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MP willing to hear out Greyhound funding proposal

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says he’s will to listen to a recent funding proposal from Greyhound Canada. The bus company, which wants to ditch a number of its northern BC runs, including the Highway 16 corridor between Prince Rupert and Prince George, says public money could help provide a viable intercity bus service in the north. Greyhound wants the ... Read More »

Williams Lake RCMP looking for missing man

Williams Lake RCMP are requesting help finding a missing man. Mounties say 52-year-old Karl Flunkert is believed to be driving a blue Dodge Durango with BC license plate DC357H. Flunkert is described as 5’10” tall and weighing 185 pounds. Contact Williams Lake RCMP or Crime Stoppers if you know where Karl Flunkert is.   Read More »

Prince Rupert RCMP checkstop leads to two suspensions

Prince Rupert RCMP are reminding drivers to find a safe ride home if their holiday plans include alcohol. Mounties say a couple of recent checkstops left two drivers with a 90-day license suspension and a month-long vehicle impoundment. Police note that impaired driving is one of the leading causes of fatal crashes in BC with about 66 lives lost each ... Read More »

Kitimat smelter workers report payroll problems

Workers at Rio Tinto’s Kitimat smelter say they’re being short-changed. Unifor Local 2301 President Sean O’Driscoll says his office has been flooded with member complaints about their pay being short and payroll errors that aren’t being corrected quickly. O’Driscoll says the trouble started when the local payroll department was outsourced to an offsite location in the last year. But he ... Read More »

No charges for Smithers RCMP in-custody death

No charges will be laid against a Smithers Mountie for restraining a man who later died. The B.C. Prosecution Service says 53 year-old Jacobus Jonker was arrested on Feb. 14, 2015, after a young female called police to report her father was drunk, suicidal and holding a knife. The service says when an officer arrived at the home, Jonker refused ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP renew call for armed robbery witnesses to come forward

Terrace RCMP are renewing their call for witnesses to come forward after an armed robbery in Thornhill last month. Two masked men robbed the Mac’s convenience store around 7:30 a.m. on November 23 and fled on a red ATV toward Upper Thornhill. Police found the ATV abandoned on Larch Avenue shortly after the suspects were seen on Old Lakelse Lake ... Read More »

Freezing rain warning issued for Bulkley Valley and Lakes

Environment Canada says things could get very slippery in the Bulkley Valley and Lakes regions Thursday. Forecasters have issued a freezing rain warning for the area as warm moist air from a Pacific front is overriding cold air near the surface. The freezing rain is expected to ease by the afternoon as the front moves farther southeast throughout the day. ... Read More »

Travel advisory issued for Highway 37 North

The BC transportation ministry has issued a travel advisory for a stretch Highway 37 North. Rain falling on compact snow has been reported between Bob Quinn Lake to Iskut has lead to slippery conditions. A travel advisory has also been issued from Dease River Bridge to the BC-Yukon border due to rain on compact snow. Drivers are advised to use ... Read More »

Fog advisories issued for northwest BC

Environment Canada has issued fog advisories for inland sections of the North Coast and the Highway 16 corridor between Terrace and Smithers. Forecasters say conditions are favourable to fog. While the foggy conditions have lifted during the day, dense heavy fog is expected to return Wednesday night and persist until Thursday afternoon as a weather system moves into the area. ... Read More »

Rio Tinto to complete Kemano Second Tunnel Project

Rio Tinto is moving ahead with completion of a project that will serve as a back up for power generation at its Kitimat aluminum smelter. The $473.6 million Kemano Second Tunnel (T2) Project will see completion of the remaining 7.6 km portion of a second tunnel that will feed the smelter’s Kemano Powerhouse. Rio Tinto’s general manager of BC Works, Gareth Manderson ... Read More »

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