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Campaign to reduce Aboriginal youth smoking tobacco underway

The First Nations Health Authority has started a campaign to get Aboriginal youth to butt out. Doctor Evan Adams says Aboriginal teen smoking rates are over two times that of other teens in the province. He says the campaign will get Aboriginal youth to make videos on why smoking is bad. He says officials are unable to pinpoint why smoking ... Read More »

RCMP appeal for information on a man who’s been missing for five years

RCMP are appealing to the public in locating a Bella Bella man who’s been missing for five years. Sergeant Jagdev Uppal says Maxwell William Brown was last seen in Klemtu on May 1, 2012. He’s described as Aboriginal, 5’10”, has a slender build and short black hair. Brown was born in July 1988 and had two visible tattoos on his ... Read More »

Petition opposing Site C dam given to Vancouver-area politicians

A 120,000 name petition opposing the Site C dam has been handed over to Vancouver-area politicians. Groups including Amnesty International Canada and Leadnow worked together to gather the signatures and post cards demanding a halt to the hydroelectric megaproject on the Peace River near Fort St. John. Organizers of the petition say the number of signatures proves there is widespread ... Read More »

Wind warning issued for Haida Gwaii

It will be a blustery start to the weekend for folks on Haida Gwaii. Environment Canada has issued a wind warning, saying gusts could top 110 km/h. A low pressure system is expected to bring strong winds to Haida Gwaii and residents along the North and Central coasts later today and will last through Saturday morning. Officials are asking residents ... Read More »

Advance polls opening this weekend

Advance polls for the provincial election will open this weekend. For the Skeena riding, polls will be open in Terrace, Kitimat, and New Aiyansh Saturday and Sunday and then again on May 5th and 6th. In the Stikine riding, voters can casts their ballots in Smithers over the weekend. Advance polls will also be open in Dease Lake, New Hazelton, ... Read More »

Terrace man faces numerous charges in Prince George

A Terrace man is facing a number of property crime charges in Prince George. Police say 50-year-old Phillip Thompson Cooper is responsible for a number of break and enters throughout the city. It’s alleged Cooper stole merchandise, cash and a vehicle from businesses and residences. Police caught up with Cooper on Tuesday and he was arrested at a residence on ... Read More »

Terrace Public Library bringing in 3D printer

The Terrace Public Library is in the process of bringing in a 3D printer. Head Librarian David Tremblay says staff are currently training on it and are working to ensure it will be available to the public. He says the library is always striving to bring in the latest technology so residents can learn and explore it as fast as ... Read More »

Stikine candidates take part in all candidates forum

Candidates vying to be MLA for the Stikine riding gathered in Smithers for an all candidates forum last night. BC Liberal Candidate Wanda Good, Christian Heritage Party Leader Rod Taylor, and incumbent BC NDP candidate Doug Donaldson spent just over two hours discussing issues like LNG, child welfare, and how to support northern communities. Good highlighted her party’s accomplishments and how ... Read More »

Prince Rupert now home to a Whale Trail

Prince Rupert is now home to a Whale Trail. The system of trails is designed to give visitors and residents a front row seat to the marine animals that live along the North Coast. The idea was first developed in Washington State, with the Vancouver Aquarium expanding the trails into B.C. Caitlin Birdsall is Vancouver Aquarium’s coordinator for their North ... Read More »

Smithers scraps plan to build an additional gathering place

Smithers council has scrapped a proposal to build a gathering place to take pressure off Bovill Square. The idea would have seen the town build a gathering area and shelter to try and reduce the number of intoxicated and possible trouble makers gathering in one spot. Mayor Taylor Bachrach says the idea was brought forward after people started seeing impacts ... Read More »