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Founding director of My Mountain Co-op passes away

A founding director of My Mountain Co-op at Shames Mountain has passed away at 58. Family members say Curtis Billey died last week doing what he loved–skiing with friends. Billey, who moved to Terrace in 1992 and became a partner at McAlpine Chartered Accountants, was involved in a number of community initiatives, including the Terrace Off Road Cycling Association (TORCA). ... Read More »

West Fraser gets good grades on Quesnel area audit

BC’s independent forestry watchdog says a recent audit of West Fraser Mills Ltd. operations near Quesnel found the company in compliance. The Forest Practices Board audited Tree Farm Licence 52 (TFL 52) which consists of one area east of Quesnel to Bowron Lakes Park and another area 40 km northwest of Quesnel along the Fraser River. “This is a large ... Read More »

Burns Lake under road dust advisory

The environment ministry has issued a road dust advisory for Burns Lake. High concentrations of coarse particulate are expected to hang around until there is some rain or dust suppression. Officials say the dust levels tend to be the highest around busy roads and industrial operations. People with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise near busy roads until ... Read More »

Williams Lake RCMP seize drugs and weapons during search

Williams Lake RCMP say they will continue to target people believed to be entrenched in the drug trade. Their latest effort was the search of a 3rd Avenue North home in Williams Lake Tuesday night. RCMP arrested seven people at the scene and seized suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and cash. Officers also found a taser and a replica handgun during ... Read More »

Benefits sharing on the agenda for meeting between Horgan and Northwest mayors

Resource benefits sharing in the Northwest was on the agenda as Premier John Horgan sat down with regional mayors in Kitimat Tuesday. Horgan says he planned to talk about some of the options available going forward as he met with members of the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance (RBA). But the Premier says in order for benefits to flow, there ... Read More »

Brain “shocked and saddened” by cutting of historic cherry blossom trees

Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain says he’s just as shocked and saddened by the cutting of some much-loved and historic cherry blossom trees in the city as anyone else. The trees were cut down Friday by crews contracted to do landscaping by the Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) at the DFO building property. Brain says the actions appear to ... Read More »

Quesnel RCMP investigating structure fire

Quesnel RCMP and the local fire department are investigating after an early morning fire Monday. Police and fire crews were called out at about 4:17 to the corner of Front Street and Bowron Avenue. Investigators say the structure was not occupied at the time of the fire. RCMP are asking anyone with information about the cause of the blaze or ... Read More »

PG RCMP make funny money arrests

RCMP have made arrests in connection with counterfeit currency reports plaguing Prince George. Mounties pulled over a vehicle last Thursday, March 22nd and arrested two of the five occupants for counterfeit related offences.  Police seized seventeen counterfeit US $5o bills during the investigation. The next day, RCMP searched a Bear Lake motel room north of the city and found more ... Read More »

BC funds post-secondary equipment upgrades

Northwest Community College and 14 other post-secondary schools will be getting some equipment upgrades. Premier John Horgan and advanced education minister Melanie Mark announced over $5.4 in funding to replace obsolete equipment and acquire the latest technology during a stop in Terrace Tuesday. Training equipment funded by the program ranges from a computer lab set for a digital media technology ... Read More »

MLA Rice says middle school replacement still on the agenda

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice says the Province still intends to replace Prince Rupert Middle School as soon as possible. The government has announced over $1.1 million for roofing, electrical, and boiler upgrades to the school as part of $198 million announced in annual school maintenance funding. The aging school, built in the 1960s, is rated as vulnerable to collapse in ... Read More »

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