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BC to protect unique rainforest near Prince George

The provincial government is joining with a Prince George area First Nation and local hiking group to protect a rare rainforest. The 10,000 hectare Ancient Forest, located about 120 kilometres east of Prince George, contains stands of giant red cedar, some over a thousand years old. The BC government is working with the Lheidli T’enneh and the Caledonia Ramblers Hiking ... Read More »

Province funds trades gear at CNC

The Provincial government continues to push trades training across northern BC. The province has announced over $1.5 million for the College of New Caledonia to buy new equipment. CNC says the money will be used to buy a range of gear which will help programs like welding, power engineering, and professional chef. The BC government announced funding for a new ... Read More »

CRD says 14 properites remain cut off by slide near Likely

It could be four days before residents cut off by a debris flow near Likely will be able to leave their homes. The Cariboo Regional District says a approximately 3000 cubic metres of material came down in a slide near Keithley Creek late Thursday afternoon. A geotechnical engineer was flown over the site Thursday and believes that a beaver dam ... Read More »

NWCC unveils new mobile trades training unit

Northwest Community College says it’s latest mobile training unit will help northwest residents get the skills they need for in-demand trades jobs. The new mobile classroom was unveiled at the Terrace campus of  NWCC today can train up to 100 trades students a year and will be ready to travel to communities across northwest BC by this fall. The units ... Read More »

Terrace sells vacant land to car dealership

The City of Terrace has reached a deal to sell 5 acres of land to the owners of a local car dealership. A news release issued by the city says the vacant parcel at the corner of Keith Avenue and Kenney Street was sold to Onstein Brothers Holdings for the relocation of its Toyota Dealership at a price of $1,025,000. ... Read More »

Quesnel RCMP to boost patrols over Billy Barker Days

Quesnel RCMP are gearing up for Billy Barker Days. The local detachment says there will be an enhanced police presence during celebrations, including check stops and roving bike and foot patrols. RCMP say Billy Barker Days is geared toward families and police won’t be tolerating any drinking in public. Police are asking anyone that plans to drink to arrange a ... Read More »

Canada-wide warrant issued for Prince George resident

RCMP are asking for help finding a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. Mounties say an arrest warrant for Shane Michael Grant was issued after the 39 year-old missed curfew at his designated residence in Prince George. Police say Grant has an extensive criminal record in many western Canada communities, including Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, and Kelowna. Grant is described as ... Read More »

Exterior of Haida Gwaii hospital project complete

Northern Health says the Queen Charlotte/Haida Gwaii Hospital project has reached another milestone. The health authority says the exterior walls and roof of the building are complete and crews will now begin developing the interior features. The new $50 million facility will have eight acute-care beds, a labour, delivery and recovery suite, eight residential-care beds, a primary care centre, and ... Read More »

Smithers losing CAO to Campbell River

The Town of Smithers is losing its Chief Administrative Officer to the island. After nine years in the position, Deborah Sargent is leaving to take on the role of City Manager for Campbell River. Sargent is credited with helping Smithers expand its airport runway, establish the Wetzink’wa Community Forest, development of a second ice arena, and a protocol agreement with ... Read More »

Second Nisga’a village joins NCLGA

The Gitlaxt’aamiks Village Government has become the second Nisga’a community to join a northern BC government advocacy group. The North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA), a body which represents communities north of 100 Mile House, says it hopes to add even more First Nations to the fold. NCLGA President Brian Frenkel says the association is looking to build a stronger ... Read More »

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