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Black Diamond picked for pipeline contract related to LNG Canada project

A Calgary-based firm has been awarded a multi-million dollar work camp contract related to the proposed LNG Canada development. Black Diamond Group says the $42.5 million dollar deal will see it provide remote workforce accomodations for construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project. The company says it has partnered with the West Moberly First Nations to secure a 908-bed camp ... Read More »

Haisla hip-hop group shortlisted for Polaris Prize

A Haisla hip-hop duo have been nominated for a prestigious music award. The Snotty Nose Rez Kids are one of ten recording artists named to the 2018 Polaris Prize short list for their release “The Average Savage”. The Polaris Prize awards $50,000 for the Canadian Album of the Year,” judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record ... Read More »

Stewart RCMP arrest Terrace man after drugs, gun seized

A 44-year-old Terrace man is facing charges after RCMP searched a home in Stewart last week. Police turned up cocaine, suspected methamphetamine, pot, a gun, and some cash at the residence. RCMP say the man is facing possible drug and weapons charges. He’s expected to appear in court November 22nd. Read More »

Severe thunderstorm watch for Bulkley Valley/Lakes/Prince George

An expected change in the weather could lead to more wildfire starts across the Northwest. Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Bulkley Valley and Lakes districts along with Prince George. Forecasters say conditions are ripe for intense lightning, strong wind, large hail, and heavy rain. Read More »

Wildfire breaks out near Vanderhoof

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a fire in the central interior. Officials say crews and aircraft are tackling a 70 hectare blaze by Gordon Lake, approximately 30 kilometres northeast of Vanderhoof. Smoke may be visible from the surrounding area. There’s no word on what may have caused the fire. Read More »

Police investigating church fire west of Williams Lake

RCMP are investigating a church fire in a First Nation community west of Williams Lake. Police say the Cotton Ranch church on the Tl’esqox (Toosey) First Nation community was partially burned to the ground early Saturday. RCMP say several community members tried to put out the flames, but were not successful. There were no injuries, but investigators want to hear ... Read More »

Wildfire near Cedarvale under control

The BC Wildfire Service says a blaze burning east of Terrace is now under control. The 12 hectare fire broke out over the weekend near the Cedarvale-Kitwanga back road on the north side of the Skeena River. There are 18 personnel, two water tenders, and a helicopter on site today (Monday). The Northwest Fire Centre says the wildfire appears to ... Read More »

Indigenous land defender arrested in North Thompson Provincial Park

A woman was arrested at a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia’s North Thompson Provincial Park Saturday morning. Kanahus Manuel, a spokesperson for the activist group Tiny House Warriors, was arrested by the RCMP after defying an evacuation order from the BC Parks service delivered on Thursday. In a post on the Tiny House Warriors Facebook group from Wednesday, ... Read More »

Wildfire breaks out near Cedarvale

The BC Wildfire Service says a fire has broken out west of Cedarvale. The blaze, estimated at 6 hectares, was discovered Saturday, but few other details are available. The wildfire is believed to human caused. Read More »

Fund unveiled to help BC First Nations advance authority over lands, water, resources

A non-profit dedicated to strengthening BC First Nations has launched a new funding program. New Releationship Trust’s 500-thousand dollar Nation Governance Initiative will fund projects to help First Nations advance authority and jurisdiction over their lands, waters, resources, citizens, and services. NRT says the fund will help complete Nation-building and self-determination projects that involve research, exploration, and practice of First ... Read More »

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