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Snowfall warning lifted for Burns Lake, but more in store for Smithers

Environment Canada has lifted a snowfall warning for Burns Lake, but the warning for Smithers and northwest sections of the Bulkley VAlley-Lakes. While lower elevations won’t likely see too much of the white stuff on the ground, pockets of wet snow and rain will continue as the temperatures hover around the freezing mark. Forecasters say the main area of concern ... Read More »

Highway 16 crash kills 23-year-old

North District RCMP are investigating a fatal, two-vehicle crash west of Prince George. Police say a pickup crossed the centre line of Highway 16 near Norman Lake around 5:00 p.m. and struck an SUV head-on. The 23-year-old man at the wheel of the pickup was killed while the two occupants of the SUV were taken to hospital with non life-threatening ... Read More »

Houston air advisory lifted

A change in the weather has helped to clear up air pollution in Houston. The environment ministry has ended an air quality advisory for the community which was issued yesterday (Wednesday) due to high levels of fine particulate. The restriction on wood stove use has now been lifted. Air quality reports and information about the health effects of air pollution ... Read More »

Rainfall warning issued for the B.C. Central Coast

Residents in the Bella Coola region can expect heavy rain to hit the area Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for inland sections of the Central Coast as a moist Pacific front comes through. Bella Coola can expect between 50 and 60 millimetres of rain before it tapers off Thursday afternoon. Environment Canada says ... Read More »

Ottawa funds 28 Indigenous Guardian programs

The federal government has announced nearly $5.7 million for Indigenous Guardian programs, including nine projects in B.C. The Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program is geared support First Nation, Métis, and, Inuit communities as they work to protect sensitive areas and species, monitor ecological health, and maintain cultural sites. The Tahltan Community-Based Climate Change monitoring program based in Dease Lake will addresses climate change concerns ... Read More »

Air quality advisory issued for Houston

Houston is under an air quality advisory. Northern Health and the environment ministry issued the advisory this (Wednesday) morning due to high levels of fine particulate. Exposure to fine particulates is a particular concern for infants, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions like diabetes, lung, or heart disease. Woodstove use is banned during air quality advisories, unless it’s ... Read More »

Rio Tinto completes wharf sale to LNG Canada

Rio Tinto has completed the sale of its wharf in Kitimat to LNG Canada. The deal to complete the sale and lease of the structure and land in question is worth $576 million U.S. LNG Canada first entered into an option agreement for the asset back in 2014, well before its joint venture partners made the decision to forge ahead ... Read More »

West Fraser to make cuts at Quesnel and Fraser Lake Sawmills

Job losses are coming to the northern B.C. forest sector next year as West Fraser Timber has announced planned production cuts. West Fraser plans to eliminate the third shift at both its Fraser Lake And Quesnel sawmills, curtailing about 300 million board feet of production. The company says approximately 60 workers at the Fraser Lake operation and 75 employees in ... Read More »

Province announces $10 million in additional wildfire relief

The Provincial Government is providing more financial assistance for those affected by the 2018 wildfires. The BC government is kicking in an additional $10 million dollars for community wildfire recovery efforts in addition to the previous $3.1 million raised with the help of the Canadian Red Cross. The money will help with recovery and relief efforts like debris removal on ... Read More »

Dawson Creek RCMP probing drive-by shooting and assault

Dawson Creek RCMP are investigating a couple of recent targeted attacks, including a drive-by shooting last Tuesday night. Police say a man driving near 10th Street and 107th Avenue was shot at several times when he turned his vehicle around to confront another driver he felt was following him. While the vehicle was hit several times, the driver was unharmed. ... Read More »

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