd, Williams Lake, Chasm, and 100 Mile House mills will be off the job during the holiday season. West Fraser has not specified when the curtailments will begin, how many workers are affected, and how long the downtime will last. ... Read More »

Ottawa funds Haida, Gitga’at to pilot shipping info system

The federal government has announced $2.5 million to help coastal First Nations to track ships and improve maritime safety. The Haida and Gitga’at Nations will get a portion of the funding to help develop, test, and evaluate a maritime awareness information system on the North and Central Coasts. Chief Councillor Arnold Clifton says the pilot program will allow the Gitga’at ... Read More »

Alaska tsunami warning cancelled

Officials have called off a tsunami warning issued for coastal regions of southern Alaska. The alert was issued after Friday morning’s earthquake that shook Anchorage, damaged buildings, and buckled roads. The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the magnitude of the shaker to 7.0. There was no tsunami warning issued for British Columbia. Alaskan officials say there were no immediate reports of ... Read More »

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