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Gitwinksihlkw gets letter of support from Terrace council for their tourism enhancement project

Gitwinksihlkw is getting support from Terrace in hopes to move forward with a tourism enhancement project. The project will see a welcome house built to provide a space for bathrooms, drinks, and food as well as upgrading and connecting their trail systems. Gitwinksihlkw CEO Phyllis Adams says it’s been an uphill battle as they try to secure funding from various ... Read More »

National inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls to hold first hearing in May

The long-awaited national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will hold its first hearing with families on May 29 in Whitehorse. Over the next two months, commissioners will hold a series of regional advisory meetings across the country to get input from survivors and families. The meetings mandated in the inquiry’s terms of reference will be held ... Read More »

Police looking for missing Kitimat woman

Update March 28th at 4:50 p.m.: RCMP say Kelly Clifton has been located. Mounties are looking for a missing woman in Kitimat. Police say 27-year-old Kelly Nancy Clifton was reported missing today. She’s described as Aboriginal, 5’5, weighs 117 pounds, has brown hair, and brown eyes. Officers, family and friends are concered for her safety. Anyone with information is asked ... Read More »

Court stayed group’s private prosecution of Mount Polley mine collapse

An advocacy group says a British Columbia provincial court has shelved a bid to have charges laid for environmental damage caused by a mining disaster in British Columbia’s Interior. MiningWatch Canada says its private prosecution against both the province and Mount Polley Mining Corp. for alleged violations of the Fisheries Act has been stayed. The group launched the case last ... Read More »

Heritage Park Museum looking to change constitution

Terrace’s Heritage Park Museum is looking to change their constitution. Curator Kelsey Wiebe says they’re looking to get rid of the city appointed directors on the board. Weibe says they were turned down for a grant because the organization felt they were tied too closely to the local governments. The museum believes the positions are redundant as they already report back ... Read More »

Vancouver Island communities get funding to upgrade Tsunami warning system

Residents in Port Refrew and Pacheedaht First Nation are getting half-a-million dollars for Tsunami preparation. The province says the money will go towards upgrading the sirens that can be activated remotely, and reach a further distance. Officials say the technology could also potentially warn before earthquake actually occurs, giving everyone a chance to head to a safer area. The $550,000 is ... Read More »

Northern Health updates their Indigenous health focused website

Northern Health has updated their Indigenous health focused website to ensure residents have easy access to resources. The goal was to ensure everyone can find the services closest to where they live that offer culturally safe services. They say the interactive map allows everyone see locations and contact information of Indigenous communities and health centres, Friendship Centres, and Métis Associations ... Read More »

Huu-ay-aht First Nation approves LNG development on traditional territory

A First Nation on Vancouver Island has approved a proposed liquefied natural gas export facility on its traditional territories. Members of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation voted 70% in favour of the development planned by Steelhead LNG at Sarita Bay, near Port Alberni. The First Nation says in a news release that it is the first in British Columbia to approve ... Read More »

Prince George Mounties investigate thieves targeting liquor stores

Mounties are looking for suspects targeting liquor stores in Prince George. RCMP say the most recent one happened Monday around 1:30 a.m on Cowart Road. Police say the thieves stoles a few hundred dollars worth of liquor and caused $150,000 in damage. The suspects are believed to be men and are both wearing hoodies and masks. One hoodie is dark, ... Read More »

MiningWatch Canada back in court pursuing charges in Mount Polley dam collapse

MiningWatch Canada says more than 25,000 people have endorsed a petition calling on Ottawa not to let those responsible for the biggest mine tailings breach in Canadian history off the hook. The petition was presented outside court today in Williams Lake, where the mining watchdog has been trying to proceed with a private prosecution against the province and the Mount ... Read More »