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McBride St. watermain project to take 4-6 weeks

The City of Prince Rupert says a major infrastructure project will likely take 4-6 weeks to finish. Crews are starting work Monday on the McBride Street watermain replacement between 6th and 8th Avenue. The watermain project will be followed by full replacement of pavement in the area. Officials are reminding residents to obey all signs and traffic controllers. Read More »

Smithers crash leaves one dead, one injured, another arrested

Smithers RCMP say a Prince George man was killed in a crash late Saturday evening. Police and emergency crews were called to a single vehicle collision on Railway Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. The vehicle ended up in the ditch, ejecting a 21 year-old man who later died in hospital.  A second passenger suffered minor injuries in the crash. RCMP ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP bust grow-op

Terrace RCMP say they seized enough marijuana to make over 20,000 joints during a bust in Thornhill Thursday night. Police say a tip from the public led to two warrants at a property near Thornhill Street and Old Lakelelse Lake Drive. Mounties seized 723 plants and 15 pounds of dried pot as well as processing and growing equipment. RCMP estimate ... Read More »

IIO clears RCMP in 2016 Granisle standoff shooting deaths

BC’s independent police watchdog has cleared RCMP in the deaths of a man and his mother during a Northern BC standoff two years ago. The report from the Independent Investigations Office says 73-year-old Shirley Williams and her 39-year-old son Jovan were shot and killed outside their Granisle home April 21, 2016 after RCMP were called to a dispute involving a ... Read More »

Purden Lake to get accessible playground

A popular provincial park east of Prince George will be home to what’s being billed as BC’s first universally accessible playground. BC Parks teamed up with Spinal Cord Injury BC to help develop the $250,000 playground at Purden Lake Provincial Park campground. The playground features a rubber surface and wheelchair-accessible ramps taking users to a unique piece of equipment that ... Read More »

RCMP investigating suspicious death near Williams Lake

The RCMP North District Major Crime Unit is investigating the death of a woman near Williams Lake. Police were initially called to a report of a sudden death in the Esk’etemc First Nation community of Alkali Lake on Friday, June 1. Investigators say the death is considered suspicious, but police say there’s nothing to suggest that the public is at ... Read More »

Driver charged after student pedestrian killed

Prince George RCMP say the driver arrested after the death of a pedestrian has been charged with impaired driving causing death. Mounties say 47 year-old Michelle Dac has been released from custody pending a court date. The victim, CNC international student Sandeep Kaur, was hit by a vehicle as she walked along Highway 97 near the Prince George campus and ... Read More »

Intertidal Music Festival returning for second year

The North Pacific Cannery near Prince Rupert will again host the Intertidal Music Festival. The festival, in its second year, will feature a wide a wide range of artists, food trucks, and locally-brewed refreshments July 21st. Organizers say last year’s inaugural event brought in over 800 people and 100 volunteers to the National Historic Site. This year’s festival will feature ... Read More »

CN investments will see work on northern BC tracks

CFNR :: CN Rail

CN Rail’s planned $340 million investment across its B.C. operations in 2018 will feature a number of projects along its northern lines. The company says it will build four new train passing sidings between Prince Rupert and Jasper as well as extending the three existing sidings along that section of track. CN will also embark on significant rail maintenance, including ... Read More »

CNC student killed in crash

The College of New Caledonia has put special measures in place after one of its students was killed. Officials say the female student was struck by a vehicle along Highway 97 not far from the Prince George campus late Wednesday afternoon and died of her injuries. “We are deeply saddened by the news tonight that one of our students has ... Read More »

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