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Government gaffed on fish farm stance

The BC Liberals want to know where the provincial government stands on fish farms. Skeena MLA Ellis Ross called on the province to support the controversial aquaculture industry after the NDP’s recent meetings with First Nations leaders in Alert Bay. Premier John Horgan says he and his minister met with a number of different leaders during the trip. Ross notes ... Read More »

Severe weather expected for North Coast and Cariboo

Environment Canada says much of North and Central Coast and Cariboo can expect some severe weather. Forecasters have issued a special weather statement for Haida Gwaii and coastal sections of the North and Central Coast regions as an intense frontal system is expected to arrive early this week. Southeast wind of up to 90 km/h is expected over the exposed ... Read More »

Regional District maintains boil water advisory

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is keeping a boil water advisory in place for the Thornhill Community Water System. Crews have disinfected water storage facilities and flushed the two distribution systems, but tests have revealed the continued presence of total coliform bacteria in a single area of the lower system. While officials say the bacteria aren’t likely to cause illness, ... Read More »

RCMP search for missing mushroom picker near Smithers

Smithers RCMP and Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue are looking for a missing mushroom picker. Mounties received a call Saturday morning after Frances Brown became separated from her cousin while picking in the Kitsegucla Road area.  Investigators say she didn’t return to meet up at their vehicle. Police used lights and periodic sirens in the area in the hopes that ... Read More »

High water levels on Kitimat River and Hirsch Creek

The District of Kitimat is urging people to be cautious around Hirsch Creek and the Kitimat River after recent heavy rainfall. Officials say both waterways are experiencing high volumes and that levels may change with little warning. The district has closed the Dyke Road and has asked people to use caution near stream and river banks due to the possibility ... Read More »

Missing Dawson Creek woman found safe

Dawson Creek RCMP say a woman reported missing earlier this week has been found. Mounties say 22 year-old Destiny Hunt is safe and sound. Police are thanking the public and media for their assistance. Read More »

Heavy rain expected in Kitimat this weekend

Environment Canada has issued a heavy rainfall warning for the North Coast and Kitimat tonight. Forecasters say a significant storm is moving into the area bringing with it heavy rain and strong wind. Officials say the storm will track over the Alaskan Panhandle Saturday evening.  As the storm moves inland, the associated cold front will slowly proceed over the Central ... Read More »

UPDATE Highway reopened to traffic west of Prince George

Traffic is once again flowing along Highway 16 between Vanderhoof and Prince George. The BC transportation ministry reported a vehicle incident 45 kilometres west of Prince George that left the highway closed in both directions shortly before noon. No other information about the incident is available at this time.   Read More »

Inquest set for Ebony Aaron Wood in Quesnel

The BC Coroners Service has scheduled an inquest into the death of a man who fell out of an ambulance Officials say 36-year-old Ebony Aaron Wood was involved in a motor vehicle crash on November 5, 2016 and was later taken into custody by Quesnel RCMP. Wood was transferred to an ambulance after he began to suffer chest and shoulder ... Read More »

Province funds Indigenous skills training in the north

The BC government is providing over a half million dollars for Indigenous skills training at both ends of the Highway 16 corridor. An investment of $244,000 will see up to 36 members of the Haisla Nation will get graduated driver’s license training.  Another 14 participants will have access to education upgrading with a focus on literacy. The programs will delivered by ... Read More »

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