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Wind warning issued for Haida Gwaii

Things could get very blustery across Haida Gwaii in the next couple of days. Environment Canada has issued a wind warning as a strong low pressure system approaches the islands from the west. Forecasters expect southeasterly winds to increase from 60 to 80 kilometres per hour early Wednesday with peaks of 80 to 100 kilometres an hour by afternoon and ... Read More »

Vehicle spotted in river near Terrace

Terrace RCMP were called out to Fisherman’s Park in Terrace this morning after a vehicle was spotted in the Kalum River. Video of the scene shows what appears to be a mid-size SUV or station wagon partially submerged in the water near the confluence of the Kalum and Skeena River. No other details are available. CFNR has contacted the Terrace ... Read More »

Federal funding announced for two northwest B.C. airports

The federal government has announced funding that will help improve a couple of northwest BC Airports. The Masset Municipal Airport is receiving over $157,000 to upgrade airside lighting, install wildlife fencing, and a buy a friction tester which reads runway conditions and advises pilots of what to expect. The Northwest Regional Airport in Terrace-Kitimat is getting over $3.6 million to ... Read More »

Prince Rupert Council results

Voters have decided which councillors will join Mayor Lee Brain who was acclaimed. The four incumbents in the running received the highest number of votes, led by Blair Mirau at 2221. Barry Cunningham received 2133, Gurvinder Randhawa 1841, and Wade Niesh picked up 1811. Newcomers Nick Adey with 1535 and Reid Skelton-Morven with 1342 votes rounded out the final two ... Read More »

Masset’s new Mayor will be Barry Pages

Barry Pages will be the next mayor of the Village of Masset. Pages picked up 160 votes, compared to Margo Hearne’s 97. Elected to council were Terry Carty, Regina Williams, Bret Johnston, and Robert Morton.   Read More »

New mayor for Village of Queen Charlotte

It will be a mix of old a new for the Village of Queen Charlotte. Incumbent mayor Greg Martin lost to challenger Kris Olsen who garnered 67% of the votes. Lisa Pineault and Jesse Embree, both new to council, picked up the highest and second highest number of votes respectively. Incumbents Devin Rachar and Richard Decembrini will round out the four-member ... Read More »

Terrace Council vote results

While Carol Leclerc was acclaimed as mayor, there was a race for city council. Incumbent Sean Bujtas received the most votes, followed by James Cordeiro, Lynne Christiansen.  Newcomer Evan Ramsay received the 4th highest tally, followed by incumbent Brian Downie, and Jessica McCallum-Miller. Read More »

Port Edward elects new mayor

Knut Bjorndal will be the next mayor of Port Edward. Bjorndal beat out incumbent Dave MacDonald by just ten votes (113-103).  Challenger Doug Larsen picked up 20 votes in his bid for the mayor’s chair. Returning to council are Dan Franzen, James Brown, and Christine MacKenzie. Murray Kristoff, who served prior to 2014, was also elected.   Read More »

Beverley Playfair the next mayor of Fort St. James

Beverley Playfair beat out two other candidates in the race for mayor of the District of Fort St. James. Playfair picked up about 53% of the vote, compared with challengers Brenda Gouglas who got 26.5% of the vote, and Russel Gingrich at about 20%. Incumbent Judith Greenaway will be the only returning council member. She will be joined by Paul Stent, Corey Gingrich, ... Read More »

Taylor Bachrach re-elected as Smithers mayor

Taylor Bachrach will get another term as mayor of the Town of Smithers. Bachrach received 1137 votes compared to challenger Randy Bell’s 639. Newcomer Casda Thomas got the most votes for a council seat, followed by incumbents Frank Wray and Gladys Atrill, Lorne Benson who served prior to 2015, incumbent Greg Brown, and new face John Buikema.   Read More »

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