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Are you missing a boat?

Kitimat RCMP are trying to track down the owner of a boat found earlier this spring. Police say the green Water Master Kodiak Raft was found April 16th at the Kitimat River and Nalabeelah Creek. Mounties say there were a number of items inside that will need to be identified when the owner comes forward to claim it. Contact Kitimat ... Read More »

Crash sparks wildfire north of Williams Lake

RCMP believe driver fatigue is behind a fiery crash north of Williams Lake Saturday afternoon. Emergency crews were called out to Lyne Creek Road and Highway 97 at 12:44 after a southbound vehicle left the road, rolled down an embankment, and hit a power pole. The collision knocked down power lines, sparking a fire that consumed the vehicle and then ... Read More »

Small quake recorded west of Haida Gwaii

Earthquakes Canada says a small earthquake was recorded off the BC coast Saturday afternoon. Officials say the magnitude 4.2 quake struck 94 kilometres west of Masset at approximately 3:30 local time. The agency says the rumbling was “lightly felt” in both Masset and the Village of Queen Charlotte. There were no reports of damage and none would be expected. The ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP arrest man after person hit with a vehicle

Terrace RCMP have one man in custody while another man is in a Vancouver hospital following an incident in Thornhill Thursday night. Police were called to a report of a man shot outside Thornhill Street business shortly after 7:30. Mounties found a man bleeding in the parking lot, but determined that he’d been hit by a vehicle and not shot. ... Read More »

Skeena First Nations urging DFO to change Chinook management plan

First Nations along the Skeena River worry that the DFO plan to protect Chinook stocks won’t provide enough salmon for their food fishery and threatens the future of the species. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced curtailments of the North Coast sport and commercial marine fisheries by 25-35 percent which took effect June 1. The North Coast Skeena First ... Read More »

PETRONAS to join LNG Canada project

Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas, which scrapped its multi-billion dollar Pacific NorthWest LNG project on the north coast last year, has announced plans to hook up with the LNG Canada project in Kitimat. A news release from Petronas says one of its wholly-owned entities, North Montney LNG Limited, has signed an agreement for an equity position in LNG Canada, the ... Read More »

DFO announces further Chinook Salmon reductions

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced further measures aimed at conserving and rebuilding Chinook salmon stocks. With dismal returns expected this season, DFO has announced a 25-35% reduction in commercial and recreational tidal fisheries for Northern and Southern BC Chinook. For northern commercial fisheries, the Area F troll opening has been delayed until July 10 along with boundary ... Read More »

BC Bus North service starts Monday, but you’ll need a credit card

BC’s new northern bus service to fill the gap left by Greyhound starts Monday. The first scheduled departure on the Northwest run will leave Prince George Thursday at 8 a.m. and arrive in Prince Rupert at 7:50 that evening.  A full breakdown of the schedules is available here. BC Transit Interim president and CEO Erinn Pinkerton says the BC Bus ... Read More »

BC Liberals call for long-term northern transit solution

The BC Liberals say the province’s new bus service for rural and northern BC is a good first step. But the party’s northern MLAs worry that a more long term solution remains uncertain. Skeena MLA Ellis Ross is concerned that BC Bus North wil only accept credit cards for payment, which could be a problem for low income residents that ... Read More »

Province launches long-haul northern BC bus service

The BC government is launching a new long-haul bus service to replace discontinued Greyhound routes in northern BC. BC Bus North launches June 4th with two round trips a week between Prince Rupert and Prince George, Prince George and Valemount, and Prince George and Fort St. John. Transportation Minister Claire Travena says the service will be a one-year pilot with ... Read More »

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