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Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc says no to mining project following their own environmental assessment

The Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation is saying no to a gold and copper mine. The nation says their environmental assessment shows potential impacts to species and sacred land in the Kamloops area is not worth the short term benefits. Ron Ignace is a chief councillor for one of the communities in the nation. He says it was important for their study ... Read More »

Quesnel River Bridge damaged in hit and run

The Quesnel River Bridge will be going through substantial repairs following a hit and run. RCMP say it happened on Friday when officers found 50 feet of railing and cement separating the sidewalk and southbound traffic was damaged with no vehicle in sight. Sergeant Chris Riddle says the bridge is structurally sound, but the repairs are expected to cost a ... Read More »

Dumping of snow expected for coastal sections of the North Coast and Haida Gwaii

A special weather statement has been issued for the coastal sections of the North and Central Coasts along with Haida Gwaii. Environment Canada says a low pressure system will approach Haida Gwaii and bring 2 to 4 cm of starting tonight and a further 2 to 4 cm on Tuesday is expected. The agency says later in the week, a ... Read More »

Haida Gwaii forestry project passes two year audit

The watchdog for forestry practices says a company on Haida Gwaii is meeting the regulations for forestry work. The B.C. Forest Practices Board audits companies carrying out forestry projects and ensuring the rules are being followed. The board says Husby Forest Products was under a standard audit for two years and were found to be complying with majority of the ... Read More »

Man suffers minor injuries in crash south of Terrace

A man suffered minor injuries in a crash south of Terrace this morning. RCMP say two pickups collided just after 9 a.m. on Highway 37 south of the airport. Constable Crystal Evelyn says the man who suffered the injuries was transported to hospital. She says there was some minor delays while crews were on scene. Evelyn says it was snowing heavily ... Read More »

Snowfall warning issued for North Coast – Inland Sections

A snowfall warning has been issued for inland sections of the North Coast. Environment Canada says Stewart has seen 26 cm of snow and is expected to see another 15 cm by tomorrow afternoon. Meanwhile in Terrace and Kitimat, the mild temperatures will see rain mix in the snow giving the area about 5 cm of snow. Flurries are expected to ... Read More »

Weather increases avalanche risk in the Northwest

Avalanche Canada is warning of dangerous conditions in the mountains in the Northwest. The agency says mountains in the coastal area are seeing a considerable to high risk of an avalanche. They say the fresh dumping of snow, warmer temperatures and higher winds are triggering the greater chance of an avalanche. As for the inland mountains, there’s a considerable to ... Read More »

Burns Lake hunter found safe after a lengthy time of not contacting family

There was some anxious moments for family members of a Burns Lake hunter. Police say a 72-year-old man was hunting northeast of Fort Babine when they got a call from his concerned family Tuesday after they didn’t hear from the hunter. He would usually called home twice a day. Smithers RCMP couldn’t contact the man on his satellite phone and ... Read More »

Police cracking down on distracted driving and seat belt use in Terrace

Police will be cracking down on distracted driving and seat belt use in Terrace. Terrace RCMP say they will be on the look out for people driving while using their cell phone or other devices. Mounties say distracted driving fines could cost motorists hundreds of dollars and up to 4 demerit points. They also note it could spike insurance rates. ... Read More »

Watson Island pulp mill decommission nearing completion

The cleanup of an old pulp mill on Watson Island near Prince Rupert is nearing completion. The work began in 2015 and was expected to take about two years to complete. Mayor Lee Brain says he’s pleased with the cleanup process so far. He says decommissioning the site will allow it to be re-purposed so Watson Island can once again ... Read More »