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RCMP make arrest in Destiny Tom death

It’s taken nearly two years, but the North District Major Crime Unit has arrested a suspect in the death of Destiny Rae Tom. Investigators say 26 year-old Garrett Steven George is charged with second degree murder in the death of the 21 year-old Nadleh First Nations woman. Tom’s badly beaten body was discovered outside a home on the Nadleh Reserve ... Read More »

Two Smithers men arrested in major Alberta drug bust

Two Smithers men are among a dozen people arrested as part of a multi-million dollar drug bust in Alberta. Police say 31 year-old Todd Randall Chapman and 27 year-old Dennis Galen Ross of Smithers were caught up in a year-long investigation into organized crime in Calgary. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team says officers seized cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin and ... Read More »

Kitimat workers favour strike, but notice not served

District of Kitimat workers represented by Unifor have voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action, although strike notice has not been served. 95 percent of the employees voted for strike action during a vote conducted Thursday night and Friday morning Unifor Local 2300 Business Agent Martin McIlwrath says the union will now wait to find out what happens at an ... Read More »

Haida Gwaii hospital starting to take shape

The new Queen Charlotte/Haida Gwaii Hospital Project is starting to take shape. Northern Health says the steel structure is in place for the front of the $50 million facility. Once the structure is in place, work to finish the building envelope, including the roof and exterior, will continue. Work on the inside of the hospital and health centre will proceed ... Read More »

Prince George woman missing in Alberta

RCMP are asking for help finding a missing Prince George woman in Alberta. Investigators say 27 year-old Candace Turner-Almightyvoice was last seen in Grande Prairie Friday February 6, 2015. Police say Turner-Almightyvoice’s family members are concerned for her safety. She’s described as aboriginal, approximately 5’2” tall, 130 lbs, with short, black hair, and dark brown eyes. RCMP say Turner-Almightyvoice is ... Read More »

Coastal First Nations says Eagle Spirit still a no-go

In reaction to this week’s Eagle Spirit announcement, Coastal First Nations says opposition to oil exports off the coast of BC remains as strong, if not stronger, than it’s ever been Art Sterritt, Executive Director of the alliance which represents First Nations on the North and Central Coast, calls the Calgary news conference misleading. Sterritt says he’s spoken with a ... Read More »

Eagle Spirit Energy says pipeline support growing

The proponent of a First Nations-backed oil pipeline proposal says support for the project is growing. Eagle Spirit Energy Chairman and President Calvin Helin held a news conference in Calgary this week alongside a number of BC First Nations leaders. Helin announced that Chief Dan George of the Burns Lake Band, Stellat’en Nation Chief Archie Patrick, Head Chief Art Mathews ... Read More »

NWCC and Student’s Union concerned about Adult Ed cuts

The Northwest Community College Student’s Union is worried about the impact of provincial cuts for Adult Basic Education. The BC government announced in December that it would stop funding the programs which provide high school courses at no charge. Student union Chair Steve Verblac says charging tuition for College and Career Prep courses at NWCC will put the college at ... Read More »

Wet weather for Northwest could mean trouble

Just as Terrace and Kitimat residents are getting back to normal after a huge dump of snow, Environment Canada warned of more wild weather Wednesday. Freezing rain and snowfall warnings were issued for inland sections of the North Coast this morning, although the freezing rain warning has since been lifted. Meteorologist Jennifer Hay says added moisture could cause problems for ... Read More »

Crash near Prince Rupert

Emergency crews are on scene at a crash just outside of Prince Rupert. Witnesses say a container truck went over an embankment along Highway 16 near the turnoff to the Grassy Bay Petro Canada station shortly after 11:30. Reports from the scene indicate the driver appears shaken up, but not seriously injured. There is a detour in place, but expect ... Read More »

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